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    Flight Simulator X - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Volotea "Rock & Vol" Airbus A319 (EC-MTB) by Miguel Angel Taboada
    Drukair British Aerospace BAe 146-100 (5A-RGD) by Miguel Angel Taboada

    Flight Simulator 2004 - Scenery
    Campbell River CAE3 in BC Canada, textures and revised AI with Beaver aircraft by Roger Wensley

    Prepar3D - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Douglas C-54 (42-72606) US Army All Weather Flying Center by Jan Kees Blom
    Viva Aerobus A320 (XA-VAA) by Miguel Angel Taboada
    JOTA Aviation Avro RJ85 by nico nectoux

    Prepar3D - AI Aircraft
    Gulf Air Airbus A320Neo by Joel Branchu

    FlightSimExpo 2019


    FlightSimExpo 2019 introduces Captains’ Corner, a new add-on seminar series during the afternoon of Friday, June 7, to the packed lineup of exhibits, speakers, and activities taking place all weekend long.
    ORLANDO – November 19, 2018 – Following its sold-out first year event in Las Vegas, FlightSimExpo is coming to Orlando on June 7-9, 2019! North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference will take over Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® for a weekend of flight simulation and aviation fun this summer.
    The conference has just launched the 2019 version of www.flightsimexpo.com, which highlights some of the exciting changes planned for 2019 and presents the initial event schedule.
    This year, attendees will be able to add Captains’ Corner onto their registration. This new series of education-oriented seminars will allow enthusiastic flight simmers the opportunity to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology they know and love. Presenters from Orbx, Prepar3D, X-Plane, and more will take attendees through in-depth presentations and Q&A sessions about scenery design, simulation configuration, PC building, and hardware tweaking and tuning. The seminars take place from 12:30 – 5:15pm on Friday, June 7, and will be available as an optional add-on with attendee registration.
    The main event takes place from 9:00am on Saturday, June 8 to 3:00pm on Sunday, June 9. In 2019, the show will feature a second speaker room to allow for even more interaction with flight simulation developers. Meanwhile, a larger event floor will welcome more exhibitors with interactive exhibits including virtual reality displays and landing competitions. Of course, the event will still feature a social event—with free appetizers and drinks—on Saturday beginning at 5:30pm.
    In 2019, FlightSimExpo is proud to announce a new series of partnerships with leading flight simulation developers Aerosoft, Navigraph, Orbx, PMDG, Prepar3D, SimMarket, and X-Plane. As Diamond Sponsors, these developers play an important role in the sustainability of this conference. The event looks forward to introducing developers of all sizes to its 2019 Exhibitor & Sponsor Opportunities: visit www.flightsimexpo.com for more information on how to get involved as an exhibitor, sponsor, or speaker!
    For conference attendees, registration begins in December, with a very limited number of $50 Advance Registration tickets available. Attendees can subscribe online now to receive an email notification when Advance Registration opens.
    Attendees already making plans to attend can book hotel rooms now and find out more information about travel discounts from WestJet, Delta Airlines, and Lyft at www.flightsimexpo.com, The conference has also partnered with Visit Orlando to offer attendees discounts and deals at over 70 restaurants and attractions through the Show your Badge and Save program .
    FlightSimExpo encourages attendees to stay in touch! Check out videos of our 2018 event on YouTube or just like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter   for the latest event details.
    About FlightSimExpo. FlightSimExpo is North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The first FlightSimExpo was held in 2018 at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort, drawing more than 1,100 simmers along with 45 exhibitors and over 20 speakers. The second annual event takes place at Renaissance Orlando on June 7-9, 2019. FlightSimExpo is owned and operated by active members of the flight simulation community and members from Boston Virtual ARTCC.

    imaginesim Updates KAUS Austin ZSPD Shanghai


    An update for KAUS Austin Prepar3Dv4 is available, adding the South Terminal. A small update modelling the Chinese characters on top of T1 is also available for ZSPD Shanghai Prepar3Dv4. All downloadable via the Imaginesim  Operations Center.

