Archive : Juni 2022

Carenado Shows off the Pilatus PC12; Hoping to Launch Soon

Carenado has been awfully busy as of late. Not only have they been hard at work on their own products, but they have also been busy creating some of the recent Local Legend releases. However, it appears the team are pivoting back towards some of their own projects with the Pilatus PC12 launching soon. Carenado […]

Just Flight Provides Fokker F28 Development Update

This week, Just Flight provided a long-awaited update on the development of their Fokker F28 Fellowship. Designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker, The F28 Fellowship enjoyed a 20-year production period between 1967 and 1987 with 241 examples produced. Although none are in active airline service today, some are still flown by militaries […]

Spinoza releases Lausanne Airport for MSFS

Developer Spinoza brings us Lausanne Airport (LSGL) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Located north of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, Lausanne Airport is a small civil airport that primarily serves general aviation. Swiss Air-Rescue (REGA) also has a base there. The airport features highly detailed models of the terminal, static aircraft, maintenance hangers and the Swiss Air-Rescue base. […]

WF Scenery Studio Releases Beijing Capital for MSFS

China’s gargantuan Beijing Capital Airport, ZBAA, has been brought to Microsoft Flight Simulator with WF Scenery Studio’s latest release. Located 20-miles outside of the city, the three-runway airport has become the world’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger movements and Asia’s busiest. Featuring PBR textures, dynamic lighting and animated ground vehicles, simmers can now […]

The Pilot Club Launches Online Flight School

Online flight simulation community The Pilot Club has recently announced the launch of their new Online Flight School. The Pilot Club are an official VATSIM partner and a VATSIM Authorized Training Organisation and has developed the Online Flight School content to align with VATSIM’s P1 rating. The team have developed a series of video lessons […]

Brand new Preview Video of FSDreamTeam’s GSX for MSFS In Action

We haven’t seen much in the way of preview footage from FSDreamTeam regarding their popular GSX tool for quite some time. However, Umberto has taken to YouTube to showcase 6-minutes of footage of GSX for MSFS which gives us a look at how you can do airport customisation. The start of the video shows us […]

Cockspur Releases SG38 Schulgleiter

Relatively new developer Cockspur has released a brand new SG38 Schulgleiter for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The high-wing glider was first made in 1938 with over 10,000 of the type built. It may not be in production anymore, but there is still a good handful flying today. The glider itself, by today’s standards at least, is […]

Jetstream Designs Next Product is a Three-in-One Italian Airport Bundle

Scenery developer Jetstream Designs is very close to releasing their next airport product for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This new package doesn’t just include one, nor two, but THREE airports in a singular package. Those airports, all based in Italy, as are follows: Falcone Borsellino Airport – LICJ (Palermo)Lampedusa Airport – LIDCPantelleria Airport – LICG The […]

Aerosoft CRJ for MSFS Receives a New Update

Aerosoft has updated its CRJ for Microsoft Flight Simulator with a number of fixes and additions. The new version, v1.0.17.0, includes fixes and new additional functionality. The fixes relate to fuel and time predictions, some issues with VNAV and also with specific callouts in some conditions. As for the new additions, Aerosoft has added a […]

Just Flight Announces the Tornado GR1 for MSFS

Developer Just Flight has revealed they are working on a Tornado GR1 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The advanced two-seat strike aircraft, which flew for the first time in 1974, has seen action across the globe. With its iconic sweeping wings and viciously pointed nose, the Tornado went on to become one of the most successful […]

Orbx’s FlyJuly Is Back for 2022

For the past three years, Orbx has celebrated all things flight simulation with a whole month dedicated to our collective passion. Combining aviation, flight simulation and other airborne activities, FlyJuly is a month designed to uncover things that go on behind the scenes that shape our very community. Orbx says that every week in July […]

29Palms Releases Twentynine Palms Airport for MSFS

The developer 29Palms has released the airport Twentynine Palms Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Twentynine Palms Airport (KTNP) is in San Bernardino County, California, United States and mostly sees general aviation traffic take off from its two main runways. It is also used for military operations and the mountainous terrain nearby also offers great flying […]

