• Join An Elite Team

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    The AVSIM Library is looking for volunteers to help process files and handle support requests. If you’re interested in volunteering and giving something back to the community, please use the volunteer contact form to apply.  Each day library managers help process a large amount of files brought forth by contributors from around the hobby.  We can't do this alone and we need your help!
     
    Please include a little background of yourself and indicate your general availability.  Everyone that is interested from all skill sets are encouraged to apply!  
     
     
    The Volunteer Page has a number of possible options for those interested in joining AVSIM's Elite Team!

    Monday

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    Flight Simulator X - Original Aircraft
    AN-22 Antheus Mastered by Douglas E. Trapp

    Flight Simulator X - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Midwest Express McDonnell Douglas DC-9 Fleet by Cody Gustafson
    El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 757-258 (4X-EBS) by Christopher Maclachlan | Tenkuu Developers Studio

    Flight Simulator 2004 - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Delta Air Lines Pink "BCRF" Boeing 757-200 by Joe Shimmel | Tenkuu Developers Studio
    Royal Air Force Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules by Gary Claridge-king / Captain Sim

    Flight Simulator 2004 - AI Aircraft
    Aeromexico Boeing 737 MAX 8 by Fumitaka Hayashi
    Norwegian "F.Laker" & "B.Franklin" Boeing 737 MAX 8 by Fumitaka Hayashi
     
     

    Coming Soon! - Flight Sim 2018

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    Aviation fans can experience the best that virtual flight has to offer this autumn when the Flight Sim 2018 event, hosted by Just Flight, takes place at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 6th October.


     
    We're proud to be hosting this major one-day event for the sixth consecutive year and once again will be giving flight simulation enthusiasts a chance to try some of the very latest aircraft and other software, take a look at the new technology from specialist flight sim PC and cockpit equipment builders, have a chat with developers, publishers and fellow virtual aviators – and no doubt pick up a bargain or two!


    More than 30 exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance, with more expected to follow, and a full day of presentations is scheduled in the adjoining auditorium. We’re already looking forward to welcoming many of the leading companies in flight simulation, including Laminar Research, Orbx, Aerosoft and Infinite Flight.


     
    Entrance to the impressive RAF Museum is free to all visitors, so join us in October and enjoy the very best of both the virtual and the real worlds of aviation in the same venue! We guarantee a very warm welcome for new and veteran desktop pilots alike and to all aviation enthusiasts who are keen to find out more about life in the virtual skies.


     
    To save money by booking your ticket in advance and for all the show details, visit the Flight Sim 2018 show website at flightsimshow.com.

    HSimulators has launched the Russia Xtreme Arctic package that encompasses more than 1 million square miles of terrain mesh, the Russian Airbase of Nagurskoye in the most extreme region to the north of the country. This package completes the Arctic Circle scenarios, covering areas that X-Plane's Global Scenery does not yet cover. Canada - Greenland and now Russia, all areas above 73 degrees north. More details can be found at http://www.x-plane.com.br.
    Publisher: JUST PLANES
    Description:  DRUKAIR A319/ATR 42
    Format:
    Download
    Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
     

     
    + Cockpit filming using up to 6 cameras!
    + Flight Preparations
    + External Walk-around
    + Cockpit Set-up
    + Briefings
    + Checklists
    + Cockpit Presentation
    + Departure & Arrival Airport Charts
    + Pilot Presentations
    + Pilot Training
    + Pilot Skills needed for this extreme approach/departure
    + Fantastic scenery over the entire program!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
    Flight Information
    A/C
    Reg
    Flight
    Route
    Flt Time
    Destinations
    A319
    A5-RGF
    KB 400
    KB 401
    PBH-KTM
    KTM-PBH
    0h54
    0h45
    PBH Paro, BHUTAN
    KTM Kathmandu, NEPAL
    A319
    A5-RGG
    A5-RGF
    KB 150
    KB 141
    PBH-BKK
    GAU-KTM
    3h00
    0h24
    BKR Bangkok, THAILAND
    GAU Guwahati, INDIA
    ATR-42
    A5-RGH
    KB 300
    KB 301
    PBH-DAC
    DAC-PBH
    1h05
    1h09
    PBH Paro, BHUTAND
    DAC Dhaka, BANGLADESH
    ATR-42
    A5-RGH
    KB1001
    KB1002
    PBH-BUT
    BUT-PBH
    0h24
    0h27
    PBH Paro, BHUTAN
    BUT Bathpalathang, BHUTAN
     
