|| Kevin Trinkle, Bill Alderson, Wolfram Beckert,
Massimo Taccoli and Gene Floyd provide the last update of the year!
For the Civilian section there is Massimo's SIAI's
Marchetti S205. From Kevin is a Douglas DC-9-10 and -20 while Bill submits
a new Boeing 757-200 with moving parts and it is for FS2000. All three of
these aircraft are in the Jetliners section. For the Military Section, Gene
has sent along the Stinson Reliant and Wolfram contributes his first aircraft
in the form of the Lockheed C-130B. Also in the Military section, Massimo
has delivered the Machi MB308, along with FIAT's G46-4B and G59-4B.
Recently we passed the 150,000 mark for visitors to
the site and this update gives us more than 300 files available for
DIRECT downloading! Many thanks to all who've contributed and
visited Freeflight. Finally, as we head into 2000, all of us at
Freeflight Design Shop wish you a happy New Year and we know
some great new tools are coming our way during the year.
SIAI Marchetti S205 by Massimo Taccoli
Stinson Reliant by Gene Floyd
Boeing 757-200 by Bill Alderson
Douglas DC-9-10 by Kevin Trinkle
Douglas DC-9-20 by Kevin Trinkle
FIAT G46-4B by Massimo Taccoli
FIAT G59-4B by Massimo Taccoli
Lockheed C-130B by Johan Crous. Update by Wolfram Beckert
Machi MB308 by Massimo Taccoli
|| Richard Osborne has updated John Kelley's DC-3
to FS98 standards! Kevin Trinkle has done some work on his DC-9-30 and 50
series aircraft to update them to FS98 standards, too. Many thanks to both
Richard and Kevin for their work in these Douglas aircraft!
Douglas DC-9-30/50 by Kevin Trinkle
Douglas DC-3 by John Kelley, update by Richard Osborne
|| Two new contributors to Freeflight arrive on the
scene! Dana McGee has done up the Volpar Turboliner which is a modified
Beechcraft 18 and Gene Floyd provides us with the Stinson 108. Many thanks
to both of you!
Bruce Bridges has updated his documentation for the
DC-9 series of aircraft and Kevin Trinkle has sent along a brand new Boeing
737-300. Also, Steve Baugh has been working very hard at helicopter air files
and has provided a Tutorial on his findings.
Volpar Turboliner by Dana McGee
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30/40/50 by Bruce Bridges - Updated documentation
for engine textures
Boeing 737-300 by Kevin Trinkle/Sam Chin FDE
Stinson 108 by Gene Floyd
FS98/FS2000 .Air File Sections 1400-1404 Helicopter Controls by S. M. Baugh,
|| Bruce Bridges has revamped his DC-9-30/50 and has
a new -40 in his Douglas series of aircraft. The -30 and -50 replace
any previous versions you may have downloaded. Glenn Willumsen who's
been busy of late with "real world" commitments returns with a GA aircraft:
Pipers PA 28-140.
As we start the Holiday season, all of us at
Freeflight wish everyone a very safe and happy time!
Piper PA28-140 Cherokee. Original by Chris Willumsen.
Sam Chin FDE
Douglas DC-9-30. Original by Bruce Bridges. Sam Chin
Douglas DC-9-40. Original by Bruce Bridges. Sam Chin FDE
Douglas DC-9-50. Original by Bruce Bridges. Sam Chin FDE
|| Two great aircraft are here! First a brand
new (and not a Brian Quayle rework) version of the DC-9-30
from Bruce Bridges. And from Chris van Bijlert a rework of Bill Alderson's
Boeing 727-200. These medium distance aircraft are here in FS98/AF99 format.
Great work and thanks to both Bruce and Chris!
Boeing 727-200. Update by Chris van Bijlert of the
Bill Alderson original.
Douglas DC-9-30. Original by Bruce Bridges/Sam Chin FDE.
Douglas DC-9-50. Original by Bruce Bridges/Sam Chin FDE.
|| Some great updates to files which have already
been available! Nick Botamer has been working with Kim Simmelink's Airbus
A-319/320/321 aircraft. Plus Brent Hebert has done up improvements to Bill
Alderson's Boeing 757-200. These are first time entries to Freeflight for
Airbus A-319 IAE and CFM engines. Original by Kim
Simmelink. Update by Nick Botamer.
Airbus A-320 IAE and CFM engines. Original by Kim Simmelink. Update by Nick
Airbus A-321 IAE and CFM engines. Original by Kim Simmelink. Update by Nick
Boeing 757-200. Original by Bill Alderson. Update
by Brent Hebert.
|| Sam Chin has updated the FDE for Bill Alderson's
MD-82 and Sam has included speed charts from Alaska Airlines in this file!