Aerosoft Releases Bergamo V2 for XP11

Italy’s Aeroporto di Bergamo-Orio al Serio has been upgraded to version 2 in Xplane 11. Having been completely reworked, Aerosoft’s latest scenery features up to date modelling of the airport buildings and its surrounding areas. The airport in the north of Italy is a busy hub for low-cost airline Ryanair, amongst many other cargo operators […]

Fly 2 High Releases Fresno Yosemite Intl for MSFS

Visit the San Joaquin Valley’s primary international airport, Fresno Yosemite (KFAT), in Microsoft Flight Simulator with Fly 2 High’s latest release. Featuring an up-to-date airport layout and impressive passenger animations inside and out of the terminal buildings, simmers can try their hand at a number of sorties at this multi-purpose airfield. KFAT is home to […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 6: Airports

Welcome to the X-Plane 12 Dev Deep-Dives series. In this series of content, FSElite goes behind the scenes with the Laminar Research team on a huge number of topics with the upcoming release of X-Plane 12. During the next few weeks, we will learn about all aspects of X-Plane 12 from the marketing and sound […]

DominicDesignTeam releases Indianapolis International Airport for MSFS

Developer DominicDesignTeam has brought us Indianapolis International Airport (KIND) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Indianapolis International Airport is Indiana’s busiest airport, located seven miles southwest of downtown Indianapolis. It is also home to the second-largest FedEx Express cargo hub in the world. The airport sees a number of different airlines on a regular basis with over […]

Black Square Announces Steam Gauge Overhaul for Default MSFS Aircraft

Developer Black Square has announced a new product series that retrofits analogue gauges and complex electrical systems into the default MSFS aircraft, with the first releases in the upcoming Steam Gauge Overhaul series being the Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft King Air. Focusing on default MSFS aircraft only, the series is bringing new interiors complete with […]

Orbx is Bringing Brisbane Airport to XPL

Orbx returns to Australia scenery development with Brisbane Airport (YBBN) officially confirmed for X-Plane 11. Brisbane serves as the primary international airport in Queensland and sees airlines fly to over 80 destinations across Australia, Asia and beyond. Qantas are the biggest airline at the airport with over 700 flights each week. The airport has been […]

Orbx Releases Phuket Airport for MSFS

After showing off the airport briefly the other day, Orbx has now released Phuket Airport (VTSP) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Being the second busiest airport in Thailand, Phuket sees a number of aircraft and airlines visit on a regular basis. 16 million passengers pass through the doors of Phuket International Airport each year as it […]

UK2000 Scenery Announces Flagstaff Airport for MSFS

Developer UK2000 Scenery has announced that they will be soon releasing Flagstaff Airport (KFLG) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Flagstaff Airport, located in Arizona, is serviced by American Eagle and United Express taking passengers to Dallas, Phoenix-Sky Harbour and also Denver. Alongside the regional traffic, there’s a large amount of General Aviation traffic. In fact, over […]

ToLiss A340-600 Updated to v1.1

A few days ago, aircraft developer ToLiss updated its long-haul A340-600 for X-Plane to version 1.1. The new update adds features such as a custom engine model, improved ACARS functionality and changes to the 3D modelling. The new custom engine model provides a more realistic thrust and fuel flow for each of the four engines […]

Participate in SimVenture Oshkosh 2022 this July

Those of you who are heading to Oshkosh later this year, via plane, will very much appreciate this exciting and realistic event that PilotEdge is hosting this July. SimVenture Oshkosh allows pilots to fly into the iconic airport with real Oshkosh air traffic controllers using flight simulation. 10,000 aircraft visit Wisconsin’s Wittman Regional Airport for […]

PMDG Provides a new 737 for MSFS Update; EULA Updated for Modders

PMDG has released a brand new update for its 737 for MSFS. The currently available 737-700 has already received an update since its release, but this new one fixes a number of issues, improves animations and also tweaks various areas – some of which we pointed out in our review. Alongside the update, PMDG has […]

iniScene San Antonio (KSAT) – Official Trailer

Formerly a United States Air Force Base, San Antonio International Airport is Texas’ 6th busiest airport and serves 53 destinations in the United States and Mexico. Start your adventure in the Lone Star State. iniScene worked with airport authorities in order to gather huge amounts of data to ensure the airport is as accurate as […]

