FSX iFly Boeing 747-400

PreviewFeatures extremely detailed cockpit with fully simulated FMC, complete TCAS simulation with audio and visual TA and RA system. Also fully simulated Inertial Reference System. 90% of 3D fully operational buttons in VC mode. Three model configuration for better performance. Included are seven liver...

Screenshot 1Screenshot 2Screenshot 3Screenshot 4
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
50.95 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 13 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 25 PRO members.

Features extremely detailed cockpit with fully simulated FMC, complete TCAS simulation with audio and visual TA and RA system. Also fully simulated Inertial Reference System. 90% of 3D fully operational buttons in VC mode. Three model configuration for better performance. Included are seven liveries. By the iFly Developer Team.


This is the first version of iFly 747-400 and there are some main features:

  1. Extremely detailed cockpit
  2. Fully simulated FMC
  3. Complete TCAS simulation with audio-visual Traffic Advisory and Resolution Advisory system
  4. Fully simulated Inertial Reference System
  5. 90% of 3D fully operational buttons in VC mode
  6. Performance friendly (given the user an option to pick suitable cockpit configuration for better performance)
  7. come with seven liveries
  8. Operations Manual with 330 pages
  9. and more.....

IMPORTANT: The iFly 747-400 WILL NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY without FSUIPC4 4.12 or higher.


  1. Open FSUIPC4.zip, follow the instruction and install FSUIPC.
  2. Just open iFLy setup.exe, follow the instruction and install the files into the main directory of FSX
  3. We recommend to update the navigation database from NavData, we use the same database as pic767/pmdg737. We also recommend updating the updating database from PlanePath.

System Requirements

This product is only compatible with FSX, so of course, FSX is required. For your computer, we recommend you have a P4 2.8 GHz machine, with a 256 Mb memory video card. System memory should be a minimum of 1G. HD should be a minimum of 250MB. Low-end onboard sound chips are NOT recommended. A plugin sound card, such as a Soundblaster Audigy, is recommended.


Q1. I have installed the FSUIPC. however, all displays in the cockpit don't show anything except on PFD says that I need to install FSUIPC with version number 4.1. Why?
A: If you already have FSUIPC version 4.1 or later, then this problem indicates that you are using unauthorized FSUIPC registration code. However, actually, you don't need to use a registered copy of FSUIPC for iFly 747-400 (because iFly 747-400 can function normally with an unregistered copy of FSUIPC). The solution is to simply re-install the FSUIPC.

Q2. The sound volume seems quite low after I entered in iFly 747-400 2D cockpit. How to fix this?
A: Select the FS menu to "select aircraft", and select iFly 747-400 to load this aircraft again.

Q3. With selected ILS Frequency, PDF/ND displays this ILS and iFly 747-400 is also in GS mode. But why it doesn't descend to intercept the GS? Strange that the aircraft just keeps the current flight level...
A: In some special cases, the GS station in FSX gives incorrect coordinates (due to FSX's own problem). You can select NAV RAD page in CDU, and insert any frequency to NAV 1, then insert "DELETE" to delete this frequency. By this way, it can force FS to refresh the GS's coordinates. Please note, it is not recommended to use this method in SLEW mode or in PAUSE state.

Q4. Why there is nothing shown on displays in VC mode?
A: It is possible that your default flying setting is to use VC mode. You need to first 2D cockpit and then switch to VC, so after the displays in VC mode should function normally.


