Beta Test Applications process complete.

Fellow A320-X Enthusiasts & Simmers,

Your enthusiasm and responses have been overwhelming. The number of applicants has far exceeded our expectations. We want to thank you very much for your amazing support and let you know that we’re no longer accepting any further applications.

Thanks again,

The A320-X Development Team

Happy New Year everyone!

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 is ringing our doorbell, we wanted to show you a very small glimpse of what it’s bringing to all as a present… we’ll be posting a new album of images of our latest work as soon as we’re back in the office after the new year’s celebrations are done. Until then, we hope that, above all, you and your loved ones have the most cherished gift of all: Health!

2014 preview

New year is around the corner!

************ May all your wishes be fulfilled in 2014! ************

Happy New Year

Administrative services announcement

Our domain name service move has been completed successfully and there has been no noticeable service interruption. We invite you to keep informed via our Facebook page and let us know if you cannot use ‘flightsimlabs.com’ to access our web site and forums.

Our Flight Sim Labs Facebook page

It was mentioned to us recently that a lot of you are not aware that we have a Facebook company page (you can find it here) which contains several links to preview images from our upcoming A320-X product. Feel free to visit, have a look around and post your favorite livery in our poll section. Your opinion counts!

Learn the Concorde now available for pre-order

Our good friends at Flight Deck Productions have just announced that the “Learn Concorde” training DVD set is now available for pre-order at their web site.

Larry Foltran, developer of the series, has this to say for their product:

Concorde is an aircraft like no other, so you need training like no other. Only Learn Concorde takes you through every system on the aircraft to ensure you can take the controls with confidence.From the creators of Learn the Mad Dog, you can now explore all of Concorde’s systems in detail and clearly presented. Become the true Captain in command of your aircraft.

Entirely based on the Flight Sim Labs Concorde-X add-on, this DVD set features nearly 4 hours of professionally narrated instruction covering each of Concorde’s systems in detail.

If you’re serious about truly learning how to handle our aircraft, this is the training package for you. Pre-order the DVD set here to have it shipped to you on or before April 20th.

Exclusive interview in Aerosoft Sim News

Our Managing Director Lefteris Kalamaras was asked for feedback on several questions that readers of Aerosoft Sim News would like answered, regarding the upcoming A320-X, as well as other fun topics in flight simulation. To read the first part of his exclusive interview with ASN, please click here.

Some more news on the A320-X!

As most of you already know by now, the FSLabs team gave a presentation of the A320-X at the Aerosoft FS Conference this past weekend. We were very happy to meet and greet a lot of you who attended the conference, but for those who were too far away to be able to attend, we’d like to take this opportunity to show some of the visual elements we displayed in our demonstration. To take a nice look at the pictures, please click here.

First looks!

Here’s a first glimpse of the the A320 aircraft external model, for your viewing pleasure. The full picture resides in our Facebook page, but you can also view it through our forums here. If you like our products, don’t forget to add yourself to our FSLabs Facebook friends, by clicking here and hitting “Like!”

The A320 – an update

We posted an update (and a first pic) of the A320 aircraft add-on which is in-development by our team at the Labs, for your viewing pleasure. Please visit our forums to read it, here and if you like our products, don’t forget to add yourself to our FSLabs Facebook friends, by clicking here and hitting “Like!”

A320 quiz

While the team is busy behind the scenes with system and infrastructure development, one of our loyal forum members posted a quiz in our forum which we thought would be a good idea to announce here. Come check the questions out – who knows, you might even know the answers!

If we get a lot of participation, we might turn this into a weekly event, whereby one of our tech advisors will post questions for our forum users to respond to!

Here’s the link.

Concorde-X wins FlightXPress Gold Award

We are proud to announce that the German FlightXPress magazine was kind enough to grant the Concorde-X for FSX their Gold Award for Excellence!

They’ve now published their review online, feel free to read it here (in German). Here’s some (translated) bits of what their reviewer had to say:

The Concorde is one of today’s most advanced aircraft for the flight simulator. The system depth and beautiful graphics make it one of the best aircraft I have ever seen, she is definitely fit into the league of PMDG and Project Tupolev and occasionally even surpasses this…

…Flight Sim Labs have made in a deserved and dignified monument to the Concorde, which will still receive for many years the magic of this fantastic aircraft. Andrew Wilson and the entire team deserve our respect and gratitude of the entire Concorde fans.”

