Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bear Studios Chengdu J-10 'Vigorous Dragon' Released

Bear Studios has released the Chengdu J-10 'Vigorous Dragon' for FSX and FS2004. Details at Flight1 Software.

Inquisitive Graphics FS Kneeboard for iPhone and iPad

Inquisitive Graphics has released FS Kneeboard for iPhone and iPad. More information at the Inquisitive Graphics Website.

Aviation Multimedia Studios (AVS) Cancun 2011 Updates

Aviation Multimedia Studios (AVS) Cancun 2011 AFCAD and FlyMex compatibility updates are available at AVS.

New QualityWings BAe146/Avro RJ Livery Previews

QualityWings has posted new livery previews from the BAe146/Avro RJ for FSX and FS2004 in the QualityWings Forums.

Three More Aerosoft Stavanger X (ENZV) Pictures

Aerosoft has posted three more Stavanger X (ENZV) for FSX preview screenshots in the Aerosoft Forums.

Classics Hangar Messerschmitt BF-108 'Taifun' Preview Page

Classics Hangar has created a preview page for the upcoming Messerschmitt BF-108 'Taifun'. Classics Hangar Website

Leading Edge Simulations Saab 340 Instrument Pictures

Leading Edge Simulations has posted previews of the HSI from the Saab 340 project for X-Plane in the LES Forums.

Friday, April 29, 2011

New PMDG 737 NGX Screenshots

PMDG has posted new screenshots from the upcoming Boeing 737 NGX for FSX on the PMDG Facebook Page.

Dassault Mirage 2000N EC 2/4 Version 2.0 for FSX

The freeware Dassault Mirage 2000N EC 2/4 v2.0 Armed Package is now available for FSX. Download at Simviation.

Classics Hangar Messerschmitt BF-108 'Taifun' VC Previews

Classics Hangar has posted previews from the Messerschmitt BF-108 'Taifun' for FSX in the Classics Hangar Forums.

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations Enstrom 280FX Released

Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations has released the freeware Enstrom 280FX for FSX. Details at Eagle Rotorcraft Simulations.
Download at Simviation      Download at AVSIM      Download at

• Self shadowing, bump maps, and specular maps
• FSX specific animations
• 8 high quality models and textures (pluss two ERS liveries
• Custom FDE, along with a custom 2D panel and VC
• Custom Avionics

Aerosoft Diamond DA20-100 'Katana' 4X Beta Patch 1.01

Aerosoft has posted a beta patch version 1.01 for the Diamond DA20-100 'Katana' 4X in the Aerosoft Forums.

[NEW FEATURE] Quick Setup
[NEW FEATURE] Aircraft and cockpit cleaning through service.
[NEW FEATURE] Fuel quantity will be saved in Realistic Mode.
[FIXED] Battery recharges too fast during service.
[FIXED] Ident sound can be heard also NAV Ident knob is not pulled.
[FIXED] Some COM frequencies in realistic radio modes cannot be set.
[FIXED] Canopy can't be opened before using SHIFT+E when the aircraft has been loaded in parked condition.
[FIXED] Airspeed Indicator, Vertical Speed Indicator and Altitude Indicator not working in Simple Mode.
[FIXED] On some systems Attitude Indicator, GPS and other systems may quit duty after a while.
[FIXED] When a wheel frairing has been broken, no new one may be installed in the Equipment Menu.
[FIXED] If the engine is stopped inflight, the generator still works and the RPM indication is wrong.
[FIXED] Background lighting of the M803 clock doesn't work.
[FIXED] COM/NAV and Transponder mode settings are not saved.
[FIXED] Cabin Heat and Carb Heat labels wrong on some English cockpits.

Felis Team Yakovlev Yak-40 for X-Plane Patch 1.2.2

The Felis Team has updated the Yakovlev Yak-40 for X-Plane to version 1.2.2. Download patch at the Felis Team Website.

