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Following on from their award-winning 146 Professional for MSFS, the Just Flight in-house team has developed this high fidelity simulation of the F28 regional jet following comprehensive, hands-on research with a real world aircraft, ex-PH-CHN at AM&TS (Curio) Woensdrecht.
Just Flight are excited to bring you all four production variants of the F28: the Mk 1000 to the Mk 4000. Announced in 1962, the F28 Mk 1000 first flew in 1967 and entered airline service in 1969. The Mk 2000, 3000 and 4000 variants followed in the 1970s and featured increases in fuselage length and wingspan. Production ended in 1987. The aircraft proved to be popular and entered airline service around the world, with a small number of military operators still flying the type into the mid-2020s.
The Just Flight F28 Professional features incredibly detailed models with 4K and 8K textures for the highest possible texture detail and clarity. Realistic animations include dynamic wing-flex, all passenger, service and cargo doors, and the distinctive lift dumpers and tail-mounted airbrake.
In the cockpit, the Captain, Co-Pilot and jump seat positions are modelled, with every switch, knob and lever animated and functional. A highly detailed and accessible passenger cabin and galley are included and include fully interactable forward galley controls for door operation, cabin lights, cabin-to-cockpit calls, cabin temperature and even a music system!
The aircraft features complex custom-coded systems based on real-world FCOMs, including hydraulic, electrical, fuel and pressurisation systems. Wear and tear based on extensive reference photos and a 3D Wwise sound set provide an authentic cockpit environment, with highly realistic flight dynamics for each variant completing the immersive experience.
See the Detailed Description below for full details of all the aircraft features!
The Operating Manual and the EFB manual are included with the aircraft software and you can also download them here.
Four variants of the F28 Fellowship are included:
- Mk 1000
- Mk 2000
- Mk 3000
- Mk 4000
Accurately modelled using real-world aircraft plans and comprehensive photography of the real aircraft, ex-PH-CHN at AM&TS (Curio) Woensdrecht
Realistic animations, including all passenger, service and cargo doors, jetway-configurable passenger door, control surfaces and mechanisms, distinctive lift dumpers and tail-mounted airbrake
4K and 8K textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity, with decals used for high-resolution text
Full support for MSFS visual icing effects and ground services support
Authentic labelling and placards based on those found in the real aircraft
Realistic, dynamic wing-flex
Custom ground equipment (GPU, cones and chocks)
Optional engine hush kits
Optional HF antennas
Detailed external models customised for each F28 variant
Detailed passenger cabin and galley customised for each F28 variant, with fully functional forward galley controls
Captain, Co-Pilot and jump seat positions modelled with every switch, knob and lever animated and functional
A truly 3D cockpit environment right down to accurately modelled seat belts and screw heads - every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
Authentic gauges and navigation equipment, including RMI (VOR/ADF) and HSI
Realistic autopilot system including pitch, roll, altitude and IAS hold modes, and navigation hold mode that can be linked to the MSFS flight plan
GNS530 GPS navigation option
Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
Aircraft configuration system that allows you to choose between 'cold & dark', ‘turnaround’ or 'ready for take-off' save states
Many features have been added to help with usability, such as the ability to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set angled views for the overhead and centre pedestal
Tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft states and options and checking aircraft and flight information, including full Navigraph and simBrief integration
Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers
Compatible with MSFS VR mode
Realistic dimmable lighting from multiple fixed and moveable sources
Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/Co-pilot modes)
The F28 Fellowship comes with with a range of 33 liveries from around the world, reflecting its varied airline service:
Air France (F-BUTE)
Air Ontario (C-FONG)
Argentine Air Force (T-50)
Braathens S.A.F.E. (LN-SUO)
Canadian Regional (C-GYCR)
Horizon Air (N801PH)
Time Air (C-FTAV)
Ghana Airways (9G-ABZ)
Nigeria Airways (5N-ANB)
TAT Air France (F-GDUU)
TAT British Airways (F-GDUV)
TAT European (F-GDUU)
TAT Yellow (F-GDUS)
Ansett Australia Airlines (VH-EWF)
Ansett Express (VH-EWF)
Air Anglia (PH-ZBT)
Air France (F-GDUY)
Air Niugini (P2-AND)
Air UK (G-JCWW)
KLM Cityhopper (PH-CHD)
Korean Air (HL7284)
NLM Cityhopper (PH-CHD)
Scandinavian Airlines (SE-DGN)
US Air (N499US)
PSD paint kits are available in the Support section so you can create your own paint schemes.
