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FTX: AU YSTW Tamworth Airport Released!
Posted by JayKae on Saturday, September 05 @ 16:28:55 EST
The world"s FIRST 7cm/pixel airport!
Prepared to be stunned at the detail of the airport aprons, taxiways and surrounds with the first ever FSX airport to be released using incredible 7cm/pixel digital sourced aerial imagery, taken using the very latest direct to disk mounted cameras on aircraft. Never before has an airport environment seemed so real and immersive, with the smallest of details on the ground being clearly visible. Tamworth airport is a busy regional hub and also the home of the Basic Flight Training Skills (BFTS) school, which is the first stop for any "top gun" candidate wanting to fly with the Australian Defence Forces. It"s also within easy reach of Orbx"s YSCH Coffs Harbour Airport. The scenery includes both 7cm and 15cm ground imagery close to the airport, completely integrated into the Orbx FTX AU GOLD region. As well as BFTS and the airport, this scenery features over 200km of pristine 60cm/pixel photoreal imagery of the Tamworth township, farms, hills and surrounds and uses a custom 5 metre resolution terrain mesh. You"ll be impressed by the tour-de-force which is YSTW! The product page can be found here and for more information visit FTX
Australian Flight Simulation Centre Research Survey
Posted by JayKae on Wednesday, September 02 @ 17:59:17 EST
The FlightSim Store and Digital Simulation Services Australia are currently investigating the potential for opening a retail presence that caters to both enthusiasts and serious cockpit builders. The questions in this survey will help us to establish the feasibility of this venture and help us understand how we can better serve the Australian and global flight simulation community.
As a participant in this survey and for providing thoughtful responses to the questions that will be presented you have the chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher that can be redeemed against your next purchase at The FlightSim Store. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday the 30th of September 2009 at the office of The FlightSim Store and will be contacted via the email address provided as part of this survey.
Please Note: This survey is open to Australian participants only. Respondents from other countries are ineligible to win the draw.
To participate in this survey please click the following link:
Posted by JayKae on Tuesday, August 04 @ 03:51:31 EST
Orbx Simulation Systems is pleased to announce the immediate availablility of FTX YHBA Hervey Bay Airport, its first scenery using new state-of-the-art digital imagery captured directly from the aircraft to hard disk. Situated on the coast of Queensland, the town of Hervey Bay is serviced by a modern airport which has seen rapid growth recently to cater for the tourists visiting nearby Fraser Island or watching the whale migration out to sea. The scenery is the most detailed ever released by the Orbx team with using 15cm/pixel imagery at the airport and marina and 60cm/pixel imagery for the overal township and surrounds. The detail on the ground is such that you can drive a vehicle around on the roads and peek into shop windows, walk along the piers or boardwalks or even land a helicopter at the marina pontoon. Included with YHBA is the FTX Aero tool which provide spectacular bump mapping detail to ground textures. The scenery includes full GA AI traffic, GPS nav approach support, superbly detailed gmax modeled terminal, hangars, ground vehicles and gmax poly runways and aprons. YHBA caters for commercial airliners such as B737, Dash8, E90 plus all variants of GA and commuter aircraft. More information can be found at http://fullterrain.com
Posted by JayKae on Monday, August 03 @ 04:56:04 EST
Real Environment Simulations is pleased to announce the release of Real Environment Xtreme 2.0 for Microsoft"s Flight Simulator X.
REX 2.0 is the long awaited update to the award-winning Real Environment Xtreme. Many additions and enhancements as well as user-reported errors have have been addressed.
REX 2.0 is a powerful, hi-definition, photo real texture environment created from state-of-the-art photography and processes. This new technology is tightly integrated with an upgraded flight planner and newly developed weather engine to give the user the most realistic experience yet within flight simulation.
REX 2.0 is priced at $39.95, although the update is availabe at the FlightSimStore.com free of charge to current customers.
Beta testing phases for the FS9 version of REX 2.0 will commence shortly after the release of REX 2.0 for FSX.
For more information, please visit REX
For discussions, please visit: THIS LINK
For purchase information, please visit: THIS LINK
Posted by JayKae on Saturday, August 01 @ 01:08:57 EST
Orbx Simulation Systems is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the FTX Australia SP3.001 service pack, which is free to all Orbx customers. SP3.001 will automatically upgrade all previous FTX Australia regions to full SP3 compatibility, and adds many new enhancements and features including a major upgrade to the entire country"s landclass, the new FTX Central application to replace FTX Mode and allow seamless interoperability with other FSX addons which modify terrain.cfg, and hundreds of other bug fixes and enhancements based on near two years of customer feedback.
