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  1. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by hubinwa in VKB Gunfighter MCG Pro   
    Coming in April, the Gunfighter!   About $400. Looks amazing.
     
     
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  2. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by Mister Predrag in NGX Cockpit Sound Immersion SP3 + 737NG CFM Immersion Soundpack HD (WIP) - Preview   
    The preview of SP3 update for the "NGX Cockpit Sound Immersion" soundpack and soon to be released "737NG CFM Immersion Soundpack HD".
    SP3 update will be out in the next 48hrs, CFM engine soundpack hopefully in the next 10 days.
    Cheers all!
     
     
     
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  3. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by BrandingIron1900 in BRITISH COLUMBIA WILDFIRE SERVICE IS USING FSX AND P3D TO TRAIN FIREFIGHTERS   
    The BC Wildfire Service came up with a brilliant way to train firefighters in the arduous mission of coordinating aircraft in these dangerous areas
     
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    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://www.helisimmer.com/articles/british-columbia-wildfire-service-using-fsx-p3d-train-firefighters/
  4. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by krazyk in FlyTampa Boston Rebooted Screenshots *Release this weekend*   
    From Facebook: 
    Yeah, I know, you guys would rather have Heathrow & Dubai with SODE Off technology. Whatever that is.
    & Las Vegas is coming up next, with some slick Easter eggs.
    Anyway, Here's good old Boston Logan for Prepar3D V4+
    Release should be this weekend
    - Boston Logan International (KBOS) airport V4 Rebooted
    - High-Resolution 2k Terminal Textures
    - 3D Tunnels, Bridges & Airport Island Coastlines
    - Advanced Specular & Normal Mapping shaders used on Airport surfaces
    - Dynamic Lighting & optional FX Lighting for slower systems
    - Animated & Static Vehicles
    - Animated Ramp People
    - Stunning Wet Weather & Snow Effects
    - Volumetric Grass
    - Animated Jetways at all gates
    - Optimized thoroughly with use of LODs
    - Configuration tool to help customize your experience 
    - Compiled with latest Prepar3Dv4.2 SDK
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2000407683321199&id=882745525087426
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  5. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by beech08nh in Is this Bali's most mysterious tourist attraction? Tourists flock to guarded Boeing 737 abandoned in a field - but no one knows how it got there.   
    Just a five minute drive from Pandawa Beach is Bali's most bizarre attraction An abandoned Boeing 737 sits in the middle of a field, fenced off and guarded No one is really sure how or why  the plane got into the field in the first place Rumors say it's owner planned to turn it into a restaurant but ran out of money 

     
     
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    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5421939/Balis-bizarre-tourist-attraction-Boeing-737.html#ixzz57rBD11kX
  6. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by tarpoon in Dunkirk Spitfire has been released   
    Aeroplane Heaven has released the Dunkirk Spitfire. It is a very early Mk.1 type. The plane features two versions, one with the undercarriage hand pump, and a hydraulic version.
    The price is $24.99 over at the JustFlight store.







     
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  7. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by hubinwa in Was the FSL A320 installer compromised? *Updated 21st Feb*   
    Here's another well thought out, well spoken discussion on YT:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03nyiMbaPI
  8. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in Boeing 777 Full Body Repair Project   
    Maaco for jets?

  9. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by krazyk in FSUIPC v5.123E for P3Dv4.2 Released   
    FSUIPC version 5.123e only, for those with 5.123 or later already installed FSUIPC 5.123e
    -- Appears to fix assorted Simconnect programs which occurred between 5.123c and the released version of P3D4.2. ("Appears" in the sense that the specific reason for the odd happenings is unknown but is something internally going on between some new use of the PDK in FSUIPC, and facilities in SimConnect. Follow up on this is needed with L-M).
    -- the 'e' version fixes a problem of the Options not opening in certain circumstances, notable with ProSim running.
     
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  http://forum.simflight.com/topic/80977-updated-modules/
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  10. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by hubinwa in FSUIPC v5.123E for P3Dv4.2 Released   
    Cool, now I can install 4.2,  thanks.
  11. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by hubinwa in Boeing 777 Full Body Repair Project   
    Wonder what they charge for a paint job like that?  
  12. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in Boeing 777 Full Body Repair Project   
     
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  13. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in Icing Boots in Action   
     
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  14. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by Rich in Was the FSL A320 installer compromised? *Updated 21st Feb*   
    I very much appreciate you guys openly discussing this topic. I think it is extremely important for the community to understand the facts. I was shocked and disturbed that sites like Avsim closed threads immediately that tried to discuss this issue. Perhaps Avsim and others don't want to upset certain devs because they pay for advertising etc. Perhaps they are ok with this kind of malware. In any case thank you once again for discussing this in an open manner.
    On a different topic, since this is my first post here, thanks for the show! Always informative and always entertaining.
     
