Saturday, March 17, 2012

Microsoft Flight - New Aircraft Sneak Peek

The Microsoft Flight Team has posted this sneak peek from an upcoming unidentified aircraft DLC package.

UK2000 London Stansted Airport (EGSS) Version 3.3 Available

UK2000 has released update version 3.3 to London Stansted Airport (EGSS) for FSX and FS2004. Product Page

- Corrected Options title
- Remade Demo
- Improved FSX flashing problem at altitude
- Added missing Q1
- Improved runway edge lighting FS9 version
- Static aircraft have night images
- GA static added
- Fixed double Jetways on 2 stands FSX
- Latest AFCAD used

UK2000 Birmingham Xtreme (EGBB) Version 2.1 Available

UK2000 has released update version 2.1 to Birmingham Xtreme (EGBB) for FSX and FS2004. Product Page

- Latest compile and library used
- Added longer range side lights for FS2004
- Manual now V2 and not V1
- 2D grass effect removed

Lionheart Creations Avelina Weekend Sale

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

ICARO Eurocopter EC135 for FSX - Test Video

ICARO has posted this avionics glass and lighting test video from the upcoming Eurocopter EC135 for FSX.

FranceVFR Rhone-Alpes PHOTO HD Vol.2 for FSX Released

FranceVFR has released Rhone-Alpes PHOTO HD Vol.2 for FSX. Details and purchase at the Product page.

Scenery Features:
- Scene covering an administrative region in photo-realistic textures high definition.
- Ground textures from 0.85 to 1 meter / pixel resolution from aerial photography IGN reworked for an optimal visual rendition in FSX (summer only).
- Mesh (relief) 4.75 meters high definition specific real (LOD13).
- Lakes and rivers with navigable waters entirely cut.
- Footprints bridges gummed texture.
- Transparency management of the seabed on the entire scene.
- Geo-referenced timing for maximum compatibility with future add-ons installed on the same area.
- Development process 100% compliant with FSX SDK specifications, ensuring maximum compatibility with the arrival of new versions.
- Principle of open stage for an easy integration of scenes from other publishers.

Eiresim Dublin Airport (EIDW) V2 - New Development Renders

Darren Seare has posted new development renders from the upcoming Eiresim Dublin Airport (EIDW) Version 2.

CaptainSim Boeing 737-200 Version 0.5 Available

CaptainSim has updated the Boeing 737-200 for FSX to beta version 0.5. More information and Changelog

Aerosoft Heraklion Intl. Airport (LGIR) - More Previews

Aerosoft has posted more development previews from the upcoming Heraklion International Airport (LGIR) for FSX.

Barbados Intl. Airport (TBPB) V2 for FSX - Taxiway G Update

Max Kraus has updated his freeware Barbados International Airport (TBPB) V2 for FSX. Download Taxiway G Update

Friday, March 16, 2012

FSBreak 108: Outerra Demo Released and FLIGHT Released

FSBreak Episode 108: Outerra Demo Released and FLIGHT Released is now available at the FSBreak Website.

RotorWay Exec 162F for X-Plane Preview Screenshots

More preview screenshots have been posted from the soon to be released RotorWay International Exec 162F for X-Plane.

VertigoStudios Saint Patrick's Day Special

VertigoStudios is offering 30% and 35% discounts during the Saint Patrick's Day Promotion. Sale Ends March 19th 2012.

Freeware vLSO V0.6 Beta for FSX Acceleration Pack Available

The freeware vLSO (Virtual Landing Signal Officer) for FSX Acceleration Pack has been updated to version 0.6 Beta.

- Logbook font can now be changed
- An updated PDF manual
- Support for multiple monitors
- Support for multiple soundcards

Tom Curtis Inside Passage for X-Plane 10 under Development

Tom Curtis has announced development to update his Inside Passage scenery for use with X-Plane 10.  More Information

Virtavia General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark for FSX Released

Virtavia has released the long awaited General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark for FSX. Now available at SimMarket.

