Stock offerings…

“Some plane manufacturers opted out and don’t want to be part of flight simulators,” explained Jorg Neumann in February 2021. “There isn’t much I can do about that, but obviously we have relationships with Boeing, Airbus and others, and that means I can go and say, ‘Hey, I would like to have not just the planes flyable licensed but either your entire fleet’ or whatever I can possible get from them. I call these Passive Planes: they’re not flyable, and the cockpit is sort of modeled but you can’t really do anything. They’re just there to show the right traffic in the air and on the tarmac.”

Up to thirty aircraft were available with the initial installation of the game. Five more followed with the Game of the Year version, while an additional seven were included with the 40th Anniversary Edition (which also introduced helicopters and gliders). The range is dependent upon the tier you select (either Standard, Deluxe or Premium Deluxe). You can always upgrade to the level that includes the aircraft you specifically desire, but that is not cost-effective, so it is important that you compare and contrast the craft available in each tier below before making your choice.

First up, these are the aircraft available in the Standard Edition (the one I have), the Game of the Year free upgrade and the 40th Anniversary Edition:

Airliners (2):

Airbus A310-300

Airbus A320neo (neo is short for new engine option)

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Drone (1):


Gliders (2):

DG Aviation LS8-18

DG-1001E neo

Helicopters (2):

Guimbal Cabri G2

Bell 407

Jets (2):

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

Cessna Citation CJ4

Propellers (single engine) (15):

Aviat Pitts Special S1S (biplane)

Aviat Pitts Special S2S (biplane)

Beech Aircraft Beechcraft Bonanza G36

Cessna 152

Cessna 172 Skyhawk (G1000)

CubCrafters NXCub

CubCrafters XCub

Diamond DA40-NG

Extra 330LT

Flight Design CTSL



Robin DR400-100 Cadet

Robin Cap 10

Zlin Savage Cub

Propellers (twin engine) (1):

Diamond DA62

Turboprops (single engine) (3):

Cessna 208B Grand Caravan

Daher TBM 930

Pilatus PC-6 Porter

Turboprops (twin engine) (1):

Beech Aircraft Beechcraft King Air 350i

If you opt for the Deluxe Edition, you get five additional propeller aircraft:

Single engine (4):

Cessna 152 Aerobat

Cessna 172 Skyhawk (steam gauges)

Diamond DA40-TDI

Diamond DV20

Twin engine (1):

Beech Aircraft Baron G58

A further five aircraft are exclusive to the Premier Deluxe Edition:

Airliners (1):

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Jets (1):

Cessna Citation Longitude

Propellers (single engine) (3):

Cirrus SR22

Pipistrel Virus SW 121

Zlin Shock Ultra

Historical (7):

Wright Flyer

Curtiss JN-4 Jenny

Ryan NVP Spirit of St. Louis

Douglas DC-3

Grumman G-21 Goose

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

Hughes H-4 Hercules

In September 2021, Microsoft began adding planes, dubbed “Local Legends”, to frequently coincide with World Updates. For World Update 6, they opted for Germany’s 1930s-era tri-engine Junkers Ju 52, and made it available in the marketplace for $15.

World Update 7, in February 2022, saw the release of the Fokker F.VII.

March’s World Update 8 brought the Dornier Do J Wal.

Local Legend IV, in May 2022, was the twin-hulled Savoia-Marchetti S.55.

In late 2021, Microsoft launched the Reno Air Races. It included 40 planes (really just four planes with ten liveries each): ten North American P-51 Mustangs, ten North American T-6 Texans, ten Aero L-39 Albatross and ten Aviat Pitts Special S1Ss. The full collection is $60, with an expansion pack for those who just want one of each plane.

Local Legend V, released in June 2022, was the Beechcraft Model 18. VI was the Junkers F 13, while September’s VII was the Cessna 195 Businessliner.

The de Havilland DHC-4 Caribou was the Local Legend VIII, issued in February 2023. Available in the marketplace for $15.

Third-party offerings…

There is also a plethora of third-party aircraft on offer (some payware, many free), with the list growing at an admirable rate. “I feel like we are in harmony with the community,” said Jorg Neumann in July 2021. “I knew third parties and freeware existed, but the degree with which people jump into this is crazy. I want to believe that people think we’re very genuine and work as hard as we can. I acknowledge that we have shortcomings, but we try to make things better. It feels incredibly healthy to make, and it’s fascinating to think where we could be three, four or five years from now with this type of energy and passion going into it.”

