Microsoft Flight Simulator

This page will bring readers hands-on reviews of the Microsoft Flight Simulator and news of updates, expansion pack releases and wider user community news. The individual aircraft, their levels of realism, the exact recreation of the flight controls, navigating airports and the experience of traversing continents will all be covered in news, reviews and gameplay reports. The 2020 Microsoft Flight Simulator supports third party content development bringing all the benefits of community generated content, all of which we will report on to ensure that users can maximise their enjoyment of the flight sim from the comfort of their own homes.

Learn more about the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator news here with up-to-date information on the platforms, the new and upgraded aircraft types, more detailed flight decks, airports, landscapes and other game functionality.

Memphis for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Developed by BMWorld and AmSim, the package for Microsoft Flight Simulator is an accurate recreation of the actual airport with high-resolution ground textures and custom ground markings.

New Icelandic destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Icelandic destination from ST Simulations is Egilsstaðir Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

iniScene releases EGLL Heathrow V3

The latest rendition of London Heathrow from iniScene introduces several updates to bring the package in line with the actual airport in its current state as well as adding new features and new technology.

E-Jets 175 released in Early Access

FlightSim Studio has released the E-Jets 175 for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Victoria Falls for Microsoft Flight Simulator released

Jeppeson2001 has announced the Victoria Falls Scenery package for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Microsoft Flight Simulator arrives at Solent Airport

Solent Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator has been faithfully recreated by Burning Blue Design, based on a 2022 ground layout with accurate runways, taxiways and custom signage.

Bolzano Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator

The latest Italian destination from Burning Blue Design is LIPB Bolzano Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Flight sim airports - Part 3

This time, we travel to the UK for our first look at a British airport. EGKK Gatwick is a 'port,' meaning that Origami Studios based this design on an earlier edition of its work. Let's get on the ground and see how it compares with other airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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Orbx’s Stockholm-Bromma and Malmo Airports reviewed

Sweden is an oft-forgotten part of the flight sim world, despite having some fantastic airports and locations to visit. Forget Arlanda and let's look at two airports that offer an interesting location or a challenging approach. Let’s check out Malmö and Stockholm Bromma.

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Hype Performance Group’s Hot Air Balloon

While we’re used to seeing most genres represented across major simulation platforms, occasionally a new area is opened up that grabs your attention. Here we review the HPG Hot Air Balloon for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Everything you need to know about Microsoft Flight Simulator

The much-anticipated 2020 return of Microsoft’s flight simulator brings a wide range of aircraft from light planes to wide-body airliners.

The most famous flight simulator in the world, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s origins go back to the beginnings of home computing. During the decades that have seen numerous versions of the game, with the eleventh version released in 2020, it has always been at the forefront of computer graphics. The cutting-edge graphics combined with the attention to detail for the controls of its many aircraft makes it one of the most realistic simulators on the market.

Microsoft had a break away from flight simulation between 2012 and 2020. In 2012 Microsoft Flight, a simplified version of Microsoft Flight Simulator was cancelled five months after its launch. This version came six years after the successful 2006 Microsoft Flight Simulator X; the last new full version of the title. While Microsoft Flight Simulator X was repackaged with expansion packs in 2014 for Valve’s Steam digital distribution service, it was in 2019, at the E3 show in Los Angeles, that Microsoft unveiled its plans for the 2020 version.

The 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator introduces ultra-high-definition 4K graphics and as a result, it features highly detailed and stunning aircraft in a realistic world, where players can fly in challenging weather conditions anywhere on the planet; a virtual environment based on actual aerial imagery of Earth and data from satellites. This impressive attention to detail recreates the real-world in stunning detail making the virtual environment more enjoyable for its users.

If you’re looking for updates on other flight simulator platforms, why not take a look at our dedicated page for X-Plane, where you’ll find the latest updates, news and reviews from great flight sims.

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