Cessna 172
    • Cessna 172

    • Probably the most popular training aircraft ever produced.
    • tagCivil
    Bell 206 JetRanger
    • Bell 206 JetRanger

    • " 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.
    • tagCivilRotary Wing
    • Boeing 747-8

    • "Wide-body airliner... the last and largest variant of the 747".
    • tagCivil
    Airbus A320neo
    • Airbus A320neo

    • "A320neo family is a development of the A320 family of narrow-body airliners" ca. 2010
    • tagCivil
    Convair B-36 Peacemaker
    • Convair B-36 Peacemaker

    • 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.
    • tagMilitaryBomber
    Beechcraft Bonanza
    • Beechcraft Bonanza

    • "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
    • tagCivil
    CAP Industries CAP 10
    • CAP Industries CAP 10

    • "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
    • tagCivil
    • Boeing CH-67 Huron

    • "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."
    • tagCombatRotary WingFictional
    Flight Design CT
    • Flight Design CT

    • "Family of high-wing, tricycle undercarriage, two seat, ultralight and light-sport aircraft" - Wikipedia
    • tagTrainer
    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
    • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

    • 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!
    • tagMilitaryFighterBomber
    McDonnell / McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    • McDonnell / McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

    • 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.
    • tagMilitary
    • Bell H-13 Sioux

    • "The United States Army first ordered Bell 47s in 1948 under the designation H-13. These would later receive the name Sioux." - Wikipedia
    • tagMilitary
    Hawker Hunter
    • Hawker Hunter

    • "... 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."
    • tagMilitary
    Gloster Javelin
    • Gloster Javelin

    • 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.
    • tagMilitary
    Gloster Meteor
    • Gloster Meteor

    • 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.
    • tagMilitary
    • Mil Mi-290 Taru

    • "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. "
    • tagCombatRotary WingFictional
    Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
    • Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot

    • 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'!
    • tagMilitaryJet
    Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum
    • Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 Fulcrum

    • airline_seat_recline_extra MiG-29 Fulcrum (Deimos Inc.)
    • precision_manufacturingSim ac 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.
    • tagMilitaryJetMiGForce
    MiGPit Mk.I
    • MiGPit Mk.I

    • 1992. My first functioning cockpit was hard wired with switchboard technology under the hood. It provided many many hours of fun!
    • tagSimulator
    Lockheed P-3 Orion
    • Lockheed P-3 Orion

    • "Its extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform."
    • tagMilitary
    Avro Shackleton
    • Avro Shackleton

    • A development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
    • tagMilitaryBomber
    Zlin Shock Ultra
    • Zlin Shock Ultra

    • 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.
    • tagCivilPropSight Seeing
    Cirrus SR22
    • Cirrus SR22

    • " development of the Cirrus SR20, with a larger wing, higher fuel capacity, and a more powerful, 310-horsepower (231 kW) engine"
    • tagCivil
    Sukhoi Su-11 Fishpot
    • Sukhoi Su-11 Fishpot

    • "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."
    • tagMilitary
    Tupolev Tu-142 Bear
    • Tupolev Tu-142 Bear

    • 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!
    • tagMilitaryBomber
    Tupolev Tu-16 Badger
    • Tupolev Tu-16 Badger

    • "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."
    • tagMilitaryBomber
    de Havilland Vampire
    • de Havilland Vampire

    • 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!
    • tagMilitary
    de Havilland Venom
    • de Havilland Venom

    • 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.
    • tagMilitary
    Handley-Page Victor
    • Handley-Page Victor

    • 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.
    • tagMilitaryAerial Refuel
    Pipistrel Virus
    • Pipistrel Virus

    • "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
    • tagMilitary
    Avro Vulcan
    • Avro Vulcan

    • To see the mighty Vulcan in action check out the James Bond movie Thunderball. What an utterly fantastic looking aircraft - a flying sculpture!
    • tagMilitaryBomber
    • CubCrafters XCub

    • "traces its lineage to the 1949-vintage Piper PA-18 Super Cub design"- Wiki. Uses carbon fiber/composites.
    • tagCivil
    Embraer EMB 312
    • Embraer EMB 312

    • "The Embraer EMB 312 Tucano (English: Toucan) is a low-wing, tandem-seat, single-turboprop, basic trainer with counter-insurgency capability that was developed in Brazil. The Brazilian Air Force sponsored the EMB-312 project at the end of 1978. Design and development work began in 1979 on a low-cost, relatively simple, new basic trainer with innovative features which eventually became the international standard for basic training aircraft." - Wikipedia
    • tagMilitaryTrainer
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