Microsoft Flight Simulator Bell 206L-3 Released; London City Airport Gets Release Date

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: the Bell 206L-3 helicopter has been released; London City Airport got a release date, pricing info, & screenshots.😎

Published: April 29, 2023 11:34 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator 206L3

Third-party developers shared news about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, including the release of a helicopter and release details for a relevant airport. 

We start with the launch of the Bell 206L-3 LongRanger helicopter by Cowan Simulation. At the moment, it's available on the developer's own store for $32.99. It'll release on other stores including the official marketplace for PC and Xbox "soon."

Here's what it promises.

  • Free Future Updates
  • Detailed Paint Kit
  • Tested and Zeroed in by Real Pilots
  • Realistic start up procedure
  • SAS & Autopilot (when AP for helicopters is available)
  • Pilots & Passengers
  • Floats
  • 75 Paint Jobs (liveries)
  • Dynamic Weight Options
  • Functional Spot/Search Light
  • Spray Kit (will be functional in a later update)
  • Animated Cineflex Camera
  • Wwsie Fully Dynamic Sound Pack
  • Virtual Reality Ready
  • Realistic Flight Dynamics
  • 4K PBR Textures
  • Custom 3D instruments
  • Detailed Night Lighting

We also hear more about London City Airport (EGLC) in the UK by UK2000 Scenery. 

We learn that the airport will release on May 4 and will be priced at £14.99. we also get to take a look at plenty of spiffy screenshots.


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 iniBuilds' New York-JFK AirportOrbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER

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