Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A380, Boeing 757, & F-14 Tomcat Get New Videos; London Stansted Announced

Published: June 25, 2023 10:36 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Airbus A380

Today was day three of FlightSimExpo, and more news and assets surfaced about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator Add-ons, including aircraft and airports.

We start with the freeware Airbus A380 by FlyByWire. A new video was showcased at the very end of a livestreamed panel from the expo. You can check it out in the video below starting at the 1:26:33 mark. It's definitely very impressive, showing winflex and engine oscillation.

Another video came from Blue Bird Simulations, showcasing progress on the promising Boeing 757, mostly focusing on the detailed flight deck. 

The third video comes from Heatblur, well-known for its fantastic fighters for DCS World, currently working on porting its F-14 Tomcat over to Microsoft Flight Simulator together with IndiaFoxtEcho. 

Last, but not least, we get an announcement from iniBuilds. The prolific developer will release one of the most relevant airports in the UK, London Stansted (EGSS). It'll release by the end of the month, so the wait won't be long.

One thing is for sure. It's certainly nice that they have modeled the train to London because it'll often cost you more than the airline ticket to get to Stansted from most European destinations. I wish I was joking.

"London Stansted serves over 160 destinations across Europe, Asia and Africa! Stansted is a base for a number of major European low-cost carriers. This includes being the largest base for low-cost airline Ryanair, with over 100 destinations served by the airline. As of 2022, it is the fourth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow, Gatwick, and Manchester.

One of the standout features of our scenery is the incredible ground poly, meticulously crafted to reflect the real-life textures and markings of London Stansted Airport. From the tarmac to the taxiways, you'll find yourself navigating a highly accurate and visually stunning airport environment.

What sets iniBuilds London Stansted (EGSS) apart is our dedication to capturing the surrounding infrastructure. We have gone the extra mile to model train stations in and around the airport, ensuring that the virtual landscape is a faithful representation of its real-world counterpart. As you taxi or take off, you'll catch glimpses of these intricately crafted train stations, hotels, airport entrances and custom GSE adding a touch of authenticity and further enhancing the immersion of your flight experience.

Step inside the terminals, and you'll discover detailed interiors that bring the bustling atmosphere of EGSS to life. Immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of passenger areas, complete with seating, signage, and the hustle and bustle of travelers going about their journeys. Our commitment to realism extends beyond the aircraft and runways, enveloping you in a truly authentic airport experience - and don't worry! The use of the iniManager tool will allow those users on less intensive PC's to use this scenery seamlessly by toggling the additional features off.

From ground poly perfection to detailed interiors and meticulously modeled surroundings, iniBuilds Stansted EGSS for Microsoft Flight Simulator delivers a level of detail that will astound even the most discerning pilots. Prepare to be transported to the heart of London Stansted Airport, where every element has been carefully crafted to provide an unforgettable aviation adventure!"

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 have daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. We have also recently interviewed Microsoft's Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" and iniBuilds' CEO Ubaid Mussa on the work of the popular third-party developer. If you're interested in reviews, you can check out Orbx's Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen AirportsiniBuilds' New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.


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