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    France VFR Announces Obstacles And VFR Landmarks

    Obstacles and VFR Landmarks - FRANCE is an add-on for X-Plane that covers the entire French territory, adding more than 500,000 obstacles and VFR landmark objects, including almost all the obstacles officially identified by the SIA which have been qualified and geo-referenced. The product is designed to be compatible with all types of overlays.

    June 24, 2019, 6:05 pm

    Drzewiecki Design Announces Tokyo Scenery

    Drzewiecki Design has announced their next major city plus airport project will be Tokyo, Japan. Japan in general has been kind of overlooked by flight simulator developers so this is a welcome announcement. As with other recent releases this is expect to come in two parts, a city scenery and an airports scenery that will work together. Versions for FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane are expected.

    June 24, 2019, 1:52 pm

    Vertical-Simulations Announces Spokane International

    Vertical-Simulations have announced that their next scenery project for X-Plane will be Spokane International Airport in Washington state. It will include features like PBR rain effects, autogate, 4K aerial images, 3D ramp workers, WT3 live traffic support and more.

    June 24, 2019, 12:16 pm

    Orbx - TrueEarth US Washington for X-Plane Released

    Orbx announces the release of TrueEarth US Washington for X-Plane. Clocking in at an enormous 92,000 square miles (our largest yet!), TrueEarth Washington includes a host of new features and content. From the 1200+ custom-modeled PBR landmarks, through to the millions of accurately-placed buildings and trees, this scenery faithfully recreates one of the true homes of global aviation.

    June 22, 2019, 8:44 am

    Orbx - EGNX East Midlands Airport Coming Soon For X-Plane 11

    Orbx seems determined to fill the UK with scenery, including their latest announcement of EGNX East Midlands Airport coming soon for X-Plane 11. Fully integrated with TrueEarth GB South, this PBR rendition of East Midlands Airport features high resolution buildings, a fleet of static aircraft, custom modeled cars and trucks, and HDR night lighting.

    June 21, 2019, 8:28 am

    Drzewiecki Design Updates Miami City XP to v1.4

    Another scenery update from Drzewiecki Design, this time for Miami City XP. Now exclusively for X-Plane 11, the scenery includes three Miami area airports. Updates include upgrade city autogen and fixed airport textures.

    June 20, 2019, 6:39 am

    X-Plane Live Usage Data

    Ever wonder what other X-Plane users are doing? Well, now you can find out as Laminar Research has set up a live X-Plane usage dashboard using data from users who have opted in to allow data sharing. You can see what planes are most popular, where people fly from, operating system in use and much more.

    June 19, 2019, 5:19 pm

    VSKYLABS Flight Design CTSW / CTLS Projects News Flash

    VSKYLABS has provided an update on the evolving VSKYLABS Flight Design CTLS Project. This is a separate effort from the CTSW though both projects share the same development resources as much as possible.

    June 19, 2019, 4:22 pm

    Drzewiecki Design - LUKK Chisinau XP v1.2 Released

    LUKK Chisinau XP scenery for X-Plane 11 by Drzewiecki Design has been updated to v1.2. This scenery features a highly detailed representation of LUKK Chisinau International Airport in Moldova. Now the city autogen has been updated, better HDR lighting added plus new buildings. The scenery is now for X-Plane 11 only.

    June 19, 2019, 10:58 am

    Drzewiecki Design - Polish Airports Vol. 2 XP v2.2 Released

    Drzewiecki Design announces the release of Polish Airports Vol. 2 XP v2.2. This X-Plane 11 scenery package includes highly detailed sceneries of EPRA Radom, EPSC Szczecin, EPLL Lodz and EPZG Zielona Gora airports. The update includes improved Lodz city autogen, fixed runway at EPLL, better HDR lighting, SAM plug-in support, etc.

    June 19, 2019, 10:41 am

    Windsock Simulations Previews Cancun Scenery

    Windsock Simulations continues to work on their X-Plane scenery for Malpensa and Cancun. They've just offered some new screen shots showcasing the progress with the Cancun Airport.

    June 18, 2019, 11:31 am

    X-Plane 11 Landmarks: Washington DC

    Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, and as such, it has numerous iconic landmarks which are now faithfully represented in X-Plane 11. The National Mall has a high concentration of these important spots, such as the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool between them.

    June 17, 2019, 5:57 pm

    Carenado Announces FA50 For X-Plane 11

    In a brief Facebook statement, Carenado has announced something new for their friends of X-Plane: their most recent project, the Carenado FA50 for X-Plane 11. As usual, no details are provided other than "coming soon" and some nice looking screen shots.

    June 17, 2019, 11:25 am

    Tutorial: Beyond Plane Maker

    If you've learned to use Plane Maker, you know how to create and add aircraft of your own design to X-Plane. But Plane Maker's built-in abilities limit the shapes you can use. To create truly realistic aircraft you need to go beyond Plane Maker and use a 3D CAD program like SketchUp to create the parts you need. In this tutorial Ray Hill goes over the basics of how such parts are created and then integrated into Plane Maker aircraft.

    June 17, 2019, 10:36 am

    EGLC London City Airport Officially Announced for X-Plane 11

    Orbx officially announces EGLC London City Airport for X-Plane 11. EGLC is an interesting small airport located close to central London. Its small size and busy location make it suitable only for certain aircraft. The scenery features a full HD PBR representation of the airport and surroundings, with major buildings, realistic road traffic, accurate lighting and more.

    June 17, 2019, 10:05 am

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