• Tuesday


    Prepar3D - AI Aircraft
    FSX/P3D FAIB A320IAE Avia Traffic by Joel Branchu

    Flight Simulator X - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-9 by Lee Grant
    Alaska (More to Love) Boeing 787-8 by Lee Grant

    Flight Simulator X - Scenery
    EGAE City Of Derry Airport, Eglinton by Jerome Logue

    First Scenery Released simwestALBQ


    simwest Releases First Scenery simwestALBQ as Free Download
    simwest introduces its first scenery simwestALBQ as part of its simwestFOTOREAL series with a free download.   simwestALBQ  covers the city and surrounding area of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for both P3D and FSX versions.  “It’s a way to allow simmers to take a test flight of the scenery and check out the performance on their own PC systems”, says Marcus Thompson, the developer of simwestALBQ.  “We hope pilots will want to fly through our scenery and not just over it.”  The simwest goal is to provide performance, immersion and enjoyment when using our products.
    1.3GB of custom daytime and nighttime photoreal scenery at 1.2m resolution
    ·         Approximately 45 square miles (117 square kilometers), in coverage
    ·         Seasonal winter snow in the Sandia mountains
    ·         Custom 3D night lighting
    ·         Custom placed building, vegetation and library objects autogen throughout the entire area
     Increased road traffic for added immersion (optional)
    Who is simwest
    simwest was created by Marcus Thompson.  Some of you may know him by his handle, ‘Clutch Cargo’ on many of the flightsim forums.  Active since FS2002, he developed the FlightDeck Sound Effects Panel (FDSFX) and 9Dragons Kai Tak Airport. 
    simwestALBQ Download 

    Vidan Design Aalborg XP for X-Plane 11


    Vidan Design is happy to announce that Aalborg XP for X-Plane 11 has been released. Aalborg XP is a highly detailed and realistic recreation of Aalborg Airport (EKYT, AAL), Denmark’s third largest airport, situated 6 km from the centre of Aalborg in northern Jutland. The airport is a dual-use military and civil airport with scheduled flights to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam and London and other European cities as well as many charter destinations.
    Aalborg XP features:
    Highly detailed rendition of Aalborg Airport (EKYT, AAL) and Aalborg Air Base (Flyvestation Aalborg)
    Highly detailed airport terminal
    Realistic HD textures created from on-site photography
    Dynamic apron lightning (requires X-Plane Visual Effects set to High (HDR))
    Custom modelled ground support vehicles
    Orthophoto scenery
    High quality modelled airport buildings
    Static airplanes featuring types unique to the airport
    Custom modelled vegetation, grass, trees
    System Requirements:
    X-Plane 11
    Download size: 274 MB
    Installation size: 727 GB
    The scenery is available here:

    Pilot Assist Pro Version 1.2.5.


