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  1. Kristiansand Airport is now available! The culmination of months of work, our latest project, centered in Norway's southern city of Kristiansand has hit stores now. To celebrate, we've got two new release offers to share with you all. Firstly, save 15% with our special launch pricing this weekend only! Normal prices will return at 0800z on Monday, so get in quick! Secondly, if you're buying the Microsoft Flight Simulator and Prepar3D versions together, you get 25% off! That offer is valid for the next week. Make sure to drop by our brand new website on the way - buy Kristiansand here! Get it here: P3Dv4+/v5: https://orbxdirect.com/product/gaya-encn MSFS: https://orbxdirect.com/product/gaya-encn-msfs
  2. We're pleased to announce the immediate release of A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition version 1.30. This brand new version of the guide includes everything you'll need to know about Sim Update 6. From the new visual options to the massive changelog full of in-sim improvements. In addition, we have also created a detailed tutorial on how to fly the Junkers JU-52. This classic aircraft is very fun to fly but can appear overwhelming at first. In our tutorial, we'll take you on a journey from Stuttgart to Zurich, and help you get to grips with the German aircraft. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this update is our brand new in-sim toolbar utility. The new in-sim toolbar allows you to access the guide directly within the simulator. No more requirements to have an external device or reader, as you can view all 430 pages within the simulator. The in-sim guide is compatible with the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and also suitable for users with VR headsets. You can use the built-in keyboard to search for whatever you may need, whilst using the highlight tool to find exactly what you want. Because of the new in-sim tool bar, we're proud to confirm that A Guide to Flight Simulator: Extended Edition is now available to buy on OrbxDirect! Buy now from OrbxDirect: https://orbxdirect.com/product/sofly-guide-extended $35.95 AUD (approximately US$26.91 | €23,12 | £19.49) Key Features Hundreds of beautifully designed pages to help newcomers and experienced simmers alike. Tutorials designed to help you get to grips with a number of aircraft and tools including the G1000, the DC-6, the A320 and the Junkers JU-52. Regular free updates offer new tutorials and keeps the guide updated in line with updates for the core simulator. Read the guide directly from within the simulator. Simply open the guide using the in-sim toolbar. No performance impact. Use the search function to find exactly what you need Preview pages offer a quick overview across the hundreds of included page Compatible with VR displays and the built-in keyboard makes finding information even easier PDF editions are also included for use on external devices
  3. We are pleased to release a brand new version to our popular Landing Challenge Pro. Version 1.10 introduces 6 all-new landing challenges to test your piloting ability and skills. Take on LaGuardia’s difficult Expressway Visual approach or soar over Mount Vesuvius in Naples. You will also be able to discover Tioman Island at dusk, and also take a fully-loaded 747 into Sao Paulo across the busy city. Each of the new 6 new challenges poses its own difficulty level and takes on another worldwide trip visiting all-new airports. Current customers of Landing Challenge Pro can download version 1.1.0 now for free from your original store of purchase*. If you purchased directly from OrbxDirect, you can get the new version from Orbx Central. If you don’t already own Landing Challenge Pro, you can buy directly from OrbxDirect for $9.95 AUD (approx. US$7.69 | €6,36 | £5.47) (plus applicable taxes), or from our partner stores. Six New Challenges LaGuardia Expressway Visual The Big Apple has some of the busiest air space in the world and the high-rise buildings often make approaching the city a challenge. LaGuardia Airport, in particular, has a challenging approach right over Flushing Bay. See Mount Vesuvius Whilst Mount Vesuvius has been dormant for many years, it still offers a stunning approach to the Italian city. This popular route for many European airlines is the latest approach for you to take on. Discover Tioman Tioman Island lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is known for its dive sites, nature reserves and shipwrecks. Test your piloting ability with this beach-side airport. Airport in the Brazilian City This airport is situated in the heart of Sao Paulo, but being surrounded by numerous high-rise buildings and having a short runway provides pilots with a huge challenge. Do your best to avoid the major city below you as you land in this Brazilian city. Great Barrier Reef Approach One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Its popularity has meant the airport continues to grow and bring passengers to the area. Your approach today will take you right over some incredibly scenic views. Another Dangerous Alps Landing The alps have many challenging approaches and Megeve Airport is yet another one ready to test your skills. Pilot yourself around the treacherous terrain as you land on this sloping runway high up in the mountains.
