Historic Jetliner Group Adds a Lockheed

The Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) does it again.  One of my most favorite aircraft is now officially released and available for Flight Simulator 2004 (FS9).  Its distinctive tail and nose make this aircraft stand out on the tarmac.

With its first flight in 1970 and production ceasing in 1983, only 250 of these remarkable aircraft were built.  In fact, the Lockheed L1011 was one of the most advanced and safest aircraft for its time. The wide body, tri-jet can seat up to 400 and fly them about 3,500 nm.

Recently released on the Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) website is the L1011 in -1, -100, and -200 variants.  The model is Erick Cantu’s wonderful work, with the FDE and textures developed by the talented HJG team.

A full review will be coming soon… for now, head over and grab your favorite variant and livery!

Historic Jetliners Group


The Big Autumn Historic Jetliners Update

Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) updated their website for autumn.  Included are repaints for the 727 family, DC-8’s, and 707’s.  But there is a little bit of a surprise.

The Caravelle!  Yep, Allied FS Group joined forces with HJG to bring us the Caravelle SE-210 family.

Go grab these awesome babies over at their website.

Douglas DC-9 Available From Historic Jetliners Group

DC-9 available from Historic Jetliners Group

The modelers at Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) have another spring time treat for us flight simulator fans. Available now from their website is an impeccable Douglas DC-9-50 model with liveries such as Alleghany, TWA, Eastern, and Delta. Enjoy!

HJG DC-9 wearing 1999 TWA livery

HJG DC-9 wearing 1999 TWA livery

An Early Present from Historic Jetliners Group: 727-100

For those of us lucky enough to not be working this week, Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) has given us an early present to indulge ourselves with and fill the time.  Released is one of my favorite aircraft of all time, the Boeing 727-100 in passenger, combi, and freighter variations in both early and late versions.  In addition to the base packs and countless liveries, there are optional sounds and panels.

727 Prototype leaving BFI

727 Prototype leaving BFI

More to come after I download and install a few of these babies.  For now, head over to HJG’s forum and check out the details. <link> – Some additional information. There is an aircraft.cfg for FSX, but it is unclear if the panel will work.  The sounds are pretty good and the panel is good, but more fs2002 quality.  Overall, I am looking forward to spending more time with this creation.

727 Prototype climbing out over Puget Sound

727 Prototype climbing out over Puget Sound

In addition, HJG added new and liveries for their other models, including the BAe 146 and Boeing 707.

edit 10/22 – added 2 screenshots

Historic Jetliners Group new toys…

Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) recently had a mini-update to their website where they posted a few Convair 880M, Boeing 707, and Boeing 720 repaints.  The most magnificent of them all is the 1971 Alaska Airlines livery on the Boeing 707-321 (screens below). Its just beautiful!  You can check out their site and other liveries at the link above.  FSX users would be happy to know they have an FSX forum for those using these historic aircraft in FSX.

 HJG Alaska 707-321 colage


HJG’s DC-8’s for FSX, among other things!

Over at Historic Jetliners Group (HJG), another website update is under their belt. The last time they updated their site, we were treated to their wonderful BAe-146 model. With the 12-19 update, we not only see additional repaints for the BAe-146, but also an updated DC-8 model that makes it FSX compatible. I haven’t had a chance to check it out (I’m leaving town for the holidays shortly!), but it certainly looks good.

Other updates include a new core Boeing panel, a revised 707-138B model and various other repaints. Check out their site >here<.

Sweeeet! A BAe146 for FS9/X!

Coming soon to Historic Jetliners Group (HJG) is the BAe146 series, a joint project between HJG, Jon Murchison, and Matthias Lieberecht. More information is available >here<. While there is not release date, the FS9 versions will be released through HJG’s website and the FSX versions will be released through Jon’s website. Let’s all be very patient and maybe they will release it a little quicker!

11/18 UPDATE: On the HJG download page, they posted a notice that the -300 model will be out within the next week.

11/24 UPDATE:  The BAe146-300/QT has been released.  Available at the links above.