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  1. henry.stitt liked a post in a topic by smurf_john in X-Plane 11: High Quality Addon Aircraft list   
    Awesome List, very helpful.
    Smurf
  2. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by henry.stitt in X-Plane 11: High Quality Addon Aircraft list   
    Hi all
    I’ve been working on a comprehensive list of high quality XP11 aircraft.
    If newcomers from P3D or other sims want to fly a particular aircraft in X-Plane 11, this list should tell you if it’s possible. 
    If you have any suggestions or additions to the list, let me know. I’m updating it weekly for new products anyways.
    I’ve also included a small selection of useful plugins at the bottom of the sheet for newcomers.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EWIjA978VOiJ2JpCgbLtasnDH_vuZThVNbeDF05lTC0
     
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  3. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by MiloGuy in P3d v4 and pmdg 737/777   
    Hi guys its been a while
     
    finally got p3d, v4  
    thinking about getting from pmdg  either , the 737- 800 or the777 
    wondering how hard these planes are to learn to fly etc, used to fly the stock 737s in fsx  back in the day
     
    milo
     
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  4. PilotPete liked a post in a topic by smurf_john in Flight Sim Cosford 2018 date announced   
    The yearly UK Flightsim Cosford will be on Saturday 6th October 2018 at RAF Museum Cosford.
     
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://twitter.com/FlightSimShow
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  http://www.flightsimshow.com/
  5. PilotPete liked a post in a topic by smurf_john in Flight Sim Cosford 2018 date announced   
    The yearly UK Flightsim Cosford will be on Saturday 6th October 2018 at RAF Museum Cosford.
     
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://twitter.com/FlightSimShow
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  http://www.flightsimshow.com/
  6. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Trisxta in Orbx EU England TrueEarth Preview Trailer 2 for X-plane 11   
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  7. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Canuckshaw in justflight.com and justtrains.net MARCH NEWSLETTER OFFERS END THIS WEEKEND!   
    Just a quick reminder that both HALF PRICE subscriber offers in our March
    Newsletter end at midnight on Sunday 8 April!
    HUNTER F.6/FGA.9
    for FSX, FSX:¬†Steam Edition &¬†P3D¬†v1-v4 50% OFF - ONLY¬†¬£12.49 / ‚ā¨15.45 / $18.99
    Use Discount Code: MARFLIGHT
    (normally ¬£24.99 / ‚ā¨30.95 / $37.99)
      SOUTH WESTERN EXPRESSWAYS
    for TS2018 50%¬†OFF - ONLY ¬£10.99 / ‚ā¨13.95 / $16.49
    Use Discount Code: MARTRAIN
    (normally ¬£21.99 / ‚ā¨27.95 / $32.99)
    See the Just Flight and Just Trains websites for all the details!
     
     
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  8. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Canuckshaw in UPDATE: FlightPort Cessna U206G Soloy Mark 1 - Now for FSX & P3D Version 4.0   
    FlightPort Cessna U206G Soloy Mark 1 FSX & P3D Version 4.0
    NEW
    Extremely detailed add-on for the Cessna U206G Soloy MK1, includes six different models (including Skydive and version with floats) and several liveries. Cockpit fully modeled in 3D, real gauges in 3D, customized sounds, textures in high definition, manual illustrated in PDF. Do not miss out on this great add-on which is one of the best on Rikoooo, thanks to its author Thomas Roehl.

    But, wait . . . there's more . . . see next topic!
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://www.rikoooo.com/downloads/viewdownload/57/886?idU=3
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  9. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Canuckshaw in Cessna T206H Soloy Turbine Pac Mark 2 FSX & P3D Version 1.0   
    Cessna T206H Soloy Turbine Pac Mark 2 FSX & P3D Version 1.0
    NEW Here is the second add-on of Thomas Roehl, this time it is the Cessna T206H Soloy Turbine MK2, this pack contains nine different models and 12 liveries, we are here again in the presence of an exceptional add-on both graphically and technically. The virtual cockpit is fully modeled in 3D, the sounds come from a real Soloy Cessna 206, the textures are in high definition. Read the manual illustrated in PDF format to correctly understand this aircraft (for the reminder the manual is in your Documents).


