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JustSim Klagenfurt Airport

Flying to Klagenfurt from Ireland is not a long flight and that’s what our reviewer Jude Bradley had in mind … visiting JustSim Klagenfurt Airport and city (LOWK). According to Jude “Although this is a small airport, with little flights in reality, there are quite a few gems here and theres’ so much more. You can read Jude’s review via this link.

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Take Command! IXEG 737 Classic

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley takes a dive into the world of the IXEG Boeing 737 Classic. According to Jude “I cannot be but blown away by how smooth this aircraft is, the knobs and buttons move flawlessly and the framerates are excellent. The immersion factor is superb on this model and it’s the Gold Standard in X-Plane at this time.” But Jude has to say so much more. Therefore you must read his comprehensive review at X-Plained.
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Part I of the PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster

There’s a lot to write about the PMDG Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster. I’ve decided to split my Cloudmaster impression in two parts. Today I’m pleased to present to your part I of the in-depth look / feel of the PMDG DC-6A/B. Check out our comprehensive part I PMDG Cloudmaster impression.
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Pullmann-Moscow Regional

Angelique van Campen visits Pullmann-Moscow Regional Airport (KPUW) and takes a closer look how it’s all made. Impressive, wow, good looking … these are some of the words she has when thoroughly inspected this regional airport, including the city of Pullman and 60 km2 ortho-photo ground textures. Check out her KPUW impressions.
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Douglas DC-8-61 Belga Livery

Another surprise for you … it’s an exclusive Belga painting for the Douglas DC-8-61 and besides that, Marc included modified cabin / cockpit and service equipment texture files. Curious how this painting looks like? Check out this exclusive screenshot link and only for registered users, the Belga DC-8-61 package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richmond International Airport

Marc Leydecker, yes, you know Marc a.k.a Belga12345 and for me, the SketchUp guru responsible for other great airport projects. Marc is pleased to inform you that, finally, his creation of the Richmond International Airport (KRIC) is ready and being released via X-Plane.Org. Your personal reporter Angelique has tried to find out all the ins and outs of KRIC. You can read her in-depth impression via this link.
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Carenado TBM850 G1000

Rick Verhoog, our Carenado/Alabeo G1000 review specialist, is pleased to offer you an in-depth review of the Carenado TBM850 G1000. The TBM850 may not be as well-known as some of Carenado’s other creations, but it certainly is a welcome addition to the roster of X-Plane General Aviation aircraft. But Rick has so much more to tell. Therefore, I encourage you to read Rick’s comprehensive review.
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ZonePhoto ... the ZL16 Photo Real Scenery

I felt I needed to write a short impression about photo-real sceneries. A perfect alternative are the packages from ZonePhoto. Although a ZL16 packages aren’t of the same quality as ZL17, it’s still a nearly perfect alternative to download, implement and explore you own flying area in X-Plane 10 scenery. At the end of this short impression, you’ll be amazed that it was worth the downloading. Read Angelique’s impression at X-Plained.
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Dallas Fort Worth – American’s Country

Jude Bradley sees many challenges in Tom Curtis his Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (KDFW). According to Jude “Tom has paid major attention to detail with this product, and all types of aviation are catered for here. Whether you are a GA, Freight-Dog or Passenger Hauler, there is something in this airport for you.” Check out his in-depth KDFW review.
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vFlyteair Piper Cherokee 140

What will it be this time …. the vFlyteAir Piper Cherokee PA28-140 Series. Oops, that’s and old, almost historical aircraft, but it must be said, it’s very well modeled and flies like an angel. If it flies like an angel and if it’s well modeled, that’s the task of Angelique van Campen who tries to find out all the ins and outs of this old-fashioned vFlyteAir GA aircraft. I would say … time to check out Angelique’s in-depth Cherokee 140 impressions.
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Wow, that's the PMDG DC-6B AA

While busy with my PMDG Douglas DC-6A/B review/impression, I’m flying on a regular to test out the system, aircraft behaviour and so on. Some of these flights are more or less VFR based so no further navigation is needed while other flights are using Garmin GNS equipment. Whatever I go for, I thought it would be a nice idea to offer you some screenshots of this remarkable PMDG aircraft. Check out these exclusive screenshots.
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Arturo Merino Benitez Airport

From the makers of Virtual design 3D, and presented to you by Aerosoft and ASN X-Plane, I’m pleased to offer you an inside look in the recent released international airport Arturo Merino Benitez (SCEL). I think this quick look with some thoughts and compliments should give you an idea of the well modelled airport of Santiago. You can read all about Angelique’s findings via this impression link.

