An environmental game-changer

As flight sim pilots, there are just two things that truly affect our simulation experience: the flight dynamics and feel of the aircraft, and the weather environment outside. Everything else is of secondary importance to the aircraft and the weather, especially when the latter has such a large influence on how well the former flies. It’s not surprising then that weather addons are so popular with many flight simmers. Finding that perfect recreation of a storm or a beautifully snowy approach can be difficult.

For X-Plane users, it’s only in the last few years that third-party weather add-ons have begun to appear. While most of these new entrants come from the FSX/P3D side of things, one team has been quietly working on its own X-Plane weather application, approaching the task from a different perspective to the likes of Active Sky and the results are interesting. Introducing xEnviro.

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