  • Gauge developer, 3D modeling and manual revisions: Jiangwei Shen (nick: szm99)
  • 2D painting & image optimization: Bo Yuan (nick: agings)
  • Documentation & manual writing: Miao Luo (nick: mluo)
  • Technical mentor: Qinzhong Yao (nick: Adolf)

Images & Screenshots

Screenshot 1Screenshot 2Screenshot 3Screenshot 4Screenshot 5Screenshot 6Screenshot 7Screenshot 8Screenshot 9Screenshot 10Screenshot 11Screenshot 12Screenshot 13Screenshot 14Screenshot 15Screenshot 16Screenshot 17Screenshot 18Screenshot 19Screenshot 20Screenshot 21Screenshot 22Screenshot 23Screenshot 24

The archive fly74711.zip has 34 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
logo_iFly_744_01.jpg12.18.0524.71 kB
logo_iFly_744_02.jpg12.18.0531.09 kB
readme.txt08.12.074.79 kB
setup.exe08.13.0743.88 MB
FILE_ID.DIZ08.12.07348 B
Fly74711.gif12.18.0523.96 kB
FSUIPC4.zip06.15.072.94 MB
iFly744_01.jpg12.19.0583.70 kB
iFly744_02.jpg12.19.0592.73 kB
iFly744_03.jpg12.19.05108.93 kB
iFly744_04.jpg12.18.05181.41 kB
iFly744_05.jpg12.18.05100.97 kB
iFly744_06.jpg12.18.05138.59 kB
iFly744_07.jpg12.18.05167.83 kB
iFly744_08.jpg12.18.05267.05 kB
iFly744_09.jpg12.18.05212.79 kB
iFly744_10.jpg12.18.05180.11 kB
iFly744_11.jpg12.18.05152.87 kB
iFly744_12.jpg12.18.05141.41 kB
iFly744_13.jpg12.18.05119.63 kB
iFly744_14.jpg12.18.05153.06 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
Screenshots06.20.160 B
001.jpg06.20.16289.91 kB
002.jpg06.20.16243.88 kB
003.jpg06.20.16353.24 kB
004.jpg06.20.16333.08 kB
005.jpg06.20.16261.43 kB
006.jpg06.20.16208.52 kB
007.jpg06.20.16305.08 kB
008.jpg06.20.16132.90 kB
009.jpg06.20.16337.09 kB
010.jpg06.20.16257.67 kB

Complementing Files & Dependencies

This add-on mentions the following files below in its description. It may be dependent on these files in order to function properly. It's possible that this is a repaint and the dependency below is the base package.

You may also need to download the following files:


Should you be anything like myself, then you will have no doubt spent a lot of time recently looking into trying to find yourself a remake of the Boeing 747-400 for use with Flight Simulator X. as one of the best flight simulators around, it only makes sense that you want some of the most prominent and important aircraft of all time to be represented!

Preview screenshot

Well, this package gives you that representation that you were looking for in abundance.

By making sure that you have all the help in the world in getting right into the spirit of the Boeing, this package includes every possible feature that could have been implemented. As a Boeing fan myself it was heartening to see every possible feature included with stunning detail and accuracy.

Some of the most prominent features that really impressed me included;

  • The extensive operations manual – for a flight geek, it was great to read over 300 pages of intricate and factually correct information about the Boeing 747 and how to fly it properly!

  • The excellent addition of different liveries. The 747 has been used by so many companies over the years that having just the one skin would have felt like a waste. This made sure that you never had this problem in the first place

  • The cockpit itself is pretty dazzling – you’ll find yourself easily entranced by the massive array of gauges and features, but just about everything actually works. It makes your life so much easier when you get used to the plane itself, as just about every feature that you could possibly need will be available for selection

  • Designed to give you maximum performance quality, too – you won’t have to make do if you are on a lower end machine. I use a laptop that is the absolute antithesis of a gaming machine and it is capable of using the Boeing add-on with relative ease – if you can run the normal simulator you’ll have no problem with this

  • Simulated totally in every single aspect – new cockpit, new features, additional dynamics and a massive attention to detail delivers one of the most fan-friendly products that are out there on the market at the moment

  • Gives you all of the little additions and features you would hope to see from a recreation of the Boeing 747 – including an Inertial Reference System!

Overall, the absolutely staggering list of features that ha been included makes sure that you have an aircraft that feels like the real thing. Having had the enjoyment of flying in a 747 on many different occasions over the years, this feels just like the real thing. From the features and the way it actually flies to the sounds that it makes, this is a perfect recreation in my opinion.

