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Microsoft Flight Simulator Wellington Airport Gets First Screenshots; Puerto Plata Announced; Rome Fiumicino & Speck-Fehraltorf Released

Today third-party developers released new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of sharing new reveals.
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Today third-party developers released new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of sharing new reveals.

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We start with Flightbeam Studios, which shared the first look at its upcoming Wellington Airport (NZWN) in New Zealand.

The developer is applying the finishing touches to the airport before entering beta testing, so it shouldn’t be too far off.

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Next is an announcement from Dreamflight Studios, which will release Gregorio Luperón International Airport (MDPP) serving Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic.

It’s the Republic’s fourth-busiest airport, with a lot of airline traffic both year-round and seasonal, so it’s definitely an interesting addition to the simulator for those who like to fly in the Caribbean.

We also get to see a single screenshot.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Puerto Plata

On the side of releases, MK Studios launched Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (LIRF) in Rome, Italy.

You can find it on Orbx Direct for $17.16. Below you can read and see what you can expect.

  • Rome Fiumicino Airport in very detailed rendition
  • High definition PBR textures
  • 2022 airport layout
  • Satellite image for the airport area
  • Simplified terminal interior

Another release comes from Terrainy Studios and it’s Speck-Fehraltorf (LZSK) near Zurich, Switzerland.

You can find it on SimMarket for $9.25 plus applicable VAT.

  • Highly detailed 3D models of the airport and it’s surroundings.
  • Dynamic scenery objects that are affected by wind direction, weather, and time of year.
  • 10cm accuracy (ZL20) orthophoto, covering the airport area.
  • Animated models of both people and animals.
  • Static aircraft models.
  • Highly detailed tower interior.
  • Accurate runway slope
  • 4K textures exclusively using PBR
  • Performance optimized.
  • Accurate custom mesh.
  • Accurate approach landmarks.
  • Custom placed plants and vegetation.

We then get a new early access release from Hype Performance Group, which opened pre-orders for the Airbus H145 “Action Pack.”

This will include 5 additional rescue and utility-focused variants of the developer’s Airbus H145 helicopter.

It costs $40 (currently discounted to $35) and will come with the following variants:

  • Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) & Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Firefighter
  • Offshore Utility & Coast Guard
  • Civilian Cargo
  • Military Cargo

Of course, the base H145 package is required to use this expansion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXRrHQ8uHuE&ab_channel=HypePerformanceGroup

Unfortunately, not all news are good for third-party developers today, as at least two relevant local studios have been affected by the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

The first is Pryeegue, which is one of the most talented airport developers for Microsoft Flight Simulator. They have recently released Glasgow and Edinburgh and they were working on Belfast International Airport (EGAA).

Below you can see the last image they have posted of the airport under construction on their Facebook page. You can find all their airports on Orbx Direct, in case you want to support them. Their quality is absolutely recommended across the board.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Pyreague

The second developer is FlightSimGames, whose work on an upcoming Pilatus Porter PC-6 we have covered many times in the past.

Today they have posted on the Official Microsoft Flight Simulator forum mentioning that their work on the aircraft is suspended and that they would try to visit the forums from time to time, hoping to find the dedicated thread alive.

These are the developers affected by the crisis of whom we are aware, but there could be more. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families, and we hope they will be safe.

Update: Orbx has announced that until the end of March it will completely waive store fees of all sales made by developers in Ukraine on Orbx Direct, meaning that the entirety of what we pay for the products listed below will go directly to their developers.

Pyreegue

EGPF Glasgow Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
EGPH Edinburgh Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
LYTV Tivat Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
UKLL Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
UKOO Odesa International Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
UKBB Boryspil International Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator

Golden Key Studio

MiG-21Bis Fishbed – Prepar3D v4+
F-111 Aardvark – Microsoft Flight Simulator X

Northern Sky Studio

PHJH Kapalua Airport  – Microsoft Flight Simulator
PHHN Hana Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
PATK Talkeetna Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
PAEN Kenai Municipal Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
PHMU Waimea-Kohala Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
PHOG Kahului Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator
PHMK Molokai Airport – Microsoft Flight Simulator

Orbx Developers

NZ Mesh – Microsoft Flight Simulator
NA Alaska Mesh – Microsoft Flight Simulator
AS Himalaya and Central Asia Mesh – Microsoft Flight Simulator


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