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  1. Aerofly Life Project - Demo 1.0 Available now ! 19 MRT OM 22:51 - DRHOTWING1 Greetings everyone, even though I am still working on this project I wanted to give you something to play with in the mean time, so here it is ! To try this out you need to simply unzip the file into your … Documents\Aerofly FS 2\scenery\places folder. This current package only has the following South Florida DLC airport locations active; Key West International, Key West NAS, Marathon, Tavernaero, and Ocean Reef Club. Please keep in mind that this is only a 'proof of concept' demo so expect some bugs like floating vehicles in some locations (due to 'autoheight' being temperamental), not all roads have traffic (as this was done mostly manually currently) , and even though I have an internal working copy with the remaining airports going into Miami they won't be included in this first release as I have to still tweak them. Also, very importantly you need to understand that this is a personal project at this time and it not an official IPACS feature release. It may turn into an official release down the road but for now it isn't. I also have to mention that this is what it is for now so I won't be changing too much in terms of volume, except for maybe a special new feature here and there. I may also move on to another DLC once I complete this one but please don't ask me to make special locations for you at this time. I will however be releasing a tutorial so that others can do this as the actual process is rather simple. Well, without further ado, here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P2JIpjeb66PI_5m1YOKYbl_vedJ9HW0m/view?usp=sharing I hope you enjoy this taste of the future Regards, Jeff (IPACS Development Team Member SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator :: Aerofly Life Project - Demo 1.0 Available now ! STEAMCOMMUNITY.COM Greetings everyone, even though I am still working on this project I wanted to give you something to play with in the mean time, so here it is ! To try this out you need to simply unzip the file into your … Documents\Aerofly FS 2\scenery\places folder. This current package only has the following South Florida DLC airport locations active; Key West International, Key West NAS, Marathon, Tavernaero, and Ocean Reef Club.
  2. Following many months of development and a few last-minute delays, AOA Simulations has released their F-35A Lightning II for X-Plane 11. The F-35A follows the release of the F-35B some 4 years ago. Their latest aircraft was released in 2018 and is an in-depth rendition of the V-22 Osprey, which has gained quite the amount of traction in the community for it's unique design. The aircraft, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, includes a fully animated 3D model and weapons array, FMOD sounds, a ground support equipment option, Physically Based Rendering (PBR) textures and SASL-driven avionics, including: Panoramic Cockpit Display with multiple display options Head Mounted Display (HMD) HMD Track_IR / VR mode Dynamic pilot POV camera options (non VR mode) Automatic AI plane tracking pilot POV camera capability (non VR mode) Functioning Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System "Virtual" Ground and In-Flight Refueling capability The aircraft includes many liveries, which can be found on the product page here. It costs US $36.00 and is built from scratch for X-Plane 11.30, and is different from their F-35B. Additional previews can be found in this news article. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : F-35A Lightning II STORE.X-PLANE.ORG NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Threshold | AOA Simulations Releases F-35A Lightning II WWW.THRESHOLDX.NET A brand new model from AOA Simulations sees the F-35A with a host of liveries, avionics and weapon options, and is now available for purchase. | Threshold: Question the Answers.