  4. AVAILABLE NOW! Buy from OrbxDirect - https://orbxdirect.com/product/sofly-landingchallengepro $9.95 AUD (US$7.69 | €6,36 | £5.47) Realise your true skill in your piloting abilities with Landing Challenge Pro as you take on nearly 30 unique landing challenges throughout the world. Discover thrilling new destinations featuring approaches that often leave no room for error. Go up against short-runways, high-altitude approaches, and mountainous terrain on your global journey to build up your landing skills. Immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of stunning beaches and forests as you soar above the scenic locations, but remember your ultimate goal is to perform a safe landing. Newcomers and experienced simmers alike can improve their landing skills with insightful feedback after each successful landing. Share your results with friends online and invite them to compete with your score. Advance through three difficulty levels choosing from Easy, Tough and Pro and master each challenge. Harness all your skills to take on approaches through extreme weather conditions. Blizzards and freezing temperatures will cause ice to build up, whilst hurricanes and gusty winds will sway your aircraft from side to side. Take on several exhilarating and epic challenges in a variety of aircraft types and work towards becoming a pro. Build on your experience and skill with Landing Challenge Pro to gain the confidence you need to take on any approach. Landing Challenge Pro will release very soon on the SoFly store and many others. Available now from Orbx for $9.95 AUD (US$7.69 | €6,36 | £5.47). Product Page: https://orbxdirect.com/product/sofly-landingchallengepro Features Nearly 30 expertly crafted landing challenges spread throughout the world Unique missions designed to test your landing skills Diverse challenges including short-runways, beach landings, engine failures and more Custom-made weather presets for hurricanes, sandstorms, blizzards and more Feedback after each successful landing Three distinct difficulty levels perfect for any degree of experience An easy-to-follow comprehensive manual
  5. Fly into Jackson Hole Airport! The only airport located inside a national park! We have faithfully recreated not only the airport, but also the surrounding mountains & towns with over 2000+ hand placed objects. (Took us 2 weeks!) We welcome KJAC - Jackson Hole Airport into our quickly growing product line. Like every other airport we developed, top notch quality and smooth performance is our utmost priority when developing an airport. We assure you, you won't be disappointed with all the features this airport holds! Fly in and out with your favourite airliners (up to a 757!) and enjoy the stunning landscapes that inhabits this wonderful airport now! Buy Jackson hole from Orbx Direct or from our store : https://gum.co/AxoKJAC
  6. A brand new free update to Weather Preset Pro is now available to download. Version 1.20 will add ten new presets to the collection, meaning that customers will now have 60 visually stunning and accurate presets in their collection. If you purchased through OrbxDirect, you can download the new update for free through Orbx Central. Since the release of Weather Preset Pro, we have committed to providing free updates to our customers and providing even more value to the utility product. The new presets are primarily focused typical UK weather to coincide with the release of the new World Update. You can purchase Weather Preset Pro directly from OrbxDirect for $6.29 AUD (approximately US$4.96 | €4,09 | £3.53) during the UK Region Discount. (Regular price is $8.99 AUD) You can also combine Weather Preset Pro with A Guide to Flight Simulator to get the most out of your flight simulator. You can buy our combo pack for £13.99 (plus VAT) directly from the SoFly Store. Here is the full list of new presets added to version 1.20 of Weather Preset Pro. UK: Typical English Day Low clouds and rain fill the air in this stereotypical weather preset. UK: Typical Spring Day As the sunshine breaks through the clouds, a light breeze can be felt in the air. UK: Typical Summer Day A warm 24c outside and minor cloud coverage mean you have a great day of flying ahead. UK: Autumn Day Cooler air with a slight drizzle means you have some cloud dodging to do with this Autumn profile. UK: Indian Summer As summer ends, there’s still warmth left in the atmosphere, along with a subtle orange glow. UK: Summer Storms It may be hot, but these storms can be dangerous if not avoided. UK: Light Snow Coverage A small snow coverage with some snowfall in this wintery scene. UK: Frosty Winter Morning A cold start to do the day with plenty of ice and frost still on the ground. UK: Storm Christoph Whilst Storm Christoph battered the UK, now is your chance to experience flying in these challenging conditions.
