• Tuesday

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    Flight Simulator X - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    TDS 757-200 Jetblue (Fictional) Blue Pond by TDS 757, Paint by Michael Ullman
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (VH-ILT) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (N9493Y) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (N9383Y) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (N3712D) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (N1324Z) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (N830T) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (N275BM) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (I-BMBN) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (F-BPFT) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (C-FSMB) by Jan Kees Blom
    Beechcraft V35B Bonanza (CF-MDL) by Jan Kees Blom

    Flight Simulator X - AI Flight Plans
    Hawaiian Airlines Summer 2018 - FSP models by Dick Johnson & Alpha India Group
    Aeroflot Summer 2018 - FSP models by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group

    Flight Simulator X - Scenery
    Nashville International Airport (KBNA) v.1 by Louis Chader
    Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (KXNA) v.1 by Louis Chader

    Flight Simulator 2004 - Aircraft Repaints, Textures and Modifications
    Mint Airways Boeing 757-28A EC-LBC by Antonio Santa Clara

    Flight Simulator 2004 - AI Aircraft
    Norwegian 3 liveries pack Boeing 737 MAX 8 by Fumitaka Hayashi

    Flight Simulator 2004 - AI Flight Plans
    Travel Service Poland Summer 2018 by Florian Wilmer & Alpha India Group
    Travel Service Slovakia Summer 2018 by Florian Wilmer & Alpha India Group
    Hawaiian Airlines Summer 2018 - TFS models by Dick Johnson & Alpha India Group
    'Ohana by Hawaiian (opb Empire Air) Summer 2018 by Dick Johnson & Alpha India Group
    Aeroflot Summer 2018 - TFS models by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    Rossiya Airlines Summer 2018 by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    Aurora Airlines Summer 2018 by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    Pobeda Summer 2018 by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    Red Wings Airlines Summer 2018 by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    Nordavia Summer 2018 by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    S7 Airlines Summer 2018 by Florian Wilmer & Alpha India Group
    UTair Summer 2018 by Christian Hruschka & Alpha India Group
    IrAero Summer 2018 by Wolfgang Maier & Alpha India Group
    NordStar Summer 2018 by Wolfgang Maier & Alpha India Group
    RusLine Summer 2018 by Wolfgang Maier & Alpha India Group
    Serverstal Aircompany Summer 2018 by Wolfgang Maier & Alpha India Group
    UVT Aero Summer 2018 by Wolfgang Maier & Alpha India Group
    Yamal Airlines Summer 2018 by Wolfgang Maier & Alpha India Group
    Sun Air of Scandinavia Summer 2018 by Johan Clausen & Alpha India Group

    Flight Simulator 2004 - Sounds
    ATC callsigns Pack 12 by Alan Robertson
     

    JUST PLANES DRUKAIR A319/ATR 42 Review

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    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.
     
    Publisher: JUST PLANES
    Description:  AIR BALTIC AIRBUS A220
    Format:
    Download
    Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
     

     
                                          
    + 1st Cockpit Film on the Airbus A220!
    + Cockpit filming using up to 6 cameras for great views!
    + Flight Preparations
    + External Walkaround
    + Cockpit Set-up
    + Briefings & Checklists
    + Departure & Arrival Airport Charts
    + Great scenery on departures, arrival and enroute.
    + Pilot Presentations
     

     
     
    Flight Information
    A/C
    Reg
    Flight
    Route
    Flt Time
    Destinations
    CS300
    LY-CSB
    BT7719
    BT7720
    RIX-AYT
    AYT-RIX
    3h04
    3h03
    RIX Riga, LATVIA
    AYT Antalya, TURKEY
    CS300
    LY-CSD
    BT 169
    BT 170
    RIX-KEF
    KEF-RIX
    3h49
    3h11
    RIX Riga, LATVIA
    KEF Keflavik, ICELAND
    CS300
    LY-CSB
    BT 653
    BT 654
    RIX-LGW
    LGW-RIX
    2h23
    2h24
    RIX Riga, LATVIA
    LGW London Gatwick, UK
     
