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Microsoft Flight Simulator Harrier, M-346 Master, Cessna Citation Mustang, & Pristina Airport Get Trailers & Screenshots; Coventry Goes Freeware

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Harrier, M-346 Master, Cessna Citation Mustang, & Pristina Airport Get Trailers & Screenshots; Coventry Goes Freeware

Today third-party developers revealed assets and updates about their upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulators.

Today third-party developers revealed assets and updates about their upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulators.

We start with DC Designs, which provided new screenshots and an update about its AV-8B Harrier II. On top of that, we also get a tease of “one of the most modern and popular fighter aircraft in the world” coming “within a month or so” for both PC and Xbox.

I shall use this brief update to inform everybody of two cool new things happening at DC Designs. The first concerns the Harrier, and something that several people have asked: “Can you make the Harrier “bow to the crowd” while hovering, like it does at air displays. I had not had the chance to test this until recently, and yesterday was able to give it a go. The answer was: yes you can! However, to balance the Harrier while performing the bow and not climb, drift or descend is really difficult even in light winds. The aircraft’s engine thrust responds to N2, which means there is a lag between adding or removing power, and the thrust altering to climb or descend in the hover, which complicates things even further.

The second thing is that there has been a very, *very* secret project underway for some months now, and this project will be officially announced next week. It is a fighter aircraft, one of the most modern and popular in the world, and I’ve been building it for a brand-new developer with whom I have gone into partnership for this and other projects in the future. We have been working to produce new aircraft that are announced late in production and released fairly quickly thereafter, on both Xbox and PC. They do the flight model, systems and html code, and I build the model and animations. If that sounds familiar, it’s because it probably is, but it’s now an official thing and will broaden the scope of aircraft on which I can work and learn from.

I am under a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the new developer, so I have not been able to discuss this aircraft with anybody and cannot answer any questions about it. All I can say is that it’s incredibly awesome, tremendous fun to fly in MSFS, and will be released within a month or so with Just Flight ( and on the Marketplace as soon as the new developer’s store is cleared with Microsoft ).

Incidentally, today we see liveries from the Italian and Spanish navy for the Harrier.

We stay in the realm of military jets with a “release” trailer of the M-346 Master by IndiaFoxtEcho.

Despite the title of the trailer, a release date has not been announced but the aircraft is on “short final.”

We also get a trailer from Cockspur, showing off the upcoming Cessna Citation Mustang.

M’M Simulations revealed new screenshots of Pristina International Airport Adem Jashari (BKPR), serving the capital of Kosovo. The airport is coming “soon.”

Last, but not least, MT Scenery Design announced a major change in the release plans for its Coventry Airport (EGBE) in the UK.

While it was planned to be delivered as payware, the airport will now be released as freeware in its current “majorly finished” state on Flightsim.to.

After release, it will be updated over time adding more buildings and missing details.

The airport has been in development for nearly two years and since the developer has become very busy, they’re unwilling to make people wait longer.

While the airport will be free, those who enjoy it will have the option to contribute with a donation.

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of the 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 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.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for PC (Windows 10 and Steam), and Xbox Series X|S.

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