Also, Chris Shelly has made the 737-200 Y2K compliant! That's right, it now
is hush kit equipped so you can fly it in the U.S. after December 31. Many
thanks to both Sam and Chris!
MD-82 Sam Chin
Boeing 737-200 w/Hush Kit Original by Brian Quayle. Updates by Jean-Marc
Chapuzot and Chris Shelly.
|| Our latest update contains a great mix of files
First we have some new contributors: Steve Baugh,
Chris Shelly and Pascal Linder.Great work, guys and thanks for your efforts!
Returning with new updates are: Sam Chin, Johan Crous, Remi Moreau and Richard
Also, Steve Baugh is joining Freeflight as an Associate
and we are pleased to have him come aboard. Steve works with Flight Dynamics,
particularly in older aircraft. He's here to compliment Sam in this important
area of aircraft design.
Massimo Tacolli has won the "Leonardo 2000" award,
this is for the best designed Italian aircraft and those of us who've looked
at Massimo's work know this award is well deserved! This award was
presented by The FIVS (Federazione Italiana Volo Simulato) together
with the Italian Amateur-built Aircraft Association CAP (Club Aviazione
Popolare). Good work, Massimo!
SAAB A-340 Original by Baclawski & Bolton. Update by Pascal Linder.
BAe Jetstream J-41 Sam Chin
Boeing 737-300 Sam Chin
Boeing 727-200 Original by Bill Alderson. Update by Chris Shelly (Kim Simmelink
C-47A (Piston Dakota) Johan Crous
Avro Shackleton MK III Johan Crous
Lockheed C-130B Johan Crous
Bell 206 Jet Ranger Remi Moreau
Baugh Report on Air Files Steve Baugh
Drawing & Texturing using PSP and a Scanner Richard Osborne
|| Gary Jones has come up with a Tutorial on creating
static objects with Flight Shop. Wally Weich has created his first aircraft
for Freeflight and it's in the Business section as the Grumman G-159 Gulfstream
I V1.0. Joseph Cruz-Bello has corrected some problems in his Boeing 757-200
with Rolls Royce engines. He's also redone Bill Alderson's 757 as a 757-300!
In the military section Johan Crous returns with the Douglas C-47A (Dakota)
The Aircraft and Tutorial:
Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I. Wally Weich
Boeing 757-200 w/Rolls Royce Engines. Update by Joseph
Cruz-Bello of his original with Bill Alderson.
Boeing 757-300. Update of Bill Alderson's 757-200 by Joseph Cruz-Bello.
Douglas C-47A (Dakota) Turbine. By Johan Crous.
Static Objects for Flight Shop. By Gary Jones.
|| Bob Seaman has done a Tutorial on the of structural
color codes used in FS aircraft and scenery - these are not the textures;
but, the actual colors used in components and structures. Kevin Trinkle and
Mike Vidal have collaborated on the McDonnell Douglas MD-88 and 90! Kevin
has done up the visual model and Mike has done the FDE. Enjoy!
The Aircraft and Tutorial:
McDonnell Douglas MD-88. Kevin Trinkle/Mike
McDonnell Douglas MD-90. Kevin Trinkle/Mike Vidal/FDE
FS Color Codes for Hex Editing. Bob Seaman
|| Two great new files are here. Rob Bennis has passed
along his Caravelle 1A for FS98 and Roger von Ahrens, Jr. has contributed
one of the pioneer aircraft - the Ford Tri-Motor! Thanks for the contributions,
Rob and Roger!
Sud-aviation Caravelle 1A FS98/AF99
Ford Tri-Motor FS98/AF99
Roger von Ahrens, Jr./ Steve Small
|| Sam Chin has come up with 2 new FS98 FDE files.
The Convair 580 and DC-9-30 for Freeflight files are now available in the
FDE section. Bill Beatty has provided his first aircraft to Freeflight! The
FFDS Associates who have reviewed this aircraft, the Bell 222UT Careflight,
have stated that it looks great! Johan Crous has redone John Coopers' Lockheed
L100 and is available as an FS98 aircraft.
The aircraft and FDE's:
Convair CV-580 FS98 FDE v1
Douglas DC9-30 FS98 FDE v1
Bell 222UT Careflight FS98
Lockheed L100-30 V4 FS98
John Cooper and Johan Crous
|| Joel Branchu has given us some moving part updates
for the Jetstream J31 and Caravelle S12. Dee Waldron has updated Eric Johnson's
Boeing B717-200 and Bill Alderson has provided the FS98 (from AF99) versions
of the Boeing B747-200/300/400 (Freight). Michael Pickney has updated the
venerable BAe 146 from the Bill Alderson/Kevin Trinkle original (this must
be about the 8th version of this aircraft); and, Michael Gurezka has provided
his Starfighter, Phantom, Draken and Gripen fighters. For the Civilian section,
Bill Alderson has updated the Cessna Citation X and in the Military section
Harry Follas has redone Kevin Trinkle's Lockheed Electra into the P-3 AEW/C
Thanks to each of you for your efforts.