  7. Hi all, Drzewiecki Design Seattle Landmarks has been updated to version 1.1.0 and is available on Orbx Central. Changes in this version: - LOD settings made compatible with the latest sim version - Car traffic now drives on top of bridges
  8. Drzewiecki Design Landmarks Chicago has been updated to version 1.2.0 and is now available on Orbx Central. Changes in the this version: - KMDW/KORD gate loading CTD fixed - LOD settings adjusted to the latest sim version - Mesh issues fixed
  9. Hi all, today's update to REX Weather Force 2020 (6.0.2021.0116) is now available on Orbx Central.
  10. Hi all, available now are the following product updates on Orbx Central. FlyTampa Sydney Version 1.2 Added cargo containers to Port Botany ILS updates Pilot Plus EGTB Wycombe Version 1.1.2 Fixed various CTDs SimWorks Studios LPVL Maia-Vilar de Luz Version 1.1.0 Fixed white registration number caused by 12/22 sim update on Savage Cub Fixed missing hangar supports in the North hangar
  11. Hi all, the 1.1 update for FlyTampa YSSY Sydney Airport is now available on Orbx Central. Changelog ILS Fixes Strobes added to runways Terminal Windows improved at night LED lamp color change on Ramp 83-85 Various minor fixes
  12. EGMC London Southend for Microsoft Flight Simulator! $25.99 AUD - Orbx Direct Welcome to London Southend! Pilot Plus can't wait for you to immerse yourself in this ultra-realistic rendition of Southend Airport! London Southend has been no small project, starting with an on-site visit by the team many months ago, every aspect has been studied and faithfully replicated. Navigating around the airport you’ll find detail on and around every building, every asset looks beautiful and the ground materials are no exception. If you visit the Restoration Hangar you will find one of the last remaining Avro Vulcan’s which is permanently situated at the airport. Airlines and couriers such as Ryanair, Wizz Air, Jota Aviation and Amazon are home here, this gives you plenty of choice from European holiday destinations to international cargo operations. An ultra-realistic rendition of London Southend Full PBR implementation, from buildings to airside clutter and ground Dynamic rain on control tower glass (old and new tower) Custom, refined aerial imagery covering the airport Authentic night experience $25.99 AUD - Orbx Direct
  13. Hi all, Drzewiecki Design Chicago Landmarks has been updated to version 1.1.0. Changes in the new version: - KMDW/KORD gate loading CTD is now fixed - Minor photogrammetry issues fixed - Texture issues fixed
  14. We are pleased to confirm that Weather Preset Pro has been updated to version 1.10. The new version adds 10 brand new presets, fixes a range of bugs and improves the installation process for customers. This is a free update for all customers. The new presets include additional jetstream presets, additional visibility conditions, new storm formations and also wild fire conditions. Whilst we’re excited by the new presets, we’re also pleased to have found better ways to implement some of our ideas in the previous build and used new techniques to make them more visually appealing and realistic to fly through. We have toned down some of the harsh winds from some of the conditions and improved how your aircraft controls during those stormy approaches. If you haven’t already purchased a copy, buy yours today. Just $8.99 AUD (approx US$6.54 | €5,52 | £4.97) Key Features 50 presets covering a range of exciting weather types Custom made presets that go beyond the built-in system Create exciting scenes directly in the simulator without the need for an additional UI Simple installation using a dynamic installer A 20-page manual covering all variations and an introduction to METARs How To Install / Update to Version 1.10 If you purchased Weather Preset Pro from Orbx, you first must run Orbx Central. If you have automatic updates turned on, the application will detect an update is required and download and install the required files. You can check by clicking on the “cog” icon and then “auto updates”.
  15. LOIJ Sankt Johann in Tirol for MSFS is now available in Orbx Central with a limited time 20% off!! bundle with Zell Am See (LOWZ)- Get the perfect pair of Austrian Alps GA airfields! Get it here - https://Orbx.to/LOIJ LOWZ existing customer? You’ve got 20% off discount too! -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  16. Welcome to Helsinki! Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA: HEL, ICAO: EFHK; Finnish: Helsinki-Vantaan lentoasema, Swedish: Helsingfors-Vanda flygplats), or simply Helsinki Airport, is the main international airport of the city of Helsinki, its surrounding metropolitan area, and the Uusimaa region. The airport is located in the neighboring city of Vantaa, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) west of Tikkurila, the administrative center of Vantaa and 9.2 NM (17.0 km; 10.6 mi) north of Helsinki city center. The airport is operated by state-owned Finavia. The airport is by far the busiest in Finland (with 20 times the traffic of the next-busiest, Oulu) and the fourth busiest in the Nordic countries in terms of passenger numbers. About 90% of Finland's international air traffic passes through Helsinki Airport. The airport handled 21.8 million passengers in 2019, including 18.9 million international passengers and 2.9 million domestic passengers. On average, the airport handles around 350 departures a day. Key Features Highly detailed rendition of Helsinki airport and it's surroundings Orbx Global / Open LC EU / VECTOR compatible Up to date ground layout according to the real-world changes and current construction Up to date terminal modeling 50cm/pixel satellite resolution for the approach area and airport High-quality 5m mesh coverage for the airport surroundings Accurate and detailed airport infrastructure based on real sizes and dimensions PBR implementation for taxiways and runways PBR implementation for the airport buildings PBR precipitation and snow effects Terminal interior model (simplified for maximum performance) Very realistic night lighting with directional taxiway centerline lights approach lights including correct brightness and weather/time-based visibility conditions Optimized Dynamic Lightning SODE jetways SODE VDGS and windsocks supported Compatible with P3D V4.5 HF3 and P3D V5 HF2+ Available now: https://orbxdirect.com/product/mkstudios-EFHK Available now: https://orbxdirect.com/product/mkstudios-EFHK
  17. Berlin Tegel [EDDT/TXL] for Prepar3D v4.5+ and v5 ** Prepar3D users- it's your turn! ** EDDT - Berlin Tegel Airport for Prepar3Dv5! We are really happy to share with you that very special project! Like any of our products, that version was built from the bottom up (not conversion!) using the native tools and setup of P3Dv5. The airport will release to P3Dv4.5+ and P3Dv5. Get It Here: https://orbxdirect.com/product/gaya-eddt Long live Berlin Tegel !
