Many users of FSX prefer to fly smaller, private general aviation aircraft. This section covers all of the planes that you would find at your local airfield or airstrip, from training aircraft used for your private pilots license to acrobatic propeller driven aircraft. Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a great all-round simulation, with the realism of commercial flying using IFR rules, to private social flights using VFR.
Image shows a double engine private aircraft flying over West Texas using one of the add-ons for FSX.
You don't always have to follow the "rules" when flying, you can simply jump in a smaller aircraft and go sight seeing.
General aviation aircraft are usually propeller driven and usually come in single or double engine versions depending on the size of the aircraft.
This section is growing daily, covering many of the aircraft from names such as Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft and others well know in the private aviation field. Almost all of the add-ons include detailed installation instructions to aid the user in getting the aircraft up and running in FSX.
Each of the downloads include a description and information text from the developer, explaining the file in detail. This is the second most popular section, while the commercial jets is number one. While developers usually focus on large commercial aircraft, there is a large group of developers that produce only private aircraft, and all of their creative efforts go into this; delivering high quality, highly developed freeware aircraft that is equal to that of some payware models.
Browse through the pages below to choose an add-on that suits what you're looking for.
* Please note, not all files have been tagged yet so remember to check files using the "Untagged Files" filter on the dropdown box as you may miss some files.
A fully-featured Zenith 701 model and livery pack developed specifically for Prepar3D 4.5+ (including P3Dv5) but may also work in FSX (with no guarantees).
The Zenith 702 is a twin-seat high-performance STOL aircraft with fixed landing gear and high mounted wings. It's a fun bush-flight aircraft that loves grass stips and very small GA aviation airfields. It's a true country-aircraft.
The pack includes the aircraft model, a fully functional 3D VC cockpit (virtual cockpit), and a...
DHC6-400 AMPHIBIAN FOR FSX/SP2. Aircraft, panel and sound package including dynamic VC with custom gauges.
Extract ALL (Repeat ...*ALL*) the files into the FSX MAIN Folder
New folders will be created and all files automatically installed.
Vista users may need to temporarily disable the UAC (User Account Control) to enable automatic creation of new folders.
Here's how by the numbers...
Navigate to where you downloaded the zip file
This mega package, previously updated for FSX by Michael E. Roberts, features a new enhanced and more realistic virtual cockpit and interior with new cabin views, smoke and corrected VC lights.
Thanks to Brian Gladden for the original FS2002 model and to Michael E. Roberts for the previous FSX update. New VC and modified 2D panel as well as smoke and VC light correction by Michael Pook.
Copy and paste the aircraft folder into your main airplanes directory.
The Cessna 182 Skylane is an American four-seat, single-engined light airplane, built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas. The Cessna 182 was introduced in 1956 as a tricycle gear variant of the 180. In 1957, the 182A variant was introduced along with the name Skylane. This is the retract gear version.
GMAX models by A.F.Scrub.
An Aero Commander AC500 model for FSX and FSX: Steam Edition.
Package includes 1 model, custom panels and era gauges, custom sounds, custom Flight Model, and 3 liveries.
Compatible with all the original repaints.
Simple installation; lots of Aero Commander fun :-)
Since your FSX/P3D/Steam setup may be different than mine, place the enclosed ac500fsx aircraft container folder in your airplanes folder.
There are two effects in this package that go in your effects...
FSX Native Aero Commander AC680S by Milton Shupe, Scott Thomas, Andr Folkers, Bill Womack, and Sounds by Gary Jones.
Package includes three models, two custom panels and era gauges, custom sounds, custom Flight Model, and four liveries.
Compatible with all the original repaints.
Simple installation; lots of Aero Commander fun.
Author: Milton Shupe
This is the second version of FSX port-over of Brian Gladden’s GA8 Airvan, initially designed for FS9. With permission of the original model designer, there were made some improvements of exterior and interior texture, virtual cockpit, aircraft configuration, flight dynamics and sound files. The FSX aircraft is operated from VC only but has several auxiliary pop-up panels to expand control capabilities (mini-panel for external view flight; display, providing detailed engine operations...
FSX PA-42 Piper Cheyenne 400LS The PA-42-1000 Piper Cheyenne 400LS is a high performance pressurised turboprop corporate aircraft seating up to nine passengers & is powered by two 1000shp AiResearch (Garrett) TPE-331-14A engines normally driving four-bladed Dowty rotol propellers, this model features improved performance five blade constant speed composite MT-propellers increasing max speed to over 400 knots.Gmax model with detailed interior & full animation of major parts.