     
     
    HIGHLIGHTS
    When it comes to challenging airports, few can argue that Paro airport isn’t one of the most challenging commercial airports in the world. With this airport being well known for its challenging approach to a runway surrounded by mountainous terrain requiring an immediate sharp turn to final, it goes without saying that seeing airliners flying in and out of this airport is an aviation lover’s paradise. In this program we will be following the flight crew of Drukair onboard the A319 and ATR-42 as they fly to destinations such as Kathmandu, Guwahati, Bangkok, Dhaka and Bathpalathang.
     

     
    While I thoroughly enjoyed flying to these destinations, the highlight of this video is by far the takeoffs and landings at Paro. Given the challenges of flying in this region, it was quite impressive to see the level of skill and planning that goes into each flight. The pilots at Drukair are undoubtedly very skilled and their cool and calm demeaning at each step in surely a reassuring sight for the viewers. In addition to the wonderful display of piloting ability, this program also offers the viewers a bit more insight into flying the A319, ATR 42, Bhutan culture and other interesting details about this region. The sights from the cockpit that were captured were stunning to say the least and it was also a very nice gesture on the part of the flight crew to highlight points of interest such as Mt. Everest. Ultimately, this program was a pleasure to look at and it provided an intriguing look at the hard working pilots of Drukair to the benefit of all aviation enthusiasts.
     

     
     
     
    Video Preview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr9Vmg0_5jE
     
    Aerobask Robin DR401 155 add-on Detail Pack for FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10 Released   Want to fly a flight like an expert in the exciting Aerobask Robin DR401 155?   This new add-on for FSFlyingSchool 2018 for X-Plane 11 and 10 offers extra detailed treatment when flying this exciting airplane.
    Your instructor knows the details of this aircraft and will expect the same from you. He's all set for your flights in the high-tech Robin DR401 - let's go flying!   This new product has the instructor reading Robin DR401 checklists to you, but what's more important is that he'll be watching your performance and looking for those details that are so essential in a Robin DR401.   In addition to FSFlyingSchool 2018's detailed analysis of your flights, you'll hear extra advice and warnings all specific to the Robin DR401. FADEC, fuel management, pitot heat, throttle, ceiling, flap speeds, before takeoff procedures, starting the engines, landing techniques and much more.   Get ready to fly the classic Robin DR401 like the PROs!         To find out more, watch movies and download a free demo, visit the FSFlyingSchool Website at www.FSFlyingSchool.com

    Imaginesim's New Web Store

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    Imaginesim have sent word their products are no longer available from the Flightsim Store ,  Customers can now update or re-download any of their imaginesim airports, even if originally purchased at The Flightsim Store, through their Operations Center available from the Imaginesim website http://www.imaginesim.com/airports.htm. And, as normal, you can still purchase airports from their website.
    Do you own the new Aerosoft Airbus Pro for P3D V4?
    If so, please note that FS2Crew has released a new FS2Crew to support this product.
    FS2Crew is an advanced airline crew simulation custom designed for specific aircraft that allows user to fly using realistic procedures.
    This new FS2Crew package includes:
    1. Voice Control.
    2. Button Control.
    3. The Global FO Voice Set
    4. Support for the A318, A319, A320 and A321 when they are released.
     
