Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just Flight Douglas DC-6 - Screenshot Competition

Just Flight is holding a screenshot competition to win the Aeroplane Heaven Douglas DC-6 - Legends of Flight for FSX.

Virtavia General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark - Pictures Added

Virtavia has added more preview screenshots from the upcoming General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark for FSX.

More Vidan Design - Sæby Ottestrup Airport (EKSA) Previews

Vidan Design has posted more preview screenshots from Danish Airfields X - Sæby Ottestrup Airport (EKSA) for FSX.

Terra Brasilis - Rio de Janeiro Scenery Preview 2012

Paulo Ricardo has posted preview screenshots from the upcoming Rio de Janeiro 2012 photo scenery for FSX.

FranceVFR Haute Normandie VFR - Now at SimMarket

The recently released FranceVFR Haute Normandie VFR photo scenery for FSX is now also available at SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- Ground textures from 0.85 to 1 meter / pixel resolution from aerial photography IGN reworked for an optimal visual rendition in FSX ®
- Mesh (relief) specific high definition real 4.75 meters (LOD13).
- Lakes and rivers with navigable waters entirely cut.
- Transparency management of the seabed on the entire scene.
- Airports and aerodromes including semi-detailed correct the influence of "platform".
- Obstacles and VFR landmarks modeled on the entire scene including the official database of SIA
- Hundreds of thousands of objects and notable buildings integrated into the environment
- Integration of 3D modeling for Automation ® multi-million buildings and vegetation zones realistic and appropriate to the region.
- Extremely dense vegetation cover and optimized using a realistic rendering module controlled by artificial intelligence (AI).
- Autogen buildings including additional 3D specific and optimized variants.
- Geo-referenced timing for maximum compatibility with future add-ons installed on the same area.
- Development process 100% compliant with SDK specifications, ensuring maximum compatibility with the arrival of new versions.

Lionheart Creations Avelina Weekend Sale

Lionheart Creations is holding a weekend sale on the Avelina for FSX and FS2004.   LHC Website - SimMarket

FSAddon Real Earth Dolomiti X - Zoldo and Pelmo 3D Video

FSAddon has posted this preview video of the upcoming Real Earth Dolomiti X - Zoldo and Pelmo 3D scenery for FSX.

Carenado King Air C90 Development Status

- Exterior 3D Model: 100%
- Liveries: 100%
- Interior 3D model: 95%
- Interior textures: 95%
- Lighting systems: 95%
- Sounds: 100%
- FDE: 100%
- Panel: 95%
- Systems: 85%
- Documentation: 90%

Friday, March 9, 2012

X-Plane 10 - When Are We Going To Get High? The Plan For Cities

Ben Supnik has posted an article concerning improvements in X-Plane 10 city autogen on the X-Plane Developer Blog.

FSWidgets Electronic Flight Bag for iPad Released

FSWidgets has released the Electronic Flight Bag for iPad. More information and purchase at the Product Page.

Features List:
- Dropbox-powered EFB (Electronic Flight Bag).
- Add your charts, manuals and flight plans to Dropbox and they will be accessible on the iPad.
- Display approach plates or charts.
- Display Manuals.
- Display online WX (Weather) Images (e.g. doppler radar, cloud cover, satellite, etc.).
- Free WX Links utility (Windows and Mac) provided to add, remove or edit links. #
- Moving Map connects to FSX, FS2004 & X-Plane 9/10.
- Flight Plan Display - supports native FSX, FS2004 and X-Plane flight plan files.
- Waypoints can be tapped to reveal the related data (e.g. lat, lon, ident).
- FSWidgets Network Pack provided free. #
- Map powered by CloudMade map rendering API (using OpenStreetMap data).
- Connect & disconnect from the flight simulator as required.

FS2Crew for the PMDG Boeing 737NGX Released

FS2Crew has released the PMDG Boeing 737NGX Edition for FSX. Now available at the FS2Crew Online Store.

Wilco/feelThere 737 PIC EVO 2D Panel Upgrade for FS2004

feelThere has released the Boeing 737 Pilot in Command Evolution 2D Panel Upgrade for FS2004. Product Page

- New HD 2 panels compatible with both 4:3 and widescreen displays
- Two panel variants including the steam engine instruments version
- Fire protection system to simulate engine fire and realistic engine extinguish procedure
- More compatibility with online organizations

Carenado Beechcraft V35 Bonanza for X-Plane at SimMarket

The recently released Carenado Beechcraft V35 Bonanza for X-Plane is now also available at SimMarket and

- KFC150 Autopilot
- GNS430 installed
- Tip Tanks option selector
- Original HQ digital stereo sounds (22.05 KHz) recorded from the original aircraft
- IFR certification
- Interactive virtual cockpit
- Full moving parts: Ailerons, elevators, rudders, flaps, rolling wheels
- Animated sections such as: doors, sun visor and copilot seat
- Realistic lights: Navigation lights, beacons, landing lights.
- Realistic light effects on gauges
- 3D modeled pilot and cockpit area.
- Many details as: pitot, antennas, chocks, pitot cover, baggage area.
- Realistic textures and original paint designs.
- Realistic light effects on gauges.
- Accurately reproduced flight characteristics
- Real weight and balance.
- Separate switches for instruments lights and dome light
- Toggle yoke at VC
- Nightlight effects on panel

Outerra Terrain Engine - Technology Demo Video

FSFLIGHTproductions has posted this video from the Outerra Terrain Engine which is currently under development.

TSS Embraer E-190 HD Sound Package - Internal Preview

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) posted this internal preview video from the upcoming Embraer E-190 HD Sound Package.

More Previews from the Basler BT-67 Project for FSX

Daniel Furnkas has posted more preview screenshots from the upcoming freeware Basler BT-67 for FSX.

