Wanted: Beta Testers

It’s that time again. We’re preparing a new version of the Heron’s Nest for release, and find ourselves in need of around five more beta testers. Ideal testers would:

  • Own more than one version of the sim – targets include the original FSX/Acceleration, FSX Steam Edition, and Prepar3D v1, 2, or 3.
  • Have previous testing experience (not absolutely necessary, but nice to have).
  • Take testing seriously, but be willing to have a little fun with it, too.

If this sounds like you, drop me a comment below so we can talk. If you don’t meet the above criteria, but feel you’d be a great tester anyway, let me know that as well.

Thanks to everyone who commented. We’ve got our hands full answering the current list, so I’ve closed this post for future comments.

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  • Adam

    March 21, 2017, 1:29 pm

    Hey im intrested send me an email and i will write more about me 🙂

  • Frederick Durand

    March 21, 2017, 1:43 pm

    Hi! Was (and still am) beta tester for FSFX Packages products! Would love to test your products! Hope we can have a chat to talk more about the project!


  • Tim

    March 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

    Hi! I would love to be a beta teser for you. I have been a beta tester for a few products. I have for example been in Sonys android beta testing group a few times.

  • Goutham Sudalagunta

    March 21, 2017, 2:18 pm

    Hi I have absolutely 0 experience but i would like to be a part of the testing. Thanks 🙂

  • Ryan Badger

    March 21, 2017, 3:31 pm

    I have FSX:SE and P3D v3 and as an active developer (as in X-Plane Aircraft) I love to help out other devs make their products better 🙂

  • George

    March 21, 2017, 3:37 pm

    Hey, I’m interested in being a beta tester for your sceneries. I have both FSX Boxed (with acceleration), FSX:SE and P3D. My previous experience includes beta testing Rob Flukes OZx Bankstown scenery. Please do not hesitate to contact, cheers.

  • Alessandro Fabrizi

    March 21, 2017, 3:42 pm

    Hi, I own FSX: SE and P3D v3.4. I’ll be happy and excited to be part of the team!
    My current job is videogame beta tester at Microsoft (Halo 4, Dead Rising 4 and Gears of Wars 4 to name a few)

  • Matthew

    March 21, 2017, 3:54 pm

    Hey I’m definitely wanting to try it out! Drop me an email’

  • Jordan Shamblen

    March 21, 2017, 4:51 pm

    I have p3d v3 (latest version) I used to work for a small scenery company (emerald Scenery Design) and I worked on the photoreal. I used to beta test all the products. I would love to help you out on your scenery’s.


    • Greg Morin

      March 21, 2017, 5:31 pm


      I have PD3V3.4 installed. I would be willing to install FSX Acceleration for test purposes. I have been a Beta tester before. Aeroworx B200 and recently for Orbx for the FTX 3 roll out.


  • Tristan

    March 21, 2017, 5:02 pm

    Hi there,

    Big fan of your sceneries and I’m a current pilot too in the real-world, soon to become an airline pilot in Europe. I have beta tested before for Simulator and add-on developer Aerosoft (Paris Orly, Oslo and a few others). I have extensive knowledge about FSX and now P3D as this is where my passion first started and how I got interested in Aviation right from a young age, and still love and use it whenever I can, even in a training capacity. I have versions of both P3D and FSX, FSX:SE and own a very powerful Chillblast computer to power the sim, which comes with it great performance, quality and FPS. Always take my simming incredibly seriously and I would also do the same with Beta Testing too as it’s always quality and performance that is the end goal for the customer.

    Thank you for reading and I would be privileged to be a part of your beta team members.


    Tristan Marchent


    March 21, 2017, 5:35 pm

    Hi Bill,

    Interested in helping out, i’m technical and meet all the technical requirements. I have lots of beta testing experience in products both outside and inside the flight sim industry. Don’t hesitate to reach out.


  • Tobias Gruber

    March 21, 2017, 5:45 pm

    YouTube reviewer and streamer with a keen eye for detail here, really looking forward to possibly hearing from you! Worked with flight1 on detailed product videos and testing before, i pride myself on being rather keen and detail oriented

    currently using p3d v3 aswell as FSX:SE and boxed FSX, i hope i hear from you!

