Google’s Project Wing


Although I don’t really see the attraction of flying a drone model in the sim (despite the obvious irony that we are effectively remote flying in the Sim anyway) there’s been a pretty interesting reveal from Google this week that they have an Amazon like delivery drone program already underway, in fact it’s been in action for two years in Australia. Wonder if this will appear in the virtual aircraft hangars any time soon?

For two years, Google has quietly been developing autonomous flying vehicles that can be used to deliver packages for disaster relief or for commerce purposes, the company revealed Thursday…¬†Prototypes have already been built and tested delivering packages to remote farms in Queensland, Australia. The country was chosen because of its more open rules about drone use, the BBC said. Farmers there received candy bars, dog treats, cattle vaccines, water, and radios.

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