Aircraft

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1604

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1604 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 simulators. With this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight...

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Scenery

SBGL Rio de Janeiro Updated

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016

ASN is pleased to inform you on behalf of Richard Nunes that Rio de Janeiro International Airport has been updated to version 1.4. According to Richard; the updated airport package comes with the following fixes, improvement: – Fixed Bugs – Rendering and optimization of textures on objects – Lawn was...

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Utilities

… You Are Not Alone In The Sky!

Posted by on Feb 21, 2016

On behalf of the JARDesign Group we would like to bring to your attention …. X-Life Traffic ….. You Are Not Alone In The Sky! And now – seriously! Surely you were bored in the empty sky, not watching the traffic aircraft around, independently choosing a runway to take...

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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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Recent Posts

Goodbye to all …….

Goodbye to all …….

Perhaps expected, perhaps totally unexpected nevertheless, I would like to inform you about the following news.

Hold on …. what about is this?
For years I’ve taken care for ASN and later ASN X-Plane (Aerosoft Sim News) with the publication of many payware and freeware reviews/impressions, daily X-Plane news, columns, interviews and what else more. Although I’ve enjoyed every minute, it’s now time to look ahead and seek new X-Plane challenges.

For a while I had already many ideas, plans, thoughts to do something new, something refreshing, something that would give me a boost. Something else other than only writing reviews, impressions, seeking for news and so on.

I’ve seen so many products of which some of them could perform better in respect to their manuals and/or tutorials, at least, that’s what I feel. With the new challenges ahead, I sincerely hope that can offer the X-Plane community something from myself, being independent. That said, writing tutorials for products or just because I think there’s a need to, doing more beta testing then before to be more dedicated to a developer, perhaps writing once and while a review (oops, that means settings up a new website ….), and starting creating airports. Especially this last item, is one of my deepest wishes and lucky for me, I have some good friends around me who are willing to help me understanding how to do this.

Anyway, I would like to thank everybody who visited the ASN X-Plane website on a regular or daily base. Besides the many plans, my first priority is my own website and my own FB page.

Thanks!

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1604

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1604

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1604 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.

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1604

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1604

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on March 31st, 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 1604, effective from March 31st. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Quick Look “Intl. Airport SCEL”

Quick Look “Intl. Airport SCEL”

From the makers of Virtual design 3D, and presented to you by Aerosoft and ASN X-Plane, I’m pleased to offer you an inside look in the recent released international airport Arturo Merino Benitez (SCEL).

I think this quick look with some thoughts and compliments should give you an idea of the well modelled airport of Santiago. You can read all about Angelique’s findings via this quick impression link and for those who have no time to loose, check it out at the dedicated Aerosoft SCEL web page.

Quick Impression MLAeroDG Me-109

Quick Impression MLAeroDG Me-109

Matthias from MLAeroDG has released another German military fighter, the Messerschmitt Me-109.

Together with these exclusive screenshots I would like to give you an idea of what to expect. The aircraft package is easy to install; just unzip and install the package under X-Plane aircraft folder “Fighters”. You’ll find in the Me-109 folder a document that offers all the information you need to know about this Me-109, how to control the aircraft and how to fly it, including a checklist. The Me-109 package comes with a couple of military liveries namely the German Yellow 4, a German green livery and a paint kit that includes PSD files too.

You want to read the whole Me-109 story? Check out this exclusive impression link.

MLADG Me-109 Released

MLADG Me-109 Released

Matthias from MLADG is pleased to inform you that he has released the brand new exiting Messerschmitt Me-109.

Officially it was known as the Messerschmitt Bf 109, but commonly called the Me 109. It was one of the most famous fighter planes of World War 2 and now in available for X-Plane 10. Its first flight was in 1941 and houses a V12 DB605 engine with 1455 hp. The aircraft has a service ceiling of 11600 m, can fly 685 km/h at 7400 m and it has VFR equipment.

