Archive : Juli 2022

PMDG Releases the 737-600 for MSFS

PMDG announced on their customer forum yesterday that their latest addition to the MSFS 737 lineup, the -600 has been released. The Boeing 737 is a popular workhorse, flying in many domestic and international markets. Launched by Scandinavian Airlines and Boeing in 1995 as a replacement for the ageing 737-500, the 737-600 makes up just […]

More MSFS PMDG 737-700 Updates

Building on the 737-600 release for MSFS, PMDG has also updated the 737-700. This parallel product release and update of the existing 737 variants will continue for the remaining products, ensuring each 737 has the same features and updates as each other. Known as version 3.00.0031, the update brings various changes to the 737-700, including […]

Watch the first Preview of the PMDG 737-600 for MSFS

YouTuber and PMDG 737 beta tester, 737NG Driver has produced a 45 minute video on the upcoming 737-600 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the 45-minute video, 737NG Driver takes us through a short flight from Las Vegas to Area 51 in the new PMDG 737-600 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. During the video, we see the […]

iniBuilds Releases San Antonio for MSFS

Scenery developer iniBuilds has released San Antonio for Microsoft Flight Simulator. San Antonio Airport (KSAT) first opened in 1942 but now sees 53 non-stop flights across the Continental US and Mexico. There are a bunch of features that come with the product, including hand-made ground textures, bespoke taxi signage, detailed interior modelling and also custom-built […]

Black Square Steam Gauge Overhaul Released

Announced just a short while back, Black Square has released their Steam Gauge Overhaul for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The add-on adds steam gauges to MSFS’s default Cessna 208B Grand Caravan. The cockpit overhaul, which retrofits the cockpit instruments with analog instruments, extends its features to a fully custom electrical system with every circuit breaker, bus, […]

PMDG Development Update, 737-600 Release Status

PMDG has finally announced an expected release date for the Boeing 737-600. The 737-600, if all goes well, will be out to customers during this week. With the release, the long awaited update for the LNAV will also be included. This should be a significant update over the current LNAV logic, and allow for more […]

FlyTampa Releases Corfu for MSFS

The popular Greek island destination that has previously been covered in Prepar3D and X-Plane has now made it’s way to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Corfu International Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias” (LGKR) serves the island of Corfu. The airport sees a lot of traffic, particularly during the summer, with a large array of airlines having seasonal destinations at […]

BlueBird Simulations and Just Flight Previews B757 for MSFS

Progress has been made on Microsoft Flight Simulator’s upcoming Boeing 757-200/300 by developers BlueBird Simulations and Just Flight. In a development update, the team said they have spent recent weeks focussing on virtual cockpit animations, the FMS (flight management system) and flight dynamics. 90% of the virtual cockpit is said to have been completed, with […]

Boundless Releases Bembridge Airfield for XP11

Located on the stunning Isle of Wight, Bembridge Airfield (EGHJ) is now open for business for X-Plane 11 pilots thanks to Boundless’ latest release. As one of two airfields on the island, located just to the south of the English mainland, Bembridge is home to the island’s only paved runway, making it an ideal getaway […]

Military AI Works Previewed for MSFS

If you’re looking to add more types of AI to your copy of Microsoft Flight Simulator, then Military AI Works may have the solution for you. The team are building and creating a package that brings native military AI aircraft to the world of MSFS. On their website, they have shared the first images of […]

Digital Design Releases Lyon for MSFS

Digital Design is back with its next release. This time, the team visit France for the release of Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LFLL) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Lyon is the third biggest city in France and serves a number of airlines including Air France and easyJet. It typically sees traffic from a number of major European […]

VerticalSim Releases Boise Air Terminal for MSFS

Scenery developer VerticalSim has released Boise Air Terminal (KBOI) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. According to the developer, “Boise’s approach is one of the best in the United States, tasking you with navigating mountains and other terrain. It’s use is also perfect for those on the Pilotedge & VATSIM networks.” Boise Air Terminal saw over 2 […]

