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  1. FSDG publishes release schedule – FACT releasing September Today, FSDG provided us with a short update in the shape of a picture with a release schedule for upcoming products on their Facebook page. One product that stands out is their highly anticipated Cape Town scenery which started out as a lite product but recently got changed to a full scale product, now has a release date of September 12 instead of the rumored August release. On top of this, their version of Rhodes is set to release on October 20. The rest of the products on the list include Lite versions of Nairobi, Enfidha, Casablanca and Dalaman. All of these are on time, with Dalaman estimated for February 19 of next year. Their Bremen scenery, which was briefly previewed back in January, also got a brief mention on the list as being on time. The list was not all great news though, as their Antalya scenery has been cancelled. For more news on FSDG, stay tuned to FSElite. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/news/fsdg-publishes-release-schedule-fact-releasing-september/
  2. Airworthy Designs Previews Princess Juliana Airport 1.5 Update Developer Airworthy Designs recently took to Facebook and posted some beautiful progress shots of the upcoming 1.5 update for Princess Juliana Airport (TNCM) for X-Plane 11. As evidenced in a few of the shots, and confirmed via Facebook messages with the developer, much of the time has been spent on adding Physically Based Rendering (PBR) support for runways. When asked for everything that is included in the 1.5 update, we were provided with an internal task list of over 40 items that include things like animated jetways, animated flags, airport ground services, ground traffic, improved night lighting, and more. Airworthy Designs said that they have also worked to improve performance on older systems, and they are hoping the update will be ready for release within the next month or two. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/news/airworthy-designs-previews-princess-juliana-airport-1-5-update/
  3. Milviz King Air 350i Previews And New Aircraft Announcement SOURCE INFO An extremely anticipated aircraft, the Milviz King Air 350i has been in the works for quite some time now. While we hadn’t seen any new previews on the aircraft for a short while, Milviz changed that over the past few weeks with a few new previews of the Proline21 that will be incorporated into the aircraft as well as Rex WX Radar integration! https://www.facebook.com/Milviz/ https://fselite.net/previews/milviz-king-air-350i-previews-and-new-aircraft-announcement/
  4. EU Netherlands TrueEarth for Aerofly FS 2 Orbx has said time and time again that 2018 is the year where all the research and development will start to come to fruition. Part of that process was releasing their new technology which has been named TrueEarth. The first in a long line of TrueEarth products is Netherlands. We reviewed it a few weeks back for P3Dv4, but today, Orbx wanted to preview the technology but this time in Aerofly FS 2. If you don’t know what TrueEarth technology is, it’s a blend of photoreal terrain and more traditional scenery development. Meaning that buildings, vegetation and points of interest match up perfectly to the photo ground textures. SOURCE INFO https://orbxdirect.com/product/nld/afs2?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=shoutbox&utm_campaign=NLD_AFS2&utm_source=OrbxDirect+Customers&utm_campaign=bc181ab8d1-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_16_10_49&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d196806e9b-bc181ab8d1-200417629 https://fselite.net/previews/orbx-netherlands-trueearth-aerofly-fs-2-previews/
  5. VATSIM Preview Swift Client After all the coverage between VATSIM and POSCON earlier last week, online networks are a hot topic right now. One of the biggest talking points was the future of how simmers can interact via clients. Something that has been in development for a long time already is a new client for VATSIM users: Swift. The Swift client promises to bring a wealth of new features to the online network for its users. The biggest benefit of this client is compatibility with X-Plane 11. Although the previews came with little information, we wanted to share with the community the current situation with the Swift Client. We’ll bring you more news if we get it. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/previews/vatsim-preview-swift-client/
  6. TROPICALSIM St. Thomas 2018 Released A new and improved St. Thomas Cyril E. King (TIST) for P3D has been released. Tropical Sim is well known for their Caribbean airports. Their latest upgrade to the new P3D platform is St. Thomas Cyril E. King International airport (TIST) St. Thomas airport is located approximately 2 miles (3km) west of the central business district of Charlotte Amalie on the island of St. Thomas which is in the United States Virgin Islands. Out of all the airports in the Virgin Islands, it is the busiest. The 7200 foot runway houses many types of small to medium sized aircraft from other parts of the Caribbean and East Coast of the United States. SOURCE INFO https://secure.simmarket.com/tropicalsim-st-thomas-cyril-e-king-tist-2018-fsx-p3d.phtml https://fselite.net/news/tropicalsim-st-thomas-2018-released/