The modelled Me-109 package includes:
– detailed Model of the Messerschmitt Me-109 G-2
– fully implemented virtual cockpit with almost every switch functional
– detailed outside model
– custom night lighting
– Tropical version of the plane included
– 3 liveries (including a paint kit)
– 4k textures for the outside model
– SASL enhanced failure model

Curious how it looks like? Check out these screenshots provided by Matthias. More exclusive screenshots will follow soon.

Alabeo PA32 Saratoga II TC Released

Alabeo PA32 Saratoga II TC Released

On behalf of Alabeo, we’re pleased to inform you that they have released the PA32 Saratoga II TC for X-Plane 10.40 and up.

We’re all aware of the high quality of Carenado and Alabeo products, and this one is another GA aircraft that comes with a lot of features like:
– Custom Saratoga II TC sounds
– Using the default X-Plane 10 GNS430 and GNS530
– Volumetric side view prop effect
– High quality 3D model and textures
– Accurately reproduced flight characteristics
– 64-bit compatible
– Plugin-enhanced
– FPS-optimized model
– Super Manipulator scroll wheel support
– and much more

For more information visit the dedicated Alabeo web page.

Review | Nimbus “Chicago O’Hare”

Review | Nimbus “Chicago O’Hare”

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley flew to KORD or better known as Chicago O’Hare Airport to check out the modelled airport from Nimbus.

According to Jude “It fills a gap in the market for mid-U.S Sceneries. It’s well worth the price. The performance is very good even taking into account the aircraft I tested this with. In short, this is a good airport and yes, I would definitely recommend it.” Curious? Via this review link you can read all about it.

SBGL Rio de Janeiro Updated

SBGL Rio de Janeiro Updated

ASN is pleased to inform you on behalf of Richard Nunes that Rio de Janeiro International Airport has been updated to version 1.4.

According to Richard; the updated airport package comes with the following fixes, improvement:
– Fixed Bugs
– Rendering and optimization of textures on objects
– Lawn was removed to improve performance.
– Grass type 2D, they were exchanged and diminished.
– Many unnecessary static objects were removed
– Optimized lighting and HDR of all vegetation (trees and coconut palms)
– New markings on taxiways
– Fixed Mesh bedside 28
– Good quality vs performance
– Changes in the Manual

Worth to inform you that new HD Mesh for Rio de Janeiro “not” adaptable even at the time, it has large irregularities on the slopes of the airport, waiting for a patch by the mesh developers. The updated will be soon available via the dedicated Aerosoft eShop for our Aerosoft account. Not aware of this Brazilian airport? Then you should check out the following in-depth impression we wrote before.

Pilot Plus releases LSGG Geneva

Pilot Plus releases LSGG Geneva

Pilot Plus is pleased to announce the release of another international airport. This time it’s not in England but passed the Channel, namely LSGG Geneva.

According to Joe from Pilot Plus “we have carefully studied every aspect of the airport to produce a faithful replica in the flight simulator! LSGG is an international airport, this makes it perfect for long haul heavy flights! We have implemented many visual effects such as ambient occlusion, custom night lighting and custom shadowing, this makes the airport look very real! Every 3D model has been modelled to extreme accuracy, replicating the atmosphere of the real airport! Emulating a close to real life experience in X-Plane! The ground imagery covers a very large area, including the airport itself and the local surroundings! Local POI’s are included as well as a static aircraft extension bundled with local airlines and aircraft types!”

The airport comes with the following features:
– Faithful replica with HD Buildings
– High Resolution ground imagery covering a very large area
– Custom night lighting
– Animations & Local POI’s
– Custom Made Static Aircraft, Bundled Pack
– Animated Jetway’s & Guidance Docking System
– Very detailed 3D Models covering the whole airport
– Ambient Occlusion
– Custom Runways, Aprons & Taxiways
– Navigational Charts

Fro more information visit the dedicated Pilot Plus LSGG web page.