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    AOA Simulations F-35B Redesign News

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    Boundless Simulations Previews Birmingham For X-Plane

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    July 11, 2020, 11:00 am

    TopSkills Summer Sale

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    Laminar Research Releases Beta 14 For X-Plane 11.50

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    July 10, 2020, 9:55 am

    Review: Aerosoft - Airport Ibiza XP

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    July 9, 2020, 11:28 am

    JustSim Announces Hannover For X-Plane

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    July 9, 2020, 11:02 am

    Taburet 4th of July Sale

    The actual 4th of July may have past, but the holiday sales continue for a few days. Scenery designer Taburet offers all his scenery now at 20% off the regular price. He offers a variety of scenery and mesh designed specifically for P3D v5, X-Plane 11 and Aerofly FS 2.

    July 8, 2020, 2:25 pm

    PilotEdge Announces SimVenture 2020

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    July 7, 2020, 1:34 pm

    Review: Orbx 2W3 Swanson Airport for X-Plane 11

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    July 7, 2020, 10:31 am

    Aerosoft Previews Langeoog Airport

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    Top Skills - Jet Simming Tutorial Video v4

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    July 7, 2020, 8:29 am

    Windsock Simulations Shows Barcelona Screen Shots

    Windsock Simulations continues to make progress on their X-Plane scenery of Barcelona and has issued some new screen shots. Scenery design is complete and has entered the testing phase, with release planned by the end of the month.

    July 6, 2020, 1:18 pm

    Airfield Canada Previews Halifax Airport

    X-Plane scenery developer Airfield Canada have released a few images of their Halifax Stanfield International Airport (CYHZ). They note that small details make for a better product and so show off some of those details.

    July 6, 2020, 10:27 am

    vFlyteAir 4th of July Sale

    vFlyteAir announces their 4th of July Sale with all their X-Plane aircraft at 30% off their regular prices. vFlyteAir specializes in general aviation planes and has a lineup that includes examples like the Piper Cherokee, Grumman Tiger and Cirrus SR20. They even offer a freeware Ryan Navion if you'd like to get a taste of their quality before purchasing one of their other planes.

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