There’s no rule that says that Microsoft Flight Simulator’s world updates can’t retread over familiar ground. World Update X is exactly that as the series goes back to the United States adding even more points of interest, photogrammetry and improved imagery across the country. And that’s not all, the next Local Legend is the magnificent Beechcraft Model 18 and it’s available today. Let’s have a look!
Beech Model 18 is in the marketplace
The fifth Local Legend is out. The Beechcraft Model 18 first flew in 1937, over 9,000 were built, and over 200 still fly. Powered by twin Wasp Junior radial engines, the sleek Model 18 can do 196 knots and cover 1,200 miles of range.
Microsoft is packing 10 liveries with this aircraft including a special historic Navy, Aviator’s Club, Xbox Aviator’s Club, plus 7 other liveries. It’s on sale now in the Marketplace for $15.99 USD. Read the announcement here!
World Update X: US and Territories
Going back to the United States, World Update X is focused on further enhancing the scenery around the US. Several cities are given a 3D photogrammetry makeover. They include San Diego, CA, Albany, NY, Key Largo, FL, Seattle, WA, and Olympia, WA.
There are also 87 new points of interest, 3 new airport landing challenges, three discovery flights and three discovery trips as well as four new custom crafted airports. They are:
- Catalina (KAVX) on California’s storied Catalina Island
- Valdez (PAVD) in the gorgeous Alaska landscape
- Lake Tahoe (KTVL) in the towering Sierra Nevadas of California
- Block Island (KBID) on Rhode Island’s historic East coast