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Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1508

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1508 for NavDataPro is now available. NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for...

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Scenery

New UHD Mesh Scenery regions Released

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015

On behalf of Andras Fabian from Alpilotx.net, we’re pleased to inform you about some new HD mesh sceneries that has been released. According to Andras “After the first...

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Utilities

X-Plane 10.40 Beta 4 Is Out

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015

X-Plane 10.40 beta 4 is out now – if you are running X-Plane 10.40 beta 3 you can auto-update. The release notes are updated, but a few highlights: – The QPAC FMC is fixed...

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Impressions

A Typical vFlyteAir Traveler Flight

Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easily under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1508

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1508

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1508 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 1508

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1508

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on July 23rd, 2015. 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 1508, effective from July 23rd. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

New UHD Mesh Scenery regions Released

New UHD Mesh Scenery regions Released

On behalf of Andras Fabian from Alpilotx.net, we’re pleased to inform you about some new HD mesh sceneries that has been released.

According to Andras “After the first batch of UHD Mesh Scenery tiles released in February 2015, there is now a new set of additional regions to be enjoyed. They are:
Northern Washington state (west of the already existing Montana UHD region)
Canadian Rockies (between 49N and 55N … from the Pacific to the plains around Calgary)
Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden)
Pyrenees in Europe

They are all using – just like before – 30m / 1sec resolution data (either from Viewfinderpanoramas / NED or SRTM) and much higher resolution triangle mesh to be able to use all that detailed data. One “difference” is, that the new regions are based on newer Openstreetmap data (from around end of April 2015). Important: Because of this, the \”UHD Mesh Scenery v1\” Scenery is very heavy on hardware resources and will only run smoothly on modern, higher end PCs. Its very important – before even considering a download – to have at least 16 GBytes of RAM and a modern / powerful GPU! Especially when activating the new, “extended DSF” feature in X-Pane 10.40, the RAM requirement might double!

The complete coverage can be seen here. All informations, possible updates, installation instructions, and download links can be found here (IMPORTANT: you do not need to re-donwload old UHD files, as they have not been changed / updated!). And finally, a lot of NEW screenshots can be seen here.

Attention … JARDesign Ground Service

Attention … JARDesign Ground Service

Ho ho, remember, this is still under development, but worth to inform you about.

JARDesign is pleased to give you a sneak preview of their Ground Service plugin for X-Plane 10. According to Eugeny Romanov “We plan to make a plug-in that allows users to build their own set of vehicles for any type of aircraft. There’s a lot possible like the possibility to edit the paths, speed, time, the Aircraft Set and store it for each of the aircraft using the built-in editor. As usual we not have the release date of this plug-in, but progress may be seen on this video.

X-Plane 10 now available as Digital Download

X-Plane 10 now available as Digital Download

Laminar Research is proud to announce that X-Plane 10 is now available as a digital download from the Laminar website. In addition to the DVD version of X-Plane 10, new purchasers of X-Plane 10 now also have the choice of the digital version.

The X-Plane 10 Digital Download version is the full Global X-Plane 10 product, containing all of the same features and scenery areas as the DVD version. World scenery areas may be added at any time as desired, once the core product has been purchased and additional world scenery areas may be added or deleted at any time in the future.

Impressive DreamFoil Embraer 110 Bandit

Impressive DreamFoil Embraer 110 Bandit

Available at the Aerosoft eShop, the DreamFoil Creations Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante or ‘Bandit’, which is a turboprop aircraft with capacity 15-21 passengers, for civil or military use, developed by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer.

We found it time to offer some additional screenshots and of course, a review will follow soon. More information about this lovely and hi quality aircraft can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft sales page.

KOSH Goes Virtual

KOSH Goes Virtual

Laminar Research is pleased to offer you a special X-Plane 10 freeware scenery package for the Oshkosh Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH), enhanced with buildings, custom objects, and aircraft, all designed around the annual AirVenture Expo. Each year sees thousands of fly-in aircraft, campers, and visitors to this huge aviation event sponsored by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). This year’s event is taking place this week, from July 20 to 26.

The scenery was created by X-Plane scenery contributor Jan Vogel and is now available for free download on both X-Plane 10 Steam (automatically through your Steam client) and at the dedicated X-Plane website. Get your copy now and take part in the fun in X-Plane!

SoulMade Beaver DHC-2

SoulMade Beaver DHC-2

Probably you’ve seen it, but hidden within the Aerosoft X-Plane shop, Aerosoft is pleased to offer the Soulmade Simulation DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver.

Curious? Want to know more about this lovely and well-models aircraft? Check it out at the dedicated Aerosoft eShop web page. And the best wail come within a couple of days, a comprehensive review of this beautiful aircraft. Stay tuned!

Review | Aerobask Twin Star

Review | Aerobask Twin Star

Staff reviewer Rick Verhoog flies the Aerobask Diamond DA42 Twin Star and although this was one the first aircraft developed by Stephane Buon, Rick is still impressed about the overall model.

According to Rick “So, with all the mixed feelings and the comparisons between good and bad, do I think this aircraft is worth it? Like noted during this review, there are flaws. Some of the things I would have liked to see are not included or not as well done as I’d have preferred. Overall it’s worth it, keeping in mind that this was one of the very Aerobask payware models. Check out Rick’s review via this link.

Aerobridge Studios KJAC Alpha Look

Aerobridge Studios KJAC Alpha Look

Aerobridge Studios has finished out first alpha work on KJAC Jackson Hole Airport, we intend to cover the surrounding landscape such ads the Teton mountain, with the possibility to aslo producing KWYS Yellowstone Airport , so users can have some fun flying between the two airports.

So features?
Well for starters, an all new ground work designed to harness more of X-Plane’s awesome rendering features. Gritty textures is prominently used to achieve realistic shading of the ground. All new static aircraft is also produced, low-poly but aesthetically pleasing to say the least! And hear this … the terminal interior is modeled in detail. So when you park your little CRJ in front of the terminal, you can see little details such as lounge chairs, and rustic interior design, characteristic of KJACs interior style. KJACs 3D work are very accurate, and is modeled to be compatible for users who opt to turn on the “runway follows terrain contours” option.

There’s much more to say KJAC, but to cut it short … everything will be modeled and textured in exquisite detail, and best of all? It’s FREE. Or more specifically, donation ware. The scenery is free to download but if you would like to support us to develop more awesome sceneries then we love to have assistance in funding for our team to further develop it into a legal entity.

Curious what to expect? Check out these screenshots at their dedicated Facebook page.