Classic AI Airliners, GA, and Traffic

Classic AI Airliner Traffic for FS2004 and FSX

FSX native models which are P3D compatible are available from Ed Akridge: File 1  File 2  File 3  File 4  File 5  1957 Traffic  1959 Traffic  1962 Traffic. Last updated on 1/19/19.

Over 1000 aircraft worldwide!

See below for classic GA, Helicopter, and MATS Traffic!

By Tom Gibson and Mike Stevens

Pictured: LAX in 1959. These files include a complete classic AI environment for FS2004 - just install the files and they will start flying their routes!  Includes accurate flights from vintage timetables for most of the world (coded by Tom Gibson, Jason Krogmann, Manuel Jagmann, Bill Towers, Nikko Yaginuma, Richard Wright, Frederick Coleman, Dave Jones, Paul Haak, Marty Lochmiller, Ake Lindberg, and Harland Sandberg. Richard Wright provided many timetable scans; Gary Harper provided some too. Other scans provided by  Also includes flights from FSAviator's notes and other sources as well as charter and freight airlines. Mike Stevens painted over half of the planes himself and adapted most of the rest of the textures - thanks a lot!! Easy to install. AI aircraft include night lighting and airstairs. Timetable traffic typically has 3 digit (or fewer) flight numbers; accurate but not scheduled traffic (charter, freight, etc.) typically has 4 digit flight numbers

Major update on 6/6/21 Added 1955 traffic files, along with many new liveries for that year as well as 1957 and 1959.  Minor update on 4/22/22 changing Baghdad airport from ORBS to Z15M.  Minor update on 11/5/21 adding Ideal Cement DC-3 and F-27 and FAA DC-3 and L-749, and repainted Frontier CV-340.  Also fixed F-27 cockpit post mapping.  

Warning! These files are highly compressed. If you install the Basic Package (files 1 through 10), it will require aproximately 3000 MB of disk space.

HQ indicates the option of using a High Quality Model using a flyable aircraft's textures (optional, livery downloads required).

AI File One  Contains the Boeing B307 and B377 HQ, Douglas DC-3 and DC-4 (18 MB).  Required Updated on 11/5/21
AI File Two  Contains the Douglas DC-6 HQ, DC-6B HQ, DC-7 HQ, and DC-7C HQ (19 MB).  Required. Updated on 6/6/21
AI File Three  Contains Russian/Soviet aircraft (Antonov An-2 and An-10, Lisunov Li-2, Ilyushin IL-14, IL-18, Tupelov TU-114, Aero 145 and LET L-200) (39 MB). Required. Updated on 6/26/17
AI File Four Contains Convair-Liners (CV-240 HQ, CV-340 HQ, CV-440 HQ, and CV-580), Martin 202 and 404, turboprops (Lockheed L-188, Fokker/Fairchild F-27 HQ), Lockheed L-10 Electra, Curtiss C-46, Breguet Deux Ponts, Broussard, Piper PA-28, Dornier Do-27 and Do-28, Nord Noratlas, and Beechcraft 18, Bonanza, and Baron, Stearman, and Queen Air (27 MB). Required. Updated on 11/5/21
AI File Five Contains British aircraft (Bristol B-170, DeHavilland Dragon Rapide, Dove and Heron, Percival Pembroke, Aviation Traders Carvair, Avro 748, Airspeed Ambassador) (25 MB). Required. Updated on 6/6/21
AI File Six Contains British/Commonwealth aircraft (Vickers Viking, Viscount HQ and Vanguard, Canadair North Star and CL-44, Avro York, Bristol Britannia100, Britannia 300, Scottish Twin Pioneer, Shorts Sandringham, DeHavilland Canada Beaver and Otter, and the Handley Page Hermes) and the SAAB Scandia (24 MB). Required. Updated on 6/6/21
AI File Seven Contains Lockheed Constellations (L-049 HQ, L-749 HQ, L-1049 HQ, L-1649A HQ), and watercraft Grumman Albatross, Mallard, and Goose, Consolidated PBY, and Sikorsky VS-44. Updated on 11/5/21
AI File Eight Contains Boeing jets (367-80, 707-120, -120B, -138, -138B, -320, -320B, 720, and 720B), Douglas DC-8 and DC-8-52, Convair 880 and 990, Sud Est Caravelle, DeHavilland Comet, Lockheed Jetstar, and the Tupolev Tu-104 (24 MB). Required if you want to see jet aircraft. Updated on 6/6/21

AI File Nine Contains the Traffic Files to provide the flights that the AI Aircraft will fly (17 MB). These files have been modified to use all the classic airports, including Denver Stapleton (XDEN) instead of Denver International, Hong Kong Kai Tak (VHHX) instead of Chek Lap Kok, Munich Riem instead of International, etc. (17MB) Required. Updated on 4/22/23.

