Virtual Airline

Established 1998


Lockheed Martin Prepared P3D v4/5 & Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX


Prepared v4 introduced 64bit simulation and dynamic lighting. PBR (Physically Based Rendering) was introduced from version 4.4. Prepar3d v5 was the first to use the new Microsoft DirectX 12 rendering engine and features ‘TrueSky’ and sloping runways.

These downloads have been made compatible with the latest 64bit versions of Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v3, v4.x and v5 and are backwards compatible with FSX and FSX:SE. For earlier sims please look further down the page.

  • JF BAC1-11
  • A320 Family
  • TFDI B717
  • B737 Classic
  • PMDG 737-9 NGX
  • PMDG 737-8 NGXu
  • B737 MAX-8
  • B747
  • B747-400F
  • iFly 747
  • Boeing 767
  • Boeing 777
  • QW B789
  • Douglas DC-10


  • Airbus A320
  • Other Repaints

    Apologies for the stark presentation but these have been repainted by other UK Direct pilots and I don't have pictures for most of them or any other details such as who painted and for what model..
    I intend to replace this whole web-page with a new format too but in the meantime, just so they are available, here are the raw links.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX
FSX Steam Edition and Lockheed Martin P3Dv1-3

FSX (Also known as FS10).Many of the aircraft models from FS2004 can be used in FSX but you may find some features wont work.
FSX was the latest incarnation (the 10th) in the franchise but it is now fostered by Dovetail Games who sell it via Steam.
P3D started off as FSX ESP, an FSX development which was bought by Lockheed Martin who fixed many bugs and continued it’s development with the original FSX creators, naming it Prepared. Since then there have been many updates and improvements. There has been a step-change in development when the simulation moved from 32bit to 64bit programming. Generally any plane made for FSX (and earlier in some cases) will work in P3D upto version P3D v3.4. Prepared v4 is the start of 64 bit coding and many models will need updates to make them work - a process which is now underway at UKD and will be mentioned in the text.

  • Bell 206
  • S-61N
  • Default Cessna Caravan
  • Carenado C208 Caravan
  • Cessna 172RG
  • Piper PA-28
  • Piper PA-28R
  • Piper PA-44
  • Default FSX Baron 58
  • BN-2B Islander
  • BN2A Trislander
  • Avro Lancastrian
  • Beech King 350
  • Beech 1900D
  • Saab 340B
  • Vcol Saab
  • Dornier 228
  • Douglas DC-3
    Douglas DC-3  UKD World Cargo ‘Protect the NHS’

    Douglas C-47R Skytrain V3.12 Beta
    K3286 UKD World Cargo ‘Protect the NHS’

    This is the next version following Manfred's popular Douglas C-47 Skytrain V2, now featuring a 'Vintage Virtual Cockpit' (VVC), a genuine P&W R-1830 Twin Wasp sound-suite developed by Ted 'Tufun' Wolfgang as well as a fully fledged cockpit-sound suite, crew communication and audible checklist developed by Daniel Gauthier. Also the flight dynamics have been updated by Alexander as well as some perfections done on the external model by Manfred.

    UKDirect Textures provided by Charley Zulu.

    Compatible with FSX/FSX-SE/P3D

    Fun Fact: Perhaps unique among prewar aircraft, the DC-3 continues to fly in active commercial and military service as of mid 2018, more than eighty years after the type's first flight in 1935. There are still small operators with DC-3s in revenue service and as cargo aircraft.

    The Douglas DC-3 is a propeller-driven airliner which had a lasting effect on the airline industry in the 1930s/1940s and World War II. It was developed as a larger, improved 14-bed sleeper version of the Douglas DC-2. It is a low-wing metal monoplane with a tailwheel landing gear, powered by two 1,200 hp (890 kW) Pratt & Whitney Twin Wasp radial piston engines.

    The DC-3 had many exceptional qualities compared to previous aircraft. It was fast, had a good range, was more reliable, and carried passengers in greater comfort. Before the war, it pioneered many air travel routes. It was able to cross the continental US from New York to Los Angeles in 18 hours and with only 3 stops. It is one of the first airliners that could profitably carry only passengers without relying on mail subsidies.

    Following the war, the airliner market was flooded with surplus transport aircraft and the DC-3 was no longer competitive due to its size and speed. It was made obsolete on main routes by more advanced types such as the Douglas DC-4 and Lockheed Constellation, but the design proved adaptable and useful on less glamorous routes.

    Civil DC-3 production ended in 1942 at 607 aircraft. Military versions, including the C-47 Skytrain brought total production to over 16,000.

    Crew: two
    Capacity: 21–32 passengers
    Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3G Twin Wasp 14-cyl. air-cooled two row radial piston engine, 1,200 hp (890 kW) each
    Maximum speed: 200 kn (230 mph, 370 km/h) at 8,500 ft (2,590 m)
    Cruise speed: 180 kn (207 mph, 333 km/h)
    Stall speed: 68.0 kn (78.2 mph, 125.9 km/h)
    Service ceiling: 23,200 ft (7,100 m)
    Rate of climb: 1,130 ft/min (5.7 m/s)