Cessna Citation X (FS98 ONLY)
Beechcraft Baron B58
Jetstream J31 Moving Parts update (FS98 ONLY)
Eric Johnson/Mike Vidal/Dee Waldron
Boeing B747-400 (Freight)
British Aerospace BAe 146-200
Bill Alderson/Kevin Trinkle/Michael Pickney
Sud-Aviation Caravelle S12 Moving Parts Update (FS98
Lockheed P-3 AEW/C Orion
Kevin Trinkle/Mike Vidal/Harry Follas
Lockheed RF-104G Starfighter
McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4B
McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4C
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FG Mk.1 (F-4K)
McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR Mk.2 (F-4M)
McDonnell Douglas Phantom RF-4E
SAAB J-35F Draken
SAAB JAS-39A Gripen
|| Gary Carlson, Baclawski & Bolton, Trinkle &
Vidal , Fred Banting and Joseph Cruz-Bello have provided the files for this
update. A word of note -- if you do not have Aircraft Factory 99, many of
the new files that we are posting will be unusable without this tool!
This is a bittersweet update as the aircraft from
Marty Baclawski and Tony Bolton could very well be the last designs we see
from these two fine designers; and, our first files from Fred Banting and
Joseph Cruz-Bello are being posted.
de Havilland Beaver w/Floats
de Havilland Beaver w/Wheels by Fred Banting
ATR-72 by Marty Baclawski/Tony Bolton
British Aerospace ATP by Marty Baclawski/Tony Bolton
Dornier 228-200 by Marty Baclawski/Tony Bolton
Boeing 757-200 w/Rolls Royce engines by: Bill Alderson,
Update: Joseph Cruz-Bello
McDonnell Douglas MD83 by Bill Alderson,
Update: Gary Carlson
Lockheed L-188 Electra II by Kevin Trinkle/Mike Vidal
|| From Nigel Booth (and a little help from Frank
Safranek) we have the Westland Lynx chopper! Enjoy the aircraft. Sam Chin
has been busy with the FDE's and some improvements are available! Also, Harry
Follas has passed along a Fairchild-Hiller FH-227. Thanks to Nigel, Frank,
Sam and Harry.
Boeing 757-200 RR Engines
Airbus A330-200/-300 with GE, RR & PW Engines
Designer: Tom Gibson
Update: Harry Follas
Aircraft: Westland Lynx
Designer: Nigel Booth
|| Well, it appears that most major issues with AF99
have been solved by Abacus! Special thanks go to Laemming Wheeler, Jim Rhoads,
Matt Garry, Bill Alderson, Tom Gibson, Dave McQueen, Kevin Trinkle and Konstantin
Kukushkin for their extensive help during the beta testing of AF99 Service
Some great files have arrived. I think most of the
aircraft that were sent are included; if you sent a file to us and it's not
here - please let me know. It appears that some "saved" files were damaged
while awaiting upload. For those that sent non-aircraft AFX files, those
are not impacted.
Thank you, also, to the folks who provided the translated
News for FFDS. We've decided to discontinue this service, at least for the
The latest files:
Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante by
Marty & Tony,
Update: Frank Safranek
Boeing 747-400 (Version 4) by
McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender by
Update: Gary Carlson
Fokker F-27 Mk500 by
Update: Harry Follas
|| The Business section receives a major update thanks
to the contributions of Rod Conklin, Randy Hampton and the Hill's (Mike and
Terry). This is a real treat for those of you who like to work with the "small"
jets. The Jetliners section receives the McDonnell Douglas MD-11F version
from Dee Waldron. And, for the Military section Michael Gurezka has sent
along his McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4E.
What's important is that all of these contributors
provided these files freely for your enjoyment. A very special thanks
goes to all of them for their efforts. Thanks, guys! Also, Frank Safranek
was instrumental in working to obtain most of the files for this update.
If you want a critique on AF99 then visit the Links
section and go to Matt Garry's "DryFly" web site. Reading his findings could
save you some money!
Over the next few weeks the Links section will be
undergoing a revision with some great new links added. As usual, we won't
provide the most - only the best.