“From the get-go, we talked to third parties. Their career and livelihood depend on the things they do, and we wanted to be respectful of that. We thought that it we overshoot too far, we are actually damaging those people’s businesses. We clearly don’t want that. That’s why we decided not to take our airliners to study-level. Could we have done it? Sure. It would have taken longer, but it was possible. But then at some point, there is no more third-party ecosystem. We were trying to find the right balance.”

As of February 16, 2023, 546 aircraft have either been released or are in various stages of development. 196 aircraft have been released for the platform in various repositories, and 141 are available in the in-sim marketplace. 194 aircraft have been announced by the multitude of developers, while 156 have not been announced but are in production. The below also includes selections from the simulator’s developer, Asobo, which were released long after the simulator was.

This is a selection of the aircraft available at the time of writing. Descriptions of the plane and information on the developers are further down. Some enthusiasts like to obsess about what’s in the pipeline from developers, but there is a considerable amount of hyperbole involved, because the need to whet people’s appetites is, it seems, another way of the current world. What’s more, there have been several instances where projects have been abandoned because another developer released the same aircraft either at a more affordable price or invested more time in its quality. Similarly, there have been occasions where a developer has been working on a plane and, after rumors of another dev working on the same one, have rushed their version out to cash in.

Note: I have excluded all products released by Bredok3d, Big Tire Studio, MScenery, VirtualCol and Captain Sim due to their poor reception from the community. Also, some craft you might see mentioned on the web have seemingly been abandoned in a poor state (such as the Yak-52 – as of February 2023, at least), so they aren’t included here.

Also note that performance modifications to existing planes, such as those by GotGravel and Bagolu, can be found on the Tweaks page.


Airbus A318

Airbus A319

Airbus A320

Airbus A320ceo

Airbus A321

Airbus A330-900neo

Boeing 314 Clipper

Boeing 737 (600 to 900)

Boeing 767-300ER

Bombardier CRJ 550

Bombardier CRJ 700

Bombardier CRJ 900

Bombardier CRJ 1000

British Aerospace 146


Farman F.60 Goliath (biplane)

McDonnell Douglas MD-80


Schempp-Hirth Discus-2c

Madolo+B21 AS 33 Me

SG38 Schulgleiter


A-10 Thunderbolt

Aermacchi MB-339A

Aermacchi MB-339 MLU

Aermacchi MB-330 PAN

Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master

Bede BD-5J

British Aerospace Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Warrior

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

Cessna 510 Mustang

Cessna T-37B Tweet

Cirrus SF50 Vision G2

de Havilland Venom DH-112 Mk4

Fairchild A10-C Thunderbolt II

Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat

Fiat-Aeritalia G.91

Fouga CM.170 Magister

General Dynamics F-16 C, D and I Fighting Falcon

Grumman F-14 A/B Tomcat

Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat

Hawker Hunter

Honda HA-420 HondaJet

Lockheed FRF-104G Starfighter

Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II

Lockheed Martin TF-104

Lockheed P-3N Orion

McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk

McDonnell Douglas F-15 C, D, E and I Eagles

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk

McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis

Sukhoi SU-57 Felon

Vought F-8E Crusader

Military Transport:

Airbus A400M

Antonov An-225 Mriya

C-160 Transall

Propellers (single engine):

Aeropakt A22-LS Foxbat

Aero-Works Aerolite 103 (rear propeller)

Antonov An-2 (biplane)

Aviat Husky A-1C

B&K Technik FK9 Mark 4

Beagle Aircraft Scottish Bulldog

Beechcraft Bonanza Debonair 35-E33

Beechcraft Bonanza H35 V-Tail

Beechcraft Bonanza V35

Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing (biplane)

Blackwing BW 635RG

Blériot XI (biplane)

Caproni Vizzola C22 Ventura

Caudron C.430 “Rafale” (monoplane)

Cessna 140

Cessna 170B

Cessna 182T Skylane

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog

Chilton D.W.1A

Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

de Havilland Tiger Moth (biplane)

Dorand AR1 A2 200 (biplane)

