Aircraft

SSG Boeing 747-8 Updated

Posted by on May 3, 2015

SSG (Supercritical Simulations Group) is pleased to inform you that they have updated their Boeing 747-8 to version 1.2. According to Ricardo Bolognini “This is an important...

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Scenery

Pilot Plus EGGD Bristol Release

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

Pilot Plus present to you their latest and most detailed scenery yet for X-Plane… EGGD Bristol Airport! Bristol International Airport is located in Lulsgate Bottom, North...

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Utilities

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1505

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1505 for NavDataPro is now available. NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for...

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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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Recent Posts

SSG Boeing 747-8 Updated

SSG Boeing 747-8 Updated

SSG (Supercritical Simulations Group) is pleased to inform you that they have updated their Boeing 747-8 to version 1.2.

According to Ricardo Bolognini “This is an important change in this version of the SSG 747-8 Series is that now you no longer need to update your navigation data inside the aircraft folder. This data can now be stored in a new X-plane/Custom Data/UFMC folder. To do this, create a new folder called “UFMC” in your X-plane/Custom Data/ folder. Then place all Navigraph or Aerosoft NavDataPro files into this folder. The SSG 747-8 Series FMC now looks first into this folder and then into the aircraft folder and respective aircraft’s plugin folder. Now the FMC will find the default AIRAC 1406 data in the plugin folder. No user changes are required.

But there’s much more. Other changes include:
– Wingtip strobes adjusted to reflect the timing of the real LED strobes.
– The red anti-collision beacons are now controlled separately.
– Visual enhancements to EICAS messages
– Tailstrike protection logic based on the real aircraft’s
– Flight Path Vector (FPV) function added to the PFD.
– External normal files by Leen de Jager showing enhanced aircraft skin
– Cockpit texture enhancements by Kostas Koronakis
– Other external texture enhancements
– Wing flex slightly greater and the wing in Replay mode now stays lifted
– Minor fixes to the EFB
– ND waypoints and airport representation is better and faster
– Speedbrake / Thrust Lever logic implemented

Various FMC and autoflight improvements such as:
– Speed/altitude restriction oper. in VNAV CLB and VNAV DES pages
– Speed restriction management in VNAV CLB and VNAV DES pages
– Better CLIMB autopilot behavior avoiding oscillations in most cases
– More realistic STAR/TRANS/RWY selection

Check it out at the SSG website, the dedicated Aerosoft eShop web page or read our comprehensive reviews from Angelique van Campen en Rick Verhoog.

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1505

Aerosoft NavDataPro Cycle 1505

On behalf of Aerosoft, we would like to inform that a new AIRAC Cycle 1505 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 1505

Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1505

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on April 30rd, 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 1505, effective from April 30rd. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Pilot Plus EGGD Bristol Release

Pilot Plus EGGD Bristol Release

Pilot Plus present to you their latest and most detailed scenery yet for X-Plane… EGGD Bristol Airport!

Bristol International Airport is located in Lulsgate Bottom, North Somerset. With 6,339,805 passengers passing through Bristol Airport in 2014. There is something to explore around every corner! Bristol Airport by Pilot Plus is one of the most detailed sceneries available. According to Pilot Plus it’s an extremely detailed custom 3D buildings, vehicles and many other objects like:
– High Resolution ground imagery
– Custom night lighting
– Optional (free) download to add static aircraft & 3D people
– Animated Ground Marshaller guides you into the gate
– Ground traffic that brings Bristol to life!

Curious? Check out these exclusive screenshots and don’t forget to visit the dedicated Pilot Plus web page.

Airportech Austin International Airport Released

Airportech Austin International Airport Released

Airportech is pleased to announce the release of their first payer airport ….. Austin International Airport (KAUS).