Cessna Citation II,
Rod Conklin (Visual),
Randy Hampton (Flight)
Lear 29/60 (Longhorn) 2 versions,
Gates LearJet 35A,
McDonnell Douglas MD11F Freighter ,
McDonnell Douglas Phantom F-4E,
|| This update features the first FDE files from Sam
Chin. These are for FS98 only and we suggest you make a backup copy of your
existing "air" file prior to loading Sam's version. If you have any questions,
or problems, with the FDE's please use the Forum. E-mail's to me on the subject
won't get an answer for you.
Mark Lam of Cyber Air returns with the Shorts Brothers 360-300. Kevin Trinkle's
and Mike Vidal's DC-9 aircraft has been reworked to a DC-9-14 and -20 by
Joseph Cruzbello. Some great propliners have arrived, too. The Antonov An-12
by Alexander Belov; an updated Fokker F.27 by Michael Pickney and Frank Safranek
which also includes the Fairchild version (be sure to read Frank's text on
this aircraft). Also, Harry Follas has redone the Hawker Siddeley HS748 into
a military and commuter version.
Rabbijah Guder has provided a tutorial an air
Short Brothers S360-300 by Mark Lam
Hawker Siddeley HS 748 by Harry Follas
DC-9-14/20 by Kevin Trinkle/Mike Vidal, Joseph Cruzbello
Antonov An-12 by Alexander A. Belov
Fokker F.27 by Tom Gibson,
Update: Michael Pickney/ Frank Safranek
Zepplin 2 by Frank J. Petriccone
Hawker Siddeley Andover CMk1 by Harry Follas
Air Files 101 by
BAe-146 200A (bae146v1.zip)
Fokker F28-100 (f100sc.zip)
Fokker F28-70 (fok70sc1.zip)
Boeing B707-320B (707-32b1.zip)
Boeing B727-200 (722sc1.zip)
Boeing B747-100B (747clsic.zip)
Boeing 767-200ER (767erv1.zip)
Boeing 777-200IGW (777sc1a.zip)
Mc Donnell Douglas DC10-10 (dc10sv1a.zip)
Mc Donnell Douglas DC10-15
Mc Donnell Douglas DC10-30
Mc Donnell Douglas DC10-40
|| Some new files will be arriving soon. Until then,
we have a very pleasant announcement to make. Sam Chin, one of the foremost
FDE specialists in Flight Sim has joined Freeflight Design Shop as an Associate.
The FDE's created by Sam will have a section of their own and as soon as
the files begin to arrive, this change will be made to the site.
|| Rob Bennis completes the Caravelle series, Frank
Safranek updates Barry Blaisdell's Twin Otter and Frank Petriccione provides
the "Zeppelins" series of Airships.
Caravelle 11 R
Caravelle 10 B
Caravelle 10 R
Designer: Eric C. Johnson
Update: Rob Bennis
De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter
Designer: Barry Blaisdell
Update: Frank Safranek
Designer: Frank J. Petriccione
|| Something for everybody in this update! From one
of the first aircraft built, the JN-4 Jenny to the latest Boeing 737 "New
Generation" airliners and some aircraft in between.
First time contributors are: Chris van Bijlert, Clinton
Hicks, Alex Kander, Dee Waldron, and Francesco Zoja .
Returning with additional contributions are: Rob Bennis,
Harry Follas and Matt Garry.
Designer: Bill Alderson
Update: Chris van Bijlert
Designer: Camil Valiquette
Update: Alex Kander
Caravelle VI R
Designer: Rob Bennis (based on the Eric C. Johnson original)
Designer: Matt Garry
de Havilland Canada Dash 8-Q301A
Designer: Thomas Draexl
Update: Dee Waldron
Designer: Raf Guekens/Tom Gibson
Update: Harry Follas
Designer: Kim Simmelink
Update: Francesco Zoja
Designer: Clinton Hicks
Designer: Matt Garry
Piper PA-38 Tomahawk
Designer: Matt Garry
|| 53 weeks ago today, Freeflight Design Shop
opened it's doors for the first time. From our original 40 files available,
we are now around the 200 mark and for the past 9 months all files posted
here have been contributions. No "trolling" for files at this site! This
will be an update consisting of the work of Freeflight Associates only since
it is the first update at the start of our second year in operation.
We are very pleased to add 2 new Associates to the
Freeflight Design Shop! Matt Garry is a specialist in single and twin engine
aircraft; some of his work is included in this update with more to follow
in the near future. Michael Pickney is recognized as one of the foremost
texture around and will work in improving the basic textures of our aircraft
along with updating AFX files. Welcome to both of these fine people!