The F28 Professional features custom-coded aircraft systems with a high degree of complexity and depth, including:
Air-conditioning, bleed air supply and pressurisation systems
Automatic and manual flight deck and cabin temperature control – takes account of ambient temperature, air supply from the engines and/or APU, fresh or recirculated air and even whether the doors are open!
Automatic and manual pressurisation modes with control of outflow valves, barometric and cabin rate settings, indications and cabin altitude warnings
Cabin altitude and differential values based on real-world data
Controllable cockpit and cabin temperature from controls in the cockpit and forward galley, including accurately simulated valve position indicators, duct temperature indicators and cabin temperature indicators
Realistic bleed air demand from engines and APU, and pneumatic supply to air conditioning and ice protection systems
Fully simulated Automatic Shut-Off System which automatically opens and closes air conditioning valves based on the bleed air requirements for other systems
Autopilot with multiple modes:
- Pitch – PITCH hold, HT (height) hold, IAS hold, and GLIDE
- ROLL – Roll hold, HDG hold and BEAM
- Pitch and bank controller via Autopilot Controller
Independent Flight Director system with multiple modes:
- PITCH COMMAND – manual pitch control of flight director bars
- HDG – guidance to fly to the selected heading
- VOR/LOC – guidance to intercept and maintain VOR/localiser beam
- GS AUTO – guidance to intercept and maintain localiser and glideslope beams
- GS MAN – guidance to immediately intercept and maintain localiser and glideslope beams
- ALTITUDE HOLD – guidance to maintain the current altitude
Fully functional progress annunciations, engagement and disengagement criteria (including roll and pitch rate cut-out and stall cut-out) and integration with ADI and HSI
Optional GNS530 GPS integration providing full RNAV capability including SIDs and STARs, and MSFS flight plan import support
Radio altimeter with decision height set and test functions
Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
Realistic APU start and shutdown procedures, including overspeed test
Realistic bleed air and electrical power supply
RPM, TGT and fuel burn values based on real-world data
Dual VHF COMM, NAV and ADF radios, with 8.33KHz spacing support
Cockpit voice recorder test and indication systems
Functioning audio selector and PA chimes
Fully simulated forward galley cabin controls for cabin-to-cockpit communication
Doors and stairs
EFB page for controlling passenger, service and cargo doors
Simulated manual operation of the passenger and service doors via door controls in the forward galley
Passenger door convertible into jetway configuration with automatic jetway connection
Integral stair lighting illuminates stairs when passenger door is open
Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)
The aircraft is equipped with a tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft options and payloads, including:
Set fuel quantity in individual tanks (including total fuel weight, automatically split between tanks)
Set payloads in passenger cabin and cargo holds (including Zero Fuel Weight)
Control over the pilot and cabin announcements
Quickly select aircraft states (Ready for Take-off, Turn-around and Cold-and-Dark)
Toggle ground power unit (GPU) and chocks
Monitor CG position and automatically set take-off trim based on CG
Aircraft configuration menu with many options, including altimeter sync, traditional/TCAS VSI, state saving, model options and much more
The EFB can also be used for flight planning and monitoring:
Import your simBrief flight plan and view a summary or scrollable full OFP
Monitor your position in real time using a map view with tracking, zoom and pan options
Explore and view your Navigraph charts
Use the Notepad to make notes during the flight
Never miss a step with interactive checklists
Enter your speed and altitude into the Top of Descent (TOD) calculator to work out when to start your descent
Various configuration options are available for the EFB itself, including brightness, theme, clock options and the ability to import custom wallpaper backgrounds.
