• POSKY 747-200/300 GE Sound Packs Released

    New GE CF6-50 Sound Packs For Project Open Sky B747-200/300 Simulations

    Although the P&W JT9D turbofan became the first of the 1970's era big high-bypass ratio turbofan jet engines developed wide body civil jet air transport it was not the only contender for this market.

    Similar power plants of various specifications and for different applications were also being developed by both GE and RR.

    The GE CF6 turbofan became the 2nd of these powerful, quieter, modern, hi-tech engines that were developed especially for first generation wide-body jetliners such as the A300B, B747, and DC-10.

    Internationally reknowned FS sound engineer Benoit Plamondon now has pleasure releasing his latest audio project "GE CF6-50 sound packs for the B747-200 and -300".

    The GE CF6-50 turbofan offered greater power (within the 51,000 LB to 54,000 LB thrust range .... depending upon engine sub marques) than competing early version P&W and RR type powerplants.

    In the interests of fleet and engineering standardization it became the engine of choice among those long haul B747-200/-300 carriers which also operated A300B's and DC-10-30's or whom required greater power than was available from the then best P&W and RR powerplant options.

    This "new" audio project represents more than two years of development work and beautifully captures the "unique and very distinctive" (among the 1970's/80's era big turbofan engines) tones of the GE CF6-50 series turbofan with an audio fidelity not previously offered for flight simulator .... a Benoit Plamondon trademark.

    It's been compiled using only the very best interior and exterior real world recordings then fine tuned for exclusive compatibility with the POSKY GE version B747-200. -200F/SCD, -200M, -200SF, -300, and -300M models (authored by Hiroshi Igami) .... and which are easily the very best freeware models of these particular aircraft currently available for FS.

    Each of these new freeware sound packs have been produced as separate "FS2004" and "FSX" specific audio versions and are intended for those whom seek high-fidelity audio based upon what's heard from a "flightdeck perspective" .... with equally meticulously engineered external audio added. What's heard on the flightdeck is quite different from the PAX cabin environment aboard any civil jetliner. For example, using these sound packs one will be treated to the predominant sound of flightdeck based avionics, and wind friction noise in proportion to simulated aircraft acceleration (with very little engine sound audible during cruise), and when selecting the flaps and landing gear one will primarily hear the "clicking" of associated levers and wind resistance noise .... along a whole lot more audio ambiance too and with the "FSX" sound pack also exploting this version's unique doppler audio effect.

    Download Links

    fsx_cf6-50_b747-200-300_fd.zip (FSX version)

    fs9_cf6-50_b747-200-300_fd_v1.zip (FS2004 version)

    Audio Visual Preview B747-200/-300 GE CF6-50 "Flightdeck & External View" Sound Packs

    Interior Audio-Visual

    Exterior Audio-Visual

    These new sound packs are as good as FS audio ever gets.

    Each is now available for free download exclusively from FlightSim.Com.

    Use each of the above referenced links or search on Benoit Plamondon.

    Be sure to download either the "FS2004" or "FSX" compatible sound packs in accordance with your FS version of choice/use.

    For information regarding other FS sound packs currently available or under development by Benoit Plamondon please refer to the following Youtube channel:


    Please note: Release dates for all new audio productions are never announced .... each new project is released "when it's ready".

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