1. fixed logic of flaps sound
2. new logic of de-frost system (more realistic)
3. fixed autopilot
4. command for nosewheel reversed to sim/flight_controls/nwheel_steer_toggle

Shade Tree Micro Aviation USAF U-2S for X-Plane Released

Shade Tree Micro Aviation has released the USAF U-2S for X-Plane. More information and purchase at

Virtual cockpit, fully animated switches all around the cockpit in the right places, animated pilot
Realistic multifunction displays as true to the actual aircraft as X-Plane can go
Accurate modeling of the Lear autopilot in the real aircraft
Detailed landing gear, and flight control surfaces
Accurate flight model built by former USAF pilot and tested by a former U-2 pilot. 

Read the full report of how this model came to be at .
Plugin controlled Pogo gear fall away on takeoff and reinstall after landing
3 High-Resolution liveries of actual aircraft in service today in both CONUS 

and deployed styles crafted by amerrir …. One of the premier X-Plane graphics specialists.

TropicalSim Azores Pico Island (LPPI) Released

TropicalSim has released Pico Island Airport (LPPI) in the Azores for FSX and FS2004. Details at SimMarket.

TropicalSim Azores Santa Maria Island (LPAZ) Released

TropicalSim has released Santa Maria Airport (LPAZ) in the Azores for FSX and FS2004. Details at SimMarket.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Bornholm Island 2011 Previews from Drzewiecki Design

Drzewiecki Design has posted new previews of Bornholm Island 2011 for FSX and FS2004 in the Drzewiecki Design Forums.

Aerosoft Stavanger X More Preview Pictures

New preview pictures of the Stavanger X scenery for FSX from Aerosoft have been posted in the Aerosoft Forums.

Avroliner Project Avro RJ 85 for X-Plane Released

Avroliner Project has released the Avro RJ 85 for X-Plane. More information and purchase at

An all-new, ultra detailed exterior model of all components
Detailed 2D Cockpit
3D cockpit with controls on the panel
3D doors, vanes, pitot tubes, sensors, static ports, antennas, APU inlet and exhaust etc.
Animated parts:
Moving wipers
2d and 3d pop-up FMS
opening doors (currently both forward doors)
fully animated 3D nose and main gear with realistic kinematic
landing lights
new lights simulation
spoilers, flight controls, flaps, trim tabs
Free floating elevator
wing flex and engine cant
moving shades
3D flight deck lighting effects
Glossy Paint
Graphical effects such as Wing vortexes
28 liveries

Sim Skunk Works Lockheed F-104S Starfighter Version 3

Sim Skunk Works has announced development of the Lockheed F-104S Starfighter Version 3. Details at Sim Skunk Works.

The interior cockpit is fully 3D, fully animated, all the onboard systems are functioning and have been played as the flight manual dictates.
The external model is 100% compliant with the real model, all systems have been implemented
The model is fully configurable with external load and fuel
Weapon systems have been implemented, the model is able to drop weapon with visible ground effects both in single and multiplayer envinroment.
Weapon drop has a true impact on areodynamics since station loads are really dropped.
Aerodynamics model is 99% compliant with the real bird and certified by real "zipper" pilots, 

the model is 99% compliant with real performances tables and real test flight data.
All peculiar aerodynamic behaviours of the zipper have been reproduced, adverse yaw, pitch-up, blc rolls etc..
J79-19 engine performance fully compliant with the real engine
Last but not the least the model is very light, a friend of your frame rate, no frame loss in single player, negligible in multiplayer.

Ant's Airplanes Drifter Ultralight Now Available

Ant's Airplanes has released the Drifter Ultralight for FSX. Details and Demo dowload at the Ant's Airplanes Website.
"The Drifter 582 ultralight is a two seat, wire braced, tail dragger aircraft. The Austflight Drifter is an extensively modified version of the original Maxair Drifter and since the early 1980’s approximately 500 have been built. The aircraft has a high Dacron covered wing and the pilot sits in front of the passenger ahead of the wing thus providing an excellent field of view. A Brolga 4 blade prop is powered by a Rotax 582 engine which is mounted behind the pilot and passenger."

