Microsoft Flight Simulator development update

In the latest development update, the Microsoft Flight Simulator team announced the launch of the Tech Alpha recruitment. A preview version of the Development Roadmap is available on the Insider area (



Dates for October were updated and “deliverables” for November will be added over the next few weeks.

In the September 12 announcement, the team announced a new Feature Discovery series, due for launch in early October. This series will consist of four episodes covering the world, weather, aerodynamics and cockpits.

The team also released four new videos on the Insider site. The first one shows the Diamond DA62 on approach and extending the undercarriage. The second is a stall and spin demonstration, so it looks like spins will be possible in the new simulator. The last two videos show off Lake Tekapo in New Zealand and Baltimore city. As with other previews of the scenery in the new simulator, the level of detail is excellent and appears to match the real-world locations in incredible detail.