Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dreamfoil Creations Robinson R22 - CheckList Book Video

Dreamfoil Creations has posted a short video of the checklist book in the upcoming Robinson R22 for X-Plane.

VertigoStudios Grumman TBF Avenger Expansion Paint Pack

VertigoStudios has released the Expansion Paint Pack and Paint Kit to the Grumman TBF Avenger for FSX.

Nemerth Designs MD 500 Defender FDE Update Available

Scott a.k.a. nightsta1ker has released FDE update 2 to the Nemerth Designs MD 500 Defender for FSX.

•Fixed ballooning with full down collective, can now perform quick-stops and steep descents without needing to slow down below ETL. 

 Descent rates up to 1500 FPM.
•Improved RRPM behavior, can now perform autorotations to the ground in a normal fashion including termination to the ground with zero airspeed,

 hovering autorotations are now possible. Descent rates up to 2000 FPM.
•Torque induced yaw effect, pilot needs to apply left pedal to counter torque in the hover. Forward airspeed makes tail rotor more efficient 

 so right pedal is required at cruise.
•More sensitive control feel. The MD-500 is a very responsive helicopter, I tweaked the sensitivity so that it is more responsive to the touch.
The overall effect is that we now have a brand new helicopter. This thing flies nothing like the default Defender and is much more realistic. 

 Designed and tested by real helicopter pilots. First release got very good reviews with the HC community, 
 second release (available above) is even better in my opinion.

TSS Airbus 340 CFM HD Sound Package for FSX Preview Video

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has posted another preview video from the Airbus 340 CFM HD Sound Package for FSX.

FSDreamTeam Los Angeles Intl. Airport (KLAX) for FSX Released

FSDreamTeam has released the long-awaited Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX) for FSX.

Fully customized ground and runways in high resolution.
NEW Volumetric prerendered Lights, Shadows and Ambient Occlusions without any fps impact.
NEW Ground Shaders technology with 100% "Pure FSX" code.
NEW Bump mapping and Specular mapping on ground, DirectX10 Compatibile!
Animated custom ground vehicles.
Animated lighted pylons for the LAX Kinetic Light Installation
Elevated taxiways bridges, fully compatible with AI airplanes.
Fully 3d taxiways lighting, custom runway lights and PAPIs.
Special runway lights, including FAROS, RWSL, THL and REL.
Intensive use of LOD techniques in order to offer the best possible performances.
High resolution building textures.
123 Jetways animated with inverse-kinematics in FSX.
NEW YouControl™ feature: custom airport actions with easy on-screen menu to trigger animations, events,etc ( FSX only ).

Drzewiecki Design Polish Airports Vol.3 Announced

Drzewiecki Design has announced development of Polish Airports Vol.3 for FSX and FS2004.

Included Airports:
EPWR Strachowice Airport
EPPO Poznań Ławica Airport
EPBY Bydgoszcz Szwederowo Airport

Freeware HD Moon Textures V3.0 for FSX

Marco Fischbach has released version 3.0 of the freeware HD Moon Textures for FSX.  AVSIM  -

Friday, September 16, 2011

Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane Livery Preview 7

Ramzzess has posted more livery previews from the Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane in the Forums.

Carenado Cessna C337 Skymaster - Now at SimMarket

The Carenado Cessna C337 Skymaster for FSX is now available to purchase at SimMarket.

More MilViz F-15E Strike Eagle Livery Preview Pictures

More livery preview pictures have been posted from the upcoming MilViz F-15E Strike Eagle for FSX.

McPhat PMDG Boeing 747 World Airliners 2 Released

McPhat Studios has released World Airliners 2 High Definition Textures (HDT) for the PMDG Boeing 747-400.

Air New Zealand
Air France

IRIS Alenia EC-27J Spartan Preview Image

IRIS Flight Simulation Software has posted a preview image of the upcoming Alenia EC-27J Spartan for FSX.

Orbx PNW Anacortes Airport (74S) Random Image

Orbx has posted another random image from the upcoming Anacortes Airport (74S) for FSX.

