PILOT’s De Havilland Canada DHC-7 Teaser Video

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Posted: 18-Jun-2023 @ 11:52z

PILOT’S has published a first teaser trailer of their highly anticipated De Havilland Canada DHC-7 aircraft, set to be released in the near future for MSFS.

The DeHavilland Canada DHC-7, also known as the “Dash 7”, is a turboprop-powered regional airliner designed and manufactured by DeHavilland Canada in the 1970s. It was the first airliner to feature a high-lift wing design, which provided it with so-called “STOL” (short take-off and landing) capabilities.

The DHC-7, first introduced in 1978, quickly gained popularity for its ability to operate in challenging terrain and adverse weather conditions while offering passengers a comfortable cabin with low ambient noise. One of the most notable features of the DHC-7 was its four Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 turboprop engines, which provided redundancy and increased safety. In later days, the aircraft also got equipped with advanced avionics, including a digital autopilot and weather radar.

The DHC-7 saw scheduled commercial service by numerous airlines worldwide, including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, and Rocky Mountain Airways. The aircraft proved so successful and reliable that Hawaiian Airlines ended up constructing an airport on Maui, Kapalua Airport, specifically for the type.

Despite its popularity, production of the DHC-7 ceased in 1988 due to declining demand for turboprop aircraft. However, many DHC-7s are still flying today, serving remote communities and operating in challenging environments.

Well-known aircraft and scenery developer PILOT’S has released a first teaser trailer of their anticipated recreation of this famous Canadian turboprop. The trailer showcases both the inside and outside of the aircraft, including the numerous liveries that will be included with the product upon release.

While the video ends by stating that the plane will be released in the near future, neither a formal release date nor a price has been indicated so far. We will, of course, keep you posted as to when the aircraft is eventually released.

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Yannick has always been an avid aviation enthusiast and he started out simming back in 2002 at the young age of 5 with FS2002. Ever since he has continued pursuing flight simulation as a hobby with the eventual goal of also making aviation his career. While Yannick currently primarily uses X-Plane 11 and Prepar3D, FS2020 and DCS have not skipped his radar.

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