<table border=”0″><tbody><tr><td><a href=”http://www.flightsimlabs.com/wp-content\uploads/Tipp_FSMagazin_D.jpg”><img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-1460″ title=”FSMagazin” src=”http://www.flightsimlabs.com/wp-content\uploads/Tipp_FSMagazin_D.jpg” alt=”" width=”197″ height=”100″ /></a></td> <td><p><strong><a href=”http://www.fsmagazin.de/” target=”_blank”>FS Magazin</a></strong> granted the <a href=”http://www.flightsimlabs.com/aircraft/concorde-x/”>Concorde-X for FSX</a> their five-star “Editor’s Choice” award in their June edition.</p> <p>You can read the review (in German) if you purchase this month’s magazine. Here’s some (translated) bits of what the reviewer had to say:</p></td></tr></tbody></table> <p>”Flight Sim Labs have a delivered a near perfect entry to the markets as an Aircraft Design company. The Concorde-X was very carefully programmed and  even the smallest items were not left out or ignored. With precision and extreme attention to detail, the FSLabs team has catapulted themselves right from the start … to the top of airliner developers for Flight Simulator X…</p> <p>…our full recommendation and the Editor’s Choice for the Concorde-X”.</p>

Concorde-X Service Pack 2 now available!

We are very excited to announce the release of our Service Pack 2 update for the Concorde-X aircraft simulation product!

Featuring an all-new Performance Calculator utility, Service Pack 2 also features several improvements and fixes for issues found after our first Service pack was released.

You can download this Service Pack 2 update from our Forum Downloads section, under the category titled ‘Service Packs’. This Service Pack 2 update is all inclusive – you can apply it directly after installing v1.0 of the Concorde-X, Service Pack 1 is not required.

NOTE: You will need to be a registered member to be able to download. Registration takes only a minute and allows us to keep track of our membership and better plan for the future!

On behalf of the development team and our super-dedicated technical advisors and beta testers, we’d like to thank you once again for choosing Flight Sim Labs for your simulation pleasures and ask you to stay tuned! There’s more to come and we’re sure you’ll be very excited!

Concorde-X wins FSMagazin’s Editor’s Choice

FS Magazin granted the Concorde-X for FSX their five-star “Editor’s Choice” award in their June edition.

You can read the review (in German) if you purchase this month’s magazine. Here’s some (translated) bits of what the reviewer had to say:

“Flight Sim Labs have a delivered a near perfect entry to the markets as an Aircraft Design company. The Concorde-X was very carefully programmed and  even the smallest items were not left out or ignored. With precision and extreme attention to detail, the FSLabs team has catapulted themselves right from the start … to the top of airliner developers for Flight Simulator X…

…our full recommendation and the Editor’s Choice for the Concorde-X”.

The all-new “A3xx Master Series” Product Line

 

Following the March 2010 release of the highly acclaimed Concorde-X, we are very pleased to announce our next project will be the A320 commercial jet airliner.  The A320, currently under development, will be the first release of FSLabs’ “A3xx Master Series” line of products for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Read more

CPFlight MCP Driver for FSX updated!

As part of our extended support to our customers, we are happy to provide owners of the new CPFlight MCP747 and EICAS hardware an update to our CPFlight MCP for FSX driver which makes the new hardware fully compatible with the PMDG 747-400X product.

Purchaser must already own and have installed the PMDG 747-400X aircraft, in order to use these drivers.

For more information, click on the Interfaces menu, selecting the CPFlight MCP/Pro FSX menu item.

Concorde-X FSVisions review now available (in Dutch)

The Dutch site FSVisions posted a very comprehensive review of the Concorde-X. Angelique Van Campen, also known for her work as senior staff reviewer for AVSIM, .

