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25 December 2015 - 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 and pray for a more peaceful year in 2016.

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

17 December 2015 - I put up the annual Holiday Season's Greeting on the Home page.

11 Décember 2015 - Jan Kees Blom has put together an interesting set of Mirage IIIE repaints for the Mirage III/5 by Mark Harper.  He has painted textures for six unit schemes worn by Mirage IIIE No. 586 during its career with the Armée de l'Air from 1969 to 1993.

28 November 2015 - Henk Schuitemaker has made available the new paint kit he made for the Mirage F1 from Kirk Olsson.  The fuselage, tail, and wings sheets are now 2048 pixels for some amazing detail.  If you use it, and please do for freeware, be sure to give proper credit.

17 November 2015 - A repaint of the Mirage IIIB from Restauravia in fictitious Poland Air Force markings has been released by 'Voiteh'.

13 November 2015
  Pray for Paris!   Pray for France!

5 November 2015 - Juan Antonio Martinez Castro of Mexico has finished a package of 14 repaints for the FS2004 Dassault MD.450 Ouragan by Thinus Pretorius.  The package includes textures sets for aircraft of the Armée de l'Air, the Israeli Air Force, and the Indian Air Force.

1 November 2015 - Alex Guerreiro has updated his previous Mirage F1 Megapack with textures made available since the previous version to now include 97 possible texture/loadout combinations.  No credit is given to contributing repainters but thumbnails are included for all.

27 October 2015 - Just when I thought October was going to be an empty month Henk Schuitemaker has released five new textures sets for the Mirage F1 of Kirk Olsson.  All Armée de l'Air versions, they span from 1979 to 2010 and include EC 2/12 'Cornouaille' at Cambrai-Epinoy; EC 03.033 'Lorraine', EC 1/30 'Valois', and ER 02.033 'Savoie' all at Reims-Champagne; and EC 02.030 'Normandie-Niemen' at Colmar-Meyenheim.

14 September 2015 - A new airbase scenery is available from Murtaza Akbar.  The subject is Shorkot Road Airbase in Pakistan (OPRQ).  See readme file for suggestions of AI Mirage aircraft to populate the airbase.

In memory of those lost on September 11, 2001.
We will never forget!

4 September 2015 - Christoph Tantow has painted two new fictitious texture sets for the Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh.  They are three-tone brown and blue camouflaged aggressor aircraft in US Navy markings.

22 August 2015 - Murtaza Akbar has released a repaint for the Mirage III by Mark Harper.  The textures represent a Mirage IIIEP of the Pakistan Air Force No. 5 Squadron "Falcons" during the 1971 war.  Only the textures are included.

2 August 2015 - Sylvain Parouty and the folks at La Royale French Navy have released a Version 4.2 update to their RFN Carrier gauge.  This latest version has a new "GoTo" feature that allows you to position your aircraft directly to the deck of the carrier.  By default it will place you in the landing zone (cables area) of the carrier.  But you can also create three additional locations to "GoTo" on the deck.  So now you can start a flight with your Etendard or Rafale already on deck.

30 July 2015 - July has been an extremely slow month for Mirage subjects.  I have several repaints to finish but just haven't had the time.  Hopefully August will be better.

2 July 2015 - Arne 'asizi' Ziesmann has put together AI traffic flight plans for the Mirage III units of Escadre 3.  For use with the repaints of Jacques Capdeville and the AI Mirage IIIE by Mike Pearson, this populates Nancy-Ochey AB.

27 June 2015 - Michel "COYOTTE" A. has painted several texture sets for the new Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh.  The first is a set of six textures of the 2000C in the markings of EC 1/5 'Vendee' at BA 115 Orange-Caritat.  The second set is of two fictitional RedFlag "Agressors" schemes (below); one in brown and one in blue.  The third is a fictitional camouflage scheme with markings for EC 1/11 'Roussillon'.

21 June 2015 - Martial Feron has a set of textures for the Mirage F1C of Kirk Olsson.  Two texture sets are included and represent EC 4/30 'Vexin' stationed at DA188 Djibouti in 1989.

16 June 2015 - "Drag" has put together an AI traffic file for the Armée de l'Air and Aéronavale.  The aircraft include the Alpha Jet, Rafale B/C/M, Mirage 2000B/C/D/N, Mirage F1B/F1CR/F1CT, Super Etendard Modernise, KC-135R, and other airplanes and helicopters.

11 June 2015 - Martial Feron has painted two texture sets for the new Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh.  The first is in the markings of Escadron 2/5 'Ile de France' in the style initially applied to the Mirage F1.  The second is fictitious (for the 2000C) camouflage textures with markings for Escadron 3/3 'Ardennes'.

4 June 2015 - Jacques Capdeville has painted textures for the Mirage IIIE units of Escadre 3 at Nancy-Ochey AB from the "late 1980s".  The textures are for use with the AI Mirage III by Mike Pearson.

31 May 2015 - Chris Brown has painted late 1980's era textures for the Mirage F1C of EC 5 at Orange-Caritat AB as well as F1C/B of Centre d'Experimentation Aeriennes Militaires 330 (CEAM) at Mont-de-Marsan and the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) at Bretigny-sur-Orge.  The textures are for use with the AI Mirage F1 by Nick Black.

26 May 2015 - Ben O'Donnell has repainted the new Mirage 2000C from Metal2Mesh in the colors of the Royal Australia Air Force (RAAF) 75 Squadron.  This fictitious repaint set include textures for four aircraft.

22 May 2015 - Chris Brown has painted 58 textures for the Mirage F1B/C of EC 30 at Reims-Champagne AB and Djibouti from the 1980s.  The textures are for use with the AI Mirage F1 by Nick Black/Mike Pearson.

