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  1. The Volanta team have been hard at work over the past few months gathering valuable feedback from the community and integrating it into our ever evolving smart flight tracker. We want to express our sincere gratitude for the support all of you have shown us since we launched in January. Our amazing community has been sending us valuable feedback daily through our various social channels (Discord, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). We get feedback from all types of sim pilots doing many different types of flying. It’s community feedback that drives us to improve Volanta. With that being said, we’d like to showcase what we’ve been working on. The updates mentioned below are WIP and will be in your hands soon! Volanta v1.1 It is with great pleasure that we announce our first major feature update: Volanta v1.1. This has truly been shaped by your feedback and suggestions and molded into something special. After many hours of development and testing, this free update includes exciting new features to further enhance the functionality and polish you’ve come to expect. Volanta v1.1 also introduces our paid tier: Volanta Premium. Learn more below. In addition to our existing core features, we’ve also added a few more things we think you might like in Volanta v1.1. Map The high performance GPU-rendered map is at the core of almost every Volanta feature. Because of this, we’ve put some extra effort into making it the most feature-rich map available. In Volanta 1.0, it can be difficult to see 3D flight paths. We’ve taken your feedback and overhauled 3D paths, completely changing how they work. Whether you look at the weather to avoid it, or to find more challenging environments to fly in, we’ve added a rain radar layer to help. This real-time data is sourced from various weather radars across the globe - and it even shows snow! We’ve had a few requests from our community to add light mode to Volanta. But, Mitch misheard and accidentally added Satellite Mode to the map instead. We think it looks pretty cool, especially when zooming into an airport and seeing the taxiway/gate labels on top of the satellite imagery. On the flights page, we’ve added two more features to help you browse your past flights. Firstly, when hovering over a flight in the list, the origin and destination pair will now be highlighted on the map. Secondly, if you have filtered your list of flights by searching for something like “aircraft:a320”, we will render only those flights on the map. Much easier shown in a video, see below Planning To make Volanta a more complete planning tool, once you’ve planned a flight with SimBrief (or imported from SimBrief), we’ll add an extra "Flight Briefing" tab below map settings. This will give you easy access to the information you need to plan your flight - all within Volanta! We’ve also included some handy buttons above the OFP. Clicking on these will quickly take you to the relevant section of the flight plan. No more scrolling through the many pages of a PDF. Screenshots If you’re like us, you have a screenshots folder that has thousands of screenshots contained within. As flight simmers, we love sharing our setups - our favourite aircraft, scenery or other graphics enhancements. If enabled, Volanta will watch your screenshot folders and geotag your images with the location of your aircraft. When you choose to upload them (either during the flight or after), you will see a screenshot icon at the exact location where your screenshot was taken. Your screenshots are organised within a particular flight and are always accessible. To help build Volanta’s community further, we automatically show a random selection of screenshots on the map that constantly refreshes. If you don’t want your screenshots to be public, we have powerful privacy settings that can keep your data private. Free users can upload up to 3 screenshots per flight, which are automatically resized to 1920x1080. Volanta Premium users can upload unlimited 4K screenshots, more on that later. This is just the beginning of screenshots in Volanta - we have some more exciting plans to further enhance this feature (like a feed of screenshots). We can’t wait to see the exciting screenshots you will upload! User Interface We’ve polished some existing features to make them easier to use, as well as giving them a fresh splash of paint. For example, when viewing your aircraft, you can now filter the list by type, airport, airline and registration. Our flight card also got an overhaul - it now has tabs . These make it much easier for us to add new features, instead of making the card longer and longer. We’ve also added support for fictional airlines (such as virtual airlines). To see fictional airlines within Volanta, you must enable them first under Settings -> General -> “Include fictional airlines in search results.” If you’d like your VA to be added, please ensure you meet the minimum requirements then complete our Fictional Airline Form. Volanta Premium Volanta Premium allows you to support Volanta’s continued development, whilst also getting some exclusive features and perks. As many of you already know, it’s not only about the simulator itself. There are a lot of important programs, features and external tools that go into every flight. Whether that be from flight planning, weather programs or simply searching for flights. It all adds to the clutter and minimizes your actual “sim” time. Volanta Premium gives you the opportunity to focus more on flying and less on setup + paperwork. One of the main goals for Volanta was to incorporate industry leading features, all while keeping our easy-to-use functionality. Since our development team are also dedicated flight simmers, we’ve always wanted a tracking system that added value to our flying. For that reason, we developed ways to minimize downtime and add valuable functionality. Sense of community Part of the fun is sharing your simulation experience with others. For this reason, we built Flight Parties: fly with your Volanta friends and easily create your own group flights. We currently allow up to 10 participants per party. Volanta Premium is only required by the host of the party - you can invite any Volanta user to join. You don’t have to fly the same route to be in a party. It simply lets you connect with your friends and enjoy the flying experience all in one place. Party members can easily copy the origin, destination and filed route from any other member in the party. You can see your party member’s OFP briefings too. When browsing through your past flights, you can even see the party members you flew with. The benefits of being in a party also extend to Volanta’s powerful map. In addition to seeing fellow party members highlighted, you can also draw on a collaborative real time map. Members of your party will see your drawings appear instantly. Each user also gets assigned their own colour. You could use this to show which route you’re going to taxi at a complicated airport, or the path you intend to fly between some towering mountain