Microsoft Flight Simulator Egilsstaðir Airport, Katama Airpark, & Trade Wind Airfield Released

Here's your daily dose of Microsoft Flight Simulator news: Egilsstaðir Airport, Katama Airpark, & Trade Wind Airfield have been released; Campo dos Amarais Airport Got the first screenshots 😎


Published: January 14, 2023 8:44 PM /

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Microsoft Flight Simulator EGILSSTADIR

Third-party developers have shared news and releases about upcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, focusing on airports and airfields.

We start with Egilsstaðir Airport (BIEG) in Iceland by ST Simulation. While it's a small airport serving the East of the island nation and mostly home to local flights to Reykjavík, it actually does international services and will start getting seasonal flights operated by Condor this year.

It's available on Simmarket for $10.8 plus applicable VAT. 

  • Egilsstadir Terminal
  • Custom Hangars and Buildings
  • Fellabaer Bridge
  • Iceland Houses
  • Realistic Runway, Apron and Taxiway Markings
  • A lot of custom objects, models and details for the environment
  • Highly Detailed Textures, Physically Based Rendering (PBR), Reflective and Realistic Textures

Next, we get two airfields on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, United States, Katama Airpark and Trade Wind. Both are available on the developer's own store and while Katama costs £10.95, Trade Wind is actually free

Here's what you get with Katama for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

  • There are tens of thousands of carefully placed assets, every fence, picnic table and tree, along with an assortment of visitors and staff, has been placed in the correct location ensuring an atmosphere of a working airfield.
  • High resolution colour corrected ground textures taken from Bing maps and manipulated for consistency and realism which far surpasses the quality of the stock Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 ground texture.
  • Based on 2022 layout with accurate runway markings, taxiways and a working custom Windsock.
  • Highly detailed resturant and hangar interiors and animated hangar doors which close and open between dawn and dusk.
  • Actual aircraft from the aerodrome the have been included:
    • Waco UPF-7 biplane – Registration: N20979.
    • Waco UPF-7 biplane – Registration: NC32183.
  • Correct AI pattern procedures and accurate taxiway and runway placement have been incorporated into the release.
  • Full night lighting has been placed across the airfield and within and around the hangars and buildings.

... And here's a feature list and screenshots for Trade Wind.

  • There are tens of thousands of carefully placed assets, every fence, picnic table and tree, along with an assortment of visitors and staff, has been placed in the correct location ensuring an atmosphere of a working airfield.
  • High resolution colour corrected ground textures taken from Bing maps and manipulated for consistency and realism which far surpasses the quality of the stock Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 ground texture.
  • Based on 1980’s layout with accurate runways, taxiways, a working custom Windsock & a working Tetrahedron
  • Highly detailed  hangar interiors.
  • Actual aircraft from the aerodrome the have been included:
    • Fishspotter Piper J-3 Cub N993P with custom fuel tank and radio masts.
    • Fishspotter American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon N11721 with custom fuel tank and radio masts.
  • Correct AI pattern procedures and accurate taxiway and runway placement have been incorporated into the release.
  • Full night lighting has been placed across the airfield and within and around the hangars and buildings.

Last, but not least, GearDown Simulations released the first images of Campo dos Amarais–Prefeito Francisco Amaral State Airport (SDAM), serving Campinas, Brazil. It's another smaller airport focusing on general aviation. It will soon begin beta testing.

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 host daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim. 

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