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  1. Welcome to Great Britain Central, our first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots who love to explore and discover new regions, and for those who want to enhance their VFR flights in the area. Stretching from Liverpool and North Wales up to Newcastle, this region pack captures hundreds of unique landmarks and attractions ready to be explored, from the busy cities such as Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool, to coastal tourist towns such as Blackpool, Scarborough and Whitby, all have been designed to greatly enhance any flight in the region. During exploration, you can expect to find hundreds of uniquely modelled POIs, including: Uniquely modelled lighthouses and piers Stadiums Famous castles, manor houses and ruins Bridges Churches and Cathedrals Masts, Radomes and military base installations VFR reference points In addition, the following cities/towns have received an upgraded cityscape adding many unique buildings and giving each city a unique look and feel: Manchester Liverpool Leeds Media City, Salford Sheffield Blackpool Newcastle We have also added many unique buildings to many of the smaller towns in the area, as well as hand placed boats, storage tanks and many other points of interest. Below is a Google Earth image of the almost 500 POIs included in the EU Great Britain Central. Enjoy these first screenshots and we will be sharing more this week leading up to release this Sunday!
    29 points
  2. Our contemporary version of Brisbane Airport which captured the atmosphere and feeling of this busy international airport in the heart of Queensland, Australia is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Serving as the primary international airport in Queensland, over 30 airlines fly to almost 80 destinations from Brisbane to all over Australia, Asia, and the Americas. By far the largest airline at Brisbane Airport is Qantas with a staggering 700 scheduled flights a week. Brisbane Airport is the work of our experienced team in Havant who have overhauled the airport with a considerable number of updates since our original 2010 release on the ESP platform, effectively rebuilding the airport from scratch. Built using current modelling techniques, Physically Based Rendering (PBR) complements our realistic models with highly detailed textures. YBBN Brisbane Airport v2 brings the airport to today’s standard with an accurate layout of all taxiways and airport buildings. This includes the new parallel runway (01L/19R) that opened one year ago. Customers with Brisbane Airport v1 (FSX/P3D) in their OrbxDirect account will be able to take advantage of a 50% discount when purchasing Brisbane Airport v2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Customers with only YBBN v2 (P3D) in their account will be eligible for a 20% discount. Please enjoy these early previews! Note these are work-in-progress screenshots of the product and are subject to change.
    22 points
  3. The next title in our popular Landmarks series is our premier add-on for the Indian subcontinent - Mumbai ! Once a group of seven islands, now the home of some 12 million people and ranking among the global top ten in both commerce and entertainment, Mumbai City packs its wealth of features onto a narrow peninsula, with the airports VABB and VAJJ just to its North. This Mumbai landmarks pack includes 16 high-detail models that range from Victorian Gothic to ultramodern styles, including Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Omkar 1973 and Imperial Towers, as well as the impressive cable-stayed spans of the Bandra–Worli Sea Link. In addition, more than 100 medium-detail buildings and structures showcase the truly unique architectural styles of old and new Mumbai as well as industrial points of interest and even some abandoned projects. Beyond the downtown peninsula, places to explore are the Global Vipassana Pagoda, the construction site of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link bridge, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port terminals, offshore lighthouses and old fortifications. For helicopter pilots, several skyscrapers have rooftop helipads, including the Antilia billionaire's residence and Taj Wellington Mews. If you are curious, try to descend into the cavern of the unfinished Palais Royale tower or practice approaches to the Navy's frigates and Shikra Heliport. As with all our Landmarks titles, we've made extensive enhancements to the entire area including custom orthoimagery, terraforming, shoreline adjustments, and by improving placement of vegetation and generic buildings. Releasing 23 July!
    17 points
  4. I just saw this quote posted by a member of the Working Title Team at the MS2020 forum website IMHO it bears repeating.... “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” – Joyce Meyer Asobo has found a series of bugs in the WU5 update and continue to work the issue. A hot fix is soon to be released and other updates will follow. I think it is important to acknowledge that any Developer doesn't wake up and say I wonder what I can mess up today. The are all human like the rest of us and try to do the best they can, but sometimes mistakes happen. We need to take heed of Ms. Meyer's quote and remember that be it Asobo , Orbx or any other developer who sometimes has a misstep. Behave in the fashion towards them that you would like to be treated, cut them some slack when necessary to solve the issue , and continue to support them and you will find that they will respond in kind. Cheers Pete
    16 points
  5. Aerosoft and Orbx today announce a new partnership which sees both companies sharing distribution of their respective products. Winfried Diekmann, Aerosoft’s CEO, said: “A great partnership – both Aerosoft and Orbx are very well known brands in the flight simulation industry, and both care greatly about high quality and customer satisfaction. Together we can offer our respective customers a great variety of interesting products.” Anna Cicognani, Orbx’s CEO, said: “We are very excited to start this partnership with Aerosoft. Orbx has been developing high quality products for the major flight sim platforms for man years, and we are proud our two Companies - which share a lot of history - can offer flight simmers some of the best products from our respective catalogues.” About 15 products from each Company are going to be initially on offer with this distribution agreement, with more to be added to the catalogue in the near future.
