MSFS is limited in the aircraft availability and we wish to support our pilots in this sim. Until Buffalo fleet options become available in MSFS, the following are permitted substitutes. This list will be amended as new freeware and payware options become available. 

IMPORTANT: As smartCARS does not indicate which sim has been used, and to avoid any confusion for HUB managers when reviewing Pireps, pilots using a substitute aircraft in MSFS MUST add a comment to that effect in the pirep before submitting.

Flight availability for many aircraft will appear after you build your flight hours and increase in rank - See Ranks

MSFS Default Substitutable Aircraft

Savage Cub for the CH7A Aeronca 7AC and CNUK Fleet 80 Canuck

Cessna 172 for the C185 (recommend Amphibian mod

DA62 for the B55/58 and Cessna 310 (should member only have MSFS standard)

B55/58 for the Cessna 310 (should member only have above MSFS standard)

Bell 407 for the Bell 206

King Air 350 for the King Air A90 (BE9L), King Air A100 (BE10) and Beech 1900D (B190)


Canso PBY-5A - Work In Progress
Aérospatiale SA 342 Gazelle



Big Radials The Norseman
FlyInside Bell 206
Blackbird/MilViz Cessna 310
Roland Laborie CL-215
Aerosoft DHC6-300 Twin Otter
Aeroplaneheaven Curtiss C-46D Commando
PMDG 737-600

Please email MSFS freeware and payware recommendations for models in our fleet to