ranges. Or you could draw some "art". The possibilities are endless. This is just the beginning of parties in Volanta. We are super excited by this feature, and can’t wait to hear community feedback. More tools to help you fly Ever get that annoying CTD or run out of memory? Our cloud save and load system gives premium users the chance to reclaim their flight, without having to manually reload the sim. Simply load the saved flight within Volanta and it will automatically bring you back to where you left off. To further extend our cloud save and load functionality, we introduced smart autosave. This isn’t just a 5 minute timer that triggers a save - it’s a little more. When your aircraft is below 5,000 ft AGL, we don’t trigger saves. This stops annoying saves from stuttering your simulator during the most important phases of your flight - takeoff and landing! Additionally, we trigger a save as you begin pushback. This allows you to load a save at a point in time when your aircraft’s FMS has been configured for flight. If your sim crashes at some point before takeoff, you can reload from this save, complete your pushback (again), and fly without having to set everything up again! Finally, we also trigger a save when your flight ends. This powers Volanta’s aircraft persistence. See more below. Volanta’s smart autosave is also configurable. Keeping you in control of your simulator. Save, load and autosave currently work in FSX, P3D and MSFS. Noticed your simulator time slowly drifting out of sync on a long flight? Volanta monitors the current time in your simulator and can automatically sync it to the current UTC time as soon as it detects a drift. No more confusing ETAs! (FSX/P3D only) Imagine you’re away from your sim and notice (using fly.volanta.app on your phone) that you’re getting quite close to your destination. With Volanta Premium, you can now remotely pause (and unpause) your flight. Continue where you left off One thing missing from flight simulation is persistence. Currently when you start up the simulator, you have a fresh aircraft spawned in at a new gate. The aircraft don’t really have a history. With Volanta Premium’s aircraft persistence (powered by smart autosave), you can load your aircraft exactly where you left it from a previous flight: aircraft position, fuel, switch states can all be persisted. These aircraft persistence saves are backed up to the cloud, so if you reinstall your simulator, or get a new PC, you can always have access to accurate positions for your fleet. Aircraft persistence is an extremely powerful feature for which we have many improvements planned, including sharing aircraft among friends and seeing your other aircraft parked in the simulator. Making your simulator world more dynamic and ever-changing. Even more benefits For those of us who really love taking screenshots, Volanta Premium allows you to upload unlimited 4K screenshots to your flights. As a Volanta Premium user you’ll receive a Premium badge that’ll be displayed on your profile, in the friends list and when other users view your active flight. You’ll also receive an exclusive role on our Discord server which grants you access to premium-only channels. To further reward Volanta Premium early adopters, we have an exclusive 25% off a large range of Orbx products that will be automatically applied to your Orbx account. This discount ends on the 1st of November 2021, conditions apply. Pricing Pay monthly: $6.45 AUD + tax (approx. US$4.99, €4.10, £3.53) Pay yearly: $64.50 AUD + tax (approx. US$49.90, €41.00, £35.30) - TWO MONTHS FREE Here's a quick summary of what you get in Premium: Core (always free) Premium (US$4.99/month or US$49.90/year) Flight Planning, Tracking & Logbook UPDATED Aircraft Statistics Powerful Map UPDATED Challenges Friends Flight Parties NEW Collaborative map, easy group flight planning Can join only Join & host Cloud Screenshots NEW 3 per flight 1920x1080 Unlimited 3840x2160 Aircraft Persistence NEW Cloud Saves + Autosave NEW Time Sync NEW Remote Control NEW Pause and unpause Premium Status in App NEW Visible on the map and in the friends list OrbxDirect 25% Discount NEW Conditions apply, ends 1st Nov 2021 Premium Discord Channel NEW The current core features of Volanta will always remain free of charge with ongoing support. For those looking to expand their experience, Volanta Premium is for you! We have so many features coming down the pipeline for both Volanta Core and Volanta Premium. We can’t wait to hear your feedback and suggestions. We want to thank everyone for their continued support. Without you, Volanta wouldn’t be where it is today! The Volanta Team
  2. Hi all, an update to FS Academy VFR is now available on Orbx Central. 1.3.0 Changelog -Onscreen objectives -Visible Markers -Trigger enhancements, refinements and additions -Added map for lesson 4 -Intro and Outro cinematics -Instructor now notices excessive bank, pitch etc
  3. From the acclaimed developer, Marcus Nyberg, we are pleased to announce his upcoming airport project for Microsoft Flight Simulator - ESSB Stockholm Bromma Airport! Serving a wide variety of domestic destinations as well as chosen few international routes, Bromma Airport is the third busiest airport in Sweden, located in the heart of Stockholm. The airport, which opened up roughly 90 years ago, is also a key business jet hub and a former home for the government's private jets. Located in the Stockholm district that gave it its name, the airport offers a most magnificent approach over the most central parts of the Swedish capital with views over the old town, Gröna Lund, Söder, Rådhuset, Djurgården and even Kaknästornet can be seen in the distance. Bromma Airport has been built to the highest standard and with no detail spared, as well as an updated Stockholm city with over 100+ custom POI's, crisp color-balanced custom aerial imagery as well as various other upgrades that brings the city to life. An incredible amount of work has also been put on making the final approach over Bromma to be as spectacular as it is in real life. An airport and city built to the highest standards, Bromma Airport and Stockholm City combines the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator tech alongside best-practice optimization to ensure the perfect balance between stunningly high-fidelity visuals and excellent performance, perfect as your next Scandinavian destination! At a glance Bromma Airport in exquisitely detailed 4K depiction High-detailed 4K textures, with a majority featuring PBR and normal maps. Stockholm City with 100+ incredible POI's, giving a lot to explore Beautiful hand-coloured custom aerial imagery for the entire Stockholm city area Sloped runway Stunning representation of the airport surroundings with an incredible amount of detail, including the old hangar area that now serves as a shopping centre Developed in collaboration with Bromma Airport management Incredibly detailed 3D modelling and texturing The below shots are work in progress shots of the airport surrounds, so keep an eye out for more previews screenshots when we go into testing soon!
