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Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus H145 Offshore & Cargo Variants & O.R. Tambo Airport Released; Tampa Airport Gets New Screenshots

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus H145 Offshore & Cargo Variants & O.R. Tambo Airport Released; Tampa Airport Gets New Screenshots

Today third-party developers had a few releases and reveals in store about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator airport add-ons.

Today third-party developers had a few releases and reveals in store about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator airport add-ons.

Hype Performance Group released version 1.0 of their Airbus H145, alongside an update to the helicopter’s Action Pack, which included the Offshore and Cargo variants.

Base Pack:

  • Hype Radio is now available
  • Bugfixes

Action Pack:

  • Launch Offshore and Cargo variants!
  • Hoisting to moving targets
  • 4 New liveries
  • Realistic worldwide operators
  • Included missions, functional cargo hook, audio guidance, sinking boats and much more!

You can find the Base Pack here and the Action pack here.

Gaffer Simulations finally released O.R. Tambo International Airport (FAOR) serving the area of Johannesburg in South Africa, which has been in the works for a long time.  

It’s currently available on SimMarket for $17.49 plus applicable VAT.

  • Hand-made ground polygons
  • Accurately modeled interior and exterior
  • Highly detailed models of all airport buildings, objects
  • Main airport terminal interior with lighting and custom objects
  • Custom-built jetways with PBR texturing and animations
  • Level of Detail (LOD) optimization

We also get new screenshots and a development update from Verticalsim about Tampa International (KTPA) in the United States.

SYR’s level of detail took a lot of time and unfortunately not much has gotten done since the last update. Leaving the airport at around roughly 18% done.

A lot of assets have been completely redone, remodeled, detail got added, etc. As much as I would like to get it into your hands, I’m not going to provide people with a ported X-Plane version. That would not be fair to you guys. This airport has a lot of hype to live up to, and cutting corners would destroy that.

Regardless, lets get on with what’s been done as of late!

UAL (United) MRO Maintenance Hangar & Run-up Engine Test Area

New UAL (United) MRO maintenance hangar has been completed and brought into the sim with parallax glass and a faux interior. The engine run-up area has been completely retextured with working obstruction lights.

Economy Garage and Rental Car Center Utility Plant/Air Conditioner

Has been completely retextured from the ground up. It will have working fans.

Catering/Menzies/Airline Cargo

Have been completed and brought in.

Airport Exit Toll

Has had more detail added, and had a complete retexture overhaul.

Sheltair FBO

Sheltair is getting it’s models practically redone with way more detail, and will be textured soon. Parallax glass will be added to created a fake interior.

Finally, to finish it off. The 3 other Sheltair hangars have been added in. I’m working on slowly knocking out all the Southern parts of the airport.

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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