Travel the virtual world in style


Just Flight has, uh, just announced the release of the 800XP BizJet for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D. The private jet of choice for discerning business travellers, the simulated model is just the thing if you’ve got a virtual conference call to attend and you want to make the experience feel more real by spending several hours beforehand pretending to get to your remote Aspen office.

The FSX/P3D version features all the usual glass cockpits instrumentation, fully animated flying surfaces and so on, a “highly detailed andaccurately animated main landing gear with complex locking triggers and struts, hydraulic lines and brake systems, realistic suspension and accurate retraction routines including the ‘fighter’ style main doors”, and, best of all, animated pilots. For when things get hectic, presumably. Even the modelled door has all those realistic-looking pistons and rails that always look so cool when someone like Daniel Craig or George Clooney steps out of one at a film festival.
It comes with seven liveries to choose from (including FedEx), all the switches, lights and knobs to deal with – all blinking and beeping and flashing and beeping and blinking and flashing and WHY DOESN’T SOMEBODY PULL THE PLUG – a fully modelled interior including microwave and operating toilet(!) and, slightly worryingly, a female passenger (non-interactive).
On the simulation side of things, Just Flight says that the 800XP has a “highly accurate” flight model and a custom-coded Flight Management Computer to handle all your flight plans and checklists with unparalled ease.
The 800XP BixJet is available for download now from Just Flight’s website, and we’ll be taking it for a testflight to bring you a detailed review soon.

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