Laminar Research and Orbx Live Interview Happening Next Month

The group at Flight Simulation Association will be hosting a new developer panel next month that will feature both Laminar Research and Orbx for a 90-minute discussion. “X-Plane creator Austin Meyer will be joined by Orbx CEO Anna Cicognani and Sante Sottile, Orbx’s Community Manager. The 90-minute interview will cover the latest X-Plane 12 news […]

Aeroplane Heaven releases de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk for MSFS

Developer Aeroplane Heaven brings us the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Chipmunk is a two-seat, single-engined trainer aircraft developed after the Second World War being initially employed as a replacement for the de Havilland Tiger Moth. 1,284 Chipmunks were produced between 1947 to 1956 with the first prototype taking to […]

Orbx Previews Phuket International for MSFS

Developer Orbx has announced they are bringing the hugely popular Phuket International Airport to Microsoft Flight Simulator. In an announcement on their forums, they have teased a number of screenshots that bring Thailand’s second busiest airport to the sim. The post promises a detailed depiction of the real-world airport, bespoke ground service equipment and ortho […]

Got Friends Releases Discus-2c Premium for MSFS

Whilst gliders are not officially part of Microsoft Flight Simulator, that hasn’t stopped third parties from stepping up to create their very own renditions for the sim. The now well-established team at GotFriends are back with a new premium product for their much-loved Discus-2c. This glider is a single-seat, high-performance sailplane by Schempp-Hirth that combines […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 5: Sound Design

Welcome to the X-Plane 12 Dev Deep-Dives series. In this series of content, FSElite goes behind the scenes with the Laminar Research team on a huge number of topics with the upcoming release of X-Plane 12. During the next few weeks, we will learn about all aspects of X-Plane 12 from the marketing and sound […]

First A2A Simulations Comanche Preview in MSFS

With an abundance of high-fidelity jetliner aircraft now in Microsoft Flight Simulator, it’s almost as if eyes are now turning to those developers who have yet to make their mark in the new simulator. One such developer who has been surprisingly absent for some time is A2A Simulations. We have known for a while that […]

X-Crafts E-Jets Preview Video

X-Crafts has shared a new preview video on their YouTube channel. The video goes over the start-up procedure of the plane from cold and dark, as well as take-off. The video also highlights some of the new features that will become available in X-Crafts E-Jets Family in the future. One of those new features, and […]

Just Flight Announces Fokker 100

Just Flight has announced they will be bringing the Fokker 100 and the Fokker 70 to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The planes will be following after the Fokker F28 Fellowship, which is also in development by Just Flight. The Fokker 100 was built by Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. Production of the plane ended in 1997 due […]

Dave Garwood Releases Freeware Hawker Hunter

Dave Garwood has released his Hawker Hunter package for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The package includes 10 different marks of the plane, with a total of 22 liveries. The plane includes custom coded animations and systems, as well as a custom sound pack. Unfortunately the product page does not provide any further information on flight model […]

Just Flight is Bringing Lanzarote Airport to MSFS

Over on Facebook, Just Flight has announced that Lanzarote’s Arrecife Airport (GCRR) will be made available for Microsoft Flight Simulator very soojn. On the social media post, the team shared a bunch of screenshots of the product in action. We can see the main terminal building, various objects in and around the area, and also […]

Airfoillabs Releases BRISTELL B23 for MSFS

Aircraft developer Airfoillabs has released the BRISTELL B23 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The news comes as a surprise to many as AirFoil Labs kept much of the development under wraps. The team at AirFoil Labs has worked with the aircraft manufacturer, BRM Aero, to bring the BRISTELL B23 to life. Following an extensive year and […]

Further Updates on the Fulcrum Throttle Kickstarter

Fulcrum is back with a few new updates regarding their Fulcrum One Throttle that is currently on Kickstarter seeking funding. In the most recent update, Fulcrum shared the latest production sample clamp for the throttle itself. They said on the post that it is “really satisfying as it holds the quad completely solid. It is […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 4.5: Aircraft Systems

Welcome to the X-Plane 12 Dev Deep-Dives series. In this series of content, FSElite goes behind the scenes with the Laminar Research team on a huge number of topics with the upcoming release of X-Plane 12. During the next few weeks, we will learn about all aspects of X-Plane 12 from the marketing and sound […]