    Remote Server v 4.6


    Remote Server 4.6 has been released, adding support for Aerosoft's A318-A321 Professional for P3Dv4.
    You can use your tablet / phone to control the in-flight (M)CDUs for many different aircraft, including the Aerosoft A318/A319 and A320/A321 Professional packages.
    Visit the Remote Server Homepage to download a free test version!

    Ultimate 146 Collection released for Prepar3Dv4
    The QualityWings Team are happy to announce the release of the Ultimate 146 Collection for Prepar3Dv4!
    Admittedly it has taken a while  to prep this little gem for the latest platform. Resources being limited they had to find the right time to develop the Jumbolino for P3Dv4.

    So what is this plane all about?

    Long haul and modern avionics are great but the Avro RJ and especially the Bae146 really go back to real pilot craftsmanship. Four engines, great sounds and incredible short field performance make this probably the coolest regional jet you will find.

    Unlike many other planes, the Avro’s capabilities allow you to discover unique destinations like LondonCity, Aspen or Cusco in Peru.
    Enjoy three different cockpit variants ranging from fully analogue cockpit dials to modernized EFIS gauges in the typical style of the early 90s.
    You see? This plane is anything but normal and that is what makes it so much fun to fly.

    Check out the content, there’s a whole lot of fun in there for everybody:
    · British Aerospace BAe 146-100
    · British Aerospace BAe 146-200
    · British Aerospace BAe 146-300
    · British Aerospace Avro RJ70
    · British Aerospace Avro RJ85
    · British Aerospace Avro RJ100
    · BAe146-100 and -200 style cockpit (fully analogue) featuring GNS-XLS FMC
    · BAe146-300 style cockpit (simple EFIS) featuring GNS-XLS FMC
    · Sperry Autopilot with LNAV, Flight Level Change and Attitude Hold capability (BAe146)
    · Thrust Management System (BAe146)

    · Avro RJ series style cockpit (full EFIS) featuring GNLU910 FMC
    · Autopilot with VNAV, LNAV, Flight Level Change and Autoland capability (Avro RJ)
    · Thrust Rating Panel (Avro RJ)

    · Full simulation of electric, fuel, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
    · Transponder with FSINN / Squawkbox compatibility
    · Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) with aural warning sounds
    · Customizable Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) with altitude callouts
    · Over working 200 annunciators
    · Master Warning- and Central Status Panel
    · Steep Approach mode (inhibits GPWS warnings)
    · Multi-stage Night Lighting with dimmable Flood Lighting
    · Realistic Flight Model
    · Authentic Soundset with sound cones for the Allied Signal LF-507 engine
    · Flightdeck Environment Sounds (Equipment Cooling, FSB/NS Signs, etc.)
    · Aural Warnings (Chimes, Horns, etc.)
    · Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS)
    · Characteristic Flap extension / retraction wind sounds (howl)
    · APU and GPU sounds
    · Over 60 High Quality liveries available on our website

    can I get it?
    The Ultimate 146 Collection for P3Dv4 now is available from QualityWings  partner Flight1.
    Either head over to their product page  directly or conveniently handle your purchase via the new Flight1 Purchase Agent
    In order to keep things simple QualityWings  have decided that there is no discount for existing customers of the Ultimate 146 for FS9/FSX.
    Instead QualityWings went for an exceptionally fair price from now on.
    Note that the Ultimate 146 for P3Dv4 does not introduce any new functionality or features over the existing version for FSX.
    QualityWings sincerely hope you like the latest addition to their P3Dv4 fleet.
    Many Happy (STOL) Landings,
    Your QualityWings Team

    Pilotseye Hurghada B737 Review


    Publisher: PILOTSEYE
    Description:  HURGHADA B737
    Reviewed by: MARLON CARTER

