Third-party developers had quite a few new releases and assets of new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator to share today.
Nemeth Designs released a brand new aircraft, the Yakovlev Yak-8T for those interested in some healthy Soviet-era radial power.
It’s available at the developer’s own store for $19.49.
Below you can check out a lot of images and a product description.
“It is widely used as a sport aerobatic airplane both inside and outside the former USSR. It is powered by a 268-298 kW (360-400 hp) Vedeneyev M14P radial engine. Compared with other four-seat light aircraft the Yak-18T is only a little wider and longer but it is much heavier and is equipped with a considerably more powerful engine. The Yak-18T has strong construction, aerobatic capability and responsive handling characteristics and its performance and handling capabilities far exceed its western counterparts. When performing aerobatics, the solid airframe is rated to withstand G-loads from +6G down to -3G.
The Yak-18T was designed with versatility in mind so it can land on paved and unpaved surfaces, take off from noticeably short fields and it’s landing capability allows easy access to shorter runways. Its rate of climb is between 1000 and 2000 feet per minute. It is a big, aerobatic capable, four-seater with retractable landing gears that can be found throughout the Eastern Bloc countries working as trainer, transport, air-ambulance aircraft, aerial photography platform, pipeline patroller and more.”
- High Definition textures
- Full Physics-Based Rendering material implementation
- Authentic flight characteristics
- Authentic flight system configuration
- Classic avionics design but fully IFR capable
- Implemented rain and icing effect both in the cockpit and the airframe
- 13 liveries
- PDF manual
Next is a surprise release for Drzewiecki Design’s John Paul II Kraków-Balice International Airport (EPKK) in Poland.
The package also includes Kraków-Rakowice-Czyzyny Airport (EPKC), and can be purchased on Simmarket for $26.29 plus applicable VAT.
Another release came for Dillingham Airfield (PHDH) in Hawaii, USA by South Oak.
It can be purchased on SimMarket for $14.33 plus applicable VAT. Find a features list and a video below.
High resolution orthoimagery of the airfield, the northern shore, and the town of Waialua
- Custom, reworked natural landscape and vegetation
- Accurate runway, taxiway, and apron enhancements
- Handcrafted, replicated airport buildings with high resolution physically based rendering (PBR) textures
- Detailed shoreline enhancements
- Dynamic animations including people, a flying glider, and a surfer catching waves near the beach
- Hundreds of custom placed objects
- All models are created using a framerate friendly .GLTF format
Last, but not least, WF Scenery Studio released new screenshots of the previously-teased Shanghai Pudong International Airport (ZSPD).
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release on July 27, 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.