  4. Hello , In the future, do you plan to implement the possibility of having missions, of creating a company like onair or skypad? Thanks
  5. The DHC-6 Twin Otter is the ultimate go-anywhere aircraft. It was built to reliably and safely go where other aircraft don't stand a chance. It can land on tarmac runways, mudflats, water, sand, snow, ice and does regularly scheduled flights in both of the Polar Regions and to airports at extreme altitudes as well as tropical islands. Optionally equipped with skies, tundra tires and floats there will be no place where the trusty Twin Otter will not be able to take you. With versions for cargo and passengers, 100 and 300 models and different engines we cover the whole range of this amazing aircraft. One of the main reasons the Twin Otter still performing well after years is its rugged design. A fixed landing gear that is strong, light and cannot fail. A tall wing that keeps the engines clear of debris and is designed for STOL operation. $47.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$34.60 | €30,51 | £25.42 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features Full new development using all options of the platform Highly optimized modelling, prepared for use on PC and Xbox Wwise sound set with close to 300 spatially placed sounds Full use of decals to save on texture memory, very light on system resources Complex icing modelled on almost all surfaces and functional de-icing systems including electrical de-icing for probes and de-icing boots for the leading edge. Fully featured fuel systems (updated when MSFS adds more features) High-definition flight models for each model No additional navigation database is needed MSFS checklists implemented Complete avionics stack (all compatible with available tweaks) Garmin 530 all-in-one GPS/Nav/Comm solution Garmin 430 all-in-one GPS/Nav/Comm solution Bendix/King KR-87 ADF Receiver Bendix/King KT-76C Transponder Bendix/King KAP140 Autopilot Intercontinental Altitude Alerter Collins 913K Autopilot Controller (used as a repeater for the KAP140) Bendix/King KMA Audio Selector Collins FD-112V Flight Director Thirteen models DHC6-100 Floats Passenger (Westcoast Air C-FGQH) DHC6-100 Wheels Cargo (Norway Airforce MXJ_67-062) DHC6-100_Wheels Passenger (Fuerza Aerea de chile 940) DHC6-300 Amphibian Passenger (Viking Air N153QS) DHC6-300 Floats Passenger (Trans Maldivian 8Q-TJM) DHC6-300 Floats Passenger Short Nose (Trans Maldivian 8Q-MAV) DHC6-300 Ski Cargo (British Antarctica Survey VP-FBB) DHC6-300 Tundra Wheels Cargo (Air Inuit C-GKCJ) DHC6-300 Tundra Wheels Passenger (Norlandair TF-NLC) DHC6-300 Wheels Cargo 3 Blade Prop (Aklak Air C-CDHC) DHC6-300 Wheels Cargo 4 Blade Prop (Aklak Air C-CDHC) DHC6-300 Wheels Skydiver (Perris Valley Skydiving N-708PV) DHC6-300 Wheels Passenger (Solomons Airline H4-FNT) $47.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$34.60 | €30,51 | £25.42 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  6. Hi all, there have a been a few updates for the Grumman F3F-2 with the latest (1.2.0) now available on Orbx Central. 1.2.0 The CTD issue some people are getting should be fixed now. This also cures a frame rate issue that others were getting. Stick issue is corrected. Quickview cameras are edited to match the stock implementation. VR camera has been reset. 1.1.27 Elevator issue on the Gulfhawk variant. Remapped internal canopy structure.
