Tuesday, January 11, 2011

GEFS 0.4.1

This is a minor update and I am still in the process of fixing things (multiplayer, various bugs), but there are some improvements already so I decided to call it a release.

Most notable is the change in hosting facility, GEFS is now running on a brand new server and this will hopefully improve everybody's experience (starting with mine!)

For all those who contributed with reports, suggestions and requests: I did not forget you! ;)

To come in the next release:
- Joystick configuration (at last!)
- Real time weather
- New aircraft
- In game Chat

... and hopefully a multiplayer that runs nice and smooth!

Stay tuned and have a nice flight.

Altiports in the Alps

The French Alps provide a great flying area as the photo quality of Google Earth is beautiful there and the high relief just enhance it. It also happens that quite a few "altiports" are scattered in this splendid landscape. These are great to practice complicated approaches: the sloppy runways, surrounding mountains and fainting engine in low oxygen require a lot of skills to deal with.

Here is a selection of the best spots to fly the Alps:
(Just click on the picture or title to directly fly there)

L'Alpe d'Huez


Courchevel (approach)

Mégève (approach with DC3!)

If this is just too simple for you, wait until I finish implementing real time weather and try the same approach with some gusts of cross wind!

Also, you may know some other "Altiports" in different places and may want to share it. You can send me some direct links to GEFS at the right location. For that, fly to the desired location and use the "Get link" button in the bottom bar.

Have a nice flight!

Back Online

GEFS is up and running on a brand new server: now it should perform!

Sorry for the down time and thank you for your patience.

Have a nice flight!