DCS: Aerges Engineering Team Mirage F-1 Early Access released

Developer Aerges Engineering Team has released the long-awaited Mirage F-1 attack aircraft in early access for DCS World. The team has stated that the Early Access Mirage F-1CE will be available in an almost complete state first, with other Mirage F-1 models (EE, BE and M) to be added as development progresses. The Mirage F-1 […]

RDPresets Naples Airport – Official Trailer

RDPresets released their Naples Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator a few days ago. Here’s the official trailer. “Naples International Airport (IATA: NAP, ICAO: LIRN) is the international airport serving Naples and the Southern Italian region of Campania. According to 2019 data, the airport is the fifth-busiest airport in Italy and the first one in Southern […]

Just Flight Previews FS Traffic

Just Flight’s FS Traffic aims to create a “massively more immersive airport environment.” FS Traffic will add a vast variety of AI traffic into Microsoft Flight Simulator using real world flight plan data. Exploiting the greatly enhanced visuals of MSFS, FS Traffic will include all the latest aircraft types like the A220 and feature high […]

Orbx Announces South America Mesh for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx has announced that they will soon be bringing South America Mesh to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Like their New Zealand mesh product released a few months ago, this will transform the whole of South America with improved mesh resolution. That improved mesh resolution will bring the Andes Mountain Range to 10 meters/pixel, whilst the rest […]

FlyByWire A380X Cockpit Previews

It’s been a while since we’ve last heard or seen anything from FlyByWire Simulations’ upcoming Airbus A380X. Luckily, the team decided to break the silence with some previews over on their Discord channel. The previews are close-up shots from the flight deck. One of the shots shows the MCP bar, used to control the autopilot […]

Virtual-Fly Announces SWITCHO Suite of Products for Flight Simulators

Virtual-Fly, known for its high-quality yokes, throttles and other flight simulation hardware, has announced a new product series. The SWITCHO Family of products is a modular set of components that allows the flight sim enthusiast to create a modern home cockpit designed around their specific needs. The SWITCHO Family starts today with 5 very different […]

Boundless Releases Swansea Airport for XPL

Located just outside of Swansea in Wales, this small airport is a great place to take to the skies for some VFR practice. Boundless has developed and released Swansea Airport (EGFH) for X-Plane 11 and it can now be yours. Boundless’ developer Ally has faithfully recreated the airport based on real-world visits to the airport. […]

Burning Blue Design Announces Goodwood Aerodrome

Following on the release of their Rochester Airport, Burning Blue Designs has announced their next scenery: Goodwood Aerodrome (EHGR). According to the announcement post, the team has taken over a thousand reference images of the airport, and development is now “well under way”, though the team did say that the development is still in very […]

RDPresets Releases Naples Airport

Developer RDPresets has committed to their release date timeframes and released Naples Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Naples Airport (LIRN) is one of the busiest in Italy, seeing over 4.6 million passengers pass through it each year. The airport serves as a base for easyJet, Ryanair, Volotea and others whilst also seeing daily flights from […]

iniScene Releases Hooper Heliport 58CA for MSFS

Teased in iniBuilds July Dev Update, iniScene has released Hooper Heliport (58CA) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Hooper Heliport is used exclusively by the 16 helicopters patrolling the city for the Los Angeles Police Department. With the popularity gained by some helicopter add-ons currently available for the simulator, as well as the upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition […]

Aeroplane Heaven announces Globe Swift for MSFS

Just a few weeks after the release of their de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Aeroplane Heaven has announced their latest aircraft for the sim. The Globe Swift will be coming “swiftly” to MSFS, with the announcement coming from their Facebook page. The Globe Swift is a two-seat light monoplane taking to […]

RDPresets Reveals LIRN Naples Release Date

Serving Southern Italy, 115 miles South West of Rome, lies the country’s fifth busiest airport Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli, LIRN. In a short Facebook post, RDPresets has announced that their LIRN Naples, Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli project for MSFS will release on the 20th of July. Whilst a feature list or price has not yet […]