  7. Now available on OrbxDirect is F-35 Lightning II for Microsoft Flight Simulator by IndiaFoxtEcho! The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A, the short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-based (CV/CATOBAR) F-35C. NOTE: The package only depicts the Vehicle Systems and some essential Mission Systems. The following mission systems are NOT simulated: RADAR, DAS, EOTS/TFLIR, RWR Sensor fusion. $38.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$28.12 | €24,89 | £20.88 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features Detailed representation of the three variants of the aircraft, showcasing individual differences and commonalities. Detailed external visual model and cockpit, based on extensive research Realistic pilot interface through the Primary Control Display (PCD) based on real-world simulators Liveries for all the air forces and services that are currently flying the F-35 Realistic flight dynamics based on publicly available data STOVL capabilities for the F-35B Carrier capabilities for the F-35C (special code to perform assisted takeoff and landing from any static surface) Sound package based on real-world recordings $38.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$28.12 | €24,89 | £20.88 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  8. Hi all, an update has been available for KAWO Arlington for X-Plane by Airfoillabs. Fixes Added Animated and Remotely controlled Airfoillabs Hangar. Compatibility with C172 NG DIGITAL product. Graphically represented 3d navigation patterns for all 5 airports. Toggle Arrows help to locate visually airports and landing spots. Added 2 Gravel Riverbank adventure landing spots with 3D content. Corrected Ortho and Exclusion zones. Compatibility with ORBX - TrueEarth US Washington. Minor fixes.
  9. Ben Gurion International Airport (IATA: TLV, ICAO: LLBG) (commonly known by its Hebrew acronym as Natbag) is the largest airport in Israel. It is said to be the world's most secure airport. The original layout of the airfield as designed in the 1930s included four intersecting 800 m runways. However, none of this original layout is visible nowadays since as usage increased and aircraft types and needs changing over the years various runways on the airport's premises were built and removed. $28.49 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$20.50 | €17,98 | £15.00 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features Accurate Terminal 3 and the old Terminal 1 buildings, concourse, hangars, towers, and airport layout Full Dynamic Lighting Custom animated jetway system for all gates Custom runway and apron/tarmac textures High resolution (20cm pixel) photoreal seasonal ground textures Colour-corrected ground textures to reflect real-world topography colours Static airplane on apron (old EL AL 777) Fully optimized for a smooth simulation experience $28.49 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$20.50 | €17,98 | £15.00 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  10. The P-51 D, built by North American Aviation is a single-seat low wing aircraft powered by an (under licence) Packard built Rolls Royce Engine. Originally designed as part of a proposal to design a completely new fighter from the ground up the P51 saw a number of roles during the second world war and in fact well into the ’50s and the advent of the jet age. $49.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$35.97 | €31,54 | £26.32 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features All new hi-fidelity models with superb detail including gun bays and gear wells Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built over contemporary detailed plans and drawings Authentic cockpit detail includes many bespoke animations and effects. Full PBR materials and textures include realistic "pillowing" of metal surfaces. Animated authentic U.S. military pilot figure + your choice to remove for Asobo stock pilot Specially animated, realistic undercarriage operation and the famous hydraulic droop Choice of classic or modern radios Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance based on real flight tests. Specially authored WWise Hi-Fidelity sound package. Unique code to "iron" out poor simulator tail-dragger performance. Loadouts and external tanks based on weight. The package includes a variety of colourful liveries from WW2 fighter squadrons and 3 civilian registered versions. "Cripes 'a' mighty" 487th Squadron 352nd group "Glamourous glen III " 363rd Squadron 357th Fighter group MKIVA 303 Squadron KM112 MKIVA 3rd squadron "Big Beautiful Doll" 84th Squadron 78th fighter group "Detroit Miss" 375th Squadron 361st Fighter group "Jersey Jerk" 361st Squadron 356th Fighter group "Jumpin' Jacques" 3rd Squadron 3rd Fighter group "Old Crow" 362nd Squadron 357th Fighter group "Ridge Runner III" 335th Squadron 4 Fighter group "The Hun Hunter" 354th Squadron 355th Fighter group "Shangrila" 336th Squadron 4th Fighter group "The Millie G" 343rd Squadron 55th Fighter group P-51D 44-74950 now registered as N511D P-51D 44-84952 now registered as N201D P-51D 45-11371 now registered as N1051S $49.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$35.97 | €31,54 | £26.32 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  11. Hi all, The update to resolve the exclusion issues around airports for Spain South has been released. Also resolved are the missing textures for one of the road settings.
