Anyone For A Vintage Swallow?

In the past few posts, the focus has been on jets and larger aircraft such as the C-17 cargo jet.  Well, maybe it is time to take a look at something a little slower… and a little smaller.

BA Swallow over Long Beach

The Swallow takes to the skies over Long Beach

Over at Classic British Files, there is a new release that caught my eye, the British Aircraft Co. Swallow modeled by Paul Gausden and Doug Kightley for FSX.

This 1930’s popular aircraft proved to be very robust and safe, which gave it a home with both the Royal Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Its 85 hp radial engine propels the aircraft to a top speed of 90 knots.  Not fast, but then in 1930, getting off the ground was considered to be a delight.

Head on over to Classic British Files, download this beauty and give her a spin around the virtual world.  <direct download>


(wikipedia reference)


Happy New Year And A Regional Jet

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s eve.

As a sign of good things to come in 2010, Project Opensky released a few screenshots of their updated CRJ-900 regional jet, wearing Delta Connection colors.  If this model is anything like the CRJ-700 they released in 2008, we will all be very pleased with the wait.  Afterall, great things come to those who wait!

Here is to making 2010 the best year for flight simulation yet!