    Air Berlin 737-800 Retirement
    After decades of flying a specific type of aircraft, it’s always a sad moment to see the retirement of an aircraft that has had a close connection to the men and women who fly it. In this programme, we will be following Captain Florian Deiters and First Officer Michail Tounas, as they fly one of the final flights of the B737-800 operated by Air Berlin from Munich to Hurghada.
    As is the case with most aviation documentaries, we begin by joining the crew in the cockpit of the 737-800 as they complete their departure briefing and other flight preparations. For anyone who is interested in what takes place in the cockpit prior to departure, this segment may be especially insightful. Another interesting segment is the pushback process which was captured from a perspective that is seldom seen by the travelling public. With cameras mounted on the tug itself, viewers for the first time will have the opportunity to see the entire pushback process showing how the aircraft is connected, elevated and controlled by the tug. This was a very insightful segment of this programme and I think everyone will find it intriguing.
    After taxi and takeoff, we have the privilege of seeing some of the most stunning views from the cockpit of the 737. During our flight to Hurghada, the Captain discusses many interesting topics such as how he got into aviation and the joys of flying the B737 Classic and NG models. In the typical Pilotseye cinematic fashion, viewers are transported from the cockpit to the Air Berlin hangar as our F.O and Capt. Recount their tour of the B737 exterior to point out some of the significant changes to the 737 over the years.
    After a smooth night time landing in Hurghada, we rejoin the flight crew as they prepare for their return flight to Munich. For this leg of the trip, our F.O engages the viewers with a discussion on how he got into aviation which was ironically linked to a cockpit visit on a 737-200 when he was just 9 years old. Being inspired at such a young age, little did he know that he would one day fly the B737 NG.
    After an uneventful landing, not only does it bring this intriguing programme to an end, but it also brings an end to the operations of the B737 for Air Berlin. With the operations of this aircraft well documented in this visually and sonically stunning programme, enthusiast and Air Berlin staff will be able to reflect on and appreciate the years of service that this aircraft has given to the airline. In addition to providing moments of nostalgia for years to come, this video documentary will also be a source of entertainment for aviation enthusiast around the world for years to come.
    If you would like to obtain a copy of this video, Pilotseye has provided Blu-Ray, DVD and Video On Demand services via Vimeo. The price of the Blu-Ray and DVD options are £22.84 and £23.64 while the VoD rental option is $14.90 USD for 1 week access. 

    FS2Crew November Updates


    November is Update month at FS2Crew , and that said we've just updated two major products (with more to come this month!).
    The P3D V4 versions of FS2Crew for the Aerosoft Airbus Pro and iFly 737NG have received updates.
    Both programs are advanced airline crew simulations for each respective aircraft.  
    Users assume the role of the Captain and Pilot Flying, and control the simulation via Voice or Button Control.
    Multiple voice sets are available.
    The updates are built into the main installer only.  Please login to your FS2Crew account and click "Completed Orders", then re-download and re-install.
    There is no stand-alone update file.
    To learn more, please taxi to FS2Crew
    Flight One Software has officially announced that all Ground Environment X region products have been updated and released. GEX supports both Flight Simulator X boxed edition and Flight Simulator X Steam Edition. All GEX region product installers have been updated at the Flight1 web site with the latest versions. It is important to note that all of your installed GEX regions must be updated at the same time. The updates are free for previous version customers.
    GEX North America v2 *New version 2.20 now available
    GEX Europe *New version 2.60 now available
    As has always been, GEX regions listed below will continue to include a free upgrade to GEX North America version 2.20 (with older versions of GEX North America installed).
    *These are all new available versions:
    GEX Africa and the Middle East v1.50
    GEX Atlantic and Pacific Tropics v1.40
    GEX Asia and South America  v1.30
    GEX Australia and Antarctica  v1.20
    Current GEX users may add additional regions or obtain the free upgrades by simply clicking the name of the region in the GEX interface and the Flight1 product page will open for the product. You may also visit the GEX support forum for specific information and instructions on how to update your GEX products to the most recent.
    *GEX North America v2.2 for GEX NA v1.096 (and older) users:
    For GEX customers still using the very old GEX USA/Canada, or, version 1.096 and does not wish to purchase other regions to upgrade GEX NA, Flight1 continues to offer the economical upgrade option to the new full GEX North America v2.2 product for less than half the cost.
    Please see their announcement in the Ground Environment support forum which will assist anyone in upgrading or purchasing GEX for the first time. You are also welcome to use the support forum for questions and assistance.

