Featured News Articles


Orbx Updates EGHR, EGFF and EGKA for X-Plane
Posted: 21/01/2019 19:29:01


The updates for all three of these airports are rather minor according to the changelog. These updates bring along small bug fixes, adjustments to reflect the real-world airport, a ‘grass friction’ fix and more which can be viewed in the changelog at the end of this article.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


ShortFinal Design Munich (EDDM) Close to Release for X-Plane 11
Posted: 20/01/2019 13:16:15


A high-quality rendition of Munich Intl. Airport is something that many X-Plane simmers have been longing. Being the dominant hub that it is, with over 100 operating airlines and over 220 destinations, it is a prevalent spot for most simmers.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Aerosoft CRJ Service Pack 1a Released
Posted: 15/01/2019 17:34:22


Aerosoft has released a brand new update for their CRJ aircraft. The new service pack, version 1.2.3.0, also known as Service Pack 1a, includes a bunch of fixes for the FSX, FSX:SE, Prepar3D V3.4 and Prepar3D V4 versions.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Further Details On North American Orbx TrueEarth Regions
Posted: 13/01/2019 17:57:17


ORBX have announced further details about timings on North American and European regions pending authorisation to licence the Ortho images.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


X-Plane 11.30 Officially Released As Stable
Posted: 12/01/2019 10:53:40


Laminar Research has finally released X-Plane 11.30 as a stable platform for users to enjoy. After numerous beta testing periods and release candidate testing, the Release Candidate 3 (rc3) has been approved as the stable version of the simulator




Source Link:  Click for further information.


FMS NavData FIX for Zibo V3.31 z2 & X-Plane 11.26
Posted: 09/01/2019 13:53:15


Zibo V3.31 z2 does not work correctly with AIRAC 1901 and shows 'CORRUPTED NAVDATA' on the FMC. The link below provides a complete fix.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Radar Contact Turns To Freeware
Posted: 06/01/2019 16:02:12


Recently the team at JDTLLC gave notice on AVSIM (https://www.avsim.com/forums/topic/547732-radar-contact-and-jdtllc-in-transition/) that they have decided to step away from the business of supporting it. They have decided to go the same route as RealAir, for which they will give away their latest version of Radar Contact for free and a tool to generate keys for free as well. The Radar Contact application can be downloaded here (https://www.icloud.com/#iclouddrive/0pEpnc7H0Y7gmku1afLwZeElg) and the key generator can be downloaded here (https://www.icloud.com/#iclouddrive/0Oj5w3UuXoaNzav6270RPct9A).




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Meeting Cancelled - 6th January 2019
Posted: 05/01/2019 16:42:47


This it reported to that the heating system has failed at Maidenbower CC where we hold our monthly meetings. An engineer was called and after several hours he has been unable to fix it. The interior of the building is very cold and in the absence of our Chairman it has been decided to cancel the meeting. Please confirm to our Treasurer via email that you are aware of the situation. As an alternative, we will be running an online Commercial Jet route from 10:00 - 13:00.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


ORBX TrueEarth GB South P3D v4.4
Posted: 30/12/2018 13:37:04


ORBX TrueEarth GB South for P3D v4.4, showing screen shots from Wales. ORBX have confirmed that there will be no seasonal variations.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Duo Of Active Sky Updates From HiFi SimTech
Posted: 22/12/2018 16:42:51


HiFi SimTech aren’t slowing down with making sure their products are given updates based on the community’s feedback. Over the past couple of days, both Active Sky XP (ASXP) and Active Sky for Prepar3D V4 (ASP4) were given updates which brought new fixes and a few new features to the API.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Orbx 2019 Roadmap
Posted: 21/12/2018 13:30:59


Lots of excellent new products and cross-platform ports of current products. The list is long, so you will need to look through the post to find your simulation of choices updates.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Short Final Design Release Japan Pro Freeware For X-Plane 11
Posted: 20/12/2018 13:31:05


Short Final Design (also known as MisterX6) has released a brand new freeware project for the X-Plane community. As an early Christmas present to the community, Japan Pro features high quality autogen for the entire country, as well as enhanced renditions of both Tokyo and Naha (Okinawa). The freeware includes all of the features you would expect from a premium product including night lighting, high resolution textures and PBR texturing.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


X-Plane 11.30 Default Airport Update Teased
Posted: 17/12/2018 13:28:43


Laminar Research has recently previewed some of the upcoming updates to default scenery coming with X-Plane 11.30, courtesy of artists over at the X-Plane Gateway. The new airports make heavy use of X-Plane’s new scenery resources which are constantly being produced and updated. This update includes over one thousand three hundred airports with new or overall improved 3D scenery and textures.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Orbx Update On TrueEarth Ireland/Northern Ireland
Posted: 17/12/2018 13:24:24


Northern Ireland ortho imagery is on the way to Orbx which will actually be a part of the up and coming TE GB North rather than being standalone like the FTX region.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


HiFi SimTech Release Active Sky XP
Posted: 11/12/2018 08:23:06


HiFi SimTech has today released their highly anticipated Active Sky XP. The new edition of the popular weather engine is the first from the company for the X-Plane platform. HiFi have taken all the best bits from their weather engine for Prepar3D and designed a feature rich add-on for X-Plane users. This includes their active air effects, high-performance weather depiction and surface crosswind attenuation.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Aerosoft Updates Three X-Plane + AFS2 Add-Ons
Posted: 11/12/2018 08:21:20


Announced on their blog, Aerosoft has released minor updates for Airport Genoa XP, Airport Zurich v2 XP and Helgoland AFS2. We’ve compiled them all along with the corresponding changelogs into one post which can be viewed at the end.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Faroes4XPlane - a highly realistic recreation of the Faroe Islands
Posted: 07/12/2018 17:28:11


The scenery package for X-Plane 11 features a detailed terrain model with various texture sets for a realistic seasonal representation of the landscape, and includes the Vágar Airport (EKVG) and the eight helipads which are spread over the archipelago: Froðba (EKFA), Kirkja (EKKU), Klaksvík (EKKV), Mykines (EKMS), Skúvoy (EKSY), Stóra Dímun (EKSR), Svínoy (EKSO) and Tórshavn/Bodanes (EKTB).




Source Link:  Click for further information.


Aerosoft Airport Genoa (LIMJ) For X-Plane 11 Released
Posted: 06/12/2018 14:11:23


Airport Genoa brings this scenery to X-Plane, complete with a high-resolution aerial image covering 187 km² and a custom mesh to accurately render the special runway in the sea. The ground layout of the airport is just as detailed and realistic as the airport itself and the harbour of Genoa that feature numerous custom objects. Animated jetways at the airport and ship animations on the Ligurian Sea bring this scenery to life, while the accurately rendered lighting makes the airport shine at night.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


GFSG Annual Christmas Meal
Posted: 03/12/2018 14:12:40


There were 28 out of our 51 membership who attended the meal. A few glasses of cheer and a blow out meal made for a very enjoyable time.




Source Link:  Click for further information.


ORBX Release EGFF Cardiff Airport for X-Plane 11
Posted: 29/11/2018 13:13:47


EGFF Cardiff International is the busiest airport in Wales - This product is discounted by 40% with the Cross-platform Product Discount.




Source Link:  Click for further information.