Looking for a way to spice up FSX and ensure you’ve got hours’ worth of simulation left out there? Then you need to have this package included – it gives you literally everything you need.

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.

Installation icon.

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.


Leave a Response

The content of the comments below are entirely the opinions of the individual posting the comment and do not always reflect the views of Fly Away Simulation. We moderate all comments manually before they are approved.

Gabriel GhibyTue, 22 Nov 2022 08:27:28 GMT

Sadly it's not working for me, fresh new install of FSX Steam, so the last version, the last update, since I just installed

I can't install the FSUIPC that comes with the pack, gives me errors

the pack itself iFLy B747-400 I've used it with the original FSX game on DVD on an older PC, but now, on a newer and more powerful PC will not work, the VC - virtual cockpit - will not load at all, and loading the panel's gauges are blank, also not working

I'm a big, huge fan of B747 all variations, and of iFly team, but sadly on FSX SE I can't make it work, at least not yet, I'm open to suggestions to fix it.

baguetteSat, 19 Dec 2020 22:42:08 GMT

I had a problem with FSUIPC and black screens in the 3D cockpit, but I downloaded it manually FSUIPC and it works perfectly now great freeware.

David IsraelWed, 16 Sep 2020 20:23:43 GMT

It’s not really very difficult to install. It can seem that way from the first glance from somebody who isn’t used to installing freeware, but the instructions are plain and simple and easy to follow.

The virtual cockpits are fair and pretty accurate but not as many clickable items as I had expected. Cargo doors do not open, but the passenger entry and all 4 engines open by the same door opening command. The passenger views are pretty cool, that’s something we don’t see very often with freeware.

Just note that the only way to view any passenger perspectives requires you to move the camera for the pilot or copilot. That’s not exactly hard to do or anything but if you were expecting a dedicated view you can forget about that. Still pretty cool to walk the length of the 747-400.

It’s easy on the frame rates, I detected no impact that related to the performance of any kind. All in all, this is a mediocre plus offering and is worth a try out at least. I might keep it since this model is a little hard to come by with a VC.

rogerstubbs126Tue, 18 Aug 2020 22:23:40 GMT

A fantastic piece of work and the self-install really works. Can one import an FSX Flight Plan and how do you engage GPS...Roger Stubbs.

StonewallUSMCThu, 06 Aug 2020 05:40:56 GMT

Wow, seems like there's a lot of misgivings with this aircraft, I've never seen anything written like this about n IFLY add on. In the situation of the FSUIPC, you have a choice but to make the choice you have to bring the file up, you either accept the free version or go with the trial version, when it comes to cockpits there are multiple ways to use various cockpits if there are alternates, the most common is when in the cockpit to switch tap the key A, when you want to switch back from that cockpit click key S, and note keys F10 down thru f7 has to do with views.

In some of these situations, the aircraft is in the wrong file, it's not in the airplane or aircraft file it's in the main Microsoft Flight Simulator File.

Now another issue is whether the file reads aircraft or airplane, they are referred to differently in the FSX version and the Version Prior. SP2 has to be added as not much will work on anything new after 2007. When placing files in FSX it's always better to cut and paste, otherwise, files have a tendency to corrupt or vanish. There is freeware out there, one is an aircraft carrier that when you go to delete or uninstall it will take every file you have in your aircraft files and will either delete them or take cfg files.

So not ever add any FS9 scenery or other files into your FSX as this will cause all ai to vanish. When installing ORBX make sure you read the directions on ai and the files, and make a backup, in the Northwest freeware of Washington State it will deny all AI so as to run smoothly with their AI, the only issue is you'll lose all of your default ai and you'll have to repair and that will cause issues with all of your add ons.

When installing anything make sure that YOU direct the download to the correct FSX file in the correct (86) don't put anything in that has a heading on the main file that says FSX in short, and if you let it create a new file that it says doesn't exist it will send it to the correct drive but to the base Microsoft Game file which won't show up.  Most of the issues have to do with using the configuration files to your advantage. Any questions leave em here. Although the newest versions coming out, this is the best way to learn the CFG as the new version will be a lot different.