    Did I forget to mention . . . these are FREEWARE?!?!
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://www.rikoooo.com/downloads/viewdownload/57/885?idU=3
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  10. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by ssimmons1958 in AOASimulation- NEW V-22 Osprey Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing "Tilt-Rotor" military transport.   
    AOASimulation- NEW V-22 Osprey Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing "Tilt-Rotor" military transport.   Developed by the team that brought you the F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter.   Standard model features: Fully animated 3D exterior model: gear, flaps, flight controls, nacelle tilt, ramps, doors and in-flight refueling probe Fully animated prop rotor feather, fold, nacelle tilt and wing stow sequence Fully animated 3d interior cockpit model: stick, throttle, rudder pedals, switches, etc. Seven liveries: Full Scale development V-22A, HMX-1 "Marine One", Japan SDF, RCAF 103 SAR Squadron, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22B, U.S. Marine Corps VMM-161 Greyhawks and VMM-265 Dragons MV-22B's More liveries available on the X-Plane.org freeware download manager SASL plug-in driven avionics and automated systems Default auto tilt, auto trim and auto flap control options can be switched off for full manual control if desired Rapid ground refueling, virtual in-flight refueling and refueling from AI plane options AOA Simulations F-35B features retained for the V-22 Optional HMD (Head Mounted Display) Optional dynamic head movement in flight and taxi without track IR device (aka R2c) Optional automatic target tracking feature. Tracks AI planes from cockpit with pilot head camera for realistic formation flying and in-flight refueling Optional DAS (Distributed Aperture System) enables 360 degree tracking with automatic switching to external airframe camera
    New Features Unique chase view "Arcade" mode and forward with nothing "Superman" mode when HMD is switched on in the cockpit before switching to either of those external views REQUIREMENT
    X-Plane 11.10+ (not compatible with X-Plane 10)
    Windows, Mac or Linux 2Gb+ VRAM Video Card Current Version: 1.1 (April 2nd 2018)   VERSION HISTORY Version 1.1 (April 2nd 2018)   - New PBR textures - 2 additional liveries - Fixed low RPM issue on VTOL landing - HUMVEE payload added - Simplified auto-tilt logic - No cabin load at sim start   Version 1.0 (March 20th 2018)

    Initial release PRICE- $32.00
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/V-22-Osprey_p_786.html#tab-9
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/V-22-Osprey_p_786.html#tab-9
  11. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by ssimmons1958 in NEW-CARENADO CT210M CENTURION II XP11   
    The Cessna 210 Centurion is a six-seat, high-performance, retractable-gear single-engine aircraft which was first flown in January 1957 and produced by Cessna until 1985.