• Native FSX model
• Incredibly detailed model with full animations
• Virtual Cockpit rain effects (with exterior rain effects on canopy)
• Silky smooth 3D gauges

• Custom gauges including radio and GPS
• 13 variations included.
• Wheeled and float models
• Genuine engine sounds
• Stall buffet effect
• Animations for tiedowns, wheel chocks and pitot covers
• Animated pilot and passenger models which can be displayed or hidden
• In game Animation Manager
• Separate Drifter Setup program to set preferences*

Pacific Islands Simulation Marshall Islands Released

Pacific Islands Simulation has released the Marshall Islands for FSX. More information and purchase at SimMarket.

Marshall Islands International (AKA Amata Kabua International) - PKMJ
Rongelap - PKRP
Utirik - 03N
Mejit - Q30
Kaben - PKBN
Maloelap - 3N1
Ine - N20
Tinak - N18 

Accurate terminal buildings;
Re-arranged airport terrain;
Custom runway and ground/tarmac textured polygons;
Custom vegetation and objects;
3D grass
Upgraded terrain mesh reflecting actual contours of the islands and atolls;
Complete hand textured coloration of land and waterclass;
Night lighting and effects;
15/30/60cm/pixel photoreal texture;
Ambient sounds (birds, wave crash);
Framerate-friendly (including full autogen enhancements for framerate fluidity using SDK annotator). This means all sliders to the right with very minimal fps impact;
runway and apron/tarmac markings;
Wave crash effects notable at coral/reef outlines as in RW.
Radio navigation enhanced for instrument approaches (ILS/DME, VOR and NDB)
....and more.

MegaSceneryX Southern California Download from SimMarket

PC Aviator MegaSceneryX Southern California for FSX is now available as download from SimMarket.

Premier Aircraft Design Beechcraft B99 Released

Premier Aircraft Design has released the freeware Beechcraft 99 for FSX and FS2004. Details at Premier Aircraft Design.

Taxi2Gate Mexico City Intl. Airport (MMMX) V2 Update

Taxi2Gate has released general update 1.0 to Mexico City Intl. Airport (MMMX) V2 for FS2004. Taxi2Gate Forums.

Changes in this update:
Set of textures
Fix Position 79 - duplication
Camino Real at 1mn - deleted

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Orbx Cushman Meadows (KCMW) and Bear Gulch (W38) Released

Orbx has released the long awaited Cushman Meadows (KCMW) and Bear Gulch (W38) for FSX. More details at Orbx.

New Carenado Cessna CT210M Centurion II Pictures

Carenado has posted new preview pictures from the Cessna CT210M Centurion II for FSX on the Carenado Website.

LLH Créations Challes-les-Eaux (LFLE) for FSX Released

LLH Créations has released Challes-les-Eaux Airport (LFLE) for FSX. More information at the LLH Créations Website.

Main features of the scenery :
- Textures on the high altitude airport having a resolution of 10 cm per pixel.
- Hundreds of objects and buildings, castles and churches are modelled, making the immersion even more realistic.
- Optimized exploitation of the effects of textures permitted by the SDK of FSX.
- Summer and winter seasons .
- Specific Landclass.
- Textures completely reworked from photographs.
- The scene is 100% compatible with all meshes and photorealistic sceneries.

DreamFoil Creations R22 W.I.P. External Sounds Video

DreamFoil Creations has posted a external sounds video from their Robinson R22 for X-Plane. View video on YouTube.

JCS Aircraft Vought F4U Corsair for X-Plane Updated

JCS Aircraft has released an updated version of their Vought F4U Corsair for X-Plane. More information at

Virtual cockpit, animated controls, animated pilot
Detailed landing gear, working canopy
Working guns, Cowl Flaps
Accurate airfoils
The wings of the aircraft fold
5 High-Resolution liveries (+ Red Bull)
3 Versions
Corsair F4U (Fully armed)
Corsair F4-U 'Slick' (no bombs)
Corsair F4-U Racer 'Red Bull'

MegaSceneryX Phoenix as Download from SimMarket

PC Aviator MegaSceneryX Phoenix for FSX and FS2004 is now available as download from SimMarket.

