Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash 7 Aircraft Coming Soon for the Antarctic Explorers

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: The Dash 7 is coming soon (likely this weekend), while the Short 330 got new screenshots, and is also going to be released soon. 👀

Published: October 25, 2023 5:47 AM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash 6 and Short 330

Third-party developers shared news about upcoming aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator, and they're two rather peculiar and rare ones. 

We start with the de Havilland Canada Dash 7, which we hear is finally coming soon. If all goes according to PILOT'S GesmbH's plans, it'll be available on its own web store during the upcoming weekend.

It'll feature a variety of real-world liveries and equipment, including the Working Title GNS 530 and GTNXi. 

This is a rare aircraft nowadays, and its four turboprop engines make it rather unique. Perhaps its most famous real-world use is with the British Antarctic Survey, with its iconic red livery. It'll certainly be suitable for exploring the part of the Antarctic improved by a recent world update.

de Havilland Canada Dash 7 in British Antarctic Survey colors.

The second rather peculiar aircraft is the oddly shaped Short 330, coming as part of the "Short Regionals" package by Blackbox Simulation, which will also come with the the Short 360 and the cargo variant Short Sherpa.

We get a few new screenshots of this odd duck that has just entered its final beta. That being said, the developers have said not to expect a release before the weekend.

They also mentioned that it'll launch first on their own webstore, but when it arrives on the official marketplace, it'll be available for PC and Xbox at the same time. 

The aircraft will have a weather radar (with optional Bendix and Collins units) and selectable GPS. You can check out a few screenshots to whet your appetite.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash Short 330 on the Ground

Microsoft Flight Simulator Shorts 330 in flight

Microsoft Flight Short 330 Dashboard

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