Transport Aircraft

    Airbus A320neo
    • local_airportAirbus A320neo
    • content_paste "A320neo family is a development of the A320 family of narrow-body airliners" ca. 2010
    • Civil
    Avro Shackleton
    • local_airportAvro Shackleton
    • content_paste A development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
    • MilitaryBomber
    Avro Vulcan
    • local_airportAvro Vulcan
    • content_paste To see the mighty Vulcan in action check out the James Bond movie Thunderball. What an utterly fantastic looking aircraft - a flying sculpture!
    • MilitaryBomber
    Beechcraft Bonanza
    • local_airportBeechcraft Bonanza
    • content_paste "Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. The six-seater, single-engined aircraft is still being produced by Beechcraft and has been in continuous production longer than any other aircraft in history.? - Wiki
    • Military
    Bell 206 JetRanger
    • local_airportBell 206 JetRanger
    • content_paste " The Bell 206B JetRanger is one of the most popular general purpose helicopters ever built. It is a single pilot, five-place, single-engine light helicopter. The JetRanger has tubular steel landing skids and can be equipped with pop-out or fixed floats for water operations." - from Microsoft Flight Simulator 98.
    • CivilRotary Wing
    Bell 407
    • local_airportBell 407
    • content_paste Model by Asobo. Sim Innovations have published a full set of instruments for this, which helps make it super-immersive to fly in the MiGPit.
    • CivilRotary WingMiGForce
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    • local_airportBell H-13 Sioux
    • content_paste "The United States Army first ordered Bell 47s in 1948 under the designation H-13. These would later receive the name Sioux." - Wikipedia
    • Military
    Boeing CH-67 Huron
    • local_airportBoeing CH-67 Huron
    • content_paste "A twin-engine, tandem rotor heavy-lift helicopter. It is a modernized version of the CH-47 Chinook and its primary role is the transportation of troops, vehicles and cargo. The Huron exists in two variants: the armed variant with two side gunners manning 6.5 mm gatling guns, and the transport version which replaces the gunners with two additional passenger positions."
    • CombatRotary WingFictional
    Boeing 747-8
    • local_airportBoeing 747-8
    • content_paste "Wide-body airliner... the last and largest variant of the 747".
    • Civil
    CAP Industries CAP 10
    • local_airportCAP Industries CAP 10
    • content_paste "two-seat training aerobatic aircraft first built in 1970 and still in production in 2007. The plane was developed from the Piel Super Emeraude." - Wiki
    • Civil
    Cirrus SR22
    • local_airportCirrus SR22
    • content_paste " development of the Cirrus SR20, with a larger wing, higher fuel capacity, and a more powerful, 310-horsepower (231 kW) engine"
    • Civil
    Convair B-36 Peacemaker
    • local_airportConvair B-36 Peacemaker
    • content_paste Powered by 6 28-cyl radials (and later 4 turbojets as well), the B-36 flew high and slow. It was not uncommon to stay aloft for 2 days without refuelling.
    • MilitaryBomber
    CubCrafters XCub
    • local_airportCubCrafters XCub
    • content_paste "traces its lineage to the 1949-vintage Piper PA-18 Super Cub design"- Wiki. Uses carbon fiber/composites.
    • Civil
    de Havilland Vampire
    • local_airportde Havilland Vampire
    • content_paste I spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with those vibration zones!
    • Military
    de Havilland Venom
    • local_airportde Havilland Venom
    • content_paste Designed in 1949 as the successor to the Vampire, the Venom's more powerful Ghost engine and its stronger airframe made for a much more effective aircraft.
    • Military
    Edgley EA-7 Optica
    • local_airportEdgley EA-7 Optica
    • content_paste Cruise ~ 80-100 kts | Ac model by Got Friends. Livery by Donka. | Has to he hands down the best view out of the cockpit short of flying a gyrocopter, which has no protection from the elements. Plus, this plane is a veritable head-turner!
    • CivilPropSight SeeingMiGForce
    Flight Design CT
    • local_airportFlight Design CT
    • content_paste "Family of high-wing, tricycle undercarriage, two seat, ultralight and light-sport aircraft" - Wikipedia
    • Trainer
    Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon
    • local_airportLockheed Martin F-16 Falcon
    • content_paste A classic. 'nuff said! Modelled very nicely by SC Designs. A Dec 2022 upgrade added CFD, but I have to say it seems rather stiff. It's still early days for realistic implementation of CFD I feel.
    • MilitaryMiGForce
    Gloster Javelin
    • local_airportGloster Javelin
    • content_paste As the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines.
    • Military
    Gloster Meteor
    • local_airportGloster Meteor
    • content_paste As the Allies' first operational jet fighter, the Meteor underwent rapid development, especially of its engines. The underpowered 1943 prototype was transformed by a sequence of more powerful engines into an outstanding multi-role aircraft.
    • Military
    Handley-Page Victor
    • local_airportHandley-Page Victor
    • content_paste First flown in 1952, the 'crescent' wing was a tremendous technical achievement. However, Soviet missile advances soon rendered the Victor's mission obsolete and despite being upgraded to B2 standard in 1959 with its much more powerful engines, the Victor had to be consigned to the low-level role.
    • MilitaryAerial Refuel
    Hawker Hunter
    • local_airportHawker Hunter
    • content_paste "... all the various marques of Hunter were a delight to fly and much admired by their pilots. Many still fly today in the hands of private owners. Total production was 1,985, 79 types flew with 17 air forces."