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA, ICAO: KAUS) is located southeast of downtown Austin, TX, USA. Opened in 1999, it serves the 11th-most populous city in the United States, and the Greater Austin metropolitan area, the 34th-largest metro area. The modeled airport comes with a lot of features like:
– Detailed models of the terminal, parking garage, and other various buildings
– Orthophotos for realism
– Accurate airport layout (including the newly extended taxiway A)
– Includes all terminal gates
– Accurate taxiway routing
– High-resolution, custom ground textures
– Animated jetways with working docking guidance system
– and much more.

For more information visit the dedicated Airportech KAUS web page.

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo

Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In and Expo

Found for you at the Laminar Research blog ….. in honor of this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, Laminar Research offering a free download of Lakeland Linder Airport (KLAL) scenery enhanced with buildings, custom objects and aircraft! Each year sees thousands of fly-in aircraft, campers, and visitors to this huge aviation event sponsored by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association).

The scenery was created by X-Plane scenery contributor Jan Vogel and is now available for free download on both the X-Plane 10 Steam page (for users with a Steam copy) and at their own website. Download yours today!

The X-Plane Scenery Gateway

The X-Plane Scenery Gateway

Just awake-up-call in case you didn’t know this …. The X-Plane Scenery Gateway from Laminar Research.

Let’s start with Scenery Artists … the scenery must be constructed in WorldEditor version 1.3.0 or greater using only Laminar Research objects. Scenery submissions are made to this site directly from WED using the “Export to Airport Scenery Gateway” option. and now the X-Plane simmers … on this web site you can find and download scenery submissions made by our artists and evaluated by a moderator. You can download any approved airport, but only moderator-recommended airports will be included in X-Plane updates.

In other words … when you’e looking for approved X-Plane 10 airports, then this is a place you should forget. You want to know more about it? Check it out via this link.

XPFR “Aignes et Puyperoux – Montmorelien”

XPFR “Aignes et Puyperoux – Montmorelien”

Ever heard of Aignes et Puyperoux – Montmorelien? Most likely not unless you love the French airports from XPFR (Association of French-Speaking Creators).

According to XPFR “In the vicinity of Angoulême, a sympathetic ultralight base which is very easy to locate when flying VFR : the Chadurie radio relay-station, 100 meters high being very close.” In other words … when you like small GA aircraft, ands you like to fly in France, then it’s worth to check out this small but very nice modeled airport. For more information visit the dedicated XPFR web page.

“MisterX6″ Airport Sceneries

“MisterX6″ Airport Sceneries

We’re pleased to offer you the complete hi-quality sceneries from X-Plane and Aerosoft forum user “MisterX6“.

The provided airport sceneries are not just from small or medium size airports, no, they are the big ones. On behalf of MisterX6, we are happy to offer you the following airports for X-Plane 10:
San Diego International (KSAN) version 1.01
Phoenix Sky Harbor International (KPHX) version 1.01
Juneau International (PAJN) version 1.0
San Francisco International (KFSO) version 1.02
Los Angeles International (KLAX) version 1.01

Want to see a screenshot impression of Phoenix Sky Harbor or Los Angeles International Airport? Checkout these KPHX and KLAX exclusive screenshot links.

Multi Crew X-Plane Supports FF 777 Worldliner

Multi Crew X-Plane Supports FF 777 Worldliner

Gerald Reilly from the FS++ team is pleased to inform you that a new MCE version is available for multi crewing your aircraft in X-Plane.

It now supports Flight Factor 777 World liner (including ECL handling), and it has an improves FJS Q400, with more items handled by voice. Further on, it paves the way for supporting Radar Contact ATC which will happen when we release another Plugin to X-Plane (that will enable RC4 to work with X-Plane) later this month. In case you’re not familiar with Multi Crew X-Plane, it’s a voice based crew simulation. You can talk to your virtual co-pilot, reply to checklist challenges, and indulge in talking to X-Plane controllers.

So far, it supports the following aircraft:
FF 777 World liner and the 757
– JAR A320 Neo
– FlyJSim 732 and the Q400
– Peter Hager A320 Neo
– SSG Embraer 170 & 190
– and of course, all X-Plane default aircraft

More information can be found at the FS++ team website.