Today third-party developers have plenty of news, reveals, and releases to share with Microsoft Flight Simulator fans.
We start with a project that has been long in the making, ACO Design Studio’s Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (RCTP).
We finally get to see lots of new screenshots, with the work being almost complete. The developers expect to release it on Simmarket and the official in-sim marketplace (also for Xbox) in December 2023.
More screenshots show off the F-14D Tomcat by DC Designs, which is also almost complete and should be released soon as a free addition to the developer’s older Tomcat models.
We also get a surprise from Blackbird Simulations showing the C-130 Hercules. It’s worth mentioning that iit’s actually in early development.
Next on the menu is a bunch of Airports in Greenland by MK Studios. This one should be coming shortly enough.
You can find a list and new screenshots below.
Moving on to carriers, Militech Simulations released its Supercarrier Pro.
It costs $15.01 and for now, it’s available at Orbx Direct.
Beautifully Modeled Ships: four ships included on initial release, Ford Class CVN 78, Nimitz Class CVN 76, Arleigh Burke Destroyers and Ticonderoga Cruisers.
Roadmap: Additional US Historical Ships and French Carrier Charles de Gaulle planned for free future updates. Other ship packs may be released as expansions.
Moving and Static Ships: A total of 14 moving locations and 14 static (anchored) locations are included.
Miltech Simulations Supercarrier Pro Toolbar: In sim toolbar for full control of the carriers
Universally compatible Arrestor Cables and Catapults: This product was developed in such a way that any aircraft, stock or 3rd party, can use the catapults and arrestor cables without any modification, and regardless if the aircraft has a tailhook or not.
Full Xbox Support: All features are fully supported on Xbox. Carriers have been optimized for excellent performance on Xbox.
FLOLS and LRLS: Functional Optical Landing Systems to safely guide your aircraft to the deck – follow “the Ball”
Landing Signal Officer: Fully functional Landing Signal Officer, with functional audio callouts to guide the aircraft on landing and feedback scoring based on real naval operations.
Animated Crew, Jet Blast Deflectors and Elevators
Fully Accessible Hangar (moving carriers only)
Navaids: ILS and TACAN are available on static carriers
Exclusive Discord Community to foster group flights, events and interaction among players. Invite is available on the Toolbar
Carrier Comms: UNICOM and ATIS are available on static carriers. Carrier ATC Voice channels available over Discord for all locations.
Full Multiplayer Support: Both moving and static carriers are fully compatible over multiplayer.
Extensive Documentation covering equipment, systems and procedures available at: docs.miltechsimulations.com
Teleport (Experimental Feature): teleport your aircraft to the carrier hangar, approach or deck using the teleport feature. Aircraft will change state according to where is teleported to.
A new airport comes from Fun of Flying, and it’s Khorramabad International Airport (OICK) in Iran.
You can purchase it on Simmarket for $8.58
Lastly, we get the release of Chicago Executive Airport (KPWK) in the US by Arif Studio.
It’s currently available for $8.86 on Simmarket.
Recreates all of the main hangars around the airport with original 3D objects
Ramada Hotel Tap House restaurant, and Windy city aviation building next to it recreated.
Numerous static objects , cars and static aircraft have been placed around the airport with attention to detail.
on-PBR textures mean this add-on has a very small file size, will barely take up any disk space on your drive, and will load quickly.
Runway , taxiway and hangar building textures have been brightly toned and shaded to make them as photorealistic as possible from VFR aerial views
All taxiways markings are included when using ATC to taxi around the runway.
Start ‘cold and dark’ in some of the hangars.
The large Industrial Complex / storage complex on the NorthEast side of the airport has also been added in great detail. (not part of airport but just adjacent and an important VFR visual aid for traffic patterns)
Atmospheric night lighting of all hangars and parking/ tarmac areas.
Street lights added for roads surrounding the airport.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for PC (on both Steam and the Windows Store), Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, on top of Game Pass. To stay up-to-date with the latest add-ons and developments, be sure to visit TechRaptor regularly to peruse our daily MSFS news.
Moreover, you can check out our interviews featuring Jorg Neumann from Microsoft about the Antonov An-225 “Mriya,” and Ubaid Mussa, CEO of third-party developer iniBuilds.
We also offer in-depth reviews of Orbx’s Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen Airports, iniBuilds’ New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations’ Boeing 767-300ER.