Watch Some of the Upcoming Changes in the Next Update in the PMDG 737 for MSFS

Tech Advisor to the PMDG team, Emanuel Hagen, has shared a new video on his YouTube channel showcasing what the next update for the 737 for MSFS includes. In the first few minutes of the video see Emanuel go through some of the system changes that have taken place with this update. He then shows […]

Orbx’s Indie Dev Marcus Nyberg Provides Big Status Update on Various Projects

One of Orbx’s most well-known and important indie developers, Marcus Nyberg, has provided a detailed post on the forums about the status of various projects and products. Throughout the post, he speaks about his current Swedish airports which are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Malmo Airport (ESMS) Starting with Malmo Airport (ESMS), Marcus says that […]

New Website Features: FSElite Desktop and New Audio Publishing

At FSElite, we are always looking to find cool new ways to engage with our community and find opportunities to innovate. When we launched (and relaunched) our new site, the idea was to be able to add cool new feature requests and ideas to help enhance how we deliver content to the flight simulation community. […]

South Oak Co releases Traffic in Sight – Northeast USA for MSFS

Developer South Oak Co has released Traffic in Sight, a new addon that brings multiple low-altitude traffic hazards such as hot air balloons, gliders, drones and helicopters to the Microsoft Flight Simulator skies. The skies of the real world are filled with different types of traffic hazards and it is highly likely that air traffic […]

Interview: Jorg Neumann on the 40th Anniversary of Microsoft Flight Simulator

Over the week, a series of announcements came from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team about new planes, additional content packs and also the 40th Anniversary Edition. For 40 years, flight simulation has found fans all around the world and is now more popular than ever before. To celebrate the franchise’s huge milestone, the team are […]

RealTurb CAT Released for MSFS

Simmers can now experience realistic turbulence in MSFS with the release of RealTurb CAT Areas Global. Clear Air Turbulence (CAT), can be encountered anywhere in the skies and ranges from light to severe. Specific areas around the globe are CAT hotspots, an aspect replicated in the product by interpolating SIGMET weather forecasts for real world […]

MK-Studios Releases San Sebastian Airport for MSFS; Tenerife Coming Very Soon

Scenery developer has had a busy few weeks as they in the process of releasing numerous airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D. The first of those is San Sebastian for Microsoft Flight Simulator. San Sebastian Airport for MSFS San Sebastian Airport (LESO) sits on the Spanish-French border and provides simmers with a challenging approach. […]

PMDG Pushes the Release of the 737-600 Again

PMDG has taken to the forums to share the latest development update on what is happening behind the scenes. In the latest post, Rob shares 737-600 for MSFS Release Update Those of you who are waiting on the 737-600 for MSFS will be sad to hear that the plane has been pushed back. In his […]

First Look: South Atlantic Map For DCS World

The South Atlantic Map has just been released as early access for Digital Combat Simulator World. With scenery ranging from Chile, Argentina, West and East Falklands/Malvinas islands. A move that allows DCS content creators a chance to create a new theater of war. The scenery is made by the third-party developer RAZBAM, who have also […]

Honeycomb Aeronautical Alpha Flight Controls XPC Available to Pre-Order

Flight sim hardware manufacturer Honeycomb Aeronautical has taken to Facebook to announce the start of pre-orders for their long-awaited Alpha Flight Controls XPC. Production of these units has now started, with the delay being reported as bottlenecks in development, component sourcing and logistics. The new version brings a lot more than just Xbox compatibility. The […]

ToLiss Announces A340-600 Update

Announced yesterday on Facebook, ToLiss has made two announcements on the development of their A340-600 in one post. Firstly, work is underway for a new update to the product. It is expected to have entered Beta from today bringing a major update to the aircraft. No details of the update’s contents have been announced so […]

Sneak Peek at The SkyPark in SkyOS v3

Parallel 42’s The SkyPark is an application for Microsoft Flight Simulator that adds a world within a world. The SkyPark allows you to earn karma and reputation through successful missions. There’s plenty of choice in The SkyPark that makes the experience unique to you. Since the release of The SkyPark, the tablet-style device has seen […]

RealTurb CAT Announced for MSFS

Having already created enhanced turbulence effects for P3D, developer RealTurb has announced they are doing the same for MSFS. Their latest product, Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) is a single product that covers the entire globe. It simulates dynamic turbulence effects on any aircraft. Specific details on this product are limited, however, we do know that […]