    Pilot Assist Pro for the iPad/iPhone has been updated to Version 1.2.5.
    This update updates weather handling for METARs and TAFs.
    Pilot Assist Pro was designed for real-world GA pilots, but flight simmers can take full advantage of the product as well.
    You may download the product for a free 2 week trial via the
    Pilot Assist Pro   Homepage.
    Microsoft announced at its E3 keynote address a new instalment of  Microsoft's Flight Simulator series. The new Flight Sim, which was mentioned briefly uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud artificial intelligence. There was not much beyond that , no release date or further information on the "Ecosystem"   that said the trailer was in 4K and really looks spectacular as did the aircraft  .  
    Real-Time Environment Simulation Automation and Tweaking Flexibility.
    Enjoy instant, on the fly visual feedback, whether you are tweaking the sim to your liking or allowing Environment Force to automatically adjust the environment for you... all while the simulator is running.
    Smooth, living dynamic weather and environment changes for all weather engines, including REX Sky Force, ActiveSky, OPUS, FSGRW and FSWX.
    Live, on the fly in-sim environment shader tweaking.
    Includes live cloud and sky texture sync technology and our new real-time advanced shader processor and in-sim interface for live tweaking and saving capabilities.
     Download the user manual  today and discover how Environment Force can change your in-flight experience! 
    Carenado has released their PA31T Cheyenne  II  for XPLANE 11
    Features Include
    •Version 1.0
    •High-end 4k PBR (Physically-based Rendering) graphics throughout, with ultra-realistic materials rendition (Dynamic reflections, realistic metal and dielectric materials, etc.)
    •Custom KFC300 autopilot with detachable pop-up window
    •Rain effect support*
    •In-depth FMOD sound design implementation, including atmospheric distance effects, realistic prop effects, etc.
    •RealityXP GTN750 support (with 3D panel display support)
    •Extensive VR support with snap points in every passenger seat (All knobs, buttons, dials, handles, etc. also optimized for VR usage)
    •End-user customizable via Manifest.json file.
    •Goodway compatible
    •Engine and prop design re-authored completely for XP11.30’s new engine model
    •Librain support also includes visual ice effects on windows.
    Included in the package
     5 Liveries
     1 Blank texture
     PA31T Normal and Emergency Procedures PDF
     PA31T Performance tables PDF
     PA31T Reference PDF
     Recommended Settings XP11 PDF
    Recommended System Requirements
     Windows XP – Vista – 7 -10 or MAC OS 10.10 (or higher) or Linux
     X-Plane 11
     CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K at 3.5 ghz or faster.
     Memory: 16-24 GB RAM or more.
     Video Card: a DirectX 12-capable video card from NVIDIA, AMD or Intel with at least 4 GB VRAM (GeForce GTX 1070 or better or similar from AMD)
     600MB available hard disk space
    INTERNET CONNECTION is required for installing this product.
    For further information visit the PA31T CHEYENNE II Product Page .
    The Navigraph Development Team is proud to
    announce that the long anticipated new version of Navigraph Charts is now available for
    download here: https://www.navigraph.com/ChartsApps.aspx
    What is it?
    Navigraph Charts is a software for flight simulator pilots to search any airspace in the
    world for waypoints, navaids, and airways. With its interactive enroute chart and a
    worldwide coverage of Jeppesen charts at 6,800 airports in 230 countries it is the most
    comprehensive and popular software of its kind. With Navigraph Simlink it is possible to
    connect Navigraph Charts to simulators such as Lockheed Martin Prepar3D, Microsoft
    Flight Simulator X and Laminar Research X-Plane to see the aircraft move across the
    What’s new?
    Users of the previous version will recognize Navigraph Charts as a reference software
    that lets you search and organize airport charts. However, the new version has an
    updated user interface to accommodate some highly requested and anticipated features
    covered in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocu11I6WFNs
    - Route Calculation
    - Colorful Route String Visualization
    - Procedure Visualization
    - Intelligent Procedure Selector
    - Map Overlay
    - SimBrief Integration
    Route Calculation - A pilot can plan a flight between two airports and ask Navigraph
    Charts to calculate a route. Optimized for shortest distance the suggested route will use
    the closest transition points near the airports. The calculator supports NAT and FRA
    routing. The route calculator has been designed to be very easy to use and doesn’t
    have very many settings. More features may be added as we receive user feedback.
    Colorful Route String Visualization - Whether you decide to calculate the route, or build
    one yourself by clicking waypoints, the airports; runways; procedures and waypoints are
    all represented as colorful pills in the flight panel making it easy to navigate in the
    Charts software.
    Procedure Visualization - Once you have a route, you can visualize the departure
    procedures on the enroute map to see which SID that fits the selected runway and
    transition point. Similarly, at the arrival airport, you can visualize the arrival and
    approach procedures as brightly colored tracks into the airport in order to choose the
    best one.
    Intelligent Procedure Selector - When selecting procedures, we have listed the most
    appropriate ones at the top, so that you don’t have to scroll to find the one that fits your
    runway and transition point.
    Map Overlay - While selecting procedures you can also superposition a procedure chart
    on top of the enroute chart to better understand how it connects to your route. We find
    that especially when combined with the moving maps feature, pilots get an increased
    situational awareness as all relevant information is displayed in proximity to the ownship
    icon as it travels across the procedure chart.
    SimBrief Integration - While Navigraph Charts can calculate a route, some of you may
    want to import your own routes. You can do this by copy pasting a text route string or by
    importing a PLN file, but the easiest and most flexible way is to enter your SimBrief
    username and let Navigraph Charts fetch the latest flight plan from SimBrief.
    How does it work?
    Navigraph Charts has a demo mode, but users need to have an active Charts or
    Ultimate subscription for full functionality. Subscriptions can be purchased here:
    Navigraph Charts is available for Windows (Windows 7+) and Mac Desktop (macOS
    10.12+); Android (Android 5+) tablets; and for most web browsers. iPad (iOS 10) will be
    released soon. Until an iPad version is available, users are encouraged to run
    Navigraph Charts Cloud in the iPad Safari web browser.
    Navigraph Charts is available as a subscription without any minimum binding period for
    8.30 EUR per month (approx 9.30 USD). The subscription also includes access to
    navigational data for all important addon software in the flight simulation community
    which update automatically with the Navigraph FMS Data Manager software.
    What are the future plans?
    We are very thankful for all the beta testers that helped reporting bugs and providing
    feedback. During testing many requests were submitted. We are currently working on
    an annotation tool for charts. We will also include weather (METAR, TAF and rasterized
    visualization). Sectional charts for VFR are also on the roadmap ahead. Last but not
    least we will adapt Navigraph Simlink to read traffic from other networks and display
    those aircraft on the enroute chart. More details on these projects will follow in our
    newsletter and on our social media channels.
    Who’s Navigraph?
    Navigraph was founded in 2003 by Stephen O’Connell and Magnus Axholt. Navigraph
    is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and currently consists of 12 developers and 317,000
    registered users. Navigraph prides itself in the close relationship with users and
    organizes a yearly flightsim community survey to guide development.
    Where to get help?
    The best place for support is https://forum.navigraph.com/ but we answer quite quickly
    on social media too. However, for support regarding account details or payments please
    use account@navigraph.com . We also put together a beginner’s guide to Navigraph
    Charts: https://www.navigraph.com/downloads/introduction_to_navigraph_charts.pdf
    Twitter: @navigraph
    Instagram: @navigraph_team
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Navigraph
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/NavigraphTeam