Orbx Essendon Airport (YMEN) Night Screenshots

Orbx has posted several night screenshots from the upcoming Essendon Airport (YMEN) for FSX.

feelThere 30% Discount Autumn Sale

feelThere is offering a 30% discount on selected items during the Autumn Sale. Valid until September 18th 2011.

More Aerosoft OV-10 Bronco W.I.P. Pictures

Aerosoft has posted more development pictures from the Rockwell OV-10 Bronco for FSX.

Aerosoft "Rise of Flight" 25% Discount

Aerosoft is offering a 25% discount on the WWI Flight Simulator “Rise Of Flight".

Freeware Polk County Airport (4A4) for FSX

Alf Denham has released the freeware Cornelius-Moore (Polk County) Airport (4A4) for FSX.
Available to download at   -   AVSIM   -   Simviation.

Freeware Cat Bi Intl. Airport (VVCI) for FS2004

Hai Trieu Pham Lam has released the freeware Cat Bi International Airport (VVCI) for FS2004. Download at AVSIM.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Let L-410 Turbolet for X-Plane - Prop Animation Video

The Let L-410 Turbolet project for X-Plane custom prop animations video can be viewed at YouTube.

X-Plane Flight School - X-IFR 6 - The ILS

X-Plane Flight School has added the lesson X-IFR 6 - The ILS in the Forums.

More VertigoStudios de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Renders

VertigoStudios has posted more development renders from the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito for FSX.

Computer Pilot - September/October 2011

Computer Pilot - Volume 15 Issue 5 - September/October 2011 is now available as PDF at SimMarket.

First McPhat Studios ATR 72-500 Nighttime Cockpit Preview

McPhat Studios has posted the first nighttime cockpit preview picture from the ATR 72-500 for X-Plane.

New TSS Airbus 340 CFM HD Sound Package Preview Video

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has posted another preview video from the upcoming Airbus 340 CFM HD Sound Package.

CaptainSim Boeing 737-200 Expansion Released

CaptainSim has released the Boeing 737-200 expansion for FSX. More information at the CS Website.

Key Features:
• Captain Sim quality and realism
• Supports all features of the 737-100 base pack
• 4X** high resolution textures of six popular liveries
• Hundreds of realistic animations
• Animation control panel
• 3D transparent windows
• Passengers
• Stewardess model (various airline uniforms)
• Wing flex
• Wing vortices
• Self-shade
• Pre-saved views
• Repaint Kit
• Exclusive effects
• DirectX 9/10 compatible

New Aerosoft PZL-104 Wilga Preview Pictures

Aerosoft has posted new preview pictures from the upcoming PZL-104 Wilga for FSX.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Leading Edge Simulations Douglas DC-3 Dev Renders

Leading Edge Simulations has posted more development renders from the Douglas DC-3 for X-Plane.

LaGuardia Airport (KLGA) for X-Plane Now Available

New York LaGuardia Airport (KLGA) for X-Plane is now available to purchase at the Store.

KLGA Scenery features
Accurate runways

4-22 and 13-31. Each is 7,000 feet long by 150 feet wide
All Terminals
Central Terminal Building
US Airways Terminal
Delta Air Lines Terminal
Marine Air Terminal/Terminal A
All gates
can accommodate up to 76 aircraft gates
Night and day textures
Many static objects

McPhat Studios PMDG 737 NGX HDT Wing Screenshot

McPhat Studios has posted an wing comparison screenshot from the upcoming PMDG 737 NGX High Definition Textures.

FSDreamTeam Los Angeles (KLAX) Promo Video

FSDreamTeam has posted a promotional video from Los Angeles Intl. Airport (KLAX) for FSX and FS2004.

Cera Simaircraft Bell 222 for FSX Released

Cera Simaircraft has released the Bell 222 for FSX. More information and purchase at SimMarket.

