Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash 7 & F-4 Phantom Get New Screenshots; Several Airports Released

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: the Dash 7 and F-4 Phantom got new screenshots; Houston Hobby, Alice Springs, Tucuman, Chiang Mai, & Moosonee Airports have been released.😎


Published: May 13, 2023 12:06 AM /

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash 7

Today third-party developers shared new images of upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator aircraft, while several airports have been released. 

We start with a brand new look at the old but gold de Havilland Canada Dash 7 in development at Pilot's. It's close to being released pending one more beta cycle, and it'll be compatible with the TDS GTN.

 

Next, DC Designs provided another look at the upcoming F-4 Phantom. This time around we get to see the cockpit, the dynamic gun sight, and the radar, which actually includes icons to represent terrain features. 

"All navigation and TACAN functions will be present, and I think that we'll actually be putting in the INS after all ( which is the RIO's responsibility ) allowing for pin-point navigation, but will have to confirm that as it's an older system with analogue gauges and might be tricky to code correctly. Everything progressing well though."

The developer hopes to have the aircraft ready for launch before the end of the month. 

 

Moving on to releases, Texas Simulations launched Houston William P. Hobby Airport (KHOU) in Texas, US. It's currently available at FSimStudios' store for $18.99.

  • Codeveloped by FSimStudios and Texan Simulations
  • Accurate rendition of Houston Hobby Airport, as of 2023.
  • Complete Removal of Runway 17 to match plans for current construction.
  • Custom Taxiway Signs
  • Custom Ground Textures, with Discoloration to Match Real Life
  • Improved High Res Orthographic Imagery
  • Handmade PBR Textured Buildings (over 50 of them)
  • Detailed Interiors for all the Concourses of the Terminal (you can also toggle them on and off).
  • Updated AFCAD, including Taxiway Names and Parking Spots.
  • Accurately modeled Terminal Building
  • Hobby Airport DoubleTree Hilton, where the first day of the 2023 FSExpo will be held.
 

We then move to Australia with Impulse Simulations, which launched Alice Springs Airport (YBAS). You can find it on Orbx Direct for $19.89.

  • Realistic Ground & Apron Texturing
  • Realistic Night Lighting
  • Partially Replicated Cafe Interior
  • Full PBR Texturing
  • Custom Animations
  • Custom Door Trigger Animations for the Royal Flying Doctor Hangar and Alice Springs Aero Club Hangar.
  • Custom Event Triggered on Main Apron on Wednesdays between 1 & 2PM Local time, Simulating Pine Gap Visiting Event
  • Custom Vegetation & Grass
  • Detailed Static Graveyard / Aircraft Storage Facility (Documented During COVID-19 Outbreak)
  • Over 100+ Custom Modelled Objects & Buildings
  • Custom Taxiway Signage
  • 20,000 Hand placed Objects
  • 100+ Custom Assets

VueloSimple released Teniente General Benjamín Matienzo International Airport (SANT) serving San Miguel de Tucumán in Argentina. You can find it on Simmarket for $13.27.

  • Accurate main terminal with detailed interiors.
  • Fully modeled Iconic Control Tower.
  • TCA terminal, DPA Hangar and Radar hand-modeled.
  • Correct parking positions in Commercial APRON
  • New extended 02-20 runway.
  • Custom apron and runway textures.

Chiang Mai International Airport (VTCC) in Thailand has been launched by Siamflight. It's available on Simmarket for $18.59.

  • Custom scenery objects for CNX/VTCC. Terminal, Wing 41, Chiang Mai ATC Tower, Tango Squadron Museum, Cargo Terminal, New Parking Building, and many more.
  • Custom Jetways for CNX/VTCC. Both normal and glass jetways.
  • Wing 41 hangar and Special Operation Air Wing spawn points. Both aircraft and helicopters.
  • Gate number and Apron/Taxiways/Runway Marking. (VDGS will show only gate number/time only)
  • Hand-placed Taxiing Guidance Signs System.
  • Hand-placed Taxiways and Runway light system. Taxiways center, Taxiways edge, Runway light system, etc.
  • Full Day/Night lighting.
  • Hand-placed ground objects around the airport.
 

Lastly, Silvercrest Creations released Moosonee Airport (CYMO) in Ontario, Canada. It's available on Simmarket for $10.61.

 

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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