FGUK WS-61 Sea King for FlightGear

FGUK, the team behind, well… Most of the helicopters in FlightGear is back with another release. This time it’s the British-built WS-61 Sea King.

As FGUK states, this is quite a different helicopter from the American counter part “with Rolls-Royce Gnome engines (derived from the US General Electric T58), British-made anti-submarine warfare systems and a fully computerised flight control system” and was built by Westland.

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The company also developed a specific version that would transport troops called the “Commando”.

Official features list

  • First "Proper" release.
  • 2 Versions now included. The HAR3 and the "Commando"
  • Updated FDM
  • Full cockpit lighting.
  • Updated cockpit.
  • ALS fuselage effects including livery specific levels of reflection.
  • Autopilot V3 ( see in sim help for instructions ).
  • New Main rotor model and animation.
  • 14 Liveries for the HAR3
  • 6 Liveries for the Commando
  • Functioning Winch operator

You can get the (again, free) Sea King for FlightGear here.