AI File Ten Contains AFCAD files that have backdated parking (the planes make a terminal turn), runway and taxiway markings, and other improvements. Certain airports also contain backdated airport layouts, and newer terminals and runways have been removed. Airports recently constructed have been removed from FS. These files are added to the CalClassic Core scenery layer to make them easy to turn on and off. Also includes Franciso Molo's SAEZ (Buenos Aires Ezeiza), KRS1 (old Rochester), and EG9E (Nutt's Corner) and old Los Angeles Grand Central airport. The rest do not contain new terminal buildings or extra airport details often found in actual scenery packages. Optional. Updated on 6/25/19

AI File Eleven Contains AI Sound Effects. These effects will provide the tire "chirp" upon touchdown and also play a reverse thrust sound for those aircraft that had reverse. It also contains the standard AI idle sounds that I use for my classic propliner AI, in case you would like to try them. Optional. Last updated on 1/17/10!

AI File Twelve Contains Editvoicepack import files from Mike Stevens and myself, to give you virtually all the phrases required for all the new liveries and planes! (0.25 MB)  Warning!  The file changes the name of the KSAC airport to Sacramento (from Executive), KJFK to Idlewild (from Kennedy), etc.   Do not import these airports if you don't want this to happen.  You need to download and install EditVoicePack 3 first before you can import the phrases (File/Import).  Use EditVoicePack 4 for FSX..  Make sure you do the web update too to get all the phrases. Optional. Updated on 11/30/13

AI File Thirteen Contains Miscellaneous AI Aircraft never or only rarely used in the supplied Traffic Files (VC-118, CV-600/640)(0.6 MB). Not Needed. Updated on 7/8/14 (CV-600 model updated)

Aircraft Included:

I have not identified all of the painters of some of these schemes - please let me know if you painted anything not credited.  The credits for the original planes are in the plane's folders - I have made significant changes/improvements to almost all of them. The credits for the liveries are in each of the texture folders. Red indicates new/updated aircraft in the last major release.

Aircraft Notes
Airspeed Ambassador 5
Antonov AN-10 Ukraine 18
Antonov AN-2 19
Aviation Traders Carvair 25
Avro York 29
Avro 748 20
Beechcraft 1817
Beechcraft Baron 37
Beechcraft Bonanza26
Boeing Stearman42
Boeing B307 Stratoliner 4,
Boeing B377 Stratocruiser HQ 2, 33
Boeing B707-120 21
Boeing B707-120B 21
Boeing B707-138 21
Boeing B707-138B 21
Boeing B707-320 21
Boeing B707-320B 21
Boeing B720 21
Boeing B720B 21
Breguet 763 Deux Ponts 32
Bristol B-170 Freighter 28
Bristol Britannia 1008
Bristol Britannia 300 8
Canadair DC-4m 1
Canadair CL-44 8
Consolidated PBY 28
Convair CV-240 HQ 3, 33
Convair CV-340 HQ 3, 33
Convair CV-440 HQ 3, 33
Convair 5403
Convair CV-580 13
Convair CV-600 14, 15, 16
Convair CV-640 14, 16
Convair 880 21
Convair 990 22
Curtiss C-46 Commando 4
DeHavilland Dragon Rapide 31
DeHavilland Dove 21
DeHavilland Heron 20
DeHavilland Comet 21
DeHavilland Canada Beaver 26
DeHavilland Canada Otter26
Dornier Do-27 26
Dornier Do-28 38
Douglas DC-3 7
Douglas DC-4 1
Douglas DC-6 HQ 1, 33
Douglas DC-6B HQ 1, 33
Douglas DC-7 HQ 1, 33
Douglas DC-7C Seven Seas HQ 1, 33
Douglas DC-8 21
Douglas DC-8-52 21
Fokker/Fairchild F-27 HQ 6, 34
Grumman Mallard17
Grumman Goose 17
Grumman Albatross 28
Handley Page Hermes 5
Ilyushin IL-14 11
Ilyushin IL-18 12
LET Aero 145 26
LET L-6045
LET L-200 39
Lisunov Li-2 (DC-3) 7
Lockheed L-10 Electra 17
Lockheed L-18 Lodestar43
Lockheed L749 (L049) Constellation HQ 4, 36
Lockheed L1049G Super Constellation HQ 4, 35
Lockheed L1649A Starliner HQ 4, 35
Lockheed L-188 Electra 10
Lockheed Jetstar20
Martin 202 3
Martin 404 3
Max Holste Broussard44
Nord Noratlas41
Percival Pembroke 29
SAAB Scandia 30
Scottish Twin Pioneer 28
Shorts Sandringham 30
Sikorsky VS-44 27
Sud Est Caravelle 21
Tupelov TU-104 23
Tupelov TU-114 9
Vickers Viking 24
Vickers Viscount HQ 4, 40
Vickers Vanguard 4
Total Aircraft: Eighty Five  