FSX & FS2004 Navaids Update 1203 by Hervé Sors

Hervé Sors has released Navaids Update 1203 for FSX and FS2004 on his website. Flight Simulator Navaids Page

Coolsky Douglas DC-9 - System Schematics

Coolsky has posted this preview of the interactive system schematics on the upcoming Douglas DC-9 for FSX.

Carenado King Air C90 Night Panel Previews

Carenado has posted several night panel preview screenshots from the upcoming Beechcraft King Air C90 for FSX.

Flight1 SoundStream for FSX Released

Flight1 has released SoundStream for FSX. More information and purchase at the Flight1 Product Page.

- Keeps the Flight Simulator sound flowing even when other applications are in foreground.
- Can be switched on/off at any time inside Flight Simulator.
- Optionally can reduce the sound volume when switching away from FS.
- Supports FSX and Prepar3D.

Aerosoft City Deals - 20% Discounts

Aerosoft is offering 20% discounts on select sceneries during the City Deals Sale. Valid through March 12th 2012.

A-Flight Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (EFHK) - More Previews

A-Flight has posted more development previews from the upcoming Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (EFHK) for FSX.

Freeware UKMIL Aérospatiale Gazelle AH.1 for FSX

UKMIL has released the freeware Aérospatiale Gazelle AH.1 (SA341B) for FSX. - Simviation

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ethan West - A Talented Developer Has Passed

Ethan West, the talent behind the MD-600N projects for FSX and X-Plane, has sadly passed away last night. Hovercontrol

F/A-18F Super Hornet Construction Time Lapse

Takeoff from Samedan Engadin Airport (LSZS), Switzerland

Navigraph NAVData AIRAC Cycle 1203 Available

Navigraph NAVData AIRAC Cycle 1203 is now available. Purchase Credit Packs at Navigraph or SimMarket.

Orbx Firstair Field Airport (W16) - First Previews

Orbx has posted the first preview screenshots from the upcoming Firstair Field Airport (W16) scenery for FSX.

Frat Bros Design PAC CT/4 Airtrainer for FSX Released

The Frat Bros Design - PAC CT/4 Airtrainer is now also available for FSX. Details at FS Pilot Shop or SimMarket.

- 2 Models of the CT4, the A and the B model
- 3 Paint Schemes
- Multiple Custom Animations
- Custom Gauges and Panel
- Virtual Cockpit Detail

Majestic Software Dash 8 Q400 - FDE Demonstration Video

Majestic Software has posted another video demonstrating the flight dynamics on the upcoming Dash 8 Q400 for FSX.

Active Sky 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Build 4448 Available

HiFi Technologies has released Active Sky 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta Build 4448 for FSX.  Details and Download

Just Flight Black Box Simulation 737 Professional for FSX Released

Just Flight has released the Black Box Simulations Boeing 737 Professional for FSX.  JF Product Page - SimMarket

More Aerosoft Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM) for X-Plane 10 Previews

Aerosoft has posted more preview pictures from the upcoming Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM) for X-Plane 10.

Freeware FISD Seinäjoki Airport (EFSI) for X-Plane 10

The freeware FISD Seinäjoki Airport (EFSI) has been converted for use with X-Plane 10. Download at

Freeware El Alto International Airport (SLLP) for X-Plane

The freeware El Alto International Airport (SLLP) for X-Plane is now available to download at the XPFR Website.

Freeware Borgond VFR Scenery (LHBD) V2.0 for FS2004

ST Design has released the freeware Borgond VFR Scenery (LHBD) V2.0 for FS2004. Download at

Freeware Coningsby Air Base (EGXC) for FSX

The freeware Coningsby Air Base (EGXC) for FSX by Ian McCartney is now available to download at AVSIMrus.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

RotorWay Exec 162F for X-Plane Preview Video

The soon to be released RotorWay International Exec 162F for X-Plane can now be previewed in this video.

MilViz Boeing 737-200 Development Announced

MilViz has announced development and posted several preview screenshots of the Boeing 737-200 for FSX.

OrientalSim Nairobi International Airport (HKJK) for FS2004

OrientalSim has released Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (HKJK) for FS2004. Available at SimMarket.

Features :
- Scenery made with Gmax for better performance,
- All main buildings(Pax terminal, control tower, cargo and military hangars)
- Buildings designed according to photos and placed as the real one.
- Semi-photorealistic textures
- Many ground vehicles
- Afcad file included for a compatibility with any AI traffic

Taburet - Prague Photorealistic for X-Plane 10 Released

Taburet has released Prague Photorealistic for X-Plane 10. Now available to purchase at SimMarket.

Dino Cattaneo Lockheed Martin F-35 V2.0 for FSX Beta Testing

The Dino Cattaneo Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II V2.0 project for FSX is now accepting beta testing applications.
- Application process is now closed -

Free Global Aviation Magazine Issue 6 - March 2012 Available

The free Global Aviation Magazine Issue 6 - March 2012 is now available to view and download at the GAM Website.

FSDG Keflavík Intl. Airport (BIKF) for X-Plane 10 - First Screenshots

The FlightSim Development Group has posted the first screenshots from Keflavík International Airport (BIKF) for X-Plane 10.

DBS Terrain Map Update 1.1.0 for FSX Available

DBS Studio has release update version 1.1.0 to Terrain Map for FSX. Details and download at the Product Page.

Beechcraft King Air C90 Engine Start, Taxi and Departure

CaptainSim Boeing 737-100/-200 News

CaptainSim has announced several changes to the Boeing 737-100/-200 product line for FSX.  CaptainSim Website

- Preview on the 737 Captain Base pack.
- 737-100 exterior model free demo is out.
- 737-200ADV expansion model confirmed.
- The Base pack will feature the -200 instead of the -100 model.
- The Base pack release price announced.