- Includes FIVE physically distinct F-111 variants with ELEVEN unique stores loadouts.
- Featured variants : FB-111A, F-111C, F-111E, F-111F, F-111G and the EF-111A Raven.
- ELEVEN variants
- FIVE unique virtual cockpits : correct gauge and switch layouts for the FB-111A, F-111E, F-111F, F-111G and EF-111A Raven.
- high level of cockpit functionality, many mousable switches and knobs.
- comprehensive 63-page PDF manual included.
- four different working multi-mode radar types, with many selectable functions.
- simulated multi-function TFR (Terrain Following Radar) display.
- multi-function displays (G version) with selectable pages.
- special multi-display radar and information unit in EF-111A version.
- high-resolution analogue gauges with multiple alpha channels.
- working multi-mode HUD.
- authentic red glow night lighting with separate flood/instrument switches.
- loadouts include Mk82's, Mk82 Snakeye, GBU-10 and -12 Paveway, GBU-15, Harpoon, AIM-9P, B61 nuclear free-fall bombs (internal) 
  and SRAM nuclear stand-off missiles (all loadouts can be hidden using switch in cockpit). 
  Also on some variants - Pavetack module, AN-ALQ 131V ECM unit, AXQ-14 datalink pod.
- native FSX model.
- detailed checklist and accurate flight model.
- custom afterburner effects.
- detailed afterburner cans (2 types) with correctly animated internal and external petals.
- wingtip vapour trails (move with swing-wing).
- working fuel dump function with custom vapour trail from fuel outlet when used.
- realistic 'dump and burn' effect
- high quality FSX soundset included.
- togglable realistic animated pilot figures.
- animated canopy, tailhook, speedbrakes, spoilerons, bomb bay doors, refuelling receptacle, afterburner petals, 
  Triple Plow 1 translating cowls and Triple Plow II blow-in doors, Pavetack pod.

Flysimware Super Huey X 2012 for FSX Released

Flysimware has released the Bell 205 Super Huey X 2012 for FSX and Prepar3D. Now available at SimMarket.

- Real world high quality 3D gauges
- 2 Generators / 1 Ground Power Unit
- 9 system cautions / 20 system warnings
- Fire suppression
- 3 custom control panels
- Free flight hoist system
- 1 basket hoist / 1 cargo hoist / 1 water tank / 1 water bucket
- High quality photo real textures (Bump / World Reflections / Skin Mesh)
- Over 100 custom xml gauges
- Flysimware's virtual cockpit sound module adds 44 bonus sounds
- Speed controlled sounds for windows, doors and heater vents
- 11 paint themes and 7 high quality models
- Dual analog clock (Tracks flight time)
- Droop animation and auto-rotation ability

Mutley's Hangar MEBAR 2012 Announced

Mutley’s Hangar has announced the Mutley’s Easter Bunny Air Rally 2012 from 1st of April 2012 to the 15th April 2012.

FlightSim Developers (FSD) March Sale

FlightSim Developers (FSD) is now offering discounts on select aircraft bundles. Sale ends Sunday April 1st 2012.

FlightBeam Phoenix Sky Harbor (KPHX) - March Screenshot

Flightbeam has posted another preview screenshot from the upcoming Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl. Airport (KPHX) for FSX.

Freeware GlacierMAXX Texture Enhancement for X-Plane 10

The freeware GlacierMAXX texture enhancement for X-Plane 10 is now available to download at

Freeware Cairo International Airport (HECA) for FSX and FS2004

VATEG has updated the freeware Cairo International Airport 2011 (HECA) for FSX and FS2004.   Download Here

Blue Sky Scenery - Oxnard (KOXR), Point Mugu NAS (KNTD)

Blue Sky Scenery has released the freeware Oxnard (KOXR), Point Mugu NAS (KNTD) photo scenery for FSX and FS2004.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Golden Gate PLUS package by Tom Curtis Released

Tom Curtis has released the expanded package of his Golden Gate - San Francisco scenery for X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10.

Included in the package:
- KSFO - San Francisco International Airport
- KHAF - Half Moon Bay Airport
- KOAK: Metropolitan Oakland International
- KHWD - Hayward Executive Airport
- GG01 - Clipper Cove
All airports include:
- All gates and terminal
- Night and day textures
- FPS friendly
Golden Gate Bridge
- Detailed model of the world's most famous bridge
Alcatraz Island
- The 'Rock'. Used to be home of a federal jail until 1963
Transamerica tower
- Located downtown San Francisco
Bay bridges
- The other 3 bay bridges are also modeled

SkyDemon VFR Flight Planner Version 2.3.1 Beta Available

SkyDemon has updated the beta of SkyDemon VFR Flight Planner to version 2.3.1. Details and Download

Just Flight Black Box Simulation 737 Professional - Demo Available

Just Flight has released a demonstration version of the Black Box Simulation 737 Professional for FSX. Download Here

Warbirdsim P-51D Mustang 'Then and Now Series' Released

Warbirdsim has released the North American P-51D Mustang 'Then and Now Series' package for FSX.

Terra Brasilis - Rio de Janeiro 2012 - More Screenshots

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

British Aerospace Avro RJ70 for X-Plane at SimMarket

The Avroliner Project British Aerospace Avro RJ70 for X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10 is now also available at SimMarket.

