iFly just keep getting better and better. One of my first payware 737 was the iFly one for FS2004, and the team did a fantastic job. Their 747 V2 has come a long way. The newly released SP1 brings a lots of updates and fixes, Which you can read below. Now it’s time for these guys to release a awesome 757/767! Don’t you agree?


You can read the full forum post and changelog below. If you wish to visit the original forum post, you can do so here.

“Hi All,

We are pleased to announce the release of SP1 for the iFly 747-400 simulation for FS2004, FSX/FSX – SE, P3D 2.5 and 3.0.
The Service Pack brings increased fidelity and refinement across all aircraft systems and also features enhanced models and external textures. The air files are fine tuned with CLB and DES performance as close to real performance charts as we could get it.
This update involves significant improvements to realism, including FLAP logic, VNAV logic and the APPROACH phase of flight, as well as improvement in the visual aspects of the simulation.  FLAP logic, VNAV and FMC logic during APPROACH now model what occurs in the real aircraft.  Refinements to the model will be spotted by those with sharp eyes and above average attention to detail. 🙂
The Beta Team lists the following as their favorite improvements to the simulation (listed in no order of preference):
1. For FSX and P3D:  Dynamic Interactive Panel Flood and Back lights for the 2D & Virtual Cockpits.
2. For FS2004:  Static Flood lights in the Virtual Cockpit and Dynamic Interactive Panel Flood and Back lights for the 2D panels.
3. FMC “On Approach” mode.
4. Dynamic wing flex on-ground and in-flight.
5. Refined FDE, including hand flying characteristics.
6. Attention to detail by the modelers.
7. Refined Autopilot.
Also in the SP:
1. Revised mouse scroll and click spots.
2. Revised paint-kits.
3. Revised SDK.
4. Updated liveries which take advantage of model refinements.
5. Improved go around logic.
The revised 747-400 Tutorial includes changes to aircraft operating procedures required by system refinements, and the new Tutorial Addendum adds more detail on the FLAP, VNAV and APPROACH characteristics of the simulation.  Users are advised to read and understand these new procedures in order to have an enjoyable experience.  These documents are installed at <FS Installation root>\iFly\744\Manual, with shortcuts on the desktop.
Due to our license agreement SP1 will install AIRAC 1506.  Users with a Navigraph subscription will want to install the latest AIRAC.
Customers can head over to the Flight1 File Library where you will find SP1 enhanced liveries to appear, and over time more liveries will be uploaded as they are completed by ourselves or other re-painters
Re-painters can also head over to the Registered Licensed Members Paint Forum where you can be on the lookout for new SP1 repaint Kits by Maxime and iFly.
All Registered Licensed Customers can now head over to the various support sections where you will find information and links to the Service Pack, Please read the posts to avoid any confusion and frustrations.
Prepar3D v3 (P3Dv3) new users can head over to the Flight1 Product page where you can get the full all inclusive (v2.1.0.0) Flight1 E-Commerce wrapper.
Users of Prepar3D v2 can use the same Flight1 E-Commerce wrapper together with there previous iFly 744v2 purchased key, extract and re-install also to P3D v3 for free.
Should you have any questions or need help, then start a new post in the correct Licensed Members Support section, do not post (hijack) other customers posts, always start your own new post.
That’s all from me , head over to the Support Section to grab your SP1 copy and enjoy!”