FSHud Adds a New ATC Experience for MSFS Simmers

FSHud launched on Prepar3D last month and the developers said that they were working on a version for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new version has been released, which now supports MSFS to add a new ATC system for simmers. The tool is described to be in complete control of the air traffic within the simulator […]

Local Legend #5 Released: Beechcraft Model 18

The next Local Legend has been released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new Beechcraft Model 18 is the latest aircraft to join the Local Legend fleet and the next aircraft developed by Carenado. The ‘Twin Beech’ first flew in 1937 and went on to become one of the most popular twin-powered aircraft ever created. Seeing […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 10 Released; Back in the USA

The next World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been released. The new free optional content pack goes back to the USA for another pass at improving the world, adding new cities and additional airports. Microsoft said they wanted to go back to the USA since they have even more refined and high-resolution data that […]

SLH Sim Designs has Released Pointe- A-Pitre Le Raizet Airport for MSFS

Scenery developer SLH Sim Designs has released Pointe-A-Pitre Le Raizet Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Pointe-A-Pitre Le Raizet Airport (TFFR) is located on the island of Pointe-A-Pitre which is part of the Guadeloupe archipelago in the Caribbean. The island is French and as such has close ties to many airports across the pond. Air France […]

Drzewiecki Design Releases Rzeszów Airport for MSFS

Established developer Drzewiecki Design have brought the Polish airport of Rzeszów-Jasionka to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Situated in the south-east of Poland, the airport has become the eighth busiest in the country, with a torrent of low-cost flights across Europe and domestic hops making it a hive of activity. Furthermore, despite being relatively petite in size, […]

V Pilot Designs Releases El Dorado Intl for MSFS

Colombia’s busiest airport, El Dorado International, is now available on Microsoft Flight Simulator. Developers V Pilot Designs alongside Arka506 have recreated the sprawling international travel hub in the simulator, featuring highly detailed 3D models and PBR textures, all while being frame rate friendly. Having modelled the airport’s vast array of hangars, car parks and cargo […]

Boundless Announces Stansted V2.0 for XP11

XP11 developer Boundless has announced on Facebook that their flagship rendition of London Stansted Airport is being updated to version 2.0. Despite the absence of a changelog, Boundless has confirmed that Stansted V2.0 will bring new vegetation and lighting with significant performance improvements to the airport. New ground textures have been developed for this release […]

New Preview Videos of Pyreegue Dev Co’s Belfast Aldergrove Airport on MSFS

Scenery developer Pyreegue Dev Co has been working on Belfast as and when possible for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Belfast Aldergrove Airport (EGAA) is the next in a series of UK airports developed by the team, following the excellent Edinburgh Airport released last year. In the latest series of previews, the team shared a number of […]

Fly 2 High releases Sofia International for MSFS

Developer Fly 2 High has brought us Bulgaria’s capital airport, Sofia International (LBSF) to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Bulgaria’s busiest international airport handled 7 million passengers in 2019 and sees scheduled, chartered and seasonal flights from a number of different airlines. Popular destinations to and from Sofia include London, Frankfurt, Munich, Varna and Vienna. The airport […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 4: Aircraft A330

Welcome to the X-Plane 12 Dev Deep-Dives series. In this series of content, FSElite goes behind the scenes with the Laminar Research team on a huge number of topics with the upcoming release of X-Plane 12. During the next few weeks, we will learn about all aspects of X-Plane 12 from the marketing and sound […]

Aeroplane Heaven Microsoft Partnership, Chipmunk Announcement

After a period of silence, Aeroplane Heaven has announced that their upcoming Douglas DC-3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is indeed the DC-3 that was shown to be included in Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 40th Anniversary Edition yesterday. Aeroplane Heaven has been working on the highly anticipated aircraft for a while, with updates back in March stating […]

DC Designs Development Update

Over on Facebook, DC Designs has given a development update on their current and upcoming projects. To begin with, DC Designs has recently updated their F-15 Eagle for MSFS. The update is already available for for customers, but those who purchased the plane through the simulator marketplace may need to wait a little while longer […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary – Official Trailer

