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Aerosoft Cancels PC-6 ‘Turbo Porter’

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Aerosoft has officially cancelled its highly anticipated PC-6 B2-H4 ‘Turbo Porter’  4X project after four years of development. The development – which was announced in 2014 – was plagued with delays and periods where it wasn’t clear what was going on with the project. Mathijs Kok, Aerosoft’s Project Manager, announced the cancellation of the project over on the Aerosoft forums, he said: “I am terribly sorry to say that as the publisher we do not feel this project will ever see a release in the form we would demand it to be.” He added: “This is a personal failure to…

Orbx TrueEarth GB Central for X-Plane 11 Released!

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Orbx has today released their highly anticipated second installment of their TrueEarth Great Britain scenery, this time for the central region. In a post to the Orbx forums, Orbx CEO,  John Venema said: “We are happy to announce that TrueEarth GB Central is now available for X-Plane 11!” He added: “TrueEarth GB Central covers a massive area of 59,383km2 of hand corrected imagery covering the entire central region as shown below in the coverage map. Of particular note are metropolitan areas such as Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle. “We have also faithfully recreated scenic areas such as the Lake District, the…

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…