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vFlyteAir Cirrus SR20

Angelique never heard of the Cirrus SR20, but this latest model from vFlyteAir got my attention. According to Angelique “What else can we say about the latest vFlyteAir Cirrus SR20 X-Plane 10 model? Quite simply – extraordinary 3D aircraft modeling. It’s really 3D modeling at a high level. Nice talk, but now back to reality .. how is it? You can read all about it via this in-depth impression link.
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Douglas DC-8-61 NAPS Livery

Simmers who are NAPS (North Atlantic & Pacific Sceneries) airport enthousiasts and also own the Douglas DC-8 Series from Michael Wilson, for those we’re pleased to offer you an exclusive NAPS painting from Marc Leydecker. Curious how it looks like? Then check out this screenshot link and of course, only for registered users, the NAPS DC-8-61 package. For the package, log in and go to the downloads livery menu item.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alabeo PA32R Saratoga II TC

Do I like the Saratoga II TC model or do I prefer the older Carenado Saratoga SP? Without doubts I would go for this one. The 3D cockpit is nicely modeled, looking good with not too much weathering although the throttle stand has some scratches. But there’s so much more then I like it, and it’s worth it. You can read here comprehensive impression via this link. Enjoy!
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Flight Factor/StepToSky 767-300ER

Rick Verhoog takes a closer look, no, he’s taking a in-depth inspection in the Flight Factor/StepToSky Boeing 767-300ER Series. It’s amazing and you will not regret it if you’re not set against Flight Factor/StepToSky. Yes, it may possess some features that you may dislike, but these can all be circumvented, and they don’t take away from the amazing core of the 767-300ER. Curious what Rick has to say more? Read Rick’s comprehensive review via this link.
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Nimbus “Chicago O’Hare”

Our dedicated reviewer Jude Bradley flew to KORD or better known as Chicago O’Hare Airport to check out the modelled airport from Nimbus. According to Jude “It fills a gap in the market for mid-U.S Sceneries. It’s well worth the price. The performance is very good even taking into account the aircraft I tested this with. In short, this is a good airport and yes, I would definitely recommend it.” Curious? Via this review link you can read all about it.
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I Love MCR

Attention … attention …. on special request … brought back to life, the impressive airport design from the Icarus Development team … Manchester Airport. Staff reviewer and reviews editor Jude Bradley flies from his home town to Manchester Airport and it seems he’s quite happy with the end result. And “Although not a large airport by international standards, it’s still a great addition to the X-Plane family and well worth the purchase.” You can read all about Jude’s review. Want to see more screenshots? Check out this I Love MCR.
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X-Crafts Embraer E-175

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen is enthusiastic when it comes to the X-Crafts Embraer E175. There’s a lot to explore, so I invite you to check out here comprehensive impression of this medium size aircraft. It’s very well modelled with a lot of tiny details as wlel as that weathering is included to give it a realistic look and feel. You can read all about the impression via this link.
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Airfoillabs C172S SP

Your personal reporter Angelique had a thorough look into the Airfoillabs Cessna C172S SP. All together a complex impression of a relatively small GA aircraft. Therefore, I warn you; it’s an in-depth review with many items discussed. Check it out at X-Plained. Additional close-up in-flight screenshots can be found too.
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Rio de Janeiro-Galeão

Ever been to Rio de Janerio? Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen took a flight and flew to Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro-Galvão (SBGL). Why? To check out the modelled replica from X-Plane developer Richard G. Nunes. And …. was it worth the long oversees flight? You can read Angelique’s comprehensive impression here at X-Plained. Enjoy!
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Alabeo Titan C404 Ambassador

