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Microsoft Flight Simulator Globe Swift GC-1A, Lyon & Boise Airports, & LAPD Hooper Heliport Released

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Globe Swift GC-1A, Lyon & Boise Airports, & LAPD Hooper Heliport Released

Today third-party developers had several relevant releases to share of add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulators.

Today third-party developers had several relevant releases to share of add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulators.

We start with Aeroplane Heaven, which delivered the Globe Swift GC-1A aircraft.

It can be purchased for $21.95 on Orbx Direct or the developer’s own store.

  • Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built over contemporary detailed plans and drawings
  • Authentic cockpit detail includes many bespoke animations and effects.
  • Full PBR materials and textures include realistic “pillowing” of metal surfaces.
  • Separately modelled military pilots selected automatically via camera views in cockpit.
  • Removable pilots via the options board
  • Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance based on real flight tests.
  • Specially authored WWise Hi-Fidelity sound package.
  • Unique code to “iron” out poor simulator tail-dragger performance.
  • Engine volume knob that goes up to “11”!

Moving on to airports, we get the launch Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LFLL) by Digital Design.

It’s currently available on Simmarket for $20.62 plus applicable VAT.

  • Highly detailed airport objects including interior terminals.
  • Using 4K High Resolution textures
  • Animated airport vehicles, cars, buses.
  • Custom airport vehicles
  • Animated people in terminals

Next is Boise Airport (KBOI) in the United States by Verticalsim.

It’s currently available on the developer’s own store for $16.49.

  • Animated & static passengers with full-scale partial interior
  • Custom Jetways
  • LOD optimization
  • 2022 Layout (Per Navigraph charts)
  • HD texturing with full-scale PBR mapping
  • Custom ground polygons with accurate markings & materials
  • Proper AI routing, vehicle pathing, and ATC network
  • Correct taxiway signage, guard lights
  • HDR Night lighting
  • Surrounding areas included (Denny’s, Rodeway Inn, Kopper Kitchen, Motel 6, etc.)

Lastly, IniBuilds released LAPD Hooper Heliport (58CA) in Los Angeles, United States.

It’s available on the developer’s own store for $5.96.

  • Highly detailed representation of Hooper Heliport, complete with 2 helipads (runway starts). 16 parking places (spawn points), detailed clutter, active windsocks/flags etc.
  •  Cesar Chavez and San Bernadino Fwy Bridges (fly under and landable)
  •  Metro HQ building with helipad
  •  Recreation of the adjacent railyard and train carriages
  •  Union Station modelled
  •  Obstacles around the Heliport modelled

If you’d like to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our brand new interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann about the 40th Anniversary Edition, the world update, and more.

If you’re curious about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Beijing Capital International AirportAnchorage International AirportFenix’s Airbus A320West Virginia International Yeager AirportKansai International AirportToronto Pearson Airportthe Twin OtterAuckland 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 recently published a review of the Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition, which is a great controller for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review which 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. A free 40th Anniversary Edition with plenty of goodies has recently been announced.

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