    To download, please visit: FS2Crew
    Publisher: JUST PLANES
    Description:  DAT http://www.worldairroutes.com/dat.htmlMD-83
    Format:
    Download
    Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
     

     
    + Cockpit filming using up to 6 cameras for great views on takeoff & landing!
    + Pilot Presentations
    + Flight Preparations
    + External Walkaround
    + Cockpit set-up
    + Cockpit Presentations
    + Briefings & Checklists
    + Departure & Arrival Airport Charts
    + Great scenery
     
    Flight Information
    A/C
    Reg
    Flight
    Route
    Flt Time
    Destinations
    MD83
    OY-RUE
    NAX 3320
    NAX 3321
    CPH-RIX
    RIX-CPH
    1h05
    1h03
    CPH Copenhagen, DENMARK
    RIX Riga, LATVIA
    MD83
    OY-RUE
    NAX 3623
    NAX 3629
    CPH-MPL
    MPL-CPH
    1h58
    2h07
    CPH Copenhagen, DENMARK
    MPL Montpellier, FRANCE
    MD83
    OY-RUE
    NAX 3194
    NAX 3195
    CPH-ARN
    ARN-CPH
    0h55
    0h52
    CPH Copenhagen, DENMARK
    ARN Stockholm Arlanda, SWEDEN
    MD83
    OY-RUE
    NAX 3740
    NAX 3741
    CPH-VCE
    VCE-CPH
    1h38
    1h45
    CPH Copenhagen, DENMARK
    VCE Venice, ITALY
     
     
     
    Video Preview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siAZkXHxju8
     
    HIGHLIGHTS
    DAT (Danish Air Transport) is one of the newest airlines to join the HD Cockpit Series produced by Just Planes. While paying tribute to the amazing MD-83, this program also feature some of the unique destinations flown by DAT. These destinations include Copenhagen, Riga, Montpellier, Stockholm and Venice. From the list of destination features, it’s clear to see that this program has no shortage of scenic views from the cockpit while on takeoff and approach. While the scenery outside of the cockpit was amazing, we can’t forget about the cockpit experience. With numerous cameras mounted throughout the cockpit, viewers will be fully immersed in the cockpit environment while following the actions of the pilots as they fly the aircraft.

    Other highlights you may find intriguing are the pilot presentations which offer you a unique look at the aircraft and the operations of the airline. Starting off with a cockpit presentation, the Captain takes the viewers around the cockpit while explaining some of the unique feature of the MD-83 and its reliability vs newer aircraft which is unmatched. Following the presentation on the cockpit, you will also be treated to a detailed walk-around inspection of the aircraft with the beautiful lines of this aircraft can be admired from a perspective few have the privilege of enjoying.

    One of the final highlights I thought was very impressive was the presentation on the airline operations and the privilege had by DAT to fly the FIFA World Cup Trophy around the world. This 8 month contract saw the MD-83 spread its wings around the world thus proving the stunning capabilities of this aircraft. One of the reasons why this presentation was enlightening to me personally, we that I recalled the day that this aircraft flew to my home country of Grenada. Hearing the story behind this journey and how well the MD-83 performed will only cement in our minds how outstanding this aircraft truly is. With the MD-83 sadly being phased out of passenger operations, this program will undoubtedly pay homage to this aircraft and be a fine documentary behind the airline that took this aircraft around the world.
    If you are a fan of the MD-80 series, this is a must have video that will provide hours of insight into this amazing aircraft and unique Danish airline.
     

    Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
    Video number 2  recommended by P Edwards 'A2A Connie by Harman Motor Works'. Although the video was first uploaded in December 2016, it remains relevant as the A2A is still  an amazing software version of a wonderful aircraft. The video is well produced, narrate and very entertaining. The Constellation is available from the A2A store and is designed for FSX and PREPAR3D
     
    From A2A Store;
    Description
    So, what is the most beautiful piston engine airliner? Pose this question among two or more aviation enthusiasts and you may be sure that a lively, possibly heated discussion will ensue. However, I would be quite surprised if most, if not all, would ultimately agree that the Lockheed “Constellation” was the most beautiful, graceful if you prefer, or at least among the top two or three.
    The “Connie,” as it was universally and affectionately called (much to the dismay of Eddie Rickenbacker of WWI fame who, as the owner of Eastern Airlines, thought the name to be too effeminate) was a spectacular and singular aeronautical design from the first rude sketch of “Excalibur” to the last L-1649 “Starliner.” Gathering many firsts and breaking many records in its almost five decades-long useful lifetime, Constellation consistently stands out from her sister airliners both visually and functionally. Sadly, the many luminous stars embodying this “Constellation” were ultimately eclipsed when at their brightest by the urgent, inexorable force of progress which saw the end of the age of the long-distance piston engine airliners and the birth of the big, jet-powered transports. This new era of air-transportation in the U.S. Began on 26 October 1958 when Pan American Airlines (Pan Am) flew a Boeing 707 with 111 passengers from New York to London. Soon, the jet-powered Douglas DC-8, Convair 880 and Sud Aviation “Caravelle” joined the 707 and long-range piston airliners were through.
    Even so, there are many, this writer among them, who posit that even whilst swifter, no kerosene burning aluminum tube has ever come close to matching Connie’s superb grace and poise. Her story is full of ironies and surprises, of Geniuses, Presidents and Pioneers. You see, there once was this fabulously wealthy, incandescently brilliant, eccentric movie mogul, aviator and airline owner who had an idea for an airplane… – Excerpt from Constellation manual history by Mitchell Glicksman © 2016
     