  3. Announced on Wednesday, PropStrike Studio has officially released their Cessna 172 Bush Kit, a modification of the default Cessna 172. The modification is based on the stories from Ken Myles, a real pilot flying about Quatam River Airport - a rendition already exists by the developer. The aircraft also features Reality Expansion Pack (REP) integration for the best possible experience for those that own it. A full list of features: In cockpit, Garmin Angle Of Attack indicator for improved Short landings and safe low-speed manoeuvring. Custom Tundra tyres with better shock absorbing. Tricycle and taildragger version. Dynamic cargo system. The plane has removed backseat to allow for cargo storage in the cabin. As you increase the payload in X-Plane you will see cargo build up in the back. Belly cargo pod automatically added when the payload is higher. Custom textures for interior and exterior giving a workhorse like look. Nothing is clean or new, everything looks used and old. Integration of Miniweeb's Slant Alpha cockpit layout meaning radio stack on the panel instead of GPS'. (With permission from Miniweebs) Official Reality Expansion Pack(REP) support from SimCoders Grab their free Cessna 172 mod at the website here. Be sure to explore their other products on the rest of their website. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : Cessna 172 Bush Kit PROPSTRIKESTUDIO.COM Based on the stories from Ken Myles, a real-life Quatam River Airport pilot we have created a free addon for the default Cessna 172. This mod places you in an old school workhorse C172 with two retro liveries. The cockpit is old and worn but has been given a modern touch with the retrofitted Garmin Angle Of Attack in NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : Threshold | PropStrike Studio Releases their Cessna 172 Bush Kit for Free WWW.THRESHOLDX.NET PropStrike Studio has released another gift to the X-Plane community in the form of a mod to the default Cessna 172, aimed at bush pilots. | Threshold: Question the Answers.
  4. VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations has officially released their ICON-A5 for X-Plane 11. Part of their 'Test-Pilot' series, the aircraft is designed to make use of X-Plane 11.30's experimental flight model, and is accompanied by many features. The aircraft is an American light single engine amphibious aircraft, ideal for sports-related flying. Its folding wings and car-like cockpit allows anybody to easily fly and store the aircraft, as well as fly it nearly anywhere around the world with short takeoff and landing distances. Project Main Features: The most comprehensive VSKYLABS Project up to date. VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' Project designed X-Plane 11 latest cutting edge flight dynamics model. Highly defined flight dynamics model of the ICON-A5, built around the powerful, native X-Plane 11.30+ 'Experimental Flight Model' environment (must be selected in the General settings window in X-Plane 11). 'Built for VR' (Virtual Reality) Ready (of course it is a joy to fly in 2D...). Unique aspects of the ICON-A5 are simulated and are part of the flying experience along with the unique and authentic systems, cockpit panels and display systems. Highly detailed, fully animated aircraft exterior and interior 3D model. Fully functional, authentic A5 Angle of Attack display system. Unique and authentic iconography, embedded into the display systems in the cockpit. CAP system (Ballistic Parachute system) modeled along with automatic gear retraction upon activation. Bilge water build-up and purge system are modeled. Removable cockpit windows. The A5's unique custom designed, authentic Landing and Taxi lights. Custom built PFD Companion and a fully functional Autopilot system included. High quality, animated pilot figure for highly immersive experience in 2D/VR modes. Built-in Avitab Plugin compatibility (AviTab plugin is not included). FMOD Sounds. The project is under constant maintenance and development, updates are free. Highly responsive VSKYLABS support forums. Grab the aircraft over at x-plane.org for US $32.95. Follow VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations on Facebook here SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://store.x-plane.org/VSKYLABS-Test-Pilot-ICON-A5_p_955.html NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/vasia5
