FlightBeam MSP Round4 On Deck!

FSX/P3D. And aside from this latest set of exciting shots, Mir says beta is approx 2 weeks away but the tell will be when the night shots arrive which as we all know FlightBeam always nails. Additionally, Mir is noting that all jetbriges will be SODE controlled including the dual jetway and that due to the complexity of the SODE jetway positions, KMSP will not utilise the Ctrl+J option but users will be given the choice of static jetways. I don't need to say how good the latest shots look. See for yourself. Thanks to Sean Karges for the tip! Enjoy! 

JustFlight PA-28R SP2 Released!

FSX/P3D. This looks like the remaining update we were waiting for. I'll be testing this out later today and if all goes well it will be included in the next stream. 

  • ADF gauge logic fixed
  • 'Refill Menu' option added to menu bar
  • FDE improvements
  • Sound-set improvements
  • VOR indicators still functioning when NAV radios are switched off - fixed
  • Manual PDF updated to reflect software changes since release

Navigraph Will Migrate To Jeppsen Charts:

[Utilities] I usually do not do Navigrah updates because we all get the emails anyway and if you are not, you really should! Today's announcement however is rather significant with Navigraph announcing that in the near future, all charts and NavData will be derived from one source and dynamically rendered based on Jeppesen NavData. Using Jeppesen as a provider for all data will ensure synchronized information between airport charts, enroute charts, addon data formats, and any other data displayed in Navigraph apps and software. The enroute charts will also, to a great extent, use the symbology of the enhanced SID and STAR chart format. Chart updates will follow the regular 28-day AIRAC cycle. More information, via the source link below. This is great news indeed! 

MP-Design Working On The UH-19/S-55 & Cabri G2!

FSX/P3D. Out of curiosity do any of you have MP-Design's Gazelle? I still haven't gotten around to purchasing that one yet and am really curious about the flight dynamics. In the mean time, the team is developing UH-19/S-55 Chickasaw and Cabri G2 both of which will fill a nice gap in the helicopter market. With Nemeth seemingly gone from the flight simulation marketplace and MilViz and Virtavia with no new choppers on the horizon, this leaves only ERS and MP to my knowledge. These announcements come from helisimmer.com which is a terrific site for all things helicopters in just about all sim platforms. Thanks to Sean Karges for the tipoff! Time to grab that Gazelle!

iBlueYonder: Beta Testers Wanted!

That's right folks, iBlueYonder, the brand name behind the legendary Bill Womack is looking a few good men/woman to join the beta team! Here's the requirements:

  • Own more than one version of the sim – targets include the original FSX/Acceleration, FSX Steam Edition, and Prepar3D v1, 2, or 3.
  • Have previous testing experience (not absolutely necessary, but nice to have).
  • Take testing seriously, but be willing to have a little fun with it, too.

If interested, follow the source link below!

Is FSX3D Barcelonnette Worth The Price?

FSX/P3D. Well I will get into that in detail later today when I livestream it. But I wanted to show a few shots of just how large and detailed the coverage area is. Full commentary via the livestream later on.

On a side note, I am still using weekends to work on the background projects I have coming up so thanks heaps for your patience and all the emails with news tips! You are all amazing! News is up, happy Monday and I hope you all had a rocking St. Patty's Day!

Aeroplane Heaven Announces The Curtiss C46!

FSX/P3D. Aeroplane Heaven can really be hit & miss in regards to their addons. I have never seen so many sporadic quality addons come from a single developer. But here is what I have surmised. Projects that are direct AP products are simply amazing. And products made under contract seem to fall short. As an example, AP's Miles Hawk Speed Six and Globe Swift are amazing whereas their Falcon 7X and Tecnam P2006T were huge disappointments. In the case of the C46, they absolutely have to get this one right. The BAC111 and HS748 are getting a lot of mixed responses but those were under contract. Us Buffalo Airways fans will be watching this one really closely because we all know, AP can seriously hit addons out of the park when they really want. We are waiting very eagerly!

Flight1 Unveils Ultimate Traffic Live Preview!

FSX/P3D. It's without a doubt we are always on the prowl for THE AI traffic addon and there never seems to be THE correct answer. The team behind the Ultimate Traffic series has unveiled shots of Ultimate Traffic Live and I must say, it's the most promising thing we have ever seen in AI traffic addons. See for yourself. More previews via the source! We'll be keeping an eye on this one!

Drzewiecki Seattle City Continues Progression!

FSX/P3D. As I previously mentioned Drzewiecki is getting really good with these city projects and the latest works with the Seattle project really shows the how far this team has come since Miami was released all those years ago. Speaking of which, I think Miami is the perfect city to return to after SEA. Agree? Disagree? Latest shots via the source link!. 

Now There Is A Deal:

FSX/P3D. Just Flight has just launched their 20th Anniversary Celebratory Pick & Mix deal for customers. With 20 products on offer and savings can be made when buying two, three, four or five download add-ons. Additionally JustFlight has teamed up with SimWorks and the F-4B/N Phantom II which will be TacPack equipped. It will be very interesting to see how it compares with the MilViz version! More info on that [HERE] Pick&Mix via the source link! 

FSX3D Barcelonnette Released!

FSX/P3D. And we return to France!! I really love this FSX3D team. They have hit the ball right out of the park with Calvi-Sainte Catherine and Le Castellet and now the team returns with Barcelonnette. FSX3D has a real keen attention to detail which really makes them stand out. The fact that they are putting focus in France is another plus. Hey, anyone think we can convince them to develop St. Tropez? I will feature all 3 of their airports in an upcoming livestream. These guys can use some good support. For now, it looks like the scenery is only available direct from the FSX3D website for 28Euro which seems steep. They are accepting PayPal. Thanks to Racoon for the tipoff!

REX Simulations Outlook For 2017!

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FSX/P3D/DFS/AFS/XPL. The guys over at REX just a few hours ago posted a rather detailed post in regards to their future outlook which includes new products, multi platform support, reworked pricing strategies, and growth. In a nutshell, REX will be adding new members to the team, improving upon customer service, and adding a new program they call AXIS which will be a singular program to manage all your REX addons. I know all of you are waiting on SkyForce3D which I am told the team is close! Check the full statement via the source link!