Black Box Simulations' Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander

The Land Rover of the skies

Black Box Simulations (BBS) has recently released its second general aviation aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator (MFS), in the form of the Britten- Norman BN-2 Islander.

Descending over the non-traffic side for Runway 28 at NZGB.
Descending over the non-traffic side for Runway 28 at NZGB.


The BN-2, nicknamed the ‘Bongo’ down here in the antipodes, is a twin-engine piston-driven utility aircraft that was originally designed in the 1960s by company founders John Britten and Desmond Norman. The pair recognised rapid growth in the air transport sector and came up with a relatively simple model using a high-lift wing that prioritised maximum payload over both range and speed.

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