  12. Seafront Simulations releases today 2 new products to overhaul your default AI ship and leisure boat traffic in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Vessels Enhanced AI replaces the default with high quality, night lit yachts, catamarans, motorboats, fishing boats, cargo ships and cruise ships with this global add-on. $16.92 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$12.49 | €10,52 | £8.96 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Vessels Global Shipping adds around 50,000 routes for the high-quality, PBR, night-lit utility, fishing and cargo ships that is available with the Enhanced AI product (sold separately.) Includes wakes with Sim Update 5! $27.08 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$20.00 | €16,83 | £14.34 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  13. Hi everyone, We realise we have not announced any product roadmap for a while, mostly due to putting efforts on planning around the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator and understanding what was possible. After a few months, and a few more products, we feel now it’s a good time to draw up a list of products which we are planning to release in the next little while. Now - we know in flight sim (and in life!) things can change fast, so we reserve the right to modify the list and the sequence, so best to keep checking our “coming soon” page to be up to date with what is coming next. First of all, here are some of the Landmarks City Packs we have lined up for development in MSFS: Auckland, New Zealand Cape Town, South Africa Cairo, Egypt Dubai, UAE Dublin, Ireland Frankfurt, Germany Honolulu, Oahu, USA Melbourne, Australia Mumbai, India Panama Canal and Panama City Yokohama, Japan ....and Cityscape Sydney for P3D! Then a few Regional Packs, also for MSFS: Canary Islands Northern England Scotland A couple of very neat regions are planned for X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D, with the spectacular TrueEarth Eastern Alps (P3D) and TrueEarth Southern Spain (XP11), and you already know about openLC Asia. Regarding airports, we have a bit of a mix between P3D and MSFS, but we are also looking at a number of refreshed airports for XP11. These below are the ones in production: KBOI Boise International (P3D) KBUR Hollywood Burbank (XPL) KCRW Chuck Yeager (MSFS) KPBI Palm Beach (P3D & MSFS) LDSP Split Airport (P3D & MSFS) LIEO Olbia (XPL) LKPR Prague (P3D & MSFS) VTSP Phuket International (P3D) And from our Indies, we have the following that are in deep development: KAVX Catalina for MSFS (Ken & Tim) ENTO Torp for P3D (Finn) KVNY Van Nuys for P3D & MSFS (Matteo) LIPH Treviso for MSFS (Matteo) SBSP São Paulo for MSFS (Matteo) ESSB Stockholm Bromma for MSFS & P3D (Marcus) On top of these, our Australian HQ airport, YMEN, will be launched on MSFS, P3D and XP11 at the same time. Essendon Fields is celebrating 100 years of operation, and we are working closely with Essendon Fields management and airport operations to bring you this airport in its full glory, with max details and true to life buildings. We are rather excited by this (very excited as a matter of fact!), and we hope you will all come and visit. ;-) In some really new news, we will be soon releasing our very first aircraft for MSFS - the Edgley Optica. The aircraft was designed for low speed observation work with a loiter time of around 7 hours, intended to rival helicopters. The bubble canopy provides an amazing 270 degrees panoramic vision and almost vertical downward vision, which is perfect for enjoying Orbx scenery all around. A total of 22 aircraft were manufactured over the years and some are still operational in countries across the globe. Our version has been lovingly crafted with a high attention to detail and will come with some representation of real world skins including some of our own favourite custom designs. We are sure you will love flying this aircraft in MSFS as much as our team has. Well! That is a bit of a list which will keep us busy for the next few months… We are leaving this post open for comments. Happy to get your feedback and future requests! As always yours in flying, The Orbx Team
  14. Just in time for Christmas! Welcome to Rovaniemi, the official airport of Santa Claus! Rovaniemi Airport is the third busiest airport in Finland, located about 10 kilometres (6nm) from the city centre. The Arctic Circle crosses the airport runway at its northern end! Rovaniemi is known for Santa Claus Village and Santa Park located near the airport as well as very cold winters and demanding weather conditions. It's served on a regular basis by Finnair and Norwegian. However, there are many seasonal operators like Aer Lingus, Air France, easyJet, Edelweiss Air, Enter Air, Eurowings, Jet2, LOT, Transavia, TUI and Turkish Airlines. $19.95 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$14.37 | €12,67 | £10.77 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Existing OrbxDirect customers with EFRO for MSFS in their accounts are eligible for a 40% discount. Features Highly detailed rendition of Rovaniemi airport Photoreal coverage of airport area Orbx Global/Vector compatible Up to date ground layout and stands Accurate and detailed airport infrastructure based on real sizes and dimensions PBR implementation for taxiways and runways PBR implementation for the airport buildings Very realistic night lighting with directional taxiway centerline lights approach lights including correct brightness and weather/time-based visibility conditions Dynamic Lightning SODE Jetway/VDGS $19.95 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$14.37 | €12,67 | £10.77 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Existing OrbxDirect customers with EFRO for MSFS in their accounts are eligible for a 40% discount.