When Angelique says “Cessna Titan 404”, I could mean old and rusty or not? Let me refresh your memory a little bit …. the Cessna 404 was a development of the Cessna 402 with an enlarged vertical tail and other changes. This question and the belonging answer and much more can be found in this comprehensive review published for you at ASN X-Plane.
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Lotnisko Chopina

A day at EPWA … any idea which airport this is? When you’re a Polish simmer, you probably know which airport I mean, otherwise there’s a big chance you don’t have a clue! But that will change after you’ve taken the time to read this comprehensive Drzewiecki Design Chopin International Airport impression. No more words needed. Just follow this impression link.
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Navigraph News

We're pleased to inform you about the following Navigraph news. Charts iPad Limited Beta Charts for iPad is now ready for beta testing. We can't do an open beta due to Apple's restrictions. Instead we are doing a limited beta for 1,500 participants (first come, first...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1708

Aerosoft released on July 20th a new AIRAC Cycle 1708 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...

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Zone Photo Goes USA

Zone Photo .... who isn't aware of this French site that offers already for a while ZL16 (Zoom Level) photo-real tiles from Europe, but some time ago they added to US state Florida to it. Very handy when you own all the airports from Freddy DE Pues. Not sure of they...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1708

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on July 20th, 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...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1707

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on June 22nd, 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...

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PA34 Seneca V Updated for X-Plane 11

We from X-Plained.Com are pleased to share with you the following news from Carenado in respect to free updated aircraft for X-Plane 11. According to Carenado "As we promised, all the X-Plane aircraft released in the past 6 months will be freely updated to X-Plane 11,...

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Update of PPLibrary v1.2

UPDATE May 30rd: PPLibrary version 1.2 Updated ..... We're at X-Plained.com are pleased to host By hdw aka Dieter his "PPlibrary" version 1.2. It's another chance to offer something to the airport developers, just in case they decide to add this library in their...

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e-Newsletter Issue 11 Published

My dear readers .... First of all ... many thanks to all X-Plane simmers who registered since our previous Easter e-Newsletter for X-Plained.Com. Since you did, you're now receiving this e-newsletter. XPFR Since Easter, a lot has happened and a lot is coming. This...

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Navigraph News

We're pleased to inform you about the following Navigraph news. Charts iPad Limited Beta Charts for iPad is now ready for beta testing. We can't do an open beta due to Apple's restrictions. Instead we are doing a limited beta for 1,500 participants (first come, first...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1708

Aerosoft released on July 20th a new AIRAC Cycle 1708 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...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1708

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on July 20th, 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...

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Zone Photo Goes USA

Zone Photo .... who isn't aware of this French site that offers already for a while ZL16 (Zoom Level) photo-real tiles from Europe, but some time ago they added to US state Florida to it. Very handy when you own all the airports from Freddy DE Pues. Not sure of they...

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Airfoillabs C172SP Review

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen goes back to her GA roots; exploring, flying and testing the Airfoillabs Cessna C172SP Skyhawk. She rents this X-Plane 10.51 and X-Plane 11 model at KJGG and makes a IFR flight from EHBK to ELLX. By the way; her overall...

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Aerobask Antares 20E Review

Looking for a great glider and looking for an adventure with the Lange Aviation Antares 20E from Aerobask? If you like gliding with the possibility to use the onboard motor, then this Aerobask Antares 20E is a great model. Together with the thermal plugin from Alex...

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Alabeo Staggerwing Review

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen dives this time in the Alabeo Staggerwing. It's not one of the latest Alabeo aerobatic aircraft models, neither less, it's still worth to check it out, also because of the aerobatic flight dynamics. The current version 3.2...

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Review Drzewiecki Design LUKK

We're at X-Plained.Com are pleased to inform you that Jude Bradley visited the airport of Chișinău (LUKK), modeled by Drzewiecki Design. According to Jude "Drzewiecki Design are no strangers to X-Plane, having successfully ported most of their products from FSX/P3D....

