Short range aircraft


#1

I would really appriciate short range aircraft such as the Dash-8 to give the simulator a more realistic feature. Most or all possible flights in this game wouldn’t require a 747 or even a 737. I know I want to be more realistic and have reasonable aircraft.


#2

Short range aircraft in the game are pretty much the Boeing 717 and Boeing 737s, least until the Airbus A320 comes out…

The Amsterdam region is a good place to get some realistic routes in. Some could be run with a Boeing 757-200 (MAYBE). Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800, CR2 here.

London has some (I can recall only one but there has to be more) routes. Boeing 757-200 can be used for one IIRC. Boeing 73G, Boeing 738, CR2 here.

Honolulu region has tons of realistic routes. Use a Boeing 717-200, Bombardier CRJ-200, or Boeing 737-700.

SoCal has one if LAX-SAN counts. Probably a CRJ-200.

Denver if DEN-COS counts. Probably a CRJ-200.

Charlotte I’m pretty sure has one. Does the map have Greensboro? That’d be a CR2.

South Florida and Sydney both have some. CR2s and maybe a 712 for Sydney.

Does Paris have any routes? (Is BOD or MRS in the region?).

Singapore has the obvious SIN-KUL.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REGIONS HAVE REALISTIC ROUTES WITH A CESSNA 208 CARAVAN.

Hope this helps-There are tons of realistic routes, but you gotta look long and hard for them. That said, a Dash 8 or ATR would be a huge help given the fact that the Cessna 208 Caravan has gotten kind of boring (It’s so slow). Whole slew of new routes could be possible with a small turboprop.

Best, Boeing707


#3

Ok thanks. I was suggesting the Dash-8 because it would be something new to the game. I am looking forward to use the a320 on the SIN-KUL route but I personally do not like to use the CRJ when I fly from LAX to SAN which is my normal and preferred flight, so I thought something like the Dash-8 made sense. I hope this explains what I was really trying to get out of it.


#4

Alaska Airlines, Portland - Seattle daily using the 737s.
But I’m waiting for the Dash 8 for more realistic regional flying, Westjet livery would be appreciated :)


#5

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#6

Delta flies Embraer ERJ 175 between LAX and SAN.


#7

Yeah; some more GA aircraft and short range commercial planes would really spice up the sim, I think. There are plenty of props that could fill this role.


#8

In general, we need more small regional aircraft.

The CRJ-200 does an ok job, but there are some flights covered by other aircraft that are missing such as the…

Embraer ERJ-135/-140/-145 as @SirMS confirmed.
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400-This would open up a crap-ton of routes in the Seattle/Portland region, Charlotte region, and others that I’m not thinking up of.

I rarely fly in the Chicago, but if it does of Milwaukee, I’m sure that someone flies Boeing 737s from ORD-MKE or MDW-MKE.

ATR 42/ATR 72 would open up a ton of routes in the Caribbean.

But nothing in the most useless region for commercial flying, Oshkosh (I only use it for practice/training because of the excess of airports there).

Best, Boeing707


#9

A Cessna Citation Mustang would be a nice plane. Single pilot, four passengers and a full Garmin panel. Considered a VLJ (Very light jet). Would be nice for some of the shorter runways.


#10

ATR 72 would be great too alongside the Dash 8 :)

Livery suggestion for the ATR:
— MAS Wings
— Firefly
— Berjaya
— Cebu Pacific Air


#11

Since we already have a Cessna Citation, maybe shake it up for some more variety such as a Beechcraft Premier or Hawker 400.

Best, Boeing707


#12

Perhaps, Piper Warriors too! Hehe


#13

Even a reworked CRJ would be nice, hahah. I would like to fly it more, but after flying the Citation it just ain’t the same XD


#14

Basically, Kuala Lumpur to Changi in 737-800 MH, and Brussels to Amsterdam in KLM Cityhopper e-190 are the real routes not in the US and Caribbean. Also KLM Cityhopper e-190 dusseldorf to Amsterdam is one, but mostly done by Fokker 50.


#15

Crj 200 and Embraer’s e-jets are the most known commercial short range aircraft in IF. Cessna 208 has liveries in too random regional companies. Like which do you know more: United express, or Kenmore air?