Watch Orbx and Laminar Research Talk X-Plane 12 in this LIVE Interview

Orbx and Laminar Research are taking to the airwaves very soon to talk about the future of X-Plane. 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 and find out more about what it takes to […]

iniScene Releases London Heathrow V2

iniScene has released version 2 of their popular London Heathrow (EGLL) scenery. Upon initial release of version 1, there was a bit of criticism from the community about the lack of certain features and the performance. Although the iniScene team has since then issued numerous updates to the scenery in order to solve some of […]

Aerosoft Releases Airport Exeter International

Aerosoft has released Airport Exeter International for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Exeter Airport (formerly Exeter Intl. Airport, EGTE) serves the regions of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset in the south-west of the United Kingdom. Exeter Airport opened in 1937. It was an important airport during the Second World War, with the USAAF using the airport for […]

FlyingIron Simulations Further Previews F6F Hellcat

FlyingIron Simulations already briefly previewed their upcoming F6F Hellcat a few weeks ago, alongside a statement regarding its carrier capabilities. Now the developer has shared a few more previews of the warbird over on their Discord. The previews show the plane operating from a carrier, complete with assisting crew, from what appears to be the […]

Aerosoft Aircraft Twin Otter Updated

Aerosoft has issued a small update for their Twin Otter. Version has an adjusted elevator down sensitivity, adjusted center of gravity, decreased inertia values and a reduced spoiler effect to simulate prop drag. The update is available right now through your Aerosoft account. Aerosoft released the Twin Otter earlier this year. It is available […]

Pilot Plus Releases London Biggin Hill

Pilot Plus has released their rendition of London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB). The airport was opened during the First World War as a base for the Royal Flying Corps. However, the airport is actually best known for its role during the Second World War, and the Battle of Britain in particular. The airport was fully […]

PMDG Updates 737-700 for MSFS

PMDG has issued an update for their Boeing 737-700 for MSFS. The update, going by version 3.00.0025, fixes several issues and bugs that have been found by the team or reported by members of the community. The changes are mostly small and relate to details, according to Robert Randazzo, who shared the announcement. The update […]

MK-Studios Releases Tenerife Airports for MSFS

MK-Studios has released Tenerife Airports, a scenery bundle featuring the two airports on the island of Tenerife. Tenerife North Airport (GCXO), also known as Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna Airport, or formerly Los Rodeos Airport, serves the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Tenerife South Airport (GCTS) serves the island of Tenerife as a whole. […]

LatinVFR Update on Baltimore-Washington Release

LatinVFR’s next airport release is slated to be Baltimore-Washington International Airport (KBWI). According to a post on their forum, Ricardo confirmed that the team expects to release the scenery sometime this month as it’s on its final stages of development. LatinVFR already released a number of high-detail sceneries covering large international airports and military airbases […]

FlightFactor Releases B767-400ER for XP11

X-Plane developer FlightFactor has released the Boeing 767-400ER for X-Plane 11. The unique Boeing wide-body jet entered service in 2000, stretching over 6 meters longer than its predecessor, the Boeing 767-300. Despite only being operated by United Airlines and Delta, the type has a range of 5,625 nautical miles, meaning the aircraft visits all corners […]

Review: Verticalsim KOMA – Omaha-Eppley Field for MSFS

Tom shows us Verticalsim’s Omaha-Eppley Field for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Omaha is located in the central United States in Nebraska along the border with Iowa. The airport primarily sees domestic US traffic from a variety of airlines. Video produced by: Tom’s Planes

FlyByWire A32NX Hydraulics and Aerodynamics Progress Video

As always, FlyByWire Simulations continue to make great progress on the development of their freeware Airbus A32NX for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Consistent with FlyByWire Simulations’ commitment to transparency surrounding their development progress, the team released an update video on their official YouTube channel, demonstrating the progress of their hydraulics simulation. The team has been working […]