  7. UK2000 Scenery Announce Cardiff Xtreme for X-Plane UK2000 Scenery have been producing a lot of X-Plane content lately and their latest announcement should please fans for sure. Their X-Plane dedicated developer, Matt, has returned back to the development field and decided that Cardiff airport will be the next to ported. Included in the release will be custom light fx and halos, customer taxiways and physical based rendering will be used to create a realistic looking environment. Of course, these features are already on top of the realistic rendering of the airport, high resolution imagery and plenty of airport vehicles and clutter. The airport is expected to release on August 25th with a cost of £16.99. SOURCE INFO https://fselite.net/news/uk2000-scenery-announce-cardiff-xtreme-for-x-plane/
  8. Martin Hawaii Mars - Flight to Oshkosh SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  9. Why is the LANDING GEAR TILTED? Explained by CAPTAIN JOE SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  10. Clouds above the California wildfires. This is at 30k feet. That's the sunset on the horizon. https://www.news.com.au/world/pictures-californian-firestorms-a-vision-of-hell/news-story/289762a8670d5603d97b899dee9ce93 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  11. MK-Studios Release New Lisbon Previews MK-Studios has given us more photos of their upcoming scenery, Lisbon, over on their Facebook page. These shots show off some of the texturing and gpoly work that has been done by MK-Studios. Based on the shots given, the scenery looks to have very high-quality textures. They have also gone with the approach of the wear and tear look as well based on the tire marks, cracks, and rubber smears on the runways and taxiways. Two of the shots in the post were of the highly detailed Ponte 25 de Abril and the Vasco da Gama bridges, showing how much effort has gone into this product. SOURCE INFO https://www.facebook.com/mkstudiosfanpage/ https://fselite.net/previews/mk-studios-release-new-lisbon-previews/
  12. Attitude Simulations Release Fox Islands for X-Plane 11 SOURCE INFO The Gate to the Great Lakes: Fox Islands Attitude Simulations released their North & South Fox Islands scenery package for X-Plane 11. According to the team, the package takes full advantage of the available technology in X-Plane 11. The scenery is packed with detail. A lot of attention was given to the foilage of the different airfields. The team also built detailed buildings around the islands and the airfields. The airport is perfect for GA flying in the area. It features a few grass strips, as well as normal runways. You can pick the scenery for X-Plane 11 up for $19.95 from X-Aviation. http://www.x-aviation.com/catalog/product_info.php/the-gate-the-great-lakes-fox-islands-p-153 https://fselite.net/news/xpl-news/attitude-simulations-release-fox-islands-for-x-plane-11/
  13. WORK IN PROGRESS: Aerosoft A330 professional 01/08/2018 03:00 PM Get a first impression on the work-in-progress pictures of the long-haul aircraft Aerosoft A330 professional. Stay up to date and discover more information in our forum thread. SOURCE INFO https://www.aerosoft.com/en/flight-simulation/news/work-in-progress-aerosoft-a330-professional NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  14. Orbx Purchases Earth Simulations Assets Orbx has today confirmed that they have purchased Earth Simulations assets with the intention of releasing refreshed versions of the Channel Islands for Prepar3D, Aerofly FS2 and X-Plane 11. Over on the forums, it was confirmed that the acquisition of these assets mean we’ll be seeing brand new versions of Aldnery, Guensey, Jersey and the Isle of Man in the upcoming year. The project will be lead by the guys at Turbulent Designs, who recently teamed up with Orbx. Using up-to-date imagery and the various development techniques developed by Orbx, these new products will be better than ever before. Orbx CEO John Venema today said “This is a great result for both the former users of Earth Simulations and also the Orbx community.. It has been a desire of mine for some years to carry Darren and Vicki’s benchmark scenery titles forward and give them a new lease of life.” Whilst owners of Earth Simulations products may be disappointed to hear that there will not be a free upgrade, it’s worth noting that all the additional features will ensure it will feel like a brand new product. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that cross-platform purchases will mean users who buy for multiple sims (e.g. P3D and XP11), will be entitled to the usual 40% discount, as seen from other Orbx products. SOURCE INFO https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/157734-orbx-acquires-earth-simulations-assets-press-release/ https://fselite.net/previews/orbx-purchases-earth-simulations-assets/
  15. Orbx Netherlands TrueEarth Aerofly FS 2 Previews Orbx has said time and time again that 2018 is the year where all the research and development will start to come to fruition. Part of that process was releasing their new technology which has been named TrueEarth. The first in a long line of TrueEarth products is Netherlands. We reviewed it a few weeks back for P3Dv4, but today, Orbx wanted to preview the technology but this time in Aerofly FS 2. If you don’t know what TrueEarth technology is, it’s a blend of photoreal terrain and more traditional scenery development. Meaning that buildings, vegetation and points of interest match up perfectly to the photo ground textures. SOURCE INFO https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/157687-netherlands-trueearth-coming-to-aerofly-fs-2/ https://fselite.net/previews/orbx-netherlands-trueearth-aerofly-fs-2-previews/
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