Saturday, January 7, 2012

Another TSS Boeing 737 CFM56-7B HD Sound Package Preview

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) posted another preview video from the upcoming Boeing 737 CFM56-7B HD Sound Package.

FlightGear Development Snapshot V20120105 Available

FlightGear Development Snapshot V20120105 is now available to download at the FlightGear Website.

Free Propliner Flyer Magazine - Issue 1 Available

Johan Dees from California Classic Propliners has released Issue 1 of the free Propliner Flyer Magazine. Direct Download

New FlightSim Development Group Djerba X (DTTJ) Screenshots

The FlightSim Development Group has posted new development screenshots from Djerba–Zarzis Intl. Airport (DTTJ).

Active Sky 2012 Interim Update Beta Build 8347 Available

HiFi Technologies has released Active Sky 2012 Interim Update Beta Build 8347 for FSX. Available Here

Revision Log B4387:
- Fixed problem related to Cirrus handling that could result in excessive cloud clearing/shifting as well as temperature and pressure depiction issues
- Fixed problem where an Airport (vs. weather station) would fail to bring up proper interpolation station information in the Wx Report screen
- Fixed problem with certain Sky Night textures that would cause an unwanted bright area of sky in some cases
- XGauge: Made MET and DST textual weather information background color darker and more opaque for easier readability 
  with brighter background colors (XGauge must be updated by running XGauge Installation Wizard’s file copy and access check)
- Changed Airplane Icon in Map/XGauge view for better visibility
- Fixed problem in Wx Edit screen where entering fractional visibility in the METAR string, 
  parsing and then applying would result in an unhandled exception
- Added support for fractional visibility entry (i.e. 0.25 or ¼) in the Visibility text field of the Wx Edit screen
- Fixed problem where right-clicking the MAP screen with no flight plan loaded would result in an unhandled exception 
  (now an informational message is shown asking the user to first load a plan with departure and destination specified before adding waypoints)
- Corrected Latitude/Longitude/Elevation of FALE station in the default-supplied database
- Fixed problem with Cirrus_Overcast03 texture being improperly handled when creating or installing Snapshots in some cases
- Fixed problem with Cirrus_Overcast03 texture failing to properly build in some cases 
  which may result in black/gray rectangles being depicted instead of proper cirrus cloud sprites
- Fixed problem where certain water textures may fail to copy/install in some cases
- Fixed problem where machine code generation could fail in some isolated cases causing unnecessary reactivations on a single system
- Various documentation edits to further explain or better clarify certain elements
- Fixed problem in Wx Edit screen where deleting the only cloud layer or last cloud layer could result in an unhandled exception
- Improved DWC very high-altitude aloft temperature handling (between 50K and 90k ft) to avoid unrealistically-low temperatures
- Fixed UI Screen Size problem that affected some users, causing the UI to be “cut off” and partially inaccessible

A2A Simulations Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Released

A2A Simulations has released the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk with Accu-Sim for FSX.  Product Page - SimMarket

The Wings of POWER 3: P-40 MkI/II FEATURES:
- Rugged, fast, and maneuverable.
- As with every A2A aircraft, it is gorgeously constructed, inside and out, down to the last rivet.
- Designed and built to be flown "By The Book".
- Custom Cockpit Systems and Gauges.
- Visual Real-Time Load Manager, with the ability to load fuel and stores in real-time.
- Naturally animated pilot.
- 3D Lights 'M' (built directly into the model) with under-wing landing light than can be turned on, 

  deployed, and retracted and fully functional recognition lights.
- Pure3D Instrumentation now with natural 3D appearance with exceptional performance.
- Sound engineered by A2A sound professionals.
- Oil pressure system models oil viscosity (oil thickness).
- Authentically modeled pneumatic system.
- In cockpit pilot's map for handy in-flight navigation.
- Auto-Mixture that actually performs as intended. Now you can set for “auto-rich” or "auto-lean" and the aircraft fuel-to-air ratio 
  will be automatically determined and set by the carburetor based upon various factors, such as altitude.
- Five different models, P-40B, P-40C, AVG model, RAF Tomahawk, and Russian Tomahawk.
- Internal Supercharger modeled with accurate behavior.
- Fuel delivery system simulated.
- All models include A2A specialized materials with authentic metal.
- Pilot's Notes pop-up 2D panel keeps important information easily available.

