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    • Cameron
      FlyTampa has released their highly anticipated rendition of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. Schiphol is renowned as the world's third busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic, with an impressive annual volume of 70 million passengers (as of 2021), making it the third busiest airport in Europe as well.
      As a major hub, Schiphol serves a variety of prominent airlines including Corendon Dutch Airlines, KLM, KLM Cargo, KLM Cityhopper, Transavia, TUI fly Netherlands, and Martinair. Additionally, it serves as a base for easyJet. With its extensive network, the airport provides connectivity to destinations around the world.
      FlyTampa's rendition of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol features an accurate and highly detailed representation of the airport. The scenery includes PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials, high-resolution ground textures with custom weather maps, meticulously crafted surrounding scenery with numerous custom buildings, tridimensional terrain that accurately incorporates tunnels and bridges, surrounding photoscenery, animated apron and local road traffic, dynamic lighting for enhanced realism, animated jetways, and VDGS (Visual Docking Guidance System), which requires the SAM (Scenery Animation Manager) plugin.
      To acquire the scenery, you can visit FlyTampa's website, where it is available for purchase at a price of $28.00. The installation requires a minimum of 3.78 GB of free disk space.

    • Cameron
      Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have recently released the ALPS UHD package for X-Plane 12. This package covers a vast alpine area spanning 8000 square kilometers, situated between Italy, France, and Switzerland. It includes four main packages: Eiger Park, Matterhorn Park, Aosta, and Mont Blanc, along with the prominent peaks of the Alps.
      Each package within the ALPS UHD collection offers an accurate reconstruction of the area using 3D models and photographic textures. The major cities and towns are represented with custom building placement, including churches, stations, monuments, public buildings, and houses that match the local architectural style. Additionally, the package includes the main airports, airfields, and heliports found in the region, totaling 5 main airports, 15 airfields, and 46 heliports, each featuring their unique characteristics.
      The ALPS UHD package is available for purchase on the X-Plane.Org Store. It is currently priced at $49.95, with a 17% discount from the regular price of $59.95. To install the package, a minimum of 3.3 GB of free disk space is required.

    • Cameron
      Sierrasim Simulation has recently released their rendition of Antonio Nariño Airport (SKPS) for X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. Located in Chachagüí, Colombia, and serving the city of Pasto, this airport is commonly known as Pasto Airport. It is situated on a plateau, featuring a tabletop runway with an elevation of 5,951 feet and a runway length of only 2,312 meters. The airport is notorious for having one of the trickiest approaches in Colombia, often affected by crosswinds that can render takeoffs and arrivals impossible and unsafe, particularly in August.
      The airport is frequented by airlines such as Avianca, Latam Colombia, EasyFly, and Viva Air Colombia. Avianca and Latam Colombia operate routes to Bogotá and Cali, while EasyFly offers flights to Cali, and Viva Air Colombia serves Cartagena and Medellín. The airport handles approximately 330,000 passengers annually, based on figures from 2019.
      Sierrasim Simulation's rendition of Antonio Nariño Airport features high-quality textures and models based on aerial imagery, photo-realistic Physically Based Rendering (PBR) textures for buildings and vehicles, orthophoto scenery, a sloped runway, and performance-focused optimization, among other features. It provides an immersive and realistic experience for X-Plane users interested in flying to and from this challenging airport.
      You can obtain it for $11.39 from SimMarket.

    • Cameron
      Toliss has released version 1.2 of their highly anticipated A340-600 for X-Plane. This update brings several new features and improvements to enhance the user's flight experience. One notable addition is the completion of the Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), which now allows users to communicate with Air Traffic Controllers via the Hoppie Network. The EFB also provides accurate performance data for takeoff and landing calculations.
      The interactive checklist on the EFB can be customized by modifying the XML files to suit individual preferences. Additionally, users can obtain METAR weather reports for any user-selectable airport directly through the EFB. Toliss has also focused on improving compatibility for Mac users, with native support added for Mac devices using the M1 chip, resulting in better performance when using the aircraft.
      If you're interested in flying the Toliss A340 for X-Plane, you can purchase it from the X-Plane.org Store. Currently, the product is on sale for $67.49, which is a 25% discount from the regular price of $89.99. Keep in mind that the sale is for a limited time, and once it ends, the price will return to $89.99.

    • Cameron
      Chudoba Design has recently released their rendition of Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (Otopeni) for both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. As Romania's busiest international airport, Otopeni is located north of Bucharest, which is a popular tourist destination known for its iconic landmarks.
      In 2019, the airport served well over 14 million passengers. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of passengers significantly decreased by nearly 60% in 2020. Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport offers a wide selection of airlines that operate flights throughout Europe and some parts of the Middle East and Asia. The airport features two parallel runways, each with a length of 3500 meters.
      The Chudoba Design scenery for Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport can be purchased from SimMarket for $16.99. To install the scenery in X-Plane, a minimum of 2GB of free disk space is required.

    • Cameron
      Orbx has recently announced their upcoming project, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (KDTW), for X-Plane 12. The development of this airport is being undertaken by a group of independent developers who have had exclusive access to real-world drawings and the airport itself for reference.
      Detroit Metropolitan Airport, with an average of 35 million passengers annually, is one of the busiest airports in the United States. It serves the city of Detroit, as well as Toledo (Ohio) and a portion of Ontario in Canada. The airport acts as a major hub for Delta Airlines, holding over 50% of the market share. Endeavor Air and Spirit Airlines follow with 12.95% and 11.69% market share, respectively. Detroit Metropolitan Airport serves as Delta Airlines' gateway to Asia for the eastern United States, offering frequent flights to destinations such as Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. Popular routes to Europe include Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt.
      The upcoming scenery for KDTW promises a comprehensive feature list, including detailed and accurate hangar interiors, custom mesh for both X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator, high-definition ground service equipment (GSE) and static elements with real-world liveries and vehicle types, toggleable hangar lighting effects (via the SAM plugin in X-Plane), openable hangar doors (via the SAM plugin in X-Plane), highly accurate terminal interiors, custom airport lighting, and custom SAM jetways for X-Plane.
      While specific release date and pricing details are not yet available, Orbx will likely provide updates in the future.