    Rich.
  15. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by Captain K Simulations in Was the FSL A320 installer compromised? *Updated 21st Feb*   
    You maybe one but there is many. And many make a class action law sue. I don’t wish for them to go to jail or anything of the sort because let’s fase it we have all done things against the law we all do but i always go back to intent what is your intent what is their intent and their intent is extremely unclear and even tho they say to catch 1 person I find rubbish. 
  16. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by Wingrider in Was the FSL A320 installer compromised? *Updated 21st Feb*   
    FlightSimLabs, a studio that specialises in custom add-ons for other company’s flight sims, has been found to be secretly installing a program onto user’s computers designed to check whether FlightSimLabs, a studio that specialises in custom add-ons for other company’s flight sims, has been found to be secretly installing a program onto user’s computers designed to check whether they’re playing a pirated copy of their software.
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://kotaku.com/studio-accused-of-installing-malware-on-customers-pcs-1823141718/amp
  17. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in EXCLUSIVE KASE ASPEN-PITKIN COUNTY SCREENSHOTS!   
    Stairport Sceneries have been kind enough to drop some exclusive screenshots of their upcoming KASE Aspen-Pitkin County scenery into my inbox, which I gladly pass on to you! No official ETA for the release is available just yet but seems we are getting closer. The developer will be posting some more screenshots on their Facebook page within the next few days which basically means they got something to show! 
    Stay tuned, I have seen this scenery already in its current beta form and it’s already a beautiful representation of a challenging airport. Definitely worth waiting for!
     
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://www.facebook.com/stairportsceneries/
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://flightdeckx.com/exclusive-kase-aspen-pitkin-county-screenshots/
  18. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in Leonardo Software - FLY THE MADDOG X Released   
    https://secure.simmarket.com/leonardo-software-fly-the-maddog-x-64-bit-p3d4.phtml
     
     
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  19. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by krazyk in Was the FSL A320 installer compromised? *Updated 21st Feb*   
    A user on Reddit (Link 1) just posted something worrying about the FSL A320 installer which apparently contains a password dumping tool related to the users Chrome activities. How true or false this claim is something to be confirmed by FSL themselves which I am sure will be revealed in a public announcement soon.
    The above was then confirmed on Belynz (Matt Davies) Twitch stream & Discord where users confirmed the existence of such a file which could be used to the users disadvantage. Matt then contacted Lefteris Kalamaras (FSL) via Skype and was promptly responded to in private (phone call) explaining the situation. However, Matt denied to comment on the matter and only hinted at a possible misunderstanding of the real use of such a file. 
    FSL will soon provide a public announcement regarding the matter and with all things considered, this could just be an anti-piracy tool from FSL to detract piracy of their product upon detection of any modification to their installer.
    Someone had started a thread a few days back (Link 2) requesting help for exactly this issue but it was resolved with a simple answer saying, "You should disable your anti-virus completely when installing if it’s causing issues." 
    There is now a thread on FSL forums regarding this matter but no official response at the time of writing this post. (Link 3)
     
    In my honest opinion, while FSL may find a technicality to justify the existence of this malicious software in their installer, it still seems like a severe breach of trust, especially after seeing the response by the beta tester to a user who found this file a few days back, and no amount of justification should allow such practices to be continued. While this will definitely split the community into two, those that are okay with its nefarious purpose in the name of DRM and those that find it extremely unethical, I wholeheartedly am against such protocols being injected into products without prior consent or the user being made aware at the point of purchase.
    What do you think? Should such protocols be allowed at all? Is this is a viable method to stop piracy? It may be even considered illegal in some countries.
    UPDATE: FSL has now released a public announcement (Developer Post Link 1) regarding the matter and it is indeed correct that this file is being dumped to the user system (whether a genuine customer or not) without explicit consent of the user.
    Confirmed by a developer of ProjectFLY:  "The malware is placed on your SYSTEM at the point of execution of the installer. Whether it does anything or not is irrelevant. Malware is being placed on the computer without explicit consent of the end user."
    As a customer of the FSL A320, I am disappointed in their methodology and lack of transparency regarding the matter.@OMGEDSON , I'd like to request you and others in your weekly 'On Approach' show to discuss this matter at length and provide some feedback on what your thoughts are regarding such practices (guilty until proven innocent). I'd still like to see FSL make an honest and genuine apology.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Developer of ProjectFly has posted a comprehensive statement regarding his findings and why consumers should not accept this in any shape or form. (LINK 4)
    NEW INFORMATION AS OF FEBRUARY 21st BELOW
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 2: One of the now 'ex' beta team members of FSL team has come out with a statement of his own: https://www.reddit.com/r/flightsim/comments/7z4sha/iama_exfsl_beta_team_member_who_needs_to_clear_my/
    Famous YouTube News Channel 'The Know': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp_yk7m5Vco&feature=youtu.be
    YouTube 'SidAlpha': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s03nyiMbaPI
    Popular Mechanics: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/apps/amp18336179/flight-simulator-fslabs-addon-passwords-piracy/
     