Friday, January 6, 2012

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First Oakland Metropolitan Airport (KOAK) for X-Plane Previews

Tom Curtis has posted the first previews from the upcoming Oakland Metropolitan Airport (KOAK) scenery for X-Plane.

Taxi2Gate Havana José Martí Intl. Airport (MUHA) for FSX Released

Taxi2Gate has released the FSX version of Havana José Martí International Airport (MUHA). Now available at SimMarket.

- Carefully detailed 3d objects
- Full detail Buildings
- Realistic Ground Markings
- Numerous static objects
- Dinamyc objects
- Fencing
- Realistic ground textures
- Night ilumination
- 3D Grass

CLS Airbus A330 Expansion Pack Patch Available

Commercial Level Simulations (CLS) has patched the Airbus A330 Expansion Pack for FSX and FS2004.

Fixes include:
- fixed missing sounds
- fixed missing lights
- fixed black panels/missing textures
- fixed logo light
- 2D panel landing light fix

Blueprint Simulations Orlando Intl. Airport (KMCO) V1.4 Upgrade

Blueprint Simulations has released the Orlando Intl. Airport (KMCO) V1.4 Upgrade for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Blue Sky Scenery - Porterville (KPTV), Delano (KDLO)

Blue Sky Scenery has released the freeware Porterville (KPTV), Delano (KDLO) photo scenery for FSX and FS2004.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane - Cockpit Panel Preview

SoulMade Simulations has posted new cockpit panel previews from the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane.

The Airport Guys Myrtle Beach Intl. Airport (KMYR) - More Previews

The Airport Guys have posted more preview pictures from Myrtle Beach International Airport (KMYR) for FSX.

de Havilland DH 106 Comet for X-Plane - Testing Update

DH-Aircraft has posted an update on the development of the upcoming de Havilland DH 106 Comet for X-Plane.

New Carenado Piper P46T Malibu Preview Screenshots

Carenado has added more preview screenshots from the soon to be released Piper P46T Malibu for FSX.

More A2A Simulations Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Previews

A2A Simulations has posted more preview screenshots from the upcoming Accu-Sim Curtiss P-40 Warhawk for FSX.

Freeware Presidente Castro Pinto Intl. Airport (SBJP) for FS2004

Rodrigo Eduardo has released the freeware Presidente Castro Pinto Intl. Airport (SBJP) for FS2004. AVSIM

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More Ramzzess Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane Previews

Ramzzess has posted more preview pictures from the upcoming Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane.

New TropicalSim Washington National Airport (KDCA) Previews

TropicalSim has posted new preview screenshots from Washington National Airport (KDCA) for FSX and FS2004.

X-Rotors AgustaWestland AW139 for X-Plane 10 at SimMarket

The X-Rotors AgustaWestland AW139 for X-Plane 10 is now available to purchase at SimMarket.

- Superior 3D model with realistic shiny textures and high/low speed rotors
- Low number of polygons to reduce calculations and get the highest frame rate
- Photoreal panels (main, interseat and overhead)
- Tons of animated details like doors, switches, wipers and even seatbelt and no smoking signs
- IFR capable, autopilot, full NAVCOM radios, keypad transponder, FMS computer, hydraulic circuit control
- Extremely accurate flight model to feel in your hands the medium-weight of the machine
- Tested and approved by real Era Helicopters AW139 pilot
- Fictional 102% switch on the collective lever to perfectly follow a real AW139 check-list
- Sampled AW139 cabin and outside sounds to get the same feeling of the real aircraft
- Claimed by everyone as a real amazing machine for X-Plane!

Lockheed Martin F-35C Preview Pictures

Dino Cattaneo has posted first preview pictures from the Lockheed Martin F-35C currently under development.