    Bretagne VFR 3DA Vol.1 for P3Dv4


    France VFR is pleased to announce the release of Bretagne VFR 3DA Vol.1 for P3Dv4 :

     This huge 3D photoreal  scenery models the Britany region of France .
     This new VFR Regional Extension Pack series was designed and developed to make VFR flight and its environment as realistic as possible. It's the result of years of experience and practice in flight simulation and 3D modeling.
     "VFR Regional" products embed all enhancements from the new 3DAutomation® technology developed by France VFR. This technology generates the most realistic and dense environments possible. It does not intend to model real world accurately but to create a copy "as real as it gets" on a massive scale. It will evolve to adapt to the needs and new data available.

    - Ground textures from 0.8 to 1.20 meter / pixel resolution from IGN aerial photography reworked for an optimal visual rendition in Prepar3D®  (summer only).
     - Dedicated mesh with high definition 4.75 meters (LOD13).
     - Lakes and rivers with navigable waters fitting the texture.
     - Transparency management of the seabed on the entire scene.
     - Semi-detailed generic airports including flatten platform correction.
     - Obstacles and VFR landmarks modeled on the entire scene including the official SIA database (antennas, towers, water towers, wind turbines, various constructions ...).
     - Hundreds of thousands of objects and notable buildings integrated into the environment (churches, power plants, silos, castles, industrial tanks, bridges, tolls, cranes, boats, streetlights, road signs ...).
    - Integration of 3D Automation® technology allowing multi-million buildings and realistic vegetation areas fitting geographic specs.
     - Extremely dense and optimized vegetation coverage using a custom rendering module controlled by artificial intelligence (AI).
     - Autogen buildings including additional specific and optimized 3D variations.
     - Geo-referenced data for maximum compatibility with future add-ons installed on the same area.
    - Development process 100% Lockheed Martin® SDK specifications compliant, ensuring maximum compatibility with new releases.

     More information and screenshots at the France VFR Website.



    Just released is imaginesim's new version of WSSS Singapore for Prepar3Dv4.
    This feature-rich airport is the result of two years intense research and
    development. WSSS Singapore Changi is an essential transport hub, lying at
    the very heart of the Far East with an unmatched network of true global
    reach. The city of Singapore is the economic powerhouse of the South China
    Sea. It dominates far eastern trade and is the world's foremost logistical
    centre. It's likely that the very computer you are using at one time passed
    through the city's port. Features include:

    - Fantastic performance using 64bit code optimized for Prepar3Dv4.
    - High definition 2k building texturing and native Prepar3Dv4 ground
    - Fluid usage, even with complex airliner cockpits and high density AI
    - Low visibility nav lighting.
    - Switchable dynamic lighting option.
    - Features the newly opened Terminal 4.
    - Utilizes imaginesim's bespoke Operations Center configuration GUI.
    - Comprehensive ground and building optimization.
    - Interactive SODE jetways.
    - Instantaneous scenery cache loading.
    - Trees, plants and vegetation modelled with types native to Singapore.
    - No generic library textures used.
    - Switchable high 2k or medium 1k texture set.
    - 52 square kilometer coverage of the WSSS area.
    - Low simulator impact.
    - Graduated ground extremities to seamlessly blend with any vector driven
    - CCX Singapore Lite recreating the city centre included for free.
    - Pre-wired to receive imaginesim's free Airport Animator plugin (due Fall

    Available right now at Imaginesim along with further information, video and screenshots.