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                                             LATEST NEWS - SATURDAY 2nd MARCH 2024 - 22:20 Zulu ...


LATEST NEWS . . .

SIM UPDATE 15 RELEASE DATE NOW MARCH 26th - ALONG WITH INIBUILDS A320NEO . . .
Sim Update 15 is now scheduled for release on March 12th.   The update is not going to be full of additions, but there is focus on performance and memory use.   So far, the Team at Microsoft have managed to significantly improve the performance of the Simulator, particularly with regard to glass cockpits.   And Asobo have made huge strides in memory handling which is good news for those on low end systems.   Also note that the A320NEO by INIBUILDS is also set to release in Sim Update 15.    The original Q and A video seems to be unavailable now but you can check out the discussion HERE . . .

FENIX SIMULATIONS RELEASES V2.0 FOR THEIR AIRBUS A320 PRODUCT . . .
The Team at FENIX SIMULATIONS have finally released their long awaited update to Version 2.0 for their popular Airbus A320-200 aircraft.   Now featuring a whole new flight model, new sounds and the anticipated IAE engine variant, this is a huge update and can be downloaded and installed from within your FENIX SIM A320 Desktop utility.   Also added are a whole new and vast set of liveries as your existing liveries will not work with the new version.   Find out more HERE . . .
 
VATSIM-USA BEGINS NEW CTAF FREQUENCY TRIAL FOR ONLINE FLYING . . .
The VATSIM USA Division has released details of a new online Radio Frequency Trial for Simulator Pilots flying on the network and in the USA.   The trial begins on 01 MARCH and will run for 6 months.   Essentially it will be exactly like Unicom, except that when you are within about 15 miles of your intended departure and/or arrival airports, instead of using 122.80, you will use the real world Common Traffic Advisory Frequency (CTAF) shown on the chart for each airport.   The idea is partly to cut down on the huge amount of voice traffic encountered on Unicom in some regions, where going to the "local" CTAF will hugely reduce the volume on VATSIM Unicom.   If you are a VATSIM pilot, first, login to your account and check out THIS page for full details about the trial.     Then check out THIS page to discover the actual CTAF frequency for your chosen airports.
 
MK STUDIOS ANNOUNCES NEW LA GUARDIA AIRPORT PROJECT . . .
Having recently announced details of their upcoming Barcelona El Prat Airport scenery, now they have also teased us by announcing LA GUARDIA Airport (KLGA) for MSFS2020.   Currently at a very early stage of development, this scenery is likely to be very popular among Simmers.   You can find out more on their Discord server HERE . . . 
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Coming this week , 4th March 2024 . . .


GENEVA CONTRIN LSGG by REDWING - A REVIEW  

We return to Europe again to look closely at the scenery of GENEVA
in Switzerland (LSGG) from developer REDWING.   The airport sits in
a beautiful location and we get to see just how well the scenery fits into
the surrounding countryside.   Check out the scenery and pricing on
Simmarket - details HERE . . .






 
 
 
 
 MANCHESTER, UK EGCC by TAIMODELS -  A REVIEW  
 
It has been quite some time since Manchester Airport in the UK has 
been recreated.   We currently have the excellent version by developer
MACCOSIM and now TAIMODELS have jumped in with their version.  
Is it any good ?   Is it better than the MACCOSIM version ?   We'll see.
Available from various online retailers, you can check out the fine details
using the IniBuilds link HERE . . .

 
 
 


And much later  . . .

As the New Year gets underway, I want to have this website professionally revamped.   I also want to see if I can get some VAP AIR Merchandise up and running for you, my supporters, to purchase if you wish.    And of course more reviews and adventure videos from the World Tour as well.
For
now, thank you to all my Subscribers and viewers for your kind support.   A very Happy New Year to you all.     Lee (virtualairlinepilot)
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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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