Friday, December 23, 2011

SunSkyJet Philadelphia (KPHL) for FSX - New Beta Screenshots

SunSkyJet has posted new preview screenshots from the beta of the upcoming Philadelphia (KPHL) scenery for FSX.

SibWings Pitts Special S1/S2 for FSX Released

SibWings has released the Pitts Special S1/S2 for FSX. Details and purchase at the SibWings Website.

Pitts Special S1/S2 features:
- Four different Pitts models (S-1, S-1S, S-2A, S-2B) fully created for FSX
- Nine liveries in base pack. Accurate paint kit and additional liveries available here
- Highly detailed and fully animated exterior and interior models including such FSX features as bump, custom reflection 
  and specular mapping, dynamic self shadows, advanced animation. Textures done in HD
- Ultra smooth gauges based on 3D parts animation
- Engine sounds recorded from the real Textron Lycoming AEIO-540 engine
- Fully functional VC and animated moving parts with custom sounds

Digital Combat Simulation (DCS) Holiday Season Special Offers

Digital Combat Simulation is offering Holiday Season Specials on DCS: A-10C Warthog & DCS: Black Shark 2.

More IRIS Simulations F-15E Strike Eagle Previews Added

IRIS Simulations has added more preview pictures from the upcoming F-15E Strike Eagle for FSX.

New Orbx Jefferson County Intl. Airport (0S9) Screenshots

Orbx has posted new preview screenshots from the soon to be released Jefferson County Intl. Airport (0S9) for FSX.
0S9 Jefferson County Intl: Pre-Release Shots   -   0S9 Jefferson County Intl: My Final Shots

Orbx Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT) Released

Orbx has released Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT) for FSX. Details and purchase at the Product Page.

Scenery Features:
- Custom ground imagery at 7cm per pixel!
- Unique multi-level with sloping taxiways
- FSX 3DS poly runway, aprons and more
- Gravina Island location on Tongass Narrows
- Includes Orbx "Flow" technologies
- Seaplane ports, ferry terminals, dry dock
- TextureFlow optimised and excellent FPS
- Unbelievable level of object detail!
- Expert 5 seasons color matched imagery
- Made by Russell White, master modeler

FSDT Zurich Airport (LSZH) Version 2.5 Released

FSDreamTeam has updated Zurich Airport (LSZH) for FSX and FS2004 to version 2.5. Details at the Product Page.

- NEW Update 2.5 - Includes the new Terminal B that entered in operation at the end of 2011!
- NEW ParkMe™ feature: working A-VGDS docking system with automatic airplane recognition, with parking accuracy evaluation ( FSX only )
- NEW YouControl™ feature: custom airport actions with easy on-screen menu to trigger animations, events,etc ( FSX only )
- Fully customized ground and runways in high resolution, both in FSX and FS9.
- Ground terrain seamlessly integrated with Flight Simulator, in all seasonal variations.
- ParkMe system with working safegates with automatic airplane recognition.
- Native animated inverse-kinematics based jetways in FSX.
- Many animated custom ground vehicles.
- Use of the advanced material properties in FSX, like bump and specular mapping.
- Fully 3d taxiways lighting.
- Intensive use of LOD techniques in order to offer the best possible performances.
- Vegetation that reacts to seasonal changes, with customized snow-covered trees in winter.
- De-icing system modeled in 3D, available at 6 parking stands.
- High resolution building textures.
- Interiors modeled for the most important buildings.

Phuket International Airport (VTSP) for FSX in Development

The outstanding freeware Phuket International Airport (VTSP) by Prasong is being reworked for use in FSX.

New FSAddon Lockheed Hudson W.I.P. Screenshots

FSAddon has posted new work in progress screenshots from the upcoming Lockheed Hudson.

Santa's Checkflight

Airport Enhancement Services (AES) Beta 2.20c Available

Oliver Pabst has updated the beta of Airport Enhancement Services (AES) for FSX and FS2004 to version 2.20c.

Corrections in Version 2.20C:
- All changes of the older Fixes above are included (see Posts above this one!)
- Smaller Fixes reported after Fix 2 done, like the Stair now only available above 1.40m, Followme Lightcase fixed and so on.
New in Version 2.20C:
- All Pushback Trucks have now a driver.
- The Marshaller and Rampagent gets there retirement and are replaced by a younger colleague

More Aerosoft Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport (USSS) Previews

Aerosoft has posted more preview screenshots from Yekaterinburg Koltsovo Airport (USSS) for FSX and FS2004.

Aerosoft Christmas Special 25% Discount

Aerosoft Christmas Sale 25% discount on nearly all products. Valid through December 26th 2011.

Freeware VFR of Lario Scenery for FS2004

The first part of the freeware VFR of Lario scenery for FS2004 is now available to download at AVSIM.

Freeware Plymouth City X (EGHD) for FSX

South West Scenery has released the freeware Plymouth City X (EGHD) scenery for FSX. Download at AVSIM.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane - Interior Screenshot

SoulMade Simulations has posted another render from the interior of the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver for X-Plane.

