Saturday, January 21, 2012

Digital Combat Simulation - DCS: P-51D Mustang Coming in 2012

Digital Combat Simulation (DCS) has announced development of the P-51D Mustang, to be released later this year.

TSS Boeing 737 CFM56-7B HD Sound Package FSX Promo Video

Turbine Sound Studios has posted a promotional video from the Boeing 737 CFM56-7B HD Sound Package for FSX.

Orbx Ketchikan Intl. Airport (PAKT) Service Pack 1 Available

Orbx has released service pack 1 to Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT) for FSX. Download Here

- fixed runway crash
- fixed taxiway centrline lighting not showing at dawn/dusk
- fixed taxiway edge lighting not showing at dawn/dusk
- fixed runway centrline lighting not showing at dawn/dusk
- fixed runway edge lighting not showing at dawn/dusk
- fixed texture banding on building textures
- added 3D rocks all along the coast of the airport terrain
- added new airport clutter objects
- added porta-cabins to airport area
- added ferry docks to ketchikan town waterfront
- added static car ferry
- modelled all industrial buildings along the ketchikan waterfront instead of autogen
- added hundreds of custom shipping containers to dock areas
- added shipping to dock areas
- added 3D marina's
- added hundreds of small boats and private yachts to populate marina areas
- added radio mast to comms building next to fire station
- amended and added lots of extra autogen veg around the ketchikan waterfront
- added gas and oil tanks to ketchikan waterfront
- improved the airport boundary fence texture
- improved existing PLC files to better populate the scenery

Akesoft Reus Airport (LERS) Development Announced

Akesoft has announced development of Reus Airport (LERS) for FSX and FS2004. Details at the Akesoft Website.

Friday, January 20, 2012

UK2000 East Midlands Airport (EGNX) Released

UK2000 has released East Midlands Airport (EGNX) for FSX and FS2004. Available at UK2000 and SimMarket.

- Full detail Buildings
- Realistic Ground Markings
- Hi Res ground image
- UK Runway markings
- Stunning Night Effects
- 3D Approach Lights
- Dozens of Airport Vehicles
- Excellent Frame Rates
- Animated Traffic
- Runway Wigwags
- Full set of signs
- Fencing
- Static Aircraft
- Manual and Options
- Surrounding Docklands
- Special 'Effects'
- Improved runway lights
- 'Grass' effects
- Museum Aircraft

Freeware Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) for Orbx FTX Australia

The freeware Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) scenery for Orbx FTX Australia is now available at Simviation and OZx.

British Aerospace Avro RJ70 Beta 5 for X-Plane Available

The Avroliner Project has updated the British Aerospace Avro RJ70 for X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10 to Beta 5.

OZx Donation Drive 2012

OZx is holding the 2012 Donation Drive to help pay for licenses, services and server costs. Click Here To Donate

McPhat Studios Freeware American Airlines HDTextures Released

McPhat Studios has released the freeware PMDG 737NGX American Airlines HDTextures. Unlock key in this video.

LHSimulations AI Traffic for Hungary Announced

LHSimulations has announced development and posted several preview screenshots from AI Traffic for Hungary.

New Eiresim Dublin Airport (EIDW) V2 Development Renders

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

Carenado Cessna CT182T Skylane G1000 for FSX Revealed

Carenado has revealed development of the Cessna CT182T Skylane G1000 for FSX. Details at the Product Page.

GSNext French Airbase 101 and 136 for FSX Released

GSNext has released French Airbase 101 Toulouse-Francazal (LFBF) and 136 Toul-Rosières (LFSL) for FSX.

JRollon Canadair CRJ-200 for X-Plane - Now at SimMarket

The JRollon Canadair CRJ-200 for X-Plane 9 and X-Plane 10 is now also available to purchase at SimMarket.

CRJ-200 Features:
- Custom simulated systems to mimic the real world aircraft, including a custom FMC!
- Real world navigational data supported by Navigraph!
- Beautiful custom displays drawn by vectors and with real world simulated pages!
- Pop up displays when clicked on the panel!
- Immersive lighting effects never seen before in other X-Plane aircraft!
- Simulated ice, rain, and condensation! Visually stunning!
- Fully interactive 3D cockpit, exterior model, and cabin interior!
- Get the realistic airliner experience!

JRollon Canadair CRJ-200 Version 1.40 Update Released

JRollon has released update version 1.40 to the Bombardier Canadair CRJ-200 for X-Plane 9 & X-Plane 10.