    The CT210 is part of the HD Series by Carenado and features High Definition textures all around.   Special Features Version 1.1 Optimized for X-Plane 11 State-of-the-art configurable FPS-friendly logic system Largely VR compatible  Full PBR (Superb material shines and reflections) Features Specially designed engine dynamics for X-Plane11 Flight physics optimized for X-plane standards Ground handling adapted for X-Plane 11 ground physics Physically Based Rendering materials and textures throughout PBR materials authored with industry-standard software used by the film and gaming industries X-Plane GNS530 (FPS friendly) Support for RealityXP's GTN750* (integrated into 3D cockpit, when available) Goodway Compatible Realistic behavior compared to the real airplane. Realistic weight and balance. Tested by several pilots for maximum accuracy *RealityXP GTN 750 is sold separately   Included in the package 5 HD liveries + 1 HD blank texture Autopilot KFC225 Manual PDF Recommended Settings XPLANE 11 PDF Normal and Emergency Procedures -  Performance tables PDF -Quick reference table PDF  
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/CT210M-CENTURION-II-XP11_p_794.html
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/CT210M-CENTURION-II-XP11_p_794.html
  12. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by ssimmons1958 in NEW-Reality Expansion Pack for Carenado Centurion 210 II XP11   
    NEW-Reality Expansion Pack for Carenado Centurion 210 II XP11   Note: The CT210M Centurion by Carenado is required for this add-on. It will not work on other Aircraft   Developed by real pilots Our team is made by real pilots that put their own flight experience into the code they write.   Ultra Realistic Flight & Ground Dynamics Realistic stall speeds & behavior Realistic climb speeds Realistic cruise speeds Realistic Weight & Balance Realistic taxi behavior Complex Damages System Triggered by the pilot actions Based on real world data Target every system in the aircraft Meant to teach you how to correctly manage an airplane Simulation state saving Persistent wear and tear Every single switch and lever position is restored when you reload the aircraft The battery may discharge if you leave it on and then close X-Plane When X-Plane is launched, the engine and oil temperature are restored basing on the time passed Realistic TSIO-520 Engine Simulation   100% Custom engine model that overrides the default one Engine monitor Automatic startup procedure Realistic propeller animations as never seen before on X-Plane Correct fuel consumption Turbocharger Custom propeller governor Oil System Realistic oil viscosity Interchangeable oil type Oil pump failures Realistic oil filte Injection Fuel System & Fuel Pump Starter Realistic startup procedure Realistic engine temperatures Vapor Lock Simulation Fuel Flooding simulation The engine parts are damaged if not managed correctly Interchangeable spark plugs: default or fine-wire Spark plugs fouling Realistic Lean of Peak and Rich of Peak operations New  Custom stall warning horn Gyro drift simulation Engine Preheater and Winterization Kit The engine may be warmed up upon start with the provided electrical heater Once activated, the electrical heater runs even when you close the simulator A winterization kit let the airplane  to operate at very cold temperatures Realistic Landing Gear Complete simulation of the Cessna nose wheel steering The landing gear is damaged by hard landings and overspeed operations The brakes and tires are damaged if not managed correctly Electrical & Avionics System Realistic Battery The avionics are damaged if on when the engine starts/shuts down Oxygen System Realistic duration of the oxygen supply based on the number of people on-board Realistic alternate static air The airspeed indicator, the altimeter and the vertical speed indicator introduce a reading error when the alternate static air is on Learn with the in-flight tips A non invasive tip with a suggestion about the conduct of the flight is shown when you are not flying the airplane properly A non invasive tip with a suggestion on how to recover the problem is shown when you damage the airplane Simulation of Hypoxia Tunnel Vision Hard Breathing   Stunning sounds 3D sounds (custom FMOD-like sound engine) Realistic engine clicks and stutters Real starter sound Fuselage wind sound Landing gear wind Independent touch down sounds Real avionics sound Interactive Walkaround Cockpit checks Aileron, rudder, elevator and flaps check Tire check and choks removal Tie-down removal Pitot tube check Engine cowl check Fuel quantity check Oil quantity and quality check Lights check Postflight walkaround Interactive towing Push, pull and steer using the joystick Towbar simulation Weight & Balance Tool Load the airplane and check the C.G. and weight limits at takeoff and landing The airplane behavior changes when the C.G. moves Popup Kneeboard Complete normal operations checklist Complete emergency operations checklist Complete reference tables (speed, fuel consumption etc.) May be shown/hidden with mouse gestures Maintenance Hangar Engine maintenance tab Electrical systems maintenance tab Oxygen system tab Landing gear, brakes & tires tab HeadShake Integration REP drives HeadShake to simulate the correct vibrations of the TSIO-520 engine Avionics section Realistic gyro wander and HSI behavior Very easy on FPS Written in C++: no compromises  
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/Reality-Expansion-Pack-for-Carenado-Centurion-210-II-XP11_p_795.html
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/Reality-Expansion-Pack-for-Carenado-Centurion-210-II-XP11_p_795.html
  13. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by ssimmons1958 in MILVIZ MV 310R REDUX UPDATED TO V 3.180403   
    Version: v3.180403
    CHANGE LOG
    ===============
    1. Changed the failing red light on gear in-transit lamp (was flickering)
    2. Edited Dual GTN650 panel for correct operation of units, adjusted the popup locations
    3. Adjusted lighting of KAP140 to make buttons brighter
    4. Corrected logic to turn off lighting when battery and both gen switches are off (P3Dv3.2 only)
    5. Possibly some other things I can't recall at the moment
    Back up any custom liveries and uninstall previous build prior to installation using this installer.
     
     
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    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://www.fspsstore.com/
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  14. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Ivana Fly in X-Plane Troubleshooting   
    This video walks you through 3 simple ways to troubleshoot problems with X-Plane loading or crashing.SOURCE
  15. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Ivana Fly in ON APPROACH - Episode 58 & Show Notes   
    ‚úą On Approach is a weekly flight sim & aviation enthusiast podcast covering user submitted topics and news on TheSkyLounge.tv
    TOP STORIES
     
    WORTH MENTIONING
  16. KenBjo liked a post in a topic by smurf_john in 2B2/6B6 now on ORBX with 50% off "BIll's Back Sale"   
    As Bill is Back at ORBX the 2 airports have now been ported over to ORBX and they have put a sale on to welcome the move.
    Available for P3D and X-Plane 11
     