Unboxing the Honeycomb Aeronautical Charlie Rudder Pedals and Alpha Flight Controls XPC

In this FSElite video, we are going to unbox both the Honeycomb Charlie Rudder Pedals and the Alpha Flight Controls XPC. You will also get your first look at the Xbox Hub that connects many of your controls now to the Xbox console. You can pre-order the Charlie Rudder Pedals now from Aerosoft for 310.92 […]

M’M Simulations Announces Parma Airport

With a small teaser on Facebook, scenery developer M’M Simulations has announced that they are working on Parma Airport (LIMP). The teaser does not yet show anything of the airport other than the apron. Parma Airport serves the town of Parma, and the larger region of Emilia-Romagna. This region is located in the north of […]

ST Simulations Announces Gazipasa-Alanya and Akureyri Airport

Scenery developer ST Simulations has announced two upcoming projects: Gazipasa-Alanya Airport (LTFG) and Akureyri Airport (BIAR). Gazipasa-Alanya looks to be progressing pretty well, with several previews of the terminal building, the ATC tower and several details that can be seen at the airport. The scenery will be available for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and according to […]

LatinVFR Releases A321neo for MSFS

By total surprise, LatinVFR has released an Airbus A321neo for MSFS. The developer has not previously announced to be working on such a project, and it marks their first entry into the business of aircraft add-ons. The package contains a total of four versions of the plane. Those being the LEAP and PW engine options […]

Fenix Simulations A320 Development Update

Over on their Discord, Fenix Simulations‘ Aamir has given a development update. The update covers some of the topics that the team is currently working on, and should become available in an upcoming update. The first topic mentioned by Aamir is a VNAV update. The current logic for creating the vertical path has been completely […]

Aeroplane Heaven updates Chipmunk for MSFS

Aeroplane Heaven has updated their de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk to version 1.50. The changelog includes VR updates and bug fixes. The new update can be downloaded from your account at your chosen vendor. If you do not own the Chipmunk yet you can purchase it directly from the Aeroplane Heaven website for $28.95. Alternatively, […]

iniBuilds July Dev Update

Over on their forums, iniBuilds’ own Ubaid has given a status update regarding their upcoming projects. Starting off with the Airbus A310 for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which was announced in Microsoft’s recent Games Showcase. The previews that we’ve seen thus far have mainly focussed on the plane’s exterior, so the team is this time sharing […]

TropicalGroup announces Cayenne Felix Éboué Airport for MSFS

Scenery developer TropicalGroup has taken to their forums to announce that they are working on Cayenne Felix Éboué (SOCA) for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Located 8 miles southwest of French Guiana’s capital of Cayenne, Felix Éboué is the main international airport for French Guiana. The airport offers numerous international and domestic routes and is served by […]

Burning Blue Design Releases Rochester Airport for MSFS

Rochester Airport comes to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator with Burning Blue Design’s latest release. Located in South East England on the periphery of London city, Rochester (ICAO code EGTO) has been an operational airfield since 1933 and boasts an impressive history for a grass strip airfield. Once home to the Short Brothers, the first […]

RDShade P3D Content Update 1 Released

RDPresets has released another update for their popular shader and tweaking tool, RDShade. Bigger than just bug fixes, this update is being called Content Update 1, and as the name suggests, brings new tweaks and processing filters to the tool as well as fixes to existing tweaks. RDPresets says users who bought the product directly […]

FS2Crew Leonardo Maddog X Edition for MSFS Updated

Virtual co-pilot developer FS2Crew has released an update to their Leonardo Maddog X Edition for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Version 1.1.5 brings mainly bug fixes but also includes two new European voice sets, French and Spanish. Both sets are spoken in English but with appropriate accents for added realism. For existing customers, the update can be […]