Independent engine, APU and external power (AC and DC) sources
Generator and TRU loading, and automatic and manual load switching
Emergency power sources, battery isolators and constant speed drive disconnect functions for non-normal procedures
Independent AC channels, including normal and essential bus bars
Accurate AC and DC load values depending on system usage
Flight model and effects
Realistic and accurate performance in the air and on the ground, using unique flight models for all variants based on real-world performance and handling data as well as input from real-world F28 crew
Custom effects for enhanced immersion, including engine, GPU and APU exhaust haze, contrails and touchdown smoke
Custom effects for engine exhaust smoke with various intensity levels depending on engine power setting
Complete exterior lights package as seen on the real F28, including landing, ice inspection, logo, navigation, strobe, taxi/landing flare-out lights and rotating upper and lower anti-collision lights that all illuminate objects and the ground
Fire protection system
APU and engine fire detection and warning systems
APU and engine fire extinguishing system
Fully simulated test functionality
Various overheat detection and warning systems on all subsystems
Fully simulated flight control system with three modes of operation
Aileron control tab simulation in Third Mode operation
Alternate stabiliser and flap controls
Iconic tail-mounted airbrakes and lift dumpers with manual and automatic extension methods, all with realistic deployment times and custom deployment sounds
Gust lock functionality
Lift dumper lock functionality
Realistic fuel load and burn based on real-world data
Simulated fuel booster pump operation
Simulated centre tank fuel transfer via transfer pumps
Fully functional centre-to-wing fuel transfer, cross-feed and common-feed valves
HP fuel valve system with SHUT, START and OPEN positions
Simulated fuel collector tanks
Simulated digital fuel flow indicator including fuel flow, fuel consumed, aircraft weight, test and brightness functions
Independent UTILITY and FLIGHT CONTROL hydraulic systems with realistic pressure, quantity and supply to other systems
Simulated electrically driven back-up pumps for both hydraulic systems
Simulated loss of brake effectiveness with a hydraulic pressure loss
Ice and rain protection system
Simulation of airfoil anti-icing, engine anti-icing and windscreen heating
Ice detection and accumulation simulation for exterior surfaces
Ice detection and overheat warning systems for in-flight monitoring, including system tests
Indicating and recording systems
A vast array of annunciators, including accurately simulated Central Warning System (CWS) with master warning lights and ground test function
Flight Recorder with thumb-wheel entry for flight details (flight number and date)
Accurate landing gear retraction and extension times with timings varying based on hydraulic system pressure
Dynamic brake temperature dependent on brake application force and ambient temperature
Simulated alternate landing gear operation
Landing gear warning horn and cut-out
Over 20 fully functional lighting controls and switches in the cockpit controlling various lighting configurations
White (day) and red (night) cockpit lighting options
Independent lighting controls for Captain and First Officer
Dimmable integral lighting for each panel
Dynamic flood, storm and red night lighting for a highly immersive and customisable night environment
Freely moveable reading lights
Accurately simulated exterior lighting, including ice inspection, logo, navigation, strobe, taxi/landing flare-out lights and rotating upper and lower anti-collision lights
Cabin lighting controllable via forward galley panel, including forward and aft cabin lights, entry way lights and reading lights
Integral stair lighting in passenger door
Flight crew and passenger oxygen systems with valve and mask deployment controls
Accurately simulated Top Temperature Control (TTC) with take-off and climb modes
Accurately simulated flexible take-offs with throttle detent and thrust meter indicators, referencing Thrust Index tables from the real aircraft
Realistic engine start procedures with external, APU or cross-bleed start and in-flight restart functionality
Throttle control lock functionality with control selector levers to allow for a single engine to run up to 100% when on the ground
engine hush kits which can be toggled on/off
MSFS-native (Wwise) sound package taking full advantage of the new MSFS capabilities
Studio quality RB.183 Mk 555-15P Spey Junior engine sounds
Over 450 flight deck sound effects recorded from the real aircraft
Detailed equipment audio such as the APU, electrical circuits, hydraulic equipment and many more
Detailed physics-based effects on engine and wind noise
Accurately positioned 3D sound sources (best enjoyed in VR!)
Custom crash and scraping effects
Pilot speed call-outs (rotate, V2, gear up etc.)
Cabin interaction with chimes and cabin crew announcements
Cabin music reproducer to play music in the cabin, with the ability for users to import custom music
Over 250 pages of comprehensive PDF manuals with flight tutorial, systems guide, procedures, limitations and handling notes
Online tutorial series walking you step-by-step through an entire flight in the aircraft
Take-off and landing speed card which automatically displays reference speeds depending on current aircraft weight, and settable airspeed indicator bugs on the ASI
Multiple interior and exterior camera presets, including wing views
PSD paint kits available in the Support section so you can create your own paint schemes
Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/Co-pilot modes)
Support for numerous control assignments for compatibility with third-party controllers and hardware
19 May 2023
Welcome to the next Development Update for our F28 Professional, this one is designed to show you something a bit different.
