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(Portugal) Jose Leal

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(Afghanistan) Chris Marty

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(Portugal) Francisco Rodrigues

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(Portugal) Francisco Albernaz

Latest NEWS

12 Dec

Enhanced Site Security


Captains, Sorry for a little disruption on the site, we are done implementing the first part of our secure HTTPS protocol so that all communications with the server are done in a secure way. We will issue an ACARS update during this weekend in order to make it fully compatible with these changes and will continue working towards the progress of our website for you to enjoy, now in a more secure way (once everything has been implemented). You can now use https://www.sunwingsexpress.com to access the website in a secure way, this will be enforced later on. Safe flights, SWI Webmaster

23 Nov

Dangerous Airports Tour 2016


Captains,

Our Dangerous Airports Tour 2016 is reaching the end of its life. If you still have flights to do within this tour, we encourage you to do so as quickly as you can for we are going to close this tour in January 2019.

From now on, in our next tours, we will let you know the closing date for the tour so you can always be aware of it.

We are already working on new stuff for 2019, so stay tuned!

18 Nov

SunACARS2 v3.0 Released


Captains,

As promised earlier today, and after all the testing has been done, we finally released a major update to our ACARS system. Please read carefully:

- If you want to enable our ACARS to work perfectly with PMDG aircraft, you should go to your PMDG addons folder inside the main Prepar3D folder (for example C:Program FilesPrepar3DPMDGPMDG 737 NGX) and insert this next text in the end of the 737NGX_Options.ini file:

[SDK]

EnableDataBroadcast=1

So that the aircraft allows reading of the events such as lights, flaps, etc. If you have more PMDG addons (747, 777, etc), you should do the same for every one of them, just changing the 737 example above to 747 or 777.

Another note:

As the ACARS now allows saving and storing of PIREPs if these cannot be sent to the server for some reason, it now REQUIRES administrative privileges and will ask for them if required. If you cannot send a PIREP at the end of the flight because your internet went down, don't worry... It will now be saved on disk and when you get back online, just run the ACARS and it will prompt you to send it then. The logs will then be deleted from disk once they're sent successfully.

We hope you enjoy this new version (no more landing lights OFF penalties because the ACARS couldn't read them) and as usual, send any bug reports to webmaster@sunwingsexpress.com

Enjoy!

08 Nov

Boeing 747-8F/I Repaints


Captains,

We have just released repaints for PMDG's Boeing 747-8 freighter and passenger models. These repaints are for the latest version of this model (PMDG 747V3) and will not work on previous versions. On a sidenote we can tell you that work is going on in improving our ACARS system with several updates to the landing lights detection system (don't worry that penalties are not accounted for... YET!), more flexibility with aircraft range, so that instead of preventing the pilot from flying a route that theoretically surpasses the aircraft range, only a warning will be issued and flight can proceed normally to the pilot's responsibility.

This and more tours are coming in 2019 as some work is required and time for properly testing all features.

Stay tuned and enjoy flying with us!

21 Jul

A319 and B717 textures


Captains,

As promised, we have made available the textures for the recently released Airbus A319 from FlightSimLabs as well as the long overdue repaint for TFDI Design's magnificent Boeing 717-200. Download them in the downloads section of the site and enjoy!

Discover our current TOURS

IFR 2019 World Tour UPCOMING This time we will depart from the Capital Lisboa, head way up north to meet the amazing fields of Scotland, then fly west to the cold Greenland, and later down into the heart of America. You will have the chance to visit the freezing Alaska and then Asia before returning to the heart of Europe, not forgetting the hot sands of the Middle-East. We hope you enjoy this world tour, which will end in January 2020.
2018 Caribbean Tour ACTIVE Welcome to Caribbean! From high mountain peaks to shimmering reefs, spicy salsa rhythms to deep rolling reggae, pirate hideouts to sugar-sand beaches, the Caribbean is dizzyingly diverse. Azure seas, white beaches, green forests so vivid they actually hurt the eyes – there is nothing subtle about the landscapes of the Caribbean. Swim below the waters for a color chart of darting fish and corals. Feel the sand between your toes at any one of a thousand picture-perfect beaches. Do you accept our invitation?
European IFR Tour 2017 ACTIVE Depart from the beautiful Terceira Island in the Azores, head south to meet the challenging Madeira approach, then fly east to inner europe, and visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world. We selected most destinations carefully so that amazing scenery addons are also available to enhance the whole tour experience. This new European tour is comprised of 20 legs and extends itself over 15000nm. Enjoy flying in beautiful Europe!
Discovering USA ACTIVE Explore cosmopolitan cities, small country towns and picturesque landscapes, and discover the New World for yourself in this long tour across the USA.

Fly into the crazyness of Los Angeles, hike down into the mighty Grand Canyon, explore the majestic Niagara Falls while also visiting the 'Big Apple', New York City. Your voyage through the jagged peaks, glacier-carved valleys and pristine blue lakes of the Canadian Rockies is a treat for the senses.

Enjoy the United States Tour!
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