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When you are using your flight simulator, there are times when you want to hear better the ATC instructions, and other pilots communication on the channel. With PTTBuddy, the software manages your audio levels for the best and easiest experience possible. He monitors defined applications (music, simulator with engine sounds), and will automatically lower their levels when it detects sounds from other user defined applications (TeamSpeak, online ATC/pilots networks client software). You can also define a push-to-talk button, that’s very easy to use.

iFMS V3 is an app for iOS and Android devices, smartphones or tablets, to pilot your aircraft in P3D v4/v2 and X-Plane 11/10/9 with a Boeing-style FMS, and manage his vertical and lateral navigation. You will be able to display also the MFD and ND screens on your device, connected with WiFi. “I’m happy to announce that iFMS has now been released and is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Apart from the underlying graphics engine having been completely redesigned, some of the new features in this new version include: – Brand new more realistic FMC…

With FsXpand you can build your own panels for your sim. FsXPand runs on your simulator pc with FSUIPC. It connects to FsClient running on one or more PC’s (or even the FS PC). New in this release: Online feature: You can now track your flight by switching the feature on in FsXpand and then go to https://flyware.nl/trackAdded Mooney Bravo cockpitAdded Kingair 200 en 350 engine gaugesAdded prop sync gauge Improvements: – QNH (Altimeter) can now be set separately for Captain and F/O – The ADF indicator will change now needles VOR1/VOR2 and ADF1/ADF2. A separate key command can be set…

Flyware will present this year a sequence of updates and extensions, some of them minor, some extensive. One of the new updates contains a Mooney Bravo panel, as as well as a set of new engine gauges for the Kingair 200 and 350. Added features: QNH will be 2-sided, so the F/O can set his own altimeter (transition altitude/height).The ADF indicator will change now needles VOR1/VOR2 and ADF1/ADF2. A separate key command can be set for this purpose.Night lighting is now available. You can set you intensity and tone of colour.For those who run more than 1 client on a machine: You can…

Browsing around Reddit I came across a post presenting a free command line tool written in Node.js. It enables the user to download publicly available FAA charts for every airport in North America via the command line and is thus named FAA-Chart-Downloader. Sure, one could just download necessary charts one by one with the internet browser. But I can’t deny that typing in a single ICAO code and pulling all the instrument procedure charts plus airfield diagram available for that airport is quite a bit more comfortable to me. Someone who satisfies his need for aviation charts with products from…

Before you fly a 767, a useful utility appeared at simMarket store : the B767 Takeoff Performance Calculator computes the V Speeds reference according to your flaps settings, your airport runway and the assumed temperature. The author Nikola Jovanovic has other specific programs for more aircraft types : Boeing 737, 787, 777..

Use your smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android) as a remote CDU for PMDG is possible thanks to Mark Foti. He has released the version 2 that adds the support of PMDG 777 beside the 737 NGX. A full licence requires you to pay 5 EUR.

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