1) Original aircraft by Tom Gibson and Harry Follas
2) Original aircraft and paint by Dave McQueen and Rui Cristina.
3) Original aircraft by Tom Gibson, Dee Waldron, and Dave McQueen
4) Original aircraft by Dave McQueen, modified by Tom Gibson
5) Original aircraft by George Hauzenberger; textures used by permission.
6) Original Aircraft by Tom Gibson and Rob Bennis
7) Original Aircraft by JAI, used with permission. Base textures by Jan Visser and Mark Beaumont, used with permission.
8) Original Aircraft by George A. Vega, adapted for Mike Stone's texture map by Tom Gibson, textures used by permission of Mike Stone and Tony Madge.
9) Aircraft by Mehlin Rainer
10) Original Aircraft by Kevin Trinkle
11) Aircraft by Jager.
12) Aircraft by Pavel Hvatkin.
13)  Original aircraft by Frank Safranek, Kevin Trinkle, Dee Waldron, and Tom Gibson
14)  The CV-600 and 640 not included in the AI traffic.  Included here for those who may wish to use them.
15)  Painted in 1974 Texas International paint by Sheppard Avery.
16) Original aircraft by Tom Gibson, Dee Waldron, Frank Safranek, Harry Follas, and Dave McQueen
17) Original aircraft by Bill Lyons, used with permission
18) Aircraft by Dimitri Samborski , painted by Dimitri Samborski and Andrei Maslov
19) Aircraft by Tim Conrad
20) Aircraft by Dee Waldron
21) Original aircraft by Dee Waldon, modified by Tom Gibson
22) Convair 880 by Dee Waldron, converted to 990 by Tom Gibson
23) Aircraft by Anton Nikolaev, Dmitry Dobronravin
24) Original aircraft by Rick Piper, converted to AI by Tom Gibson
25) Aircraft by John Walton
26) Aircraft by Mike Cronin, modified to an Otter by Tom Gibson
27) Original aircraft by George Diemer
28) Aircraft by Mike Stone, used with permission
29) Aircraft by Manfred Jahn
30) Aircraft by Jens Kristensen
31) Original aircraft by Dave Garwood
32) Original aircraft by Barney Bigard
33) Original HQ aircraft by Greg Pepper
34) Original HQ aircraft by Mike Stone
35) Original HQ aircrafty by Manfred Jahn
36) Original HQ aircrafty by Volker Bohme and Manfred Jahn
37) Aircraft by Klaus Brosemann
38) Aircraft by Anthony Konstantinidis
39) Aircraft by Pavel Toman
40) Original HQ aircraft by Rick Piper, AI mods by Jaap de Baare
41) Aircraft by Jean-François Martin
42) Aircraft by David Eckert
43) Aircraft by Milton Shupe
44) Aircraft by Jaap de Baare
45) Aircraft by Pavel Karásek

Classic GA Traffic for FS2004

Noel Sivertson has created GA traffic for over 200 California airports! He also has a plane doing touch and goes at most airports. We have also included a default GA traffic file for the rest of the world, using the classic GA aircraft. His file uses detailed GMAX aircraft from Milton and others, and may be hard on frame rates in crowded areas (like LA) unless you have a powerful computer. Thus I have modified his file to use more frame rate friendly classic GA aircraft. Please note that many of the aircraft themselves are not included - they are to be downloaded separately. Filenames and download locations are given to make this easy, along with a few AI modifications (included). (While is often listed, most of these planes are also available at AVSIM).

