Simicro

Questions on OrbX sales

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Hi,

1) If I recall correctly, OrbX 50% sales happen in the end of the year?

I'm quite interested in flight zones sceneries:

KPSP Palm Springs

KSBA Santa Barbara

2) Palm Springs having been released a couple of years ago, chances are it will be 50% at the sales. Santa Barbara being recent, it probably won't be on sale... so I can buy it now?

3) Do you recommend other good flight zones by OrbX?

 

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I bought the San Diego package and like it. I haven't had any problems with it.

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Bought Santa Barbara last. Not had a chance to try it out as yet.

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Orbx tend to have a Christmas sale or possibly black Friday sale. They offer anything up to 50% off.  Anything released in last 30 days gets excluded.

Santa Barbara will probably make Christmas sale but with 25-30% off.

Use the sales to get your regions. They are all awesome imho. Airports tend to be cheaper and are improved when you have the region too

 

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Thanks guys and thank Ollie for the reminder on the dates and %. Much appreciated.

I have all Global products. For region I have only Pacific Northwest, and 4 small airports in that area. I'm not so interested in other regions in the US and the World.

After an absence I discover the flight zones like Santa Barbara or Palm Springs and find them quite interesting in (high) quality, and coverage (for quick and small local flights).

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PSP is awesome one of my favs.  I was about to get SBA but I'm moving so won't have PC access in a few weeks.  Also I highly recommend TNP by the developer 29Palms... A short flight from PSP

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They just had one at Halloween, I picked up North America land class as well as HD trees for 50% off...Santa Barbara wasn’t included in that sale due to it being released within 30 days If I recall correctly.

If the past is any indication they are sure to have a sale again, They always have a few a year it seems.

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And to round out what Ryan recommended you need to get Big Bear Lake airport also. Fun to dive from Big Bear into Palm Springs in the Lear 25 and control your speed without spoilers.

Ted

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2 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

PSP is awesome one of my favs.  I was about to get SBA but I'm moving so won't have PC access in a few weeks.  Also I highly recommend TNP by the developer 29Palms... A short flight from PSP

Def 2 of my personal favs as well. TNP is my home base right now.

Big Bear Lake is also just a jaunt away.

 

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If you are interested in an excursion/area scenery then Pago Pago is good for some island flying and the two Papau New Guinea airports are great for some bush flying.  All three of these come with a highly detailed main airport and a handful of moderately detailed strips 

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6 hours ago, Simicro said:

I have all Global products. For region I have only Pacific Northwest, and 4 small airports in that area. I'm not so interested in other regions in the US and the World.

I too have several of the Global products. The Pacific Northwest Region was my very first region I purchased from Orbx and then some of their local airports for that region. The reason for doing so is due to doing all of my real world flight training in that region (the greater Puget Sound) during the 1960's. 

However, if you would be interested in expanding your flightsim "horizons", I would suggest the possibility of purchasing two other regions-- The Northern & Central Rockies. That would give you an opportunity to purchase some neat local airports such as Bonners Ferry, and Felts Field in Spokane (my home now) along with Bozeman Yellowstone Int, Idaho Falls and Jackson. Lovely scenery and other neat smaller local airports as well. My last purchase for the PNW region was Pearson right along the Columbia River on the Vancouver side.

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8 hours ago, raymie said:

I too have several of the Global products. The Pacific Northwest Region was my very first region I purchased from Orbx and then some of their local airports for that region. The reason for doing so is due to doing all of my real world flight training in that region (the greater Puget Sound) during the 1960's. 

However, if you would be interested in expanding your flightsim "horizons", I would suggest the possibility of purchasing two other regions-- The Northern & Central Rockies. That would give you an opportunity to purchase some neat local airports such as Bonners Ferry, and Felts Field in Spokane (my home now) along with Bozeman Yellowstone Int, Idaho Falls and Jackson. Lovely scenery and other neat smaller local airports as well. My last purchase for the PNW region was Pearson right along the Columbia River on the Vancouver side.

 

I’m curious but do these regions (Pacific Northwest etc) add any value for high altitude airliner flying or would it be more a waste? I do have some global products but always wondered about these regions as 99.9% of my flying is airline high altitude type.

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28 minutes ago, flyinpilot212121 said:

 

I’m curious but do these regions (Pacific Northwest etc) add any value for high altitude airliner flying or would it be more a waste? I do have some global products but always wondered about these regions as 99.9% of my flying is airline high altitude type.

My view is these regions probably add the most for the high flyer, not least because of the improved airports which open up regional airliner flights to a reasonable quality airport.

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Gerry: personally for flying airliners, FTX Global + LC + Vector. I only use regions, and flight zones for small GA aircrafts.

All: thanks for your kind contributions. I'll hold my purchase until Black Friday and see what happens.

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