Brand New A2A Simulations Accu-Sim Comanche 250 for MSFS Previews

A2A Simulations has taken to their forum to show off some brand new screenshots of their Accu-Sim Comanche 250 in Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the forum post, Scott shared some alpha previews of the Comanche’s cockpit. These are taken directly from the simulator without any processing. Scott said in the forum post, “we are working […]

SimWorks Studios Updates us on their Dash 7 Development

SimWorks Studios announced that they were partnering with PILOT’S to bring the Dash 7 to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator back in February. Since then, development news has been pretty non-existent, but we now have a little more information to hand on the project. Progress appears to be going well from both sides. The exterior […]

Digital Flight Dynamics Updates us on Freeware A350 for MSFS

In a new video from Digital Flight Dynamics, we see how the team is progressing with their ambitious A350 freeware project. The new 10-minute video from the team, we learn about some of the improvements being made to the model for the Airbus aircraft. Throughout, the developers talk about the design process, how elements were […]

Aeroplane Heaven Updates Chipmunk

Aeroplane Heaven has had a busy time as of late. From the announcement they have been working with Microsoft on the new 40th Anniversary Edition to releasing the Chipmunk for the sim. The latest news from the aircraft development team is the fact they have updated their DH Canada Chipmunk to version 1.40. The changelog, […]

CloudSurf Asia Simulations is Bringing Mega Manila to MSFS

CloudSurf Asia Simulations has confirmed on Facebook that they are close to releasing Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the brief update, they shared a few screenshots highlighting the city both during the day and at night. Being the second-most populous city in the country, Manila is full of exciting […]

Roman Design Releases Oshawa Executive Airport

If you’re looking to explore a little more of Canada, then Roman Design has you covered with their new release of Oshawa Executive Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Located in the Greater Toronto Area, Oshawa Executive Airport (CYOO) is a busy general aviation airport. It is home to two schools, various fixed-based operation centres and […]

Jetstream Designs Releases its Italian Airports Bundle for MSFS

After showing off some previews earlier this week, Jetstream Designs has released its Italian Airports Bundle for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The bundle pack includes three airports: Palermo Airport (LICJ), Pantelleria Airport (LICG) and Lampedusa Airport (LICD). Each of the three Italian airports has been designed to a high level of detail with PBR texturing, accurate […]

Volanta Receives a New Update Focusing on Speed, Imports and More

Volanta, a free flight tracking and community tool, has just been updated to version 1.3. The all-new version focuses on new ways to import your flights, the ability to tag flights and be faster overall. One of the most-requested features finally makes an appearance with Volanta 1.3; the ability to import as CSV file. If […]

Easter Island by WTFlightSim is Coming Soon to MSFS

WTFlightSim, the developer behind Prepar3D’s Phuket Airport, has been sharing images for his upcoming first release on Microsoft Flight Simulator. Easter Island is one of the most remote parts of the world and WTFlightSim is bringing the iconic island airport to MSFS. We can see from the work-in-progress screenshots that WTFlightSim will be including a […]

Milviz Gives a Brief Update on 737-200 for MSFS Development

Aircraft developer Milviz has given a brief update on how progress is coming with their 737-200 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The project itself was confirmed back in August 2020, but the team has been quiet on news from the classic aircraft. However, that has changed with some new information that has come to light. Over […]

X-Plane 12 Dev Deep Dive – Ep 7: UI, SDK & Third-Party Products

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 […]

FlyingIron Simulations Previews F6F Hellcat

FlyingIron Simulations announced their F6F Hellcat at the beginning of the year, but has since then remained quite tight-lipped about it. However, after the release of the Freeware Moving Aircraft Carrier, one of the developers couldn’t help and post a few previews of the upcoming plane over on their Discord. The previews show the Hellcat […]

Freeware Moving Aircraft Carrier for MSFS

The Top Gun: Maverick DLC that was released a little over a month ago brought a lot of new features with it. One of these features is a mission that involves landing on a moving aircraft carrier. Though many had been waiting for this, there was some understandable disappointment when it turned out the carrier […]

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