Microsoft Flight Simulator Boeing 757 and Brussels Airport Get New Screenshots and Trailer; Southwest Florida Airport announcement and Tromsø launch
Third party developers have released many new assets related to upcoming addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and have released a new airport.
Posted on April 13, 2022 Giuseppe Nelva
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Today, third party developers released many new assets related to upcoming addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator and released a new airport.
First, we take a deep dive and update on Just Flight development on the ongoing Boeing 757-200/300 at Bluebird Simulations.
“This is our first development update covering the 757 200/300 since the initial announcement some time ago.
It’s been almost two months since the initial announcement of this exciting project, so we thought it was time to provide an update. We made steady progress on the model/systems and flight dynamics. The VC has seen significant improvements since our last update with cleaner textures and more detailed parts now included.
The exterior model is 50-60% complete, including textures. Systems and flight dynamics are progressing well, but it will be several months before we can provide more details on these aspects of the project.
Our goal is to provide you with updates on a regular basis, hopefully about every 4-6 weeks. In the meantime, here are a series of Work In Progress screenshots for your viewing pleasure. Click on each shot to enlarge it and view it as a gallery.
We also get some vignettes that describe the project in detail.
- Two variants of the 757 will be completed during the initial launch:
- 757-200 passenger version with RR (E4 variant) and PW engines
- 757-300 with RR (E4 variant) and PW engines
- Accurately modeled using hundreds of photos, drawings, and manuals
- Realistic animations including passenger, service and cargo doors, control surfaces and mechanisms
- 4k PBR textures are used with decals to bring out the finer details
- Authentic decals and placards based on those found on the actual aircraft
- Realistic wing flex
- Custom ground equipment (GPU, cones and wedges)
- Modeled captain, co-pilot and fold-down seat stations with lots of animated and functional switches, ***** and levers
- A true 3D cockpit environment right down to the precisely modeled seat belts and bolt heads.
Realistic VNAV and FMC that can be linked to the MSFS flight plan
- Cockpit textures feature weathering based on reference photos taken on the actual aircraft to produce an authentic feel. Aircraft configuration system that will allow you to choose between ‘cold and dark’ or ‘ready to take off’.
- Many features have been added for ease of use, such as the ability to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments, and preset angled views for the top and center pedestal.
- Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive, easy-to-use controls for rotary *****, DIP switches, and levers
- Realistic dimmable lighting with over a dozen dimmers throughout
- Custom coded hydraulic, electrical, engine bleeding, fuel and pressurization systems
- Various liveries will be included in the initial release covering all regions of the world.
- Realistic flight dynamics for each variant designed by current airline pilot based on real-world performance and handling data, aircraft manuals, and input from 757 pilots/crew
- Native MSFS (Wwise) audio package taking full advantage of new features
Aerosoft has also released a trailer for its highly anticipated (and long-awaited) Brussels Airport (EBBR) in Belgium.
We also received an announcement from Fly High, which will “soon” open Southwest Florida International Airport (KRSW) in the United States.
It is the third largest airport in the United States by land area and the second busiest single runway airport, making it another welcome addition to the simulator landscape.
Finally, MM Simulations opened Tromsø Airport, Langnes (ENTC) in Norway.
It can be purchased from SimMarket for $20.64 plus applicable VAT.
- Accurately modeled environment
- Updated CGL data
- Terraforming profile based on Ral World
- PBR materials
- Environmental animated objects
- Custom interior modeling
- New terminal extension (based on real project renders)
If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Kansai International Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport , Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Central Britain, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City and Airport , Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, CRJ 550/ 700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City and Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle, Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Aerodrome, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi Airport.
If you want to know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the Asobo Studio game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.
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