A good example is where is the SDK and how do I do object placement or what is a paint kit, the SDK will teach you, when you know how to find it and set it up, you're ready to deal with the CFG.

To note, it's taken the community 14 years to unravel the mysteries of the FSX, and you'll have an easier time getting an answer than we ever did.

Roland CESARDSat, 03 Aug 2019 09:03:06 GMT

Where is the documentation and especially that of the FMC?

zain ul abideen.Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:32:43 GMT

Freeware aircraft with virtual cabin and cockpit... I was so excited to enjoy the cabin but you can see out through windows which has just made me upset.

Daraious BillimoriaSat, 18 May 2019 22:57:17 GMT

I wanted to install this primarily to be able to install AIR INDIA livery on it, but after reading the insanely complex installation instructions (install this, update that, etc.) I think I will need to obtain a CPL first. Jeepers man! So many warnings, so many things to update including the NAV database. I give up!

ronaldoFri, 28 Dec 2018 01:33:20 GMT

I do not know how use external power. Sometimes it appears, sometimes not. What do I need to do to appear? When I saw tutorials they use FMC, but in this version doesnt have this option.

Shuge ZhangMon, 10 Sep 2018 20:59:20 GMT

Great freeware 747 addon. It's not as good as payware quality but it does come close.

Max StoneMon, 13 Nov 2017 21:23:46 GMT

Did as instructed for VC and it still doesn't work. Any suggestions? Also says I don't need a subscription for FSUICP but it keeps asking for one and won't let me do anything. What's up with that?

EdmeisterSun, 30 Jul 2017 00:47:06 GMT

I concur. The best 747 freeware adon I have ever flown. Thanks!

Al HolmesSat, 06 May 2017 18:55:44 GMT

When I try to download any aircraft I get a message telling me that the download is not 32bit download. And yet I am running windows 7 64 bit.

TheInsaneLavamanSat, 14 Jan 2017 23:16:42 GMT

THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!! This is what ive been looking for a boeing 747 with a virtual 3d cabin. only two flaws there is only two seats by the window when there should be three and the cabin windows aren't see through, other than that its perfect

AthenaSat, 31 Dec 2016 10:44:47 GMT

I have followed the intructions, still no VC. I have FSUIPC4.939 installed. Please, some assistance would be of great value.


Michel WilsonSat, 29 Oct 2016 15:18:52 GMT

Allo, Where is the Operations Manual for FSX iFly Boeing 747-400 Sorry I can not find it

markMon, 08 Aug 2016 04:59:07 GMT

This is not a comment but a question. Does this software work with Microsoft FSX Steam version?

Ian ShawSun, 12 Jun 2016 12:28:18 GMT

This is not a comment but a question. Does this software work with Microsoft FSX Steam version?

Uncle BillyTue, 24 May 2016 00:00:18 GMT

The iFly documentation installs in your FSX directory under an "iFly" folder, not in the airplanes directory nor a documents directory.

macFri, 06 Nov 2015 18:31:58 GMT

hi...i had downloaded ifly 747-400 and also installed it..but when i start ifly 747-400 it shows nothing in vc.please help

Harvett BradfordFri, 17 Apr 2015 02:46:03 GMT

well what can I say , hum. I have PMDG,777-200-300ext ,747-400, MD-11 fsx most of the airbuses 318.320 ect A-380 you get the point , Well now comes IFly Just when you thought you had all your birds in a cage ,I saw your introductory video of this bird and know I had to have it . I just installed it and this baby is the sh-- no joke serious sh-- if you don.t have it you can,t fill in the blanks. However if you do you'll know what I'm saying, Trust me I know my planes and this one has moved to the top of the list and if it where not so , I would simply say so. over and out.

