Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft maker IRIS Simulations have announced a new partnership with Pilatus Aircraft to bring licensed recreations of the PC-9 and PC-24 to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Two aircraft for MSFS
In an announcement late last week, IRIS Simulations have announced that their next two projects for Microsoft Flight Simulator are to build licensed recreations of the PC-9 and PC-24. IRIS simulations calls them ‘recreational’ recreations meaning that they will probably not be full study level aircraft. On the other hand, IRIS Simulations have been given good marks for their work on the Jabiru light aircraft so it seems likely that these will still be very good recreations.
It is with the greatest pleasure that we can announce that IRIS Simulations and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd have come to an agreement to produce officially licenced recreational renditions of the Pilatus PC-9 & PC-24 Super Versatile Jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator!This agreement builds upon a long standing relationship with Pilatus and allows IRIS Simulations to bring our award winning PC-9 and PC-24 Super Versatile Jet products to Microsoft’s flagship simulation product on both PC & Xbox Series X. We will be providing further information as development continues and look forward to showcasing these aircraft in the world’s leading PC & Xbox based flight simulator product.IRIS Simulations
The PC-9 is a light turboprop based trainer and light attack aircraft in use with airforces and some aerobatics groups. It should be a zippy, fun and fast aircraft. IRIS Simulations reports that they are likely to be doing a PC-9A.
The PC-24 is something entirely different and is a modern business jet with speed and performance including a top speed of a 440 knots.
Both are likely to be types that we should be keeping an eye on as they develop! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more.