EMB200 Ipanema Crop Duster

Edgley EA-7 Optica (rear propeller)

Focke-Wulf Piaggio

Fokker Dr.I Triplane

Globe Swift GC-1A

GotGravel Vertigo

Granville Brothers Gee Bee R3 Special

Granville Brothers Gee Bee Model Z Super Sportster

Granville Brothers Gee Bee Model R-2 Super Sportster

Grob Tutor T1

Grumman F3F-2 (biplane)

Grumman G164-B (biplane)

Hawker Hurricane MK I

Hughes H-1 Racer

Jabiru J160

Jabiru J170

Kitfox Speedster Series 7

Maule M7-235

Ménestrel HN-433/434

Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun

Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea

Mooney M20R Ovation

Morane-Saulnier D-3801

Nieuport 17 (biplane)

Nieuport 24 (biplane)

Noorduyn Norseman

North American Aviation P-51 Mustang


Pasped Skylark (monoplane)

Pilatus PC-6 Porter

Pilatus PC-12

Pilatus PC-21

Piper PA-28 Archer II

Piper PA-28R-201 Arrow III (available from both Carenado and Just Flight)

Piper PA-28R-201 Turbo Arrow III

Piper PA-28R-201 Turbo Arrow IV

Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II

Polaris Amphibious Ultralight

PT-17 Stearman (biplane)

PZL-104 Wilga

Quest Kodiak 100 Series II

Rans S6S Coyote II

Robin DR250-160 Capitaine

Rutan Long-EZ (rear propeller)

Rutan Model 202 Boomerang

Ryan Navion

Ryan Navion Super

Ryan ST-A Special (monoplane)

SeaRey Elite (monoplane)

SIAI-Marchetti S.205

Sopwith Triplane

Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXc

Tecnam P92

Top Rudder 103 Solo

Trinidad TB21 GT

Van’s RV-7 and RV7A

Van’s RV-8

Van’s RV-10

Van’s RV-14

VGP Powerstol

Vought FG-1D Corsair

WACO YMF5 (biplane)

Whittaker MW6

XtremeAir Sbach 342

Yakovlev Yak-18T

Zenith CH701 STOL

Zlin Savage Cub Grravel

Propellers (twin engine):

ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600

Boeing 247D

Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

Britten-Norman BN-2A Trislander

Camair 480 Twin Navion

Canadair CL-215

Canadair CL-415

Cessna 310R

Cessna 414 Chancellor

Cessna C337 Skymaster

de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk

de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante

Grumman Goose G21A Redux II

Grumman Goose JRF-6B

Grumman G-44 Widgeon

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

Lockheed Electra 10A

MC-15 Cri-Cri

Partenavia P68B

Piper PA-44 Seminole

Piper PA-34 Seneca

Propellers (quad engine):

Douglas DC-6

Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation

Short Brothers Short Stirling

In detail…

The only real early option for jet airliners was the Airbus A330-900neo by headwind (free). I did try the 747-8 mod from salty, but was never happy with it. At the time of writing, others agree, given its 3.54-out-of-5 rating.

Arguably the most anticipated of all the aircraft now available in the sim was the Douglas DC-6 from PMDG. It finally saw light on June 18, 2021, almost a year into the simulator’s life, with an introductory price of $55.

PMDG DC6 | Real Pilot | Detailed Review + Full Flight | Microsoft Flight Simulator – Into the Blue Simulations, YouTube

Redwing Sim have developed a version of another four-engine craft, the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, available for $50.

PMDG followed up the DC-6 almost a year later with the first iteration of the Boeing 737 third-generation line. The 737-700 was $70 to begin with, rising to $75 for those who passed the gullible test (and after the release of the 737-600). The 737-800 will also be $75, while the 737-600 will be around $15 less. The 737-900, released in February 2023, was $50.

RHDSimulations released the Boeing 767-300ER in March 2023. Available for $27.

Another eagerly awaited released, the Concorde, finally saw daylight in March 2022, the work of DC Designs. It is available, from Just Flight, for $40. Sim Update 9 broke it quite badly (or, rather, DC Designs wasn’t prepared for Sim Update 9).

DC Designs Concorde MSFS – Easy Tutorial | Full Flight – TiJayFLY, YouTube

Leonardo Software House’s debut release, in April 2022, was the McDonnell Douglas MD-80, nicknamed the Mad Dog. It is $79. A -83/-88 expansion was added for $27.