A stand-alone civilian Avro Anson C12 alternative pack for use with the payware FSAddon Avro Anson base package. Includes four additional liveries (two real and two fictional), some 2D auxiliary panels with radio, navigation and flight control gauges and alternative aircraft.cfg and .air files. By Vladimir Gonchar.
Screenshot of Avro Anson C12 Civil in flight.
ZK-AXY: Ex-RAF Anson C12 PH599.Entered RAF service in February 1945. Arrived to Australia in August 1945....
Fieseler Storch Fi 156C-3 Trop D-EAWD, c/n: 2072, built: 1939, Luftsportclub Pelkum 1960. Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim. About 2900 Fi 156s, mostly Cs, were produced from 1937 to 1945 at the Fieseler Factory in Kassel. A repaint for the payware FSAddon Fi-156 Fieseler Storch. By Milan Stefanovic.
Screenshot of Fieseler Storch Fi 156C-3 Trop D-EAWD in flight.
Unzip to a temporary folder.
Copy the texture.D-EAWD into the "GFA Fieseler Storch...
A repaint for the payware A2A C172 Trainer. The real aircraft is 2003 Cessna 172R, Fixed wing single engine (4 seats / 1 engine). By Ryan Pitt.
Screenshot of SIU Aviation Cessna 172 N5318G in flight.
To install, place the texture.N5318G folder in your A2A_C172 folder under FSX->SimObjects->Airplanes. Also add the text below to your texture.cfg in the A2A_C172 folder. Replace the "x" with the next texture number.
Five British repaints for the payware Carenado Cherokee 180F. These Cherokees were used by the College Of Air Training at Hamble from 1970 to 1984. Repaint by Peter Watkins.
Screenshot of College Of Air Training Piper Cherokee on runway.
Copy the texture file into the 'Carenado Cherokee' folder in FSX SimObjects 'Airplanes' folder.
Copy and add the following to the aircraft.CFG file, replacing the 'xx' with your next number in...
Repaint of G-LUEK for the payware A2A Cessna 182 Skylane. G-LUEK originally started out as N2467A in the U.S.A. in 2006. It became G-LUEK in 2009 when it was added to the U.K. CAA register. By Alexander Firth.
Screenshot of Cessna 182T Skylane G-LUEK on the ground.
Copy the "texture.G-LUEK" folder into your A2A_C182 folder.
Add the following text to your Aircraft.CFG. Remember to change the XX to the next sequence...
Cessna 177 RG Cardinal II textures for the payware Alabeo C177RG. Based on a real aircraft currently flying in the U.K. The paint kit doesn't allow me to put a registration under the wing as in real life but in other respects this is close to the real thing.By HJ Curtis.
Screenshot of Cessna 177RG G-BAJA in flight.
Copy the Texture.GBAJA folder into your Alabeo C177RG_Cardinal_II folder.
Add the aircraft.cfg text to your aircraft.cfg file in the above...
The 'N6218B' is a 2008 Cessna C182 T Skylane. This is a repaint for the payware A2A Simulations Cessna C182T Skylane. By Tim Scharnhop.
Screenshot of Cessna C182T Skylane N6218B in flight.
Unzip A2A_C182_N6218B.ZIP to a temporary folder, ensuring that you retain folder names.
Within the download, move the texture folder 'texture.N6218B' to the folder 'A2A_C182' within your 'Microsoft Flight Simulator XSimObjectsAirplanes'...
Fieseler Storch Fi 156 - D-EAML / EA+ML C/N: 751.Built: 1947. Constructed as Morane-Saulnier MS 500 France. Registered as N42FM. 925 aircraft were built before the end of the production of all types of Criquet by Morane-Saulnier in 1965. A repaint for the payware FSAddon Fi-156 Fieseler Storch. By Milan Stefanovic.
Screenshot of Fieseler Storch Fi 156 on runway.
Unzip to a temporary folder.
Copy the texture.D-EAML into the "GFA Fieseler Storch...
An artistic design depicting the various faces of the UK bank notes. The payware A2A C172 original plane must be installed first, this is a skin design only. By Gordon Barnes.
Screenshot of Cessna 172 GPUSY on the ground.
Add the following line to the A2A C172 aircraft.cfg file, where X is the next number available on the list.
A repaint for the payware FSAddon Avro Anson C19. G-AWRS c/n 33785 was ex-RAF Anson C19 TX213. Sold to Hewitts Investment Company in October 1968, the aircraft was chartered until sold to Kemps Aerial Surveys Ltd in April 1971.Retired in 1974 and stored at Strathallan. Currently under restoration at the North East Aircraft Museum, Sunderland. Repaint by Peter Watkins.
Screenshot of Avro 19 Srs 2 G-AWRS in flight.
Copy the texture folder into the 'GFA Avro...