Aerofly FS2 gets Vulkan update, huge nudge to helicopters

In case you missed it, Aerofly FS2 just got updated and is now using the Vulkan API. But that's not the only news. There's a big shout out to helicopters.

AeroFly FS2 menu - helicopter settings

This version is surely faster and smoother. Vulkan, while not a miracle worker, is allowing IPACS to increase the performance of the sim, which is a great addition for both VR and the future of the sim. With more complexity (on weather, models, water and other features we still don't have on the sim), we will need every single FPS we can.

What's in for the helicopter pilots? Well, nothing yet. Except...

On the settings menu, we can now find a new tab, dedicated to helicopters. While it seems it may have been forgotten there before the release (there's no date for the release of the R-22 and the icon is a fixed-wing aircraft -- which I suspect should be changed prior to the official launch), it's still there, which is a huge shout out (and perhaps even some teasing) to our community.

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 HeliSimmer'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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