     
    Video Preview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldQt2pXbjAE
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Without a doubt, when an aircraft manufacturer produces a new aircraft, the aviation community is always eager to get a closer look at what this new aircraft has to offer. With the Bombardier C Series (now designated the Airbus A220) being the newest mid-sized aircraft on the market, there is no shortage of curiosity on what makes this aircraft special. Throughout this program, we will be examining the operations of the Airbus A220-300 as operated by AirBaltic to destinations such as Riga, Antalya, Keflavik and London Gatwick.
    Starting off with an introduction to the crew, viewers will be able to see the preparation that takes place prior to the pilots arriving onboard the aircraft. While this segment may seem insignificant, it is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the pilots’ responsibility prior to departure. After completing their paperwork and boarding the aircraft, viewers are able to see for the first time an up-close look at the cockpit displays and the many intuitive features of this aircraft.
    As far as the highlights of this program is concerned, on our first round trip to Antalya, the most significant highlight was the cockpit presentation. Throughout this presentation, you will be quite impressed by the level of advanced technology packed into this aircraft. From “virtual” electronic circuit breakers to remarkably advanced map displays, this aircraft is a wonderland to those of you who are intrigued by the technical aspects of aviation.
    During other segments of this programs you will also learn more about our pilots and how they got into the world of aviation and their thoughts on the A220 after flying other types of aircraft for many years. Given the fact that this is a new aircraft, the admiration is also focused on the exterior of the aircraft. In another highlight of this program, you will be able to follow the Captain as he completes a thorough walk-around inspection of the aircraft which allows the viewers to admire the stunning engineering of this aircraft, which I personally find very appealing. The final highlight of this program worth mentioning focuses more on the overall viewing experience. For many years, Just Planes has made a tremendous effort to offer their viewers numerous perspectives through the use of multiple camera angles. This program feature up to 6 cameras and they offer unique views of the cockpit and the amazing scenery outside. At times, certain segments are replayed using different camera to offer the viewers a perspective that only the pilots can enjoy.
    Ultimately, with over 4 hours of A220 content, if you knew very little about this aircraft before, I can guarantee that you will learn more than you bargained for through this program. Thanks to airlines like AirBaltic, aviation enthusiast can now witness for the first time the excitment of flying the A220 Perhaps in the future it would be nice to see a video that focuses on the Q400!
                                 
     
     
     Reviewed by: Marlon Carter
     
     
     
    OnCourse Software are pleased to announce the release of PF3 ATC at its best version 3.8.0, this maintenance/feature update is FREE to all existing users of PF3 V3+. More details available from OnCourse Software Forum  .
    Buildlog

    Version 3.8.0
    • FIXED a problem that could result in ATC going 'quiet' on you if you crossed a sector boundary shortly after being handed off to another control center and before you actually made contact.
    • FIXED a problem when resuming a flight which resulted in an incorrect altitude being given when checking-in to a new control center. This only seemed to occur if you departed using a SID.
    • FIXED a problem with Departure frequency clashing with Control center
    • FIXED a problem with Approach frequency clashing with your destination Tower frequency
    • FIXED a problem that could occur if AI aircraft were using a runway the user had designated as 'out of use'. In such a scenario PF3 should assign the next closest runway... this was not always the case.
    • FIXED a problem that could prevent you being handed off to Approach...this would normally be triggered if you were still too high when reaching your last waypoint
    • FIXED a problem when asking Tower for 'Field Advisories' at your point of departure and you would be given data for your destination
    • FIXED a problem when running the 'Add a Facility' function. This could be caused if the user had not run makerwys nor rebuilt the PF3 database and would result in the program crashing.
    • FIXED a problem that could arise when requesting a higher altitude which could cause the 'no speed restriction' call NOT to be made and therefore the user was nagged the entire flight to reduce their speed to 250 knots if
    they exceeded that speed.
    • FIXED a problem where Departure could start giving you instructions before you actually checked-in. This would only occur if you were using a
    VR program
    • FIXED a problem if you define a flight plan as 'Oceanic' and then hit the'Close' option instead of 'Save' you would lose all your changes but was not given a warning before doing so.
    • FIXED a problem where Oceanic Procedures did not become 'active' for your flight when you first define them and 'connect' to FS straight after.Next time you used the same flight plan, however, you would be prompted
    about the existing Oceanic Procedural file and asked if you wished to use
    France VFR presents the second volume of their Regional Airport collection for X-Plane .
     This collection for X-Plane 11.x already exists for FSX and P3D but is now re-build for X-Plane. It is not only an update for X-Plane, but most of the components have been re-created for an optimized rendering under XP, specially the night environment !
     The scenery represents the Montpellier Mediterranian  regional airport located in the southern part of France, and includes the airport area and its environment. The platform has been perfectly blended into XP standard landscape for a very realistic integration.

     Specifications :
    • Montpellier Mediterranee airport (LFMT) extremely detailed with its environment
    • High definition ground texture (25cm) for all the area
    • Very detailed and realistic night environment
    • Numerous 3D specific 3D objects and ground animations
    • SIA - VAC - IAC - ARRDEP charts provided
     

     More informations and screenshots visit the France VFR Website