Some great additions in this update. Rob Bennis worked
on Eric C. Johnson's BAC 1-11 aircraft using Kirby Kern's design tools and
we now have the 200 and 500 series available (sans hush kits, of course).
A minor update on Bill Alderson's Boeing 737-300 that now includes the nose
gear door textures (if you already have this version, this update is nothing
new). Massimo Taccoli has created the FIAT G.55 Centauro and the FIAT G.59-4A.
We'll be having some more news on Massimo in the near future. Our first "moving
parts" aircraft, the Lockheed L-188 Electra, is available in a FS98 only
version and was created by Kevin Trinkle. Matt Garry has done the Fleet Model
80 Canuck along with the Maule Comet. Additionally, Matt has done a tutorial
on transparencies which should help a lot of folks in this endeavor. Michael
Pickney has updated Bill Alderson's Boeing 727-100 aircraft to include full
leading edge slats, landing lights and a tail skid.
Thanks to Rob, Bill, Massimo, Kevin, Matt and
|| 2 new aircraft have arrived. Both have been very
much sought after types. The Airbus A319-132 by Kevin Trinkle and the Shorts
Brothers S360-300F by Mark Lam. This is Mark's first Flight Sim aircraft
and is in a cargo version.
There are 2 additional Tutorials. Tom Gibson has provided
a very worthwhile tutorial on the use of Glue in Flight Shop and Sean Hart
has done up a very timely tutorial on the FS Palette!
The Gallery section has received the "Flying Calypso"
by Harry Follas.
Thanks to all!
Shorts S360-300F. A new file by Mark Lam.
"Flying Calypso" by Harry Follas.
Airbus A319-132. A new file by Kevin Trinkle based upon the Peter
Glue. A new file by Tom Gibson.
FS Palette. A new file by Sean Hart
|| Although the files have been around for quite some
time; and, our new series of Boeing 747's will not arrive for a few months,
we thought that Robert Randazzo's updates of Craig Mosher's 747's would be
of interest. So, included in this update are the Boeing 747-200, 300 and
400 updates by Robert Randazzo. Check the Tutorials section as we've provided
a link on how to create transparent parts!
Boeing 747-200, 300 and 400. New files by Robert Randazzo based on
the Craig Mosher Boeing 747-400.
Transparent Cockpit Windows. A new file by Alexander Remus.
|| Military aircraft lead the way in this upload.
Dan Parent in association with Frank Safranek has updated Bill Alderson's
DC-10 to a KC-10A 'Extender'. Massimo Taccoli has sent along his Aermacchi
MB326 H; and Harry Follas with Brian Horsey have created version of 5 of
their Catalina PBY. Richard Osborne has provided his Tupolev Tu-104B which
appears in our Jetliners section.
Tupolev Tu-194B. A new file by Richard Osborne
Aermacchi MB326 H. A new file by Massimo Taccoli.
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina. An updated file by Harry Follas and
McDonnell Douglas KC-10A 'Extender'. A new file by Dan Parent and
Frank Safranek based on Bill Alderson's DC-10.
|| Big jets are the additions for today. Newcomers
(to Freeflight) Eric Nabstedt and Robert MacLeod have delivered a model of
arguably the best looking wide body aircraft - the Lockheed L-1011 as a -500
version. Rob Bennis has reworked Bill Alderson's DC-8-50 into a -63 "stretch"
version and Bill Alderson has developed an all new Boeing 767-300. Thanks
to Eric, Robert, Rob and Bill for the work that went into these
Boeing 767-300. A new file by Bill Alderson.
Douglas DC-8-63. A new file by Rob Bennis based on the Bill Alderson
Lockheed L-1011-500. A new file by Eric Nabstedt and Robert
|| One new file and it is a Tutorial by Bob Seaman.
This tutorial will guide you through some of the details of FS98. Every day
new users arrive in our hobby and can be overwhelmed by the abilities, and
pitfalls, of FS98. Good reading for rookie and veteran, alike!
FS Basics. A new file by Bob Seaman
|| All of us at Freeflight hope everyone had a happy
and safe holiday season. We wish that 1999 will be the best year ever for
New files and updates:
Gulfstream G-IV. A new file by Rob Bennis.
Rutan Long EZ. A new file from Brian Gonzales; updated by Duane
Fairchild Metro II. An update from the Metro III by Christopher Standen
based on the Marty & Tony original.
Airbus A-300-600. An update by Bill Alderson. Please note this aircraft
is in Cyber Air livery.
Republic RF-84F "Thunderflash". A new file by Massimo Taccoli.
Douglas DC-2. A new file by Rob Bennis.
Douglas DC-3 Turbine. An update of the John Kelley original by Johan
FS Basics. A new file by Bob Seaman.