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Review Montpellier Airport by XPFR

Your personal reporter Angelique flies to the XPFR created X-Plane 10 airport of Montpellier. Is it fun, is it worth the download, is it worth to add ZonePhoto photo-real ground textures around it, is it ..... Oh, so many question, and one simple answer ... read the...

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Freeware Hawaiian Hopping (Part II)

As promised, part II of the Hawaiian island hopping flight adventure. Reviewer Angelique van Campen takes you on this second part of her virtual Hawaiian trip. After a break at Kahului International Airport (PHOG), it’s time to move on to her final destination; Hilo...

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Review “Saitek X52 Pro”

The Saitek X52 Pro or should we say Logitech X52 Pro .... no, let's keep it for the moment with Saitek. Saitek was never good in supporting X-Plane, but that's changed already a while ago although Mac is officially not supported with drivers and/or software. Neither...

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xEnviro, the Impression

I never thought I will make it, a comprehensive review/impression of xEnviro, the Ultimate Environment Engine. This was really a complex review/impression because it’s not always something that can be compared or can be seen. I don’t matter that I highlighted some...

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A Look into “EFB for Mac”

This impression has everything to do with FSWidgets EFB for Mac, a “remote map” visualization app and much more then that. And yes, another program developed by FSWidgets. Angelique concludes with "To me, EFB for Mac offers a realistic EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) to...

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A.T.S. Simulations MD82 on Approach

On behalf of A.T.S. (Aircraft Training Solutions), we’re at X-Plained are pleased to inform you about a brand new add-on X-Plane 10 aircraft. And this is not just an add-on, but more then that. Oops, almost forgotten … check out our exclusive screenshots, but...

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FunnerFlight KLAX v2 Impression

On behalf of Jeff from FunnerFlight, Jeff would like to show you all the ins and outs of his recent released KLAX (Los Angeles International Airport) v2. For those who missed it, a while ago this massive airport has been updated/renewed and with success. Although...

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El Hierro … ZL19 … Amazing

The SpainUHD El Hierro ZL18/ZL19 installation is simple and straightforward, and the result is what they call ... gorgeous ... stunning or whatever you can imagine. ZL19 ortho package is really awesome to see and to fly over. Yes, it's only El Hierro which isn't a big...

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Hold Advisor by Alan Wright

We proudly present to you from Alan Wright (Teignmouth) his “hold advisor” ….. a quick and easy means of obtaining the correct join path to fly to enter a hold. You always wanted to fly the perfect holding? From now on this is possible with the “Holding Pattern...

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Belga12345 refreshed Saitek FIPs

We’re pleased to offer you, on behalf of Marc Leydecker aka Belga12345, his remodelled, renewed, refreshing Saitek FIP (Flight Instrument Panel(s). At X-Plained we’re exited about what Marc did. Yes, we all know Marc from his gorgeous airports, and once and a while...

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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface Part 2

At X-Plained.com we're pleased to offer you part 2 of Marc Leydecker (Belga12345) his Saitek FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) adventure. This time Marc. Starts with "A picture tells a thousand words …. The screenshots used in this part2 tutorial are of a Bendix King...

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Roger2009 “DC-9-30 Series”

Good old workhorse, the Douglas DC-9-30 Series. Angelique van Campen explores Roger2009 his Dc-9-30 Series. Although I've written a while ago this product story, I found it worth to pinpoint it again on the highlight X-Plained list. Ah! The good old days of the...

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SpainUHD Part I “Menorca Impression”

SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. The performance is very similar to SimHeaven scenarios, but the...

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Interesting Stuff


X-Plane 11 Presentation – Part I

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the next version of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.

Watch X-Plane’s Presentation from Cosford.
If you weren’t able to attend Flight Sim 2016 in Cosford over the weekend, you can still catch the presentation that Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane, and Ben Supnik, lead developer, gave at the conference.

X-Plane 11 Presentation – Part II

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the next version of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.

Watch X-Plane’s Presentation from Cosford.
And with this second YouTube movie the X-Plane 11 story continues. With a wealth of information, Austin and Ben try to offer the audience the latest information about X-Plane, but above all, what you, me and all others can expect from X-Plane 11. Enjoy part II.

