FSA's curated weekly news digest. Catch up on the latest in home flight simulation from the past week.

Hello! It's Saturday, May 13. We're covering the long-awaited X-Crafts E-Jets release, the next FSweekend (in 2024), and an airport release that means a lot to us here at FSA! First time reading? Subscribe here.

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Completely revamped and recreated from essentially the ground-up, X-Crafts has released their long awaited E-Jets Family: 4 jets, plus a bonus 5th one coming.

Stormbirds, 10 May 2023


Whilst this roadmap doesn’t provide any large scale changes to the core platform, it does give an insight for what to expect in the short-term from Laminar Research.

FSElite, 10 May 2023


After a return in November 2022, FSWeekend is now set to take place on March 16-17, 2024 at the Aviodrome Museum in Lelystad, Netherlands.

MSFS Addons, 9 May 2023


VNAV – Version 1 provides vertical guidance in managed modes and also gives visual indicators on the ND and MCDU. 


Simmers who wish to try out the new wave of enhancements for the 787-10 and 747-8i long-haulers can now see what the fuss is all about, ahead of the planned release date in June. 

MSFS Addons, 12 May 2023


The scenery features an accurate rendition of the airport, custom ground textures, custom taxiway signs, handmade textured buildings, and the Hobby Airport DoubleTree Hilton...host hotel of FlightSimExpo 2023!

Threshold, 12 May 2023


Imaginesim went back to the drawing board for this release, creating brand new assets for the whole airport.

FSElite, 12 May 2023


Orbx’s latest airport challenges you to transport seafood to Australia’s mainland.

MSFS Addons, 10 May 2023

Orbx offers FSA Captains 20% off Vector, openLC, and True Earth! Plus, membership includes 3 free Orbx products.

Link your OrbxDirect Account Today!

Limited-Time FSA Member Discounts

This week, we wanted to highlight two great discounts available to FSA members for a limited time: 

  • Aerosoft is offering us 15% off their NavDataPro products: nav data and charts provided by Lufthansa Systems (Lido), used by over 130 airlines. Reply to this email for a code, offer valid May 14-21.
  • Thrustmaster is running a promo on their Boeing-branded flight sim hardware until tomorrow. FSA Captains save an additional 10% on the prices shown here with a discount code

Pilot Proficiency: Instrument Approaches

Looking for tips on flying instrument approaches in airplanes or the sim? We found a great article from Redbird Flight - hosts of our Pilot Proficiency Center at FlightSimExpo - that helps break down the process of flying instrument approaches.


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