The Fokker 70 is a really cool aircraft and very unique in terms of the size of the aircraft, it’s cabin and the range it can travel. As of right now, the only option to fly this aircraft in our world is with Flight One’s Fokker 70 / 100 Simulation for FSX and FS2004. Quite clearly, the market is in desperate need of a developer to take on the challenge. Luckily, we’re able to announce that a new developer is on the scene that has the intention of making a fantastic version of the Fokker 70 for more modern sims.
Introducing Joffer Simulations, ran by Jake Blackbourn and Kristoffer Eriksen. The team of two have spent the past few months researching the aircraft and what it will take to develop it for the simulator. We have been told that the aircraft will come with a fully functioning FMS, detailed cockpit features and animations, as well as sounds taken from the real aircraft. Initially they will be designing the Fokker 70, but intend to work on the 100 also. The guys estimate testing won’t start until late 2018.
We’ve also been provided some exclusive shots to show you the first signs of development of the virtual cockpit. For only a few weeks of work, it seems to be coming along nicely.
Joffer Simulations have promised us that further updates and shots will be shared exclusively with FSElite and on their own Facebook page as well.
We’ll be keeping an eye on development and will inform you of any progress.