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                                               LATEST NEWS - SUNDAY 03 DECEMBER 2023 - 12:55 Zulu ...



LATEST NEWS . . .

MK STUDIOS RELEASES MALAGA AIRPORT FOR MSFS  . . .
Developer MK Studios has released a long awaited version of MALAGA Airport (LEMG) in Spain for MSFS2020.    Located on the Costa Del Sol region of southern Spain, this airport is a favourite point of access for those seeking Winter Sun in Europe.      The airport is served by a number of Airlines including Ryanair, WizzAir and EasyJet, among others.    This rendition of Malaga includes custom 3D modelling, tunnels and enhanced night lighting and a working VDGS system.   More details HERE . . .

ED CORREIA LEAVES ORBX  . . .
Former Head of Partners at ORBX, Ed Correira, has this week confirmed that he has left the ORBX Team.    A key figure at the company, influencing strategy and product development over an 11 year period, Ed was made redundant from ORBX a few months ago.     It is not clear whether this is a change in the Corporate structure, with some well known names moving on from their previous roles, such as Mathias Kok leaving Aerosoft for PMDG for example.   While the actual forum post about it seems to have been removed, details can be found on the FSELITE site HERE . . .

BMOTW & AMSIM RELEASE ARLINGTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (KGKY) FOR MSFS . . .   
Two developers who collaborate regularly on scenery projects, Beautiful Model Of The World (BMOTW) and AmSim, have released their version of Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY) for MSFS.      A small airport located in Arlington, in that State of Texas in the USA, this is primarily a Private and Recreational Airport, for GA Pilots with smaller aircraft and helicopters.     The scenery features include a fully modelled Terminal, high resolution ground textures and animated and static people and much more.   Full details on the Orbx site HERE . . .
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Coming next week, 4th December . . .

MARSEILLES AIRPORT, FRANCE BY RDPRESETS - A REVIEW

Yet another version of this well known French airport, located on the
Riviera coastline, this time RDPresets have produced their version for
MSFS.   The fifth busiest airport in France, RDPresets say that they have 
used all the latest techniques to produce a fully rendered airport scenery.
We take a good look at this product.  More details can be seen HERE . .



Photo © RDPresets






BANGKOK, DON MUEANG AIRPORT, THAILAND -  A REVIEW  

Back in Asia again, we take a close look at the new scenery of Don
Mueang Airport, in Bangkok, Thailand.     Created by well known
developers SiamFlight, this looks to be a very detailed rendition of the
former International Airport of Bangkok, which is now a mainly
Domestic airport, second only to Suvarnabhumi Internation
al (VTBS),
now the main gateway airport for Bangkok.   We check it out close up.   
More details HERE . . .



Photo © SiamFlight




PHILIPPINES TROPICS ADVENTURE BY CLi4D DESIGNS  

My thanks to Clifford over at CLi4D Designs for handing me a copy of
this new product for review.   Perhaps best explored by Helicopter, this
is 
yet another stunning scenery, showing off just what can be achieved
in 
Flight Simulator 2020.   Situated on the border of the Province of
Cagayan 
Valley and Ilocos Norte and well known for its gorgeous rocky
coast
line and white beaches, you get four landing spots situated in some
of 
the most stunning locations.   More details HERE . . .





Coming the week of 11th December  . . .

All being well, next week I'll be looking at HUA HIN AIRPORT in VIETNAM (VTPH) by SiamFlight.     Plus, we'll also check out the new release of MINNEAPOLIS AIRPORT (KMSP) from FlightBeam.   See you next week.

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  I was asked recently during a live flight, about the use of the flight code VAP for my private airline and so I decided to post an ORIGIN page to
  show the research I did to enable me to use this code from the now defunct South American airline that previously used it.    So check out the 
  new 
ORIGIN OF VAP AIR page!       

   Future Developments . . . 

  More Reviews still to come !   
   
  Yes, watch for more reviews and Adventure Flights to come in due course.   Also . . . .
 

  I now have a page on
Facebook  and a new page on Instagram both dedicated to my channel.   Check them out here -       

   
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thevirtualairlinepilot   
  Insta
gram - thevirtualairlinepilot


    Check out my YouTube Channel  -  VIRTUALAIRLINEPILOT - for all my latest videos!   I try to release at least two video each
  week, but sometimes it's more !


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  WELL, WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT THEN . . . . . . ?

 

Hello and welcome to my site.   I have been a home Desktop Virtual Pilot for over

30 years.   Whilst I was once a former beta tester for Microsoft UK, way back in the

day and have been involved with flying full size, home built Flight Simulators as

part of a Team of Virtual Pilots raising money for charity, I now fly airliners across

the world for a small group of Virtual Airlines with dedicated volunteers.   You will

find them listed on my ABOUT ME page.   I have over 14,000 virtual flying hours

and these days, I am getting into video capture and editing.   Flight Simulation lends

itself really well to this kind of thing and so, by way of these pages, I would like to try

and show you what goes on in the virtual flying world and give you a flavour of the Aircraft, the Pilots, the Scenery available for the main Simulation Platforms and to discuss bits and pieces in a regular blog.   As Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is now in it's third year, I will also be exploring the limits of the Simulator developed by Asobo Studios and led by the Microsoft Team who created the source of our obsession in the first place!!    This site is a work in progress so please bear with me as I build the site and add content.   Thank you for visiting ....

VAP AIR - My Virtual Airline
Scenery Highlights & Reviews
Hi There!
 ALL ABOUT VIRTUALAIRLINEPILOT . . . .

VirtualAirlinePilot  is a new project to build a Brand and a Private Virtual Airline.   I will  be show-casing video content, Adventure Flights and Reviews about new and current products for Flight Simulator 2020.   I have purchased the Premium Edition  of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and so will be examining and evaluating this product and other related topics that both you and I find interesting too.   As I get used to using my video software (Vegas Movie Studio 20), I will be producing product reviews and flying videos as often as I can.   These videos will feature scenery products, as well as adventure flights featuring some of my more interesting landings and take offs from across the virtual world for my own Airline VAP AIR and the virtual airlines that I also currently fly for.   I also have a very good friend and flying buddy, NEIL WARMAN, who got me into this video thing in the first place and with whom I fly online frequently!   Check out Neil's YouTube Channel VIRTUAL FLIGHT VIDEOS for some great videos and streams!   Videos will be available on my YouTube Channel with notifications and links to those videos posted here on my site too.   Thank you for your kind interest in my project.   Lee James (The Captain) - West Sussex UK

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 Lee James & Neil Warman
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