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    Prepar3D - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Aegean Airlines Airbus A320 IAE SX-DND by Miguel Angel Taboada

    Flight Simulator X - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Interbrasil Star Embraer 120 (PP-ISA) by Jonathan Alba Ferreira
    Oman Air Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner by Lee Grant
    TUI GmbH Boeing 737-800 D-ATUC by Miguel Angel Taboada
    FedEX Boeing 757-200SF PW N991FD by Miguel Angel Taboada
    Air New Zealand Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner by Lee Grant

    Flight Simulator 2004 - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    United Airlines "Her Art Here" New York/New Jersey Boeing 757-200 by Joe Shimmel | Tenkuu Developers Studio

    Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme

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    Eagerly awaited for Prepar3D "Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme" has now finally been released!
    Probably the most exciting collection of thrilling airports in FS history: Among the icon Lukla and many others there's Syangboche even higher up the valley as well as a new major airport at an elevation of more than 13,000 ft that is currently under construction north of the Mount Everest.
    “Gateway to Mount Everest” and “World's Most Dangerous Airport” are certainly the most commonly used attributes for Lukla – an airport that seems out of this world.

    There are airports that are higher (see Tingri included in this add-on). There may be airports that have a shorter runway or an even worse upwards slope of the runway. Others have a mountain wall at the end of its runway. What makes Lukla standing out is its combination of all those factors in one single airport!

    Not enough thrill for you? Count in weather as a factor. No navigational aids. Limited documentation of approach and takeoff routes. An uncontrolled airpace with fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

    Bring your engines (and brakes!) to their limits by heading up the valley to Syangboche, a bumpy airstrip located even higher and surrounded by rocks high above a steep valley. Or try to find a helicopter that can reach helipads at these altitudes or even land at the Mount Everest basecamp, located right next to sharp glacier pinnacles between rock outcrops.

    This package is a successor to "Lukla X – Mount Everest", one of our most popular sceneries of the past decade that has won many awards – among them the Simflight Award. This new version is a completely new development setting the bar even higher, coming with much more content than the previous version.
    Features:
    5 highly detailed airports with all buildings and clutter objects like vegetation, people, animals, vehicles and more: VNLK Lukla VNSB Syangboche VNPL Phaplu VNKL Kangel Danda VNRT Rumjatar 7 generic airports with details like tower positions, ground layout and thrilling hand-edited terrain: VNKD Man Maya Khanidanda VNBJ Bhojpur VNTR Tumlingtar VNRC Ramechhap VNJI Jiri VNTJ Taplejung Suketar VNLD Lamidanda 12 helipads, most of them at very high altitudes A whopping coverage area of 200x200 kilometres Detailed hand-edited mesh terrain More than 366 thousand cultivation buildings More than 60 million (!) individually placed trees in their respective vegetation areas (e.g. shrubs in the alpine areas, tropical trees in the valley rain forests) A hand-edited and geo-referenced combination of satellite imagery with higher resolutions around the core areas, smooth transition to default scenery Modelled points of interest like hanging bridges, stupas, etc. Detailed mesh with rock and glacier outcrops around Mt. Everest Basecamp making helicopter landings there as challenging as they really are PBR-like sun and window reflections, bumpy terrain, water effects during rain or snow Night illumination in Lukla Extensive manual with custom made maps and airport charts Free bonus: Semi-fictional to-be-build large “Tingri Airport” north of Mount Everest CON: Not a single airport with a flat runway Visit the Lukla - Mount Everest Extreme  Product Page for further information.

    Ultimate Ground Crew X Version 1.3

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    Ultimate Ground Crew X has been updated to Version 1.3.
    To obtain the update, login to your FS2Crew account (www.fs2crew.com).
    Then re-download and re-install the product.
    You must uninstall UGCX first. 
    Please see the FS2Crew Support Forum for important information on how to install UGCX 1.3!
     