SimonMon, 02 Mar 2015 22:50:54 GMT

8. Operations Manual with 330 pages? But where can I find this 330 pages manual? Download and working OK, but I want to know how to use the FMS and IRS?

DougWed, 25 Feb 2015 00:44:49 GMT

I use FSX SE, installed it just as instructed. No sign of it at all when I look for it in aircraft. Help Please?

GunkMon, 23 Feb 2015 20:19:57 GMT

Why or how do I get the manual?? Program downloaded okay....no manuals.


Travis HunterMon, 10 Nov 2014 00:11:26 GMT

Have a problem, need help. How do you shut off the engines once a flight is complete. I can only get engines 2 and 3 to turn off but engines 1 and 4 continue to try and re-light and continuous ignition is turned off. Also is there service pack updates and if so where do I find those.

MartinMon, 28 Jul 2014 09:53:50 GMT

I have no VC AF all, the 2D cockpit works fine but when you switch to the VC all you can see is the scenery ahead. Can anyone help please?

DeborahWed, 23 Jul 2014 20:56:40 GMT

Wow, several models, detailed 350 plus page manual, claims of realism, tons of eye candy.

Too bad the aircraft doesn't work.

Undocumented procedure to make the VC and 2D panel displays and gauges to work: View Instruments, DUMMP, then after everything loads switch views. Panel displays and gauges should work now, until you change aircraft of exit FSX.

REQUIRES PAID VERSION OF FSUIPC for many functions to work as described in the manual, and to program the FMC.

FMC uses ONLY seriously outdated AIRACS BGL files (they were 10 years outdated when this aircraft was released). This makes the aircraft unusable in multiplayer flights using VATSIM and IVAO, and even in the now defunct Gamespy. If you have updated these files in FSX at all, you will need to uninstall FSX, then reinstall without ANY updates, to create the two flightplans so they work together.

Flight planning requires both FSX Flight Planner AND the FMC be programmed manually, they don't talk to each other, and the aircraft will either stall, refuse to climb, or dive for the ground if you don't.

I've been using MSFS since the original version (1980's). Never once have I come across a "freeware" aircraft so ridiculous. My guess is it was intended to be a demo for an internally proposed project, one that flopped badly. Only serious simmers pay for aircraft, and then we only buy them from serious developers.

My advice? Don't bother with this one, it isn't worth it.

Jeremiah Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:41:19 GMT

It works great but 3 problems I've came across 1.guages don't work the vc is textureless and grey

2.it wont take off (need Very long runway)

3 sometimes it go's nose down when trying to lane

Please fix

StephenThu, 05 Jun 2014 16:16:46 GMT

Can this 747-400 be flown without having to use the FMC like the FSX default 747-400 using the GPS, NAV and Auto Pilot.

Jack OpieThu, 27 Mar 2014 01:48:02 GMT

Where and what Navdata do I use to set up theFMC

Thanks Jack

ghostdancingTue, 29 Oct 2013 15:47:43 GMT

When I select F9, I have no VC. All I see is Runway.

ScreamerThu, 16 May 2013 08:08:59 GMT

IMHO this is the top add on for FSX. It set's the standard for freeware add ons for FSX. Just make sure you run FSX in administrator mode to use the FMC. It's auto land capability is the best there is. I can land this plane in fully auopilot in zero visibility, just like a real Cat III C landing. That is simulated very well with this model.

poohsdaddySat, 27 Oct 2007 11:03:44 GMT
guages ect didn't work, put MS 747 dash in it works, then aircraft sinks with stick all the way back. Every aircraft in this site has problems with something.
oceanpro4Tue, 09 Oct 2007 04:36:11 GMT
its great but i cant seem to pull up the gps map,
oc03sampsoFri, 05 Oct 2007 15:29:40 GMT
got 1 prob cant seem to get the gages working any help please reply to Blades_2@hotmail.co.uk thanks
selfloadingbaggageMon, 01 Oct 2007 22:27:52 GMT
WOW!! It takes flying to a whole new level! Great job!

Leave a comment