18 May 2015 - Jacques Capdeville has been working on a series of "Late '80's" Armée de l'Air AI aircraft repaints.  Among the many he has completed so far three are for use with the Mirage III/5 aircraft packages from Mike Pearson.  The first set covers the Mirage III and 5 of Escadre 13 at Colmar-Meyenheim.  The second covers the Mirage III trainers of the Centre d'Instruction des Forces Aériennes Stratégiques (CIFAS) at Bordeaux-Merignac.  And the third set covers the aircraft of the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV) and EPNER (École du Personnel Navigant d’Essais et de Réception) at Cazaux Air Base and Istres-Le Tubé Air Base.

11 May 2015 - The Metal2Mesh Mirage 2000C has been releasedUnder development for over two years it is a joy to look at and fly.

6 May 2015 - "Drag" has released several repaints for AI aircraft in French Air Force and Aéronavale schemes.  The aircraft included are KC-135FR; Mirage F1B and F1CR; Mirage 2000B, C, D and N; Rafale M and B, Super Étendard Modernisé, and others.  Descriptions and download links are available in the Military AI Works forum.

2 May 2015 - Zsolt Beleznay has painted a Mirage 5EAD in the markings of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerites (UAE).  The textures are for the Mirage III/5 of Mark Harper.

29 April 2015 - "Edhave" made retro AI flight plan files for the Mirage F1C and F1B based at Cambrai-Epinoy (LFQI) in 1988.  For use with the textures of EC 12 by Chris Brown for the AI Mirage F1 by Nick Black and Mike Pearson.

23 April 2015 - Geoffrey de Kergariou has completed another repaint for the upcoming Metal2Mesh Mirage 2000.  His repaint represents a Mirage 2000H of the India Air Force, No. 1 Sqn 'Tigers'.

19 April 2015 - Philippe Wallaert has updated the Super Étendard Modernisé of Romain Lucas for use in FSX.  The complete package includes virtual cockpit modifications and a new 2D panel.

14 April 2015 - Geoffrey de Kergariou has completed a repaint for the upcoming Metal2Mesh Mirage 2000.  His repaint represents a Mirage 2000H of the India Air Force, No. 7 Sqn 'Battle Axes', based at Air Force Station Maharajpur (VIGR).

6 April 2015 - While helping test the paintkit for the upcoming Mirage 2000 from Metal2Mesh Zsolt Beleznay has painted two new schemes.  The first is a Mirage 2000EM of the Egyptian Air Force.  The second is a Mirage 2000EGM of the Hellenic Air Force 332 Sqn celebrating their 25th Anniversary.

29 March 2015 - Dave Torkington and Guy Neild have issues a fixit file to correct a crash detection issue for their Decimomannu Air Base (LIED) scenery.

24 March 2015 - I have located several Middle East air base sceneries for FSX including a new Al Dhafra AB, home of United Arab Emirates Mirage 2000.  The others include Al Minhad AB, also in the United Arab Emirates, Al Udeid AB in Qatar, and Bagram AB and Mazar I Sharif AB in Afghanistan.

15 March 2015 - Dave Torkington and Guy Neild have released a new scenery package for FSX.  The subject is Decimomannu Air Base (LIED) on the island of Sardinia.  The scenery includes a photorealistic base with accurate AFCD and airfield buildings.  Also included is scenery for the "Capo Frasca" target range.  Here is a history of the base.

3 March 2015 - Jan Kees Blom has painted another set of textures for the Mirage IIIC of Restauravia.  The textures represent a Mirage 5BA of the Belgium Air Force No 2 Squadron at Florennes in early camo scheme.

26 February 2015 - I found a scenery from SkyDesigners that I was not aware of -- they used to keep me in the loop?  This past year they released a scenery for Base Aérienne 112 Reims-Champagne (LFSR).  From looking at the images it looks to be very well made and includes statics of the F1CR, F1B, and F1CT.

18 February 2015 - I discovered two repaints of AI Mirage by Zsolt Beleznay at the Owl's Nest website of Martin Gossmann.  Included are a Mirage IV of EB 2/91 'Bretagne' and a Mirage 2000 of EC 3/11 'Corse'.

11 February 2015 - Jan Kees Blom has completed a repaint of the Restauravia Mirage IIICZ in the BlackWidow scheme of the SAAF Museum at AFB Swartkop.

1 February 2015 - "Odourboy" has repainted the Mirage IIIC from Restauravia as the Mirage IIIS in final Swiss Air Force camouflage scheme.

25 January 2015 - Zsolt Beleznay has painted two versions of the Restauravia Mirage IIIC in Israel Air Force colors.  The first is in the original bare metal and the second is in a desert camoflage scheme.

20 January 2015 - Alessio Spahni has repainted the Mirage IIIC from Restauravia as the Mirage IIICS test aircraft (J-2201) of the Swiss Air Force.

14 January 2015 - Two new texture sets for the Mirage IIIC of Restauravia have been released.  The first represents J-2201, the Mirage IIICS used by Switzerland to evaluate the Mirage III.  The second are fictitious repaints of Mirage IIIS assigned to Fliegerstaffel 17.

10 January 2015 - L'iguane has repainted the FS2004 Mirage IIIC of Beat (Isra) Schaffner in the Armée de l'Air desert scheme and markings of EC 3/10 'Vexin' while stationed in Djibouti.

6 January 2015 - Jan Kees Blom has painted another set of textures for the Mirage IIIC of Restauravia.  The textures represent a Mirage IIICZ of the South African Air Force in camo scheme scheme.

3 January 2015 - Jan Kees Blom has painted another set of textures for the Mirage IIIC of Restauravia.  The textures represent a Mirage 5BA of the Belgium Air Force in final wrap-around camo scheme.

    1 January 2015 - Best Wishes and Happy New Year to All!


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