    V1.3 Change Log
    Date: 12 October 2019
    Scenery indexing load times should optimized. Fixed the performance issue during when loading the scenery cache. This happened during landings and when opening the UGCX main menu. Fixed the PMDG 747/777 models long pushback issues. Fixed the nose wheel angle after pushback, so it's always straight/centered Added the "Stop Pushback" option to the pushback sequence in case you want to stop before you hit something! Added the "Disable Tow Plane Commands" option for allow compatibility with gliders and WAMA. Added a warning to the log when loading and if the "Advanced Animations" option is disabled. Added the PMDG 747/777 models push method option so you can choose when you would like to use the "Braking" or "Toggle Pushback" method. Fixed issue where Config Manager would not install custom Logo on the Wollard Tug. Updated Airports database so US airports will use English even if UGCX menu set to non-English. Fixed volume control (if your sounds sound garbably, select a lower volume setting in the UGCX Audio menu). Added option to suppress use of MUTE buttons for users using UGCX Voice Control with FS2Crew Button Control at the same time. Other improvements.

    CARENADO B120 P3D/FSX

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    CARENADO has released their B120 for P3D/FSX
    Full FSX, FSX-STEAM, P3D v4.4 (and up) compatible.
    Full PBR textures and materials (Physically Based Rendering ) (P3D v4.4 and up).
    Flight1 GTN 750 and Reality XP GTN 750* integration
    Updatable database – AIRAC cycle 1601 (January 2016) included.**
    VR ready.
    Real start up procedures.
    Real EMB120 engine sounds, aural warnings and sound systems.
    Real flight dynamics.
    Cold and Dark start option.
    Takeoff run and landing real rolling movement effect.
    Custom brakes sounds on taxi and landing run.
    *   Flight1 GTN 750 and Reality XP GTN 750 are sold separately
    ** You don´t need to have a subscription with Navigraph because this package installs a January 2016 Navigraph database which has all the information you need to perform a flight. But if you want to keep your database up to date you will need a subscription with Navigraph.
     
    https://www.carenado.com
    Jorg Neumann, Head of Microsoft Flight Simulator and Sebastian Wloch, CEO, Co-Founder, Asobo Studio were on the microphone for an interview with Avsim.
    A multitude of topics were covered , among them the amazing features list , it looked like the  What We Want wishlist  in the forums .
    Discussions began with the genesis of the project in 2016 and followed through the elements that brought this amazing mix of real world weather , traffic and imagery to its current point in development.
    accompanying   Images were provided in addition to an outline of Microsoft Flight Simulator's New World , its places and Aircraft.
       

     
    Microsoft Flight Simulator has made use of  two petabytes of Bing Maps data covering the entire globe and allows players to fly anywhere, with 40,000 airports now available to visit.
    Azure AI can add over 1.5 trillion trees, make 3D buildings, add missing buildings and ameliorate the quality of all aerial images.
    Further , new from Asobo Studios proprietary engine are procedurally generated blades of grass, millions of individual blades of grass, and dirt, asphalt, building details, water and much more.
    Adaptive Streaming For Bandwidth and Offline Use
    Discussions include how the sim adapts to cache sizes and user locations, how players can customize their simulation parameters Streaming is optimized to adapt to available internet bandwidth. The simulator also supports an offline mode in case no internet connectivity is available.
     

    Weather , live, real-world weather, including fronts, storms, rain, and all-real-world clouds presented in the sim. using  20 vertical layers including pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed, direction and gusts.

    New Aerodynamics were among the topics covered , Microsoft Flight Simulator has an improved physics engine, surface element aerodynamics and new air mass simulations. As well  a new collision model that allows the support of slopped runways, skidding, braking and bumps.
    New are over 1000 simulated surfaces  described as having "locally applied 3D forces and 3D moments" , this enables local stalling, buffeting and flutter. Improved aerodynamics make  it possible to have realistic stalls, deep stalls, spins in addition to other aerobatics: chandelle, flat spin and invert flat spin.
    The air mass simulation affects each surface of the aircraft locally and differently, and any 3D shape of any size impacts the movements of air. Hills, mountains and buildings create thermics, updrafts and currents.

