Owners of the Saitek Pro Flight Throttle Quadrant device can make it look and feel like a 737 throttle unit.
Cockpitsim Parts UK sells exact replicas to change the default levers look to the real engines throttle levers, but the kit also includes a flaps lever, and a speedbrake lever, with fakes autopilot/autothrottle disconnect buttons. Available in grey or white colors.
Before each flight, one key task is to refuel your aircraft in Flight Simulator according to your flight plan. Usually, in the FS fuel page you have several tanks and have to write the quantity in all of them to balance the fuel. SpruceSim developed FS Refuel, a new add-on that makes refueling quite simple and realistic. It works with any aircraft and is suitable for the most recent simulators, FS2004, FSX and Prepar3D. To check this new add-on, just visit the FS Refuel page at simMarket!
On the ‘latest news‘ page of the Lockheed-Martin Prepar3D website, Software Manager Wesley Bard informs us that version 2.2 of the sim is now available for download to licensed customers.
Including a number of updates, improvements and fixes, v2.2 can be downloaded from your “Purchased Downloads” page if you are logged into the site and have previously licensed version 2.x. A list of some of the included changes can be found by clicking “Read more”, below.
Moving upwards and rearwards of their previous hardware releases, the latest addition to Simworld‘s Plug and Play B737NG cockpit is the less used, but still important, aft overhead panel unit.
Containing the controls for the INS, audio configuration, ELT and a number of indications, the panel is once more compatible with the ProSim737 package, but with drivers for PMDG NGX, iFly and PMSystems in development. Find out more by visiting the product page.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is best known historically for the same reason that its local NFL team is named – Steel.
From an aviation perspective, however, it is the second largest city in the state and former hub of US Airways, these days more frequented by the likes of JetBlue, Southwest Airlines and other carriers. PIT isn’t the only airport in the region, though, and the 5,000 square miles of the “MegaScenery EarthUltra Res City Pittsburgh” scenery from PC Aviator will allow you to explore the area in what is advertised as 50 cm per pixel resolution. More details, screenshots and a link to the Terminal Chart showing the region covered can be found here.
Nice weekend for Black Box Airbus owners, they got an update. Announced on their Facebook page, this new version has important enhancements : new 2D panel for the overhead, new 3D model of the virtual cockpit, and full rewrite of the flight dynamics and fly-by-wire protections.
Other enhancements in the systems may be noticed, a detailed changelog may be published later in the weekend.
The Fairchild Swearingen SA227-BC Metroliner III, recently released by Razbam, has been updated with a service pack and is now additionally available through resellers, so if you’ve been holding out to get it, you can now pick up your copy at simMarket, rather than just the developer.
To see the contents of the service pack and for purchase links, click “Read More” below.