FS2Crew - End of Year Sale

FS2Crew is offering 25% off on all products during the End of Year Sale. More information at the FS2Crew Website.

Nemeth Designs Holiday Daily Deals - 50% Discount - Day 8

Nemeth Designs Holiday Daily Deals - 50% off the Eurocopter EC120 B Colibri for FSX.

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

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

New McPhat Studios ATR 72-500 for X-Plane Teaser

McPhat Studios has posted another teaser screenshot from the ATR 72-500 for X-Plane. McPhat Studios on Google+

Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard for X-Plane - More W.I.P. Shots

Khamsin has posted more preview screenshots from the Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard for X-Plane.

More Orbx Ketchikan Intl. Airport (PAKT) Screenshots

Orbx has posted more preview screenshots from the upcoming Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT) scenery for FSX.
PAKT Ketchikan - another look  -   PAKT Ketchikan - finished   -  PAKT Ketchikan - a few shots more

Flying Stations Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 for FSX Released

Flying Stations has released the Blackburn Buccaneer S.1 Pack for FSX. Now available at the Flying Stations Website.

Model Features:
- Radar height hold - Allows hands off flying at low level over the water.
- Functioning surface search radar - Capable of detecting shipping at ranges up to 240NM
- Functioning weapons system - Practice bombing runs in free flight with the computer guiding the pilot to the release point.
- TACAN - Featuring multiple modes to track VOR/DMEs and AI Shipping.
- Blown flaps - Emulating the real aircraft's system to reduce landing speed.
- Air to air refuelling - Top up the aircraft's fuel by flying astern of suitable aircraft.
- Multiple load outs - Select between, bombs, rockets, drop tanks and the Red Beard Target Marker Bomb.
- Air starter unit - Provides starter air for cold starts.
- 736, 800, 801 and 809 NAS schemes

A2A Simulations B-17 - Worn And Weathered Cockpit Textures V2

Paul Grubich has released version 2 of the worn and weathered cockpit textures for the A2A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

Adacalc Version 2.44 by Hervé Sors

Hervé Sors has updated Adacalc to version 2.44. More information and download on the Adacalc Website.

Changes in Version 2.44:
- Changes of web and update links (new hosting)

Earth Simulations - Compton Abbas Airfield (EGHA) Released

Earth Simulations has released Compton Abbas Airfield (EGHA) for FSX. Details and purchase at the ES Website.

CaptainSim 24 Hour €9.99 Blowout Sale - Today

Reminder: The CaptainSim 24 Hour €9.99 Blowout Sale is available Today, December 22nd 2011 00:00 to 23:59 (UTC).

Aeroplane Heaven Vickers Viscount for FSX - Service Pack Released

The Aeroplane Heaven Vickers Viscount for FSX has received the first Service Pack. Download at Just Flight.

Netherlands 2000 Scenery Version 4.02 Now Available

The NL2000 Team has updated Netherlands 2000 for FSX to version 4.02. Now available at AVSIM and

Aerosoft Rockwell OV-10 Bronco for FSX Released

Aerosoft has released the long awaited Rockwell OV-10 Bronco for FSX. Available at Aerosoft and SimMarket.

- Some of the best 3D modelling ever done for FSX, using the latest tools and insights
- Highly realistic modeled Garret T-76 (Honeywell TPE331) engines (we think this is the best representation of turboprops in FS so far
- Realistic start-up sequence with propeller start-latches and engine instrument readouts
- Realistic in-air restarts possible (normally not possible in FSX)
- Custom propeller animations
- Hot and hung starts (clearing engine after a hung start possible)
- Engine failures due to over torque or overheat
- Engine flameouts due to icing when not using continuous ignition
- Working fire extinguishers
- Electrical system fully custom coded with electrical load calculated for every consumer
- All aircraft lights are dependent on correct electrical setup
- Gauge needles vibrate due to uneven ground and aircraft vibrations
- Airspeed gauge needle vibrates close to stall speed
- Lots of animations like oil cooler doors, Ram door, canopy, windscreen wiper etc.
- Smoke effects for engine fire, hung engine and smoke generator on left engine
- Fully working TACAN radio and additional modern COM2 radio
- Fully functional Becker BXP 6401 transponder
- Custom developed GPS with, map mode, direct to mode, cursor mode, nearest station mode, HSI mode
- Unique Checklist Gauge with the option to let the checklist do the required actions
- Engineer station gauge to visualize the electrical system state
- Hundreds of nonstandard sounds, you will even hear the airframe groan when it is under G-load
- Created with the great support of the OV-10 Bronco Association, German Wing
- Highly realistic flight mechanics (several test flights were done in the real aircraft to verify the simulated model). 
  Even includes realistic stalls, spins and the dreaded Dutch roll behavior
- Highly optimized for the best possible frame rate. Most gauges are in the modeldef.xml and there is only one VC section defined
- Aerosoft Launcher optional, no online registration necessary

Aerosoft Christmas Countdown - Wilga X 25% Discount

Aerosoft is offering the PZL-104 Wilga for FSX at 25% off today as part of the 2011 Christmas countdown.