The Most Expensive Addon in MSFS – is it worth the price? | Leonardo MD-82 “Maddog” Full Review – Into the Blue Simulations, YouTube

Around the same time, Just Flight’s British Aerospace 146 hit the virtual shelves. Eight variants and 39 liveries are included in the $65 price.

Just Flight 146 Professional – A Brilliant Little Jet! | Full Review | Microsoft Flight Simulator – Into the Blue Simulations, YouTube

The flurry of releases in spring 2022 continued with a version of the A320 from Fenix Simulations that appears to blow FlyByWire’s efforts out of the water. For starters, it has a “proper, full cabin.” You can open the cockpit door and walk back through the plane. It also has an entire suite of analog instrumentation: a Digital Distance and Radio Magnetic Indicator (DDRMI), an Attitude Direction Indicator (ADI), altimeter and a metric altimeter. There is a dedicated livery manager, allowing you to have a custom installation folder of livery selections (available in the native 8K or downscaled by 50%). Its price is $62.

LatinVFR’s debut offering, in July 2022, was the A321neo. It is $25 in the marketplace. This was followed a few months later by the A319 ($25 via the marketplace) and A320ceo (current engine option) for $30, also in the marketplace. Their A318 followed in January 2023. $18 in the marketplace.

In March 2023, PILOT’S released the Boeing 314 Clipper, a flying boat airliner from the 1930s and 1940s. It is $31.

At the end of May 2022, Marwan Gharib released the HJet HA-420 HondaJet for $25. Unfortunately, it was made available only in the in-sim marketplace initially.


The Aermacchis are Italian-built military jet trainers and light attack aircraft. The versions in the sim come courtesy of publishers IndiaFoxtEcho (IFE) Visual Simulations. Both the MB-339A and the MB-339PAN together are available for $24. (Also available for purchase in the simulator’s marketplace, but I think it’s nice to purchase directly from the vendor.)

In October 2022, IFE released the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master military jet for $24.

A month later, Flight FX issued the Cirrus SF50 Vision G2, available in the marketplace for $25.

VrilleAPlat released, for free on, the Cessna T-37B Tweet jet trainer. It was given excellent reviews.

The Cessna L-19 Bird Dog is a fantastic experience to fly. Published by Black Box Simulation, it is available for $30.


The Jabiru J160 and J170 pairing, built by the eponymous Australian company and published for the sim by IRIS Simulations, are also fun to take into the sky. $25 gets you both. Also available in the marketplace. IRIS released, in August 2021, the German-built Grob Tutor T1 for $30. In October 2022, they released the Pilatus PC-21 for $35.

Bert Rutan’s Long-EZ is another release from IndiaFoxtEcho. It is priced at $18. Also available in the marketplace. Technotech released a free version of Rutan’s Boomerang, of which only one was made. Available for free on user Parorng has released the Robin DR250-160 Captaine for free.


IFE’s third release, in partnership with MilViz, is McDonnell Douglas’ T-45C Goshawk. It is $30. In January 2022, they released the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for $28.


From Carenado: Weaver Aircraft Company’s (WACO) YMF5 ($15), the Piper PA-44 Seminole ($30), the Cessna T182 Skylane ($30), the Cessna 170B and the Mooney M20R Ovation ($30). The twin-engine Cessna C337 Skymaster followed in the new year of 2022. It seems to be well received, with the caveat of its being “by Carenado”, who have historically been bad at updating their released products. The Skymaster has a GNS530 by default, but has an option to integrate the GTN750. It’s available only in the sim’s marketplace, for $30.

In 2022, Carenado released the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing, for $15, in the marketplace. The Beechcraft Bonanza V35, released in August as part of the simulator’s “Famous Flyer” series, followed. They also unveiled Pilatus PC-12 in September, priced at $25.

sal1800 released a free version of the 170B in January 2022.

Another biplane, the Dorand AR1, a First World War-era reconnaissance craft, was released by realPhysics for $11.

DC Designs’ biplane is the PT-17 Stearman, available for $15.

A Microsoft/ATSimulation partnership resulted in the Antonov An-2, which was released in the marketplace in March 2023 for $15.