- Fully animated 3D nose and main gear with realistic kinematic.
- Wingtip vortices trail from the wing flaps of aircraft.
- Opening doors (Doors no longer open during flight.)
- Spoilers, flight controls, flaps, trim tabs
- Wing flex and engine cant
- 3d pop-­up FMS
- New light simulation
- Free floating elevator
- Landing lights
- Luggage truck
- Moving wipers
- Safety pylons
- Air Stairs
- Dirt

Take On Helicopters - Mil Mi-24 Hind DLC Pack at SimMarket

The Mil Mi-24 Hind DLC Pack for Take On Helicopters is now available to purchase at SimMarket.

- High-detail Hind gunship variants.
- Unique flight dynamics model.
- Improved combat helicopter functionality.
- Range of Hind Variants - Mi-24 V, Mi-24 P and Super Hind models included.
- Realistic Sound Effects - Samples recorded from real-life Hind helicopters for an extra level of detail.
- Paint Schemes - Over 25 different liveries, covering most nations operating the gunship.
- Singleplayer Challenges - A set of gameplay challenges showcasing ground attacks and aerial support.
- Time Trials - Put the helicopter through its paces in 5 tough timed checkpoint races.
- Multiplayer Gameplay - New adversarial scenario available over LAN or Internet; battle it out against other Hind teams.
- Military Content - Expanded military content of all sorts: weapons, vehicles and static objects.
- Retractable Landing Gear - Functional wheels, wheel brakes and manual retracting.
- Improved Weapons Systems - Enhanced targeting of guided missiles.

Forward To The Future

Freeware Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano for FSX

The freeware Embraer EMB 314 (A-29B) Super Tucano for FSX by Tim Conrad is now available to download at Rikoooo.

Lionheart Creations 50% Off the Quest Kodiak 24 Hour Sale

Lionheart Creations is offering a 50% discount on the Quest Kodiak for FSX and FS2004. 24 Hour Sale Ends at Midnight.

Orbx Monroe Firstair Field (W16) Product Page Unveiled

Orbx has unveiled the product page for the upcoming Monroe Firstair Field (W16) scenery in the PNW region.

FSrealWX for FSX and FS2004 - DEV Version 1.03.1352 Available

The freeware weather add-on FSrealWX for FSX and FS2004 has been updated to development version 1.03.1352.

- (Logger FTP) filename from log
- (Metar) SKC a. CLR
- (Metar) changed structure from metar header for further development
- first test for Prepare3D

Flysimware Super Huey X 2012 - Promo Video

Flysimware has posted this promotional video from the soon to be released Bell 205 Super Huey X 2012 for FSX.

Yet More Carenado King Air C90 Preview Screenshots

Carenado has posted another batch of preview screenshots from the upcoming Beechcraft King Air C90 for FSX.

AVSIM's 15th - A Retrospective - Part 1

Tom Allensworth has posted the first part of his retrospective on AVSIM's past 15 years.   Read Article Here

Ant's Airplanes Tecnam P92 Eaglet Version 1.1 Available

Ant's Airplanes has released version 1.1 of the Tecnam P92 Eaglet for FSX. Details and purchase links at the product page.

Version 1.1 Changes:
- Fixes to the fuel pump, autopilot and flap sounds.
- Reduced wind sound level.
- Radio turns off FSX ATC when radio is off.
- Reduced engine temperatures.
- Various typos fixed.
- Fixed aircraft selection publisher.

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

Aerosoft has posted more previews from the upcoming FSDG Keflavík International Airport (BIKF) for X-Plane 10.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Virtualcol British Aerospace Jetstream 31 for FS2004 Released

Virtualcol has released the British Aerospace Jetstream 31 for FS2004. Details and purchase at the Product Page.

- Actual sound of the plane.
- Full control of all the commands manually based on actual aircraft.
- Detailed virtual cockpit both pilot and passenger, which allows it to be covered with WALK AND FOLLOW programs such as ACTIVATE or CAMERA.
- Manual easy to understand because it is quite graphic.
- Sound effects in other situations and additional switches.
- 15 repaints of various airlines in the world and can obtain from the conosla new optional additional repaints.

Tophatter Jungle

Taburet - Oslo Photorealistic for X-Plane 10 Released

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

Another Render from the FlyJSim Boeing 727 Series for X-Plane

FlyJSim has posted another work-in-progress render from the upcoming Boeing 727 Series for X-Plane.

Adacalc Version 2.46 by Hervé Sors Available

Hervé Sors has updated Adacalc to version 2.46. More information and download on the Adacalc Website.

Version 2.46 Changelog:
- Corrects a bug encountered when minimizing using Windows+D key shortcut
- Some changes in auto update process
- Aviation database default links uptdated

Flightdeck Solutions Boeing 737NG Color CDU Released

Flightdeck Solutions has released the new Boeing 737NG PRO-MX Series Color CDU. Details at the Product Page.