Microsoft’s longest-running franchise celebrates its 40th Anniversary with an expanded edition, coming November 2022. Also, in partnership with Halo and 343 Industries, an exclusive Halo Infinite Pelican is available today in Microsoft Flight Simulator. This free add-on is included with Xbox Game Pass – get it now! For the 40th Anniversary Edition releasing this fall, […]

Experience the Life of a Ground Handler with AirportSim by MS Games

A new experience from the minds at MS Games has been announced at the Future Games Show called AirportSim. The new contemporary simulator will allow you to play the role of an airport ground handler where efficiency, time and precision matter. In your new role, you will work at a number of different airports taking […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition Announced

In the Xbox & Besthesda Games Showcase 2022, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition. During the trailer, we saw glimpses of helicopters, historic aircraft, jetliners and also gliders. The helicopters were taking off from various helipads, buildings and more. The historical aircraft include the Wright Flyer, the Douglas DC-3 and the De […]

iniBuilds Partners with Microsoft to Release the A310 as a FREE Aircraft Add-On this November

iniBuilds has announced a new long-term partnership with Microsoft Flight Simulator to bring complex, immersive aircraft to the platform. The Airbus A310 for Microsoft Flight Simulator was first announced in October 2021 and development has been going well since then. Today’s announcement brings us closer to a release and a confirmed price: free. The A310 […]

How to Watch the Xbox & Bethesda Event and Why it Matters for Flight Simmers

Today, Microsoft will be hosting a 90-minute presentation dedicated to Xbox and Bethesda gaming content for what their vision of gaming will look like. Those into gaming, as well as simulation, will likely want to follow along anyway as big announcements are always present at these kinds of shows. However, today’s presentation will also matter […]

FSElite Joins the Closed Traffic Podcast

At 16:00z today (11th June 2022), FSElite will be joining the Closed Traffic Podcast for a live podcast recording. FSElite Co-Founder and Content Director Calum Martin will chat with Johnny Green & Michael Salmon about flight simulation media. The hour-long live show will go behind the scenes on how FSElite was initially formed, how the […]

Editorial: I Have Flight Simulation Fatigue

I am extremely fortunate. For the better part of 6 years, flight simulation has been more than just a hobby for me – it turned into a lifestyle. Prior to my role in FSElite, I used flight simulation as a way to replicate past flights, explore new areas of the world or add to my […]

Aerosoft / Sim-Wings Anchorage Airport – Official Trailer

Watch the official Aerosoft / Sim-Wings Anchorage Airport trailer right now. Anchorage Ted Stevens International (PANC) is the most important airport in Alaska and a destination of many national and international connections. It is a hub for Alaska Airlines and an important cargo airport located conveniently between the USA and Asia. You can read more […]

Orbx Releases Landmarks Melbourne City Pack for MSFS

Orbx has released their Landmarks Melbourne City Pack for MSFS, adding more than 200 buildings and structures to the city. Melbourne, Australia’s third-largest city with over 5 million residents, and home to Orbx, has been brought to life in MSFS. Perfectly integrated with World Update 7 Australia, the Landmarks Melbourne City Pack further enhances the […]

HomaSim Releases Mehrabad International for MSFS

Developer HomaSim has brought Iran’s busiest airport, Mehrabad International (OIII), to Microsoft Flight Simulator. With high quality models of all airport buildings and its surrounding areas, you can now explore this hive of activity in the heart of Iran’s capital city, Tehran. Despite its name, the airport now only serves domestic flights. However, Mehrabad has […]

FlyingIron Simulations Spitfire Update

FlyingIron has issued yet another update for their Spitfire for MSFS. Update 1.2.1 fixes a few issues that were inadvertently introduced with the previous major update (1.2.0). One of the most notable fixes has to do with the fuel functionality, with changes to the fuel pump, wobble pump and fuel valve logic. There were also […]

Flight Replicas Releases L-4 Grasshopper for MSFS

Flight Replicas’ L-4 Grasshopper is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Flight Replicas are known for their military aircraft in FSX and Prepar3D, but have now introduced their first aircraft to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Originally released for FSX and P3D many years ago, thanks to MSFS’s more detailed handling, aerodynamics and visuals you’ll be able […]

RWY26 Simulations Releases Owen Roberts Intl for MSFS

RWY26 Simulations has released Owen Roberts International (MWCR) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. As the gateway to the Cayman Islands, the petite but busy Caribbean airport sees scheduled services from far and wide, ranging from local hops with Cayman Airways to transatlantic jaunts by British Airways. With highly detailed airport buildings and accurately depicted surrounding areas, […]

