Sorry for the delay as you know moving is stressful and as you know my internet was supposed to be connected 3 days ago which I'm now having issues with. I have a engineer coming out today so hopefully I will be able to update Wizzsim sometime today
Wizzsim.com updates will recommence today with new downloads and news as I now have internet at our new home. But I do want to stress that till me and my family have finished unpacking updates will be minimal. I will of-course try my very best to update as much as I can. But for now enjoy using wizzsim and thank you to you all for your patience. Regards Matt. No registration required for now.
X-Plane 9+ Alcock & Brown Vimy. Here is the airplane that was used in the North Bay, Canada, reenactment of Alcock and Brown's epic non-stop transatlantic flight. Inside the package is the Vickers Vimy aircraft, a collection of documents comprising the Pilots Operating Handbook (tested and constructed by Bamboo Cougar), a plugin for navigation that provides lat/lon to simulate using a sextant for acquiring a fix. (This plugin was built for the project by Sandy Barbour) and a chart of the North Atlantic, should you want to try your hand at very basic navigation. By Ron Norvelle.
X-Plane 11.30+ Brooklands Vimy 1.0.1. The Vickers Vimy was a British heavy bomber aircraft developed and manufactured by Vickers Limited. It made its first flight in 1917 and is perhaps most famous for the historic trans-Atlantic flight in 1919 by John Alcock and Arthur Brown. This is an adaptation (with permission) of Ron Norvell's Vickers Vimy for X-Plane 9 (ALCOCK_BROWN_VIMY.ZIP). This X-Plane 11 model represents the replica that is on permanent display at the Brooklands Museum, England. Many thanks to Ron Norvell and also Beber for the use of his pilot. Please see the included documentation for further details on this model. Version 1.0.1 fixes the position error for the second pilot. By Ray Hill.
X-Plane 11.35+ Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a 1.0. This aeroplane was designed by the RAF -- Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough. The volume production was sub-contracted out to various organisations amongst which included Vickers and Martin-Handasyde. This was possibly the RFC's (Royal Flying Corp's) most successful day fighter. This X-Plane build is a preview of a work in progress and will improve through successive releases. Please see the included documentation for further details on this model. By Ray Hill.
X-Plane 11.35+ Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI 1.0. The Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI was a four-engined German biplane strategic bomber of World War I, and the only Riesenflugzeug ("giant aircraft") design built in any quantity. The R.VI was the most numerous of the R-bombers built by Germany, and also among the earliest closed-cockpit military aircraft (the first being the Russian Sikorsky Ilya Muromets). There are two models in this package; a 1915 version with lozenge camouflage and appropriate panel, plus a 2019 hypothetical version, complete with modern instruments. Documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.
X-Plane 11.35+ DeHavilland DH 91 Albatross 1.0. The de Havilland DH.91 Albatross was a 1930s airliner which evolved from the success of the DH 88 Comet racer. The wooden construction method was a precursor to the mighty Mosquito, which would have maximised existing factory tooling and skill sets in the workforce. These airliners used to do the London (Croydon) to Paris run and were later camouflaged when war broke out. The paintwork represents one used by Imperial Airways (later BOAC). Sorry folks, no 3D cockpit. Please see the included documentation for further details on this model. By Ray Hill.
X-Plane 11.35+ Sikorsky S-38. The Sikorsky S38 was an American twin-engined eight-seat sesquiplane amphibious aircraft. It was sometimes called "The Explorer's Air Yacht" and was Sikorsky's first widely produced amphibious flying boat which in addition to serving successfully for Pan American Airways and the U.S. Army, also had numerous private owners who received notoriety for their exploits. There are two models in this package; a 1928 version with appropriate panel, plus a 2019 replica, complete with modern instruments. Documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.
X-Plane 11.30+ Hawker Fury 1.0.2. The Hawker Fury was a British biplane fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force in the 1930s. It was a fast, agile aircraft, and the first interceptor in RAF service capable of speed higher than 200 mph. It was the fighter counterpart to the Hawker Hart light bomber. Many of these were built in Kingston and shipped to Brooklands for final assembly and rigging/ test flight, prior to delivery. Many thanks to Beber for the use of his pilot. Please see the included documentation for further details on this model. Version 1.0.2: Now with with working guns (use the switch in the cockpit to arm and then trigger). By Ray Hill.
