iniBuilds’ Airbus A310 reviewed

Is this the best default aircraft ever made?

With the arrival of the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 40th Anniversary Edition, I look back over everything I've learned since I first discovered flight simulation in the mid-'80s. Sure, I can talk about the technical improvements, moving from the wireframe Sears tower to where we are today.

The A310 was popular for Trans-Atlantic routes, offering savings on both fuel and crew for airlines.
The A310 was popular for Trans-Atlantic routes, offering savings on both fuel and crew for airlines. Jessica Bannister-Pearce

We've come a long way since Meigs field offered us the pinnacle of home-based flight but one truth has always followed each successive edition of Microsoft's Flight Simulator: never fly the default aircraft. It's a known fact that default aircraft have historically been... let's say 'not good' in comparison to third-party offerings. At best the simpler aircraft can behave somewhat oddly, at worst, the more complex aircraft are just plain odd (anyone who flew the FSX Airbus will agree here).

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