Flightbeam Studios, “Next Mega-Airport Poll”

Flightbeam Studios is looking for some input from the community regarding the developers next scenery project. Specifically, Flightbeam has started the “Next Mega-Airport Poll” with four available options, that being Europe, North America, Oceania (AU, NZ), and Asia. Keep in mind, the survey is asking for regional preference versus specific airport locations. According to Mir (of Flightbeam), “…we’re open to feedback….” For reference purposes, airports currently under development include Toulouse-Blagnac (LFBO), Quito (SEQM), and Auckland (NZAA). To provide your input, … Read More

MilViz, Questions Regarding PBR Demand for Older Aircraft

MilViz has posed some questions to the community regarding the implementation of PBR for older aircraft products.  Although all new aircraft will indeed feature PBR materials, there is a significant amount of overhead to update existing models.  According to a post via Facebook, “Some of you have expressed an interest in having PBR in some of our older products.  We are considering this, but it is not a small job.  If it were, we would surely do it gratis.  However … Read More

FlightSimExpo 2020, Feedback Request

Although FlightSimExpo 2019 is still many months away, the team is already looking for feedback regarding 2020 event planning.  According to a post via Facebook, “Want your voice to be heard, and win a free registration to #FSExpo 2019 in Orlando?  Just provide us with your feedback by completing our FlightSimExpo 2020 survey!  If you complete the survey you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free registration to the 2019 event.” Keep in mind, the 2019 event is scheduled for June … Read More

IndiaFoxtEcho TA-4J, FSX Versus Prepar3D V4.4

IndiaFoxtEcho has posted a question to the community regarding platform compatibility with respect to the upcoming TA-4J.  Basically, the developer must choose between maintaining FSX compatibility or shifting to Prepar3D V4.4 only.  According to a post via Facebook, “I have reached a point in the TA-4J development in which keeping the compatibility with FSX may create some difficulties with the development – and potentially create some restrictions… so I’d like to know your opinion.”  As such, the developer has started … 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

Orbx TrueEarth Holland vs. TrueEarth Netherlands, X-Plane 11

Earlier this month, John Venema of Orbx posted a question to the community regarding interest in a potential interim TrueEarth Holland region versus a complete TrueEarth Netherlands package for X-Plane 11.  Basically, as a result of the 1 degree ortho tile limitation of X-Plane, complete coverage of the Netherlands would require substantial imagery from Germany, Belgium, and even France.  Moreover, the process would take approximately one year to complete. As such, John has raised the possibly of a TrueEarth Holland … Read More

MilViz ATR, Livery Input

MilViz has posted a new poll asking for customer input regarding potential release liveries for the upcoming ATR series.  Specifically, the developer asks, “What livery do you want us to make for the ATR?”  Keep in mind, both the ATR-42 and ATR-72 are currently under development – there is currently no official release timeline. To access the poll directly, visit the applicable survey page via Poll Maker.  To review the original poll announcement, see the source post via the developers Facebook … Read More