Third-party Microsoft Flight Simulator developers released a couple of new airports and a look at an upcoming aircraft.
“The plane has been a challenge, but we are going all in and the final crunch is almost over. The instrumentation and all systems respond as expected and we were able to fly the plane to a variety of places: Okavango, Courchevel, Athens, Crete. We were able to fly visually with a clock and compass, shoot an ILS approach as well as use VOR navigation on island hopping trips. What was impressive was the STOL performance, where the Dash 7 is a beast. We were able to replicate some flights from Air Kenya that we saw on YouTube, it’s both amazing and impressive to be able to lift off in distances of less than 500m with such a big airplane!
Regarding its progress, we’re going over the exterior fixing rivets and adding the last few layers of dirt to it. In the cockpit, things are still early work-in-progress; labelling the gauges and panels will take up most of the time. Animations of the various switches and needles will then be adjusted while the artist textures the cockpit. The coding is finished and we’re adding tooltips. From a flight model standpoint, the plane flies well and reference speeds and performance are close to the manual, without requiring three sets of hands to operate it. Our goal is to deliver the plane to PILOT’S by the end of the month, so they can work on the sounds and do any other preparations they need in order to get it to the market.”
Speaking of releases, VueloSimple launched Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport (SULS) serving Punta del Este in Uruguay.
- Highly detailed Main Terminal as designed by famous architect Carlos Ott.
- Includes modeled interiors as checkin halls, boarding areas, VIP lounge and more.
- Airport Control Tower with interiors.
- New FBO VIP Club building.
- Accurate runway and taxiways markings and materials based on recent updates.
- Main Apron with all operational parking positions.
- GA Apron with over 20 parking positions.
- Custom made handling objects.
- Realistic night lighting.
We then move to Switzerland with the release of Schänis Airfield (LSZX) by AG Sim.
It’s available on Simmarket for $9.98 plus applicable VAT.
- 3D Buildings created with details
- High Quality and PBR textures
- Handmade Ground Textures based on Swisstopo Aerial Images
- Vegetation arrangement
- Trailer park, local gliders, glider trailers, 3D people, static aircrafts, living atmosphere
- Special details around the airfield
- Accurate slope
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Kraków Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport, 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 which will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.