  • Kim

    March 21, 2017, 5:55 pm

    Hi, i own p3d v3 and fsx steam. Iam spending hours everyday flying in the virtuel world, and think i would be able to do some serious testing. I also own alot of different paywere planes to test with.
    Hope to hear from you 😉

  • richard brown

    March 21, 2017, 6:05 pm

    Would love to help as a BETA tester. I currently use P3DV3.4 only. I am a BETA tester for REX, Milviz and Just Flight…I also helped ORBX BETA test the current FTXV3 Central before they made the move….
    Drop me an email so we can talk more about this!
    Rick Brown


    March 21, 2017, 6:13 pm

    I’ll be glad to help Bill! I have currently FSX- Accel (Boxed) and P3dv3.

  • Jon Raines

    March 21, 2017, 6:30 pm

    Hey Bill! I can help test on FSXA and P3Dv3. You’ve seen some of my development work so you know I’ve got an eye for it! 😀

  • Rick

    March 21, 2017, 6:38 pm

    Hi Bill,

    I’m a long-time admirer of your work in the virtual reality I choose to spend my free time in. If I can help make your product even better, then that’s something I’d like to contribute to. I’ve beta tested a bunch of Autodesk software over the years, so I’m aware of the process requirements for beta testing. I imagine your needs will be similar, but more pleasing to the eye. Please write of you wish to take it further.

  • Kyle

    March 21, 2017, 7:48 pm

    Interested. Lots of experience with some big FS companies and developers. All platforms available.

  • Liam

    March 21, 2017, 8:00 pm

    Hi Bill,

    I’d be happy to test your scenery projects for you, have fsxa and p3dv3, more importantly have the free time to dedicate to testing.


  • Michael Allen

    March 21, 2017, 9:00 pm

    I would love to help out in anyway that I can. I have tested aircraft and add on programs for different flight sim platforms and developers. I have been involved in pre-alpha through beta for projects. So I understand what it means to be thorough with any program but also confident. I also meet your requirements for having multiple platforms I even have different gaming PCs with varying specs. I also have an IT background that could be useful as you move forward with your project. I look forward to being able to help anyway I can.

  • Chris

    March 21, 2017, 9:42 pm

    Hi Bill, would love to help out! I currently have P3D V3 & FSX:SE installed and running on my newly built machine. I have previously helped with Beta Testing for another well known company as recently as late last year and included filling out reports and searching for bugs etc. Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Brady McCay

    March 21, 2017, 10:05 pm


    Just saw your post about iBlueYonder Beta Testers. Just wanted to let you know I am interested. I own FSX:SE, Boxed, and P3D v3, and am willing to do whatever you guys need.

    I’d love it if you could shoot me an email about this!

  • Jhan Jensen

    March 21, 2017, 10:32 pm


    I have FSX:MS, FSX:SE, P3Dv2, P3Dv3, XPL 10. I am a current beta tester for PMDG, FlightBeam, PacSim, and a few others. I would love to discuss beta testing for iBlue Yonder. Send me and email if you would like me to help out!


  • Jordan King

    March 21, 2017, 10:51 pm

    I would be open to beta testing as well.

  • Eddy Crequie

    March 22, 2017, 1:55 am

    I am interested in taking part of the beta testing.
    I have FSX as well as P3D v3.
    I was part of the beta testing of ProAtcX (quite a while ago).
    I’m really looking forward for your product.
    Best regards.
    Eddy Crequie – Belgium

  • PeterF

    March 22, 2017, 2:18 am

    Hi, happy to help you Betatest. Prior experience in testing fsx / p3d scenery and aircraft details about the companies at request . Latest version of P3D and very skilled computer user. More info, just drop me a line 🙂


  • iBlueYonder

    March 22, 2017, 6:12 am

    Thanks to everyone who offered their services. We got way more than we needed, which is great! If you don’t hear from us, don’t worry – we may still need your help at some point soon. We’ll be in touch!

  • Tom

    March 22, 2017, 6:22 am

    Hi – i would like to be considered testing for you. Currently P3D 3.4 & Steam and beta testing for REX.



    • iBlueYonder

      March 22, 2017, 4:00 pm

      You must have snuck in just under the wire before I disabled comments, Tom. 😉 Thanks for your offer, and we’ll let you know if more tester spots open up.