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TomcatUK

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  1. Just when you think old MS FS is gone, this happens! I wonder if this is just for Xbox or will be coming to the pc too?
  2. Pre-order between now and the launch in early Autumn 2019 and save 20% from DCS e-shop. @OMGEDSON - tempted to return to DCS for this one?! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  3. Yet another incredible event in the world of aviation ... Air Canada Jazz #AC8615 was struck by a fuel truck while taxiing to the gate. Truck driver charged by police with dangerous driving. Aircraft spun 180 degrees after being hit. Police say 5 people, including both pilots, were treated in hospital for minor injuries. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  4. Courtesy of aviation reporter.com: over 2,000 items of airline and aviation memorabilia are being put up for sale. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Own a Part of Airline and Aviation History - AirlineReporter WWW.AIRLINEREPORTER.COM Make sure you have a few hours free before continuing with this story. You might also want to make sure you have a few extra dollars to spend on some airline...
  5. Amazing view from ABOVE inside skyscraper of C17 performing fly last over river in Brisbane.... wow that looks close! WARNING - strong swearing in this clip so turn the sound down if you are sensitive or are playing this near those that are! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  6. Just found this on fselite ... Thrustmaster are offering a chance to get flights, hotel and show access to FlightSimExpo in Orlando to one lucky winner via a raffle. Contest closes on April 30th == This is your opportunity to win big. FlightSimExpo, in partnership with Thrustmaster, have today announced an all expenses paid trip to FlightSimExpo 2019. Thrustmaster has demonstrated that they are serious about the flight sim community and are doing their bit to get involved. To show that commitment, they are giving people a chance for a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you have had any consideration about heading to FlightSimExpo, then this contest is most certainly for you. Flights, hotel accommodation and show access will be provided to you completely free of charge to attend the event, providing you win. Furthermore, you can also win a Thrustmaster product of your choice. To enter the contest, you have plenty of opportunities to enter the raffle. You can simply enter the raffle with your name and email address. If you want more chances to win, then you can like, subscribe and follow both FlightSimExpo and Thrustmaster. You can find the contest details on the FlightSimExpo contest page. All the terms and conditions regarding the contest can be found on the contest page. The contest closes on April 30th. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Win an All Expenses Paid Trip to FlightSimExpo 2019 | FSElite FSELITE.NET This is your opportunity to win big. FlightSimExpo, in partnership with Thrustmaster, have today announced an all expenses paid trip to FlightSimExpo 2019. Thrustmaster has demonstrated that they are serious about the flight sim community and are doing their bit to get involved. To show that commitment, they are giving people a chance for a once in […]
  7. Another bizarre event in the world of aviation ... Virgin Australia crew discovers owl hidden in the aircraft's engine - Aviation24.be WWW.AVIATION24.BE During a pre-flight check on a Virgin Australia aircraft, an owl was found. The engineers rescued the lovely bird from the engine and released it back into the wild. The airline took to social media to... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/virgin-australia/crew-discovers-owl-hidden-in-the-aircrafts-engine/
  8. That’s promising, I just wish it was the 777 as I miss flying that bird!
  9. I wonder if this will help ORBX True Earth GB load I a reasonable time now?
  10. Another bizarre, but awesome video from the world of civil aviation... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  11. Courtesy of FSElite .. a nice scenery coming for the Bahamas very soon... is there any scope for seaplanes too?? == Scenery developer RWY26 Simulations has today announced that they are working on Exuma International Airport for X-Plane. The airport in the Bahamas sees traffic primarily from local islands as well as chartered services to and from the United States. The airport will feature custom 3D buildings and ground vehicles, PBR material work on the textures as well as detailed night lighting. Full Feature List Custom 3d Scenery Static Aircraft and Ground Vehicles 3d Grass and Trees PBR materials Night Lighting SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : RWY26 Simulations Announce Exuma International Airport for X-Plane | FSElite FSELITE.NET Scenery developer RWY26 Simulations has today announced that they are working on Exuma International Airport for X-Plane. The airport in the Bahamas sees traffic primarily from local islands as well as chartered services to and from the United States. The airport will feature customer 3D buildings and ground vehicles, PBR material work on the textures […]
  12. Courtesy of NonstopDan... I couldn’t work out if this was an April Fools joke, but it seems to be genuine! Frankfurt airport have opened a new free lounge where you can meet some real alpacas before your flight! It is supposed to help calm nerves of anxious flyers. I think I’d go to get the free drinks and snacks! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  13. This will make a very interesting place to fly in and out of. I just hope there will be more ORBX TrueEarth coming soon to cover Spain so that the boundaries of the airport don’t look too much like a DMZ or Trump’s Mexican wall!
