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30 December 2011 - I have discovered another set of textures for the Mark Harper/Skysim Mirage III/5 package.  The texture set by Zsolt Beleznay represents a Mirage 5D of the Libyan Air Force.

23 December 2011 - May you and your loved ones enjoy the true meaning of Christmas and have a prosperous New Year.  Let's all give thanks for what we have.

  Season's Greetings  *  Les Salutations De la Saison   *  Saluti Della Stagione 
  Grüße Der Jahreszeit  *  Saludos De la Estación  *  Cumprimentos Da Estação

21 December 2011 - Despite his original Rafale C/M release being taken off the market due to a product naming dispute with Dassault Aviation, Roland Laborie has been working on the follow-on Rafale B.  I have added some images to the original preview page.

19 December 2011 - GSNext have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is BA 101 Toulouse-Francazal (LFBF).  The scenery includes a photorealistic base and aircraft of Armée de l'Air, Armée de Terre and Gendarmerie Nationale.

17 December 2011 - I have painted another set of textures for the Rafale M by Thor's Hammer.  The textures represent an aircraft from the second Aéronavale Française unit to convert to the Rafale, Flotille de Chasse 11F.

15 December 2011 - A new Rafale C is being developed for FS9.  The aircraft will feature four external configurations, four texture sets, and a complete and very clickable virtual cockpit and 2D instrument panel.  Visit this preview page for more information and images.

10 December 2011 - A new company, GSNext, has started making scenery for FSX.  The first project is BA Toul-Rosières (LFSL).  The scenery includes custom buildings, custom Dassault aircraft (Jaguar A, E, Mirage IIIR), F100s, and the entire base is textured in photorealistic quality.

7 December 2011 - SkyDesigners have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is BA 107 Vélizy – Villacoublay (LFPV).  The scenery includes a photorealistic base with accurate AFCD and airfield buildings modeled from real world photos.

5 December 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted another texture set for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  The texture set represents a Mirage F1M in the colors of the Ejército d'Aire Ala 14 in the 30 Year Anniversary scheme.

1 December 2011 - I put up the annual Holiday Season's Greeting on the Home page.  I found a nice winter image of a Mirage IIIS in Switzerland.

28 November 2011 - Martial Feron has painted another set of textures for the Rafale M by Thor's Hammer.  The fictitional scheme is a possible two-tone green camouflage pattern with Força Aérea Brasileira markings.

26 November 2011 - Martial Feron has released updates for his two earlier Rafale M repaints (Brasil and Gray Camo).  The updates are a result of the v2.2 update by Bruno "Thor's Hammer" Mérelle.

24 November 2011 - Happy Thanksgiving! 
Ron Zambrano of Razbam wrote to let me know that his company is building the Mirage F1 family and most likely the Kfir family for FSX.  So far I have only seen the image below.  I will share more as it becomes available.  If you are familiar with Razbam's previous series releases (A-4 and A-7) you know that we are in for some real gems.

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22 November 2011 - I have painted another set of textures for the Rafale M of Bruno Mérelle.  The textures represent a possible green and gray camouflage scheme as might be worn by the Força Aérea Brasileira.

Also, Bruno "Thor's Hammer" Mérelle has released a repaint kit for his Rafale M.  He has made individual wireframe images in JPG format of the textures that are modified during a change of livery.  You can download if from his blog or I have zipped them up.

18 November 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted another texture set for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  This "Logarto" camouflage scheme is of a Mirage F1BE of the Ejército d'Aire at Los Palmas-Gando AB.

14 November 2011 - SkyDesigners have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is BA 115 Orange Caritat (LFMO).  The scenery includes a photorealistic base with aircraft (Mirage 2000C/Mirage 2000B) and airfield buildings modeled from real world photos.

12 November 2011 - MAIW have released a "patch" for their Belgian Alpha Jets package.  Of interest to Mirage fans are changes to Cazaux AB (LFBC) including a new control tower and a fix for the floodlights.  The update is available from their website as either a complete package or a manual update.

