Aircraft

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1602

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on February 4th, 2016. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle. The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005,...

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Scenery

Explore the Antarctic Continent

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

On behalf of Matthias, we’re pleased to offer you the following Antarctic information. You’re ready for the Antarctic … explore the Antarctic Continent with Antarctica4XPlane. Maps2XPlane is proud to present Part I of their Antarctica Mesh Scenery Antarctica4XPlane. This first part covers the South Orkney Islands and the Antarctic...

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Utilities

JARDesign Ground Handling Deluxe

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016

JARDesign is pleased to inform you that their Ground handling Deluxe has been updated to new levels. According to JARDesign this new version comes with the following features: – Add ability to change Liveries using Menu->Plugins->GndHandling->Liveries – 6 Liveries as example – Improve registration system – Add Instant News...

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Impressions

Impression “Southwest Florida”

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015

Most likely you’ve never heard of Southwest Florida International Airport. I didn’t and perhaps only those simmers who live nearby this international airport would be aware of its existence. In case you’re seeking for this airport, then I can inform you that your personal reporter Angelique has visited KRSW and...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1602

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1602

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on February 4th, 2016. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday. It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments. When you want to know about the AIRAC. Have a look at the dedicated ICAO website.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1602, effective from February 4th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1602

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1602

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1602 for NavDataPro is now available.

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane flight simulator. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use. More information can be found at Aerosoft’s dedicated web page.

Explore the Antarctic Continent

Explore the Antarctic Continent

On behalf of Matthias, we’re pleased to offer you the following Antarctic information.

You’re ready for the Antarctic … explore the Antarctic Continent with Antarctica4XPlane. Maps2XPlane is proud to present Part I of their Antarctica Mesh Scenery Antarctica4XPlane. This first part covers the South Orkney Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula down to -73 degrees. Choose one of the Research Base Station Sceneries and start your Antarctica adventure today!

More information and the download links on the Maps2XPlane’s website.

BSS JARDesign A330 Sound Update

BSS JARDesign A330 Sound Update

Blue Sky Star Simulations is pleased to inform you that they have updated the A330 sound for the JARDesign A330 Series.

In order for sound pack to function, you need a copy of JARDesign A330 Stable v1.1r1 Version (only compatible version for custom soundpack as of now). All future releases will be compatible as well. The updated package comes with:
– Over 100 of custom sounds, to many to list
– Interior/Exterior
– All recorded from real aircraft
– Engine parameters are matched with real world data
– All sound levels matched and tuned to A300-200

Latest information how to grab your updated A330 sound pack can be found at their Facebook page.

Impression | vFlyteAir Cirrus

Impression | vFlyteAir Cirrus

I’d never heard of the Cirrus SR20, but this latest model from vFlyteAir got my attention. Your personal reporter Angelique tried to explore this gorgeous looking model, but how does it fly and how does it feel.

According to Angelique “What else can we say about the latest vFlyteAir Cirrus SR20 X-Plane 10 model? Quite simply – extraordinary 3D aircraft modeling. It’s really 3D modeling at a high level. And not only does the the 3D modeling looks gorgeous, also the included liveries and then in particular the unbelievable eye for tiny details. As known from previous vFlyteAir models, decals are razor sharp and not only from a distance, but also when zoomed in.”

Nice talk, but now back to reality .. how is it? You can read all about it via this in-depth impression link. Feedback is as usual always welcome!

JARDesign Ground Handling Deluxe

JARDesign Ground Handling Deluxe

JARDesign is pleased to inform you that their Ground handling Deluxe has been updated to new levels.

According to JARDesign this new version comes with the following features:
– Add ability to change Liveries using Menu->Plugins->GndHandling->Liveries
– 6 Liveries as example
– Improve registration system
– Add Instant News system
– Add BIG loader
– Add set for 747F cargo aircraft
– Minor bugs fixed

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft eShop web page.

Rotate MD-88 Iberia Flight EHAM-GCTS

Rotate MD-88 Iberia Flight EHAM-GCTS

I couldn’t resist it … making one of my favourite flights from EHAM (Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport) to GCTS (Aeropuerto de Tenerife Sur). Why one of my favourite flights … this was one of the regular flight Martinair Holland did with their DC-9-82, later renamed to MD-82.

Anyway, I made a couple of Rotate MD-80 Series Iberia exclusive screenshots for you and myself what all happens on this flight. Enjoy!

Review | Rotate MD-80 Series

Review | Rotate MD-80 Series

Angelique is looking forward reviewing this McDonnell Douglas MD80 Series from Rotate. As being year ago a licensed ground engineer on the Super DC-9-82 or, put simply, she was an MD80 Series ground engineer.

That said, she’s ready to figure out all the ins and outs of this MD-88 which is the model that is created. Is it worth the money and your investment? Angelique offers you therefore a very comprehensive review of the Rotate MD-80 Series, here at ASN X-Plane. Have fun!

A-1C Husky from STMA

A-1C Husky from STMA

STMA (Shade tree Micro Aviation) is pleased to announce the release of their new Aviat A-1C Husky. This is not a remake of the A-1A Husky. It’s all new!

The A-1C is the latest version flying with substantial performance improvements in useful load and flight dynamics. In our simulation we include the best of aftermarket modifications and some of our most coveted wish list items to make it the most capable bush plane in your collection. And what does this A-1C Husky offer? Here’s a short list of features:
– 3D cockpit with 3D instruments using day and night textures
– Laminar G530 GPS
– Dual VOR/ADF RMI
– HSI
– Dual COM/NAV
– Garmin Interphone panel
– Becker Radios (Light weight soaring favorites)
– Custom simulation of the Trio Pro Pilot autopilot system
– JPI EDM 930 Engine monitor
– Custom All-Season Gear and Flap indicator
– and much more.

For more information, check kout the dedicated STMA Husky web page.

Picus X “Aquila A21x” Impressions

Picus X “Aquila A21x” Impressions

A Passionate Real World Aquila Pilot. It couldn’t be better: a passionate actual Aquila pilot who has developed his own X-Plane version. On the question of excellent 3D modelling skills and instrument programming, Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen tries to figure that out in this impression. It could be a perfect combination for developing an aircraft for X-Plane 10.

You can read it all here at ASN X-Plane via this comprehensive impression link.