2 models EMS and Passenger transport.
Realistic flight dynamics.
Original Stereo Sound.
Fully clickable 3D Virtual Cockpit.
3D gauges.
HD quality exterior textures (2048 x 2048).
Additional animations.
Windows (Pilot – Copilot).
Engine inlet and exhaust covers.
Pitot covers.
Ground power unit.
Landing gear locks.
Nose compartment door.
Engines cowling.
Baggage door.
Main and tail rotors fully animated.
High detail 3D model in the interior and exterior.
Lights: Navigation lights, landing and taxi lights.
9 liveries.
Paint kit.

Khamsin T-28C Trojan for X-Plane Version 1.2 Preview Video

Khamsin has posted a preview video from version 1.2 of the North American T-28C Trojan for X-Plane.

Microsoft Flight Cloud Blending Preview Article

The Microsoft Flight Team has posted an article on cloud blending in the upcoming simulator at the Flight Website.

Aerosoft Corfu X (LGKR) for FSX Released

Aerosoft has released the long-awaited Corfu X (LGKR) scenery for FSX. Available at Aerosoft or SimMarket.

Photo real texture (0.5-1.0m resolution) for whole Corfu Island
Custom terrain mesh for the whole island
Photo-realistic Scenery covering the main and the old town and both ends of the approach path.
Fully custom 3D airport with all structures
Custom HD ground textures with full FSX material properties (specular shine/water reflection) at airport
Realistic approach lighting system
Detailed rendition of Corfu’s famous landmarks on approach routes
Advanced animations at the airport (flag/vehicle animations etc.)
Detailed representation of old town and harbour
3D re-construction of the main ship port and rocky shores of the old town
Very high framerates
Extensive manual (available before purchase)
Simple tool to configure the scenery

A2A Simulations Lockheed F-104 Starfighter W.I.P. Screenshots

Several new screenshots of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter have been posted at the A2A Simulations Facebook Page.

Freeware Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport (CYPA) for FS2004

Gregory Putz has released the freeware Prince Albert (Glass Field) Airport (CYPA) for FS2004. Download at AVSIM.

Freeware Lugano Airport (LSZA) for X-Plane

The freeware Lugano Airport (LSZA) for X-Plane is now available to download at

Freeware Achaia Photo Scenery for FSX

Angelo Tassoglou has released his freeware Achaia photo scenery for FSX. Download at AVSIM.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Microsoft Flight September 2011 Preview Screenshots

The Microsoft Flight Team has posted new screenshots from the upcoming simulator at the Microsoft Flight Website.

Beriev Be-200 for X-Plane - New Cockpit and Exterior Renders

New cockpit and exterior preview renders have been posted from the Beriev Be-200 project for X-Plane.

New Beechcraft 2000 Starship for X-Plane Preview Renders

New preview renders have been posted from the upcoming Beechcraft 2000 Starship for X-Plane.

Canadian Rockies for X-Plane by Tom Curtis Updated to V1.30

The Canadian Rockies scenery for X-Plane by Tom Curtis has been updated to version 1.30. Available at

This update adds 9 new airports to Canadian Rockies plus 2 new airports that are still under construction. (for a total of 80 airports) 
Here is a list of the new airports
Dawson Creek: CYDQ - GA/Commercial

Fort St John: CYXJ - GA/Commercial
Kamloops: CYKA - GA/Commercial
Mackenzie: CYZY - GA/Commercial
Ospika: CBA9 - Small GA/SPB
Fort Graham: CBW9 - Small GA/SPB
Ingenica: CAP6 - Small GA Seannell: CR70 - Small GA
Tsay Key Dene: CBN9 - Small GA
Prince George: CYSJ - Under construction
Grand Prairie: CYQU - Under construction
In addition to these new airports this update adds the following new features:
-RealFlag - Adds new flags that flutter in the wind to many of the airports

-I have begun updating the quality of many of the static aircraft located around the airports. 

 Thes aircraft have highher resolution textures and cast shadows on the ramp.
-I wasn't satisfied with the default textures X-Plane uses in areas that are designated "semi-arid" land class. 

 It looked too brown for my personal taste so I have included a library file that modifies these textures to make them a little more green.