Black Square Releases Velocity XL for MSFS

Black Square, the team behind Real Taxiways, is back but this time with a new aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Velocity XL is a high-performance, single-engine aircraft with composite construction. This means the plane can fly fast, far and high, giving it a performance edge over many turboprop aircraft. Its unique, futuristic design debuted […]

FSRealistic Pro v2 For MSFS Coming Soon with First Details Shared

rkApps is back again with a new version of their popular camera and sound effect add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The original ‘core’ product had numerous sound effects and vibration effects that added a sense of immersion in the simulator. With the new Pro v2 version, FSRealistic has replaced all legacy vibration effects with proper […]

DCS South Atlantic Map Early Access

Highly anticipated by many, DCS World has their newest map now available through early access. The South Atlantic map, developed by Razbam, covers 3.1 million square kilometres, making it one of the largest DCS maps currently available. The map includes coverage of Chile, Argentina and the Falkland Islands, set in the modern day. The vast […]

MXI Design Releases Thessaloniki for MSFS

Developer MXI Design has released Thessaloniki Airport (LGTS) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The airport is the third-largest airport in the country after Athens and Heraklion and sees over 6 million passengers visiting each year. Features for the airport include highly detailed ground polygons and markings, detailed airport buildings, and PBR implementation throughout. There is also a […]

Fulcrum One Throttle Kickstarter Updated; New Pro Jetliner Series Levers Now Included

Last month, Fulcrum Simulations announced a new Kickstarter campaign for their new throttle set, the Fulcrum One Throttle. This all-metal construction has a smooth lever system and implements non-contact GMR magnetic sensors on each axis along with interchangeable lever tops for different aircraft types. To help enhance the value of the Kickstarter proposition, Fulcrum has […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 3: Air Traffic Control

Welcome to the X-Plane 12 Dev Deep-Dives series. In this series of content, FSElite goes behind the scenes with the Laminar Research team on a huge number of topics with the upcoming release of X-Plane 12. During the next few weeks, we will learn about all aspects of X-Plane 12 from the marketing and sound […]

Parallel 42 Bringing New ‘Scenes’ to their Freedom Fox Package

Not content with just releasing a fun package of planes for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Parallel 42 has also delivered some imaginative ‘scenes’ for their aircraft product. These scenes act as gateways to the wider world through the use of unique and custom scenery packages. The Freedom Fox pack already features some of these and Parallel […]

Kodiak 100 Updated to Implement Improved Engine Simulation

SimWorks Studios has updated their Kodiak 100 aircraft on Microsoft Flight Simulator. The new update brings the plane to version 1.20 and adds a number of improvements to the Kodiak 100 Series II. The new update focuses heavily on an improved engine simulation for the aircraft. SimWorks Studios has implemented new engine hot starts, ITT […]

Virtual Airline ‘Summer’ Schedule 2022 Now Available

VA SYSTEMS’ Virtual Airline Schedules has pushed out their latest real-world Summer schedule data for purchase. They have sent us an exclusive 20% discount code for FSElite readers which can be used on all orders: FSELITE20. Virtual Airline Schedules now has over 97 million flight records in the database. This gets converted into over 3 million schedules in total. With about 200,000 schedules updated and […]

WingSim Releases Norman Manley for MSFS

Scenery developer WingSim has released Norman Manley Airport (MKJP) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Norman Manley Airport is the second busiest airport in Jamacia but serves a number of routes for a range of airlines. Routes include many Carribean islands, a number of US cities and also some European countries. The airport can handle various aircraft […]

iFly Previews the Boeing 737MAX in Prepar3D

iFly released a series of 737NG products for Prepar3D a few months back and at the same time confirmed that they are working on a 737MAX for Prepar3D. Over on their forums, there are numerous new previews of the aircraft demonstrating the work that is going into bringing the narrow-body to the simulator. The images […]

iniScene Shares Development Update on Upcoming Projects

iniBuilds, the team behind Heathrow Airport for MSFS, has shared a brief development update on their forums. The first part of their post focused on the aforementioned airport product. Their current rendition of Heathrow Airport (EGLL) is being improved and a free update is on the way. In that update, the team is focusing on […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 2.5: Rendering & Lighting

