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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.













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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.













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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.


Navigraph Supports FlightFactor A320 Ultimate

We're pleased to inform you about the following Navigraph news. After many development hours, and many hours in testing, we are proud to announce the release of FMS Data for the FlightFactor A320 Ultimate for X-Plane. How Do I Get the Data? The FMS Data Manager will...

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ToLiss A319 Air France Evening Impression

While playing around with X-Plane items, issues, and testing this and that, I missed something in my recent released ToLiss A319 review ... an evening flight impression. Yes, I know, I had a couple of external screenshots, but not too many and nothing of the 3D...

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ToLiss Airbus A319 Review

Your personal reporter Angelique van Campen felt that something extraordinary needed to be reviewed; the ToLiss Airbus A319. You and I can ask ourselves the question; What is then so special about this "another" small Airbus aircraft? Are there not enough of those...

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Update … simHeaven X-Europe 2.0

We would like to inform you with an updated X-Europe from SimHeaven. X-Europe 2.0 for X-Plane 10/11 is released and ready to download, test and discover, download size is 4.6 GB. This version 2.0 is a major update, to solve crashes few people had using version 1.0,...

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SSG Embraer Evolution E-195 Review

Who doesn't know the Embraer E-195? Who has never heard of X-Plane developers group  Supercritical Simulations Group? I'm quite sure you know both and therefore, our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke took a look at this SSG Embraer Evolution E-195 X-Plane 11 aircraft...

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Thandra Quest Kodiak Review

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke takes a closer look into the Thranda Quest Kodiak for X-Plane 11. And yes, it has become an impressive review, a review you don't want to miss! The review is based on model version 1.6. According to Andy "The Kodiak is described as...

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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1804

Aerosoft released on March 29th  a new AIRAC Cycle 1804 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...

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Navigraph AIRAC Cycle 1804

Another Navigraph AIRAC (Aeronautical Information Regulation And Control) period starting on March 29th, 2018. 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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Aerosoft NavDataPro AIRAC Cycle 1803

Aerosoft released on March 1st  a new AIRAC Cycle 1803 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...

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VSKYLABS Maule M-7-235B Update

On behalf of VSkyLabs we're pleased to share with you their latest updated X-Plane 12 aircraft.The VSKYLABS Maule M-7-235B Project was just updated to version v1.15. Version v1.15 is a MAJOR UPDATE RELEASE:Additional G1000 variant was added to the project.Analog...

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GeoReality Global Forests for XP12

On behalf of GeoReality and Orbx we're pleased to share with you the following news.GeoReality brings the successful series of Global Forests to X-Plane 12. Scans of global data have bee analysed to produce an accurate natural forest tree footprint, which is then...

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VSKYLABS F-19 Stealth Fighter Video

On behalf of VSKYLABS we would like to share with you the following news ......Hello VSKYLABS Pilots,Last week, along with the launch of the new VSKYLABS 'Test-Pilot': F-19 Stealth Fighter Project for X-Plane 12, a new and exciting video was released!Check watch the...

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Navigraph News

We're pleased at X-Plained.Com to offer you the following Navigraph news. There's a lot to tell you ranging from updated AIRAC cycle 2211 till new video explaining lots of interesting subjects. Regarding the AIRAC cycles; cycle 2211 has been released! Update your...

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Aircraft Review | AD Simulations CRJ700

You personal reporter and long time reviewer Angelique van Campen took a lot around, and in it and flew with the AD Simulations Bombardier CRJ700 jet. The result of this check is a comprehensive review of the Bombardier jet and it was worth her time.According to...

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Aircraft Review | VSL PAC CT/4E Airtrainer

First of all, I welcome you our new reviewer Todd C. Immediately your personal reporter Angelique would like to add to this that we're pleased on behalf of Todd, that he finished his first comprehensive review of the VSkyLabs PAC CT/4E Airtrainer.According to Todd...

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Airport Review | Verticalsim KBOI

Our dedicated reviewer Todd C. flew to KBOI or also known as Boise Air Terminal which is modeled with great precision by Vertical Simulations or just short Verticalsim. According to Todd "Verticalsim has a very strong reputation of being a top-notch scenery developer...

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Scenery Review | Aerosoft Society Islands XP

X-Plained.Com and reviewer Paul Beckwith are pleased to inform you that Paul visited the Society Islands XP - Bora Bora and Leeward Islands for X-Plane 11. According to Aerosoft "Welcome to Bora Bora and the Leeward Islands, the western part of the Society Islands in...

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Scenery Review | TrueEarth Canary Islands

Our dedicated reviewer Andy Clarke decided to cross the English Channel and flew to the Canary Islands. Actually, Andy visited the Orbx TrueEarth EU Canary Islands for X-Plane 11.According to Andy "I have certainly not covered every part of the scenery but have tried...