    KAUS Austin V2 X-PLANE 11


    Just released is imaginesim's V2 version of KAUS Austin for X-Plane 11. Coming just a month after the initial release, V2 takes advantage of all the great new techniques and improvements we've mastered with XP11, especially the SAM system of docking jetways with Safegate parking guidance and gorgeous looking PBR weather textures. Austin's terminals and twin runways handle in excess of 16m passengers each year, serving cities right across the USA, Europe and Central America. KAUS Austin is one of Southwest's crucial 'Focus City' destinations. Features include:   - Fantastic performance using code optimized for X-Plane 11.   - High definition building texturing and native X-Plane 11 terrain polygons.   - Fluid usage, even with complex airliner cockpits and high density AI coverage.   - Low visibility nav lighting.   - Docking SAM jetways and SafeGate system.   - Switchable dynamic lighting option.   - Features the recently opened South Terminal.   - Utilizes imaginesim's bespoke Operations Center configuration GUI.   - Comprehensive ground and building optimization.   - Ultra realistic PBR texture effects.   - Instantaneous scenery cache loading.   - Low simulator impact.   - Graduated ground extremities to seamlessly blend with any vector driven add-on.   Available right now from   and free for current KAUS XP11 customers via your imaginesim Operations Center.   _______________________________________________________
    HJG (Historic Jetliners Group) have pleasure announcing another website update .... its 3rd for the 2019 year.
      This update is composed of some 67 new release and upgraded files.   These include "NEW" textures for its B727-100/-200, B737-300/-400/-500, BAe 146-200, CV-880-22M, DC-8-30/-30F, DC-10-10/-40I, MD-81/-82/-83, and VC-137A flightline .... featuring liveries representing identities of major and lesser known operators from Argentina, Canada, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Switzerland, Turkey, and the USA .... and among which scheduled PAX, tourist and freight charter, and military service operators are represented (some rare and long since disappeared subjects), in both definitive and period, logo jet and other hybrid schemes, covering the 70's, 80's, 90, and more recent times.   HJG have also just released a further DC-10 panel update too. This upgrade is compose of a gauges/core files enhancement which improves the integrity of some navigation related indications. PLEASE NOTE: This is a gauges/core files update only .... it does not require replacement of any HJG DC-10 supplied aircraft base packs, panels, sounds, or textures.   For further information concerning the content of this latst HJG website update please refer to the groups following forum announcement ....   http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thread/9414/hjg-website-update-21st-2019   "ALL THIS" and "A GREAT DEAL MORE" .... may be downloaded "FREE" .... from the HJG website at the following address :-   http://simviation.com/hjg/   Work continues on "NEW" HJG pproductions slotted for release within the groups next website update.