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You Can Now Fly a Plane Through the Çatalca Tunnels in Microsoft Flight Simulator as Well

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You Can Now Fly a Plane Through the Çatalca Tunnels in Microsoft Flight Simulator as Well

Dario Costa set a World Record for being the first to fly a plane through a tunnel. Now you can do the same in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

A few days ago, Italian race and stunt pilot Dario Costa made headlines and set a Guinness World Record for being the first man to fly an aircraft through a tunnel. Now you can do the same thing (virtually) in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

41-year-old Costa flew his Red Bull liveried Zivko Edge 540 race plane through one of the twin Çatalca Tunnels in Turkey on September 4, traveling a route designed for cars in the air, at an average speed of 245kph.

The tunnels can’t be flown through in the default Microsoft Flight Simulator, but third-party developer Simulación Extrema (we recently reviewed their Amami airport) released a free add-on that reproduces the tunnels and adds a handy runway (code LTTC) close by.

All you have to do is to download the addon from the developer’s website unpack it in the Community Folder (at the moment, it’s available only for PC), pick whatever aircraft you dare to use for the challenge, select LTTC as your starting airport, and see if your hand is firm enough.

Of course, the tunnels have collision detection enabled, so you’ll have to be very, very careful.

Below you can check out what the challenge looks like in a video from the developer.

Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, focusing on the Xbox version and short and long-term plans for the sim (on both platforms).

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Amami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin 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 Xbox Series X|S.

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