    • Military
    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
    • local_airportLockheed F-104 Starfighter
    • content_paste S models feature upgraded engines and avionics making them truly all weather fighters and the last production models. The leading edges of the F-104 wings were so sharp the ground crew had to exercise special care not to be cut when working near them!
    • MilitaryFighterBomber
    Lockheed P-3 Orion
    • local_airportLockheed P-3 Orion
    • content_paste "Its extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform."
    • Military
    Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
    • local_airportLockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
    • content_paste Cruise ~ 450 kts
      Three variants in the fleet: A = conventional takeoff and landing, B = S/VTOL, C = carrier. | Livery by Donka. | Fun to fly, especially S/VTOL in the B model. DO NOT get below 200 knots, which can come on suddenly around the circuit. Absolutely beautifully modelled by India FoxTecho. I had their F-35 for P3D, and this one is even nicer. It's also frame rate friendly.
    • MilitaryJetMiGForce
    McDonnell / McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    • local_airportMcDonnell / McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    • content_paste The Hornet was conceived from the word go as a dual-role aircraft, hence the designation F/A-18, which means Fighter-Attack. It was meant to supplement the role of the F-14 Tomcat, providing shorter range Air defense and to totally replace the A-7 Corsair and A-6 Intruder.
    • Military
    MiGPit Mk.I
    • local_airportMiGPit Mk.I
    • content_paste 1992. My first functioning cockpit was hard wired with switchboard technology under the hood. It provided many many hours of fun!
    • Simulator
    MiGPit Mk.V
    • local_airportMiGPit Mk.V
    • content_paste 2019. Two flat screen displays, electronic checklist.
    • Simulator
    Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
    • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
    • content_paste The MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
    • MilitaryJet
    Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum
    • local_airportMikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum
    • content_paste The "Soviet Super Fighter" is what we called it in the 1980's. Modelled here by Deimos. The cockpit interior has bland textures, however that's irrelevant to me because I use a physical cockpit. BUT - it's in the flight model that the MiG wins! Fantastically fluid and responsive. Does it perform accurately at the extremes of the envelope? Well, (1) I wouldn't really know and (2) I don't think ANY of the ac do, and that's down to limitations of the sim's flight modelling. I also enjoy the engine sounds, which use at least 3 different frequencies and change as you move around the airframe. Great fun.
    • MilitaryJetMiGForce
    Mil Mi-290 Taru
    • local_airportMil Mi-290 Taru
    • content_paste "The Mi-290 Taru is a heavy utility helicopter with coaxial rotors and a unique modular construction. Various mission pods allow the Taru to serve many different roles. The helicopter can also transport light vehicles thanks to sling loading capabilities. "
    • CombatRotary WingFictional
    North American B-45 Tornado
    • local_airportNorth American B-45 Tornado
    • content_paste The virtual cockpit is good and combined with the pop-up Altimeter - Airspeed and Rate of Climb panel makes it a good choice for visual flights.
    • MilitaryBomber
    North American F-102 Delta Dagger
    • local_airportNorth American F-102 Delta Dagger
    • content_paste The '102 had a dual-stick control system where the pilot controled the radar with one hand and flew with the other. The Dagger was also unique for a fighter in that it carried missiles internally.
    • MilitaryFighterBomber
    Pipistrel Virus
    • local_airportPipistrel Virus
    • content_paste "two-seat, single engine light aircraft, manufactured by Pipistrel in Slovenia and Italy, and sold as an ultralight, homebuilt kit, or light-sport aircraft." - Wiki
    • Military
    Sukhoi Su-11 Fishpot
    • local_airportSukhoi Su-11 Fishpot
    • content_paste "The Su-11 first went into service in 1968 as a replacement for the ageing Su-7 and Su-9 and benefited from its predecessors' extensive combat history in other Warsaw Pact countries. It was designed as an all-weather interceptor and had a phenomenal climb rate, with a service ceiling of 55,000 ft."
    • Military
    Tupolev Tu-142 Bear
    • local_airportTupolev Tu-142 Bear
    • content_paste Being the fastest prop aircraft in the world and having an extraordinarily long range makes the Tu-142 the ideal choice for a weekend away!
    • MilitaryBomber
    Tupolev Tu-16 Badger
    • local_airportTupolev Tu-16 Badger
    • content_paste "In 1952 the first Tu-16 ( NATO Reporting name 'Badger' ) flew and represented the new generation of Soviet bombers to be produced during the 1950s. Built in large numbers, some 2000 were made before production ended in 1960."
    • MilitaryBomber
    Yaklovlev Yak-28 Firebar
    • local_airportYaklovlev Yak-28 Firebar
    • content_paste Quite a handful around the circuit this one but heaps of power. The low- slung design reminds me of 1950's American autos.
    • MilitaryJet
    Zlin Shock Ultra
    • local_airportZlin Shock Ultra
    • content_paste Cruise ~ 80kts | Sightseeing. Excellent visibility. | VERY short take off and landing. Can operate on most terrain. | Evolution: Piper Cub > Zlin Shock Cub > Zlin Shock Ultra (ultralight) | Ac modelled phenomenonally well by Asobo. Livery by Donka.
    • CivilPropSight SeeingMiGForce
    Eurofighter Typhoon
    • local_airportEurofighter Typhoon
    • content_paste "There are not too many aircraft that can pull a loop in dry power from level flight," explains Chris Worning. "Most would just exit the envelope."
    • MilitaryFighterJet
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