    Features
    History comes alive: Experience a timeless legend brought to life inside a simulation.
    Every aircraft is unique: Don’t expect all gauges to read the same values, just like the real airplane. And each airplane is persistent.
    Four crew positions: pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer, and navigator. Fully modelled and functioning positions constructed with down to the rivet detail.
    Intelligent crew and responsive passengers:
    – Your engineer can manage all the systems on the fly, responding to various conditions
    – Copilot calls out critical info
    – Navigator observes and posts findings
    – Flight attendent tirelessly works for both you and the passengers (just like the real world counterparts)
    Unexpected events possible: Engines along with other systems including heating, air conditioning, and pressurization can be problematic
    Captain’s Career: Your performance is remembered and can get better, worse, or stay consistent based on your flying abilities and flight management
    Real time Load Manager: with the ability to load individual passengers, cargo, and fuel or select presets.
    Custom Navigator’s Map: Zoomable map can be customized to show the desired information
    Default and Historic Sperry Autopilot: You can select either autopilot in the sim
    Authentic fuel deliver includes primer only starts: You can start the engines properly by using primer with the mixture in the OFF position.
    Auto-Mixture: that actually performs as intended. Now you can set for “auto-rich” or “auto-lean” and the aircraft fuel to air ratio will be automatically determined and set by the carburetor based upon various factors such as altitude.
    Custom Cockpit Systems and Gauges for the ultimate in realism taken far beyond what is available by default.
    Inertia starters: Start these big beautiful engines by the book using authentic inertia wheel energizing and engagment
    Feathering props and air starts: Custom physics allows for realistic feathering and air starts without using the starter
    Deep cockpit lighting: Flood, Flourescent, and gauge lighting modeled
    Dual speed superchargers: Proper supercharger physics and each engine can independently run in either high or low blower
    New slip and ball code from the Accu-Sim T-6: Enjoy smooth, custom physics in this critical gauge during turning maneuvers
    Authentic flight stability: The Connie was known for being a little less stable in pitch than other aircraft, which requires a little more finess and attention
    Piston combustion engine modeling
    Real-world conditions affect system conditions, including engine temperatures.
    Fully click-able cockpits: with authentically working systems and gauges.
    3D Lights ‘M’ (built directly into the model.)
    Pure 3D Instrumentation.
    – Natural 3D appearance with exceptional performance.
    – Smooth movements.
    Fire Extinguisher system with fully functioning overheard panel and controls.
    Ground Power Unit (GPU) to power systems with engines off and not drain the battery.
    Cabin pressurization system controls. You control the target altitude and the rate of pressure change and the system authentically displays and manages cabin pressure.
    Three different liveries: including TWA, BOAC, and a C-69 cargo paint
    A2A specialized bump mapping and specular lighting on all models.
    Crew Reports pop-up 2D panel keeps important information easily available
    Custom Navigator’s map: accessible via keystroke or the Navigators station.
    Manage temperatures with engine cowl flaps and oil cooler flaps
    High temperatures can adversely affect engine performance, Serious overheating can cause scoring of cylinder head walls including ultimate failure if warnings are ignored and overly abused.
    Spark plugs can clog and eventually foul if engines are allowed to idle too low for too long. Throttling up an engine with oil-soaked spark plugs can help clear them out
    Experience authentic asymmetrical drag when operating various flap systems in flight.