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Updated October 7, 2017

Updated Shared Cockpit Airliner List Below

There are many terrific aircraft in flight sim, but as far as many experienced flight simmers are concerned the two best aircraft (fidelity, realism, performance) ever developed for desktop flight simulation are the Majestic Dash 8 Q400 Professional and the Leonardo Fly the Maddog MD-80 Professional. The guys at Leonardo did things with the MD-80 back with FS2004 that nobody else did until Majestic released the Dash 8, but even the Dash was developed under FSX (and then P3D) and Leonardo did these things under FS2004!  Of course both these aircraft are Shared Cockpit capable!

The Maddog was ported over to FSX, meaning that there was no way it could be ported again into P3DV1/2/3, and certainly not into P3DV4. I'd communicated with Davide (owner of Leonardo Software) several times over the years about updating the Maddog, and even tried to get other developers including Aerosoft interested in purchasing the rights or working with Leonardo to re-develope the Maddog for FSX and P3D, but nobody was interested.  I then opened talks with Davide about purchasing the rights to the Maddog software, but that too didn't work out.  This aircraft is so terrific that several friends and I have kept FSX installed for the sole purpose of flying her and one other aircraft (MD-11), but overall it seemed that the flight sim community would loose this amazing aircraft.

UPDATE:  Last week it was announced that Leonardo has already begin work on re-writing the Maddog software for P3DV4!  I've spoken with Davide and my primary Shared Cockpit test partner (Grant) from the Dash 8 Q400 Professional project will be helping with the new Maddog. 

Regarding the Dash 8 Q400... if you're not aware, Majestic changed their mind about the development timeline for making the Dash 8 compatible with P3DV4, so we'll have this, the other of the two best aircraft ever developed for desktop flight sim, back in our hanger as well!

For those who haven't experienced flying either of these two STELLAR aircraft - especially in Shared Cockpit, you'll be in for a MAGNIFICENT EXPERIENCE.  With that, I'm EXCITED to update the Airliner Shared Cockpit list.

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It's going to be a GREAT 2017/2018 for shared cockpit flying!!!

Best wishes to everyone.

 

Edited by DaveCT2003
Shared Cockpit Guide Updated on 10-7-2017

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Looks good! My try to take the plunge again. Something really good about flying planes as part of a "crew".

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