10 November 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted another texture set for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  This blue-gray air superiority scheme is of a Mirage F1CE of the Ejército d'Aire at Los Palmas-Gando AB.

5 November 2011 - Richard Wyman has painted a set of textures for the payware Mirage 2000C from Abacus.  The textures represent an Armée de l'Air aircraft from EC 1/5 'Vendee' as it appeared in the movie "Les Chevaliers Du Ciel" (Skyfighters).

1 November 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted three sets of textures for the Mirage F1B of Kirk Olsson in Ejército d'Aire colors.  The first is finished in the "Logarto" camouflage scheme worn by the Mirage F1BE when delivered.  The second is the blue-gray air superiority scheme worn by Ala 46 at Los Palmas-Gando AB.  The third is in the current overall gray scheme worn by the Mirage F1 in Ejército d'Aire service.

30 October 2011 - Bruno "Thor's Hammer" Mérelle has released an update for his Rafale M.  The external model/texture update including changes to the texture mapping to help repainters -- this may adversely effect already released repaints.  This is an update only and so you will need to download the Rafale M as well.

28 October 2011 - I have painted a set of textures for the Rafale M of Thor's Hammer.  The textures represent the special tail markings applied to a Rafale of Flotille 12.F to commemorate the first Rafale M to reach 1000 hours in 2005.

26 October 2011 - Sébastien Viale has painted two new texture sets for the Rafale M by Thor's Hammer.  Both are desert schemes, the first named "Sand" and the second is named "Tansplinter".

24 October 2011 - Martial Feron has painted another set of textures for the Rafale M by Thor's Hammer.  The fictitional scheme is a wrap-around gray camo pattern with Aeronavalle markings markings.

22 October 2011 - Brice Garros has painted another set of texture for the Rafale M by Thor's Hammer.  This one is a blue and gray wrap-around camouflage scheme with Aeronavalle markings.

20 October 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted another set of textures for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  This set represents an F1CE in the original delivery "Logarto" camouflage scheme.

18 October 2011 - Brice Garros has painted a new texture for the Rafale M by Thor's Hammer.  He has named the overall black scheme "Black Eagle".

16 October 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted a set of textures for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  They represent an ex-Qatar Emiri Air Force Mirage F1EDA of the Ejército d'Aire.

12 October 2011 - Martial Feron has painted a set of textures for the new Rafale by Thor's Hammer.  The fictitional scheme is a wrap-around camo pattern with Força Aérea Brasileira markings.

1 October 2011 - As promised below, Bruno "Thor's Hammer" Mérelle has released his Rafale M.  This is a beta release and does not include a Virtual Cockpit or 2D panel so I have added instructions for merging alternate VC's to the Rafale.

30 September 2011 - The Rafale M by Bruno "Thor's Hammer" Mérelle is scheduled for public release at the "6ième Mondial de la Simulation" event on October 1st, at the Musée de l 'Air et de l'Espace, Le Bourget.  I've added some preview screenshots to the preview page.

20 September 2011 - Craig van Zuydam of South Australia has converted several older SAAF Mirage III and Cheetah C models by Jason Ashworth and the da Silva Brothers for use with CFS2.


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11 September 2011 - It has been 10 years now and sometimes talking about it or seeing images and videos makes it feel like it was just yesterday.
Visit September 11 News.com and the September 11 Digital Archive.
Never Forget!

3 September 2011 - Daniel Gauthier has put together a package of French Air Force and Navy AI tanker flights.  The Readme file describes using the Dassault Etendard IVM/P nounou and Boeing KC-135.

23 August 2011 - Morten Krogstad has adapted the Mirage IIIE of J.E.Narcizo for use in CFS2.  He has painted four texture sets -- two French and two for Argentina, created a widescreen instrument panel, and included unique weapons configurations.

