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Navigraph is conducting a FlightSim Community Survey together with several major addon developers and organizations within the flight simulation community. The survey, the largest of its kind, aims to gauge the prevailing flight simulation trends and users’ requests for future development. Like previous years, this survey has an emphasis on the major flight simulators such as Microsoft Flight Simulator, Lockeed Martin Prepar3D and Laminar Research X-Plane, but now also includes questions about simulators on mobile devices, combat simulators, and helicopter simulation. This is the largest and most comprehensive flight simulation survey in the world! By participating you are influencing the…

FSElite launched their community poll to make simmers to vote for their best aircraft, scenery, developer or publisher. All of the details can be found on their web page: https://fselite.net/community-choice-awards-2018/ Full list of products/developer up for an award: BEST LARGE AIRCRAFT Any aircraft with more than 16 seats qualify here. The Nominees Are:Aerosoft A320 ProfessionalCaptain Sim 757 Captain IIIFlightFactor A320FlightSimLabs A319-XFlyJSim 727 Series Professional V3Leonardo SH FlytheMaddogX MD82/88PMDG 747-8QualityWings Simulations BAe146 for P3Dv4 BEST SMALL AIRCRAFT General aviation, helicopters or private jets – plenty to choose from in this category. The Nominees Are:A2A Bonanza V-TailCarenado C208B Grand CaravanFlysimware Falcon 50Hot Start…

Dino Cattaneo has today posted a general update regarding his projects to the India India Alpha Foxtrot Echo blog page, providing readers with a quick precis of progress across all of his FSX/P3D aircraft. While the MB326/339 is still on the back burner, it’s already looking pretty good. There have also been updates to the Goshawk completed already, more are planned for the F35 Lightning II and progress is being made on the S-3 Viking. See the full blog here.

Continuing his little insights into the process of developing the high quality scenery for which he is famous, Bill Womack of iBlueYonder has today uploaded another blog post to his site. Entitled “Railing Fever!” the blog post simply shows the effort that Bill is going to, recreating buildings in the area immediately outside his current airport project, Nantucket. You can check out this latest post, and sign up to the newsletter if you want to follow progress, via the link above.

I wish I could verify that no news mean good news. But I’ve not found any public communication towards Computer Pilot fans on their website or Facebook since the end of November. Well, to be true, in December, we’ve seen an iPad app released. Good. But the January / February issue was due for release this month and today is January 29th. What remains positive at least, is that Maui Artwork who purchased the press magazine is still active and publishes their German language Flight! Magazine on a regular basis. Maybe I’ll create a no-content news subcategory about them, NLS A380…

Copyrights and patents registration have been set to protect the creativity of authors, to ensure they earn the revenues of their creations to develop some more. Logical and balanced until the process is not hijacked. According to thestate.com, Laminar Research – that has published X-Plane since 1994, currently in sale for PC, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android – is sued by Uniloc for patent infringement of the technology “using Android-based phone and tablet apps that require communication with a server to perform a license check”. Uniloc webpage mentions “Uniloc is in the business of finding big ideas. […] Look…

Known for years thanks to his wide variety of activities in the FS Community, Chief Editor here at simFlight for many years but also still running FSAddon Publishing, Silvercloud, Motormag, WhyFly.aero.. you recognized Francois A. Dumas. Until yesterday, he had been also Managing Editor at Computer Pilot Magazine since it changed of owner earlier this year. He had supported the customers and readers for months despite of subscription invoices and dispatch problems, but he couldn’t be able to resolve all of them by himself. He announced his resignation here on Facebook.

The future of FSGenesis is not sure at all, and it’s more exactly negative when you read the bad news posted in their blog. FSGenesis was created in 1998, but they’re running now into financial problems. It would be sad to see such an important and good part of the FS community go away.

We think we might be starting to get the idea about Microsoft’s next “aviation” release by now, but with thanks to Bert Groner of FSMagazin for the tip, here’s another article you might like to read. Published by The Seattle Times columnist Brier Dudley, this article “Q&A: Microsoft Flight Boss on ‘Rebooting Franchise'” contains little new, but reinforces more the direction which Microsoft feel the franchise should move.

Only the people selected for Beta test and a few other in cooperation with Microsoft Games Studios have been able to have their hands on Flight, and make their own mind about it. The rest have only the official facts sheet recently published by Microsoft, and the preview videos. We found interesting to link here some of the most famous developers mind about MS Flight. You’ll read that all of them agree to define Flight as a game and not a sim, and that none of them will be able to provide any add-on for Flight, due to Microsoft commercial and…

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