Aerosoft to release Twin Otter on the 19th

Microsoft Flight Sim fans have been waiting for Aerosoft’s DHC-6 Twin Otter for a long time and the wait is nearly over as we have a release date, features and price all ready to go on this aircraft that’s coming to both PC and Xbox. Release coming up Aerosoft’s highly anticipated Twin Otter will be…

Carenado’s Cessna Skymaster II now available for MSFS

There’s a surprising (to me) number of fans of Cessna’s push-pull propeller driven Skymaster II. Fans of the type are about to see their hopes realized as MSFS now has a flyable option. Carenado has been at work on this project for many months and now has finally released it to the Microsoft Flight Simulator…

Wing42 DevBlog updates on Boeing 247D progress

Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft maker Wing42 is working on a follow-up to their vintage Bleriot XI with another classic airplane. The Boeing 247D has been talked about for quite some time now and it’s looking more complete with every update but everyone wants to know what they are still working on and Wing42’s latest developer…

How much is too much for flight sim content?

The launch of Hot Start’s Challenger 650 for X-Plane 11 has brought with it the steep price tag of $115 USD. And, as a result, a lot of discussion on the pricing of flight sim content. The question of how much is too much for a flight sim module is now making the rounds. What…

MSFS Sim Update 7 and a dev update out today

Today we have two updates for Microsoft Flight Simulator. A developer update and a sim update with Update 7 (version 1.21.18.0). Let’s have a look! Updates are here First the lead story for today is, of course, that there is a new Sim Update out. Sim Update 7 brings with it a smaller list of…

Aeroplane Heaven release F3F-2 for MSFS

Biplane fans might want to check this one out. Aeroplane Heaven have taking the wrapper off “The Barrel” or in more technical terms a Grumman F3F-2 biplane for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Let’s have a look! Last of the biplane fighters One of the last of the biplane fighters and the last to operate from a…

IndiaFoxtEcho’s F-35 is out!

If you were hoping to fly a fifth generation fighter jet (sans weapons) in Microsoft Flight Simulator, now’s your chance as third party aircraft developer IndiaFoxtEcho’s F-35 is out. Let’s have a look! Available now The Lighting II as its been officially named (although I hear pilots have taken to calling it the Panther) is…

Aerosoft’s Twin Otter has a release date

It took a little while longer than I think many of us anticipated but Aerosoft have now finally given a release date for their long awaited Twin Otter for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Let’s have a look! Mark January 19th on your calendars In a post on the Aerosoft Forum, Aerosoft developer Mathijs Kok let us…

Goals in flight simulation in 2022

Last year I wrote myself some goals for 2021 and I am pleased to report that I have achieved most or all of my goals that I set out for myself. Although I didn’t spend as much time with bombers as I had hoped, I did do most of the other things that I set…

The state of flight simulation at the end of 2021

It’s been quite the year for flight simulation and I thought I’d do my best to take it all in and write something that covers the broad strokes of what we’ve seen this year. Then, have a quick look forward at what might dominate the headlines next year. The new golden age More than one…