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Airport Scenery | X-Codr Mammoth Lakes

On behalf of your personal reporter Angelique van Campen, X-Plained.Com is pleased to share with you her comprehensive review of X-Codr Designs Mammoth Yosemite Airport.According to Angelique "At first KMMH may look a basic airport, but the package offers a bit more...

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Utility Review | FlyAGI lua Tweak Utility

Once an a while there's something that triggers Angelique's attention. This time she was seeking for a lua utility that could do a bit more then she normally sees. Together with the recent update of X-Plane to version 11.30r3, she ran into trouble with her clouds, but...

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Utility Review | XP Realistic Pro

Although Angelique van Campen had a lot of fun reviewing XPRealistic Pro, it wasn’t easy to write a review about this utility. But she finally found the flow. She's pleased to offer you an in-depth review of XPRealistic Pro version 1.0.92, tested on macOS Mojave...

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Utility Review | WebFMC

A remote FMS CDU/MCDU is always worth to investigate. Such an add-on software could be very helpful. With that in mind, your personal reporter Angelique van Campen decided to take a closer look into the Green Arc Studios WebFMC Pro.It's actually an X-Plane plugin...

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Special FF/QPAC A350 RR ALPS Livery

And now, coming soon to you for the Flight Factor A350 v1.5.x …… the Advanced Low-Pressure System (ALPS) virtual CTi fan blades and modified engine cowling and much more ... even a complete livery.After flights test in 2014 of CTi fan blades with a titanium leading...

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Your Own Boeing 738NG Simulator

You are a simmer with a dream. You’re a simmer for whom there’s only one awesome aircraft in the world, oh, no sorry, in X-Plane … and that’s the Boeing 737 Series, right?If this is your favourite aircraft to fly with, wouldn’t it be a great idea to have a room in the...

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Vive La France with Carenado

It’s such a day as usual in the Netherlands … colder then normal or at the weather forecast they will say … it’s hotter than average. To me it feels cold, windy and whatsoever. Time to do what I promised already a while ago …. flying to France and see how the Carenado...

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Exclusive Screenshots “Carenado C172SP”

Flying the Grand CanyonWe’ve visited many times the US Grand Canyon National Park. Many time it was driving around by car and twice we walked down to the river and back up. Ok, not in one day, but we did it.During one of those visits we decided to rent an airplane and...

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Carenado PA31 / DO228 Adventures

Today is such a day that you can’t go out, so time to find something else to do. I had a long list of things I needed to do for X-Plained.Com. One of these “things“ to do is replacing the 2nd fullwidth slider on the front page with new aircraft screenshots. But...

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Screenshot Impression X-Codr Designs Denver

See You at Denver: Visit X-Codr Designs Denver International Airport.Denver International Airport, locally referred to as DIA, is an international airport primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, United States as well as the greater Front Range Urban...

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Forkboy2 U.S. Ortho Photo Grand Canyon

This is just a small screenshot impression of Forkboy2 ortho photo Grand Canyon HD. There’s of course much more to see, and a lot to download and a lot of time needed to convert the JPG files into DDS files.Long story short; it was worth the time and waiting as you...

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JustSim EBBR Impression

While busy writing for you a comprehensive review of the JustSim EBBR Brussels International Airport, I found it a good idea to make some exclusive screenshots. These screenshots should give you a good impression of how the airport looks like and how it works with...

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Exclusive Magic_Carpet LFDL/LFCA Impressions

Attention ... attention ... exclusive LFCA and LFDL screenshots! Recently we've announced the following; X-Plained.Com is pleased to inform you, with the approval of X-Plane.Org user Magic_Carpet (Thibaut Roy), that we will host and promote his exclusive and high...

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Belga tutorial … Saitek FIP Interface

Not on approach, not on final, it has landed ... Belga12345 "Saitek FIP" tutorial. Recently we published an article about Saitek FIP. For those who aren’t familiar with Saitek FIP; a FIP (Flight Instrument Panel) is a colorful 3.5-inch LCD screen that seamlessly...

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Mountains by Marc Leydecker

What the heck is this for tutorial .. creating sand/construction mountains on airports, of course, if applicable for you. Even when you know how to do it, perhaps this tutorial will offer you an easier way to create them. Whatever is applicable to you, we're pleased...

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A typical Grumman Traveler IFR Flight

Although the vFlyteAir Grumman American Traveler can be flown easy under VFR conditions, flying IFR with the AP gives you a lot more time to look outside, making longer flights and try to keep it a little more relaxing. On today’s flight I depart from KBFI (Boeing...

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SimHeaven “the Netherlands”

Not long ago I started a positing with “For those who like to fly about the Netherlands, Europe, there’s currently, using X-Plane’s default ground textures, not much fun with. While living in the middle of the province Flevoland, the default ground textures are far...

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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.