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H.C.B.C Recommended software’s for Classic pilot’s
A2A Simulations do have good software, with a good feel not only flight dynamics but also sound and systems. It is made by very skilled people in the industry. They are really good at the enhancement of realism, immersion and entertainment. They are creating professional level simulations for training and the home flight simulation hobbyist supporting the Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Prepar3d platforms plus more.
This P3D Academic edition of A2A Sims’ L-049 Constellation features four fully modelled and functioning crew positions, tracking of your flying performance, custom Navigator’s map, real-time Load Manager, a pop-up Crew Reports 2D panel and three liveries.
Among the many impressive cockpit features are inertia starters, default and historic Sperry autopilots, authentic fuel delivery, auto-mixture, dual-speed superchargers, deep cockpit lighting, Pure 3D instrumentation and a fully functioning fire extinguisher panel and controls.
Download size: 280MB
You can Make Your Own, or fly a certified Dc-3 sim
The DC-3 simulator is a great tool to make training for DC-3 pilots safer, more realistic and will prepare pilots better for real equipment failures. Training on the real aircraft is hard on the most important pieces of equipment; the engines. Another reason why having a DC-3 simulator is a great asset, is all about costs. In a DC-3 simulator you can train pilots until proficiency for a fraction of the costs.
MPS is granted the operator status and the DC-3 simulator is FTD-2 certified, the highest possible approval level from EASA, to maximize affordable training possibilities on the DC-3 simulator.
X-Plane 11: Freeware Plane – AMAZING Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
This plane is an amazing recreation of one of the most important commerical planes ever built. It has *some* kinks that need to be worked out still but it’s an amazing experience! ( this was made for FSX /P3D but is imported to X-plane ) so some this is beta but still a cool thing for X-plane.
Bringing all the glamour and excitement of 1930s aviation to FSX and P3D, this Electra Model 10A comes in metallic and matte finishes and with thirteen accurate paint schemes. Enjoy authentic animations and detailed radial engines with vibrating exhausts and an impressive sound set.
PMDG – DC-6 Cloudmaster (P3D/x-plane )
In June 2016, PMDG released the Douglas DC-6 Cloudmaster for X-Plane, their first foray into that platform. Early in the summer of 2017, the same classic airplane was released for FSX and P3D. Quite a bit different from the Boeing airliners PMDG released the last couple of years, so let’s see how they did.
Douglas initially developed the DC-6 in response to a WWII USAAF requirement for a lengthened and pressurized version of the DC-4/C-54. Too late for the war, the aircraft was further developed for the civilian market, intended to compete with the Lockheed Constellation. The DC-6 first flew in 1946, and 704 examples in different variants were built before production ended in 1958. The DC-6 was further developed into the DC-7, but generally outlived its younger but less reliable stable mate. The PMDG DC-6 Cloudmaster models 2 variants: the DC-6A (cargo) and DC-6B (passenger).
A USAF C-69, the military version of the Constellation Role Airliner and transport Manufacturer Lockheed First flight January 9, 1943 Introduction 1943 with USAAF 1945 with TWA Retired 1990s, airline service 1978, military Status
In very limited service Primary users
Trans World Airlines Eastern Air Lines
Pan American World Airways Air France
Produced 1943–1958 Number built 856
Developed from L-044 Excalibur Variants
-L-1049 Super Constellation
-EC-121 Warning Star
-Lockheed XB-30 (Unbuilt)
The Lockheed Constellation (“Connie”) is a propeller-driven, four-engine airliner built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958 at Burbank, California. Lockheed built 856 in numerous models—all with the same triple-tail design and dolphin-shaped fuselage. Most were powered by four 18-cylinder Wright R-3350 Duplex-Cyclones. The Constellation was used as a civil airliner and as a military and civilian air transport, seeing service in the Berlin and the Biafran airlifts. The Constellation series was the first pressurized-cabin civil airliner series to go into widespread use. Its pressurized cabin enabled large numbers of commercial passengers to fly well above most bad weather for the first time, thus significantly improving the general safety and ease of air-travel. Three of them served as the presidential aircraft for Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Are you in the mood for a good movie ?
We at H.C.B.C have put together a recommendation list for you, we belive this is some of the best aviation movies under this subject. If you have not seen them we strongly recommend it.