Freeware Bell 429 for X-Plane updated to 1.2

If you don't happen to know, there's a stunning free Bell 429 for X-Plane that has been released for some time already. The author of this version, Tom Woods, has been hard at work updating this great bird and version 1.2 is out for grabs.

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It's impossible not to be amazed at what freeware developers do. They spend a whole lot amount of time working on their creations which they then give away for free.

Some of these are authentic gems. It's the case of the Bell 429 for X-Plane. And if the initial release was not enough to have us busy for hours, Tom is slowly working on it and bringing us new versions.

Although not a huge release, 1.2 was released a couple of days ago, bringing a lot of fixes, some more liveries (the count goes on 57 so far) and the support for OEI (One Engine Inoperative) and OEI training.

Go get the latest version and enjoy this amazing, free, helicopter.

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them.

Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers.

Sérgio is's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.


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