Eaglesoft Development Group - New Year's 2012 Discount

Eaglesoft Development Group is offering 10% off with use of the New Year's 2012 Discount Coupon. Expires Jan 31st 2012.

Free Global Aviation Magazine Issue 4 Available

The free Global Aviation Magazine Issue 4 is now available to view and download at the GAM Website.

Skysoft Simulation - Lhasa Gonggar Airport (ZULS) Announced

Skysoft Simulation has announced development of Lhasa Gonggar Airport (ZULS). To be released January 2012.

FSD - 20% Off Everything Sale

FlightSim Developers (FSD) is currently offering 20% off on everything. Valid through January 15th 2012.

New Microsoft Flight Preview Screenshots and Video

The Microsoft Flight Team has posted new preview screenshots and another video from the upcoming simulator.

Microsft Flight January 4th 2012 Press Release

January 4th, 2012 – Microsoft Flight Takes to the Skies

Today, Microsoft Studios premiered Microsoft Flight, a PC game that lets players jump into the challenge, fun, and freedom of flight. Microsoft Flight will be available as a free download this spring, giving players the freedom to fly the skies over the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii, complete a variety of exciting missions, test their skills in flying challenges, or find hidden aerocaches on the island.

In Microsoft Flight, players view the world from above in a visually stunning and realistic representation of the earth, complete with region-specific weather patterns, foliage, terrain and landmarks. Players can choose to take the helm using highly rendered, accurate cockpits and authentic piloting procedures, or simply use their mouse and keyboard to control the plane in an exterior view. More experienced players can tailor the flight controls to match their skill level, making Microsoft Flight easy for beginners while still challenging for the most accomplished PC pilots.

“Many people dream of flying, but few have the chance to experience the fun of exploring the world from above. Microsoft Flight provides players the opportunity to explore that curiosity and interest,” said Joshua Howard, executive producer of Microsoft Flight. “Aviation can be incredibly technical, but we’ve taken great care to build an experience that makes taking to the skies thrilling and accessible for everyone.”

Start Exploring For Free

After downloading Microsoft Flight for free, players can jump into hours of exciting gameplay on the Big Island of Hawaii.

In addition, players who sign in to their Games for Windows – LIVE account automatically receive additional free content, including the legendary Boeing Stearman plane, supplementary missions, and access to Achievements and an Online Pilot Profile. Those looking to deepen their experience can purchase and download additional content that adds new aircraft, regions and customization options. The frequently released new content for Microsoft Flight includes daily aerocache challenges and updates that make every flight unique and fun.

Be the First to Fly the Definitive Light Sport Aircraft ICON A5

Microsoft Studios worked with the personal airplane manufacturing team at ICON Aircraft to give aviation fans the exclusive opportunity to fly the all-new ICON A5 before real-world production starts at the end of 2012. Designed by the world-class aeronautical engineers behind the Voyager spaceship, X-Prize winning SpaceShipOne, and Virgin Galatic’s SpaceShipTwo, the ICON A5 is the “jet ski for the skies,” a high-wing amphibious monoplane with a carbon fiber airframe and a comfortable, automobile-inspired cockpit with space for two. The ICON A5 will be the first aircraft available to players for free in Microsoft Flight.

“ICON Aircraft and Microsoft Flight both share the goal of making the fun of flying accessible to everyone who’s ever dreamed about it. ICON does this by fusing world-class product design with the very best engineering, and Microsoft by combining the excitement of a great gaming experience with the authenticity of a top notch flight simulator,” said ICON Aircraft CEO Kirk Hawkins.

Be the First to Experience Microsoft Flight

Today the team behind Microsoft Flight released an exclusive video that features all-new footage of Microsoft Flight. To view it, click on the 'Video' tab.

Additionally, sign-ups for beta are still open! Be among the first to try Microsoft Flight by applying for the closed beta at:

The voyage continues at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas from January 10 – 13. Those that attend will have the chance to play Microsoft Flight before it releases this spring at the Microsoft booth, located in the Central Hall.