We're all hands on deck at Just Flight HQ applying the finishing touches to the F28 and you'll be pleased to know that the finish line is in sight. Beta testing is well underway and we are receiving some amazing feedback from our testers.
New and exciting features are being added to the product, one of these new features we have covered here in this development update video. The video shows off some of the highly detailed passenger cabin and also the unique cabin functionality in the forward galley.
We hope you enjoy this one. If you do, then please stay tuned to our in-development page and social media channels in the coming weeks as we have more videos in the pipeline that will show off the quirky nature of the F28 systems in the run up to release.
Thanks for watching!
05 May 2023
At the end of another busy period of development on the F28 Professional and as we draw closer to release, here's the first of a few final Development updates along with some of the very latest screenshots from the aircraft itself.
Since our previous in-development update, our systems coding team have been busy finalising the code for the vast array of quirky systems in the F28, and our flight model team has been busy tuning the unique flight models for each of the included variants. These are tasks which don’t lend themselves to in-development content during the development phases, however, we are now in a position to start sharing more content as all the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place. Earlier this week we handed over a new build of the systems and flight model to our testing team and we continue to review and act upon their feedback as we receive it.
Whilst systems coding has been ongoing, our artists have revisited various aspects of the interior and exterior model. The exterior of the aircraft now has improved texturing throughout, a full set of decals, highly detailed cargo holds, highly detailed landing gear bays, additional compressor and guide vanes in the engine, additional detail added to speedbrake mechanism, and added wear and tear where appropriate.
We also received this week a new build of the sounds, key to ensuring the aircraft comes alive once they are implemented! The sounds are going through thorough testing as we speak to ensure they live up to our ever high-standards, and we will be sharing a dedicated in-development video on the sounds once they are finalised.
And in other exciting news, in the last few days we have also added an exciting new feature to the interior which adds an entirely new dimension to how you can operate the aircraft. We still have some work to do on this feature so we don’t want to show it off just yet, but we are very excited to show you this in action in an in-development in the near future!
We hope you'll stay tuned to our In-development page and social media channels as we begin to ramp up the in-development content in the run up to release. As soon as we're ready we'll announce that all important release date for you all! Hope you enjoyed the update.
08 March 2023
As development work progresses nicely and we get closer to completion of the F28 Professional we thought it'd be good to show a couple of more videos that show the excellence of the systems work that has gone into this add-on.
Here's the first of the videos, this one shows off how the Bleed Air Suppply and the Air Conditioing systems operate, expertly shown in this instance by Mark from the team here at Just Flight.
Hope you enjoy it, more of these will follow prior to the release. Thanks for watching.
05 December 2022
Some progress to show on the F28 Fellowship MSFS.
The team have been busy configuring the numerous exterior and interior aircraft lights that bring the aircraft to life at night, here's a video showing the outcome of that work. For some detailed screenshots you can check out the news item here.
17 November 2022
Since our previous update for the Fokker F28 Fellowship, our development team have been busy wrapping up their work on the modelling and texturing of the aircraft. Most notable additions to the aircraft now are the fully animated passenger and cargo doors, as well as the inclusion of wheel chocks and cones around the aircraft. This visual work is pretty much complete now and is simply undergoing further testing.
Coding work has also begun on the myriad of the F28’s systems, many of which are unique to the F28 and require close collaboration with our testing team of ex-F28 flight, engineering, and training crews to ensure we achieve a very high level of accuracy. You certainly won’t be mistaking this aircraft for your typical airliner!
With all animations, cockpit instrumentation, annunciators, and basic systems now working, we have handed the aircraft over to our flight model and sound developers so they can begin to work their magic. Once the flight dynamics and sounds are complete, we will aim to bring you some videos focusing on these features.
This week we have also supplied a new build out to our testing team which included the first batch of functional systems. The aircraft is now in a flyable state and our testing teams are looking over the newly coded systems and providing us with their ever-valuable feedback.
