Computer Pilot Issue 5 and Issue 6 are now available in pdf format from simMarket. I would like this opportunity to copy the words of Dean Bielanowski, the Editor of CPM, regarding the passing of Hans v.d. Biggelaar. “…….It is with great sadness that I must deliver some bad news this month. Many of you will know of Dr. Hans v.d. Biggelaar who had contributed many articles to Computer Pilot magazine over the past few years. He was a good writer who always met deadlines and produced excellent work. Unfortunately Hans passed away recently after battling a long illness. He…
Synchro-Soft and TSS are frog-hopping each other with new sounds for your flight simulator all the time. This time Synchro-Soft comes with the sounds of the CF6-80C2 engines. “….. The CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofan engine combines a proven core with the latest technical innovations to offer the highest reliability, longest life, and lowest fuel burn in its thrust class. They are used in (among others) the Airbus A300-600/R/F, A310-200/-300, Boeing 767-200/200ER, 767-300/-300ER, 767-400ER, 767 AWACS, 767 Tanker, 747-300, 747-400/-400ER, MD-11 and the CX Japanese Transport….”. Available here from simMarket.
Massimo Solimbergo of Dreamsky.it reports that “……I’m happy to finally announce the release of a new tutorial (in English and in Italian) for the Mad Dog 2006 add-on by Leonardo SH. The MD80 McDonnell Douglas Training Guide is an easy to use and very friendly guide for all Students or Advanced Pilots seeking to learn more about the planning and the procedures governing flights with the advanced Douglas MD80 (Mad Dog) designed for FS2004 by Leonardo SH.
DBS AI/Simlandmarks “……present Livery Expansion Pack 2 for Tu-154M AI Project. The package contains livery DDS bitmap files, Siberia/S7 Airlines summer 2008 flight plans, Ural Airlines summer 2008 flight plans, updated aircraft.cfg and updated DDS bitmap files for Rossiya and UTair livery….”.
On simMarket’s on-line shop you’ll find three new boxes from the German publisher Halycon. ‘Commuter Jets Collection 2’ is the first one, sporting a number of small aircraft such as the Bombardier CRJ-900, DeHavilland DHC-8-200 “Dash 8” and the Dornier 328 Prop (jets !!??). Interesting aircraft for flying shorter hops.
Fly Beautiful Islands have released L.F. Wade International Airport. “……L.F. Wade (IATA: BDA, ICAO: TXKF), formerly named Bermuda International Airport, is the sole airport serving Bermuda, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is located in the parish of St. George’s and is 10 miles (16 km) east of Bermuda’s capital city of Hamilton.
AFS-Design have released their version of the McDonnell Douglas Phantom, the F-4 model used by the Germans. “……..First entering service in 1960, the Phantom continued to form a major part of U.S. military air power throughout the 1970s and 1980s, being gradually replaced by more modern aircraft such as the F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon in the U.S. Air Force and the F-14 Tomcat and F/A-18 Hornet in the U.S. Navy. It remained in service in the reconnaissance and Wild Weasel roles in the 1991 Gulf War, finally leaving service in 1996.
Just Planes has released another one of their real aviation videos on DVD. This time they present you Cirrus Airlines from Germany. “….. Cirrus Airlines was established in February 1995 and entered into a partnership with Lufthansa in February 2000. Over the years the airline has expanded its fleet significantly and added scheduled domestic service in Germany. Since 2002 Cirrus Airlines has expanded all over Europe including service to Belgium, Macedonia, Switzerland and the UK.
The latest addition to the simMarket on-line shop is a fantasy helicopter designed by Mick Posch, or Pixel Cowboys LLC. Mick writes “……Flight Simulator is a great way to simulate real world aircraft and procedures, and do things strictly by the book. But there’s also a huge untapped potential: Why not use the technology to build the ultimate dream machine? One that can outperform anything in the real world…and let you do things no real world pilot would ever attempt?….”. Available here at simMarket.
TSS (Turbine Sound Studios) from Denmark have released yet another sound package. This time they target the Cessna Citation with its twin PW-JT51D jet engines. Apart from engine sounds you also get “… real autopilot sound, wind, gear, flaps, and startup/shutdown sounds. There is also an ambient cockpit sound, just to bring the experience up, from within the cockpit……”. Available from simMarket as usual.