Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash 7 Gets New Trailer; Palm Beach Airport Announced; 747 Supertanker Released

Published: June 15, 2023 11:11 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Dash 7

Third-party developers shared news and new assets about add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of a relevant aircraft release. 

We start with PILOT'S GesmbH, which released a teaser trailer of its upcoming de Havilland Canada Dash 7. According to the developer, this rare but beautiful four-engined turboprop is coming "shortly."

Next, we get a tease from Verticalsim which is basically an official announcement. While the developer did not mention its next project by name, the screenshot below showing the nearby Drive Shack identifies it as Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI) serving West Palm Beach in Florida, United States. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator Palm Beach  

Last, but not least, Hype Performance Group released the Boeing 747 Supertanker, which will be released on June 16 for $19.99. You can find it at the developer's own store and it offers the following features.

Built-in Missions & Mission Editor

    • HPG's built-in mission system requires no external application to be run and allows simmers to complete firefighting and oil spill cleanup missions inside MFS
    • HPG's mission system is able to randomly generate wildfire fighting or oil spill cleanup missions all around the world
    • Use the HPG Mission Editor to build and import custom missions with an easy to use graphical interface
    • Use the HPG Live Map to view the location of other online HPG SuperTankers and HPG H145s

    Aircraft Systems Expansion

    • Adds advanced systems and mission capabilities to Asobo's Boeing 747 (tanker system) and King Air 350i (smoke system)
    • Adds a realistic and functional CPS (Constant Pressure System) agent drop system with dynamic weight and realistic CG loading
    • Adds drop station panel for complete control over drop configurations
    • Adds tanker monitoring panel (optional in-cockpit pilot display)
    • Adds custom ground handling services (water and air trucks, ground personnel, and charging hoses)
    • Adds ability for the King Air 350i to be used as a lead plane that directs AI controlled 747 SuperTankers to mission targets
    • SDK: H:Events and L:Vars for custom bindings are available without needing external tools

    Immersive Visuals & Sounds

    • Iconic Global SuperTanker and Evergreen SuperTanker liveries included in high fidelity
    • Custom visual effects included for external valves, water and retardant drops, smoke, fires and oil spills
    • Custom ground handling vehicle pack with lights, sounds and visual effects
    • Custom crew sounds (for the 747 SuperTanker and the King Air lead plane)
    • Custom sounds for ground handling vehicles
    • Custom environmental sounds for fires (heard in external views)

    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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    August 18, 2020 (Calendar)
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