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  1. Flight Sim Labs Reveals New Icing Features for A319-X A few days ago, Flight Sim Labs teased what would be a “super cool” new feature for their upcoming A319 product. Today, they have announced on their forum what this tease was all about. One of the biggest safety concerns for any pilot is icing. Icing that forms on the fuselage, wings or control surfaces of the aircraft can cause detrimental effects if not properly treated. Whilst other aircraft have attempt to simulate icing within the sim, FSLabs are announcing their custom-built “ground-breaking” new icing model. The new icing model, which will be made for the A319 at first, will feature a wealth of new features not yet seen in a flight simulator. The team say that ice, frost and contamination will build up dynamically on the airframe based on numerous in-sim atmospheric conditions. This will include temperature, humidity, sun elevation and other factors including fuel and realistic ‘cold soak’ effects. Not only will it build up, but then depending on the conditions, the ice and snow will melt dynamically too. This data has been taken from thermal models and data from many test flights. So during walk-arounds, you will need to check the wings, tail, fuselage, engine nacelles and spinners to ensure they’re free from ice. Furthermore, in the FSLabs A319-X you’ll be able to see ice building up dynamically on the flight deck ice probe. Alternatively the electronic ice detectors that are fitted to some A319s, which display an ECAM alert when ice is detected, can be optionally enabled via the MCDU. SOURCE INFO https://forums.flightsimlabs.com/index.php?/topic/17305-a319-x-“super-cool”-feature-reveal/ https://fselite.net/news/flight-sim-labs-reveal-new-icing-features-for-a319/
  2. Black Box Simulations Preview A330neo Black Box Simulations recently published, in their facebook group, a screenshot of their work-in-progress A330-800 neo. The caption to the screenshot also speaks of an A330-900 neo, A340-200 and A340-500 aircraft in the works. They have said that these 4 new long-haul aircraft are to be included in the ‘Airbus Widebody Family v0.90’ package and is set to release ‘2018’. So, no release date as of yet and no words on any new pricing, but we will keep you posted with the latest updates as we get them. SOURCE INFO https://www.facebook.com/groups/1608114169472923/ https://fselite.net/previews/black-box-simulations-preview-a330neo/
  3. One day it will arrive i'm sure, maybe when we get a good A350
  4. Synthetic Vision System Airbus Aircraft Tradition meets cutting-edge in new cockpit instrumentation. The Primary Flight Display, a high-tech digital screen that combines many of the dials and gauges of yesteryear is getting even better due to Airbus innovation with synthetic vision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCq-Du7_SK0 SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCq-Du7_SK0
  5. Looking forward to this one. 😁 Milviz Previews Their ATR 72 Virtual Cockpit Perhaps one of flightsim’s most longed for regional airliners, the ATR 72, Milviz announced that they would be taking up the challenge of bringing the aircraft into our sims way back in March of 2017. Since then, it hasn’t been mentioned very much aside from Milviz’s “Flying with the Boss” back in May 2017 and a preview of the external model earlier this year in March (which I just noticed we forgot to report on..oops). Today, we now have a new preview of where all the magic happens; the cockpit! Do bear in mind that the aircraft is still a major work in progress and many things still haven’t been completed, or even started, yet. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/previews/fsx-previews/milviz-previews-their-atr-72-virtual-cockpit/
  6. FSDG Previews Pilots of the Caribbean (Part 2) St. Lucia Flight Sim Development Group, or more commonly known as FSDG, are working towards a 3 part scenery package they appropriately name ‘Pilots of the Caribbean’. Part one of the series was released on March 4th which included the island of St. Vincent. Part 2 has been previewed on their Facebook page showcasing 8 images of the close-to-releasing island scenery of St. Lucia. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/previews/fsdg-previews-pilots-of-the-caribbean-part-2-st-lucia/
  7. Digital Design Tenerife-South Released After previewing the scenery just a few hours earlier, Digital Design has released their Tenerife South scenery for P3Dv4 after over 5 months of development. The scenery encompasses the Reina Sofia Airport itself in stunning detail, along with high-resolution scenery for the surrounding area. Examining the feature list, we can expect many of you to be happy to discover SODE jetway support and high-fidelity 3D night lighting. In addition to SODE, Tenerife South features photorealistic textures on airport buildings, high-resolution ground textures, custom surroundings, a custom high-resolution mesh of the island, and more. A full feature list can be found below for those interested. SOURCE INFO https://secure.simmarket.com/digital-design-tenerife-south-p3d4.phtml https://fselite.net/news/digital-designs-tenerife-south/
  8. MFSG Release Miyazaki Airport Developer MFSG has released Miyazaki Airport (RJFM). Miyazaki Airport is located in the South of Japan and has connections to a number of Japanese and Asian destinations. The addon is available for €14,00 from SimMarket for FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D v3 and v4. MFSG’s rendition of this airport will come with the following features: Highly detailed Miyazaki Airport Seasonal Miyazaki Photoscenery Terrain Seasonal Miyazaki Groundpoly RJFM airport area FS2004 version compatible with default scenery (Tested) FSX version compatible with default scenery (Tested) P3Dv3 & P3Dv4 version compatible with default scenery (Tested) Compatible with add-on AI traffic Static Aircraft Static Jetway only. SODE not required Dynamic Light P3Dv4 (optional) SOURCE INFO https://secure.simmarket.com/mfsg-miyazaki-airport-rjfm-2018-fsx-p3d-fs2004.phtml https://fselite.net/news/mfsg-release-miyazaki-airport/
