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    Globall Art - SBSP Congonhas Airport for X-Plane

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    FlyByWire Simulations Overhauls A32NX Cockpit

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    IndiaFoxtEcho Quick Update On DCS MB339

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    IndiaFoxtEcho Reports Long-EZ Issues With MSFS 2020 Update

    Aircraft designer IndiaFoxtEcho is aware that some users are experiencing problems with their Long-EZ since the recent release of Update 5 to MSFS 2020. However, they have been unable to replicate the problem and are still looking for more info in order to solve it.

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    Simple Traffic Cancelled

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    FlightSimulator.me - Ingamepanels Pack For MSFS Expanded

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    Canadian Xpress August 2021 Monthly Challenge

    Virtual airline Canadian Xpress announces their August 2021 Monthly Challenge. The destination this month is Orlando, Florida (KMCO), the third largest city in the state and home to Disney World and other tourist attractions.

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    Taburet - Railways/Roads Trees Mod - Austria/Switzerland

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    In MSFS 2020 railways and often roads are covered by trees when crossing through forests or areas where there are trees. The function of this mod is to clear misplaced trees covering the roads and railways.

    August 1, 2021, 2:53 pm

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