Okay, so I have been critical regarding previous updates and a lack of transparency (only because I care for such a great sim on mobile) but I did purchase 2019 out of curiosity and have been suitably impressed so credit where it's due.
Firstly, I have been keen to get Clouds and the implementation here is first class. They add a real sense of immersion and contribute greatly to the feel of the app - it is almost hypnotic to fly through them!
The Dash is finally on mobile and is a great addition to the aircraft roster. It is just nice to have another airliner that looks, sounds and acts differently from the others and is one of my favourites.
Co Pilot. This has really progressed since the previous version and I love the flexibility offered being able to switch between automating the current aircraft characteristics to following a defined navigation route as well as take off and landing. Excellent work Jan! I had to figure this out on my own so curious if there is documentation on this feature to ensure I am getting the best out of it. Also curious if the Helicopter will get automated take off and landing support?
Some things that really bugged me from the previous version that have been addressed:
Aircraft textures. Now when viewed from an angle, they remain crisp and do not lose fidelity - this is a big thing for me so great to see this resolved.
Night lighting. Again, this is big for me because we can now get things truly dark and not a lighter grey appearance - great to have this. City lighting is also improved in this version and looks much more realistic when flying above at night!
Great job by the team - this is now a permanent addition to my new iPad Pro! Performance is very smooth!
F18 ground shadows badly pixelated.
Ground shadows not showing when using an internal view such as the over wing windows.
Shadows showing the windows on the ground - may be as a result of how the aircraft are modelled and unable to resolve?
Unable to complete a navigation route for the Helicopter - can select the starting Helipad but when selecting the landing pad, it is not recorded and unable to finalise the route.
I'm new to the Helicopter so can't offer too much here just now although it does seem relatively easy to fly. Will this be added to the flight school though? We could also use some additional helipads, especially in SF. Are there plans to improve the helipad selection screen as there are no labels or identifiers when selecting from the few on offer in LA?