New pics of FlightBeam KSFO HD


As posted on SimFlight this week there’s a very tasty looking HD rework of FlightBeams already excellent KSFO (San Francisco) in the pipeline. Pics look excellent, and makes for a great long-haul destination for Pacific simmers, and a wicked gateway airport to other domestic USA locations…

Many simmers who own the current version 2 of KSFO San Francisco by FlightBeam Studios are dreaming of the same design quality in their Californian airport like the last products they released. The upcoming KSFO HD will be go even beyond. The designers will introduce “crowd-source”, a new optional feature that bring 3D passengers with very little performance impact.

Simwings Heathrow release imminent


As a long distance destination for Pacific Airlines (AirNZ and Qantas included) Heathrow is one of those mega airports you just have to splash out on at some stage. For some time we’ve had the excellent offering from UK2000 which has recently had a major update, and now we’re spoilt for choice with the soon to be release SimWings Heathrow. The word from SimWings developer Thorston…

Now we´re getting very close. Expect a release in one or two weeks. I hope it was worth waiting :)

follow the thread here

Singapore Airlines flying A380 to Auckland


This will be popular with Auckland spotters no doubt :) Singapore are to replace their existing 777 services with A380s from October, joining Emirates on the far west apron…

Singapore Airlines will fly the world’s largest aircraft on the Singapore-Auckland route from late October, it announced today. The 471-seat A380 will be deployed daily on flight SQ285, departing Singapore at 2050hrs and arriving in Auckland at 1145hrs the following day.

see: Yahoo article

Tokyo International Airport v2 from TechnoBrain


Japanese destinations are always welcome by the long haul pacific simmers, sadly many of the Japanese titles are very expensive which is why I haven’t personally splashed out on too many. As reported on SimFlight last week, Japanese developer Technobrain has a new v2 update of their Tokyo product for FSX in the works. You’ll need to use GoogleTranslate to make any sense of the detail on their product page. There are a bunch of before and after shots and the detail looks ok but not quite up to the high standard we’re starting to expect from payware these days.

Adelaide International X v2.0 (YPAD) for FSX/P3D


AusScene have released an update for their Scenery addon for Adelaide Airport. Looks pretty tasty and a healthy list of changes in v2. For anyone in Oz or those doing trans-tasman legs this is another nice payware destination

Version 2.0 Now On Offer which includes these updates and improvements:

Redesigned detailed Terminal, Redesigned detailed Aerobridges, High Resolution textures for the Terminal and erobridges, Animated Runway Guard Lights, New VAS Friendly Option, PAPI (RW23 and RW05) accurate representation, Adjusted PAPI RW12 and RW30, Added displaced threshold RW05, Adjusted taxiway light size, Tower view changed to new tower, Various improved textures, Optimised VAS Performance, Adjusted Taxiway Signs, Updated AFCAD

see the product page at PCAviator

Ayers Rock X from Aerosoft


Simmers in Australia really are spoilt for choice these days. Most of the major airports have payware scenery coverage, much of it to a very high commercial quality. Now Ayers Rock has a second option with this lovely looking payware release from Aerosoft for FSX and P3D. At this price ($13us) I’m going in …

Fly to Australia`s most recognizable natural landmark, the large sandstone rock formation also known as Ayers Rock or Uluru. You can land at Connellan Airport (IATA: AYQ, ICAO: YAYE) a neat airport suitable for jets up to the Boeing 737-800. It handles around 300.000 passengers a year which mainly stay at the “city” of Ulara also featured in this scenery.

see the product page for details

KLAX AFCAD tweak for FSDT scenery


If you’re running the awesome FSDreamTeam Los Angeles for your long haul trans Pacific destinations, you might want to take a look at this AFCAD tweak from Sebastian Szucs that he’s just posted at Avsim. Apparently corrects a few parking codes/locations.

This is an AFCAD update for FsDreamteam’s Los Angeles International Airport. I have reworked the original AFCAD, so that all airlines should use the appropriate gates now, especially at the TBIT.