Just Flight has quickly become one of the key aircraft developers for Microsoft Flight Simulator, with products such as the Arrow III, Warrior II, or the Hawk T1/A garnering the recognition of the community for the great combination of visuals, sounds, depth, and authenticity. The team has a few bigger airplanes in the works right now (the BAe 146 and the F28 Fellowship), but GA pilots are not being left behind: Just Flight announced today the development of yet another popular airplane of the Piper family, the PA-38 Tomahawk.
The PA-38 Tomahawk is a two-seat light aircraft with a fixed tricycle landing gear and fixed-pitch propeller. A great choice for a personal aircraft or for touring across the country. Introduced in 1978, the PA-38 Tomahawk quickly gained popularity, with nearly 2.500 units built during a period of just four years.
Now coming to MSFS, the Tomahawk is bound to be another great small airplane from the British studio, which is promising again a faithful recreation of this airplane based on a real-world model, G-BNKH, based at Goodwood Aerodrome.
As with previous airplanes, Just Flight is promising a highly accurate and realistic recreation of the PA-38 Tomahawk, based on extensive photographic documentation of the real plane, numerous animations, high-resolution PBR textures, and more.
When sitting in the cockpit, simmers will find a highly detailed 3D model of all instruments and surfaces. The Just Flight tablet will make an appearance here as well, enabling several aircraft options such as aircraft states, GPS unit selection (PMS50 GTN 750 and TDS GTNXi supported), and even some failures!
Besides the above, Just Flight will also include a variety of real liveries from all around the world. There are many additional details about the product, so check the entire list of expected features that can now be found on the official product page on Just Flight’s website.
To go along with the announcement, Just Flight also revealed the first images of the aircraft in MSFS. While still in an early stage of development, the visual qualities of the product are already quite apparent in these images, with a very realistic-looking model that is covered with stunning textures.
For now, there’s no estimated release date for the PA-38 Tomahawk, but surely we will continue to get development updates from Just Flight in due time. Stay tuned!