Microsoft Flight Simulator Lancaster Lancaster Gets Dev Update; George Airport Announced

Published: July 5, 2023 8:17 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator Lancaster

Third-party developers revealed news about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including a classic aircraft and an airport. 

We start with Aeroplane Heaven, which provided a small development update about its World War II bomber Avro Lancaster, currently scheduled for release in the second half of 2023.  According to the developer, work on cockpit materials and textures is in progress and flight model coding has begun. The developer is considering some "really cool coding ideas" to implement extra functionality and additional model variations ( possibly Mk.I and Mk.III) if time allows.

Below you can see a single new screenshot of the cockpit.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Lancaster Cockpit

We also hear from Gaffer Simulation, which has been quiet for quite a few months after its release of O.R. Tambo Airport. The developer is sticking with South Africa and announced George Airport (FAGG), a smaller but relevant airport in the East of the country, serving both passenger and cargo flights. 

Below you can see a single screenshot.

Microsoft Flight Simulator George Airport

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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