     
    PUBLIC MEDIA LINKS: 
    LinusTechTips: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/898030-fslabs-intentionally-installing-drm-that-can-steal-your-passwords/?page=2
    RockPaperShotgun: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/02/19/flight-sim-group-put-malware-in-a-jet-and-called-it-drm/
    TorrentFreak News: https://torrentfreak.com/flight-sim-company-embeds-malware-to-steal-pirates-passwords-180219/
    VICE: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pamzqk/fs-labs-flight-simulator-password-malware-drm
    Arstechnica: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02/flight-sim-devs-say-hidden-password-dump-tool-was-used-to-fight-pirates/
    PC GAMER: https://www.pcgamer.com/flight-simulator-expansion-installed-password-stealing-malware-as-drm/
    Fidus Information Security: https://www.fidusinfosec.com/fslabs-flight-simulation-labs-dropping-malware-to-combat-piracy/
    Guru3D: https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/flightsimlabs-injected-viral-like-drm-into-its-distribution.html
    FutureGameReleases: https://www.futuregamereleases.com/fslabs-a320-installer-includes-malware-chrome-password-extraction-tool/
    Heise News (German): https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/FSX-Add-On-Entwickler-FSLabs-liest-heimlich-Passwoerter-von-Raubkopierern-aus-3973485.html
    The Christian Post: https://www.christianpost.com/news/flight-sim-expansion-developer-discovered-to-inject-malware-into-product-as-drm-218680/
    Nextinpact (French): https://www.nextinpact.com/brief/un-add-on-pour-flight-sim-x-embarquait-un-voleur-de-mots-de-passe-chrome-2741.htm
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK 1 :  https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/announcement/10-a320-x-drm-clarification/
    DEVELOPER POST LINK 2 : https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/announcement/11-a320-x-drm-what-happened/
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : 
    Link 1: https://www.reddit.com/r/flightsim/comments/7yh4zu/fslabs_a320_installer_seems_to_include_a_chrome/?st=jdtc9sf4&sh=3f79c91f
    Link 2:  https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/16136-resolved-testexe/
    Link 3: https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/16210-malware-in-installer/
    Link 4: https://medium.com/@lukegorman97/flightsimlabs-alleged-malware-analysis-1427c4d23368
  20. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by angeli662 in Wing Falls off of Plane and it Lands!!!   
     
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  21. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by BrandingIron1900 in Flight1 GTN Complete Edition (GTN 750 and 650) Now Prepar3d Version 4.2 Compatible   
     
     
     
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  22. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by Bucnatic60 in Weekly Cub Club Flight Information   
    @Patrons  Cub Club info for Saturday 02/17/18:
    Starting airport: 37GA (Blue Bird Field)
    Sim time: 1000* local ; Date: 02/17/18*
    *Date and time subject to change based on weather.
  23. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by krazyk in TropicalSim Bilbao LEBB 2018 Released   
    Price: EUR19.90
    FEATURES
    Highly detailed Bilbao Airport / LEBB Full night illumination Recent ground layout changes represented Dynamic Lighting on Prepar3d v4 version Optional SODE animated jetways Optional 3D Lights Optional 3D Grass within airport islands and taxiways/runways. P3D v2/v3/v4 native materials custom ground option Wet ground surface effect for P3Dv2/v3/v4 (via native custom ground) and for FSX (via SODE) 3-Arc terrain mesh Compatible with add-on AI traffic. Compatible with other third-party sceneries FSX version compatible with default and add-on FSX scenery P3D version compatible with default and add-on P3D scenery Usage of FSX SDK for the FSX version for best performance Usage of Prepar3d SDK for the P3D version for best performance Installers will detect sim location and add the scenery.cfg entry for FSX, FSX:SE, P3Dv1, P3Dv2, P3Dv3 & P3Dv4 A few pictures attached below but head over to the source link for a whole bucket full of more screenshots.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://secure.simmarket.com/tropicalsim-bilbao-lebb-2018-fsx-p3d.phtml
  24. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by TomcatUK in JF | updated screenshots of Vulcan B mk2   
    This caught my eye today in the latest JustFlight newsletter... I think  some new screenshots have been posted...

    Our Avro Vulcan B Mk2 for FSX and P3D has come on in leaps and bounds since our last Newsletter and is looking much more like the finished article now that some exterior textures are in place - there are more screenshots for you to take a look at on the Vulcan page.
     
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  25. OMGEDSON liked a post in a topic by dawgfan58 in Prepar3D 4.2 update...WHAT BROKE!? The List.   
    PMDG have updated the 747 to fix the issues people were having with it. https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/531366-16feb18-update-for-prepar3d-v42-users-via-the-operations-center/
    @Biarzed
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