Updated on 10/15/08 to remove almost all GA traffic from the Soviet Bloc, China, and other communist countries.

Classic GA Traffic using frame rate friendly aircraft (5 MB) Updated on 2/7/16.

Classic Helicopter Airline Traffic for FS2004

AI Helicopters
Back in the classic era, several airlines utilizing helicopters were in operation, and Sabena had a helicopter operation of their own. This has now been recreated for FS! Designed to be used with the AI Propliner Traffic packages (above) and the CA59/62 scenery (from the Scenery page), this package will add helicopter traffic to your 1955, 1957, 1959, and 1962 AI traffic. Seen above is LAX in 1962, with LA Airways Sikorsky S-61's lined up for their morning departures to Disneyland and other heliports. Jason Krogmann coded some of the schedules, and I did the rest. Updated on 7/7/21!

Harry Biard has also created the incredibly detailed Sabena heliports - you'll want to see every one of them!

Airlines included:

LA Airways (S-55 in 1955, 1957 and 59, S-61 in 1962)
SFO Airlines (S-62 in 1962 only)
Chicago Helicopter Airways (S-58 in 1957, 1959, and 1962)
New York Airways (S-55 in 1955, S-58 in 1957, V-44 in 1959, V-107 in 1962)
Sabena (S-55 in 1955, S-58 in 1957, 1959, and 1962)

Sikorsky S-55 by Marinha do Brasil - Project FAB Veteranos, LA Airways livery by Randy Cain, Sabena livery by Joop van Dijk, New York Airways livery by Tom Gibson
Sikorsky S-58 by Paul Bradshaw, Chicago Airways livery by Randy Cain, Sabena livery by Joop van Dijk, New York Airways livery by Tom Gibson
Sikorsky S-61 by Dave Hardcastle, LA Airways livery by Heather Sherman
Sikorsky S-62 by Nate Rosenstrauch, SFO Airways livery by Tom Gibson
Piasecki V-44 (H-21C) and NY Airways livery by Mick Posch
Vertol 107 by Rory Kelly, NY Airways livery by Randy Cain

Classic MATS Military Traffic for FS2004

Seen above is the lineup at Hickam Field, Honolulu Hawaii - two C-124 Globemasters, a C-97 Stratofreighter, and a big C-133 "Weenie Wagon"!

Latest update includes traffic for 1955.   It also adds RAF Burtonwood to the traffic (requires addon airport).

This package by Mike Stevens and myself will do two things - add military parking to many of the MATS bases around the world, and add classic AI traffic to those bases. Note that this will NOT add military traffic other than MATS (Military Air Transport Service) aircraft (i.e. no fighters or bombers). The aircraft included are listed below. You will need to download and install the DEW Line scenery from my Scenery page to see traffic in the far north. You should also import the latest EVP file above  to get the "Air Force" called out. Updated on 8/11/22

C-46: Original aircraft by Dave McQueen
C-47: Original Aircraft by John Kelley, Marcel Ritzema and Alexander Schmidt
C-54: Original aircraft by Tom Gibson and Harry Follas
C-97: Original aircraft by Dave McQueen and Rui Cristina, improvements by Dee Waldron.
C-118A: Original aircraft by Tom Gibson and Harry Follas (HQ model available)
C-121A: Original aircraft by Dave McQueen, modified by Tom Gibson (HQ model available)
C-121C: Original aircraft by Dave McQueen, modified by Tom Gibson (HQ model available)
C-124: Original aircraft by FS-Berlin (improved)
C-130: Original aircraft by Mike Stone NEW!
C-131: Original aircraft by Tom Gibson, Dee Waldron, and Dave McQueen
C-133: Original aircraft by Mike Stone
C-135: Original aircraft by Dee Waldron, modified by Tom Gibson
C-140: Original aircraft by Dee Waldron
EC-121D and WV2: Original aircraft by Dave McQueen, modified by Mike Stevens and Tom Gibson
VC-3: Original aircraft by Tom Gibson, Dee Waldron, and Dave McQueen
VC-137: Original aircraft by Dee Waldron, modified by Tom Gibson
PV2-7: Original aircraft by Geoff Chambers and Jaap de Baare
P-3: Original aircraft by Jake Burrus
U-8F: Oriignal aircraft by Mike Stone