The Canadian skies are busy today in Microsoft Flight Simulator, following the release a few hours ago of World Update XI, which is dedicated to this vast North American country. In conjunction with this free content update, the MSFS team has also released today a new Local Legend airplane: the Cessna 195 Businessliner!
The 195 Businessliner was the last Cessna powered by a radial engine and, as the name implies, was aimed at the business market. It offered an exquisite cabin, a masterful art-deco throwback that looks as stunning today as it did back in 1947.
Like with many recent aircraft releases from the MSFS team, Carenado is the developer responsible for this new airplane. If there’s one thing Carenado does well is the modeling in these old classic birds, and the 192 Businessliner is no exception. It looks absolutely phenomenal in this rendition for MSFS, an absolute joy to just look at from all angles, inside and out!
The 195’s elegant and smooth lines are easy head-turners, even with the Jacobs R-755B-2 radial engine at the front, under the large cowling. A gorgeous airplane, certainly amongst the most beautiful taildraggers ever conceived. It’s also a very capable machine, with cruising speeds of over 170 mph, more than 600 miles of range, and a ceiling of 18,300 feet.
The Cessna 195 Businessliner comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator with a selection of ten liveries. There are few details about any additional features, but it’s from Carenado, so we all know what we’re getting: a pretty airplane that flies and sounds fairly well, but without much depth in its systems. It should be fun, though!
The 195 is now available exclusively through the MSFS Marketplace, for both PC and Xbox, priced at $19.99.