FSX 2D Cabin Window/Wing View Panel

Preview For use with wing views in FSX. As we all know, FSX doesn't provide this function, so here is a solution that can make this feature available. This is a fixed pop-up 2D panel window that can be used as an overlay panel in 3D wing view mode in FSX. By Hassan Ezzeddine.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 3 PRO members.

For use with wing views in FSX. As we all know, FSX doesn't provide this function, so here is a solution that can make this feature available. This is a fixed pop-up 2D panel window that can be used as an overlay panel in 3D wing view mode in FSX. By Hassan Ezzeddine.

View from the window looking out over the wing.

View from the window looking out over the wing.


  • Unzip or extract "FSX_2D_Window.zip" to a folder of your choice.
  • Copy & paste the Bitmap file "Window.bmp" to the desired aircraft panel folder. Example: "Simobjects/Airplanes/Airbus_A321/Panel".
  • Open the desired aircraft panel.cfg.
  • Open "Panel.txt" in "FSX_2D_Window" folder.
  • Add the contents of "Panel.txt" to the aircraft's "panel.cfg" under [Window titles] & [WindowXX] section respectfully, replacing "xx" with the appropriate increasing numbers.

How to use:

This is a fixed 2D panel, in order to use it, you need to use the alternate shift+# key as desired, depending on aircraft configuration.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive fsx_2d_cabin_window_wing_view_panel.zip has 9 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
FSX_2D_Window01.04.130 B
Panel.txt01.04.13201 B
Readme.txt01.04.131.02 kB
Screenshots01.04.130 B
1.jpg01.04.13256.87 kB
2.jpg01.04.13208.83 kB
Window.bmp03.10.03769.05 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


As someone who has spent more than enough of my adult life on airplanes and flying across the world, I know what to look out for and what I enjoy about being on a plane. Like many others, I enjoy having the view of the side window that lets me see what’s going on outside the plane. It’s always nice to have this kind of view as it lets you see so many different sights to what you see if you are just using the same views over and over, and now that this view has been added to FSX with this mod I have to say I’m absolutely loving it!

Preview screenshot

It’s such a breath of fresh air to be able to hop into the aircraft and just fly off, get everything prepared, and then use a fresh view to look at something else. In truth I was really disappointed when FSX was lacking this in the first instance so this was an instant download and install for me. It’s a pop-up 2D panel that lets you see everything that’s going on as you fly around, giving you a whole new perspective on the flight.

Some models come with this and have this already installed but many of the originals don’t unless you add it in yourself, so it’s nice to be able to actually add this feature into the aircraft that you are using all the time.

A new camera angle can make such a big difference to how you perceive everything that is going on around you, which is one of the most important things to remember when you first install this mod. It might not seem like much but when you start to see the world spin by you from this unique view, it can make the whole flight seem a little bit more impressive than it originally needed.

The best thing about this mod, though, is the fact that it’s a fixed panel that gets accessed with just two buttons. All you need to do is hit Shift+# and you’ll be taken to this view – simple, right? Then, you can enjoy the rest of the flight from the one view. It’s a nice change to the usual views that we are used to getting and can make a pretty big difference to anyone who wants to see how this can be when you get in the cockpit for the first time.

I was always really impressed by camera mods in the past as it’s such an undervalued part of flying around, but this really changes the perspective of the whole thing quite massively. If you are like myself and want to get the best visual representation of your flight – or at least the one that you can likely relate the most to – then this is an absolute must download for anyone who feels like this.

For more help with being able to actually connect with the flight process itself, this mod can really help you settle.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Installation Instructions

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description. For further installation help, please see our Flight School for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download. If in doubt, you may also ask a question or view existing answers in our dedicated Q&A forum.


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Ryan MendozaMon, 10 Apr 2023 19:36:48 GMT

mr "fsx genius", alt + shift + 3 does not work. please ELABORATE and READ other's comments.

James Vincent BaylyWed, 29 Jun 2022 01:09:32 GMT

Alt + Shift + # does a whole lot of notta... better instructions would have been nice, I really wanted to use this.

Martin ReadThu, 22 Mar 2018 23:16:10 GMT

need permissons to save panel.cfg file in aircraft folder

jakeFri, 25 Aug 2017 01:14:36 GMT

i have tried shift+3 and alt+shift+3 nothing works

jakeFri, 25 Aug 2017 01:02:15 GMT

i don't know how to change my view to it

Pakcik ImThu, 27 Apr 2017 19:59:19 GMT

Helllo there.

just to point. I have the same problem when I want to use it, Alt+Shift+3 is not work, why?

NaushadSat, 04 Jul 2015 00:04:27 GMT

Dear FsxGenius, Your wing view is simply great, can you please let me know how you create the bump window file. I was trying to create window view with another Airbus window image, but not able to manage the transperency in Photoshop.

Please share your expertise


FSXGeniusSun, 25 May 2014 08:35:48 GMT

It is ALT+SHIFT+3 not shift+3. Try LOOKING as it says ALTERNATE

Stephen A. CraytonSat, 06 Jul 2013 12:55:07 GMT

Your instructions are not complete.

1. How do you name the "Window Titles?" 2. It sure would make it easier if you added a copy of a panel.cfg file as an example.


GasWed, 03 Apr 2013 10:26:37 GMT

I have a problem when I try to use it. The combination of shift+# (shift+3) key, opens GPS. Please be more specific about how to use this.

sacraytonTue, 19 Mar 2013 19:21:26 GMT

This is exactly what I have been attempting to do. I cannot get it to work though. The Alt+Shift+#key do not do anything. I am trying to configure the PMDG 737NGX. Please help.


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