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Virtual Red Arrows Meet Real-life Counterparts!

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An international flight simulator team got the chance to go toe-to-toe with the world-famous Red Arrows yesterday (April 9). The Nine members of the Virtual Red Arrows team use flight simulation to recreate and fly the same breath-taking display as flown by the real Red Arrows. Their challenge was to see if they could put on a show as good as the real Red Arrows, albeit in cyberspace. They flew alongside their real-life counterparts at the home of the Red Arrows at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, UK. The Virtual Red Arrows team meeting Red 1, Squadron Leader Martin Pert. The…

Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V4.5 Released!

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Lockheed Martin has today released the highly anticipated Version 4.5 of their flight simulation platform Prepar3D! This update includes an overhauled terrain night lighting system and major optimizations which improve performance. “Terrain night lighting has been overhauled adding greater visual detail and clarity. Highways illuminate through cityscapes like never before and sprawling urban environments come to life extending to the horizon with higher resolution night textures.” Developers will now benefit from extended feature support for PBR autogenerated vegetation, greater effects customization, and various interface updates and new services further expanding Prepar3D’s open development architecture enabling richer and more customizable content.…

This Week's Podcast

Episode 20 | PilotEdge’s Keith Smith

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Pilot Edge is a professional air traffic control network for flight simulators; it was founded in 2010 by Keith Smith and on today’s podcast we hear all about it. Designed to cater for those who want a more serious approach to air traffic control, PilotEdge isn’t for everyone so before joining, you need to assess three different ideas: 1. How flexible are you in terms of where you fly? The PilotEdge coverage area is 1000+ non-towered airports and ~85 towered airports, covering the western half of the United States. 2. How important is it to have ATC on a known…