- added keyboard input to scratchpad: click upper left corner of CDU to activate the keyboard
- reworked internal flightplan logic to support ACT and MOD flightplans
- reworked all pages to make use of the EXEC button correctly
- added live calculation of hdg-to-alt and hdg-to-intercept waypoints
- added position update and turn prediction logic to direct-to functionality
- added support for overfly restrictions
- completely new holding logic: HOLD FPLN, ACT HOLD and HOLD INDEX pages redesigned, new holding entry logic
- added support for STAR transitions
- database validity check on STATUS page
- more reliable flightplan loading and saving
- all new CDU rendering system that works with character placement like the real thing
- massive performance improvement with better responsiveness on all CDU pages
- cleaner CDU font on Mac
- display auto-tune correctly on remote CDU
- fixed selecting departure runways on a subsequent page
- remove 2 extra strobe lights in wingtips in X-Plane 10

AFS Design - Royal Airforce Jets Package Released

AFS Design has released the Eurofighter Typhoon and Panavia Tornado Royal Airforce Jets Package for FSX and FS2004.

Full 3D virtual cockpit - Tornado und Eurofighter:
- Increased resolution and new 3D elements
- All switches and controls are shown in 3D
- New 3D e.g. details MFDs, HUD display, Pedall, leg room, ejection seat, control stick
- Interactive fly wingmans
- Interactive engine - new sound effects
- Individual adjustment of external loads and animations
- Paintings with real acting dirt and scuff marks
- Detailed descriptions of cutaways
Other Product - Features:
- Animations: tail hook, parabrake, air refueling pipe, chassis, canoby, ladder, radom, MAN truck
- Lights: formation, strobe, beacon, navigation and landing
- Engine control switch: 2 starters, 2 fuel closed switches, masterswitch, electricalswitch
- Effects: afterburner, cockpit lighting, reflective surfaces, mirrors
- Swing wings Tornado
- Cockpit control panel and virtual cockpit in the pilot and flight instructor
- Input of all dial-up access, as frequencies, transponder code, or left on automatic pilot dials in number field
- HUD display (front panel display) with different display options depending on the flight situation
- HUD displays e.g. Ladder, compass, mach, TAS, wind direction, wind speed, climb performance, VOR NDB NDB
- MFD displays: SCAN (AI traffic radar), FUEL, ENGine, HYDraulics, FREQenzen, MAP with zoom + / -
- STOR for individual selection of weapons and external fuel tanks
- Procedure to the individual on or off by: wingman, Radom, Director, MAN - truck with tow bar
- HSI display: for instrument flying with 2 VOR, ADF and DMS 2, OMI Lights

Aerosoft Maastricht Aachen Airport (EHBK) for FSX Released

Aerosoft has released Maastricht Aachen Airport (EHBK) for FSX. Now Available at the Aerosoft Shop and SimMarket.

- Aerial image coverage with 15cm/pix resolution
- Photographic textures on all buildings
- Very good framerate
- Immediate surrounding included
- Many animations (including motion capture human figures)
- Traffic on most major roads
- FSX and Prepar3D installer included
- Compatible with NL2000 (see manual about that)
- No online activation needed
- Low price, good value for money

Freeware Blue Sky Scenery - Paso Robles (KPRB) Photo Scenery

Blue Sky Scenery has released the freeware Paso Robles (KPRB) photo scenery for FSX and FS2004. Download Here

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SkyDemon VFR Flight Planner Version 2.3 Beta Available

SkyDemon has updated the beta of SkyDemon VFR Flight Planner to version 2.3. Details and Download

Alabeo Extra 300S Development Announced

Alabeo has announced development of the Extra 300S for FSX. First screenshots at the Alabeo Facebook Page.

Sky Simulations MD-10 Version 1.5 for FS2004 Available

The Sky Simulations McDonnell Douglas MD-10 version 1.5 is now available for both FSX and FS2004.

Version 1.5 Changes:
- Re-designed Landing Gear with totally new animations.
- Fixed some VC compatibility problems, since MD-11 SP3.
- NEW Wings, stabilizers (Super Hi-Def) -NEW Fuselage Textures.
- NEW Engines Textures.
- Refined Flight Dynamics with brand new Cargo and Balance.
- Cargo Bays has been totally reworked.
- New Nose Vortilons.
- Refined Leading Edge.
- Many Textures has been changed to provide better realism.
- Reanimation of the Fan Blades
- Fixed Aileron, Rudder and Elevators Shaking problems.
- Detailed missing or black textures parts.

First Lockheed Martin F-35A Preview Picture

Dino Cattaneo has posted the first preview picture from the Lockheed Martin F-35A currently under development.