  5. The first official Deadstick livestream has been made. lot of news and inside of the game shown. This is the first in more streams till the upcomming early access release in Q2. Cub Club can be done with Deadstick. You can watch the stream via our Twitch channel - (For those of you who cannot make the stream live, the recording will be available on the Twitch channel for a couple of weeks.) SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.twitch.tv/irregularcorp NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  6. Today, our friends at PropStrike Studio introduced us to Ken Myles, a former pilot at the Quatam River Airport, which the group had previously released a scenery for. Ken shared his stories from the logging facility in south-central B.C., which inspired the developers to create a freeware mod for the default C172 to simulate Myles' adventures in Laminar's sim. The mod will feature a cargo variant of Cessna's most iconic plane, as well as tundra tyres, an Angle-of-Attack indicator and some fishing rods "to make things a little more fun". Also included will be a tail-dragger version, reminiscent of the Cessna 170 that proceeded it. The team is working with the SimCoders to bring native integration with the REP package for the Laminar C172. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://m.facebook.com/PropStrikeStudio/posts/298347800857308?__xts__[0]=68.ARCgkkSyalK3SnunPabcIr4sge3qOBFcjiPmf0GvJVUDRwgt6hOto1lVil34HLOGa2KP-XB4QgAk9WYzXLCV16HzBIsOX9rj3BEGMEdTfoz-x5SrG3i2wVu_dCaD1Zu_BSz-bNH6iDBsNXdTpBj3ExejMCxe5ZtOzUpuVp38ojyVVe5IAbjoAdqwkqgxsbyY66XYelP-CCPn9walcyeEVTd7m_elRxq_wM9c1ONkgkgelkBO58z8-kLAJz2q4Uj76KA9Del4osralhXc1B-Bz3SHP7pZ8Jaae57ge2dAOCx57rBwiYr9938SAHPJdXiRVVca7HRBS8KZeXzY5M96UXU&__tn__=-R NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/psc172
  7. Aerofly FS2 is getting a lot of comunity support to let the platform thrive. here is the link to introduction video of FsCloudport a web based airport maker and share tool SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : http://www.fscloudport.com/
  8. Greetings fellow flight simmers, I feel that it's about time to announce a special project that I'm working on that i'm sure will please the masses. How many of you would like to see some life in Aerofly? Well, the time has come (or just about has come) It's important for everyone to understand that this is not an official IPACS project or feature at this time but down the road it very much can be. For this feature to be made internal it will still need more work to make it fully 'deployable' to make it easy for us to add this everywhere. But for now I will only focus on the South Florida DLC. I may add this to other DLC's following but please don't hold me to it. So, let's get down to it, I will be releasing a demo shortly that will add road and sea traffic, plus a couple of other Easter eggs that you will have to just find yourself A lot of detail has gone into this, including some highly detailed vehicles that match the real life counterparts. My focus right now is for proof of concept, and the proof is that it is pretty amazing and i'm sure everyone will agree. I feel that this project is a long time coming and when you see it in action you too will agree that it brings Aerofly to the next level of realism. Please give me a little bit more time with this as i'm still working out some minor items, and the Miami area is a bit busy so I want to try to fully capture that in this project. For now, until I release the demo for all of you to enjoy, here are some sneak peeks (static ones but you get the idea). SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.facebook.com/2031749060444380/posts/2313281595624457?sfns=mo NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  9. Our friends at MadFlight Studio formally announced the development of the Antonov AN-26 just a month or so ago, immediately following the release of their first aircraft, the Spectr-Aero SP-30. Today, new previews of the aircraft have emerged. The AN-26 first flew in 1969 and was intended as a military transport aircraft, however there are variants outfitted for passenger operation. The first set of previews post-announcement have been released today, along with a short status update from head developer Markus. You can see more previews of the MadFlight AN-26 in one of our previous articles,alternatively, pick up the MadFlight SP-30 on the Threshold Store here, or via simMarket or the X-Plane.org store. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/an26mf
  10. Over on the Aerosoft forum, many work-in-progress previews have been posted of the in-development Lukla – Mount Everest in AFS2. Lukla – Mount Everest was originally released for FSX back in 2006. In 2016, it was announced that the entire scenery is getting reconstructed from scratch by the LimeSim and S3DD team. The previews below show Lukla’s eye-catching details up close such as dirt on the runway and local pets and animals placed around the perimeter of the airfield. Aerosoft’s rendition of Lukla will include a huge coverage area including over 10 airports within the scenic autonomous region. Lukla – Mount Everest will soon be available with an initial release for AFS2, FSX and Prepar3D with an X-Plane 11 release to follow after. We’ll endeavour to keep you updated on any new development news regarding Aerosoft’s Lukla – Mt. Everest. Unfinalised List of Features Detailed rendition of Lukla airport with its famous sloped runway. Syangboche and Phaplu airstrips nearby Detailed rendition of Mt. Everest Customized VFR objects in the area, including monasteries, scientist camps, Mt. Everest camps… New aerial and satellite imagery covering a larger area (including some of Tibet) Detailed mesh terrain …and other cool stuff SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?/topic/115871-lukla-mount-everest-new-scenery-announcement/&page=6 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/previews/new-aerosoft-lukla-mount-everest-previews-in-afs2/
