For those of you looking to experience a different type of landing challenge in Microsoft Flight Simulator, then attempting to land on an aircraft carrier is certainly one way to do it. Hard Deck Simulations has provided users in Flight Simulator the opportunity to attempt a skilful landing with their first add-on.
The add-on provides Microsoft Flight Simulator users with the chance to land and take off from a functional aircraft carrier. There are 5 detailed carriers located in different positions around the world and will give you the chance to Catapult Launch or perform an Arrestor Cable Landing. You can find the aircraft carriers in Key West, San Francisco, New York, Dubai and Gibraltar. You can use any aircraft to perform these actions.
There are some limitations, due to the current Microsoft Flight Simulator SDK, but the developer assures that over time the add-on will be updated. Some limitations include how tailhooks are implemented, various animations, and also how the carriers are static.
You can buy Hard Deck Simulations’ Functional Aircraft Carrier for Microsoft Flight Simulator from simMarket for €12.99. You can also watch Patrick’s video through his personal YouTube channel as he takes on some of the landings.