Microsoft Flight Simulator – Aerosoft’s CRJ Gets New Video, Screenshots, & Winglflex; Bonaire Airport Released

Third-party developer Aerosoft is continuing its quest to enrich Microsoft Flight Simulator with brand new content.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Aerosoft CRJ

Third-party developer Aerosoft is continuing its quest to enrich Microsoft Flight Simulator with brand new content.

First of all, we get to take another look at the upcoming Bombardier CRJ package (sources: 1, 2, 3).

A new video of the “Come Fly With Me” series explains what all those antennas sticking out of the aircraft are for. Of course, it’s also the perfect chance to show off just how detailed the model is.

Incidentally, we hear that the aircraft suffered another small internal delay, but we get the promise that it’s just by days, not weeks. In the meanwhile, the additional time is letting developer add features like a wing camera and tweakable cabin lighting, which you can see in the gallery below.

On top, we get the confirmation that the aircraft will support wingflex, which was previously a nearly-taboo topic, as mentioned by project manager Mathijs Kok.

“Okay okay, we’ll admit. The CRJ has wing flex. But not the ‘floppy’ wings I see so often in other aircraft. This is pretty sophisticated stuff with it’s own controller. Only that way could we get the 10 Hz ‘vibrations’ of the short wings. Very noticeable on the ground. We believe it is damned cool because it is not done as a gimmick but really as realistic as possible.”

Speaking of airports, Aerosoft released Bonaire Flamingo International Airport airport (TNCB) which can now be purchased on Aerosoft’s store for €12.25 including applicable VAT.

Without spoiling my upcoming review, I can tell you it looks really good, as you can see in the gallery below, alongside a feature list.

  • Highly detailed and realistic recreation of Flamingo International Airport (TNCB)
  • Detailed recreation of Bonaire International Airport (TNCB)
  • Highly detailed and accurate models & textures based on thousands of on-site images.
  • Custom orthographic images covering the airport and close vicinity.
  • Realistic dynamic night lighting.
  • Interior model included for airport Terminal.
  • Ambient passenger animations bring the airport to life
  • Various other ambient animations, such as flags
  • Custom windsock model.
  • Custom taxiway signage to match its real-world counterpart.
  • Also included is Bonaire’s old control tower. (Select any date before 2018.)

A few of days ago, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.

Incidentally, if you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Milano 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 that 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 will release in summer 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.

About the author

Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.