  • Just Flight DC-6B
  • Douglas DC-6
  • ATR Pack
  • Dash 8 Q400
  • Lockheed C-130
  • Fokker 100
  • DA Fokker F100
  • CRJ-700
  • VCol CRJ-900
  • ERJ-145
  • E-190
  • BAe 146-300
  • BAe146-300QT
  • QW BAE RJ100
  • Comet 4
  • Airbus A300
  • Airbus A319
  • Aerosoft A319
  • Airbus A320
  • Aerosoft Airbus X
  • Airbus A321
  • Airbus A330
  • Airbus A350
  • Airbus A380
  • Boeing 707
  • Boeing 727-200
  • Boeing 737-400
  • B737-700
  • Boeing 737-800
  • PMDG 737-800
  • Boeing 737-900
  • Boeing 747-400F
  • Boeing 747-400ER
  • JF Boeing 757-200
  • B757-200SF
  • Boeing 757-300
  • Boeing 767-300ER
  • Boeing 767-400ER
  • Boeing 777-200ER
  • Boeing 777-300
  • Boeing 777F
  • Boeing 787-8
  • DC-8-62CF
  • Hawker Trident
  • MD-11F
  • PMDG MD11
  • Lockheed TriStar
  • BAC-Aerospatiale Concorde
  • Vickers VC-10
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

Also known as FS9, FS2004 and A Century of Flight (ACOF).
FS2004 remains very popular with many users because they have invested a lot of money into addon software and because todays PCs can cope with it extremely well. Due to its large fan base many developers still produce software for this sim despite being released in 2003 when many PCs still ran on Windows 98!
Many of these aircraft can be used in FSX but you may find some features dont work. Models designed for FSX usually wont work with FS2004 but a lot of models from FS2002 will.

  • FS9 Default Baron 58

    FS2004 Default Beechcraft Baron 58
     Uses default sounds and panel.
     Will work with FS2002 &FS2004

    The Beechcraft Baron is a light, twin-engined piston aircraft originally developed by Beech Aircraft Corporation and currently manufactured by the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The Baron is a variant of the Beechcraft Bonanza, more specifically the Travel Air, and was introduced in 1961.

    Barons come in three basic types: the Baron 55 (short body), Baron 56  (short body) and Baron 58 (long body), with several sub-variants each.

    the larger, more powerful Baron 58 was developed from the Baron 55, introducing club seating, double aft baggage doors, and new gross weight of 5,400lbs. Depending on the variant, the Baron 58 is fitted with either the Continental IO-520 or IO-550 300-hp engine.

    The Baron 58 can cruise at 200 knots (370 km/h) at 7000 ft (2100 m). The lengthening of the fuselage increased rear baggage space, as well as accommodating for more comfortable six-place seating over the Baron 55 and 56TC.

    Max speed 386km/h (208kt), cruising speed 367km/h (198kt).
    Initial rate of climb 1735ft/min
    Range with reserves 2920km (1575nm).

    UKDirect AirTaxi operates a small fleet of these planes. Visit the AirTaxi webpage for more details.

  • Carenado Baron 58
  • Carenado C208 Caravan
  • Piper PA-28R
  • Beech 1900D
  • Embraer EMB-120
  • Saab 340B
  • ATR72-500
  • F1 ATR 72-500
  • PSS Dash 8-300
  • Dash 8-Q400
  • Super Constellation
  • BAe 146
  • Fokker 100
  • ERJ-170
  • Airbus A319
  • Airbus A321
  • Airbus A340
  • Airbus A380
  • Boeing 717-200
  • Boeing 737-200
  • Boeing 737-400
  • Boeing 737-800
  • PMDG 737-800
  • Boeing 757-200
  • Boeing 767-300
  • Level-D 767
  • Boeing 777-200
  • MD-11F
  • AI Traffic
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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002

Some of these aircraft can be used in FSX but you may find they wont fly correctly. FS2002 still has its fans but unless you have a really old PC users should think about upgrading to FS2004 at least.

As better models become available these are being repainted and made available for FSX.


  • PSS Dash 8-300
    UKD Dash 8-300

    FS2002 / FS2004 PSS Dash 8-300
    G-UKRA ‘Kirstie’

    Textures only.
    Requires the PSS Dash 8-300 model.

    Repainted by Dean Barry, Pilot UKD121

    The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a series of twin-engined, medium range, turboprop airliners. Introduced by de Havilland Canada (DHC) in 1984, they are now produced by Bombardier Aerospace. Over 1,000 Dash 8’s of all models have been built, the 300 is a 50–56 passenger version that entered service in 1989.

    The Dash 8 competes against the likes of Saab’s 340, ATR 42 and Embraer Brasilia and was successful due in part to its early entry into the market when there was little competition and the fact the aircraft breaks even with about 1/3 of its seats filled. All models produced after 1996 include the Active Noise and Vibration Suppression (ANVS) system designed to reduce cabin noise and vibration levels to nearly those of jet airliners. These were marketed as the Q series (Q200, Q300, and Q400).

    In April 2008, Bombardier announced that production of the Classic versions (Series 100, 200, 300) would be ended, leaving the Series 400 as the only Dash 8 still in production. 671 Dash 8 Classics were produced, the last one delivered to Air Nelson in May 2008.

    Cruise speed: 328 mph (528 km/h) 285 knots
    Range: 968 miles (1,558 km)
    Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)

    UK Direct has a small Dash 8 fleet of 300’s and 400’s based at Southend EGMC and can often be found around the UK.

  • BAe 146
  • Lockheed TriStar
  • ERJ 145
  • Boeing 727-200
  • Boeing 737-400
  • Boeing 747-400
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