While the review is in Dutch, we can trust the Google translator to read a bit of what Angelique had to say:

…I argue that the VC has stolen my heart but it’s not only because there is also an abridged virtual cabin. Writing deliberately simplified virtual cabin because the front edge of the cabin is simulated. Notable are the small cabin windows and striking an information board for the passengers, among others, which displays altitude and speed…

…It is useful to note that the tutorial has a lot of additional information and is is therefore almost a POH (Pilot’s Operating Handbook). It is clearly defined what and when to do something. In the Concorde, try not to use your head, because that is all too real for simulation – or in other words, to perfection!

…I notice the sounds of buttons, knobs and switches are very realistic. For example, when using the AFCS (Auto Flight Control System) and select a new altitude, you could close your eyes while you turn the knob, it really sounds just like the real Concorde…

If you’re a Dutch reader, go straight to FSVisions to read all Angelique has to say about the Concorde! – Thank you Angelique, for this very thorough review!

Concorde-X wins four Gold Stars at Flight Simulator X World!

FlightSimulatorXWorld reviewed the Concorde-X on their web site, giving it their maximum four gold stars and rating it as a “Must Have”.

Here’s some tidbits from what Lars and Ole had to say in their review:

I was sure, when I first got this aircraft for reviewing, that I would use it for the review, but probably not much more, as I like the ease and calm of the slower planes in FSX. It relaxes me, and the idea of a plane flying a close to Mach 2, just didn’t feel like something I would like too much. But I have changed my mind. Not because of the speed, but in spite of the speed. The plane is beautiful, and the systems, animations, and possibilities are just too good to not use. Yes, Lars, the Concorde finally found its way into FSX, and it did it, not with a whimper, but with a bang. Just like the real world Concorde always made an impression, so does this version from Flight Sim Labs”.

Thank you, FlightSimulatorXWorld, for your very thorough and accurate review!

Concorde-X Service Pack 1 now available!

We’re very excited to announce that we have released a Service Pack update for our Concorde-X aircraft simulation product!

An all-inclusive update, this Service Pack features several improvements and fixes for issues found after our very successful first release – but this is not all! Also included inside the Service Pack, you will be pleased to find our very comprehensive Tutorial document, which features a complete flight from London Heathrow to New York John F Kennedy Int’l airport, taught step-by-step and following complete checklists, itemized for your learning pleasures.

You can download this Service Pack update from our Forum Downloads section, under a new category titled ‘Service Packs‘. (You will not need to download this if you haven’t purchased our Concorde-X already, as we’ve already updated the e-shop with v1.1, so if you haven’t purchased yet, now’s the time!)

NOTE: You will need to be a registered member to be able to download. Registration takes only a minute and allows us to keep track of our membership and better plan for the future!

On behalf of the development team and our super-dedicated technical advisors and beta testers, we’d like to thank you once again for choosing Flight Sim Labs for your simulation pleasures and ask you to stay tuned! There’s more to come and we’re sure you’ll be very excited!

Concorde-X wins Golden Wings Award

British Airways Virtual reviewed the Concorde-X for FSX in their April Airways magazine issue, giving it their Golden Wings Award for its attention to detail and realism.

Here’s an excerpt from the review:

“Flight Sim Labs have created a model which is detailed and realistic. The sleek curves of Concorde are expertly modeled to allow the Pilot to experience the visual beauty of this most unique of all aircraft within FSX.

All the systems are there for an immersive experience in operating Concorde X like the pro’s. Along with the true-to life sounds, in the VC the Virtual Pilot can have the experience of virtually “being there.”

With realistic flight dynamics, learning to fly Concorde has never been as complex or as enjoyable within MSFS. Even the novice can enjoy learning on this aircraft due to the
helpful Virtual Flight Engineer.

For the complexity and attention to detail shown on Concorde-X, it really is good value for money and Flight Sim Labs have made a high-end add-on as good as, if not slightly better than, anything else available today.

Concorde-X is a must for all Virtual Pilots”.

Affiliates

 
 
 
 
 
The Official Microsoft Flight Simulator X Site
The Official Microsoft Flight Simulator FS2004 Site

Archives
Get Adobe Flash player

Flight Sim Labs, Ltd. is Stephen Fry proof thanks to caching by WP Super Cache