JARDesign DeLuxe

JARDesign is pleased to offer you a movie on how to deal with their XDL (X-Life DeLuxe) traffic plugin for Windows and Mac OS. It covers a demo flight from EDDM (Munich International Airport) to LOWW (Vienna International Airport) with full functionality of the X-Life traffic plugin.

Additional information of the freeware and payware X-Life DeLuxe plugin can be found at our recent released comprehensive review at X-Plained. Check it out yourself.

X-Plane 11 – Lighting, Reflection and Fog

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane flight simulator franchise, is proud to announce the next version of its flagship desktop simulation product, X-Plane 11.

X-Plane 11 continues the evolution of the desktop version of X-Plane. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, providing the most realistic flight simulation available, with flight modeling so accurate that it has been adopted by numerous commercial aviation organizations. X-Plane 11 continues this evolution with new aircraft, scenery, and 3-D airports. This new version also incorporates the newest technology available in computing and graphics processing, resulting in breathtaking visual and dynamic effects. Check out this Youtube movie.

Laminar Research 2nd teaser

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane series of flight simulators, has released the second in a series of “video teasers” to showcase the continuing development of the X-Plane platform.

Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, making it the most realistic flight simulation available on the desktop. This has been accomplished through a continuing release of updates of our current version, as well as the release of new versions on a regular basis. This second video in the upcoming series of videos continues that journey. Check out this Youtube movie.

Laminar Research X-Plane teasers

Laminar Research, creator of the X-Plane series of flight simulators, has released the first in a series of video teasers to showcase the continuing development of the X-Plane platform. Over the years it has always been the policy of Laminar Research to continually improve X-Plane, making it the most realistic flight simulation available on the desktop.

This has been accomplished through a continuing release of updates of our current version, as well as the release of new versions on a regular basis. This first video in the upcoming series of videos continues that journey. Check out this Youtube movie.

NAPS Beauvechain Air Base

Beauvechain Air Base (ICAO: EBBE) is a Belgian Air Component military airfield in Belgium, located 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) south of Beauvechain (Walloon Brabant Province); 20 miles (32 km) east-southeast of Brussels.

It is home to the 1st Wing, operating A109BA helicopters, and the Basic Flying Training School, operating SIAI Marchetti SF.260 trainer aircraft. It is used as a base for the operational helicopter squadrons, and as a training center for pilots. Beauvechain also houses the Wing Meteo and the Air Force Band. Perfect match for Zone Photos Brussels orthoimagery, not tested with Global Airports, not tested with any OSM.

Made with NAPS library objects and Marc Leydecker ‘s © assets and finally, military objects by David Austin, JP antennas by Pugwash. Check out this Youtube movie.

SpainUHD Majorca

Today we’re pleased to offer you part II of our SpainUHD exploration. This movie covers Majorca or Mallorca and although you won’t see everything of this beautiful island in this movie, it will give you an idea what to expect when you decide to download it from SpainUHD.

For those who aren’t still familiar with SpainUHD …. SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. Depending on what you want to explore, it’s worth the download. You don’t believe me? In that case, I would suggest that you fly with me over Majorca and hopefully you like it as I did. Enjoy!

Then you should check out this YouTube link.

SpainUHD Menorca

SpainUHD is a new photorealistic scene high resolution mesh throughout Spain, with zoom level 17 on the mainland and 18 in islands, and elevation data 25 meter resolution for flight simulator X-Plane 10. The performance is very similar to SimHeaven scenarios, but the CPU and RAM requirements are somewhat higher to have one, similar to those of the UHD meshes rather more complex mesh AlpilotX. With a graphical 1Gb of VRAM move perfectly.

At X-Plained we’re pleased to offer you part I of SpainUHD photo real sceneries. Our first YouTube SpainUHD movie deals with a flight impression of the island of Menorca. Curious? Then you must check it out right here at X-Plained. And yes, more to follow since it’s worth to try it out yourself. For more information you must visit the SpainUHD website via this link. You can see it via this YouTube link.

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