PAPA HOTEL Dutch Scenery Design takes helm of iBlueYonder’s Lelystad Airport for MSFS

Remember the news from a few weeks ago about iBlueYonder preparing to release a custom scenery for Lelystad Airport in the Netherlands, in partnership with developer Ronald Fleurbaaij? Well, it seems that the partnership has ended, and both developers will now continue on their separate paths. This means that Lelystad Airport will be released by Fleurbaaij’s new studio, PAPA HOTEL Dutch Scenery Design, instead of iBlueYonder.

As we learned, Ronald’s journey with iBlueYonder and Bill Womack was filled with learning, teamwork, and big dreams. When he joined at the start of the pandemic, it was all about creating cool stuff together and dreaming about bringing Lelystad Airport to life in the simulator. This project was Ronald’s dream project, something he had been thinking about for a long time.

And then, a surprising turn of events just a few days ago. Initially revealed by iBlueYonder and now confirmed by Ronald Fleurbaaij, it seems iBlueYonder’s Bill Womack decided to take the company in a different direction, and suddenly, Ronald had to figure out a new plan for his dream project. That’s when he decided to start his own studio, PAPA HOTEL Dutch Scenery Design. As he explains in the studio’s new website, this was a big step, but he is up for the challenge!

PAPAHOTEL EHLE Lelystad Airport 1

Launching a new studio and getting a project ready for release is no small feat. There’s a lot of extra work and new challenges to tackle. Because of this, the release of the Lelystad Airport scenery has been pushed back. Ronald wants to make sure everything is perfect and up to his high standards before sharing it with the world. So, it won’t be here in time for FSWeekend 2024… but it probably won’t take much longer than that.

So, if you’ve been waiting for this custom rendition of Lelystad Airport, the good news is that it’s still coming soon to Microsoft Flight Simulator, just under a different banner. As always, we’ll let you know once it’s out. Stay tuned!