Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus 330, Free F/A-18, C-17, & More Get New Screenshots

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: The Airbus A330, the Free F/A-18 (that's releasing soon), the C-17 Globemaster, Tampa, & DuPage airports got spiffy new screenshots. 😎

Published: January 6, 2023 11:48 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A330

Third-party developers continue to reveal news about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including both aircraft and airports. 

Today we start with the Airbus A330 by Aerosoft, which received some charming new screenshots featuring the TAP livery.

DC Designs also provided screenshots of its upcoming freeware F/A-18 Hornet, which will be released "In a few days." Following that, work will resume on the payware F-4 Phantoms, for which the final external textures have been completed and work is ongoing on the cockpit.

DC Designs' sister brand (or perhaps I should say "brother" since it's owned by DC Designs' developer's brother) SC Designs released a new image of the upcoming Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Incidentally, previous images led some to believe that the aircraft's proportions were incorrect. The developer claims that said the impression was due to the fact that the angle of the image and the camera zoom in Microsoft Flight Simulator made the model look thinner and longer than it actually is. 

Work on the flight deck hasn't started and textures are placeholders, while the external model is being refined, so there's still a way to go before we can fly this one.

Microsoft Flight Simulator C-17 Globemaster III

Moving on to airports, Verticalsim shared new screenshots of its Tampa International Airport (KTPA) in the United States. The images focus on static aircraft under repair, maintenance, or cargo conversion at the airport. 

We also take a look at new images of DuPage Airport (KDPA) in the United States, showing one of the hangars close to the terminal. The images were shared on FlightFX's Discord server

Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Game Pass. If you'd like to learn more, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we host daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. 

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