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    UK2000 Announces Belfast For X-Plane 11

    UK2000 has announced that their next scenery project for X-Plane 11 will be Belfast International (Aldergrove) Xtreme. Belfast International is the primary gateway to Northern Ireland. The scenery will have features such as custom light effects, custom taxiways, PBR, specular lighting, ground traffic and much more.

    January 22, 2019, 4:56 pm

    Building Better X-Plane Gateway Airports

    The X-Plane team encourages community members to contribute to the sim's scenery by creating and sharing airport scenery. To aid scenery creators, they have just released a rather extensive document that contains tips for making better Gateway airports.

    January 22, 2019, 10:29 am

    Orbx Updates EGHR, EGFF and EGKA For X-Plane 11

    Orbx has released updates for several of their recent X-Plane scenery add-ons in the UK. The majority of changes affect EGKA Shoreham Airport, but also updated are EGFF Cardiff and EGHR Goodwood.

    January 21, 2019, 10:58 am

    VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations Releases Mini-500

    VSKYLABS Aerospace Simulations announces the release of their Mini-500 helicopter. This project is part of the VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot' series, designed specifically for use with X-Plane 11.30+ cutting edge Experimental Flight Model. The Revolution Mini-500 is an American single seat light helicopter that is built from a kit.

    January 21, 2019, 9:46 am

    Review: Carenado - PA31 Navajo For X-Plane 11

    The PA31 Navajo twin nicely expands the Carenado line of GA aircraft for X-Plane 11. We're lucky to have Sean McLeod available to review it, as he has extensive experience flying the Navajo early in his professional career. He found the plane to be beautifully rendered and accurately brought back many happy memories of flying the real thing.

    January 20, 2019, 1:34 pm

    ASXP Development Update

    HiFi Technologies has made a brief announcement on their Facebook page on development of Active Sky XP, their weather engine for X-Plane. They are working on the first comprehensive update with will have a variety of fixes and enhancements.

    January 18, 2019, 11:04 am

    FLYT Simulations Announces KCMI

    FLYT Simulations has the honor and pride in announcing the development of the Champaign city scenery and airports in the state of Illinois in the USA. For those with long memories, you'll recall that Champaign is the "home" of Flight Simulator, as it was the location of subLogic and Bruce Artwick, the original developer of the early Flight Simulator versions. The scenery will cover the entire city in detail along with two airfields and will support Prepar3D and X-Plane.

    January 18, 2019, 10:52 am

    Taburet Releases Tampa XP

    Tampa XP from Taburet is a complete scenery for the city of Tampa, day and night. It includes custom objects, custom lighting, mesh terrain and autogen blended into a photorealistic base texturing. All objects and buildings are based on real world data.

    January 16, 2019, 5:13 pm

    Help Shape FlightSimExpo: 2020 Date And Location Survey

    While FlightSimExpo 2019 is still some months away, the organizers are already looking ahead to 2020. They've put together a quick survey asking potential visitors when and where they would like the show to be. For 2019 they have just secured a new discount for people traveling to the show on Southwest Airlines. The 2019 show will be in Orlando this coming June.

    January 16, 2019, 10:46 am

    VSKYLABS Mini 500 POH Now Available

    For those eager to get their hands on the Mini 500 helicopter being built for X-Plane, VSKYLABS has just released a preliminary edition of the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH). Since some learning will definitely be required to fly this machine, getting up to speed on it systems ahead of time is a great idea for future pilots.

    January 16, 2019, 10:02 am

    Aerobask Previews Epic E1000 G1000 Edition

    X-Plane designer Aerobask has reported progress on their Epic E1000 G1000 Edition. It is currently in beta testing, with the flight model being checked out by a real E1000 pilot. They offer some new pictures too.

    January 15, 2019, 10:40 am

    Interview: Keith Walton

    X-Plane aircraft designer Keith Walton is known for only one plane, the Grob Tutor 115E. But it's unusual in that it actual lives up to its "tutor" name, as his plane is being flown in X-Plane by actual student pilots in the UK Air Cadet program. Learn more about Keith and how this came about in our interview.

    January 14, 2019, 4:46 pm

    X-Plane 11.30 Released

    Laminar Research announces a major upgrade to X-Plane 11 with the release today of version 11.30. X-Plane is pretty much in constant development, with improvements coming out on a regular basis. This latest development includes a new ATC system, flight model improvements, increased panel resolution, updated airspace, new and updated global airports and quite a bit more.

    January 14, 2019, 11:28 am

    MWP Projects - xAtmoEngine For X-Plane 11

    New from MWP Projects is xAtmoEngine For X-Plane 11. xAtmoEngine is an atmospheric addon that will bring to your flight simulator a new perspective on flying. A few clicks and your simulator will look better. The add-on is also absolutely FPS-friendly.

    January 14, 2019, 11:03 am

    Orbx - EGTR Elstree Aerodrome

    New for X-Plane 11 from Orbx is EGTR Elstree Aerodrome, located 2.6 nm east of Watford, England. Built in the 1930 as a small landing strip and expanded during WWII, Elstree is now one of the foremost general aviation fields in the country. Note that this scenery is designed to be used along with TrueEarth GB South.

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