Here's a small selection of screenshots from our latest build to support this entry. We hope you've enjoyed the update.
10 October 2022
We're pleased to be able to bring you our next Development Update on the F28. The Fokker F28 development team have been hard at work finishing off fixes and upgrades to our four F28 variants following some extensive testing, so we thought now would be the perfect time to show you the latest build.
We’ve talked in previous In Development updates about how vibrant and quirky the F28 cockpit is when compared to other airliners, and these screenshots showing our 8k cockpit with night lighting, a vast array of multi-coloured lamps and annunciators, emphasise just how immersive an environment it is.
We’ve just finished adding our new virtual cabin to all four variants of the F28, with their different fuselage and emergency exit configurations. With our custom views you can sit back and enjoy the unique wing views, including a great view of the tail-mounted engines.
The optional engine hush-kits are shown here for the first time, along with some stunning new liveries, and we’ll soon be showing off some of the systems coding.
We hope you've enjoyed this update, we'll bring you more just as soon as we can.
15 August 2022
A quick update on our Fokker F28 for you.
These shots show previews of the 8K cockpit texture upgrade work.
Our talented artists have been hard at work and the results look stunning in the simulator! It's now down to our coders, sound artist and flight model developer to bring the F28 to life. We hope you enjoy the pics.
03 August 2022
As mentioned in our last development update, the F28 team have been very busy working on extensive upgrades to the cockpit, and here some of the results!
Between the four variants of the F28, and the many operators over its decades of services, no two cockpits are guaranteed to be alike in the real-world. Therefore we have reconfigured the cockpit to match the real aircraft that we visited at the Fokker Technical College, for the most authentic environment possible. Our artists have upgraded the visual fidelity of every area of the cockpit and are now working on even higher texture resolution for pin-sharp clarity, whilst our testing team, which includes F28 flight, engineering and training crew, have been hard at work checking over every inch of the cockpit as development work progresses.
We’ve included some screenshots showing the stunning cockpit lighting. The F28 has a very different look to other airliners, including the hundreds of large and brightly-coloured annunciator and warning lights, adding to the unique and immersive feel of the aircraft.
29 June 2022
It's been a while since we brought you a Dev update on the F28 so we hope you'll enjoy this new entry.
Bringing the Fokker F28 to MSFS has given the opportunity to increase the level of detail and feature list even further as we strive to make each new aircraft our best yet. We have recently been working on a brand-new virtual cabin for the four F28 variants (1000 to 4000), giving you the chance to fly in retro style with open overhead bins and large windows, providing an excellent view of the wings and rear-mounted engines.
We are also working on significant upgrades to the cockpit to take full advantage of MSFS capabilities, and as you’ll have seen with our recent Fokker 100 screenshots, the end result will be worth the wait!
Enjoy these latest shots of the cabin in the F28.
07 January 2022
Here's our first Development Update of the New Year for the F28.
Development work on the aircraft visuals (models, textures, animations and liveries) is pretty much complete now and is undergoing testing, alongside the flight dynamics for each of the four variants (-1000 to -4000).
Systems coding and an extensive custom Wwise sound set are now in progress and we’ll be sharing previews of those in the coming months as we work towards the release later this year.
Enjoy these latest shots!
25 August 2021
Here's a quick update with some new screenshots showing the F-28-2000 variant for the first time, as well as some more cockpit detail pics.
06 August 2021
Here are some new shots showing the latest build of the F28 with daytime shots of the cockpit model/texture detail along with some interesting external shots. Enjoy these latest shots...
27 July 2021
Here are some new shots showing the cockpit night lighting work. And now the cockpit systems coding gets underway...
21 July 2021
Here are some new screenshots showing additional liveries on the F-28-2000 and F-28-4000 variants.
The majority of the exterior texture work is now complete and work moves to internal visuals and coding of the extensive systems. So there's still some way to go in terms of the development process on this one but hopefully these latest shots will give a good indication of the level of quality you'll be looking at for this one. More development updates to follow.
29 June 2021
Development work is now well underway on the F28 Fokker Fellowship and we're glad to be able to showcase this first set of screenshots for you. These are WIP of course but nice to see this new regional jet inside the sim.