Microsoft Flight Simulator Blackwing 635RG Released; Heinkel He 162 & Zanzibar Airport Announced

Published: April 21, 2023 10:23 AM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Blackwing 635RG by Orbx

Today third-party developers released a new aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator and announced another, alongside a relevant airport. 

We start with Orbx, which released the previously announced Blackwing BW 635RG, which is considered the fastest and most advanced Ultralight in the world.


It's currently available on Orbx Direct for $19.89 and you can see what it offers below.

  • Stunning 3D model and textures based on real world CAD files
  • Capable avionics including the touch screen G3X, GMA 345, GNC 255 and GTX 345
  • GFC 500 autopilot
  • Accurate fuel and electric systems derived from real-world documentation including circuit breakers
  • Animated operable canopy
  • Retractable landing gear
  • 500 nautical mile range
  • 150 m take off distance, 300 m landing distance
  • Four real world liveries
  • Virtual Reality support

Another classic aircraft has been announced by Cockspur, and it's the Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger, also known as Spatz, one of the first jet fighters that first flew in 1944. 

The aircraft has been in development behind the scenes for a while and it's already in beta. You can find a few screenshots below.


Last, but not least, Barelli MSFS Addon revealed the development of Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (HTZA) serving Zanzibar, in Tanzania. 

The airport is a very active host of international passenger traffic, and you can check out a trailer below. 

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


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