Microsoft F6F Hellcat flight simulator launched; Announcing Alice Springs and Herning Airports

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Today Microsoft Flight Simulator developers had a relevant aircraft release and some in-store announcements.

Today Microsoft Flight Simulator developers had a relevant release and some announcements in store.

We start with FlyingIron Simulations, which released its F6F HELLCAT.

This legendary WWII warbird is available from the developer store for $30.75.

Below you can see what you can expect.

  • Beautiful 3D artwork, lovingly crafted over 6 months to capture every detail of the real airframe.
  • Wwise professional 3D sound design, using professionally captured audio recordings from a genuine F6F Hellcat & R-2800 Double Wasp engine
  • Ultra-realistic flight model, extensively tested and validated by real-world pilots with Warbird flight experience.
  • Extensive and realistic modeling of all aircraft engine and cockpit systems – pilots must fly real-world techniques and procedures to get the most out of the simulation
  • Extensive custom modeling integration that overrides the default MSFS behavior – Thermodynamics (heat and cooling modeling), ground handling, engine damage, water injection and much more
  • Full FlyingIron UI tablet integration, with saveable user customization options, settings, basic maintenance and live aircraft reporting
  • Detailed engine damage modeling (optional)
  • The collimated viewfinder can be replaced by the integrated GNS530 GPS
  • Complete user manual, complete with a large amount of reference tables, graphs and procedures

Next, Impulse Simulations announced another airport in Australia, and that’s Alice Springs (YBAS).

Although not a massive hub, it has relevant regional traffic and is well known for being used as a storage facility for idle aircraft.

This one is still a long way from release, but you can check out some screenshots in progress below.

Finally, Simnord announced Herning Airport (EKHG) in Denmark. This is a fairly small general aviation and glider airfield.

It is already complete and it has been submitted to Microsoft for release in the official market. No release date has been announced.

If you want to know more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews on the Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City and Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City and Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport , CRJ 550/700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle , the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Cala Bria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi Airport.

If you want to know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the game from Asobo Studio.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available for PC (Windows 10 and Steam) and Xbox Series X|S.


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