  18. MK Studios have added an additional 3 airports to OrbxDirect and to celebrate are offering a 30% discount here for 1 week only. Palma de Mallorca Airport is one of the most popular summer destinations in Europe served by many different airlines like Ryanair, Jet2, Vueling or TUI. Purchase Here $24.47 AUD (Normally $34.95 AUD) US$17.46 | €14,86 | £13.41 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Visit Dublin, the major airport of Ireland as well as a significant base for long haul flights to the USA as well as the Middle East. Purchase Here $24.47 AUD (Normally $34.95 AUD) US$17.46 | €14,86 | £13.41 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Visit Donegal Airport is located 2 NM south-west of Bunbeg in Carrickfinn, a townland in The Rosses, a district in north-west County Donegal, Ireland. The airport is on the county's north-west coast. about a 15-minute drive from Dungloe and Gweedore and 45 minutes from Letterkenny. It is popularly known within County Donegal as Carrickfinn Airport. Purchase Here $17.47 AUD (Normally $24.95 AUD) US$12.47 | €10,61 | £9.58 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  19. Hot on the heels of their Rutan Long-EZ release, IndiaFoxtEcho in collaboration with Frecce Tricolori Virtuali, have released the most exciting aircraft currently available on Microsoft Flight Simulator - the Aermacchi MB-339. The Aermacchi MB-339 is a military jet trainer and light attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Italian aviation company Aermacchi and features two variants - the MB-339A and MB-339PAN which the Frecce Tricolori aerobatic team uses. Both models are highly detailed and also include 7 different 8k liveries. Purchase Here $33.00 AUD US$24 | €20 | £18 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  20. Hi all, we are pleased to announce the release of IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations' Long-EZ for Microsoft Flight Simulator on OrbxDirect. The Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ is a tandem 2-seater homebuilt aircraft designed by Burt Rutan's Rutan Aircraft Factory. Like many Burt Rutan designs, it has a noticeable shape with canard ahead of the cockpit, a high surface wing with vertical fins at the end of the wing and a rear pushing engine. Its predecessor was the VariEze, plans of which were first available to homebuilders in 1976. The Indiafoxtecho rendition features a detailed modeling along with 8K textures and comes with custom sounds and 4 liveries. The Long-EZ is a modern, high performance, custom built long range aircraft featuring the latest advances in aerodynamics and structure to provide good utility, economy, comfort, simplicity and flight safety. Purchase Here $24.99 AUD US$17.70 | €15,10 | £13.70 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  21. We are pleased to announce that TFDi Designs PACX is now available on OrbxDirect! PACX (Passenger and Crew Experience) seeks to bring the feeling of responsibility and the significance of travelling with passengers and crew to your simulator and is compatible with Microsoft Flight SImulator, all versions of P3D, FSX and X-Plane 11. Announcements Over 700 different sounds make every flight sound different. You will hear your actual destination, flight number, time of day, outside temperature, and flight-specific announcements like cabin lights dimming or customs. Passenger Simulation Passengers will react to, and judge, events throughout your flight. A business traveller may be more affected by delays than a passenger going on vacation. Customizable career options can further affect passenger feedback. Keeping Everyone Informed Interact with your passengers and crew in a realistic, easy way. Direct Interaction Using the announcement menu or the in-sim HUD, you can inform passengers of delays, diversions, aircraft problems, and more. You can also answer crew questions or request an update on their status. On certain aircraft, interaction can be initiated by pressing the appropriate in-cockpit controls on select third party aircraft. Vocal Interaction Vocal recognition technology allows you to make realistic public addresses. Use this system to interact with your passengers and crew in a realistic way. If desired, you can hear your announcement played back like as if through a PA speaker. Progressing through Flights In-flight incidents and a powerful, intuitive records system help make every flight count. Incidents You may encounter dynamic and random medical incidents, reseating requests, and baggage issues. Some incidents just cause a slight delay, some require much more. Records The records system automatically backs up your flights and lets you view your history. You can track your progression through your career with career mode, view statistics, and earn awards for flying performance. Purchase Here $41.99 AUD US$29.98 | €25,53 | £23.04 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Also, we have also worked with TFDi Design to allow existing customers to migrate their licence for either PACX or the 717 to OrbxDirect. That can be done by visiting this dedicated page and completing the required details.