  15. Hi all, an update is now available on Orbx Central for the F-35. 1.0.1 SYSTEMS UPDATE, THROTTLE FIX AND MISCELLANEOUS IMPROVEMENTS - Added reference to Asobo Common behaviors to fix throttle issue introduced by - Added missing lights on IPP control panel - Added IPP BIT sequence (slightly shorter than IRL) and cooldown - Fixed color of BINGO line on MFD (was while, is yellow IRL) - Added missing IPP "BURN" indication on MFD - Rectified trim symbology in FCS page - Rectified wing fold symbology in FCS (for C model) and added aileron icons - Rectified hook symbol in FCS page - Rectified trim setting color in FCS page - Fixed ICAO code for F-35B - Changed ATC codes for all aircraft - Fixed missing entries in F-35A and C engine models - Fixed engine rating for F-35B - Increased battery capacity for all variants - Fixed mismatched mouse areas in COMMunications page if FAB is SWAPPED - Fixed non working mouse areas in LITES page if FAB is SWAPPED - Added trim readout - Changed Wing Fold caption (now reads spread or fold, in reality they are separate commands) - Added numerical reading on control surfaces on FCS page - Added custom AI sound package
  16. Hi all, an update to Cityscape Sydney is now available. This patch seeks to resolve issues with customers using FlyTampa's YSSY purchased directly from FlyTampa. Cityscape Sydney is placed above the airport YSSY in the scenery order and while this works great when everything is installed via Orbx Central, this has caused some irritations when FT YSSY was purchased directly from FlyTampa. Therefore, here is a workaround on how the two sceneries can still work together: Make sure you have the latest version of FlyTampa YSSY installed Also ensure 1.1.0 CS Sydney is installed In the CS Sydney configuration panel ensure the 'FlyTampa YSSY Sydney Mode' option is enabled In the FT scenery folder you will need to disable the following two files (move them to another directory or rename the file extension to 'OFF') Sydney_Photo.bgl Sydney_Photolm.bgl Unfortunately this renaming cannot be automated by Orbx Central due the various disk locations that the scenery can be installed to.
  17. The scenery features over 30 airports and airfields including photo-realistic buildings, extremely detailed ground textures and markings, entire fleets of static flying club planes and reworked vegetation placed with the utmost precision. You will also be able to enjoy a large number of remarkable objects, obstacles and VFR landmarks referenced by the SIA (Aeronautical Information Service), reworked ground textures and vegetation, the high voltage pylons network, thousands of wind turbines, castles, churches and many others things... $51.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$37.38 | €32,95 | £27.49 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features 28 enhanced airports and airfields with photo-realistic 3D modelling for some of them. 3 large military airports added (not existing in MSFS) with photo-realistic ground texture. Detailed ground textures and markings. Realistic static flying club airplanes on all the platforms. Numerous animations and accurate details. Vegetation reworked on the platform and its surroundings. Realistic night lighting. Photo-realistic areas reworked for 9 platforms including military surrounding areas (Angers, Belle-Ile, Dinard, Evreux, Landivisiau, Le Havre, Lorient, Saint-Nazaire and Vannes). Main obstacles and VFR landmarks referenced by SIA (Aeronautical Information Service) (about 400 obstacles and VFR landmarks). Main lighthouses and beacons (approximately 60 objects) including approximately 30 extremely detailed lighthouses. Marinas and moorings with pleasure boats (about 200 sites) on the entire scenery. Numerous remarkable objects (5200 antennas, 6400 castle, 2400 water towers, 7200 churches, 1700 wind turbines, 5400 industrial tanks, 15800 greenhouses, 440 high voltage transformers, 3300 silos and agricultural tanks, 150 plaice huts...). Electrical pylons network (63kV to 400kV) including security altitude day/night markings. Roads and highways signs (about 13000 signs) on the main road network. Railroad pylons near airports and airfields platforms. Campsites near airports and airfields platforms. Coastline and main rivers partially cleaned of excess vegetation. Railroad and electrical networks cleaned of excess vegetation. Compatible with all of our others product range. SIA – VAC – IAC – APT – ARRDEP charts provided $51.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$37.38 | €32,95 | £27.49 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  18. Hi all, updates to REX products are now available on Orbx Central. REX AccuSeason – Technical Update 1.0 (6.0.2022.0104) FIX LIST: FIXED – Automated preset installation. FIXED – Short tree height option not persisting. FIXED – Compatibility for Microsoft Flight Simulator v. ADDED – Option within the Automation window in which a user can set the desired system time that automation installation is engaged. REX Real Global Airport Textures – Technical Update 2.1 (6.0.2022.0107) FIX LIST: FIXED – Support for the latest release of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator – Build: REX Weather Force – Technical Update 2.2 (6.0.2022.0107) FIX LIST: FIXED – Compatibility with the latest version of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator FIXED – Missing weather data when notes field is null FIXED – Inaccurate wind and temperature rendering at the surface and aloft. FIXED – Rapid pressure changes at higher altitudes FIXED – Weather search for airports with specific wind speeds or visibility readings FIXED – Aerosol rendering even when disabled IMPROVED – Snow rendering formula IMPROVED – Frame performance
  19. Hi all, some updates for IndiaFoxtEcho products are available now on Orbx Central. T-45C Goshawk 1.2.2 Flight model tweaks, throttle lever fix and other improvements: - Further tweaks to roll rate and pitch authority - Fixed airspeed indicator colors (external view gauges) - Improved catapult launch code (now with hold back functionality) - Increased maximum HUD brightness for better daylight visibility - Redone all thumbnails with the new capture tool - Added reference to Asobo Common templates as workaround for generic throttle assignment not working - Added catapult launch and recovery sound effects - Updated marketplace product description - Cleanup of unused code code and files MB-339 1.3.6 - throttle lever fix to problem introduced by MSFS Long-EZ 1.2.6 - Thumbnails redone with new capture tool - Added reference to Asobo Common template to fix problem with throttle introduced in January Sim Update
  20. AccuSeason is a modern, feature-rich application containing a large collection of seasonal presets and vegetation configuration options that display seasons globally. In addition, you can select tree height, deciduous tree canopy type and color tone! $35.00 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$25.09 | €22,21 | £18.91 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Orbx Central v4.1.41 is required before installing, make sure you have it updated! Manage Your Seasons and Customization with a Modern App! With all the vegetation options provided, the app allows you to choose your selections quickly and easily. No need to manually work within Windows folder structures to change files or edit text documents. Simply select preset and customization choices within the app and it will do all the work for you. As future enhancements are developed, updates will occur automatically, so no need for frequent downloading and manipulating files. $35.00 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$25.09 | €22,21 | £18.91 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Orbx Central v4.1.41 is required before installing, make sure you have it updated!
