There are moments that just make you stop and appreciate flight simulator.
This evening I fired up Prepar3D, loaded up the Project Airbus A380 wearing Singapore colors and headed across the pond for EGLL. Just something about the colors, the reflection on the fuselage, and the clouds just made this moment special. And yes, the Project Airbus A380 does work in Prepar3D.
If you are both an Airbus fan and a fan of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you are probably already familiar with Project Airbus. You are also probably already aware that they have been working on the best freeware A380 models for flight simulator for many, many years.
Well, I just popped over to the PA site and am wondering how near the A380 release is. In their Preview & Announcements forum, there are some very jaw dropping screenshots of the A380 wearing Air France, Qantas, and Emirates clothing. Head over and take a look. But wait…
With previews appearing in their forum and a tweet on Twitter that says “cabin crew, seats for landing“, one can’t help but think that a release is near. Of course, the actual release date is only for the wonderful developers of Project Airbus, but it is time for you and me to check their site daily… release must be near!
Staying true to their name, Project Airbus had only a few choices for their next project. It is fitting that they tackle something large after producing the smallest Airbus. Yep, that is right, they are going BIG with the A380. You can check their announcement here which includes some pretty impressive screenshots. I was hoping for a good A340-600, but I can settle for the ugly behemoth.