Blackbird Simulations News/ Updates

The Shrike F-86 Sabre is officially LIVE on our website.

Check it out here: SHRIKE *F86*


So I checked here after the plane wasn’t available this morning to see what was up, and saw @captnblckbird’s post about the livestream. Joined in and was lucky enough to win a copy in the trivia contest! Thanks, Blackbird/Shrike. Had my credit card ready, so that was a pleasant surprise.

Really having fun learning to master this! I’m going to start a dedicated topic for it to make finding the discussion easier.


Is it on marketplace? If not, why & when?

We always give our direct customers first crack. We wait two three weeks… do a hot fix and then, over to the “other” vendors… (including the marketplace).

It does need to be stressed… marketplace purchases will not have weapons

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We just posted some T-6A ADV cockpit views/ teases. Check em out here! :

Have a great weekend everyone :metal:


Ya’ll need to do Huff the Dragon


Think i built about 5 of those as a kid

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They did…it was in a separate downloadable livery package. If you bought from the BlackBird site, you should have gotten an email about it.

oh my, I’ve been so busy with freeware on the new PC and 2024 I haven’t been buying anything lately(frankly with the reborn 152/172 with all the mods I haven’t really flown any of my ‘good stuff’ for any amount of time yet). Gonna have to cha-ching that one when I get home tonight. :heart_eyes: The settings and drivers and traffic are just about finally ‘there’, the time has come…

Still feel like I need to pick up a little jar of testors brass to paint those gunbelts again…

ETA: forgot I also need to track down all the goodies for my warplanes now too.

ETA2: Saw it on the Shrike thread now, this will be my first A/C direct purchase


We did this as a Shrike Club exclusive livery. If you sign up to our Newsletter at you should receive an email with it :slight_smile:

How about Flying Fries.

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Flying Fries is great branding - unlike anything else out there. And steers clear of the “Black[NOUN]” confusion.

I own the Scrapyard Monster (freeware) and the XF-11 (payware.)

Both are unique and really fun additions to my hanger.

A lot of people have been asking for new updates/ teases of our upcoming UH1H…

As you can see, we still have a few audio bugs to squash, but we’re making good progress! 📈

Hope to have some more news to share soon! 🚁🫡


Is there any update on the SR-71? It’s killing me waiting on my most favorite plan in all of flight, it’s still being worked on?

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:rofl::rofl::rofl: What…? Welcome to the jungle…??? GNR welcome to the jungle…???

I’m more getting the Ludwig van Beethoven “Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67” vibe…

Followed by… CCR “Run Through the Jungle” a very close second :grin::grin::grin::grin:

I’m still hanging out on this one myself but like the classic mainland cheese ad in NZ…

Good things take time… Watch the following video for it to make sence :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I’m waiting for this one


Did you watch their video?

Then you’d get what I’m talking about…

I could for sure hear Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries.” Charley don’t surf! :helicopter: