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Microsoft Flight Simulator MiG-21bis released; Freeware Airbus A321 Announced; 2023 FlightSimExpo dates announced

Third-party developers released a new aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator and unveiled another, while a relevant flight sim event got the first details.

First, the MiG-21bis was released on the official marketplace within the simulator.

This aircraft has been in development by GKS for a long time and is currently available for $39.99.

The pack includes 12 different liveries, which you can see in the gallery below.

The freeware developer Qbit has announced an Airbus A321. The aircraft will use FlyByWire systems and will come with a semi-custom flight deck on the external model.

It’s releasing “soon” and you can see what it looks like below.

If you want to learn more about the development, you can visit the developer’s Discord server.

Finally, the next edition of the long-running FlightSimExpo got the first details, including date and location.

It will be held June 23-25, 2023 at the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston, Texas.

This is how the Flight Simulation Association officially describes the event.

“FlightSimExpo is one of the world’s largest conferences and exhibitions for flight simulation. The event has welcomed more than 3,500 attendees to events in Las Vegas, Orlando and San Diego since 2018. Following the success of the hybrid model in 2021, the upcoming show will again offer the opportunity to attend in person in Houston or to view a live stream of the presentations and announcements from anywhere in the world.

In 2023, the in-person component of FlightSimExpo will take place at the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Airport (EFD). The 130,000 square foot museum and learning center accommodates more than 2,000 visitors in two air-conditioned hangars. The facility also hosts the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame and several aviation learning exhibits, including certified Redbird flight training equipment, which will be available to attendees.

Saturday 24th June and Sunday 25th June will be held at the Lone Star Flight Museum. Nestled among warbirds, fighter jets and drones, attendees will find hands-on flight simulation exhibits where they can try out the latest flight simulation software and hardware. The speaker rooms will host how-to seminars, educational discussions and announcements from some of the biggest developers in simulation. As in previous years, there will be an additional series of group discussions on Friday before the main weekend event.

The museum is a 15-minute drive from Hobby Airport (HOU), 35 minutes from the Intercontinental (IAH), and approximately 15 minutes from nearby attendee hotels. Located at Ellington Airport (EFD), the museum also has airside access, allowing attendees to fly to the event in their own aircraft for the first time. The area is one of America’s largest aerospace hubs: Houston is a hub for two major airlines, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston, and more. As in previous years, discounts on hotels, flights, car rentals and more will be available to attendees.”

The press release included a comment from organizer and FSA co-founder Phil Coyle:

“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s venue. It’s the perfect backdrop for the FlightSimExpo exhibition space and a fantastic city for aerospace fans like us!”

We also get comment from FSA co-founder Evan Reiter.

“Secure the dates, think of plans but please don’t lock down your trip just yet. As always, we are working with local hotels, airlines, car rental options and attractions to secure discounted rates for our attendees. We expect amazing add-on experiences at NASA, air traffic control facilities and more – and you want the full picture before you book.”

If you want to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator addons, you can check out our recent reviews of Fenix ​​Airbus A320, West Virginia International Yeager Airport, Kansai International Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, View Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Great Britain Central, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City & Airport , Fort Lauderdale Airport , Chongqing City & Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, CRJ 550/700, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F-15 Eagle, Par is City Pack, G larger Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow.

We also just published a review of the Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition which is a great controller for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review, which will tell you everything you need to know about the game from Asobo Studio.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam as well as Xbox Series X|S.

https://twinfinite.net/2022/06/microsoft-flight-simulator-mig-21bis-airbus-a321-flightsimexpo/ Microsoft Flight Simulator MiG-21bis released; Freeware Airbus A321 Announced; 2023 FlightSimExpo dates announced

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