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    First flown in the 1960s, this rugged and versatile twin-engined aircraft has been in continuous service ever since as airliner, cargo transport and light utility with police and armed forces around the world.

    No wonder this British marvel has become one of Europe's best selling commercial aircraft!

    Two engines... Nine passengers... One pilot!

    The BN-2 Islander is a British light utility aircraft, mainline airliner and cargo aircraft designed and originally manufactured by Britten-Norman of the United Kingdom. The Islander is one of the best-selling commercial aircraft types produced in Europe and although designed in the 1960s, over 750 are still in service with some 50 commercial operators around the world. The aircraft is also used by the Army and Police forces in the United Kingdom and is a popular light transport with over 30 military aviation operators.

    The Islander's simple and rugged manufacture makes for daily operation in and out of rough grass and unprepared strips - as short as 300m - in all-weathers. Indeed, its twin-engined reliability, 30kts cross-wind limit and IFR cockpit fitment has seen the Islander operate the only regular daily transport in the Scottish Western Isles in weather that even has the local sheep running for cover.

    Developed over two years with the help of real-world Islander pilots and operators, this exciting simulated version is a full-featured FSX release, including technologies such as cockpit self-shadowing, HDR bloom effects, and bump mapping and DX10 compatible external and internal visuals.

    Whether you want to operate simulated inter-island transport, feeder airliner flights or just simply have fun in this all-purpose aircraft, the Islander is certain to put a smile on your face.

    Short field performance - Big on features

    Over the years, the BN-2 has spawned many variants with an almost endless combination of engine and cockpit fitments.

    This BN-2 simulation is extensively based a real world example with assistance from Great Barrier X-Press Airlines, Auckland, New Zealand - fitted with 2x Lycoming O-540 260hp engines.

    We've included two exterior model variants for both early and late nose profile (BN-2A and BN-2B) Islanders, with related lighting accessories - all beautifully represented with a total of 13 paint-schemes:

    Air Hamburg
    Barrier Aviation
    British Airways Express
    British Airways Express (Tartan)
    Great Barrier X-Press (Kotare)
    Great Barrier X-Press
    Milford Sound Sightseeing
    Nature Air
    Shetland Islands Council

    Each is rendered in stunning detail and a Paint Kit makes it easy for you to create your own extras.

    • Over 400 interior and exterior custom animations on the DX10-compatible model - with interior self-shadowing. High detail specular and bump maps for every part of the exterior and Virtual Cockpit brings every rivet and surface to life.
    • Beautiful night lighting textures and effects inside and out - plus the gauge and panel lighting can be independently switched.
    • High Fidelity sound set from Turbine Sound Studios makes this feel like the real aircraft, even with your eyes shut!
    • Flight dynamics tuned and refined with the help of real-world Islander pilots - this baby doesn't just look right, she flies right too.
    • Fully-functional Virtual Cockpit with virtually every system and gauge functioning:
    • 3D RealGauge Technology for super smooth fluid fully-3D gauges.
    • Preset VC views and pop-up Bendix King GPS unit make easy access to key switches and gauges.
    • Click spots on the throttle quadrant toggle allow selection of "Tied" / "Separated" engine controls
    • All knobs and controls feature intuitive left-click or mouse scroll-wheel backwards to decrease value, or right-click or mouse scroll-wheel forwards to increase value.
    • Yokes can be toggled from view as desired to access instruments and switches.
    • Panel shake effect on engine start and take off roll.


    Included is a fully functioning Bendix King KLN 90A GPS unit created by SimAvionics featuring:

    • Full Nav data pages, single-column Nav tracking or Dual Column Super-Nav mode.
    • Flight Plan display mode
    • Add and delete waypoints from plan
    • User waypoint creation
    • Flight Plans can be created and stored.
    • "Direct to" mode.
    • Flight plans can be imported from FSX Flight planner.

    We recommend careful study of the real world manual (available free from the Bendix King website)

    PLUS the avionics fitment includes:

    Century 21 AutoPilot which can follow an FSX loaded flight plan OR a KLN GPS flight plan.
    Bendix King KN54 DME
    Bendix King KR87A ADF
    Bendix King KT67A Transponder
    Bendix King KX155 Com/Nav

    "New" Version 1.6 Features

    • FREE Bembridge and Old Sarum airfields from UK2000 Scenery
    • Extensive PDF performance charts
    • KLN 90 GPS Tutorial
    • English and German Flight1 PDF manuals


    MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR X - optional SP2, Acceleration or Gold for DX10 effects
    Windows - Windows 7, Vista or XP
    Processor - 2.8 GHz
    Memory - 2 Gb RAM
    Hard Drive - 650 Mb
    Video Card - 512 Mb


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    A surprising little plane. I’ve read good things about it for a while. If you’re like me and enjoy island hopping like say The Seychelles (Aerosoft add on scenery) then this is a really nice plane to have. It’s low and slow but does have an auto pilot. The GPS is something I’m not familiar with but there is a manual to download.  The engine sounds are amazing. All the sounds are well done actually.  Excellent modeling and a good plane to look at all around.  The gauges are exceptional. I didn’t know Virtavia was involved with this plane’s developmental. Don’t worry everything is top notch quality. The BN2 fills an empty spot in my hangar that I didn’t know I had. So glad I finally bought it. These days you never know when a FSX add on might vanish from the market never to be seen again.  Did I mention the flight physics are well done and feel realistic? They are. A worth purchase for the island hopping masses that shouldn’t be overlooked.   No cold/dark option, it always starts engine on. A little annoying when you have to turn it all off before starting a flight from scratch.  I also really like that you can hit a click spot under each lever to tie or untie the pairs for power, pitch and mix. Very cool.  All in all it’s a great plane that I am enjoying. It just a little bit over priced if you ask me. 


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