Carenado released the Piper PA-28 Arrow III for $25 and the Seneca V for $30. Just Flight also released a version of the Arrow for $45. A turbo version of the III (and, additionally, the IV) followed a few months later. (If you purchase the two Just Flight versions as a bundle, you can get them for $65.) In January 2023, they released the Archer II, available for $20 in the marketplace.

Just Flight released the Piper Warrior II in July 2021 for $45. There is a 25% discount for those who purchased the Arrows in the Just Flight store.

Just Flight Piper PA-28 Warrior II | In-Depth Review with Real Commercial Instructor | FS2020 – Fly From Home, YouTube

Wing42 have released the Blériot XI from the pioneer era of aviation. In 1909, Louis Blériot was the first to fly across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air aircraft, and this was that aircraft. It is priced at $23.70, is available on either the marketplace or via the Wing42 website, and is very tricky to fly.

Wing42’s next release, in March 2022, was the Boeing 247D, available for $20.

Wing42 Boeing 247D Review And Tutorial How To Start | Amazing Aircraft + Amazing Price | MSFS 2020 – Byemoonmen, YouTube

FlyBoy Simulations released the Rans S6S Coyote II in March 2023, for $15.

HCG Digital Arts debuted with the Hughes H-1 Racer in November 2022 for $16.

The rear-propeller Aero-Works Aerolite 103 has been published by Nemeth Designs. It doesn’t appear to be available via their website; instead, you can get it from SimMarket here for $19. Nemeth have also released the Yakovlev Yak-18T in the marketplace. It is $20. They followed this up with the SIAI-Marchetti S.205 in 2022, for $20, and the high-wing Partenavia P.68B, for $19.

Orbx also released a rear-propeller craft, the Edgley EA-7 Optica for $15. I’m happy with the free version on, however. They also issued the PAC P-750 XSTOL for $24 and, in May 2023, the Swedish-made Blackwing BW 635RG for $20.


FlyingIron Simulations released the Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXc for $27. Aeroplane Heaven announced it would be releasing the Mark 1A, although it didn’t see the light of day until September 2021 ($33). They also released a Cessna 140 – available for $29. FlyingIron followed up the Spitfire with the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, for $32, in September 2021, and Aeroplane Heaven did likewise with the Lockheed Electra 10A, available for $32.

FlyingIron released the Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat in September 2022 for $30.

MSFS | SPITFIRE IX | BIG UPDATE | FlyingIron Simulations – SimHanger Flight Simulation, YouTube

Aeroplane Heaven released the P-51D Mustang in January 2022, for $36. Six months later, they released the Globe Swift GC-1A for $22.

Bear Studios released the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis in March 2023, for $27.

MilViz’s debut solo release is the Vought FG-1D Corsair fighter bomber, available for $40. They followed it up with the Pilatus PC-6 Porter, for $30. Asobo released its own version in November 2021. In May 2022, MilViz released the Cessna 310R for $40.

The most comprehensive MSFS addon to date? | MILVIZ Cessna 310R | Full Review – Into the Blue Simulations, YouTube

Aerosoft’s first aircraft offering was the Bombardier CRJ (Canadair Regional Jet) 550ER and 700ER. It’s a steep $50; however, it was the first attempt at achieving that oft-used “study level” descriptor. They followed these up in November 2021 with the CRJ 900 and CRJ 1000. It installs as an extension of the 550 and 700, so it assumed you have these prior to purchase. As such, its price is a little lower, at $20. They followed this up with the twin-engine turboprop DHC-6 Twin Otter, available for $33. The DHC-1 Chipmunk also arrived, for $29.

Ant’s Airplanes’ first release, in September 2022, was the de Havilland Tiger Moth. It is $16.

A partnership between Microsoft and Hans Hartmann resulted in the Aerei da Trasporto Regionale (ATR) 42-600 and 72-600, a twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliner. It is $20 in the marketplace.

In October 2022, Aerosoft released the SeaRey Elite in partnership with FlightSim Studio. It is $15.

Wookiee’s Hanger has released the Grumman Goose G21A Redux II as freeware. I initially thought it was good, but that opinion waned over time, after experiencing other aircraft. FlySimWare released the Grumman G44 Widgeon in 2021 for $30. Aeroplane Heaven released the Grumman F3F-2 in January 2022 for $29. Big Radials released the Grumman Goose JRF-6B in March 2022 for $27.