Taxi2Gate Mexico City Intl. Airport (MMMX) Version 2 for FSX

Taxi2Gate has released version 2 of Mexico City International Airport (MMMX) for FSX. More details at Simmarket.

Carefully detailed 3d objects
Full detail Buildings
Realistic Ground Markings
Numerous static objects
Dynamic objects.
Realistic ground textures
Night ilumination
3D Grass

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TropicalSim Azores Santa Maria Island (LPAZ) Preview

TropicalSim has posted the first preview pictures of Santa Maria Island Airport (LPAZ) in the Azores. TropicalSim Forums

American Aerolites Falcon X Updated to Version 1.10

Aerosoft has updated the American Aerolites Falcon X for FSX to version 1.10. More information in the Aerosoft Forums.

Aerosoft OV-10 Bronco Development Restarted

After a short hiatus, work has resumed on the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco for FSX. Aerosoft Forums

New Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane Development Screenshots

Ramzzess has posted new development screenshots from the Boeing 757-200 for X-Plane in the Forums.

North American T-28C Trojan Virtual Cockpit Picture

Khamsin has posted a virtual cockpit screenshot from the North American T-28C Trojan for X-Plane on the Khamsin Blog.

McPhat Studios Level-D Boeing 767 World Airliners 5

McPhat Studios has released World Airliners 5 High Definition Textures (HDT) for the Level-D Boeing 767. McPhat Studios

Delta (Habitat for Humanity)
Air Canada (70th Anniversary)
JAL (One World)
Qantas (New Colours)

Monday, April 25, 2011

JRollon Canadair CRJ-200 Manuals Now Available

JRollon has published the manuals for the soon to be released Bombardier Canadair CRJ-200 on the X-Aviation Website.

EADT x737 for X-Plane Version 4.2.2 Update

The European Aircraft Developer Team (EADT) has released the x737 for X-Plane version 4.2.2 update. EADT Website.

Modification, fixes and new features:
Improved flight performance.
Perfect trim control now
Flight path vector (birdie) available on both pfd's
Lots of new datarefs for home cockpit builders
Seat bets chime now with original 737NG sound
Autopilot precision improved in LNAV (severly improved) and APP
A number of new liveries added most of them were distributed through the .org, 

we have bundled a number of them with the friendly permission of the authors. 
Many thanks to all livery painters!

LatinVFR Santo Domingo (MDSD) Now Available

LatinVFR has released Santo Domingo Las Américas Intl. (MDSD) for FSX and FS2004. Purchase at SimMarket.

MDSD (SDQ) airport with all its buildings done with accurate detail
Surroundings extremely detailed
More than 150sq Kilometers of photo scenery with thousands of hand placed custom autogen, 

dozens of custom made buildings and objects in a 30 KM area from east to west.
Mesh for the entire area of Santo Domingo.
High resolution ground textures for runways, taxiways, apron etc.
Revised land classes for surrounding photo scenery.
Inclusion of manual in PDF format.
Inclusion of charts and maps.
Birds (FSX) Dolphins (FSX)
Vehicle animations (FS2004) and native (FSX)
Excellent night lighting.
Dozens of custom apron objects (containers, vehicles, etc).
Respective AFCAD for FS2004 and AFX file for FS making it fully AI traffic compatible.

Thai Creation Paro Intl. Airport (VQPR) Released

Thai Creation has released Paro Intl. Airport (VQPR) for FS2004. More information and purchase at SimMarket.

All major airport buildings included with high resolution textures.
Rinpung Dzong (a fortress-monastery) is included.
Custom made Gmax models of objects, cars and airport vehicles.
High resolution runway, apron and taxiway texture.
Custom Gmax ground texture from satellite photos will make you feel like being in the real airport
Animated cars (Outside the airport).
Surrounding area including the village near by the airport. Typical Bhutanese houses, Gmax models not autogen.
Airport environmental has been renovated.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

LHSimulations Debrecen Airport (LHDC) Released

LHSimulations has released Debrecen Intl. Airport (LHDC) for FS2004 (FSX version to follow). Download at LHSimulations.