Nemeth Designs Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil Patches Available

Nemeth Designs has released an FDE update and Patch 1.01 to the Aerospatiale AS350 Ecureuil for FSX.

This patch fixes the following errors:
- Incorrect rotor blade sounds while engine is shut down.
- Multiplayer and shared cockpit problems.
- Inoperative interior lights.

New Orbx Claresholm Industrial Airport (CEJ4) Screenshots

Orbx has posted new screenshots from the freeware Claresholm Industrial Airport (CEJ4) for FSX.  PicSet 1 - PicSet 2

Carenado Piper P46T Malibu - Service Pack 20120118

Carenado has released service pack 20120118 to the Piper P46T Malibu for FSX. Available at the Carenado Website.

This service pack fixes:
- Some issues related to Reality XP integration (Already fixed in the previous service pack).
- Operation of some switches and buttons GNS430 and/or GNS530 from Reality XP was installed (Already fixed in the previous service pack).
- Ice deflector message.
- Fuel pressure gauge (which indicated lower than green arch always).
- Small pilot window (which kept its reflections even with window reflections turned off).
- Fuel quantity digital and analog readout (didn’t fit together).
- Taxi and Landing lights were inverted.

Aerosoft Maastricht Aachen Airport (EHBK) - Final Previews

Aerosoft has posted the final preview images from the soon to be released Maastricht Aachen Airport (EHBK) for FSX.

Freeware Medis Aerodrome (LFCY) for X-Plane

The freeware Medis Aerodrome (LFCY) for X-Plane is now available to download at the XPFR Website.

Freeware Vendays-Montalivet Aerodrome (LFIV) for X-Plane 10

The freeware Vendays-Montalivet Aerodrome (LFIV) has been updated for X-Plane 10. Download at the XPFR Website.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Freeware Scenery for X-Plane from Cami De Bellis

Cami De Bellis has released the new freeware sceneries of Cook Islands and Minas Gerais for X-Plane.

Freeware Antonov An-2 Version 3.0 for X-Plane 10

The freeware Antonov An-2 version 3.0 has been updated for X-Plane 10. Now available to download at

X-Plane NavData AIRAC 2012.01 Now Available

Free X-Plane NavData AIRAC 2012.01 is now available to download here.

Virtual Dispatch Online - Public Beta Announced

The public beta of Virtual Dispatch Online is now open. Register for your free account at the Virtual Dispatch Website.

EADT x737 for X-Plane Update Version 4.4.1 Available

The European Aircraft Developer Team (EADT) has updated the x737 for X-Plane to version 4.4.1. EADT Website

Freeware de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F3 Updated

Robert Richardson has updated the freeware de Havilland DH.100 Vampire F3 for FSX.  Rob's Aero Files

Another Khamsin North American B-25 Mitchell for X-Plane Render

Khamsin Studio has posted another preview render from the upcoming North American B-25 Mitchell for X-Plane.

More KCFS Republic RC-3 Seabee Preview Screenshots

KC Flight Shop has posted more preview screenshots from the soon to be released Republic RC-3 Seabee for FSX.

Just Flight Douglas DC-6 Preview Video

Just Flight has posted this preview video from the upcoming Aeroplane Heaven Douglas DC-6 for FSX.

Zurich X Live 1.10 Update Announced

The Development Team for Zurich X Live has released update version 1.10 to Zurich Airport (LSZH) for FSX.

Bug fixes:
- Continuous taxi instructions (improved AFCAD)
- Crashes during taxi
- Removal of annoying shadows (only visible if scenery shadows are activated)
- No autogen will be killed anymore by our scenery
New parts:
- Improved AFCAD
- Dock B
- Update of ground markings and taxiways

TSS Boeing 707 HD Sound Package W.I.P. Video

Turbine Sound Studios (TSS) has posted this W.I.P. video from the upcoming Boeing 707 HD Sound Package.

Orbx Ketchikan International Airport (PAKT) SP1 Previews

Orbx has posted preview screenshots from the upcoming service pack 1 to Ketchikan Intl. Airport (PAKT) for FSX.

Skysoft Shijiazhuang Zhengding Intl. Airport (ZBSJ) Released

Skysoft Simulation has released Shijiazhuang Zhengding Intl. Airport (ZBSJ) for FS2004. Available at SimMarket.

FlightSim Developers (FSD) Take 5 Sale

FlightSim Developers Take 5 Sale with $5 off on select titles for FSX and FS2004. Valid through January 31st 2012.