After a period of silence, Aeroplane Heaven has announced that their upcoming Douglas DC-3 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is indeed the DC-3 that was shown to be included in Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 40th Anniversary Edition yesterday. Aeroplane Heaven has been working on the highly anticipated aircraft for a while, with updates back in March stating they were ‘very close to release’. That release however never came, with the company explaining they were still working on the flight model and sound. With the partnership announcement the company has finally shed light on the status of this plane.
The Douglas DC-3 package will be available with the 40th Anniversary Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will be available to current customers of MSFS or Xbox Game Pass for free. Aeroplane Heaven also shared that the sound and the flight model are still being worked on by another third party. The package will feature the DC-3 with a high variety of liveries, as well as a C-47 Skytrain.
That was not all the company had to share, however. With a single image, the company also announced a deHavilland DHC-1 T10 Chipmunk, that will be “coming soon” to Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Chipmunk is a two-seat, single engine trainer aircraft. It flew first in 1946 and was used by the Royal Canadian Air Force as well as the Royal Air Force. The plane is well known for its aerobatic manoeuvre capacities. Aeroplane Heaven did not share any further news regarding the development or status of the plane.