    • Cameron
      Xometry Design has released their highly detailed rendition of Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport (KOKC) for both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. Also known as Will Rogers World Airport, it serves as a civil-military airport and handles an average of 3.5 million passengers annually. The airport is named after Will Rogers, a local comedian who tragically passed away in 1935.
      KOKC is well-connected, with several major airlines serving the airport. These include Alaska, Allegiant, American Airlines (including American Eagle), Delta Airlines (including Delta Connection), Frontier, Southwest, and United Airlines (including United Express). Additionally, the airport accommodates cargo operations by FedEx, Martinaire, and UPS.
      Xometry Design's scenery package offers a highly detailed representation of Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport. It features high-resolution ground textures, custom SAM jetways and marshaller animations, disassembled aircraft parts scattered around the airport, realistic wear and tear on surfaces, and accurately placed custom buildings and clutter.
      If you're interested in experiencing the realism of Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport in X-Plane, you can purchase the scenery from the iniBuilds Store. The price is approximately $21.72, and the package requires a minimum of 4.32 GB of free disk space. The scenery is compatible with X-Plane versions 11.50 or higher, as well as X-Plane 12.00 or higher.

    • Cameron
      TearWearDesigns has released their rendition of Buffalo Niagara International Airport (KBUF) for X-Plane 12, and it is available as a free download. Serving the city of Buffalo, New York, as well as parts of Ontario, Canada, KBUF is the third busiest airport in the state, handling approximately 5 million passengers annually. With over 100 flights per day, it is served by major airlines such as American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.
      The scenery from TearWearDesigns includes various features to enhance the airport's realism. These features encompass three-dimensional grass, custom markings, weathered and worn textures around the airport, hand-placed night lighting, accurately modeled parking lots, high-resolution orthoimagery (ZL19), and customized terminal buildings, control tower, and hangars.
      If you're interested in exploring Buffalo Niagara International Airport in X-Plane 12, you can download the scenery for free from the X-Plane.Org website.

    • Cameron
      AKD Studios has released their highly anticipated GLF550 business jet for both X-Plane 11 and X-Plane 12. After two and a half years of development, the add-on is now available for users to enjoy. The GLF550, introduced in 2004, is primarily used by the USAF, US Navy, Israeli Air Force, and Netjets. It is a preferred private aircraft for many governments and armies worldwide, offering a capacity for 14-19 passengers and an impressive range of 12,500 km.
      The GLF550 add-on from AKD Studios offers a range of custom systems, including pressurization, oxygen, air conditioning, hydraulics, fuel, APU, and an auto flight suite. It also includes an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) with various functionalities such as ground service controls, performance calculator, refueling and load manager, avitab integration, checklists, and aircraft options. The cockpit is highly detailed, featuring three-dimensional switches and 4K PBR textures throughout.
      You can purchase the GLF550 on the X-Plane.Org Store for $31.95. The add-on requires at least 1 GB of free disk space for installation.

    • Cameron
      X-Codr has updated their Sedona Airport (KSEZ) scenery, ensuring compatibility with X-Plane 12 and introducing several new features to enhance the airport and its surroundings. The update includes improved textures, animated 3D grass and people, as well as hand-sculpted 3D rock formations in the surrounding valley.
      The revamp also incorporates detailed 3D interiors for most "feature buildings," providing a realistic and immersive experience. The scenery utilizes X-Plane 12's photometric PBR rendering engine, resulting in high-quality normal maps and realistic ground textures. Additionally, the airport features subtle grunge overlays, adding a natural and lifelike feel to the environment.
      The Sedona Airport scenery offers a living airport experience, with randomly wandering cars that occasionally drive up to the gate and park on the apron. It also includes animated 3D people, trees, grass, and shrubs, utilizing X-Plane 12's new forest system.
      The surroundings of Sedona Airport are enhanced with generic, regionally appropriate autogen for the surrounding valley, handcrafted rock formations, and low-poly landmarks. The scenery incorporates custom Ortho4XP Mesh and UHD Mesh V4 overlays.
      X-Codr has optimized the scenery for excellent performance, ensuring VR readiness and achieving a constant 60 fps on high-end systems with near-max settings.
      The updated Sedona Airport (KSEZ) scenery is available for purchase on the X-Plane.Org Store for $21.95. Existing owners of the X-Plane 11 version are eligible for a free update. The scenery requires at least 3GB of free disk space for installation.

    • Cameron
      VSKYLABS has released the all-new rendition of the F-19 Stealth Fighter for X-Plane 12, adding to the growing collection of military aircraft available in the next-generation simulator.
      In their efforts to recreate the 80s-era aircraft, VSKYLABS has gone beyond just replicating the exterior model and has also developed the systems and interior of the F-19 Stealth Fighter.
      The extensive feature list provided by the developers includes the replication of the aircraft's flight model using X-Plane 12's upgraded flight dynamics. Additionally, FMOD sounds have been incorporated, ensuring an immersive audio experience. The aircraft has been designed to be compatible with virtual reality (VR) and optimized for both VR and 2D usage.
      For more details and the complete feature list, you can visit the product page of the F-19 Stealth Fighter.

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