Hardcore Simmers: Do We Really Need Programs Like This?


At the end of the day, the best of the best, ego’s, skills, & all, when you know what you know, what’s the point of going after something that teaches you what… well… what you already know? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Now this goes beyond those who may not be well versed in the approach procedures of the Greek Islands, how to find your runway at big ass AMS, or how to fly the Q400. For those folks, whether they believe it or not, they can seriously benefit from edutainment programs like those delivered by Airline2Sim. But i’m not talking to those people.

I’m talking to those whom already possesses this knowledge and thus quite possibly, have written off programs such as A2S or Angle of Attack as a result of their own magnificent aviator sapience. Now no doubt, the latter of these two educational media presenters truly puts you into a sort of classroom situation starting from the bottom. But the former jumps right into the action and spends the the majority of it’s time not behind a desk, but on the flight deck. Again, you are a hardcore simmer and you know all this stuff so it’s not for you. Or is it? Because the way I see it, if it’s one thing both enthusiast and hardcore simmers have in common, it’s the love for flight simulation and the desire to immerse one’s self into the hobby. And whereas there exists the possibly that the most elite of you wont need this, I can tell you without a doubt, you want it. Even if you don’t know you want it. Why? Because I know Ben (the lead developer on this) and I know his style. This stuff is seriously entertaining and fun as hell to watch. And it has the added benefit of getting you out of your various comfort zones and exploring another part of the world besides those same old boring routes you have been flying nonstop for years.

Go explore something new, and while you are at it, have some fun! There’s nothing in P3D’s EULA that says fun is strictly prohibited. And as for the title question, do hardcore simmers need programs like this? Maybe, maybe not. But after you have purchased it, you’ll be glad you did. Take my word for it if that means anything… Check out everything Airline2Sim has to offer via the source link below. And hit me back if you have found I was wrong 😉

FL350 Exclusive! FlyTampa Las Vegas Confirmed Release: April!


It looks you all are going to have to wait just a bit longer before the extremely long anticipated release of FlyTampa’s Las Vegas scenery. The good news however, confirmed by the dev team, the scenery is in the midst of final beta stages with release expected next month. If memory serves me correctly (and the older I get the worse it seems to get) but this project was started by Martin Martin Brunken and team (the mastermind behind the mighty Dubai, then handed off to Emilios and team to complete and add the sparkles. Looking at Martins track record andthe track records of track records of Emilios Gemenetzidis & Yannis Dermitzakis respectively we are looking at a group of people who brought us airport cityscape sceneries Hong Kong KaiTak, and Dubai on one end, and Tessaloniki and Copenhagen on the other. What all these developers have in common is surpassing quality and scale without compromising on quality as a crazy affordable price.

Why crazy? Well if you consider FSDT LAX or YVR retails for $29.00 and FT Dubai and Copenhagen retails for $31.00. For an extra 2 bucks you still get a large scale mega airport and several hundred square miles of realistic cityscape to explore with it. Now if you haven’t heard of the name: Yannis Dermitzakis, you certainly have now. He is likely the one you’ll be praising as you journey up and down the strip, from Summerlin to Henderson and everywhere in-between.

I remember words of FSDT’s Umberto Colapicchioni stated many years ago when he noted adding the city of Amsterdam alongside Cloud9’s AMS. He said it added a lot of additional effort that wasn’t really worth the trouble and it wasn’t really important to pilots. I personally never believed those words but if nothing else, we now see just how important a cityscape really is to a city such as Las Vegas and I for one applaud the long and hard efforts that are going into this project. It’s years of sweat carpel tunnel on behalf of the team no doubt, but damn if it aint all worth it. We are down to just weeks not folks! I can almost see the strippers.

Speaking of which, FlyTampa is known for Easter egging the shit out of their projects, (well my boy George anyway) I can only imagine what one might find once we go snooping. After, it’s Vagas baby! The final countdown timers are ticking!