  9. KVUO preview. Bill Womack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rdXS-Emxf0&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=x2_OudhWZCfVkc5i-6 KVUO Pearson Field has been released! Pearson is Bill Womack's sixth Orbx airport, and his first Orbx-only release since returning to the fold. Among all the small Pacific Northwest airports that are loaded with character, Pearson Field stands out. For one thing, it predates them all; KVUO is officially the oldest continuously operating airport in the region, and one of the two oldest operational fields in the US. Even well before the dawn of aviation, the site was a hub of activity, as evidenced by the 19th-century Hudson's Bay Company fort and trading post just off the threshold of runway 8. In its life so far, the tiny airport has hosted the first crossing of the Columbia River by airship in 1905, been a stopover on the US Army's first round-the-world flight, and made Russian aviation history as the landing spot for the Chkalov Trans-Polar Flight in 1937. SOURCE INFO https://orbxdirect.com/product/kvuo https://fselite.net/news/orbx-kvuo-pearson-field-released-for-fsx-p3d-x-plane-soon/
  10. Turbulent Designs Confirms MBS International Airport for X-Plane Turbulent Designs are known in the Prepar3D world for their high quality scenery add-ons. In fact, as a team, they made it clear that they would be focusing purely on modern simulators and taking advantage of the 64-bit capabilities they bring. With that in mind, they did start developing for X-Plane 11 with the release of their Idaho Falls, which was met with a really positive reception. Now, the team are back with confirmation they’re bringing another of their popular airports to X-Plane. Introducing MBS International Airport. MBS International Airport is a small airport only served by a handful of airlines. However, it sees plenty of traffic from private jets and general aviation. The original P3D version impressed me with the excellent internal modelling and by the looks of the previews below, it would appear they’re aiming to achieve the same thing here. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/news/turbulent-designs-confirms-mbs-international-airport-for-x-plane/
  11. Bahrometrix released freeware EDGT Bottenhorn Bahrometrix have put out a freeware Bottenhorn (EDGT) is a small single grass strip aerodrome north of Frankfurt, Germany. This little grass trip’s main focus on gliders, ultra light, motor gliders, towing aircraft, gyrocopters, helicopters, para-gliders and balloon flights. The scenery also includes a sloped runway. Scenery key features – ORBX color-matched orthophoto 15cm / px with all seasonal variations – Volumetric grass with seasonal variations (automatically switched over) – Seasonal buildings and objects (automatically switch over) – All buildings of the airfield with many details as well as static objects – Dynamic lights with natural-looking hues (warm white) – Slope with natural gradient, tuned to 19m mesh setting – SODE-controlled wind objects (wind turbines and wind vane) For a full list of features and to download this free scenery for P3Dv4, head on over to the Bahrometrix website. SOURCE INFO http://www.bahrometrix.de/downloads/edgt-bottenhorn/ https://fselite.net/news/bahrometrix-released-freeware-edgt-bottenhorn/
  12. Aerosoft Airbus A318/319 Professional Series to Release In June Usually, the updates from Aerosoft regarding the Airbus Professional series contain some brand new screenshots or an update on development progress. However, what is usually missing is a timeframe of when we can expect the series of planes to be released. It’s been known for a while now that Aerosoft have a release system in mind once the first of the packs hit, but what wasn’t known is when the first of those would be released. Today, Mathijs confirmed that the release date for the Airbus A318/319 Professional series is due to be on June 26th. In his post on the Aerosoft forums, he describes how the meeting today was both full of good news and not so good news. The good news is that the propulsion system is progressing fine, with just smaller details now being worked on. Further good news is that there are some brand new voices for the checklist and smaller details like cockpit lighting is now complete. On the flip side, the MCDU, the FMS and AP still have some issues to resolve. Mathijs described the MCDU as “the most complex bit of code” that the team have ever done, so testing has been slower than expected. However, he did say that this will be the most advanced Airbus MCDU currently available in the sim. A new preview topic will be started this week with information on final pricing, updated box information, manuals and more. SOURCE INFO http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/130620-aerosoft-a318a319a320a321a330-professional-preview-part-5/&page=1 https://fselite.net/news/aerosoft-airbus-a318-319-professional-series-to-release-in-june/
  13. Flight Sim World Free Mission Packs With the upcoming closure of Flight Sim World on May 24th, developer Dovetail Games has made the announcement that the mission packs they had created for FSW so far, will now be available for free. There are a total of three mission packs, respectively named ‘Epic Approaches’, ‘The Last Frontier’ and the ‘Spanish Job’. The mission packs can be downloaded from the Flight Sim World Steam Store page. It’s good to add that not only these mission packs are now available for free, there are also a lot of price drops from other developers active until the product will be closed on aforementioned date. Flight Sim World and purchased addons will remain in your Steam Library, but you will not be able to purchase the sim or new addons any longer after then. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/news/flight-sim-world-free-mission-packs/
  14. Aerosoft Daytona Beach XP Released Daytona, Florida is probably best known for the legendary race track that resides there, and the NASCAR race of the year that is held there annually. Pretty well right over the raceway fence is Daytona Beach International Airport, and when the Daytona 500 race rolls around each year this airport is packed to the brim with private planes, with the wealthy owners heading straight to the track, Aerosoft has now released their Daytona Beach International scenery for X-Plane as Daytona Beach International XP. Sadly, it’s a little late in the year to be well-timed for those wishing to fly their simulated private jets into the airport for the race, but X-Plane users can now be well prepared for next February. SOURCE INFO http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/132279-daytona-beach-international-xp-xp11-released/ https://fselite.net/news/aerosoft-daytona-beach-xp-released/