FTX Australia SP3.001 is now available for free download from
Posted by JayKae on Saturday, July 18 @ 17:46:40 EST
Orbx is pleased to announce the release of YCNK Cessnock Airport, which is situated right in the heart of the picturesque New South Wales Hunter Valley (about one hour"s flight north of Sydney). The lush Hunter Valley is home to many acclaimed wineries and a thriving olive industry. A short flight from both YPEC Aeropelican and YWVA Warnervale, this airport is the final in Orbx"s NSW Central Coast series.
YCNK also includes Orbx"s new FTX Aero airport environment tool, which is powered by REX. FTX Aero create ultra-detailed bump mapping and markings to an airfield like nothing seen before.
Covering nearly 100 square kilometres in 60cm/pixel photoreal, and the airport in 15cm/pixel photoreal, this atmospheric scenery features full four seasons photoreal colouring, full integration with FTX AU GOLD or FTX Australia SP3, hyper-accurate autogen annotation for as-real-as-you-get approaches and circuits, every farm, house, winery, school, golf course, resort and university is accurate represented across the entire area, beautifully modeled airport buildings, watermasks for all dams, lakes and water bodies, modeled wineries close to the airport, the Cessnock township and the racecourse in photoreal, perfectly aligned roads and moving traffic, 3D night lighting for very atmospheric dusk/dawn flights, GA AI Traffic movement and a complete set of custom sound like birds, traffic, machinery, aircraft and people conversing.
Cessnock Airport is one of the most detailed and immersive GA airports Orbx has yet released. Best of all, despite this impressive amount of detail, it has the highest frame frates of any Orbx airport released so far.
YCNK is available now for download purchase from
OZx Grumman Goose HD Redux v1.20 Update and Full Installer Released!
Posted by JayKae on Saturday, July 11 @ 04:23:41 EST
As there were a few omissions in the original release, Team OZx would like to present to you a couple of things:
1. A new fullsize installer to update the stock Goose that comes with the FSX "Deluxe" version. This file is for new downloaders only. This can be downloaded from http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=633
2. An update for v1.00 to v1.20 which includes updates for the FME"s, the bump map textures, the sounds and some panels in the HP versions. This can be downloaded from http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=641
3. A bonus pack to add the A2A/Shockwave Lights to the Goose, you must own the original A2A/Shockwave pack for this to work. This can be downloaded from http://aussiex.org/forum/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=640
As always we do have to stress when installing the Goose by OZx, ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR ORIGINAL FILES ;)
We hope you have a lovely time with our package and we look forward to hearing from you all!
Posted by JayKae on Thursday, July 09 @ 21:52:45 EST
Elemental Software Solutions is please to announce the next-gen texture solution package, FS Elemental - Intense Pack, for Microsoft"s FS2004, will be released today.
FS Elemental is an extraordinary and complete environment enhancement dedicated to Flight Simulator 2004. With simply one click, you can now revive your current Microsoft flight simulator environment. All textures were developed to work synergistically WITH each other, with the implementation of newer technology and techniques. Sky colors change with the seasons accordingly and cloud formations are beautifully rendered with stunning lifelike realism. The sun actually appears brighter the more it"s focused upon. At dawn and dusk, land masses and cloudscapes are blanketed by beautiful matching colors and the bottom of cloud formations appear darker as the sky darkens, and lightens accordingly in brighter atmospheric conditions.
In addition to the succesful release of FSE Natural Pack and the newly released Intense Pack, ESS will soon release two additional packages: Vintage Pack and Weather Environment nHancer.
Elemental Software Solutions is comprised of flight sim enthusiasts & developers, all who have been making Microsoft software and flight simulator add-ons for a combined 18 years.
FS Elemental is available for FS2004 exclusively from The FlightSim Store. For more information, please click here.
Posted by JayKae on Saturday, July 04 @ 16:34:27 EST
The Grumman Goose first took to the skies in 1936 during the golden years of aviation and was immortalised in the TV series "Tales of the Gold Monkey". Within the sim fraternity there have been a number of addon versions of this classic aeroplane and Microsoft"s rendition of this rare and famous aircraft leapt into our simulated skies towards the end of 2006 with the release of the final version of their long running simulator series - FSX.
The Grumman Goose itself is extremely rare with only 345 airframes produced. There are approximately 60 remaining in service throughout the world today and the number of pilots with endorsements on this type are few and far between. We have been lucky enough to have access to a pilot who has flown the Goose and has been able to assist with our remodelling of the aircraft"s performance files.
The Goose has proven extremely versatile and has seen operational service as a freighter, passenger transport, military transport and even as a flying yacht installed with bars and toilets. It has held roles with Army, Airforce, Navy, Coastguard and has served around the far flung, four corners of the world.
Microsoft"s model of the G21A Grumman Goose has been a sleeper; well received in certain quarters but providing generally ho-hum graphics and flight model. It had a bland interior and was crying out for some high quality paints. When the team at AussieX started investigating this aircraft for our HD Redux treatment it was also discovered that the performance files for this bird were derived from an assortment of different Goose models; a lot of fine tuning was going to be required to get this bird to behave as close to the real life aircraft as possible.
