FSX FAB Boeing C-17A

PreviewFAB Boeing C-17A. A repaint for the Area 51 Sim C17 Globemaster III in fictional Brazilian Air Force textures. By Hani Michal.

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FAB Boeing C-17A. A repaint for the Area 51 Sim C17 Globemaster III in fictional Brazilian Air Force textures. By Hani Michal.

FAB Boeing C-17A.

FAB Boeing C-17A.


Open your aircraft.cfg with notpad and Paste into, change x (first line, below) to the next sequential number:

title=Area 51 Sim Forca Aerea Brasileira
ui_createdby="Area51 Simulations"
ui_variation=Brazilian air Force
description="Fictional repaint for the Brazilian air Force by Hani Michal (Hanibal__111)"

Hani Michal (Hanibal__111)

FAB Boeing C-17A in flight.

FAB Boeing C-17A in flight.

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The archive area51_c-17a_fab.zip has 21 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
C17-1.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
C17-2.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
C17-3.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
C17-4.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
C17-5.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
C17-6.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
C17-7.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
Eng.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
Lwng.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
Rwng.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
texture.cfg07.27.11139 B
thumbnail.jpg09.07.1135.81 kB
Tl.dds09.07.11512.12 kB
readme.txt09.08.11958 B
tbsc_1365.jpg09.08.1134.84 kB
tbsc_1366.jpg09.08.1145.78 kB
tbsc_1367.jpg09.08.1131.37 kB
tbsc_1368.jpg09.08.1137.37 kB
tbsc_1369.jpg09.08.1126.33 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


This take on the Fab Boeing C-17A was a really impressive mod, and one that I was quite taken by more or less as soon as I hopped into the cockpit. The work by Hani Michal was very impressive, taking into account many of the aspects of the C-17A that many other designers in the past have neglected.

Preview screenshot

Although it’s a repaint for the Area 51 Sim C-17 Globemaster, it takes on all of the hallmarks of the original and adds to them in a fresh and invigorating manner. With a fictional Brazilian Air Force texture created for this mod it helps the whole thing to come to life in the right way, offering a refreshing take on the original aircraft.

This helps the whole atmosphere inside the cockpit feel far more realistic as it takes from history to build the cockpit to give you a total appreciation of what it would be like to fly one of these aircraft. The work that has gone into the development of this aircraft was really impressive, offering a nice and engaging take on the original.

All you need to do to get this giving you the highest level of performance and realism is to deliver the aircraft.cfg info provided with the mod and make sure that it all tallies up. This is a first important little feature to do as it will make sure you are going to have access to the livery and be able to actually use it – it could have been made a little easier to set it up but FSX veterans should have no problems in installing it.

Whilst “just” a repaint, Hani has done a wonderful job in putting all of the main elements in the right spot and bringing it all together to make an aircraft that looks like the real thing. If you are like me and you like to have fresh designs in your flight simulation experience then this livery is well worth having.

It may not follow historical precedent but that does not mean that these liveries do not look anything other than awesome!

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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