16 August 2011 - Sylvain Parouty and the Royale French Navy Design have released a new version of their Clémenceau aircraft carrier.  This latest update (v3) also includes the aircraft carrier Foch.  Two deck arrangements are included with 1970's aircraft: The Foch is configured as (PA1) or "Alert" with Crusader, Etendard IVM, and Alisé aircraft.  The Clémenceau is configured as (PA2) or "Reserve" with Etendard IVM and Zypher training aircraft.

8 August 2011 - New from Mike Pearson using his revised model and textures for the AI Mirage F1 of Nick Black/MAIW are sets for:

3 August 2011 - Jonathan Hilaire wrote to let me know that the first freeware creation of SkyDesigners is the French naval carrier "R91 Charles de Gaulle".  Partial modifications by SkyDesigners to version 2.0 by Joêl Maillot include new textures and the addition of static aircraft including Rafale M, E2-C "Hawkeye", Super Etendard Modernisé, and Panther "Pedro".

29 July 2011 - Sylvain Parouty and the Royale French Navy Design have been working on the Clemenceau again.  This latest update (v2.10) included a more visible landing aid mirror and continues to build upon the previous releases for the Etendard missions and the release before that for FSX/Acceleration as a moving aircraft carrier with catapult-launching and recovery operations.

27 July 2011 - Mike Pearson has not only been repainting the AI Mirage F1 of Nick Black/MAIW but with some input from myself has been improving the model.  The first results of this are a set of textures for Mirage F1AD, F1ED, and F1BD of the Libyan Arab Air Force with new textures and weapons loadouts.

24 July 2011 - Zsolt Beleznay has been painting some optional Tiger Meet texture sets for the new Rafale C of Roland Laborie.  Although fictitional they are well done.  Included is a Rafale C in textures for EC 05.330 'Côte d'Argent' and another painted similar to a Rafale B that appeared at NATO Tiger Meet 2009.

20 July 2011 - SkyDesigners have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is Base Aérienne 102 Dijon-Longvic (LFSD).  The scenery includes a photorealistic base with accurate AFCD and airfield buildings modeled from real world photos.

15 July 2011 - Zsolt Beleznay has painted new textures for the Étendard IVP of the Royale French Navy Design.  These new textures represent a fictitious aircraft with special tail markings.  Only the textures are included so you will need to download the Étendard IVM/P.

10 July 2011 - Bry Hardee has released an optional afterburner effect for Roland Laborie's Rafale C/M package for FSX.  Also included is an adjustment for greater stability for AI Carrier (Moving Carrier) landings.

28 June 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted a set of photoreal textures for a Mirage IIIB of the Spanish Ejército d'Aire.  The file set includes textures only so you will also need the Mirage IIIB by Patrice Grange.

25 June 2011 - Mike Pearson has painted a set of Ecuadoran Air Force Mirage F1JA and F1JE textures for use with the AI Mirage F1 by Nick Black.  Textures for 14 aircraft in service with the Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana are included.

19 June 2011 - The Military AI Works (MAIW) has released a new AI package for the Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF) what includes the Mirage 2000-5Ei and 2000-5Di.  Scenery in the package includes Hsinchu AB (RCPO) where the Mirage 2000 operate from.

17 June 2011 - Roland Laborie has released his Rafale C/M package for FSX.  For the reasons he mentioned on my preview page the aircraft will be sold as payware.  More information is available at simmarket.com.

13 June 2011 - Michael Pearson has repainted the Mirage F1C and F1B from Nick Black's AI Mirage F1 packages in the camouflage and markings of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF).  Included are 19 Mirage F1EQ and four Mirage F1BQ.

10 June 2011 - SkyDesigners have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is Douchambé, Tadjikistan (UTDD).  The scenery includes a photorealistic base with accurate AFCD and airfield buildings modeled from real world photos.

4 June 2011 - Jens-Ole Kjølberg is reworking some of his original series of South Africa Air Force repaints of the Mirage III/5 by Mark Harper.  The first updates include the Mirage IIIEZ in bare metal deliver colors, the Mirage IIIR2Z, and the Mirage IIIRZ.