X-Plane 11.40+ Burnelli RB-2 1.0. The Burnelli RB-2 was a 1920s American twin-engined biplane freighter or airliner, designed by Vincent Burnelli with a lifting body fuselage. At the time it was the world's largest commercial freighter. It was the first aircraft to carry a motor car inside its fuselage. This is a recreation of the RB2. As none currently exist, I built this aircraft with full modern instruments. Documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.
X-Plane 11.40+ Burnelli RB-2 2.0. The Burnelli RB-2 was a 1920s American twin-engined biplane freighter or airliner, designed by Vincent Burnelli with a lifting body fuselage. At the time it was the world's largest commercial freighter. It was the first aircraft to carry a motor car inside its fuselage. This is a recreation of the RB2. As none currently exist, I built this aircraft with full modern instruments. Version 2.0: Added radiators and reshaped cockpit and put new pilots in leather. Documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.
X-Plane 11.40+ Wittemann-Lewis NBL-1 Barling Bomber 1.0. The Wittemann-Lewis NBL-1 "Barling Bomber" was an experimental long-range, heavy bomber built for the United States Army Air Service in the early 1920s. Although unsuccessful as a bomber, it was an early attempt at creating a strategic bomber. Although the Barling Bomber was considered a failure at the time, it led the way in the development of large, strategic bombers. Even Gen. "Hap" Arnold, who ordered it destroyed, later stated "if we look at it without bias, certainly [the Barling] had influence on the development of B-17s... and B-29s. Documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.
X-Plane 11.30+ Vickers Viking Flying Boat 1.0.2. The Vickers Viking was a British single-engine amphibious aircraft designed for military use shortly after World War I. Later versions of the aircraft were known as the Vickers Vulture and Vickers Vanellus. No Vikings survive today although a full-size replica built for the film The People That Time Forgot (1977) is displayed at Brooklands Museum in Surrey. Please see the included documentation for further details and changes on this model. By Ray Hill.
X-Plane 11.30+ Roe I Triplane 1.0. The Roe I Triplane (often later referred to as the Avro Triplane) was an early aircraft designed and built by A.V. Roe which was the first all-British aircraft to fly. The Roe I Triplane was a two-bay triplane: the tailplane, with a span of 10 ft (3.0 m) also had three surfaces and was a lifting rather than a stabilising surface, making up around 33% of the total lifting area. Roe had originally intended to use a four-cylinder inline engine which J.A. Prestwich were developing but this failed when bench-tested by Prestwich, so Roe initially installed the 6 horsepower (hp) JAP engine from his previous aircraft. On 13 July, he achieved a flight of 100 ft (30 m), and ten days later one of 900 ft (280 m). Over the next two months further successful flights were made and the aircraft was modified slightly: the drive belt was replaced by a chain, the vertical tail surfaces were removed and both the engine and pilot's seat were moved forwards. Many thanks to Beber for the use of his pilot. Please see the included documentation for further details on this model. By Ray Hill.
X-Plane 11.30 Macchi M.C.72 1.0. The Macchi MC 72 was an experimental seaplane designed and built by the Italian aircraft company Macchi Aeronautica. The MC72 held the world speed record for all aircraft for five years. In 1933 and 1934, it set a world speed record for piston engine-powered seaplanes which still stands. This X-Plane version is a rework of Baranger's wonderful model found on Blend Swap. Please see the included 'Readme' file for more information. By Rich Robinson.
X-Plane 11.30+ Santos-Dumont 14-bis. The 14-bis, also known as Oiseau de proie, was a pioneer era canard biplane designed and built by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont. In 1906 near Paris the 14-bis made a manned powered flight that was the first to be publicly witnessed by a crowd and the first by an aeroplane outside the U.S. Comprehensive documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.
X-Plane 11 Sikorsky S-40 (1931) And S-40T (2018) 2.0. The Sikorsky S40 was an American amphibious flying boat built by Sikorsky in the early 1930s for Pan American World Airways. There are two aircraft in this package: Sikorski S-40 as flown by Pan Am with a period 1931 instrument panel and minimal navigation, plus a hypothetical Sikorsky S-40T—2018, modernised for 2018. This model includes a hybrid of a modern instrument panel and incorporates the Garmin G1000 panels. Comprehensive documentation included in the package. By Billy Bargagliotti.