Open-top or bubbles for light aviation from Wilco

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The “LeMans” variant pictured above has to be our favourite of the two models, but if you prefer your hair unruffled by the wind, the bubble-canopy “Polaris” version is also included in the new FK 14 Lightplanes Polaris and LeMans package released as part of Wilco Publishing‘s HiFi Simulations series.

As the specifications list for the package is quite long, we’ll let you read it yourself over at the publisher’s product page, but the package comes with the aforementioned two models in 17 liveries, with detailed functional VCs and systems, for both FSX and Prepar3D.

FSDT Ground Services X updated to 1.9

116718_shot1As can be seen on this forum post at their website, the developers at FSDreamTeam have today released a major update to their Ground Services X (GSX) utility. The 1.9 upgrade includes a number of fixes and updates to cover new operators, improve operations with 3rd party add-on aircraft, generally improve existing functionality and – most important for parts of the Northern Hemisphere right now – adds de-icing vehicles with configurable spray patterns.

Existing GSX users will get the upgrade notification through the automatic update system asking them to download the latest version of Addon Manager, but will also need to download the new vehicle pack 5. If you haven’t yet discovered GSX, find out more here (links to vehicle packs are also on this page).

Beta to set your FSX experience alight…

687474703a2f2f692e696d6775722e636f6d2f4151447146324c2e706e67Spotted by our colleagues over at simFlight.de, FS Active Fires is a tool, currently undergoing beta testing, which downloads active fire data from the NASA FIRMS (Fire Information for Resource Management System) website and uses it to create large area fires within Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Currently at version 0.1.5, the beta tool communicates with FSX via Simconnect and was last updated at the beginning of November. Both the executable and source code can be downloaded here if you’d like to contribute to the development process.

Domodedovo for FS9

138071_Screenshot-2441It may have taken a while since it was originally asked about in comments here last May, but MDesign have now released their version of Moscow Domededovo airport (UUDD/DME), for FS9, to join the already available version for FSX/P3Dv1.

In terms of passenger traffic, Domodedovo is the largest airport in Eastern Europe and Russia, handling 30,765,078 people in 2013, carried by 85 airlines. Customers who previously purchased the FSX/P3D version are entitled to a discount on the FS9 incarnation, further details of which – and the FS9 product itself – can be found here.

More Night Lighting from Taburet

138282_Image3Alaska – shown above – Nevada and California are the latest areas to get night lighting coverage from Taburet for Microsoft FSX and Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D.

Each package adds blooming lights as a standalone layer based on OpenStreetMap data, meaning it will work with any base scenery, whether photorealistic or landclass based. Alaska can be found here and California Nevada here.

DreamFlight Studios – Puerto Plata released!

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In case it was necessary, DreamFlight Studios will make sure we fall in love, again, with the Dominican Republic.

At Puerto Plata MDPP, you will park your virtual aircraft in a few hours. Take a tour thanks to the preview album.

Update: The product is now available to visit yourself and can be found here!

Imagine Sim – Austin Bergstrom Intl KAUS for P3D

Imagine Sim Austin Bergstrom P3DFor their first time ever, Imagine Simulation release an official P3D compatible scenery product. Let’s start with the newest airport in the family, Austin Bergstrom Intl KAUS.

From the worn ground markings, to the thousands of trees placed around the airport, you will be pleased to visit realistic and custom buildings, numerous vehicles and accurate details, completed by a satellite photomesh for the surroundings.

For the other supported simulators FSX and FS9, each product is sold separately at the same price.

Wing Creation’s Nagasaki RJFU Demo video in P3Dv2

Currently in Beta test stage, the scenery of Nagasaki RJFU by Wing Creation Inc. should be shortly in sale for FSX and P3D V2.

The Japanese developer didn’t forget to add the older Omura little airport, which is not on an artificial island on the main island.

FlightBeam KSFO HD 2015 quick preview

FlightBeam KSFO HD 2015 previewIt’s true there’s only one new preview screenshot in the last upload of FlightBeam Studios about their current project of KSFO HD 2015.

If you check back their Facebook posts months ago, you will see or remember the closer views of the terminal covered of very high definition and photoreal textures.

TS2015 language patch, 6MT and half price sale

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Users of Dovetail Games Train Simulator 2015 should have seen their sim update today, bringing support for six additional languages to the platform – German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Russian – meaning that additional content is natively supported in those languages rather than having to be used in English.

To coincide with the new patch, the latest DLC, the BR 6MT “Clan Class” steam loco, has also been released and to top the lot off, much of the TS2015 DLC content is covered at between 50% and 70% off in the Steam Black Friday sale… Including the Clan Class, at 50% off.