2 June 2011 - Geoffrey de Kergariou has painted new textures for the Étendard of the Royale French Navy Design.  These new textures represents three Étendard IVM and three Étendard IVP.  Only the textures are included so you will need to download the Étendard IVM/P.

29 May 2011 - The AI Rafale project from Nick Black and MAIW has been released.  Included are Rafale C, B and M models as well as new scenery for BAN Landivisiau (LFRJ) and St. Dizier/Robinson AB (LFSI).  Also included is the Charles de Gaulle (R 91) aircraft carrier by Joel Marriot and an AI Rafale M "Nounou" buddy tanker.

26 May 2011 - Martial Feron has repainted the Etendard IVP of Sylvain Parouty in a scheme worn by 16F Flotille.  Only the textures are included.

20 May 2011 - Sylvain Parouty has completed his Etendard project.  The final package includes the updated Etendard IVM, the new Etendard IVP, and an AI refueling Etendard.  The new models include reworked cockpit and canopy, start configuration panel, multiplayer optimizations, enhanced flight model, enhanced repaints (some new liveries) and much more.  He has also released a new FSX scenery for the aircraft carrier Clémenceau (R 98).

17 May 2011 - To complete his series of Egyptian Air Force repaints of Mark Harper's Mirage III/V package, Jens-Ole Kjølberg has painted a fourth scheme representing a Mirage 5SDE.

13 May 2011 - Dave Torkington and Guy Neild have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is BAN Nîmes Garons (LFTW).  The scenery includes a photorealistic base with accurate AFCD and airfield buildings modeled from real world photos.  Also included are several military and civilian AI models and traffic files.

10 May 2011 - Chris Evans has combined the Mirage 2000N Basic and Specials texture sets of Jonathan Hilaire and Roland Laborie with a few modifications to make a new aircraft package compatible with FSX.  I have been informed by the original texture artist that this repackaging was not authorized so I have removed the link.

30 April 2011 - Marc Renaud had created camera view definitions for use with the Mirage 2000N of Roland Laborie and the Rafale by Cyril (Gator) Pioffet.

25 April 2011 - Steven Avila has painted a set of desert camouflage textures for use with the Cheetah C of Thinus Pretorius.  The textures represent a fictional aircraft in US Marine Corps markings.

21 April 2011 - The Mirage IVA by David Bushell/Alphasim has been converted for use in CFS2 by Pepe Rezende and Rey Sanford.  The conversion includes new flight model files as well as mission and DP files.  Mirage IV AI files (wingman) and modern french weapons are also now available.  Several repaints of the original release are available by Pierre Lheureux and Michel Merle although they may need to be converted for use in CFS2.

16 April 2011 - Jonathan Hilaire (alias Rooster) wrote to let me know that he is working with a scenery design team known as SkyDesigners.  Their first two releases are of French air bases -- Base Aérienne 701 Salon de Provence and Base Aérienne 705 Tours / Tours Val de Loire.

12 April 2011 - The Super Etendard by Alphasim has been converted for use in CFS2 by Pepe Rezende and Rey Sanford.  The conversion includes new flight model files as well as mission, weapon, and DP files.

09 April 2011 - Sylvain Parouty and the Royal French Navy Design team have been busy refining the visual and flight models of the Étendard.  An update of the Étendard IVM was released recently that added additional external loads.  Sylvain has also sent me some images and description of the work done so far on the upcoming Étendard IVP reconnaissance version.

5 April 2011 - Pepe Rezende has adapted the Mirage IIIV from GMAX Acedémie for use in CFS2.  The two packages are split between French and export schemes and include the required flight model, weapons and DP files for CFS2.

30 March 2011 - Martial Feron has repainted the beta Etendard IVP of Sylvain Parouty in a scheme worn by 16F Flotille.  Only the textures are included.

