Microsoft Flight Simulator Pacific Aerospace 750 XSTOL Announced for PC & Xbox; Airbus A330 EFB Showcased; Hot Air Balloon Gets Official Trailer

Third-party developers announced an add-on and released more videos of a couple of highly-anticipated ones for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Micosoft Flight Simulator Pacific Aerospace 750 XSTOL Image Source: Orbx

Today third-party developers announced an upcoming add-on and released more videos of a couple of highly-anticipated ones for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

First of all, Orbx revealed the Pacific Aerospace 750 XSTOL.

XSTOL stands for Extremely Short Take-Off and Landing, and this aircraft is capable to take off and land in less than 800 ft (244m) “even in hot and high conditions and on semi-prepared airstrips in all types of terrain.”

The package comes in four variants, passenger, cargo, skydive, and agriculture.

It’ll have accurate fuel and electronics systems derived from real-world documentation, and “most” circuit breakers are actually simulated.

The aircraft will release “in the coming days” on Orbx Direct for $24.95 plus applicable VAT. It’ll also come to the official marketplace at a later date both for PC and Xbox.

After release, Orbx plans to update the aircraft by adding “a custom PT-6 sound pack, failures, more highly-detailed liveries, landing challenges, bush trips and more.”

Next, Aerosoft released a video showcasing the EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) tablet of the upcoming Airbus A330, including a spiffy map-based pushback feature.

Last, but not least, Hype Performance Group released the official trailer of the Hot Air Balloon that will launch on Friday.

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.

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.