Flightbeam Launches Loyalty Program

The team at Flightbeam Studios have a launched a new customer loyalty program. The program awards points for scenery purchases as well as creating an account and liking on Facebook. The specific breakdown is as follows: Earn points when you complete activities Make a purchase 5 points per $1 Create an account 100 points Like us on Facebook 150 points Redeem points for rewards from Flightbeam Webstore $5 voucher 500 points $2 voucher 200 points $10 voucher 1,000 points Keep … Read More

Flight One Software Issues Statement Regarding Possible Data Breach

Flight One Software has issued a statement regarding a possible data breach that may have affected numerous user accounts. Please see below for the complete statement issued via email. Important Information: Yesterday, September 5, 2019, Flight1 was notified that some of our customer data was found on the internet. We are posting what we have discovered. First, Flight1 is a data-minimum company. We do not store more data than what is required to provide our service and we do not … Read More

Microsoft Ends Partnership Agreement with Dovetail + New MSFS 2020 Development Update

Microsoft has ended the partnership agreement with Dovetail Games in regard to Flight Simulator X Steam Edition. Moreover, the team have posted another brief development update and schedule concerning MSFS 2020.  First, the statement regarding the partnership with Dovetail. In 2014 Microsoft entered into an agreement allowing Dovetail Games to bring Flight Simulator X to Steam. Today, we are announcing that we’ve reached the end of our partnership agreement. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere … Read More

PMDG, New Store Now Live + Birthday Sale

After a somewhat lengthy transition, the team at PMDG have launched the new store and eCommerce system. The transition was completed successfully and all user information + purchase history has been ported. Moreover, today marks the 22nd birthday of PMDG and as such, the developer is offering a 22% discount on all purchases until August 14, 2019. Please see below for the complete announcement by Robert Randazzo of PMDG. Captains, We have just opened the new PMDG.com store, and we … Read More

Orbx Central Now Live

Orbx Central is now live for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. The software is a comprehensive and wide-ranging upgrade to FTX Central 3. According to Ben McClintock, “Orbx Central greatly improves the purchase, download, and install process for Orbx products. We’ve designed it from the ground up to be easy to use.” Please see below for a list of key features. Cross-Platform: whether you use Windows, macOS or Linux, Orbx Central will work for you. Modern UI: the user interface has … Read More

Orbx Issues Statement Regarding Cross Platform Discounts

Aimee Sanjari has posted a statement on behalf of the Orbx team regarding cross platform discounts. Unfortunately, it appears the program will be discontinued two weeks following the release of Innsbruck for X-Plane 11. Please see below. Hello everyone, As you know, over the past year we have worked tirelessly to bring many of your Orbx favorites from the ESP platforms over to X-Plane 11. What started out as dipping a toe in the water has now led to over … Read More

PMDG Issues Statement Regarding Ecommerce Transition

Robert Randazzo of PMDG has issued a statement regarding the upcoming transition to the new eCommerce system. The post addresses various (temporary) implications and further outlines future expectations. Please see below. Captains, At approximately 0500Z/31JUL we will bring down our existing shopping cart for the better part of five days in order to complete the process of moving all of our customer, order data and process history over to the new eCommerce solution that will power PMDG long into the … Read More

[UPDATE] The FlightSim Store, Website Unavailable

UPDATE: Further to the below article posted back in February, The Flightsim Store website is once again (basically) unavailable. It is unknown if this represents the final closure or another temporary break in service. Back in November, The FlightSim Store announced that they would be closing down in the coming weeks. However, despite this announcement, the website continued to operate for almost three months. Nonetheless, as of today, the website is now basically offline. The home page has been replaced … Read More

Orbx Announces Partnership and Project with Flight Velocity

Orbx has officially announced a new partnership and undisclosed project with hardware manufacturer Flight Velocity. The project will be introduced June 8, 2019 at FlightSimExpo. Please see below for more details. ————————— Orbx Simulation Systems and FlightVelocity Announce Partnership, Upcoming Project 23rd May 2019, Toowong, Australia: Orbx Simulation Systems and US-based hardware manufacturer Flight Velocity have today announced an official partnership as well as an undisclosed project to be unveiled at the upcoming FlightSimExpo event in Orlando. “We are incredibly … Read More

Orbx, “Dive into our May Madness Sale!”

Orbx has officially launched the “Dive into our May Madness Sale!” According to Community and Marketing Manager Aimee Sanjari, “…throughout the month of May we are offering half off all of our regions including the popular TrueEarth line and all of our base products. Most of our airports are discounted as well.” Keep in mind, the sale is scheduled to end June 1, 2019 at 01:00Z. To read the complete announcement, see the source post via Orbx. Alternatively, jump directly … Read More

PMDG, Ongoing Projects + New Forum

Robert Randazzo of PMDG has posted some new information regarding various ongoing initiatives.  These include not only project specific items such as continued development of the NG3 and another update for the 747 product line but other less intriguing matters including a new shopping cart system and domain name change. Moreover, today represents the official launch of the new PMDG forum.  Keep in mind, for the time being and during a transition period, the team will still be available at … Read More

Leading Edge Simulations Saab 340A, Sale

X-Aviation is holding a major sale for the highly acclaimed ‘Take Command!: Saab 340A’ for X-Plane 11.  Developed by Leading Edge Simulations, the aircraft is now offered at a 40% discount.  Keep in mind, the sale is currently active and runs through Sunday February 24, 2019. For more information, screenshots, or to take advantage of this offer, visit the official product sales page via X-Aviation.  As of the time of this writing, the discounted sales price is $29.95 USD. You … Read More

POSCON, Changes to Ownership Structure

POSCON or the Positive Control Network has made some significant changes to the company’s ownership structure.  To quickly summarize, Andrew Heath has purchased all outstanding shares and is now the sole owner of POSCON. Please see below for the complete announcement. Friends, Happy New Year! 2019 is going to be an amazing year for the online flight simulation community and we are excited to be part of it. I wanted to take a moment and discuss some recent ownership changes.  I … Read More

Navigraph FlightSim Community Survey 2018, Results

Navigraph has posted the finalized results from the 2018 FlightSim Community Survey.  To briefly summarize, the typical flight simulation enthusiast is a 43 year employed male from the United States with an annual income of $50,000 USD.  The individual holds a bachelors degrees and spends approximately $250 USD on software and 200 USD on hardware annually.  Moreover, there is a 27% likelihood the individual holds a pilots license and the preferred simulator platform appears to be X-Plane 11 with Prepar3D … Read More

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