FSX Parachute Jumper

PreviewFSX Parachute Jumper. Offers realistic freefall and open chute flight dynamics, ambient leg animations, animated head and torso, red smoke and rescue strobe. By Bruce Fitzgerald.

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
2.02 MB
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Scanned 23 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 3 PRO members.

FSX Parachute Jumper. Offers realistic freefall and open chute flight dynamics, ambient leg animations, animated head and torso, red smoke and rescue strobe. By Bruce Fitzgerald.

Parachute add-on for Flight Simulator X

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The archive specops2.zip has 23 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
Aircraft.cfg11.05.087.48 kB
fx_litewash.fx12.29.033.71 kB
fx_smoke_r.fx08.22.074.81 kB
fx_strobeh.fx08.03.064.75 kB
jumper.air11.03.0812.73 kB
Model11.04.080 B
Jumper.MDL11.05.081.08 MB
jumper_interior.MDL11.04.081.08 MB
Model.cfg11.04.0849 B
panel11.05.080 B
DG808S.cab02.05.08204.51 kB
Main_Panel.bmp11.05.08769.05 kB
panel.cfg11.05.08646 B
readme.txt11.05.08612 B
sound10.29.080 B
silence.wav05.12.0640.31 kB
Sound.cfg10.29.081.42 kB
texture11.04.080 B
jumper.bmp11.04.081.00 MB
soldier.bmp10.29.08128.07 kB
thumbnail.jpg11.04.0811.88 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


This simple and steady little app by Bruce Fitzgerald does just what you would expect. This is a realistic way to add a parachute jumper who actually works as you would have intended. I was really impressed, having grabbed this as more of a novelty at first – before getting to see first-hand how fun this experience is!

Preview screenshot

With an authentic free-fall and also chute parachute mode, you get a really enjoyable experience with this. Flight dynamics are based on the real thing, so you can find that it’s quite fun to parachute around the place using this awesome little model.

The Simplest of Enjoyments

It also comes with ambient leg motions, which are very funny to watch! It’s a nice touch, though, as it stops the pilot looking like he’s just floating down to the ground. With animated head and torso movements, too, it’s nice to see that the little man is alive and kicking as you come gracefully back down to the ground.

With red smoke and a rescue strobe added, too, it’s the little things with this mod that make it worth having. While it’s hardly going to revolutionize the flight experience, I personally found it to be a nice little add-on to have.

I did struggle a little at first to get used to the controls, but there’s some good detail included with the mod to make sure that you can get it down quickly. Whatever you think, though, this is a fun and engaging little add-on that just adds another touch of variety to your simulator.

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

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Doug LinnSat, 10 Jan 2015 13:36:54 GMT

If we could contact the author, we would like to host this from the Return to Misty Moorings site.


Nolan MiddlemasWed, 12 Jun 2013 20:14:15 GMT

So you just start in the sky and glide to the ground?

moolewmanSun, 15 Aug 2010 04:06:05 GMT
How do you open the parachute.

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