We think we have succeeded with this ambitious tasking. We offer two different models of the Goose - the original model with 450hp Pratt & Whitney radials and an uprated version dubbed the "HP" (High Performance) with more powerful 650hp engines. Both models have had significant performance tweaking to make them behave as much as possible like their real life counterparts. In addition to this remodelling of the flight characteristics we have overhauled the interior of the aircraft with high resolution virtual cockpits. Engine gauges have been recalibrated for both engine models of our Goose and there are a number of different virtual cockpits available in our aircraft.
Finally we have provided six high-definition paint schemes for this aircraft in both 450hp and HP-650hp versions. These 4096 pixel textures include every rivet, screw, dent and panel-line hand placed on normal, specular and diffusion texture maps. What this means for you the pilot is a gorgeous rendition of the metal framed G21 Goose just waiting to grace your monitor with realism and authenticity.
Please take the time to download our freeware update to this rare and beautiful aircraft and let us know how much you enjoy her by posting your screenshots and stories.
IGNORE the 3bytes file size, for the moment the file has been placed on a CDN to cope for the initial download hit, when you click on it, your download should start immediately with a file that is ~160MB large.
Click HERE to download.
Posted by JayKae on Thursday, April 30 @ 02:01:05 EST
OZx is proud to announce OZX 2.2, a further update to our Australian scenery project. Let AussieX take you further into your journey of discovery of our ancient land.
From the lush greens of eastern Australia with tiny aerodromes like Berendorff Road and Nobbies; through the fiery red outback with airfields that service the many remote communities such as Harts Range, Hermannsburg and Ampilatwatja. Adventure into strips that are seldom used except by the likes of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Services" iconic Kingairs and PC12s - remote strips like Tilmouth Well.
Then continue your sojourn over the gold of the great western wheatbelts with wheat silos now dotting the landscape from Esperance to Perth. Fly into the beautiful south western pastoral country around Margaret River where you can enjoy some of the great wines and cheeses produced in this amazing area. Then let your wings soar over the azure blue of the Indian Ocean and the great North West Shelf searching for Legendre, Griffin Venture or some of the other huge oil rigs that harvest this black gold from beneath the ocean floor.
You will find the Australian landscape coming to life beneath you with mines like Broken Hill and Moura, huge salt plants and not forgetting the agricultural industries contribution with mighty wheat storage depots and terminals. You will find Kingfisher, Snapper, Cobia and many more lonely oil rigs toughing it out in Bass Straight; where the frigid winds of the antarctic scream their torturous way northward, searching for victims to flay with their icy, storm wracked tentacles as they blast the wind farms on the western coast of Tasmania with a freezing fury. Turn north again and you can fly at a more leisurely pace as you search for the numerous farm strips around the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney.
So join us with this update to one of the great FSX freeware projects. Travel again through this vast land and experience the beauty and remote majesty of our harsh continent of extremes. Come and join us as we celebrate a land downunder.
For a complete list of fields please click here
For more details visit us at http://aussiex.org
Posted by JayKae on Sunday, April 26 @ 02:59:59 EST
OZx has developed a Photoreal scenery for FSX SP2 created at a resolution of 2m/pixel (some interesting areas has been made at 1m/pixel, like Trona), with autogen and enhanced nightlights. Summer Season Only. There are some very nice lakes with animated water. You will see that this area presents so many interesting things to see, it’s not only the desert... there are fantastic farms and rural environments, very cute cities, industrial areas and the scenery changes a lot during the
day.... you will see fantastic colour nuances depending on the time you fly. It’s also beautiful in the night, we experimented with a new method to realize the nightlights, very realistic, that we will apply also to the future sceneries. The HolerMESH is included in the zipfile you download but has it"s own installer so you can use it if you desire but you do not have to if you do not desire to do so.
Download your manual by clicking here.
Download the scenery by clicking here.
Posted by JayKae on Wednesday, April 15 @ 00:36:56 EST
Elemental Software Solutions is pleased to announce the release of it's flagship product, FS Elemental - Natural Pack, for Microsoft"s FS2004.
FS Elemental is an extraordinary and complete environment enhancement dedicated to Flight Simulator 2004. With simply one click, you can now revive your current Microsoft Flight Simulator environment. All textures were developed to work synergistically WITH each other, with the implementation of newer technology and techniques. Sky colors change with the seasons accordingly and cloud formations are beautifully rendered with stunning lifelike realism. The sun actually appears brighter the more it"s focused upon. At dawn and dusk, land masses and cloudscapes are blanketed by beautiful matching colors and the bottom of cloud formations appear darker as the sky darkens, and lightens accordingly in brighter atmospheric conditions.