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://orbxdirect.com/product/2b2-6b6?utm_source=orbx&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=billsback
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  17. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Gibbon in FSDreamteam GSX Update and Sale   
    Minor GSX Update from FSDreamTeam
        FSDreamTeam have supported GSX for years now and they continue to do so by releasing a minor update free of charge. The update adds a new type of staircase for Cargo aircraft, new ground operators and the ability for 3rd party products to interact with the deicers. Of course, there’s a few bug fixes chucked in also.
    You can get the free update now by running the FSDreamTeam Live Update tool, or by redownloading the package again from the website.
    GSX (Ground Services X) is a utility available for FSX/P3D users to add ground staff, vehicles and other service equipment to help with the immersion of your simulator. You can buy it now from FSDreamTeam for $34.00. You can get 30% off this Easter by using code FSDTEASTER30. Make sure you apply it at the checkout. Offer lasts until Sunday April 8th.
     
    SOURCE INFO
    http://www.fsdreamteam.com/forum/index.php/topic,17555.0.html
    https://fselite.net/news/minor-gsx-update-from-fsdreamteam/
  18. KenBjo liked a post in a topic by smurf_john in 2B2/6B6 now on ORBX with 50% off "BIll's Back Sale"   
    As Bill is Back at ORBX the 2 airports have now been ported over to ORBX and they have put a sale on to welcome the move.
    Available for P3D and X-Plane 11
     
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://orbxdirect.com/product/2b2-6b6?utm_source=orbx&utm_medium=forum&utm_campaign=billsback
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  19. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by henry.stitt in SoulmadeSim Announces DHC-2 Beaver Update   
    'I just zipped the Beaver XP11 version, which includes the ground handling improvement. I was able to take off and land fully controlled in cross wind conditions up to 12 kts. 15 kts gets tricky though, but doable.
    I also created proper icons and aircraft information and fixed the overboost of manifold pressure, which came up with the XP11 version.
    Should be available later this week.'
     
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/forums/topic/135165-sms-dhc-2-beaver-x-plane-11-ground-handling/&do=findComment&comment=1387791
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://flightdeckx.com/soulmadesim-announces-dhc-2-beaver-update/
  20. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Canuckshaw in LET‚ÄôS SIM IS CLOSING DOWN ‚Äď AND THAT SUCKS   
    LET‚ÄôS SIM IS CLOSING DOWN ‚Äď AND
    THAT SUCKS
      Let’s Sim was one of those new projects that you never know what’s putting on the table until they do. I had the pleasure of watching Dave White bring it up from nothing. And now I have the terrible sight of him closing it down.

    His reasons are perfectly valid. When you get to a point where you are losing money, you sometimes need to stop the bleed. On some projects, you can go on. On other projects ‚Äď especially ones where more than one person is involved ‚Äď that‚Äôs harder. Usually impossible.
    Dave came up with a way to protect the authors’ work and brought some very interesting features such as their 360 preview. That was something that really impressed me but, at the same time, it was nothing that I wasn’t expecting from Dave. He’s just like that: always wanting to push things forth and making it all better.
    I am deeply sorry to see Let’s Sim disappear. It was a shock to me and I am sure it wasn’t an easy decision for Dave. Not easy at all.
    It’s a huge loss to the community and I just hope we don’t lose more. We are a community, moved by a passion that we all share and cherish. I hope we keep on, united.
    To Dave: hang in there, buddy. You know how to reach me if needed.
    You’ve shown us that there are other ways, cooler ways, to do things and that we should not settle with how things have always been done.
    Thank you. For everything.
    Read their announcement here.
    Note: this post was made together with FlightDeckX and FSElite in solidarity with Dave and the Let’s Sim Team. A community should stick together. Always. That’s what we defend.
    by Sérgio Costa on March 23, 2018  
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    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://www.helisimmer.com/news/lets-sim-is-closing-down-and-that-sucks/
  21. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Gibbon in Rotate MD-80 v1.41 Update Released   
    Rotate MD-80 v1.41 Update Released
        It was only in late January that the Rotate team gave us a pretty serious update for their highly acclaimed MD-80 aircraft. They’ve now gone and improved on that with the release of the v1.41 update just a couple of months later.
    This update sees a list of changes to the jet, including new sounds, bugfixes and improvements to the aircraft systems, giving an overall improvement to the flying experience. You can find the full changelog below this story.
    Rotate’s customers can download the update from their point of purchase, and those wishing to take their first flight in this excellent MD-80 simulation can head to the Rotate website for the listing of available retailers.
     