  11. On the helicopter flightsimulation facebook page was a posting of using ths FSX plane position and use it to FLY over Google earth in realtime. This coulde be the Ultimate scnery for flightsimming using Google Earth in Hires and 3D. The software in the link was used. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/ge-view-2-httpx-2-0-and-earthproxy-1-2-fsx-thru-p3d-v3.439969/ NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  12. And another pesty bug from the virus called windows forced update🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
  13. 218 Dear friends, The Spring has come and in today's Dev Blog, after some delay, we're returning to our main project - Bodenplatte. This delay in the news has been caused by the fact that during the Winter all the work on this project was made at a deep level - it was hard to make a screenshot of something - but it was a hard work nevertheless. This was known beforehand and planned this way. If you were following us for some time, you may recall that such visible pauses in the development news in the middle of a development cycle happened in all our previous projects and are a result of the effective work and division of labor. But today we finally have some intermediate results to show, and there a lot of them. First, we can disclose more details about the map of the project. Previously we mentioned only its size and location, but today we can tell you more information. There will be more than 200 settlements of various sizes. Air forces of the opposing forces will take off from more than 100 airfields. The total length of all roads will exceed 20000 km. The reachable zone of the map is 129859 square kilometers (400.8 x 324 km) while the entire map is 176947 square km (460.8 x 384 km). The preliminary list of the cities we plan to have ready at the time of release follows: Antwerp The Hauge Liege Frankfurt am Main Dortmund Münster Cologne (Köln) Bonn Gent Rotterdam Charleroi Amsterdam Düsseldorf Aachen Bruxelles Arnhem Duisburg Essen Apeldoorn Maastricht Again, if you have followed our development before, you may notice that the parameters of the new map are breaking the record once again. This is also the first map to be released with all four seasons simultaneously - a hard challenge for the entire team. To be able to complete the project before the set deadline without compromising quality, our Lead Map Artist Evgeny Isaev has found new methods of development and large cities creation. Also, Evgeny has designed artistic approaches that will not simply repeat the visual quality of the previous maps but will also give players a new visual feel that is characteristic for flying over Western Europe. But enough words, it is time to show you something new - on these screenshots you can see the central areas of Bruxelles, Liege, and Köln: But these map development news are not the only ones we have. We can show you the progress we have made on the three coming planes: P-38J-25 heavy fighter, B-25 heavy bomber (AI only), and Me 262 A jet fighter. For the first one of them, P-38J-25, we have used a new approach of creating the exterior and interior 3D models in parallel, not subsequently - at the early stage the model is divided into exterior and interior parts and the coordinates of their seams are stored, then both models are being worked on simultaneously to be connected back at the final step. This aircraft, of course, is unbelievable, what can we say - it's a legend: The B-25 bomber will be AI-only in this project, but we'll try to make its exterior 3D and physical model at the same quality level as our player controllable aircraft. First, this is important for those who will be attacking or defending these planes in the Career mode, campaigns, single scenarios and Coop multiplayer. Second, who knows - perhaps a possibility to make it flyable will reveal itself in the future: The exterior 3D model of Me 262 A "Schwalbe" is completely done, including the official skins. The interior (cockpit) model is almost done (currently the artists are working on its texturing), while our engineers are working on its FM and the physical model of a jet engine. When you look at this legendary aircraft, you can't help but think that it was ahead of its time: To finish today's Dev Blog, we would like to congratulate the beautiful half of humanity on the coming holiday - International Women's Day. Dear girls, be happy! You can discuss the news in this thread SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/?page=6&tab=comments#comment-724465 NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  14. Oculus Rift is out of stock. Is that because Rift S is to be released??? SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.roadtovr.com/oculus-rift-stock-web-suggesting-rift-s-near/
