Peters Aircraft LLC in association with Alexander Emelyanow presents:

• Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke - Fokker •

VFW 614

Ready for XP11 and 10 (32/64bit)!

• Release v1.5•

• Overview •

Now with full CIVA intergration!*

VFW 614 - The first German Jet Airliner!

After 10 years of working exclusively on Airbus simulations, the Peters Aircraft team now presents something quite different, a marvellous piece of aviation history, though the last operative unit's final flight, on 7th December 2012, was not that long ago: The jet airliner VFW 614!


The VFW 614 was designed as a short haule airliner, capeable of using short and rough runways. The idea was to sell it to 3rd world countries with poor infrastructure. So landing gear and tires are a bit oversized, to deal with soft ground, and the engine nacelles where mounted on top of the wings, which enabled shorter gear struts and less risk of getting dirt from the ground into the engines. As a side effect, downward noise emmision during flight was significantly reduced, and the airflow above the wings lead to more efficient aerodynamics.

Though the VFW 614 was an outstanding aircraft with great flight capabilities and some new technology, which partially entered the Airbus models of today, it was not a commercial success. Apart from a few airlines, Deutsche Luftwaffe (German Air Force) became the major operator, providing transport service to high ranking government and military personal. One unit was used by Airbus and another by DLR (the German "NASA") as research and test aircraft and even as a flying flight simulator, testing the Airbus A380 fly-by-wire system long before the first A380 was built.

The X-Plane® Model

The highly detailed 3D cockpit shows and simulates all flight relevant systems, which were installed on the civil airliners, with a high degree of authenticy. System logig is processed by our new VFW plugin (32/64bit). - I travelled three times to the Aeronauticum museum, to explore their conserved VFW 614, where I shot hundreds of fotos. Whenever my Leica could not enter into small spaces for close ups, the iPad camera did the job. A great THANK YOU! to the staff of this impressive museum, located in Nordholz, just a few kilomenters south of Cuxhaven, Germany. •

The panel is filled up with traditional round instruments, all carefully rebuilt after the real ones, not using any default XP instruments. Pressurization is controlled manually. So you should not forget the settings! - Some of the special instruments mounted on the military version are also installed. Due to a total lack of respective documentation we were unable to make all of them alive.

The autopilot from the 1970s basically uses pitch and roll mode. In XP the nose-wheel tiller axis controls the roll angle, as soon as engaged, while the landing gear is retracted. It's really fun to fly this way! But also HDG, LAT NAV, ALT HOLD, GS and IAS modes are available, as well as Backcourse and Turbulence modes. Certainly ILS approaches are supported. The aircraft was not approved for autoland.

INS / FMS - The Luftwaffe VFW 614 has an Inertial Navigation System (INS) installed, which is very similar to the INS of the CIVA* plugin by Philipp Münzel ($10 only!). The original INS just supports up to 9 fix waypoints, with coordinates entered, without any NAV database. If you don't want to use CIVA, the INS panel can be "abused" as a very simple FMS. We made it compatible with the XP NAV database and allow an unlimited number of waypoints. So the AP can follow previousely saved flightplans with named waypoints. But certainly SID, STAR, Airways , etc. have never been in discussion for this kind of aircraft.

* CIVA is an optional INS simulation plugin by Philipp Münzel

Click on image to get to the highly recommended CIVA plugin!

If anyone can provide us with authentic information of how the track calculator/indicator system worked, we will consider a respective upgrade. TACAN would not be of much use, I guess.


The documentation which comes with this aircraft is overwhelming and is a treasure for itself! You'll get the original Flight Handbook and Flight Training Manual, plus four other authentic documents with system description and more. For this reason our own manual just provides basic Quick Start instructions, so you need not study the almost Thousand pages of the authentic manuals, before you can go for a first flight. But if you are keen to understand all the instruments and systems in detail, you'll have the same source of information at hand, which real VFW 614 pilots were using.

Download our Quick-Start Manual HERE!

Cabin Interior

It's the first time ever that we modelled a complete passenger cabin, with cut out windows and animated doors. You may enter and leave the aircraft and move forward and backward in predefined ways, which don't let you go through walls, closed doors and seats. You can always pause the movement, look around or take a seat... All you have to do is assign a few custom commands to keys. We finally fell so much in love with the results, that we decided to continue on this route...

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Foto: Peter Hager

Foto: Peter Hager

Foto: Maria de Hager

Foto: Peter Hager

Foto: Peter Hager

Foto: Peter Hager