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Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 9 Beta Released; Pilatus PC-12, Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport, & North Sea Industry Announced

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Sim Update 9 Beta Released; Pilatus PC-12, Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport, & North Sea Industry Announced

Today Microsoft and third-party developers had news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator and its add-ons.

Today Microsoft and third-party developers had news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator and its add-ons.

First and foremost, Microsoft has released the public beta version of Sim Update 9, which is scheduled to officially release on April 26.

You can find the patch notes here and an details on joining.

We then hear that Carenado is bringing a Pilatus PC-12 to the simulator.

Another reveal comes from Drzewiecki Design, which is working on Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport (EPRZ) in Poland

It’s the eighth busiest airport in the country and the package appears to include the nearby old Rzeszów Airport (ERPJ).

Next comes Aerosoft, which revealed North Sea Industry, a package that populates the North Sea with all sorts of industrial scenery.

hing Industry

  • Trawlers
  • Factory Ships
  • Seiners

Shipping Industry

  • Container ships
  • Bulk carriers
  • LNG tankers
  • Oil tankers
  • Chemical tankers
  • Fruit juice tankers (I did not even know these existed)
  • Life stock carriers

Other ships

  • Ferries
  • Cruise ships

Wind Industry

  • Monopile wind turbines
  • Jacket wind turbines
  • Floating structure wind turbines
  • Fast crew boats
  • Substations

Wind Industry Construction

  • Survey vessels
  • Heavy lift vessels
  • Offshore support vessels
  • Crane vessels
  • Crane platforms
  • Floatels
  • Tug boats

Oil/Gas Industry

  • Production rigs (spar, jack-up, compliant)
  • Normally Unmanned Installations (NUI)
  • Conductor Support Systems (satellite stations)
  • Toadstools
  • Fast crew boats
  • Support vessels
  • Anchor vessels
  • Patrol vessels
  • Floating production systems ships
  • Floating production systems monocolumn
  • Floatels
  • Single buoy mooring stations

Oil/Gas Construction

  • Drilling rigs
  • Seismic survey vessels
  • Crane vessels
  • Tug boats
  • Anchor vessels

It will release in the summer with a pricing between €10 and €15 for PC and Xbox.

We then take a look at the runway guard lights of Wellington Airport (NZWN) in New Zealand by Flightbeam Studios.

Hype Performance Group showcased the work done on the Action Pack Expansion for its Airbus H145 helicopter.

The HPG team has been hard at work on completing items necessary to bring the H145 Base Pack to 1.0 status, and to release the first public build of the H145 HEMS Variant from our Action Pack Expansion.

Most major modeling, texturing and polishing details have been completed for the aircraft frames and our art team has been focused on producing the props, humans and scenery objects that will help to make our missions as immersive as possible for H145 pilots.

In regards to systems, Dave has successfully implemented a platform for missions to be generated for users and most recently has been focused on HEMS related tasks such as hoisting and building out the logic behind missions scenarios. Much attention is also being given to the overall user experience and there is a major new feature related to configurations that we can’t wait to show off to the community in a future update.

Our ETA for the release of the HEMS variant is still before the end of this month and you can expect some preview coverage prior to the release so you know what to expect from this amazing new project.

We are closing this update out with a few photos.

Please remember these are work in progress photos, for example – there will be variation to the humans upon release, but for now enjoy the Bruce Willis twins.

Photos: DRF & Cal Fire Liveries, crewman and accident victim from a mission scenario, Firefighting variant interior including some items for hoisting, HEMS variant interior and the Bruce Willis twins wheeling a patient to the H145 for transport.

You can follow development at the studio’s Discord server.

Project Global, which is making a Boeing 707, provided a development update of its upcoming freeware Boeing 707.

Short explanation: This update covers a general improv of the exterior including tail, wings, fueslage and gear! More below

Parts finished:

– Tail (With basic texturing)

– Wings (More detail in “Parts Started”

– Update Fueslage Model!

– Gear -> (Gear including wiring, hinges, knobs etc.

Parts Started:

Here are the parts of the aircraft we started working on during the last month.

– Horizontal Stabilisers (With basic texturing)

– Flaps + Spoilers + Kreuger Flaps

Y3ou can follow its progress on the developer’s Discord server.

Lastly, we get a release from FSimStudios, that launched Toronto City Billy Bishop Airport (CYTZ) in Canada 

It’s currently available at the developer’s own store for $15.

f you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Kansai International AirportToronto Pearson Airportthe Twin OtterAuckland International AirportSkiathos AirportAthens International AirportBergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.

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

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

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