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      Santiago Butnaru, creator of the Santander scenery package, has released a new scenery package for New York's La Guardia airport for X-Plane 9. The scenery represents an effort to re-create the airport as it's seen today, including custom objects for the terminal, static aircraft, underlying imagery, and more.
      You can purchase La Guardia for $14.95, as well as check out more information on the product by checking out the product information page.

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      Scenery4XP, the creator of numerous well known custom scenery packages, has just released an update for their Canadian Rockies package. This brings the product up to version 1.30. The update introduces nine new airports to the scenery package, as well as many visual enhancements.
      More information on this scenery, how to purchase it, and a demo are available on the Scenery4XP website.

    • X-Pilot
      Flight simulator enthusiasts from both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Sim world's have been anticipating the release of either Microsoft Flight or X-Plane 10 to evaluate which sim is going to be their going forward product of choice, however, a credible source to the popular "10 Minute Taxi" vlog has just come out with news that Microsoft Flight has been put on hold as they evaluate the profitability. This is especially of interest to Microsoft Flight Sim developers considering their future business strategy.
      You can listen to this announcement here.
      There is much speculation about this, and for the moment, X-Pilot does not have a clear, definitive answer from Microsoft regarding this news.

    • X-Pilot
      Mac OS X users will be interested to know that FSWidgets has released the new Version 2.0 of GMap for X-Plane (free moving map powered by Google Maps), with a major update to both the EFB Edition and Windowed Edition. The update includes a complete rewrite of the mapping engine to Google Maps v3 API standards, with support for seamless Cloud Based aeronautical Charts and Nav Data. Both editions can be run locally or remotely on the Mac platform. GMap for X-Plane runs on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or 10.7 (Lion).

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      Khamsin and Arno, creators of the North American T-28 Trojan, have announced that a new livery will be on the way. They have previewed it on the Khamsin blog located here.
      There is said to be many secretive surprise updates and projects going on at the Khamsin blog, so check it out!

    • X-Pilot
      Carenado, creator of high quality general aviation aircraft, has announced their next project for X-Plane will be the Bonanza F33A.
      Carenado entered the X-Plane market more recently and has made great headway over the past year on bringing their Flight Simulator lineup over to X-Plane. You can view their current X-Plane lineup by going to their online store located here.
      Screenshots of Carenado's F33A project can be seen by going to their incoming products page.

    • X-Pilot
      Aerosoft, the company most known for large scale distribution in the MS Flight Sim market, has shown a sharp turn in the last few months with a move to come into the X-Plane market. As part of their continued commitment to X-Plane projects they have now announced they will be publishing the Robinson R22 helicopter by Dreamfoil Creations.
      More screenshots and info about this project can be seen by clicking here.

    • X-Pilot
      IXEG, the rather secretive and new group in X-Plane aircraft development, has just posted a new screenshot from within X-Plane showing their cockpit and texture work for their 737-300 Classic project. The group is said to be employed with years of experience in both aircraft development for flight sims and real world aviation consisting of a team of three programmers, multiple 3D artists, a renowned group of engineers, and cooperation from real world 737 pilots.
      You can view the new and rather impressive screenshot posted today by clicking here.
      If you happened to miss IXEG's initial introduction video you can view it below:


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