  21. The Volanta team have been working hard since we released v1.1 back in August, ensuring that Volanta remains the most innovative flight tracker in the industry. We managed to set a new concurrent connection record of 1,704 users flying during VATSIM's Cross the Pond event! Three lucky users won prizes during this event, along with more prizes won during our "Fright Flight" competition. All in all, it has been a busy few months for us! The community sends us feedback every single day through our various social channels (Discord, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), letting us know how they think Volanta can be improved for everyone. The community feedback is what drives us to make Volanta better every single day, so from everyone at Team Volanta - thank you! Now, let's get to the exciting part! The updates that are mentioned below are still a work in progress, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what’s coming your way. Volanta v1.2 - Activities Update We are proud to announce our second major feature update, bringing you even more ways to fly: Volanta v1.2. This free update brings a whole host of new features to Volanta. We wanted to give our users more things to do. So, in v1.2, we have focused on expanding the activities available within Volanta. The “Challenges” page has been overhauled and replaced with “Activities”. This page will act as a hub for Volanta-powered experiences. You can discover new places to fly with Aerocaches, find new events on both multiplayer networks and Volanta, as well as searching comprehensive real-world schedules. More unique activities are in the works, we can’t wait to show you what we have coming. Real-World Schedules One of the most requested features from our community since launch is the ability to easily find real-world flights and callsigns. In Volanta v1.2, we are happy to announce that we have integrated global flight schedule data for Volanta Premium subscribers. Our data uses a real-world aviation feed, meaning we can provide up to a weekly refresh of our schedules, depending on real-world traffic. The ever-changing nature of our schedules will be especially evident as the aviation industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Picking a route is easy - just choose a departure airport and Volanta will visualise all available destinations from that airport. All you need to do is choose an arrival airport and you will be shown a list of real-world flights that have taken place on that route. Selecting an arrival airport will filter the schedule list and just show flights between the selected departure and arrival airport. The schedule list can be further filtered by airline, aircraft and flight time. After clicking a flight, you can then see even more details like the local departure and arrival times, and terminal+gate assignments for some airports. Want to plan a day of flying? Queue them up using Volanta’s new roster feature. The built-in roster shows a list of your upcoming flights. Flight schedules can be added to your roster with a simple click. Furthermore, Volanta can now scan your scenery in supported simulators (MSFS, XP, P3D) to show you more relevant airports - further assisting your flight planning decisions. More on that below. Schedules are exclusively available for Volanta Premium subscribers. Volanta Premium is only A$6.35 per month (less than $5 USD), or A$63.50 when purchased for a year (2 months free). Schedules join our comprehensive Premium features including flight parties, cloud auto-saves, 4K cloud screenshots and much more. Schedules open a lot of possibilities for us, stay tuned to see what we have in store for the future. Aerocaches With the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator, we’ve seen a massive increase in users flying visually and exploring new places. Aerocaches are a global treasure hunt. You’ll be given a clue, and the general area to look in. Discover the floating Volanta symbol and fly through it to capture that Aerocache. On your journey you will discover new places you may not have seen before, and learn more about the world we live in. Sharpen your flying and detective skills to find all of the Aerocaches we’ve hidden around the world. Aerocaches are optionally injected dynamically into all three major simulator platforms (Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D v4+). We will be adding more and more Aerocaches over time, especially coinciding with Microsoft Flight Simulator’s World Updates. Online Network Events For those of you who enjoy flying on online networks such as VATSIM or IVAO, we have aggregated their events into a simple list - ensuring you never miss an event again. Events are shown on our powerful map, allowing you to visually see where you want to fly. If you intend to fly in an event, you can click the “I’m Going” button to let event organisers and community members know which events are the most popular. You can also receive a notification 30 minutes before an event begins, giving you enough time to prepare for your flight. A special thanks to the VATSIM and IVAO teams for providing event data. We’re very excited about the future possibilities this opens up! Scenery Map Another highly requested feature from the community was an integrated Scenery Map. In Volanta v1.2, you can scan supported simulators (MSFS, P3D, XP) and display your installed scenery on the Volanta map. Like most of Volanta, you’ll be able to view your scenery from the web and mobile too. This pairs great with our new Premium feature, Schedules, to show you where you can fly with real-world flights and callsigns. ---------- That’s Volanta v1.2: our activities update. We can’t wait to see how everyone in the community uses these new features. Remember, you can always let us know your feedback via our social media pages (Discord, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). As always, the core features of Volanta will always remain free, with ongoing support. For those looking to expand their flying experience, Volanta Premium is for you! We want to thank everyone for the continued support. Since we launched in January, we’ve had feedback and ideas coming in from our community every single day. Without you, Volanta wouldn’t be where it is today! The Volanta Team
