Microsoft Flight Simulator F-4 Phantom Release Date & Pricing Revealed; Guangzhou Airport Announced

Published: July 19, 2023 3:30 AM /


F-4J Phantom on the carrier, ready for take off in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Third-party developers had plenty of news to share about upcoming aircraft and airports for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of a scenery release.

We start with DC Design and its F-4 Phantom, which now has a release date and pricing information. As shared on the developer's Discord server, the aircraft will release for both PC and Xbox on the official in-sim marketplace on Thursday, July 20, priced at $34.99. A release on Just Flight's store will also come, but not on the same day.

Next is WFScenery studio, that broke a rather long silence that lasted about half a year to announce Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (ZGGG), one of the busiest airports in the world and the busiest in China. Below you can check out a screenshot showing the work-in progress modeling work. The screenshot was shot on an older simulator, so the visuals are much worse than what you can expect from when the airport will (as confirmed on Weibo) release for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in P3D

More screenshots come from Impulse Simulation, which showcased Newcastle Airport (YWLM). As the ICAO code suggests, this is Newcastle in Australia, not in the UK. 


Last, but not least, Simulación Extrema released Presidente Perón International Airport (SAZN) serving Neuquén in Argentina. You can find it on Simmarket and on the official in-sim marketplace (also for Xbox) starting at $17.85.

Here's what you can expect.

  • Custom Jetways
  • Custom tile, taxiway and runways textures.
  • PBR textures in high 4K resolution.
  • Custom track textures and aprons.
  • All heliports for civil and tactical operations are incorporated.

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 Orbx's Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen AirportsiniBuilds' New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.


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