In addition to FSE Natural Pack, ESS, Inc. will release three additional packages: Intense Pack, Vintage Pack and Weather Environment nHancer.
Elemental Software Solutions is comprised of flight sim enthusiasts & developers, all who have been making software and flight simulator add-ons for a combined 18 years.
Posted by JayKae on Monday, April 06 @ 15:46:01 EST
Hi there- Just thought I"d let you know that my Whakatane Airport has been released
Whakatane Airport (ICAO: NZWK) is a small airport serving the town of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. It consists of a Asphalt runway flanked with a parallel grass strip and a helipad. While not a particularly busy aerodrome, there are daily movements by Air New Zealand/Eagle Airways Beech 1900Ds, general aviation movements including agricultural aircraft, training flights from the flight school and scenic flights to White Island off the coast of the Bay of Plenty. Of particular interest is the main terminal, designed by Roger Walker in the modernist style. It has survived in its original form since its construction in the 1970’s and gives a cheerful welcome to visitors disembarking to discover the many natural and cultural attractions in the region.
This particular airport is of interest to me as I began my real world flying training there originally with Scott Air and later with Air Discovery (www.airdiscovery.co.nz) As well as flight training, they also fly scenic tours of White Island and Mount Tarawera.
This Scenery Features: Fully custom made buildings including night lighting and window reflections, High resolution 10cm imagery for the airport including night map, extensive trees and grass and fencing.
It can be downloaded from Avsim.com: http://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=132078
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Posted by JayKae on Thursday, April 02 @ 13:35:06 EST
The sister airport to Orbx"s YWVA Warnervale, YPEC Aeropelican is made by the same team of Andreas Hegi and John Venema and perfectly times the re-opening of YPEC in June 2009. This is a large photoreal scenery area, covering well over 100 km in high resolution licensed 60cm, 30cm and 15cm imagery with the precision modelling you"ve come to expect from Andreas and includes a major power station, the now disused YCOB airfield, a major stretch of beautiful coastline, Milano"s marina and restaurant and many more "little" details which Andreas and Orbx are famous for. You will love YPEC!
Here is what you get with the scenery:
- Accurate YPEC airport modeled including 3D interiors inside the hangars
- Over 100 square kilometers of photoreal textures sourced from 15cm and 60cm license source imagery and hand-finished to colour match FTX
- Revised roads and traffic matched perfectly to the photoreal
- Thousands of hand-placed houses and buildings to match the photoreal
- Over 100,000 hand-placed trees and vegetation
- Milanos Restuarant and Nora Head Lighthouse modeled
- Many custom buildings modeled and placed in the surrounding towns
- A complete inclusion of the Eraring Power Station across the lake
- Custom AI traffic with GA aircraft doing TNG"s and circuits between YWVA Warnervale and YPEC
- Some of the most beautiful shallow-water textures ever seen in FSX, and perfect for floatplane enjoyment
- Full seasonal support in all photoreal areas with immersive custom night lighting
- Increased AI boating traffic
- YCOB (disused) airfield near Eraring Power Station
YPEC Aeropelican is now available from http://fullterrain.com/buynow.html
Posted by JayKae on Thursday, February 26 @ 04:25:46 EST
Orbx has just released the SP1 for YMML! YMML SP1 is almost a completely new scenery built from the ground up apart from the original modeling and photoreal ground textures. Hereâ€™s a brief list of what you will find enhanced in this new version:
â€¢ Introduction of fully SDK compliant FSX Ground polygons, including custom environmental effects supporting rain effects and high resolution detail maps
â€¢ Precision approach runway centre lights to closely replicate the actual lighting systems. All taxiway lights have been hand placed for more refined alignment
â€¢ Update of airport layout to include the new taxiway V, and the dual taxiway system between concourse E and F
â€¢ Addition of the new terminal structure in the International Terminal and the currently under construction new T2 Extension which extends out towards the main runway
â€¢ Much improved APX (AFCAD) with finer parking spot alignment and full support of crosswind runways allowing for simultaneous operations on runways 09/27 and 16/34
â€¢ Addition of remainder of the landside office precinct buildings
â€¢ Full perimeter fencing and new grass edging along taxiways and runways
â€¢ Reworked maintenance area with additional buildings and improved night lighting
â€¢ Enhanced and more efficient 15cm and 1m Photoreal which speeds up loading times and withstands blurries much more robustly, not to mention being over 300MB smaller.
â€¢ Improved texture and LOD usage across the scenery aiming to improve performance and texture loading time
â€¢ Scenery density layers have been updated to spread the scenery load to help lower end users to tune the scenery to there system
â€¢ Autogen trees are more prevalent to improve performance over hand placed tree objects
â€¢ Addition of more MAGS signs to guide you to your runway or gate
â€¢ Nose In Guidance lights (NIGS) included at all gates for which the system is deployed
To get your version updated log back into your account at FSS