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Prepar3d v4 64 Bit Released!

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The latest and hotly anticipated 64 bit version of Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3d Flight Simulator has been released and is available for purchase!

Prepar3D v4 completely changes the simulation landscape with a comprehensive baseline update to a 64-bit architecture. Higher resolution visuals, more objects, increased data precision, larger scenarios, and improved performance are now all possible at levels never seen before in the product’s history. The sky’s not the limit!

Additionally, the release brings dynamic lighting, rain/snow particles, global 3D trees, a fully reworked software development kit (SDK), new default vehicles, and countless improvements.

Good luck getting to it anytime soon however!  www.prepar3d.com has been down because of the excessive traffic since early this morning. :)

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Announcing the 24 Hour Flying Charity Challenge

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How many of you out there know someone who currently has Cancer, or has died of Cancer?  I think most of the population has.  Ryan Boulton-Lear with UKVirtual contacted me to see if I was interested in being a sponsor/link partner for the 24 Hour Flying Charity Challenge.  The 24 Hour FlyingCharity Challenge is a Flight Simulation event benefiting Cancer Research UK.  Of course I agreed to be a sponsor and link partner.  I’ve lost friends and relatives including my Father and Brother to Cancer.  If you have a moment, please lend yourself to this event/cause.  It’s a great opportunity to do what you love which is flying virtually, while raising money for a great charity!
Thanks,
Lindle Romero – Owner/Operator VAFlash.com

Information from Ryan on the event is below..
“Afternoon all, UK Virtual will be holding a 24 hour flying challenge on November 14-15th from 7AM to 7AM UTC in aid of Cancer Research.  The aim is to fly none stop for 24 hours on a set schedule.  For all the information visit the following page: http://egcc.kelstenkovsky.co.uk/events/725-2/ , and if you are interested in joining then RSVP to the event here :https://www.facebook.com/events/992191574178259/

This event is open to all pilots and VA’s , if you are part of a VA or own a VA that would be interested, please contact me privately so we can get you on the partnership page and co – ordinate with you.

Ryan

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FS InFocus Show Welcomes Flight Sim Con 2014 and VATSIM’s W14!

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Sky Blue Radio presents another exciting edition of FS InFocus, when host Robert Touchtone welcomes Tom Guerrette from Flight Sim Con 2014 and Florian Harms from VATSIM’s W14 Global Conference!

Flight Sim Con 2014 provides a social conference format with networking and learning for enthusiasts of desktop flight simulation programs and aviation in general.  If you are involved with flight simulation programs such as Microsoft Flight Simulator (FSX/FS9) or X-Plane – and especially in the multiplayer environment – this conference is for you.  For more information: www.flightsimcon.com

The W14 Global Conference provides a great opportunity to meet and greet other members in person and socialize within the VATSIM community. In addition, several major players in the hardware and Continue reading

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FS INFOCUS WELCOMES WILL TUCKER AND GO FLIGHT TECHNOLOGIES!

Sky Blue Radio presents another exciting edition of FS InFocus, when Lou “Scruffy” Botteon and Tom “Captain Crunch” Mathieu welcome blues musician and FS Cockpit builder, Will Tucker  and Tony Verela and John from Go Flight Technologies!

On March 23rd, at 1800 Zulu, “Scruffy” and “Captain Crunch” will discuss a variety of topics related to building home simulator cockpits and the latest technologies available! We will also be on location in Hartford Connecticut LIVE at Flight Sim Con 2013 during the show so expect a few surprise guests as  well!

Be sure to tune in on March 23rd, at 1800 Zulu for Sky Blue Radio’s FS Infocus!

FS InFocus is a monthly talk show on Sky Blue Radio. Sky Blue Radio broadcasts 24/7 around the world. Listeners can tune in to Sky Blue Radio by accessing our website at skyblueradio.com. Listeners may also tune in via their com 2 radios on 123.45 with our Free Wee Tune Beastie application available for download on our website. We are available via Black Berry, Android or iPhone phones through the TuneIn Application.

Sky Blue Radio – Sounding great at any altitude www.skyblueradio.com

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SparkJet Virtual Celebrates First Month of Operations, Still Accepting Applications!

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — SparkJet ‘s executives and Crew Members celebrated yesterday the successful completion of the first month of operations. “We currently have 19 pilots, have logged over 118 flights adding up to over 291 hours and covering over 95,000 miles. The first month saw SparkJet finances in the black with over a million dollars in revenue for the month of February” said SparkJet CEO Zeke Elias. While there are many more plans in the work behind the scenes at SparkJet headquarters, the management is very secretive about the future strategies for SparkJet, as of last week though a rumor of services to Faa’a International Airport (ICAO: NTAA) in Tahiti has been “lying around the offices and management keeps talking about “Paradise” yet management took a trip to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for undisclosed reasons.

In the meantime, SparkJet is still accepting applications for First Officers, if you’re interested please apply at http://spark-jet.com/index.php/content/careers#close

Happy Flying! Congratulations SparkJet!

Media Contact:
505-623-5654

media@spark-jet.com
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Mirage Executive Charters VA Celebrates 1 Year

As of March 1st, 2013, Mirage Executive Charters VA will celebrate 1 year of operations! In our first year we have accumulated nearly 140 pilots! Our group of pilots have flown over 4000 flights for over 5400 hours in our first year!

We celebrated this event by flying on VATSIM from Mirage HQ, KSRQ Sarasota, FL to TNCM St. Maarten in our favorite MECva jets! The event took place on March 1st at 8pm EST – 5pm PST!

I wanted to take this opportunity to give tremendous thanks to our wonderful group of pilots. Your opinions and ideas have helped shape Mirage into what it is today! Our pilots and our community is our greatest strength! I also want to think our team of managers and admins for all of their tireless hours spent on improving our web site, adding routes or helping pilots! You are the BEST! I am looking forward to many more years of good times at Mirage!

Thank you!

Jonathan Enger
CEO/Owner Mirage Executive Charters va – MECva
www.miragechartersva.com

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Canadian Xpress March Fly-In: Easter Island

Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. The nearest inhabited land (50 residents) is Pitcairn Island at 2,075 kilometers (1,289 mi), and the nearest continental point lies in central Chile, at 3,512 kilometers (2,182 mi).

Canadian Xpress® would like to invite all pilots to join us on Saturday, March 16th at 20h00est (Sunday 01h00z) for our March 2013 fly-in where we fly a long haul route from Lima Peru (SPIM) to Easter Island (SCIP).

This is an open invitation to all pilots no matter what your flying experience to attend this Canadian Xpress® sponsored event.

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