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Review: Pilate's Ghost by

by Hangar 200 on 03/21/17

 esci Flightsim Publications is honored to have our simNovel, Pilate's Ghost, reviewed by Chris Frishmuth of, one of the most influential flights on the web today.  

"Using an interesting melding of fiction and simming, author Will Kotheimer takes us on a journey filled with intrigue, danger, and flying adventures with his simNovel – Pilate’s Ghost." - Chris Frishmuth

Read the entire review here.

Svalbard-Longyear (ENSB) now available for X-Plane and ORBX EU Norway

by Hangar 200 on 03/21/17

 The wait is finally over…even for some of you who didn’t realize you were waiting. esci Flightsim Publications, in conjunction with developer Martin Alapnes, are proud to announce two updated FSX Svalbard Longyear scenery packages and an X-plane version of ENSB! All are available on the esci Free Stuff page.

   Martin Elapses developed a wonderful  X-Plane ENSB based of the esci FSX version. When we first saw Martin’s development screen shots we immediately recognized his talent. We even joined him online for a flight out of ENSB that really highlighted the features he had crafted.  Additionally, the terrain fidelity of X-Plane allows for a more realistic environment. In a word, Martin’s work is awesome. You can check out more of his work–especially his Santa Barbara Municipal Airport–at (search on “giant unicorn”).

  As for the FSX versions, the original version was unfortunately not compatible with ORBX’s outstanding EU Norway. There were a lot of technically challenging issues that had to be “sorted” with the rest of ORBX’s treatment of the Svalbard Archipelago. It was tricky. A “one size fits all” approach simply did not work. So we produce two packages; one compatible with ORBX EU Norway scenery (whether it's on or off in the FTX Central) and a version for the standard FSX scenery.

  So whether you are an FSX or X-Plane flight simmer, fire up an SAS B737 or A321 and Head North to Svalbard Longyear.