Welcome to the X-Plane 12 Dev Deep-Dives series. In this series of content, FSElite goes behind the scenes with the Laminar Research team on a huge number of topics with the upcoming release of X-Plane 12. During the next few weeks, we will learn about all aspects of X-Plane 12 from the marketing and sound […]

Orbx Announces Landmarks Melbourne City Pack for MSFS

Landmarks Melbourne City Pack stands to enhance the Australian city of Melbourne with over 200 custom buildings and structures that develop the stock MSFS rendition to bring the cityscape to life. Melbourne is the fifth Australian city to receive the enhancement after Brisbane, Adelaide, Cairns and Sydney. Melbourne is the capital of the State of […]

PMDG Previews 737-600 for MSFS

The smallest member of the 737NG fleet is the 737-600 and PMDG has shared the first previews of the tiny jet in Microsoft Flight Simulator. For the 737-600, PMDG says that they are exploring how to get it rapidly into the MSFS Marketplace. There is also a consideration for the plane to release on both […]

Orbx Releases Boise Airport for MSFS

Following the announcement last week, Orbx has released Boise Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Boise Airport (KBOI) is a multi-purpose airport serving both commercial and military traffic. The ATC tower at the airport is a standout thanks to its towering height of 295 feet. It is actually one of the tallest buildings in Idaho, providing […]

Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 10 Coming in August

In the latest development blog post from the Microsoft Flight Simulator team, the next Sim Update is now due for a release on August 23rd 2022. Initially, the team had planned to release Sim Update 10 in the middle of July, but these plans have seemingly changed. The news comes from the new development roadmap […]

PMDG Updates the 737 for MSFS

PMDG has released its first update for the 737 for MSFS. The first update includes over 1000 file changes and is pretty big. The changelog is down below for those who wish to take a look at what has changed. One big difference is the implementation of the pop-up displays. The update can be obtained […]

FSimStudios Releases Billy Bishop Toronto City for P3D

FSimStudios has released their Billy Bishop Toronto City for Prepar3D v4 and Prepar3D v5. Billy Bishop Airport (CYTZ) is a regional airport within Toronto, Canada and is used for regional airline services into the city. It sees a range of flights that fly to domestic destinations, along with plenty of general aviation traffic and also […]

FlightSimExpo is BACK in 2023; Venue Details and Dates Revealed

Following the success of the hybrid event in 2021, FlightSimExpo will be back in June 2023 (next year for clarity). North America’s Community-Driven Flight Simulation Conference will be heading to Houston, Texas for the 2023 event. For the 2023 show, simmers will be invited to Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston to participate in seminars, […]

Sim-Wings Releases Anchorage for MSFS

One of the largest airports in North America, Anchorage, is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Anchorage Ted Stevens International (PANC) is Alaska’s most important airport as it sees routes to the rest of NA, Asia and more. Due to its location, it acts as an important cargo airport that links Asia and the US. […]

LatinVFR Releases Nellis Air Force Base for MSFS

LatinVFR is back to developing scenery products for the simulator with the recent release of Nellis Air Force Base. Located in Nevada, US, the airport hosts numerous military operations and combat exercises. These exercises include air support drills, combat tests and more. The airport is a great location for those looking to take the simulator’s […]

Aerosoft A330 for MSFS Gets New External and Internal Previews; On Track for Releasing this Year

Development on the Aerosoft A330 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is making great pace if the new previews are anything to go by. Over on the Aerosoft forums, Mathijs has shared a range of new images from the plane in the simulator that showcases more of the external modelling and the cockpit. In the first set […]

Pilot Experience Sim Updates Ajaccio Airport for MSFS

Those of you looking to fly to the French airport of Ajaccio in Microsoft Flight Simulator will be pleased to learn that the airport by Pilot Experience Sim has been updated. The new update adds a range of new content whilst addressing a few issues that came up following the release. The update adds new […]

Review: PMDG 737-700 for MSFS

It’s taken 629 days from the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator (August 18th 2020) to PMDG releasing the 737 for the simulator. Combining the realistic-looking flight simulator with one of the most in-depth and versatile commercial jets, this had to have been one of the most anticipated add-ons ever for any simulator. When the original […]

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