    14 points
  6. I have been a long-time Orbx customer (many products), and have had both earlier versions of YBBN for P3D, and therefore qualified for the 50% discount for this updated version of the airport. I appreciated the fact that this good discount was offered, and feel that there was a satisfactory level of value for money, now having the new runway, taxiways and additional aprons represented at this very important Aussie airport. There are, however, some howevers. 1. I would have felt severely ripped off had I had to pay full price for the tiny advancement in quality that this product provides other than the features mentioned above. 2. The airport buildings do not appear to represent a complete make-over, and one glaring example of that is the fact that the Qantas signage at the domestic terminal building is that of the previous logo/font combination which is now years out of date. This is our major domestic and international airline, gentlemen, and the Qantas domestic terminal probably by far the most-used part of the airport - it should have been brought up to date. It took me less that an hour of checking to find the correct files, and graphics work in photoshop to replace those signs with the current logo (see aerial shot below) ... surely your professionals should have done that in the first place and done it to a truly professional standard. 3. There are quite a few other things that other users have mentioned as well in various forums and facebook groups - eg better terminal detailing inside and out. I trust that rather than excusing the product (as one team member has done already), Orbx will take a good honest look at the product and its competition (Impulse's recent YPAD for example), and do something about upgrading YBBN properly? I hope I can look forward to a not-too-distant update which will see this airport become something Orbx can honestly be proud to put its name to.
    12 points
  7. We've been working with DigitalDesign on this... If you have their airport installed, their bridges will override ours, which is the correct way things should be ordered
    12 points
  8. It's off the beaten path but definitely worth a visit. It's a bit deceptive as the altitude is a lot higher than one would expect. Glad I had a "turbo" , as I first tried the Edgely and that was a bit of a struggle. Cheers Renault Orbx Iceland Freeware Mesh The latitude and longitude are given on the first screenshot and will put you in the vicinity. It certainly looks volcanic and I half expected to see a steam vent or worse as I went over. Fine particles of pulverized rock called "glacial flour" absorb and scatter sunlight in ways that can give melt water a wonderful blue-green color. The lichen is spectacular I thought. I've never seen 3 glaciers merging IRL and I've seen a fair number over the years. This is pretty cool
    12 points
  9. For this flight out of squamish I took a plane which is the standard equipment of the airline I am talking about. Not easy to get her airborne on the short runway, but a pleasure to fly over the scenery. At the exit of Squamish´s channel there is Bowen Island. Does it have a connection to the family of @BradB John? Soon after we spot Vancouver city ahead. Lions Gate Bridge, even suited for Jack-style flying. We head a little further eastwards, towards Pitt Meadows airfield, ... ... then we turn over the settlement of Clayton Heights, ... ... before we cross Langley BC. The home of @flyingleaf Karl, and the headquarter of Mule Team Airways. From there it is just a short hop westwards along Hwy 91... ... to Vancouver airport. Not that the jetways would be fitting to the DC-3...
    12 points
  10. My most memorable landing was being invited to sit in the cockpit of 747 during approach and landing into Shannon Airport, Ireland, on our way to a Middle East theater of conflict. It was a charter flight for the military, so the cockpit was allowed to be open and have guests at certain phases of the flight. As we were coming into Shannon, and I started to see all the runway lights, I remember thinking how surreal it all seemed. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever have such a view from the cockpit of a 747. Super cool.
    11 points
  11. On the Ramp at Catalina... On the Runway Take off, heading home. Atmospheric shot over the mainland from the coast, on the way home to Van Nuys. Have a good one everybody.
