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Designed by air racer Steven Wittman, the Tailwind is an amateur-built two-seat aircraft first built in the 1950s. Combining relatively low build costs with exciting 200-mph performance, the Tailwind proved a success and more than 350 examples have been built. Different versions of the basic design offer different engine specs and performance, as well as either tail-dragger or tricycle-type undercarriages.

The Wittman Tailwind for FSX: Steam Edition, developed by Lionheart Creations, includes both the W8 (tail-dragger) and W10 (tail-dragger and tri-gear) series model variants. The two W series aircraft both fly slightly differently, with the W-10 having a higher-performance engine than the W-8. The W-10 will cruise at 180 MPH and will max out at 200 MPH, whereas the W-8 cruises at 140 to 160 MPH and maxes out at 180 MPH. Instrument panels also differ between the two models.


  • Custom high detail instrumentation
  • New Avionics featuring an MX12 NAV-COM, transponder, and autopilot in the W-10
  • Full night lighting with soft glow gauge instrumentation for night flights 'without' the dome light needing to be switched on
  • Eight different paint schemes with several versions of interiors
  • One aircraft called 'Retro' features an early 1960's paint scheme and wood panel interior
  • Fully animated control surfaces and various controls
  • Front diagonal cross brace bars in front of pilot are hide-able with a switch for ease of flying in VC mode
  • Features high detail 2D panels by Bill Leaming
  • Optional Wide Screen Panels can be linked to Registry blocks in the aircraft config file for wide screen users
  • Ice box in rear cargo shelf opens and features animated bottled water and sandwich
  • Custom sounds throughout the aircraft
  • Hide-able top sun cover for the W-8, which features a fully transparent roof
  • Hide-able front instrument panel cover made of an old air chart map
  • Basic cargo displays outside of plane when engine stops running
  • Custom sound package
  • Custom flight model (aircraft config files) that feature a unique feel for the aircraft
  • Checklist in popup view, does not use Kneeboard
  • Optional Wide Screen 2D panels for users with wide screen monitors
  • Custom exterior 3D high realism lighting effects


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 Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition - Wittman Tailwind Screenshot
 Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition - Wittman Tailwind Screenshot
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Charly2.0 (187200) added Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition - Wittman Tailwind (Windows) on Jun 17, 2017