Freeware Vendays-Montalivet Aerodrome (LFIV) for X-Plane

The freeware Vendays-Montalivet Aerodrome (LFIV) for X-Plane is now available to download at the XPFR Website.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Khamsin de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk W.I.P. Picture

Khamsin Studio has posted another preview picture from the de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk project for X-Plane.

Dawson Designs AgustaWestland AW101 for X-Plane Announced

Dawson Designs has announced development of the AgustaWestland AW101 'Merlin' Mk3 for X-Plane 9 & 10.

Another Thai Creation Kathmandu Airport (VNKT) Screenshot

Thai Creation has posted more screenshots from the upcoming Kathmandu Tribhuvan Intl. Airport (VNKT) for FS2004.

Thierry Massieux - Airports of Vienne for FSX

Thierry Massieux has released the Airports of Vienne scenery for FSX. Now available to purchase at SimMarket.

Included Airports:
- Poitiers LFBI, Chauvigny LFDW, Couhé LFDV, Chatellerault LFCA and Loudun LFDL
- Photoreal buildings made with pictures taken on the airbase itself, including night textures.
- Hand placed vegetation autogen, buildings, taxiways and aprons to match reality around the airports.
- Static aircrafts
- FPS Friendly Scenery.
- Numerous Goodies for maximum flight enjoyment and pleasure

FSBreak 104: Tim and Reed of Real Environment Extreme

FSBreak Episode 104 with Tim and Reed of Real Environment Extreme is now available at the FSBreak Website.

Outerra Terrain Engine - Interview at has posted an interview with the developers of the Outerra Terrain Engine. Read Interview Here

McPhat Studios Freeware AAL Astrojet HDT Released

McPhat Studios has released the freeware PMDG 737NGX AAL Astrojet HDTextures. Unlock key in this video.

Lionheart Creations Avelina for FS2004 Released

Lionheart Creations has released the Avelina for FS2004 (FSX version to follow soon). Details at the LHC Website.

LatinVFR Key West (KEYW) and Las Américas (MDSD) Updates

LatinVFR has released updates to both Key West Intl. Airport (KEYW) and Las Américas Intl. Airport (MDSD).

KEYW Version 1.2 Changelog:

- Correction of the ATIS frequency and departure frequency
- Some texture corrections.
FSX Only:
- Correction of ground sinking of aircraft.
- separating the static aircraft from other scenery objects

MDSD Version 1.11 Changelog:
- Corrections of new taxiway denominations that are new in the airfield

FSGenesis Everything 25% Off Sale

FSGenesis is offering 25% off everything at the FSGenesis Online Store.

Carenado Piper P46T Malibu Lighting System Previews

Carenado has posted previews of the lighting system on the soon to be released Piper P46T Malibu for FSX.

Freeware Villerupt-Errouville Aerodrome (LFAW) for FSX

Alexandre Remy has released the freeware Villerupt-Errouville Aerodrome (LFAW) for FSX. Download at AVSIM.

Freeware Airbus A400M for FSX

Patrick Le Luyer has released the freeware Airbus A400M for FSX. Now available to download at Rikoooo.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Oryx Simulation Revised Development Roadmap

Oryx Simulation Software has posted the revised development roadmap for Q1 of 2012.

January 2012
- Eindhoven (Early January)
- Arabian Airports X: Bahrain
- Groningen-Eelde
February 2012
- (Planned) Unalakleet, Alaska (Famous from the Flying Wild: Alaska series)
- Khasab V3
March 2012
- Toronto-Pearson

Phuket Intl. Airport (VTSP) for FSX Terminal Renders

Several terminal renders have been posted from the upcoming Phuket International Airport (VTSP) scenery for FSX.

Freeware Belgium-Luxembourg Photo Scenery for FSX and FS2004

WaffleFlight Pro has released the freeware Belgium Luxembourg photo scenery for FSX and FS2004.

Freeware Blue Sky Scenery - Kern Valley (L05), Domeland Wilderness

Blue Sky Scenery has released the freeware Kern Valley (L05), Domeland Wilderness photo scenery for FSX and FS2004.