MSFS World Update VII: Australia, Local Legends Fokker F.VII released

An exciting day for Microsoft Flight Simulator fans as World Update VII: Australia and the Local Legends #2 Fokker F.VII are released for that sim. The update comes with a small mandatory update along with the optional world update. Let’s have a look!

Fly Australia

Featuring a diverse landscape and terrific geographic history, Australia was already an interesting place to fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator before the new World Update arrived. The update adds four handcrafted airports, 11 new photogrammetry cities, 94 points of interest, five bush trips, six discovery flights, and five new landing challenges. Lots to do!

You can also take to the skies in the new Local Legends #2 release: the Fokker F.VII. One such example, the “Southern Cross”, was flown by Australian pilot Charles Kingsford Smith. Together with Charles Ulm, Harry Lyon and James Warner, this crew performed the first flight across the Pacific from the United States to Australia. An incredible journey given the technology of the time.

Check out the trailer below!

The World Update is completely free while the Fokker F.VII can be found for $14.99 USD in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace.

World update features

Want to know what exactly is in the World Update? Here’s the full list as published on the Flight Simulator website.

Photogrammetry Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Hobart
  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Cairns
  • Darwin
  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Bunbury

Hand-Crafted Airport

  • YLRE – Longreach
  • YMBT – Mount Beauty Airport
  • YPBO – Paraburdoo
  • YSHL – Shellharbour Airport

Hand-Crafted Points of Interest

  • 1 William Street
  • 108 St Georges Terrace
  • 443 Queen Street
  • 568 Collins Street
  • Abbot Point Coal Terminal
  • Adelaide Oval
  • Albion Viaduct
  • Anzac Bridge
  • Aurora Melbourne Central
  • Australia 108
  • Bathurst Mount Panorama Racing Circuit
  • Bathurst Point Lighthouse
  • Batman Bridge
  • Bay of Islands
  • Bolte Bridge
  • Brisbane Skytower
  • Broadcast Australia Tower
  • Brookfield Place
  • Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Cape Cleveland Lighthouse
  • Cape Don Lighthouse
  • Cape Nelson Lighthouse
  • Cape Wickham Lighthouse
  • Cascade Dam
  • Central Park
  • Devils Gate Dam
  • Eureka Tower
  • Federation Square
  • Flinders Street Railway Station
  • Gabo Island Lighthouse
  • Gladesville Bridge
  • Gordon Dam
  • Grange Resources Port Latta Pier
  • Great Barrier Reef Activity Platform
  • Green Island Jetty
  • Hawkesbury River Rail Bridge
  • Houghton Highway Viaduct
  • Infinity Tower
  • Longitude 131° Lodge
  • Luna Park
  • Marvel Stadium
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Melbourne Grand
  • Melbourne Square
  • Mooney Mooney Bridge
  • Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory
  • Narrows Bridge
  • Ocean, 88 The Esplanade
  • One Barangaroo
  • Optus Stadium
  • Parkes Observatory
  • Paul Wild Observatory
  • Peats Ferry Bridge
  • Perth Arena
  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
  • Pine Gap Joint Defence Facility
  • Premier Tower
  • Prima Pearl Tower
  • Queen’s Wharf Brisbane
  • Queens Place North Tower
  • Rialto Towers
  • Siding Spring Observatory
  • Sir Leo Hielscher Bridges (Gateway Bridges)
  • Soleil Brisbane
  • South Sister Lookout Antennae
  • Split Point Lighthouse
  • Stadium Australia
  • Story Bridge
  • Strangways Springs Ruins
  • Suncorp Stadium
  • Swanston Central
  • Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Sydney Football Stadium
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Sydney Tower
  • Tasman Bridge
  • Telstra Tower
  • The Big Banana Fun Park
  • The Big Merino
  • The Big Pineapple
  • The Big Prawn
  • The Gabba
  • The One
  • The WACA Ground
  • Three Sisters
  • Townsville Port
  • Twelve Apostles
  • Victoria Police Centre Towers
  • Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • Warragamba Dam
  • West Gate Bridge
  • West Side Place
  • Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse

Bush Trip

  • Tasmania
  • Southeastern Australia
  • Sea to Desert
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Northwestern Kimberly Coast

Landing Challenges

  • Brisbane
  • Shellharbour
  • Mt Hotham
  • Katoomba
  • Mabuiag

Discovery Flight

  • Gold Coast
  • Sydney
  • Perth
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Ken-Dagfinn Rian says:

    There seems to be some stability issues with the new update. At least on my end. My setup was running perfectly in update VI. Never had a CTD, in many hours of flying. Now, I can maybe get to 200ft on take off before it starts stuttering and CTDs. Frustrating. The Fokker FVII looks cool though

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I feel your pain! I’ve been crashing constantly since Sim Update 5.

      The last Q&A did mention that the next Sim Update is aimed at stability. So I hope they are able to solve some of these issues.


  2. Snowy says:

    I haven’t experienced any issues with the Australia update. Flew over Melbourne today and am impressed with how familiar it looks. One of the best updates in my experience to date.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 1_Robert says:

    Thanks for the update, it looks like they did a nice job with this. With every World Update, I tell myself we are one more closer to World Update Canada.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I will be very excited when that day comes!


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