For those interested ....
HJG have just released its "new, updated, improved, and "very authentic" flight line of AIR NEW ZEALAND DC-8-52 and -54F textures .... featuring each of the major livery variations/adjustments applied to these aircraft between 1965 when the first aircraft was delivered and 1986 when the last of the type was withdrawn from service.
Included in this release are each of the following aircraft and period livery subjects ....ZK-NZA TEAL/AIR NEW ZEALAND delivery scheme 1965.ZK-NZB TEAL/AIR NEW ZEALAND experimental (white stars) scheme 1965
.... this experimental livery was applied to this particular aircraft only aand supported for just a few months during 1965. ZK-NZD AIR NEW ZEALAND definitive 1966 scheme.ZK-NZF AIR NEW ZEALAND revised early 1970´s scheme
.... bold titles and italicized tail name (etc)ZK-NZA AIR NEW ZEALAND early 1970´s hybrid scheme
.... with pre 1974 commonwealth games legend .... "Official Carier To The XTH British Commonwealth Games Christchurch New Zealand".ZK-NZD AIR NEW ZEALAND 1973 hybrid scheme
.... with pre 1974 commonwealth games legend .... "Official Carier To The XTH British Commonwealth Games Christchurch New Zealand".ZK-NZE AIR NEW ZEALAND early 1970´s hybrid scheme
.... with 1974 commonwealth games legend .... "Official Carier To The XTH British Commonwealth Games Christchurch New Zealand" and "NZ74" logo.ZK-NZC AIR NEW ZEALAND 1973 hybrid scheme
.... with 1974 commonwealth games legend .... "Official Carier To The XTH British Commonwealth Games Christchurch New Zealand" and "NZ74" logo.ZK-NZA AIR NEW ZEALAND definitive 1973 Scheme.
PLEASE NOTE: Both 1960´s based and 1973 introduced liveries were supported by AIR NEW ZEALAND DC-8´s during this transitional period. ZK-NZF AIR NEW ZEALAND/NZNAC 1977 post merger scheme
.... both Maroro and Godwit logos on forward fuselage stripe.ZK-NZE AIR NEW ZEALAND 1980
.... temporary blue rudder experiment.ZK-NZE AIR NEW ZEALAND 1981 final scheme
.... with NZ flagZK-NZD AIR NEW ZEALAND CARGO redelivery scheme 1981.ZK-NZD AIR NEW ZEALAND CARGO definitve 1983 scheme.ZK-NZD AIR NEW ZEALAND CARGO 1986 Singapore/Christchurch PDL Air Race" hybrid scheme.
Each HJG suppled AIR NEW ZEALAND DC-8 texture features night ligjting effects .... AIR NZ was one of very few airlines around the world which installed tail logo night lighting on its DC-8´s ....
HJG offers WX radar featured INS and non-INS equipped 2D panels for each of these DC-8-52 and -54F subjects .... the WX radar in these panels "does" paint an authentic retuern of actul FS weather scenarios ....
HJG also offers "very auhentic" DC-8-50 P&W JT3D fanjet soundpacks customised exclusively for use with its DC-8-50 and -61 simulations .... separate soundpac versios for FS2004 and FSX .... all FSX specific soundpacks take advantage of the unique to FSX doplar audio effects for optimum sound quality ....External viewshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtT9Zb1xvS0Flightdeck environment & T/Ohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtulRWq ... 1Flq2zdplL Flightdeck environment views & missed approach and landinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vaODGWu6UPLEASE NOTE: The texture featured within the above video relates to the "old/original" AIR NEW ZEALAND 1973 DC-8-52 textures which has been replaced with the latest "new, updated, improved, and very authentic versions just released.
All HJG supplied DC-8 aircraft base packs, effects, FDE, models, panels/gauges, sounds, and textures are both "FS2004" and "FSX" compatible/portable only.
A further and even more comprehensive selection of AIR NEW ZEALAND DC-8 period liveries will be released by HJG in the future .... as may be reviewd within the following linked HJG forum based historic review ....http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/threa ... inal-story