Microsoft Flight Simulator New York JFK Airport Release Date & Pricing Announced; Thruxton Released

Published: April 12, 2023 11:27 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator New York JFK

Third-party developers had news to share about upcoming scenery add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator while another airport has been released. 

First of all, iniBuilds announced the release date of its upcoming John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) in New York, United States. This major airport will launch on April 14, priced at $24.85/€22.76/£19.99. 


We also get a full feature list and screenshots. 

  • Hand-made ground textures with crisp, bespoke texture sets (Runways, aprons, paths, roads)
  • True-to-life airport landside recreation with custom ground decals, signposts, vegetation, parking barriers and more
  • Accurately modelled and positioned dynamic airport lighting
  • Highly detailed models of all airport buildings, objects and surroundings
  • Up to date airport layout reflecting the current, real-world location
  • Custom built jetways with realistic variations using PBR texturing and animations, including gate number toppers
  • Fully animated JFK AirTrain between each terminal
  • Accurate representation of the famous Canarsie approach
  • Level of Detail (LOD) optimisation for every model to encourage the best performance possible
  • Use of the latest MSFS SDK features to allow for the best optimisation and performance possible
  • Custom static aircraft
  • Full iniManager compatibility to configure your scenery for the best possible performance for your system
  • Bespoke taxi signage as it is in the real world

Incidentally, you can expect a review of this airport here on TechRaptor soon, so stay tuned! 

We also get a review from Burning Blue Design, which launched the small but scenic Thruxton Aerodrome (EGHO). It's currently available on Orbx Direct for $18.76. It even comes with the nearby racing circuit. 


  • Over 230 custom 3D objects each with full Physical Based Rendering (PBR) textures
  • 2023 layout with accurate runways, taxiways and custom taxi signs
  • Highly detailed control tower interior
  • Accurately placed red obstacle beacons visible from miles away
  • Completely custom windsocks and dynamic animated flags
  • Dynamic working Signal Square and runway designator sign
  • Real-life static aircraft and track day cars based at Thruxton
  • Driving experience day with AI driven cars on track
  • Full night lighting and dynamic weather compatibility
  • Enhanced high resolution color corrected ground textures

Lastly, Pilot Experience Sim showcased Brest Bretagne Airport (LFRB) in France with new screenshots.

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 reviewed Orbx's Oslo Gardermoen Airport and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER

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