    11 points
  12. Here's mine for July ... Tornado over Wales (TEGB) XP11: Adam.
    11 points
  13. Despite some disappointing comments that i read , i find Brisbane to be an excellent scenery with Super frames !! Thanks for looking
    11 points
  14. MSFS Orbx JF Just a few
    11 points
  15. Hey guys! I’ve been taking some time off to focus on my family & health and I feel more energized now and I’m slowly easing back into work. Thanks for everyone’s patience! So current status for Bromma is that we’ve gone through some beta testing. During this period we also found some really really nice imagery for the airport area and the close sourroundings that we decided was such a great improvement that I’m actually redoing quite a bit of work to incorporate this imagery in the project. Thousands of cars to remove, different 3D-terrain-insets to redo, color grade, and merge with the newer imagery we’ve been using so far as there are so many things going on around Bromma that imagery that is just a few years old can be quite dated. We’ve also been creating some new statics (now that BRA is back in the air we thought we should salute that!), and adding more details airside to create even more immersion. Now that we also know what was included in the WU5 it’s easier to make a version that is not depending on patches right away which is also great. So, that’s where we are at, at the moment. It’s taking longer than I was anticipating but I think it will result in a much greater product as well. It’s a new kind of project for me and a new platform, so things is a bit hard to predict. Thanks for the patience and I hope I can be back soon with more details and previews.
    11 points
  16. Mine for this month. (MSFS2020 - Orbx San Jose - FW149
    11 points
  17. Sadly as the title reads, Must admit I'm a little bit disappointed with the YBBN that's recently been released for MSFS. Whilst I don't want to discredit the hard work that the studio put into YBBN V2 to get it ready and looking good for P3D, which it does - I am a little disappointed that it's been a direct port to MSFS - with basic features missing (like jetway connectivity), and the P3D quality textures are quite apparent and very evidently contrasting in comparison to the usual quality we've come to expect for MSFS, especially from Orbx's partners like NZA Simulations, FlyTampa and Impulse Simulations. The texture quality contrasts in comparison to the ground that is surrounding the airport, especially as some of them appear to be really stretched out... There's no roadways modelled for the front of the airport, with satellite imagery utilised instead which seems a bit unlike Orbx? Not to mention the airline signs at the front which seem to be quite low resolution. I appreciate that performance needs to be prioritised in some areas, but with Hobart, Sydney and Adelaide giving us respectable frame rates, with the quality that they are, including with their landmarks scenery - I'm just a little surprised. It feels as if the performance of the scenery in P3D was prioritised over the performance of the scenery in MSFS. I really hope that we can expect the jetways to be fixed in the future, and perhaps a bit of a texture overhaul as well? I dread to think that Canberra Airport and Melbourne V3 from P3D would become direct ports into MSFS rather than utilising the new features and capabilities of the new simulator to their fullest! I know that I'm not alone in thinking this, but I really wish that we got a more polished product on release for MSFS. Especially since there was so much hype, and this being a large portion of the communities home airport. I'm a huge Orbx fan, with the majority of MSFS scenery offerings sitting in my Orbx Central! I will admit, that it is leaps and bounds ahead of the default airport that was there before, access to the new runway finally! and it does look good in P3D! I'd hate to come across as if I'm not grateful for the offering the team at Orbx have put together here, but the looks YBBN has in P3D just don't seem to translate into MSFS very well. If you're considering purchasing YBBN I would hold off for now until there's some clarity about the issues it has come with present, at least until the jetways connect to your aircraft. It is not of the same quality as other Orbx products. Landing in YBBN from Sydney, Hobart or Adelaide with the respective partner scenery is very contrasting. Again, I feel like that is because it has been built for P3D first, rather than a conscious neglect for anything else - maybe that's just something we need to become used to! I'm just not feeling it, at the moment Curious to hear other people's opinions on it!
    10 points
  18. As a RAAF photographer, I flew regularly, shooting air-to-air photography from many aircraft over quite a few years. In the back seat of our Mirage IIID fighter aircraft, the 180mph high angle of attack landings were always impressive. Experienced over 20 of those. Aussie
    10 points
  19. Another Russ White classic comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator -1WA6 Fall CIty! For this Throwback Thursday we visit 1WA6, a unique private airport with the world famous Snoqualmie Falls nearby - it is a wonderfully picturesque setting for some sightseeing. $5.49 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$4.06 | €3,42 | £2.91 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Customers with 1WA6 for FSX/P3D in their OrbxDirect accounts are eligible for a 20% discount.
    10 points
  20. Do not sit at your computers for hours on end. Unfortunately I have had a second bout of blood clotting again. I thought I had been quite busy in that I had erected a shed for my son as he has gone mad in cleaning stuff for his car. Plus I had erect a new fence as the metal bottom bits where you put the posts in had corroded away. So I sorted that out. So I thought I had been quite busy. But probably it was the evenings where I sat at my computer all night, well most of the evening. It doesn’t help that years ago I had cancer and lost one of my kidneys and to top it all when I retired I used to sit around watching all my DVDs that I had. That’s when I got my first blood clots. I’m okay now at home and thinking what I could have done better. So let this be a warning to you all get up and have a walk around every hour or so. Stay safe guys. Thanks Derek.