Freeware Sanguesa Airport (LESG) for X-Plane

The freeware Sanguesa Airport (LESG) for X-Plane is now available to download at the XPFR Website.

Freeware San Fransisco Intl. Airport (KSFO) for X-Plane

The freeware San Fransisco International Airport (KSFO) scenery for X-Plane is available to download at

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Nemeth Designs Holiday Daily Deals - 50% Discount - Day 7

Nemeth Designs Holiday Daily Deals - 50% off the Eurocopter EC-135 for FSX.

TropicalSim Washington National Airport (KDCA) - Sneak Peek

TropicalSim has posted the first sneak peek of Washington National Airport (KDCA) for FSX and FS2004.

Slovenia Scenery Team - LOD12 Slovenia Mesh for FSX

The Slovenia Scenery Team (SST) has released the LOD12 Slovenia terrain mesh for FSX. Purchase at SimMarket.

FS simVFR Catalonia North for FSX

FS simVFR Catalonia North photo scenery and terrain mesh for FSX is now availalble to purchase at SimMarket.

FranceVFR Haute Normandie Photo HD - Now at SimMarket

FranceVFR Haute Normandie Photo HD for FSX is now also available to purchase at SimMarket.

Scenery Features:
- High resolution photoreal scenery covering a French region.
- 0.85 to 1 meter resolution ground texture made from aerial photography (IGN) retreated for an optimal visual rendition in FSX (summer only).
- High resolution real 19 meter (LOD11) optimized custom mesh incuded.
- All lakes and rivers have been entirely cut out and faithfully represented, reworked with bodies of landable water.
- Water transparency effects for the whole scenery coverage.
- Optional Waterclass and original water texture provided (depending on regions).
- Extremely precise geo-referenced texture positionning is carried out in order to ensure a maximal compatibility with scenery add-ons for this region.
- Process development is fully conform to the Microsoft FSX SDK, ensuring a maximal compatibility with future versions of Flight Simulator.
- Open scenery concept allows an easy integration of scenery add-ons from other editors.

HiFi Technologies Active Sky 2012 for FSX Released

HiFi Technologies Active Sky 2012 for FSX is now available to purchase at SimMarket.

McPhat Studios - American Airlines HDT - Close-Ups Video

McPhat Studios has posted another promo video of the freeware PMDG 737 NGX - American Airlines (AAL) HD Textures.

TSS Boeing 737 CFM56-7B HD Sound Package Preview

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

Flight1 Cessna 162 SkyCatcher for FSX Released

Flight1 Software has released the Cessna 162 SkyCatcher for FSX. More information at the Flight1 Product Page.

External Model Features
- Accurate and highly detailed exterior
- Four custom paint schemes
- Operable doors
- Wheel chocks
- Pitot/engine inlet covers
- Cabin sun reflector
Virtual Cockpit Features
- Easy-to-Use virtual cockpit design
- Switchable panel, knobs, and keys
- Animated shade visors, windows, and doors
- Bug "splat" window effects
 -Mouse tool tips throughout
Garmin G300 Glass Avionics Suite
- Crystal clear primary / multi-function displays
- Multi-page user interface on MFD
- Autopilot supports ROL, HDG and GPS lateral modes
- Autopilot supports ALT HOLD, ALTS, PIT, VS modes
 -Altitude Alerter functionality
- MFD map modes include VFR or IFR Map display with topographic toggle
- Customizable map display options
- Flight plan entry and Direct-To functionability
 -Flight planner automatically imports FSX flight plans if one is loaded
Avionics and Systems
- Apollo SL40 Comm Radio
- Garmin GTX327 Transponder w/full timing functions
- Functional FMS Joystick, Range/Hard/Soft Keys on PFD/MFD
- All gauges and switches fully functional (within FSX limitations)
- Audible switch sounds
- Panel, avionic, and trim switches
- Functional ELT

DCS: A-10C Warthog & DCS: Black Shark 2 - Patch

Digital Combat Simulation (DCS) has updated DCS: A-10C Warthog & DCS: Black Shark 2 to version

Aerosoft Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport (EDFE) Released

Aerosoft has released Frankfurt Egelsbach Airport (EDFE) for FSX (FS2004 soon). Available at Aerosoft and SimMarket.

- Detailed reconstruction of the airport including all airport institutions and the inoperative military area
- 3D- approach lights
- Taxiway- and runway signs according to charts
- Photo real textures on buildings, vehicles, etc
- Seasonal ground textures (0.5m per pixel)
- Apron with realistically rendered textures
- Day- and night textures in high resolution
- Realistic navigational aids (ILS, VOR/DME, NDB, ATIS)
- Fully compatible with the standard AI-traffic and AI-traffic add-ons (e.g. MyTraffic X)
- AESLite for dynamic ground traffic on the apron and surrounding roads
- Compatible with AES (Airport Enhancement Services)
- FSX- and FS2004 version included*
- Manual and Charts (German, English)