  22. Now available on OrbxDirect is Grumman F3F-2 for Microsoft Flight Simulator by Aeroplane Heaven! A total of 140 F3Fs were still on squadron strength at the outbreak of hostilities and the rugged little fighters remained in service as combat trainers, until as late as 1943. The "Flying Barrel" was not to see combat, being superseded by the new generation of monoplane shipboard fighters, the Grumman F4F Wildcat around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbour. The package includes a variety of colourful liveries from pre-war fighter squadrons. $39.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$28.64 | €25,36 | £21.16 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built over contemporary detailed plans and drawings Authentic cockpit detail includes many bespoke animations and effects Full PBR materials and textures include realistic "pillowing" of metal surfaces Animated authentic U.S. military pilot figure Specially animated, realistic undercarriage operation Choice of electric or cartridge start Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance based on real flight tests Specially authored WWise Hi-Fidelity sound package Unique code to "iron" out poor simulator tail-dragger performance 7 Authentic liveries VF-6 BU1033 aboard “WASP” VF-6 BU0986 aboard “ENTERPRISE” VF-4 BU0810 aboard “LEXINGTON" VMF-2 BU0976 aboard “SARATOGA” US Navy fighter trainer from 1942 BU0972 U.S.Army Air Corps "GulfHawk II" as flown by "Al" Williams $39.99 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$28.64 | €25,36 | £21.16 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  23. Now available on OrbxDirect is KMDW Chicago Midway by Drzewiecki Design! $26.69 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$19.25 | €17,04 | £14.29 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only Features A high-quality model of KMDW Chicago Midway, featuring the up-to-date version with extensive details throughout the whole airport FPS-friendly design, with epic night textures, dynamic lighting and PBR materials High definition mesh including exact runway profile Performance-friendly interior modelling at all terminal buildings, most hangars and the control tower, static aircraft, custom animations, custom animated jetways Fully compatible with Chicago Landmarks MSFS by Drzewiecki Design $26.69 AUD Sales tax will be calculated at checkout where applicable. US$19.25 | €17,04 | £14.29 USD, EUR, GBP estimates only
  24. One entry per forum member. 2. You can submit edits whatever you like. 3. The shot must be using an Orbx region or Orbx Airport no restrictions on aircraft. 4. The shot must show some Orbx scenery in it that can be identified as Orbx. 5.The shot must not be be of another vendors scenery only Orbx. 6. Please only submit your screenshot via a reply to this topic , 7. Any no screenshot post ie comments will be deleted. 8. Entries close on the 31st of December 12 midnight GMT. 9. You can not vote for your own shot. 10.Winners will be chosen by a poll by you the members who have entered the contest. 11.When the contest closes on the 31st of this month everyone that has entered a shot will have one vote each to choose the winner of the contest, i will open the voting soon after the contest closes.You will then have six days to cast your vote until the 6th of January 2022. 12. The winner must have an OrbxDirect account to claim your prize. 13.No comments from other forum members please on other members entries. Please make sure the shot you enter is the one you want in the contest for your entry. cheers Iain
  25. A city that needs no introduction - welcome to Sydney for Prepar3D v4+! From acclaimed developer of Cityscape Sydney for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Frank Schnibben, this striking Prepar3D version builds on the original and adds ten times the coverage area and twice as many custom buildings! Over 120 custom POIs have been recreated, including the iconic Opera House with its distinctive sail-like design, and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which are the centre points of the scenery. Coupled with crisp 60cm imagery from Aerometrex that perfectly blends with AUv2, Cityscape Sydney is a major overhaul of the biggest city in Australia. The water colour and details bring to life the world-famous Bondi Beach, with its white sandy beach, and Coogee beach, along with the spectacular bespoke 3D cliffs between Bondi and South Head. These improvements extend far beyond the primary coverage zone of the CBD. Major suburban centers such as Parramatta, Chatswood and many more have been replaced. Port Botany next to Sydney Airport has seen a major overhaul, with detailing and improvements to this landmark that is visible on all flights into and out of the airport. This is a must-have for P3D simmers who want to soak in the beauty of the Emerald City down under. At a glance 2,100 km² coverage area 124 POIs Complete autogen coverage 39,000 'CityEngine' buildings 8 landable helipads Optional 4k textures for some POIs Control Panel options to tweak performance Compatible with FlyTampa YSSY 9 custom ships including the Queen Mary II These KML files will show the extent of the features included with Cityscape Sydney CS_Sydney_P3D_POIs.kmlCS_Sydney_P3D_Helipads.kmlCS_Sydney_P3D_coverage.kmzCS_Sydney_P3D_CE_content.kml
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