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Introducing… iBlueYonder!

This may read a little formal, as it’s intended for the FS news outlets. Still, I’d be remiss if I didn’t post it here as well. I feel like a proud new papa…

If you’ve been around the FS world for a while, there’s a chance you’ve heard of Bill Womack – and maybe even started a flight from one of his airport designs. For over ten years, he’s been creating highly-detailed GA airports for Aerosoft, FS Addon, RealAir, and Orbx. Now he’s beginning a new career chapter with the launch of iBlueYonder.

While previous sceneries were sold via third-party publishers, iBlueYonder sceneries will be marketed directly, under their own banner, via retailers you use and trust. The orange and white windsock logo won’t be the only thing new — upcoming projects will feature a broad range of airports, from small GA to larger regional and possibly international airports. What they’ll all share is Bill’s fanatical attention to detail and character without sacrificing performance.

If you want to check out Bill’s work, check out the “Products” link above. Chances are, you’ll spot some familiar scenery. While you’re there, you might want to sign up for the email list. Several new projects are in the works, including one on short final. Email subscribers will be the first to receive product announcements, development updates, and can get their hands on new scenery before the general public. Occasionally, free sceneries will distributed through the email list as well!

About iBlueYonder

iBlueYonder is the brainchild of Bill Womack, a flightsim scenery developer with over ten years of experience. He is the author behind such airports as Aerosoft’s Hawaii Dillingham X, Petersburg and Sitka, Alaska airports for FSAddon’s Tongass Fjords, Plum Island for FSAddon, RAF West Malling for RealAir Simulations, and Orbx’s Stark’s Twin Oaks, Cushman Meadows, and Siletz Bay State Airport sceneries. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee (USA).

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  • Frits Beyer

    September 20, 2013, 4:08 pm

    Bill this is great news.

  • Dexter Thomas

    September 20, 2013, 7:03 pm

    Congrats on the new site Bill. To celebrate, I bought S45. I had a problem with the flow stuff but decided that the module installer didn’t execute during the normal install so I did a manual install and everything is now in flow status. I am looking forward to some more good stuff. If you need one, don’t forget that I am one of the Certified FSADDON testers 🙂

    • Bill Womack

      September 21, 2013, 3:33 pm

      I’m glad you got that sorted, Dexter. I was about to go check on the Orbx support forums when I saw your message.

      I won’t forget your tester status – promise. 😉

  • Don Moser

    September 20, 2013, 10:58 pm

    Congrats, Bill!! Looking forward to more of your great work!!

  • Ed Wells

    September 20, 2013, 11:49 pm

    Glad to see the new site Bill. I was a bit concerned because I hadn’t seen any recent updates to your projects. I know this one used to be on your “to-do” list. . .”Millers Field”, is that still one that’s on the radar?

    • Bill Womack

      September 21, 2013, 3:35 pm

      Yes it is, Ed. Now that I’m charting my own course again, getting back to my New England projects is very high on the list. Funny, I was looking at some pics of Old Rhinebeck aerodrome the other day, and it struck me how much they resemble Miller’s Field.

      • Ed Wells

        September 23, 2013, 10:24 pm

        I hadn’t thought about it Bill, but I’m building models for GAS for an FSX version of Old Rhinebeck and you’re right. The style of a lot of the hangars and buildings is very much like Miller’s. Good to hear that New England will be well represented. Still enjoy flying up to Plum Island from Cape Cod and then on to Bald Mountain. Some enjoyable flying in that region.

  • Dale Evans

    September 21, 2013, 3:29 pm

    Welcome back Bill. I am looking forward to what your new freedom will produce.

  • Bill Womack

    September 21, 2013, 3:35 pm

    Thanks for the comments, guys! It’s nice to see familiar faces – or at least names. 🙂

    • Dean B

      September 21, 2013, 7:41 pm

      Hi Bill,

      Congrats on your new site. It looks good. Simple and straightforward (which is a good thing!). Wish you the best of luck. I’ll contact you regarding possible selling of your scenery products through PC Aviator.

      Cheers,
      Dean

  • Greg Jones

    September 22, 2013, 6:31 am

    Great news Bill! All the best for the future!

  • Sundog

    September 23, 2013, 8:06 pm

    I’ve always enjoyed your work Bill. Good luck, though I don’t think you’ll need it, with this new endeavor.

    Ken

  • Glenn Mullis

    September 24, 2013, 11:21 am

    Congratulations Bill!!! This is such wonderful news, and I am so happy for you. I have always admired your incredible talent and skills, and I am praying for great success for you always.

  • Mike Cameron

    September 24, 2013, 12:30 pm

    Welcome back Bill, the new website looks great. Looking forward to the future products and am also available as a tester if you need another one.

  • Nathan Palmer

    September 25, 2013, 11:21 am

    Congrats Bill on the new venture and looking forward to whats to come! Also really like the windsock icon logo! Great stuff!

  • Michael

    September 28, 2013, 3:46 pm

    Does anyone know how to fix the New Mexico Airlines Grand Cessna. It would not show or load in FSX. I changed the CFG to this [fltsim.4]
    title=C208B New Mexico Airlines
    sim=Cessna208B
    model=
    panel=
    sound=
    texture=NewMexico
    kb_checklists=Cessna208B_Check
    kb_reference=Cessna208B_ref
    atc_id=308PW
    atc_id_color=0000000000
    atc_airline=New Mexico Airlines
    atc_flight_number=1123
    atc_parking_types=RAMP
    ui_manufacturer=”Cessna”
    ui_type=”C208B Grand Caravan”
    ui_typerole=”Single Engine TurboProp”
    ui_createdby=”Microsoft Corporation”
    ui_variation=”New Mexico Airlines”
    description=”Wherever you want to go today, the Cessna Caravan can get you there. First introduced by Cessna in 1985, the Caravan was designed to land nearly anywhere, on land or water. Undoubtedly, it has lived up to its creators’ intentions. Whether supplies need to be brought to a flooded village in the mountains of Peru, an injured person needs to be flown out from a remote lake in Alaska, or an archaeologist wants access to a tiny site in the African desert, the Caravan has what’s needed to do the job.”

    The plane now shows in base white. The textures are in a locked BMP img and will not covert to a dds format. The Thumbnail looks great. I would like to fly from ABQ to Los Almos in the New Mexico Airlines Skin or Livery.

  • rob young

    September 30, 2013, 8:13 am

    Good luck with iblueyonder Bill. It has always been a good blog and now you are setting up a nice niche for your own work. I wish you every success. All the best, Rob

  • Hank Koopman

    October 16, 2013, 2:57 am

    Hi Bill,
    Hope all goes well in your new endevours. Will your products be
    p3d compatible?

    Cheers
    Hank

  • Jim Rhoads

    December 6, 2013, 4:00 pm

    Glad to see you back on your own again Bill. I figured it was just a matter of time. :>)
    Good on ‘ya.

    Best,

    Jim