FS2004 Aermacchi M-346. Aermacchi is now developing a next-generation jet trainer designated the “M-346”. This program began as a joint effort with the Yakovlev organization, resulting in the construction of a demonstrator, which is now performing test flights. This model features highly reflective metallic skin and full animations. Two liveries are provided, one factory livery, for the prototype roll-out and one in blue livery, for the demonstrator. the latest, was flown in a recent air show in Pratica di Mare military airport Rome. The panel background is based on photographic material found on the net. Included in this model there is also a simplified virtual cockpit (VC), with working essential flight instruments and animated flight controls. By Italo D’Attomo and Giovanni Quai.