    SOURCE INFO
    http://rotatesim.com/get-the-md-80/
    https://fselite.net/news/rotate-md-80-v1-41-update-released/
  22. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Gibbon in Mettar Simulations: 2018 And Beyond (Matt)   
    Mettar Simulations: 2018 And Beyond
        You may not know the name “Mettar Simulations“, but you likely know the main man behind that name very well.
    Matt Davies is well known in our community for his Twitch streams and YouTube channel (formerly going by the screen name Belynz,  saving the P3D Tweak Assistant tool (better known as PTA) from being relegated to history by the previous owner and developer, while also giving life to the popular projectFLY flight log-book and dispatch web-app which started the chain of events that lead to the creation of Mettar Simulations.
    Matt has spoken freely about the plans for his company on his Twitch streams in the past, giving some details to his followers, but generally not going too far into detail. Thankfully though, he has released a statement via Facebook today giving us an insight as to what happens from here for Mettar.
    He starts off by describing the beginnings of the company, how it came to be, and details the team that he has on board. Continuing, he tells of the events that lead to the creation of the company, such as PTA, projectFLY, Simstall, and the start of his highly-anticipated A380 project.
    The overview that follows goes further into detail on these projects, such as where they’re at now, and what the plans for the future are.
     
    SOURCE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/notes/mettar-simulations/mettar-simulations-who-what-are-we/480091769055817/
      https://fselite.net/news/mettar-simulations-2018-and-beyond/ 
  23. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Gibbon in FSLabs Releases Update to the A320-X for P3DV4.2   
    FSLabs Releases Update to the A320-X for P3DV4.2
    We informed the community a little while ago that FSLabs were working on a new update for their A320-X. Today the update has been released. The update focuses on fixing a few bugs and improving various logic components.
    As we said before, this update looks to address the strange issues some users found where they would experience strange aileron movements at some airports. Additional improvements include the ability to now feed sound through multiple devices and an improvement in performance.
    You can get the new update via this link ‚Äď just be sure to have your serial info to hand.
     
    SOURCE INFO
    https://redownload.flightsimlabs.com/
    https://fselite.net/news/fslabs-releases-update-for-the-a320-x-for-p3dv4-2/
  24. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by Canuckshaw in CYQQ Comox Valley Airport/CFB Comox 19Wing Updated to P3Dv4   
    CYQQ (2010)
                                          A FlightSim FS9, FSX and Prepar3D add-on providing accurate, detailed coverage of CFB Comox and nearby facilities. It is compatible with both versions of Ultimate Terrain and Orbx's FTX PNW for FSX.
    P3Dv4 Compatible CYQQ Released

    CYQQ - Canadian Forces Base Comox
    CYQQ (2010) portrays Canadian Forces Base Comox (Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada) (CYQQ), the Comox Valley Air Terminal and surrounding area. It is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulators FS9 and FSX and Lockheed martin's Prepar3d v1, v2 and v4.
    In addition to all the standard features, CYQQ (2010) includes:
    over 100 buildings and airfield structures static models of the vintage aircaft on display at the Comox Air Force Museum a variety of military aircraft as operating AI. file includes installer (you will need to know where your Prepar3D.cfg file resides. It should be here: C:\Users\"your name"\AppData\Roaming\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v4) Shane Strong has developed some excellent photo-real ground cover for my CYQQ. Please visit his website at http://sstrong.ca.
    The current release of CYQQ (2010) is Version 2.07. Please check the Status & Known Issues page for known issues, patches and update information. (Click on "Version 2.07" in preceding sentence to start the download)
     
    Oh, and did I mention that it's FREE?
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  http://stuff4fs.com/open.asp?Folder=CYQQ&JS=TRUE
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  
  25. smurf_john liked a post in a topic by SSH in V-22 OSPREY RELEASED for Xpalne 11   
    Good day Chaps
    AOA Simulations has released the V-22 Osprey
    the price is $32 which is not cheap, so I m assuming it has all of its systems modeled?
    I ll leave the comments to you guys
    Cheers
    SSH 
     
     
    SOURCE INFO
    DEVELOPER POST LINK :  http://store.x-plane.org/V-22-Osprey_p_786.html#tab-7
    NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :  https://flightdeckx.com/v-22-osprey-released/
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