Big Radials – Grumman Goose | Full Review | Microsoft Flight Simulator – Into the Blue Simulations, YouTube

A free version of the Grumman G164-B biplane, by KRCustoms, can be found here. A “work in progress,” it hasn’t been updated since November 2021.

FlySimWare released the twin-engine Cessna 414 Chancellor in March 2022. It is $40.

First Impressions – Flysimware Cessna 414AW Chancellor BETA | MSFS 2020 – The Flying Dad, YouTube

The Michel Colomban-designed MC-15 Cri-Cri, by ATSimulations, is the smallest twin-engine aircraft ever made. It is priced at $15. Also by ATS, the Focke-Wulf Piaggio 149D is $25.

In January 2023, Red Wing Simulations released the Farman F.60 Goliath, the 1930s French airliner. $30.

Pilot Experience Sim released the single-prop Maule M7-235. It is $28, available in the marketplace, SimMarket and iniBuilds.

iniBuilds also released the Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun for $18. Available through their store.

The Zenith CH701 STOL, by SimWorksStudios, is also $25. They also have the Quest Kodiak 100 Series II for $40 and the Van’s RV-10 and RV-14, both for around $16. They released an amphibious version of the Kodiak in October 2022, also for around $16.

VGP released the Powerstol ultralight for $11, including a float version. Rara-Avis Sims have gone with the Whittaker MW6, available for free on


The Fiat-Aeritalia G.91 has been released by Sim Skunk Works for $24. They also issued a Lockheed Martin TF-104 G for $34 and a Lockheed FRF-104G Starfighter for $22.

A four-plane McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagles collection has been released by DC Designs. For the princely sum of $41, you get the C, D, E and I Eagles. They released the McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II in November 2022 for $31 and the F/A-18C Hornet in January 2023. Freeware via Excellent reviews.

In December 2021, SC Designs released the General Dynamics F-16 C, D and I Fighting Falcons. It is priced at $35.

The Sukhoi SU-57 Felon is available in the sim’s marketplace for $10.

DC’s Grumman F-14 A/B Tomcat was released by Just Flight in August 2021, priced at $35. There are four paint schemes for the A and three for the B. They also released the BAE Hawk T1/A in October 2021. It is $50, however.

Steve-E & Yurikairi released the Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat in January 2023. It is $38.

The Short Brothers’ Short Stirling four-engine bomber was released in March 2023 by Virtavia. It is $26.

MScenery released the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, in December 2022, for $20.

Deimos Inc. released the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II in 2023.

topmachstudios has released a free version of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

TouchingCloud have made the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Warrior, available for free on

Roland Laborie entered the fray in late September 2021 with the F8-E Vought Crusader, for $35. His follow-up, the Canadair CL-215 was, shall we say, not a hit. Neither was the CL-415.

AzurPoly released the Bede BD-5J in September 2021. It has good reviews, and is available for $13.50. Next from them was the Fouga CM.170 Magister jet-fighter trainer, for $23, while the C-160 Transall followed in May 2023 for $33.

Also in the military-transport line of aircraft, the Airbus A400M was released by Roland Laborie in May 2023. It is $33, and was given poor initial reviews.

Microsoft and iniBuilds released the iconic and now-destroyed Antonov An-225 Mriya for $20, available in the marketplace.


Lionheart Creations issued the Trinidad TB21 GT, a turbocharged four-seater. It includes 22 paint schemes, three versions of the interior theme, three instrument panel colours and 4K textures with bump mapping. $25 and it’s yours. The first release, on 28 January 2021, wasn’t great. They returned with the QAC Quickie Q200 for $24. In December 2022, they released the Pasped W-1 Skylark for $15.

Black Box Simulation’s second release is the Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, a twin-engine light utility aircraft first built in the UK in the 1960s. Its $30 price tag is very reasonable, especially when we consider it comes in three variants (a BN-2-2A-2 base version, a BN2B-20 with elongated nose, and a military version for the Maltese Armed Forces) and with twenty liveries. They released the Trislander in May 2022. It has three variants: BN2-2A Mk III-2 with three bladed props on the wings, one with two bladed props, a cargo variant and a Mk III-1 short-nosed original. It is $31.

