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Microsoft Flight Simulator PMDG DC-6 Released for Xbox; Twin Otter Liveries Revealed & Mackay Airport Announced

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Microsoft Flight Simulator PMDG DC-6 Released for Xbox; Twin Otter Liveries Revealed & Mackay Airport Announced

Today third-party developers had multiple add-on releases in store for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of further reveals.

Today third-party developers had multiple add-on releases in store for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of further reveals.

First of all, the classic propliner Douglas DC-6 by acclaimed developer PMDG has been released on the official in-sim marketplace both for Xbox and PC.

It’s an extremely high-quality, high-depth aircraft and it’s priced at $69.99/€69.99, but you can take advantage of a launch discount and grab it at $54.99/€54.99.

Next is a teaser trailer from Jonx Simulations, showing off its upcoming Grumann F4F-4 Wildcat.

We then move on to Aerosoft, which shared the full list o liveries that will come with the upcoming de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.

DHC6-100

Standard wheel pax

  • DHC6-100 Fuerza Aerea de chile 940

Seaplane

  • DHC6-100 Westcoast Air C-FGQH

DHC6-300

Amphibian

  • DHC6-300 Viking Air N153QS

Seaplane

  • DHC6-300 Trans Maldivian 8Q-TMJ

Seaplane short nose

  • DHC6-300 short nose Trans Maldivian 8Q-MAW

Ski/Wheel Cargo

  • DHC6-300 British Antarctic Survey VP-FBB

Tundra wheel cargo

  • DHC6-300 Air Inuit G-GKCJ

Tundra wheel pax

  • DHC6-300 Norlanair TF-NLC

Standard wheel pax

  • DHC6-300 Aklak Air C-CDHC
  • DHC6-300 Solomons Airline H4-FNT

Standard wheel cargo

  • DHC6-300 long nose Aklak Air C-CDHC

Standard wheel cargo 4 blad prop

  • DHC6-300 long nose Aklak Air C-CDHC

Standard wheel Skydiving

  • DHC6-300 Perris Valley Skydiving N708PV

As a bonus, the developer also showcased a very WIP look at the modeling being done for its Airbus A330. We hear that more will be shown in a few weeks.

Speaking of Aerosoft and its partners, the publisher also released Mehamn Airport in Norway, developed by FlyThreePeaks.

You can find it at Aerosoft’s own store for €13.42 including applicable VAT. Below you can see what to expect in a trailer and read an official features list.

  • Custom, highly detailed models for all airport buildings
  • Tower and terminal interior
  • Custom taxiway lights, runway lights, approach lights and markings
  • Reworked terrain and vegetation
  • Custom ground textures, including grooved runway
  • Entire city reworked and populated with assets and lights
  • Lighthouse with revolving light beam
  • Red obstacle lights on surrounding mountain tops
  • Custom snow fences
  • Custom breakwater
  • Graveyard and church on approach
  • PBR textures

The next release comes from Impulse Simulations, which launched Bankstown Airport (YSBK) in Australia on its own store for $24.95.

Below you can check out its features and a trailer.

  • Full PBR Texturing
  • 20,000+ Hand Placed Objects
  • 100+ Custom Assets
  • Over 20 Custom Helipad Spawn Locations
  • Over 50 Grass and Apron Spawns Available
  • Custom Taxiway Signs
  • 15cm Custom Orthoimagery by Metromap (Aerometrex)
  • Detailed Taxiway Markings
  • Detailed UNSW Hangar + Interior
  • Detailed Toll and NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Base (Many Thanks to Toll Group & Ambulance NSW for their assistance )
  • Realistic Ground / Apron Texturing
  • Realistic Night Lighting

We stay down-under for another Australian airport just announced by Orbx. The publisher will release Mackay Airport (YBMK) in North Queensland.

Despite its small size, the airport still hosts airliner traffic operated by Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin Australia.

Here’s what you can expect and a gallery of screenshots.

  • Stunning 15cm aerial imagery covering the airport and the immediate surrounds
  • Painstakingly detailed rendition of Mackay Airport with ultra-high resolution textures
  • Custom ground poly detailing specific to Australian airports
  • Terraformed runways, drainage channels, taxiways and aprons to reflect the natural and man-made landscaping
  • Debut project from indie developer Rob Byrne
  • Use of realistic PBR detailing

Recently, we published our latest interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann and we heard more about Microsoft’s plans for the next few months, including World Update Australia.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Auckland International AirportSkiathos AirportAthens International AirportBergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami 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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