new AI traffic models added for the One-Eleven and Trident.
These are optional extras for those who know how to set
up their own AI traffic.
See the BAC One-Eleven and
HS12 Trident pages for
more details & the downloads.
New 1962 version of the Manchester Airport scenery.
Based on the 1975 scenery, this 1962 version has the old
style terminal building & tower, no pier C & a
shorter 7500ft runway. Many other differences too.
Thanks to Tom Gibson for conversion of the AFCAD file
to represent 1962.
The 1975 version has also been updated to include the
Airport Hotel Pub near the end of runway 24.
Download from the Manchester
Airport scenery page
Virtual Cockpit update
All of the Trident downloads have been updated, but the
majority of changes will only be of interest to VC users
or users of FSX. There is not a lot different if you only
use the 2D panel in FS2004.
These latest Trident models have been built using FSDS3
(old model was FSDS2).
They are now compatible with FSX SP2.
details of the update here
If you decide to update, remember you do need to install
the Model & the Panel.
The Standard VC10 & C1K models
have finally been updated to match the improvements already
made to the Super VC10 (way back in Dec 2006).
The RAF VC10 C1K panel
has been updated to match as well.
See details of those
Also a few accuracy improvements to some of the Standard
Both the Civil & RAF VC10 panels have also been updated
to get around a few minor problems in FSX. Many thanks
to Dan K Hansen for his efforts in getting the auto throttle
to work properly in FSX.
All the VC10s are now compatible
with FSX & FS2004.
Download from the VC10
Small fix to the checklist in the Comet Panel.
A couple of the ticks/crosses were not displaying right
if there was no fuel in centre tank. It was annoying me
as I only fly short flights & never have any centre
Download the fix here or the full panel download has also
Airport 1975 scenery has been updated to correctly
include all the approaches information. This stuff is
needed for the Air Traffic Control to be able to offer
ILS approaches etc.
I never use the ATC in FS & did not know about it.
Thanks to Dan K Hansen & Peter McLeland for the information
A few new repaints added
to the One-Eleven 200, 500 & 510ED.
Some of these have been sat on my PC for quite a while,
may as well put them all out.
200 Braniff Orange N1552
200 Braniff Green N1545
500 British Caledonian G-AZMF
500 Monarch G-AWWZ
510ED European (EAL) G-AVML
I have also redone the British Airways Landor 1-11 510ED
G-AVMO. It looked a bit rubbish on my new monitor.
All available on the BAC One-Eleven
The Manchester Airport (EGCC) 1975 scenery is
now ready for release.
See the new EGCC - Manchester Airport
page for download & pictures. Have fun.
real BAC One-Eleven urgently needs a new home
- G-AZMF (Mike Foxtrot) has to be moved from Bournmouth
airport before the end of February or be scrapped.
Manchester Airport Aviation Viewing Park (already home
to Trident G-AWZK & Concorde G-BOAC) can accomodate
it, but a decent amount of money needs to be raised quickly
to make it happen.
Sadly this project has now
been cancelled 19Jan08.
I have painted up some more paint
jobs of AZMF which are also available for download at
British Caledonian & British Airways Landor, as
well as the usual EAL scheme.
This original BCAL is the proposed
colour scheme that Manchester AVP will recreate -
all the more reason to make it happen!
Coming next . . . some scenery!!
Manchester Airport from about 1975.
All a bit rough and ready, but it's looking good to me.
The first attempt could well be out before Christmas.
I don't think it will work in FSX (?), so probably FS2004
See some screenshots
Added an explaination of the 1-11 510ED autopilot into
the on-line 1-11 panel manual. See
the 1-11 Manual - Autopilot page
Fixed a problem with the texture converter for the Comet
It was not working at all for the 32 bit formats. DXT3
formats were ok.
A few small fixes for the new Comet
panel & VC.
Landing gear indicator should only show one green light
for each landing gear unit.
Max cabin pressure was wrongly limited to 8.0 psi instead
of the correct 8.75 psi.
The panel download on the Comet
page has been updated, or here is a small update download
with the fixes only. COMET_FIXES_20070913.zip
The new Comet is an FS2004 model, but it does work ok
in FSX (just not as good)
Please take a look through the new Comet flying guide.
The panel has a lot more going on now and this is a good
introduction to the new features. Flying
No remuneration do I ask of
you, but me cap would be glad of a copper or two.
Chim-chiminy, chim-chiminy, chim-chim-cherooooo...
Happy New Year!
It has been a while since there was any news on this website.
I've been taking some time out from my little hobby, deciding
if I've actually packed it in or not. :-)
Here's a quick look at the current Work in Progress -
Comet 4 Virtual Cockpit
Super VC10 update
Sadly not a VC model, but a few long overdue accuracy
improvements including new landing gear, improved paint
jobs including several extra liveries covering the entire
civil range for the Super VC10.
Also updated the panel & sounds for the civil airliner
VC10. The main view is a bit clearer & brighter as
well as having a few extra sounds like the 1-11 &
See full details of
the updates here
The updated files can be downloaded from the Vickers VC10
Note that the Standard VC10 & C1K models have not
been updated, only the 1151 Super.
 Made a correction to the
panel 29 Dec at 10:30. Fixes blank radio panel.
By popular demand (thanks Sam)
a sequel to the amazing VC10 video!
The even better BAC
31 Oct 2006
New BAC 1-11 510ED panel & Virtual
Cockpit (as made for BEA / BA)
British G-AVMR, Courtline G-AXMH 'Halcyon Sun' 1-11 repaints.
09 Oct 2006
Trident Major update - VC night lighting,
extra systems added.
1-11 Major update - new FSDS3 made model.
40 years service VC10 C1K repaint.
15 Jun 2006
Mach hold fix for VC10 panel.
25 Apr 2006
1-11 update. Improved night lighting
in VC, improved wings, new window textures.
10 Mar 2006
101 Squadron repaint for VC10 C1K.
11 Feb 2006
Progress report on 1-11 VC night lighting.
22 Jan 2006
Beginners guide to flying the 1-11.
31 Dec 2005
BAC 1-11 small patch for 19 Dec release.
19 Dec 2005
BAC 1-11 updated. Improved panel, Virtual
Cockpit, exterior textures updated etc.
31 Jul 2005
New series of Comet 3 & 3B models
Texture converter utility updated.
30 Jun 2005
Bogus Comet release at flightsim.com.
19 May 2005
System crashes with Audigy 2 ZS Siund Cards
Trident HDG & NAV mode.
11 May 2005
A few more repaints added to the Tridents
New Trident Paintkit
04 May 2005
Trident Smoke effects missing from AVSIM download
30 Apr 2005
New Trident models released
19 Feb 2005
AI VC10 pack is available again
18 Feb 2005
VC10 Panel fix for battery & generator problems
VC10 Flight dynamics tweak
Texture converter utility
Please understand that it is not
possible for me to reply to every e-mail I get.
If you have a support type of query about the models,
it may be better to post it on the CBFS forum (link on
top of this page)
The models here are a detailed & accurate simulation
for Microsoft Flight Simulator (FS2004, FS9, FSX).
They look & perform like the real thing, but without
being too demanding on your computer's resources.
Each model has a high quality cockpit panel, realistic
engine sounds and textures for many authentic airline