Microsoft Flight Simulator | BN2 Islander | Great Fun!! – OverKill Simulations, YouTube

Black Box’s third release was Beagle Aircraft’s Scottish Aviation Bulldog. It is $28.

The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is another piece of freeware. It comes with several liveries (including those for the air forces of the U.S., UK, Australia and Canada, amongst a couple of others).

NextGen Simulations released their version of the Embraer EMB 110 Bandierante for $35.

FlightSim Studio released an early-access version of the Embraer E175 in January 2023. It is $44.


BlueMesh have released the Polaris Amphibious Ultralight for $10. A “big announcement” from them is/was due in October or November 2021. It transpired that they had partnered with Microsoft to provide the North American P-51 Mustang for the Reno Air Races.

For the same price, Asobo released the Top Rudder 103 Solo Ultralight. Asobo also released the Aviat Husky A1-C, a single-engine high-wing two-seater, in August 2021. It is $15.

Cockspur released the Aeropakt A-22-LS Foxbat, a Ukrainian ultralight. It is $16. They followed this up in September 2022 with the Cessna 510 Mustang. It is $26. user deejing has released a free version each of the Van’s RV-7 and RV-7A, available here, and the B&F Technik FK9 Mark 4, available here. Terrainy Studios released the RV-8 in September 2022 for $19.

Big Radials’ debut release for the sim is the Curtiss P-40B Tomahawk. It is $27. They followed it up, in August 2021, with the Nieuport 17 biplane, which is available for $19. They also released the Noorduyn Norseman in 2023. $20.

FlySimWare released the Nieuport 24 in December 2022. It was $12 in beta.

Flight Replicas released, in February 2023, the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, for $28 in the marketplace. It was also released, a few months earlier, by iniBuilds, originally for $14, but $19 at the time of writing.

B4Gunner@Hangar Studios released the Camair 480 Twin Navion, available in the marketplace for $15.

In December 2022, LivToAir released the XtremeAir Sbach 342, a German monoplane, for $17.

MScenery has released the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt, available for $15.

Miltech Simulations’ airborne debut in the MSFS community was the Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey for $34.

A1R Design Bureau have issued a Ryan ST-A Special, a low-wing monoplane. It is on offer for $20, and has excellent reviews. They also released, in March 2023, the Chilton D.W.1A, a vintage British sporting monoplane, for $16.

Another monoplane, the Caudron C.430 “Rafale”, from BlueMesh, is available for $12.

Got Friends’ debut release is the Gee Bee R3 Special, a concept modern racing aerobatic aircraft that has never been built as a real full-scale aircraft. It is $15. In December 2022, they released the PZL-104 Wilga 35/80 Series for $35.

For the same price, Carenado released the Gee Bee Model Z and Model R-2 Super Sportsters in the in-sim marketplace.

Bonanza Debonair

BRSimDesigns have released the EMB200 Ipanema Crop Duster for $21. It has decent reviews. They followed this up, in September 2021, with the Bonanza Debonair 35-E33, which is an earlier (late 1960s) model of the G36 in the sim. Only 116 were ever built. $30. Two months later, they released the Bonanza H35 V-Tail for $28.

French VFR have recreated Henri Nicollier’s Ménestrel HN-433/434. Available for free on

AeroSachs released the Tecnam P92 Echo Classic in January 2023, available for $22.

Also on for free, the Sopwith Triplane. The same user, Fsadni, has made a Hawker Hurricane MK I. Another Hawker, the Hunter, was also released for free on said website. The package, the work of Dave Garwood, contains ten different marks and 22 paint schemes.

Mario Noriega Designs released a version of the Caproni Vizzola Ventura in August 2021. A “fully aerobatic, very light jet”, it has a service ceiling of 25,000 feet. It is $11.

Swissmilsim have made a Morane-Saulnier D-3801 fighter, on offer for $33. They also released the de Havilland Venom DH-112 Mk4, in January 2023, for $30.

GotFriends (a colloborative effort between Jonx, GotGravel, 270 Inc. and Mykrode) released a version of the Schempp-Hirth Discus-2c glider in November 2021. A follow-up to their Discus-2b, it is available for free on MADoloSimulations has released the AS 33 Me on the same platform.

Mykrode has released the Fokker DR1 Triplane for free on