LatinVFR KRSW Southwest Florida preview

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You may locate easier West Palm Beach in front of the Atlantic Ocean, than KRSW Southwest Florida airport on the opposite side, near the Gulf of Mexico and Fort Myers.

LatinVFR has announced the development of this single runway but second busiest airport of all USA after San Diego. Enter the preview #1 gallery here.

Flight1 Software update GTN avionics


Flight1 Software have announced an update to their popular Garmin GTN avionics packages for FSX and P3D.

Both the GTN-650 and -750 now support the new PC Trainer V5, including a worldwide database, plus other significant changes like the use of all CPU cores, world database update, and display of geo-referenced charts behind the approach screen. Click “Read More” for the full Press Release.

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French GA destination and Honduran Exploration… now with added Florida!


Monday’s new releases at simMarket comprise a brace of files for purchase; one French scenery from PRealSoft and a Rolling Cumulus scenery and flights pack set in Central America.

First up, we have PRealSoft‘s Lognes – Émerainville X 2014 airfield (LFPL/XLG) in Île-de-France. A daytime VFR only GA airfield, the scenery for FSX and P3D includes all main buildings, custom designed and atop custom photoreal ground textures, alongside many other objects both on and off the airfield site. Find out more here.

Rolling Cumulus Software‘s release is “Episode 10″ of their “Deluxe Bush Flying Series”for FSX and takes place in the nation of Honduras, Central America. With six new airfields, 20 new flights to complete, new scenery objects, landclass and weather themes, you’ll be needing your map, notes and to keep a good eye open to complete these. Check it out here.

Finally, squeezing in just after this article was posted (typical, that, isn’t it…?!), the second part of realworldscenery‘s Florida photoreal scenery for FSX has been released, covering the central area of the state “[from] Sarasota across the state to Ft. Pierce and north to Deland area then west to the Crystal River area” including the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando within its bounds. Florida Central can be found here.

Orbx Trees and Norway SP1


Orbx’s FTX Trees HD, from developer Scott Armstrong, was actually released a couple of days ago, but claims among the visual improvement you’d expect, to improve FSX’s performance with an “up to a 20% INCREASE in FPS and no increase in VAS usage compared to what you are experiencing now“. Compatible with FSX and P3Dv1 and v2 and almost any scenery file set from default upwards, but featuring region-specific autogen if you own one of more FTX regions, you can find out more here.

Today, however, an update has been released for the FTX EU Norway region, SP1, with a list of fixes available from a link on this release announcement at their forums. If you use FTX Central V2, the update can be obtained through that. Otherwise, it can be downloaded from their site, here.

FSX: Steam Edition News



There have been a couple of announcements from Dovetail Games regarding their Steam Edition version of FSX today – a public beta test version of a patch, plus a new add-on pack.

Cargo Crew” is the second DLC available through Steam exclusively for DTG’s version of FSX and comprises 20 missions which will require you to deal with challenges, failures and a few popular airports, featuring a new co-pilot voiced by Angel Heaven Lee.

Simultaneously with the new release, the support team have announced a 7-day (14/04/2015 – 21/04/2015) public beta of a new build for the sim, with a number of bug fixes and improvements. Full details of how to obtain the public beta and what it includes can be found at the Steam forums, here.

Aerosoft Airbus SP3 Released

135559_airbus-a318-a319-27The newly released update for the Aerosoft Airbus A318/319/320/321 products brings a number of new features.

Two of the most obvious and most popular are an enhanced weather radar designed to look for turbulence rather than just rain, plus “experimental” shared cockpit functionality designed for multi-crew use. There are also a number of sound and graphical fixes, including differentiating the overheads between the A320 and A321, plus more.

Unfortunately the number of fixes and changes does mean that you’ll need to download and install completely new installers for your products, which you’ll find in your user account where you bought the package.


Realworld Scenery – Florida Southern

Realworld Scenery - Florida Southern30 Gb is the filesize of the new Realworld Scenery – Florida Southern that covers the US state from Sarasota and Fort Piece, down to Key West.

The photoreal scenery is provided in “super high resolution” and supports FSX, P3D v2 and P3D v1.

MyTraffic X 6 released and available

144342_mytpro4Burkhard Renk‘s much anticipated and demanded update to MyTraffic X, version 6 is now available, supporting FSX, FSX Steam Edition, Prepar3d v1 and v2 in one package.

The package contains over 200 aircraft models, with over five and a half thousand liveries, covering over five and a half million weekly AI flights, serving over 8,000 airports. That’s, well, quite a lot, really. As a result, the download isn’t small either, clocking in at 1.2Gb, but expanding to use 10.5GB of hard drive space, just to give you prior warning. There’s no discount for existing users this time, either, but for early adopters, you can pick it up now at €17.94 (ex VAT) until the end of April, whether you owned a previous version or not. Find out more and purchase here.

Rein in those excess liveries, plus more

144180_LM-1We missed this on the day of release, for which we apologise, but NXGN SimulationsLivery Manager is a standalone application supporting FS9, FSX, P3D v1 and v2, which allows you to do exactly what the title implies!

As well as allowing you to add, edit and delete liveries to your aircraft or simobjects libraries, you can check for common errors, change callsigns and other airline related information, plus more. Check it out here.


simMarket Easter sales – a reminder


As some of them only have six hours or so left to run, it’s probably worth a quick reminder that over 70 products are currently 30% or more off at simMarket.

Ranging throughout the scope of FS products from enhancement tools, missions, sceneries and aircraft, the full list of products on discount can be found here.