24 March 2011 - Jens-Ole Kjølberg has painted another Egyptian Air Force scheme for the Mirage III/5 of Mark Harper.  The one represents one of eight Mirage 5SDE sent to Iraq to test their ECM gear in wartime conditions.  All national markings were removed for the missions againt the Iranian defences.

15 March 2011 - Zsolt Beleznay has painted a new set of textures for the Skysim Mirage III/5 package.  The texture set represents a Mirage IIIEP of the Pakistan Air Force.

10 March 2011 - Jens-Ole Kjølberg has painted up two new Egyptian Air Force schemes for the Mirage III/5 of Mark Harper.  The first is a Mirage 5SDR reconnaissance aircraft and the second is a Mirage 5E2.  Both wear the orange visual identification panels adopted after encounters with Libyan Mirage aircraft wearing identical camouflage.

5 March 2011 - Two years ago I painted the AI Mirage 2000 of Fernando Martinez in the colors of the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB) to go with AI flight plans by Herve C. Etienne of Canada.  I was reminded of this unfinished project at the MAIW forum recently so I have finished it.

26 February 2011 - While visiting the OZx website I found two Mirage IIIO repaints I had missed on previous visits.  The first (below) is a three texture set of the RAAF Diamond Jubilee scheme worn during 1981.  The second is an update of the ARDU scheme in more accurate colors.  Only the textures are included so you will also need the base package.

22 February 2011 - Zsolt Beleznay is at it again with another set of textures for the Skysim Mirage III/5.  This latest release depicts a Mirage 5BR assigned to 42 Smaldeel of the Belgium Air Force.  Only the textures are included so you will also need the base package.

18 February 2011 - Following the release of the updated Étendard IVM beta by the Royale French Navy Design, Geoffrey de Kergariou has also updated his textures for No. 15 of Flotille 15F.    Only the textures are included so you will need to download the Étendard IVM.

12 February 2011 - Zsolt Beleznay has painted a new set of textures for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  The texture set represents a Mirage F1JA in the colors of the Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana in the 30 Years Anniversary scheme.

6 February 2011 - Corentin Digneaux has painted a set of textures for the Mark Harper Mirage III/5 package.  The texture set represents a Mirage IIIC of EC 1/5 'Vendée' stationed at Orange-Caritat AB.

4 February 2011 - Beat Schaffner has released a patch to correct a problem with afterburner and other light effects for his Mirage IIIS.  He has also made some replacement glass texture files for folks who want to try the aircraft in FSX.  The patches are available on his website.

2 February 2011 - Beat 'Isra' Schaffner has finished his Mirage IIIS for FS9.  The final version includes all external configurations displayed on his website including clean, with fuel tanks, and armed for air-to-air, air-to-ground, recon missions and a version with JATO rockets.  A very complete English and French language manual is included to explain all of the features.

30 January 2011 - Antonio Diaz has painted a texture set for the Mirage F1 by Kirk Olsson wearing special 25th Anniversary markings.  The markings were worn in 2000 to acknowledge the 25 years since the first Mirage F1 was delivered to Ala 14 of the Ejército d'Aire.

26 January 2011 - Thinus Pretorius has released a new Atlas Cheetah C for FS2004.  Two schemes are included.  Several external loads are included.  A new instrument panel and gauges are also included.

20 January 2011 - Antonio Diaz has released a new texture for the Mirage IIIE of Patrice Grange.  The textures represent a Mirage IIIEE of the Ejército d'Aire in original high visability markings.

14 January 2011 - Ray Parker has painted the AI Mirage F1 of Nick Black in the colors of the SAAF (three unique F1CZ textures) and the four Mirage F1AZ of the Gabon Air Force.  These AI packages includes flight plans.

6 January 2011 - Antonio Diaz has released two texture sets for the Mirage F1 by Kirk Olssen.  Included are the 2006 NATO Tiger Meet, and the 2007 NATO Tiger Meet scheme.




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