  15. Look at the site and the promofilm and be amassed. Virtual Bird flying and real motorcycle racing. Fear for the pricing however. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK: https://www.hypersuit.fr NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  16. Attention Pilots! We understand our favorite hobby can get pricey at times, so today we have launched our March Madness sale in the Webstore and on Steam. Battle of Stalingrad and Battle of Moscow are 66% Off and Battle of Kuban is 33% Off. The Steam sales runs from March 6th-20th and in the Official Webstore form March 5th-31st. Come fill up your hangar! https://il2sturmovik.com/store/battle-of-stalingrad/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/307960/IL2_Sturmovik_Battle_of_Stalingrad/ SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  17. Loved the story. Me on the other side of 50 played with the same idea as you. Getting a RPL or PPL. I wil not get this because of my bad eyes. I will not pas the required medical checkup needed by the RLD (the netherlands FAA). Love to read and hear stories of people achieving there dream of becomming a pilot. SkyFive (50 times) PS subscribed to your youtube channel
  18. A few weeks ago, AirfoilLabs quietly debuted their development of Pioneer Field (PAVD) in Alaska. Located in the city of Valdez (around 100 nautical miles to the east of Anchorage), the airport is surrounded by beautiful terrain consisting of a high mountain range that surrounds a bay. On their website they stated that the scenery will include “the detailed airport as well as the entire bay of Valdez together with the town and marine terminal”. This scenery is certainly great news for anyone interested in general aviation, bush, or float aircraft. Alongside this project, AirfoilLabs has also been developing their King Air 350i. Progress on that project can be viewed here. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://www.airfoillabs.com/copy-of-kawo NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.thresholdx.net/news/aflvdz
  19. A nice touch to add to the popular EHAM scneneries. Just a call out to all free and payware Scenery makers. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.facebook.com/groups/justsim/permalink/2237880483134133/
  20. The 3 Crumpy Simmers discuse the good and the bad of the early access product concepr. Should we as simmers keep allowing this or try to stop this bussiness model SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  21. Started a topic that already was mentioned SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  22. Just checked the update out and I am a bit disappointed that is doesn't get the same love and attention that Great Britain is receiving on the London part. The problems with iconic POI in Amsterdam are not resolved / fixed or added. Already brought this to the attention of Orbx. A bit disappointed in the second generation dutchman John Venema for not getting this wright 😉
  23. Wil pick this up. I go straight for the Lighthouse tour. Next FS2. And Great Britain South for FS2. Orbx team is busy on this according John Vennema
  24. FRANK DAINESE AND FABIO BELLINI RELEASED CERRO TORRE - LOS GLACIARES 3D FOR X-PLANE The team of Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have released another spectacular 3D scenery, turning their focus to Cerro Torre Los Glaciares National Park in South Patagonia on the border between Argentina and Chile. Not only does the scenery include both Cerro Torre (at 10,262 feet) and the Fitz Roy (at 11,171 feet), users will also get the virtual El Chalten Airport, complete with an 800m runway, apron area, and 4 parking spots. The Base Camp at Cerro Torre also includes a heliport and each area (both the heliport and airport) have 3D building models. Both mountains have been reconstructed using 3D models and DEM data was corrected using a 3D graphics program before HD textures were applied (taken from HD photos). The scenery can be purchased from the X-Plane.org store for $22.95. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : https://store.x-plane.org/Cerro-Torre-Los-Glaciares-3D-National-Park_p_950.html NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://fselite.net/news/cerro-torre-los-glaciares-3d-scenery-released-for-x-plane-11/
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