    Realistic Cockpits & A new Checklist
    Among the topics were aircraft of course , inside and out ,  new rendering techniques and the included aircrafts offering realistic analog and glass cockpits with high-fidelity instruments, fully interactive and simulated touchscreens with rendering engine that displays 2D or synthetic vision 3D data.
    Cockpits are described as being designed using reference photos and videos, and 3D scans
    A new sound engine based on Wwise creates  realistic sound scape.
     A new  interactive checklist system has the option of highlighting the instruments,  They offer the user options from fully manual to assisted, fully automatic or  skip entirely.
    45 minutes of details await , listen to the full interview Podcast MP3  .
     

    Announcing the Zenith 701 for P3D from Lionheart Creations, the fun and adventurous “Sky Jeep”.  A project 2 years in the making, through direct cooperation with Zenith Aircraft Corporation.  The 701 was modeled from CAD data provided by Zenith and developed using the latest PBR shaders for P3D 4.4 and above.  This sim aircraft is modeled within 1MM of its real world counterpart and looks stunning on full 4K textures with lower resolution textures available for those who need it.
     
        The Zenith 701, designed and first introduced in 1986 by Chris Heintz, is a “STOL” (Short TakeOff and Landing) aircraft, powered by the now legendary Rotax 912 100HP air cooled engine.  It has amazing low speed handling thanks to its full length flap/aileron combo and great short field performance.  With its large tires and low stall speed, it truly earns its title as the “Sky Jeep”.  In flight sims, this product is perfect for the more adventurous or “bush” pilots that like to take things low-and-slow.
     
    The Zenith 701 pack for P3D 4.4+ comes with 5 HD liveries, an optimized 3D model based on manufacturer CAD models, sounds recorded from a real Zenith 701, and a flight model tested by multiple real-life pilot and owners.  All for .95!  
    In cooperation with Zenith Aircraft, they will be offering a limited time, .95 off of the Zenith 701 “starter kit” http://www.zenithair.com/stolch701/rudder.html  (retails for 5), the rudder of the real aircraft.  Build a piece of the real aircraft and see if building your own aircraft is right for you, or simply have it as part of your home sim rig, or a great office/conversation piece.  This will help bridge the gap between sim and real life even further!
     
    The initial release is not the end of the Lionheart’s 701 story.  Just like the aircraft this was built on, we plan on many free mods an expansions.  First, we will release a layered paint kit for user made custom liveries!  Shortly after, we plan on releasing a non-PBR version for FSX/P3D 4.3 and lower for those who have not upgraded.
     After that?  The skies the limit!  Please join us https://www.facebook.com/Gibbageart/ for updates and a roadmap of upgrades planned for post-release (130HP SuperJeep?  Amphibian?).  
    Online flying network VATSIM is set to launch a brand new voice communications system on Monday 14th October.
    Audio for VATSIM (AFV) brings not just a new Opus-based codec, but also a full VHF and HF voice simulation complete with optional highly realistic VHF and HF distortion, range degradation and much more.
    The system includes a worlwide database of ATC transceivers and a reduction in latency of up to 80% compared with the current system, reducing the likelihood of crossed transmissions.
    The heart of AFV is a highly realistic VHF and HF radio simulation, with voice processing effects verified by real-world professional pilots and air traffic controllers. The concept of 'voice rooms' hosted by a controller is removed, meaning pilots can transmit voice on any frequency at any time. Range effects and degradation are simulated, with aircraft radio range primarily dependent upon altitude.
    The further the receiver is from a transmission's source, the more crackly and degraded the signal becomes. It is possible that in some areas pilots may find themselves in realistic radio 'dead zones' where they are unable to make voice contact with a controller, just like in real life.
    Voice UNICOM -- artificially range limited to reduce the number of non-pertinent transmissions received -- will be available from launch. It is anticipated that voice CTAF on discrete frequencies will eventually replace the single-frequency UNICOM system once further work has been completed to support this transition.
    Oceanic and remote continental communications are also revolutionised through the ground-breaking High Frequency (HF) radio simulation. For ATC stations defined with frequencies in the HF band, AFV provides a unique 'frequency alias' system -- pilots tune their VHF radio to the station's designated 'alias' frequency and the AFV system automatically internally converts this to the HF band, allowing all users to access these services. After release, an SDK will also be made available for aircraft developers who wish to enable direct HF tuning via their own in-cockpit HF radio gauges.
    The system also incorporates realistic half-duplex operation -- when a pilot or controller transmits, they will be unable to hear any other transmissions on their frequency until they release their PTT switch. When two or more stations transmit simultaneously, other users will hear a realistic heterodyne tone and a garbled mix of both transmissions.
    Audio for VATSIM is a totally free upgrade for all VATSIM members, who will be required to perform a small update to their pilot or controller clients to support the upgrade. More information can be found at the official AFV website https://audio.vatsim.net/.
     

