Orbx development team SIM720 have released their latest airfield in the Europe series – Popham (EGHP) in Hampshire, England. The airfield’s grass runways are well used in the real world, by a wide variety of GA types and its location near some of the most populous and well-off areas of the country make it an ideal location to both visit and base your aircraft. With most of the “flow” technologies included, there’ll be plenty of eye candy in addition to the usual custom structures and texturing. See this link for full details. At the same time as releasing Popham, they…
Take the opportunity to discover Fukushima region in FSX and P3D thanks to Wing Creation Inc. In this new Japan scenery, they bundled the local airport RJSF, but also landmarks including of course the dramatically famous powerplant, modeled here as it was before its serious damage in March 2011. All of these come with custom mesh, landclass, and high definition seasonal textures.
The high price of Tropicalsim’s “European bundle” pack may well put some people off at first glance, but for no fewer than thirteen airports, it actually works out at sub €10 each. Now updated to include the airports of Flores, Horta and São Jorge in the Azores, a full list of all included locations for FS9, FSX and P3D can be found here.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHz8xQB9wCc&feature=player_embedded The latest news of PFPX posted on Flightsimsoft website gave the opportunity to show you (again!) the Preview video #2 : North Atlantic Tracks, weather NOTAM, CFMU route validation, ETOPS are great features supported by the upcoming flight planner. The “final adjustments” and “documentation” are the remaining tasks of the development team. We know them as perfectionists, so it doesn’t mean 5 minutes… but not too much time left either.
There are a fair few packages that promise to enhance your FS flying experience, but most only cover one aea – textures, sound or effects, for example. Supression Flight have taken all of these areas and added in an ENB series (shader) profile, for good measure. Full details can be found here.
Black Box Simulation have released another update to the “Prologue” version of their upcoming Airbus package, meaning that it is now at version 0.7. The updates include changes to all areas of the package – sounds, systems, gauges, dynamics and both internal/external models. For a full list, click “Read more”, below. Any new purchasers of the package will automatically receive the latest version, while existing users should have received an e-mail earlier today with details of how to update.
The use of realistic airports for departure or landing greatly enhance the feeling of realism when the environment around your aircraft look real, when you overfly trees and houses, with birds around in the sky. That’s the kind of environment Aerosoft reproduced in each individual VFR airfield they’ve made in Germany, with photoreal (night and winter) textures, Autogen, custom Autogen, surroundings upgraded, wind turbines as landmarks, approach charts etc. Visit them in FSX or P3D : Betzdorf-Kirchen EDKI, Stadtlohn-Vreden EDLS and Hamm-Lippewiesen EDLH.
Simmers and customers have enjoyed the latest San Diego KSAN airport by LatinVFR. They integrated new design techniques, and achieved both better look and better performance. LatinVFR announced they are working again on KMIA Miami Intl, to make it benefit from their latest improvements : remaking buildings, terminals and other details. Their main goal is to improve the FPS and smoothness. It should affect the product price after the update 1.2 is released. For existing customers in FSX, P3D and FS2004, the update will be free.
Covering more than 200,000 square miles, the new NA Blue Southern Alaska product from Orbx’s “Full Terrain” line-up stretches from Anchorage to Juneau along the southern coast of Alaska, as the name would suggest. Canadian fliers will also be pleased to know that not insubstantial areas of their states bordering the area are included as well. With the usual team joined by Jon Patch, who has created a custom Skagway scenery for the pack and compatibility with Tongass Fjords X, this is another area that may well appeal to the bush fliers amongst the FS crowd, while including a number…