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Microsoft Flight Simulator Italian Airports Bundle Released; Dash 7, Newark Airport, & Manila Get New Screenshots; José María Córdova Announced

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Italian Airports Bundle Released; Dash 7, Newark Airport, & Manila Get New Screenshots; José María Córdova Announced

Third-party developers had juicy news and a release to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, including airports and an aircraft.

Today third-party developers had juicy news and a release to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, including airports and an aircraft.

We start with a release by Jetstream Designs, which launched its Italian Airports Bundle.

Despite the name, it’s actually a bundle of three airports in the most extreme south of Italy, Palermo (LICJ) and the island airports of Pantelleria (LICG) and Lampedusa (LICD).

You can find them on Contrail priced at €20.40 plus applicable VAT for the bundle, or separately at €10.5 plus applicable VAT each.

Next, we take the first look at the flight deck of the de Havilland Canada Dash 7 by SimWorks Studios and PILOT’s, alongside some details.

“Now to something you have been asking us for constantly – the Dash 7! The exterior is complete and fully animated. At this point in time we are refitting the liveries on the aircraft, as we had to do some corrections to the fuselage. The cockpit is modelled and in the process of being textured and animated. This is an arduous task as there are hundreds of moving parts in there and for some of them we have to wait for texturing to be finished before animating them -instrument needles, for example. Good progress is being made on that front though, and we should see the end of it soon. Here are some preview screenshots of the cockpit, please note that these were literally taken while working on it, not posed beauty shots -definitely not indicative of the final product!

The flight model handles well, and we are working on the lower-end of the performance at this time. Systems coding is complete and final checks will take place once the cockpit 100% complete and in the game. Regarding the depth of the aircraft, the PILOT’S Dash 7 is being built to appeal to both new and experienced simmers. The aim is to have a level of system complexity that will not be overwhelming, yet accurate and feature-rich. Aircraft systems will allow virtual pilots to perform all the relevant flight and navigational tasks that are needed on their routes, without burying functionality down to a circuit breaker level.”

Drzewiecki Design provided new work-in-progress images of the upcoming Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) in the United States.

After nearly one year of silence, CloudSurf Asia Simulations finally showcased new images of its Manila city add-on, which will enrich the capital of the Philippines.

The add-on is finally in the testing phase and is close to release.

Last, but not least, V Pilot announced José María Córdova International Airport (SKRG) serving Medellin and Rionegro in Colombia.

It’s the second-largest airport in the country, featuring plenty of airline traffic and even military use.

You can check out a few screenshots and a video below.

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 Anchorage 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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