A few days ago, Just Flight announced their next GA aircraft project. This time they are doing a Piper PA-38 Tomahawk. This is the next aircraft coming down their development pipeline following the PA-28 Arrow series. Here’s what they’ve announced.
Piper’s PA-38 Tomahawk is a two seat, low wing monoplane aircraft with tricycle landing gear and a top speed of 109 knots. It’s a lighter aircraft intended for personal use, touring, and flight training. Just Flight are bringing this aircraft to life for Microsoft Flight Simulator using a real world analogue to build their virtual aircraft. G-BNKH, based at Goodwood Aerodrome in the south of England, is the aircraft they are using to bring the PA-38 to life.
The cockpit is intended to make use of the real world versions wear and tear to give the art some life. The visuals released already show a lot of the effort put into making it appear a little worn around the edges. The PA-38 has global appeal and thus the team has picked liveries from some of the type’s more popular markets including the UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia and Germany.
Some impressive looking screenshots are on hand including images of both the interior and exterior.
No release date has been given and Just Flight historically do several developer updates between the announcement and release so I wouldn’t expect this immediately although I suspect that a release will be coming along in the next few months.