    10 points
  21. MSFS2020 Some screenshots with Orbx Santa Barba and PMDG DC6. Richard
    10 points
  22. MSFS Orbx - San Jose PMDG
    10 points
  23. 10 points
  24. While doing the selection found some of Brisbane I'd like to share Have you seen this level of detail? you haven't, have you? Just a few Cheers Carlos
    9 points
  25. Welcome to Great Britain Central, our first landmark region pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator, designed especially for "low-and-slow" pilots who love to explore and discover new regions, and for those who want to enhance their VFR flights in the area. Stretching from Liverpool and North Wales up to Newcastle, this region pack captures hundreds of unique landmarks and attractions ready to be explored, from the busy cities such as Newcastle, Manchester and Liverpool, to coastal tourist towns such as Blackpool, Scarborough and Whitby, all have been designed to greatly enhance any flight in the region. $18.17 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$13.35 | €11,25 | £9.60 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only During exploration, you can expect to find hundreds of uniquely modelled POIs, including: Uniquely modelled lighthouses and piers Stadiums Famous castles, manor houses and ruins Bridges Churches and Cathedrals Masts, Radomes and military base installations VFR reference points In addition, the following cities/towns have received an upgraded cityscape adding many unique buildings and giving each city a unique look and feel: Manchester Liverpool Leeds Media City, Salford Sheffield Blackpool Newcastle We have also added many unique buildings to many of the smaller towns in the area, as well as hand placed boats, storage tanks and many other points of interest. $18.17 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$13.35 | €11,25 | £9.60 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
    9 points
  26. 42°C. My passengers for this short flight were waiting in Redding. Some of them always in remote communication. At least the fire brigade is ready to support. After fresh activation in Orbx Central the Sacramento river bridges re-appeared - unfortunately this one seems to be too low to fly underneath. With this one it works. A detour to the Mercy Hospital - I tried to land there but sank into the ground. Easier to land at O85 Benton... ... and still that lady is on the phone. Hope she is ordering cold drinks.
    9 points
  27. What a cracking little airfield this is!
    9 points
  28. I bought a house in California in 1972. It cost me $40,000. The good news is that that house is now worth $1,345,000. The bad news is that I sold it in 1979.
    9 points
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  30. Just a few. SoFly weather only in use.
    9 points
  31. YBBN Brisbane International Airport - now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator! Getting back to our roots down under with our contemporary version capturing the atmosphere and feeling of this busy international airport in the heart of Queensland, Australia! $20.90 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$15.47 | €13,10 | £11.23 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Customers with YBBN v1 in their OrbxDirect account can upgrade with a 50% discount when purchasing YBBN for Microsoft Flight Simulator. A cross-platform discount of 20% is also available for customers with YBBN v2 for P3D. We have also bundled YBBN with our popular Landmarks Bisbane - https://orbxdirect.com/bundle/brisbane-bundle $20.90 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$15.47 | €13,10 | £11.23 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
    9 points
  32. Hello, I think that this topic has now said it all. The development of openLC Asia continues and as soon as it is ready for release, it will be released.
    9 points
  33. Hello, it would be a good thing if contributors could restrain themselves from constant comparisons. As has been mentioned often, the making of an openLC product for an entire continent is a herculean task and no amount of asking "is it ready yet" will bring its completion any closer. It has nothing to do with whether this that or the other simulator is better, the same or worse than the rest.
    9 points
  34. Chicago, Chicago, you're my kind of town. Stunning in 4k. Don't know why I didn't do this sooner.
    9 points
  35. Freeware C172 Amphibian clad in what looks like weathered bare aluminium, leaving Sogndal for Arlanda, in foggy conditions. TTM (MSFS) Starting up. Looks like there is some rain mixed in with the fog. Departing & about to pull the landing gear up. The stance of the front gear reminds me of new born calf legs as the calves try to take their first steps. Skinny & thrust forward. Gear up & flaps up. Trucking along.
    9 points
  36. Found back in my FSX-history folder of screenshots --> Landing at Orcas(KORS) in Beech Bonanza:
    9 points
  37. Old Faithful and the good ol A2A Comanche over Prepar3d 5.2 Orbx Yellowstone
    9 points
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