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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1710

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on September 14th, 2017. Let’s give some background information about the AIRAC Cycle.

The AIRAC cycle was adopted in 1964 and further improved over the years. Key are the worldwide effective dates with 28 days intervals (e.g. 4 August 2005, 1 September 2005, 29 September 2005, …). Effective days are always on a Thursday. It may look indeed like a long period, 28 days, or even 56, but it should be understood that aeronautical information changes, mostly published through so called AIRAC Amendments.

Back to our Navigraph Cycle 1710, effective from September 14th. By following this link you reach the download section of Navigraph.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1710

Aerosoft released on September 14th a new AIRAC Cycle 1710 for their NavDataPro.

For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft web page.

Scottish Highlands Holiday

Hey all,

This thumbnail attached to this new post could be every where, right? It could be the Canadian East coastline, of in Iceland, Ireland, or perhaps in Schotland ….. the Highlands?

Yes, that’s it! It’s a photo taken in the harbour of Thurso, one of the few villages in the northern part of the Scottish mainland. Actually, it is the largest village in the northern part of the Highlands. That said, we’re out for a couple of weeks to visit for the next time the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Soon we will take the ferry to Hull, drive to Glasgow, via Fort William to the Isle of Sky, then via Ullapool to Thurso and via Edinburgh back to Hull.

Since Schotland offers free Internet, I’ll try to keep X-Plained.com up-to-date. Hopefully I’m also able to publish some reviews from my reviewers. We’ll see since it all depends on the weather if I can do something. Thurso is known, although it lies in the far north of Scotland, for it’s relatively warm climate. For now, comments and/or suggestions are welcome. See or speak you soon!

Greetings,
Angelique van Campen

XPFR “Paris Le Bourget”

We’re pleased to inform you that XPFR (Association of French-Speaking Creators) has published their Paris Le Bourget for X-Plane 11.

But the good news is that this airport is not only for X-Plane 11, but also useable with X-Plane 10.51. According to XPFR “Starting from an Amerrir creation for XP 8/9. This scenery has been deeply modified for XP 10/11 with the original author autorisation. Many building added or modified in order to be as close as possible of today LFPB. Also added all the “Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace” aircrafts collection presented outdoor and in “Dugny” MAE reserves. + many new statics business jets sutch as the Dassault Falcon5X, Cessna Citation 700, Gulfstream G500…”

And XPFR continues for X-Plane 11 users “Read “IMPORTANT_XP11.txt” included in the pack”

Is it worth it?
Of course it is when you know XPFR. When you’re new to XPFR, then you must try it. More information can be found at the dedicated XPFR Le Bourget web page.

Rising Dawn Studio “KHAF” Released

We’re pleased to offer you some screenshots and background information of KHAF or better known as Half Moon Bay Airport (Eddie Andreini Field). The airport comes from Rising Dawn Studios, and is created by Peter Suranyi.

According to Peter “Half Moon Bay has a special significance to me, and I wanted to make this airport since a long time. The significance comes from the fact that this was the default start ing airport for the (in my opinion) most forward looking home flight simulator ever, Flight Unlimited II by the now defunct Looking Glass Studios.

The main highlights of the airport:

  • a customizable hangar for the users aircraft (see customization options later)
  • three-dimensional, animated trees, which sway according to the current wind speed at the ground
  • animated powerlines (see customization options later)
  • night mode on the terminal building – shutters at night, open/closed signs, depending on the time of day and an animated neon sign
  • ultra detailed pavement and runway markings
  • ultra realistic pavement reflections (X-plane 11 only)
  • baked in ambient-occlusion effects
  • realistic grass, with customizable density (see customization options later)
  • runway signs that light up the ground at night
  • street lighting that casts a more realistic level of light on the ground

Peter continues “This beautiful area is just 18 miles (30 km) from downtown San Francisco, and 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Silicon Valley. San Francisco International Airport with its large controlled airspace is just around the corner, 10 miles away. Following are some
interesting areas around the airport:

  • The industrial-commercial area of Princeton, with open-air car and boat dealerships
  • Pacifico Hotel and its surrounding sister-buildings
  • Pillar Point Harbor, with a plethora of ships and boats (some of them animated)
  • Pillar Ridge (a manufactured home community adjacent to the airport)
  • Point Pillar Air Force Station (a remote telemetry site of Vandenberg Air Force Base,
  • tasked to track and to monitor ballistic missiles – overflying is prohibited)

But there’s so much more to explore. More information and buying details can be found at the dedicated X-Plane.Org webpage.

Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1709

Aerosoft released on August 17th a new AIRAC Cycle 1709 for their NavDataPro.

For operationally significant changes in information, the cycle known as the AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) cycle is used: revisions are produced every 56 days (double AIRAC cycle) or every 28 days (single AIRAC cycle).

NavDataPro users are now able to download and install the datasets for X-Plane. NavDataPro is our new update service for navigational data used by various simulatorsWith this service flight sim pilots will always get up-to-date navdata for flight planning and in flight use.

More information can be found at the dedicated Aerosoft web page.

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