  14. Courtesy of the BBC: Tracking aeroplanes anywhere in the world just got a lot easier. The US firm Aireon says its new satellite surveillance network is now fully live and being trialled over the North Atlantic. The system employs a constellation of 66 spacecraft, which monitor the situational messages pumped out by aircraft transponders. These report a plane's position, altitude, direction and speed every eight seconds. The two big navigation management companies that marshal plane movements across the North Atlantic - UK Nats and Nav Canada - intend to use Aireon to transform their operations. The more detailed information they now have about the behaviour of aeroplanes means more efficient routing can be introduced. This ought to reduce costs for airlines. Passengers should also experience fewer delays. {} How does the new system work? Increasing numbers of planes since the early 2000s have been fitted with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) transponders. US and European regulators have mandated all aircraft carry this equipment as of next year. ADS-B pushes out a bundle of information about an aircraft - from its identity to a GPS-determined altitude and ground speed. ADS-B was introduced to enhance surveillance and safety over land, but the messages can also be picked up by satellites. Aireon has receivers riding piggyback on all 66 spacecraft of the Iridium sat-phone service provider. These sensors make it possible now to track planes even out over the ocean, beyond the visibility of radar - and ocean waters cover 70% of the globe. The rapid-fire nature of the messaging also means aircraft visibility is virtually continuous. Existing data links only report ocean-crossing aircraft positions every 14 minutes. {} How will traffic management change? The limited visibility that has existed up until now means planes moving between Europe and North America have had to use regimented tracks in the sky. The rigid structure maintains large areas of clear space around planes to remove the possibility of a collision. But with the near-realtime surveillance from satellites, it becomes possible to introduce greater flexibility into the management of the airspace. For example, in the North Atlantic, traditional in-line safe separation distances will eventually be reduced from 40 nautical miles (80km) down to as little as 14 nautical miles (25km). As a result, more aircraft will be able to use the most efficient tracks. == see link below for more details. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47793983
  15. Details are emerging of the planned software update for the flawed initial MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) - which appears to be behind the tragic LionAir and Ethiopian 737 MAX accidents. Updates include: * Dual AOA sensor inputs * a new ‘AOA disagree’ warning on the PFD when inconsistencies are found between the two AOA sensors * restrictions on the amount (and number) of stab trim movements * updates to training, FCOM / QRH and other documentation. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : WWW.BOEING.COM
  16. BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake! A British Airways flight destined for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh (in Scotland) by mistake, after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed and the "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was made. The plane, which started at London's City Airport, was then redirected and landed in Dusseldorf. WDL Aviation ran the BA flight through a leasing deal. == Sophie Cooke, a 24-year-old management consultant, travels from London To Dusseldorf each week for work. She said when the pilot first made the announcement that the plane was about to land in Edinburgh everyone assumed it was a joke. She asked the cabin crew if they were serious. The pilot then asked passengers to raise their hands if they wanted to go to Dusseldorf. Everyone raised their hands. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47691478
  17. Another reason that I should consider P3D, especially now PBR has been added. I miss this bird in XPlane!
  18. A tantalising glimpse into the future here @Gibbon! I wonder what graphics cards will be current when this is ready to release? I’m ready...!
  19. This will help bring XPlane a step closer to the immersive days I used to enjoy in FSX!
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