  22. We're delighted to inform you that Weather Preset Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available to purchase through OrbxDirect. Experience torrential tropical storms, harsh hurricanes and brutal blizzards all with the click of a button thanks to Weather Preset Pro. Weather Preset Pro goes beyond what is possible with the built-in tools to provide 40 brand-new weather presets to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Weather Preset Pro is the perfect way to try out challenging conditions anywhere in the world. Land at difficult airports in zero visibility or test our your skills with gusty winds sweeping your aircraft from side-to-side. Content creators will be able to also quickly jump between stunning clear skies to towering storms for those incredible cinematic shots. So whether you’re looking to experience the crisp morning dew air or battle through terrifying sandstorms, Weather Preset Pro will enable you to let your imagination run wild. Buy here: https://orbxdirect.com/product/sofly-weather-preset-pro Price: $8.99AUD (Approximately: £4.99 / €5.49 / $6.95) Features Over 40 presets covering a range of exciting weather types Custom made presets that go beyond the built-in system Create exciting scenes directly in the simulator without the need for an additional UI Simple installation using a dynamic installer A 20-page manual covering all variations and an introduction to METARs Presets Included: Challenging weather presets Sandstorms Zero Visibility Hurricane conditions Tropical storms Stunning cloud presets High-level clouds Overcast Big and Bold Tropical paradise presets Blazing Sunshine Calm Winds Humid Storms Snow and ice presets Snow Flurry Arctic Chill Blizzards ...and many more! Here are a collection of example presets included with Weather Preset Pro:
  23. Released for X-Plane 11 - EDDT Berlin Tegel Airport Located a short 10 kilometres by road from the centre of Berlin, Tegel is most certainly an urban hub - and it's this proximity which we, Gaya Simulations, have used to our advantage in making our next flagship scenery. As always with Gaya Simulations airports, Berlin Tegel is designed for best in-class immersion, detailing and performance. Our artists have spent months trawling through documents, images and other primary sources in order to create the most compelling and realistic recreation of the airport on the market. The hub of the now defunct Air Berlin, Tegel is the perfect place to perform some retro rotations - or if you're looking for something more modern, perhaps try some Easyjet laps in the A320. https://orbxdirect.com/product/gaya-eddt-xp11 $35.00 AUD US$25.00 | €21,26 | £19.35 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  24. Wycombe Air Park is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator! Wycombe Air Park sits on the edge of London and is home to a bustling aviation community. Set in the classic British countryside, Wycombe is a popular airfield for general aviation pilots. Pilot Plus’ London Wycombe captures the airfield’s atmosphere and unique charm and was built native for MSFS. Using crisp ground imagery with hand painted ground at 5cm per pixel, with densely packed modelling throughout, Pilot Plus has crafted the definitive version of London Wycombe Air Park. Combining ultra-realistic models with modern texturing techniques, this is the perfect place to start your VFR experience. Using real-world data and onsite visits, the airfield is completed to the highest detail providing a truly authentic adventure. Soar across the area with accurately placed VFR landmarks all used by real-pilots to complete circuits. Features: A unique and charming countryside atmosphere with highly detailed 3D modelling Full PBR Air park, including apron assets, buildings and ground Dynamic rain on the control tower glass Includes local VFR landmarks used when flying (Stadium, Golden Ball Church, Stokenchurch mast etc.. Hand coloured aerial imagery covering the airfield and surroundings (up to 12.5cm per pixel) Available Here $18.99 AUD Watch a video review from VR Flight Sim Guy
  25. Fly "by the book" with incredibly detailed systems that are meticulously detailed in over 650 pages of pilot training manuals. The KA350i redefines immersion. Available now for P3Dv4.5: https://Orbx.to/ka350i
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