Issue 122 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 your 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.

ATR 42 Series of Aircraft
The ATR 42 is a twin-turboprop, short-haul regional airliner developed and manufactured in France and Italy by ATR, a joint venture formed by French aerospace company Aérospatiale and the Italian aviation conglomerate Aeritalia.

It’s a full package depicting the ATR 42 Series and all the aircraft include virtual cockpits, turboprop sounds, fully functional gauges and a superb user manual. There are four models in the series: -320 -320F (cargo) -500, and -600, and they are accompanied by 37 repaints, representing most (if not all) of the airlines that flew them. This was originally a commercial product that the company has now released as freeware. The modelling of the airframe is nicely done, with crisp logos and insignia.

The overhead is not fully functional but looks the part.

As you would expect, the control surfaces and undercarriage assemblies are fully animated. Once aboard you’ll find that the cockpits are realistic, with controls and instrumentation that are for the most part functional.

The autopilot and CDU operate as normal.

The package is a welcome addition to those who prefer to fly airliners. The development of these aircraft and the subsequent kind donation of them to the freeware community is by Virtualcol FS Software:

If you enjoy the ATR, its website might be worth a visit; it has quite a wide range of new products as well.

The ATR series comes with a massive number of liveries.

Author: Virtualcol FS Software
Platform: FSX
ATR 42 Download

Ant’s Tiger Moth Version 1.1
This is the latest version of Ant’s de Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth designed for FSX by Anthony Lynch. This iconic aircraft is now available as an FSX SP2 native model with 3D gauges, bump and spec mapping and original sounds by Don Putnam.

Author: Anthony Lynch
Platform: FSX
Tiger Moth Download

Grand Forks Airport
Grand Forks is a city in the Boundary Country of the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. The airport shown here was designed for X-Plane 11 by Charles Macelli. It also features the industrial centre just north of the town.

Author: Charles Macelli
Platform: X-Plane 11
Grand Forks Download

Harare International Airport
This is a conversion of David Uzzell’s original custom-built scenery of Harare International Airport (FVHA) and Manyame Airbase; now ready for use in P3D V4. All buildings have been custom-built using Gmax and Flight1’s Instant Object Maker.

Author: David Uzzell
Platform: P3D v4
Harare Airport Download

Grumman Panther
The prototype Panther, piloted by test pilot Corky Meyer, first flew on November 21, 1947. This version is for FSX/P3D v3 and v4 and was compiled and modified by the prolific A.F.Scrub.

Author: A.F Scrub
Platform: FSX/P3Dv3-4
Grumman Panther Download

Weiser Air Park (ICAO: KEYQ)
This airport is located in Cypress – an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas. It also includes photoreal scenery for the surrounding area and was designed for X-Plane.

Author: Justin Kissling (MisterX6)
Platform: X-Plane 10.3
Weiser Air Park Download

USA Navigation Maps
USA Navigation Maps is a package for the general aviation community containing maps for 48 states, as well as continental maps in three sections. The maps include NDBs, VORs and elevation data. It was produced By Bob Baker.

Author: Bob Baker
Platform: Any Simulator
USA Navigation Maps Download

VFR Scenery for the Dresden region
This 3D object scenery is for the region of Dresden in Germany, roughly 5nm away from EDDC Dresden Airport. It includes some buildings of the town from Golßen, Castle Moritzburg and many more. Designed by Günther Kremp.

Author: Günther Kremp
Platform: X-Plane
VFR Dresden Download

ATR 72 Series Aircraft
This is another aircraft kindly donated to the freeware community by Virtualcol FS Software ( In this case, the aircraft depicted is the ATR 72. It’s as good as the 42 and comes with a massive collection of liveries.

Author: Virtualcol FS Software
Platform: FSX
ATR 72 Download

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