    ULTIMATE GROUND CREW X RELEASED!

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    The long awaited and highly anticipated Ultimate Ground Crew X by FS2Crew has finally been released.
    The product is available for download at  
    A 5 Euro coupon code is available for any pre-existing FS2Crew customer (basically everyone).
    Key Features:
    Pushback Vehicles and Ramp Agents Custom pushbacks Fire trucks Follow Me Car Voice and Menu Control Multi Language Support (English, French, German and Spanish) Multiple user options to customize your experience And More!  
    UGCX offers the most immersive pushback simulation of any product available on the market for FSX and P3D V4.
    UGCX offers user a unique experience that is different from anything else on the market that brings fresh life to your simulation.

    Taxi to:   for more info.

    PA-38 Tomahawk for X-Plane 11

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    Just Flight, in partnership with Thranda Design, are proud to present the PA-38 Tomahawk for X-Plane 11.

    Following on from their PA-28 series, C152 and Duchess Model 76, this highly detailed simulation of the PA-38 Tomahawk has been developed by Just Flight's in-house team following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real-life Tomahawk, G-BNKH, based at Goodwood Aerodrome with SportAir.
     
    The PA-38 Tomahawk is a two-seater, piston-engine aircraft equipped with a fixed tricycle landing gear, 112hp four-cylinder engine and fixed-pitch propeller – an ideal aircraft for touring and flight training.
     
    The PA-38 is flown all around the world and our add-on reflects that global popularity. The package features liveries from the UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia and Germany.

    The PA-38 Tomahawk for X-Plane 11 features PBR materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism, HD textures for the highest possible texture clarity and numerous animations.
    For further details visit the PA-38 Tomahawk   Product Page.

    HJG´s AUTUMN OFFERINGS

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    HJG (Historic Jetliners Group) have pleasure announcing yet another website update .... its 5th for the 2019 year.
    This latest release is composed of some 75 new texture files for its B727-100/-200, B737-300/-400/-500, BAe 146-200, DC-8-50F/-62HF, CARAVELLE III/-VIR, DC-9-20/-30, DC-10-30,
    MD-81/-82/-83/-90-30 and RJ-100 flight lines .... featuring liveries representing major and lesser known operators from Africa, Australia, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China,
    Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Hawaii, Iceland, Norfolk Island, Nauru, Poland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, the USA, and Vietnam .... quite the league of nations in regard to
    FS textures .... and among which the identities of mainline and discount scheduled PAX and both tourist as well as freight charter operators are included .... some of which
    represent classic period liveries as well as those for a number of long since disappeared operators, historic hybrid and interim identities, among any number of other definitive
    colour schemes for current major carriers arond the world too .... these all covering the 60´s, 70's, 80's, 90´s, and more recent times .... and whilst also not forgetting HJG´s
    own tribute to the recent AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-80 retirement that´s included as forum posted history item also ....

    "SO LONG SUPER 80´s" - Retirement Tribute To AA´s MD-80´s
    http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thread/9532/long-super-80-retirement-tribute

    For further information concerning the content of this latest HJG web site update please refer to the groups following forum announcement ....

    http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thread/9537/hjg-website-update-september-2019?page=1&scrollTo=66162

    "ALL THIS" and "A GREAT DEAL MORE" .... may be downloaded "FREE" .... from the HJG web site at the following address:
    http://simviation.com/hjg/
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