Trev Clark of Skysim writes “…… For over 40 years, the official aerobatic team of the Royal Air Force the famous Red Arrows has thrilled air show audiences worldwide. Since 1979 the team has flown the Royal Air Force’s advanced jet trainer, the BAe Systems Hawk T Mk. 1, painted in their stunning all red schemes. To be a Red Arrow is the pinnacle of any RAF fast jet pilot’s career; something achieved only after years of dedicated training and experience…..”.
“……. Now, thanks to the latest release from add-on software developer Skysim, owners of Microsoft FSX can simulate the thrill of flying this exciting aircraft, without having to endure the arduous training and selection procedure required by the RAF.
The Skysim BAe Systems Hawk T Mk.1 has been created exclusively for FSX by one of the world’s most respected aircraft developers, Rick Piper. By incorporating all the stunning new features available to aircraft designers within the latest Microsoft simulator, Rick has created possibly one of the most advanced models ever seen in the history of this hobby. His legendary attention to detail will be appreciated by dedicated ‘by the book’ pilots and the fact that this model was designed for FSX from the ‘ground up’ means these stunning details are available without sacrificing your computer’s performance.
To get an idea of what awaits prospective Skysim Hawk purchasers, click on this link to see an on-line version of the pilot’s manual. The guys from the Red Arrows were so impressed by the accuracy of this model, it is the only flight simulation product to be granted an official license from the Ministry of Defence (MOD), quite an endorsement of its quality.
The Skysim Red Arrows Hawk is now available to purchase in both boxed and download versions from the all new Skysim website here.
For those pilots who prefer their jets a little less polished than the Red Arrows, a free download of additional textures is available from renowned freeware download sites. This set features a great selection of operational RAF textures for the Hawk together with some colourful solo display aircraft from recent years. For those of you who enjoy creating your own paint schemes a comprehensive paint kit is also available.
All that remains now is for you to hone your fast jet aerobatic display skills to the level of the Red Arrows; without leaving the comfort of your home!….”.