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Issue 120 Freeware Downloads

 

Once again we have a collection of high-quality freeware files for you to enjoy. These aircraft, scenery and utilities easily compare with many commercial products but don’t forget if you’ve enjoyed a particular file please let the author know – it’s their only payback! By the same token we’re always interested to hear from you if you’ve downloaded or designed a file that you think is worth sharing.

Although the authors of these files have very kindly given us their permission to include them on our website, they still remain the property and copyright of the authors. You are free to enjoy them for you own use but they must not in any circumstances be distributed, copied, uploaded to any other websites or disassembled in any way whatsoever.

Library files
Most X-plane users will already know that many freeware airport designers make use of the freeware library files to enhance their creations. Consequently, it’s important to read the documentation within each file to find out which libraries have been used. These library files need to be installed in order to experience these airports as the authors intended.

Featured DownloadGrob Tutor 115E
In this issue we feature a German-built aircraft that I understand took over the Elementary Flying Training (EFT) role for the various RAF and Royal Navy Training Squadrons, when the Scottish Aviation Bulldog was retired. The aircraft is the Grob Tutor 115E, a beautifully designed and stylish fixed-wing aircraft, built from carbon composite materials. It has a fixed (sprung steel) tricycle undercarriage with smart spats on the wheels. Propulsion is provided by a 150hp Wyoming engine, driving a three-blade variable pitched propeller. It has a well-equipped panel, with modern avionics and the airframe design offers good all-round vision.

The aircraft presented here for X-Plane 11 was designed by Keith Walton and is a good representation of the real aircraft. This is true of the external modelling, the textures and within the cockpit itself. Here, instrumentation, although not fully operational, is perfectly fine for touring or, as it was intended, for flight training.

I have to add that Keith has done a particularly fine job with the manual, which would put many a commercial company to shame. It’s fully illustrated, with rundowns of every instrument, switch and lever in the cockpit. There’s also a fully indexed image of the main panel, again detailing where everything is and its function. Altogether it’s a commendable aircraft that looks good, performs well and is great fun to fly.

Author: Keith Walton
Platform: X-Plane 11
Grob Tutor 115E download

Air Canada Boeing 787-8 AGS V6
This Camsim Boeing 787-8 includes new animations, static displays and multiple animation effects. The cockpit features a new 2D panel. As usual, it’s accurately modelled and painted by Camil Valiquette.

Author: Camil Valiquette
Platform: FSX/Prepar3D
Air Canada 787-8 download

Rocky Mountain House Airport ICAO: CYRM
Rocky Mountain House is a town in west-central Alberta Canada, approximately 77km west of Red Deer. It was once a fur trading post for the Hudson Bay Company. This superbly detailed airport was designed for X-Plane.

Author: Charles Macelli
Platform: X-Plane 11
Rocky Mountain House download

Dassault Falcon 20E Version 1.1
The Dassault Falcon 20E is a French business jet, which was the first of a family of aircraft to be produced under the same name. It’s a sleek and luxurious design, produced in great detail for FSX/P3D by Arild Elverum

Author: Arild Elverum
Platform: FSX/Prepar3D
Dassault Falcon 20E download

De Havilland Vampire Italian Air Force
Surprisingly the de Havilland Vampire was used by the post-war Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana), who obtained an initial batch of 5 FB.5s in 1950. This version for FS2004 was designed by Francesco Giuli.

Author: Francesco Giuli
Platform: FS2004
De Havilland Vampire download

Skellefteå ESNS Sweden
Skellefteå is a small flygplats (this means ‘airport’ in Swedish) located in the north-east of Sweden, almost at the coast of the Baltic Sea. It’s served by SAS and Norwegian Air, flying mostly to Stockholm. This very nice design is by Dmitriy Kozyrev.

Author: Dmitriy Kozyrev
Platform: FSX/Prepar3D
Skellefteå ESNS download

Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden
Assigned the reporting name ‘George’, the Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden was an Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service land-based version of the N1K floatplane. This is a native FSX/P3D model and was designed by the prolific A.F. Scrub.

Author: A.F. Scrub
Platform: FSX/Prepar3D v3-4
Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden download

Little Navmap
Here we have the latest update for Little Navmap, a free open source flight planner, navigation tool, moving map, airport and navaid search and information system for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D.

Author: Alexander Barthel
Platform: FSX
Little Navmap download

SGES Paraguay Airport
Guarani International Airport is located in Minga Guazú, a city of Gran Ciudad del Este in the Alto Paraná Department of Paraguay. This version for X-Plane 11 was designed by Otavio Bonomi.

Author: Otavio Bonomi
Platform: X-Plane 11
Paraguay Airport download


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