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

FSDreamTeam GSX Upcoming Update, Variable Clothing

FSDreamTeam has posted a brief preview video demonstrating the new variable clothing feature coming to GSX. Basically, ground crew will now change clothing based on weather conditions. The update (designated Version 2.7) will be free of charge for existing users although the feature is only compatible with Prepar3D V4.4+. Release is currently planned for this coming weekend. No additional information was provided regarding any other possible items that might be included as part of the update. For more information about … Read More

Aviotek Announces Treviso Airport for X-Plane 11

ITALY – After a long period of silence, Aviotek has announced development of LIPH, Treviso Airport for X-Plane 11. The project is a test case for the developers new two month scenery creation process which aims to complete specific tasks per a predetermined timeline with the goal of maximizing overall output. Moreover, according to Aviotek, planned features include custom orthoimagery, seasonal textures, animated objects, detailed buildings, and “…different random versions of the apron and airport and so on.” There is … Read More

MP Design Studio Announces Mil Mi-8T

Following the release of the Bölkow Bo 103 back in August, MP Design Studio has officially announced development of the Mil Mi-8T for FSX and Prepar3D. According to the developer, “Big aircraft, big job… Work in progress!” No further information or release timeline was provided. For those unfamiliar with the type, the Mi-8 is medium twin turbine helicopter originally designed by the Soviet Union. The 8T variant is the first mass production utility transport version. To review the original project … Read More

ATSimulations Announces Antonov An-2 Experimental

ATSimulations, in cooperation with SibWings, have announced development of the Antonov An-2 Experimental for FSX and Prepar3D V3/V4. The project is to include two experimental versions of aircraft model. First, the NAK or night artillery corrector which features a different tail section with an observers cockpit and twin vertical stabilizers. Next, an agricultural version by the Poland Institute of Aviation which features a secondary turbojet engine – the intent was to research the effect of turbojet airflow during crop dusting … Read More

IronSim Announces Karpathos Island National Airport

GREECE – Following the release of Vadsø back in August, IronSim has announced development of LGKP, Karpathos Island National Airport for Prepar3D V4.4+. According to an email from the developer, completion is expected this month – features include photoreal coverage, detailed buildings with 4K textures, HD ground poly with PBR materials, custom autogen, SODE windsock, and volumetric grass. For those unfamiliar with the area, LGKP is a small commercial facility located on the island of Karpathos, Greece. Traffic is highly … Read More

Attitude Simulations Resumes San Antonio for X-Plane 11

UNITED STATES – After a long period of silence, Attitude Simulations has resumed KSAT, San Antonio International Airport for X-Plane 11. According to the developer, “San Antonio is alive and well again!” Please note, there is currently no release timeline for the project although “….modeling and mapping is coming along quickly.” Moreover, the team included a new set of preview images showcasing ongoing design work. To view the original preview images and accompanying description, join the closed Attitude Simulations Facebook … Read More

UK2000 Introduces New HD Scenery System

After more than six months of work, UK2000 has introduced the developers new HD scenery system. In essence, the goal was to improve the overall standard of UK2000 airports and take advantage of the latest flight simulator platforms and video cards. These methods will be applied to future scenery products as well as various older airports including Bristol, Luton, and Glasgow. Please see below for the complete introduction. Announcing UK2000 New HD scenery system We have been hard at work … Read More

FlyingIron Simulations Announces Grob G109B

FlyingIron Simulations has officially announced development of the Grob G109B motor glider for X-Plane 11. According to FlyingIron, the project is “still very much a Work-in-Progress” although development is “speeding along” and release is tentatively planned for late September or October. Please see below for the project introduction. Today we’re very excited to announce our next aircraft release for XP11: The Grob G109b Motor Glider. The Grob G 109b is a 2 seat, self-launching motor glider, originating in Germany from the … Read More

FlyTampa Announces Thessaloniki for X-Plane 11

GREECE – FlyTampa has officially announced LGTS, Thessaloniki Airport “Makedonia” for X-Plane 11. Accompanying the project announcement, the developer included several preview images showcasing the terminal building, surrounding area, and sloped runway. Moreover and perhaps most important, according to FlyTampa, release is “coming soon.” For those unfamiliar with the area, LGTS is a busy commercial facility serving the city of Thessaloniki. Traffic wise, the airport handles approximately 6.7 million passengers per annum and is currently the third largest airport in … Read More

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