Steam store, VR, helicopters, new video and more Flight Simulator news

The news circuit is running hot today with Microsoft Flight Simulator news coming out from different sources all with notable headlines and details. Here’s a round-up of everything that I’ve learned about in the last few hours along with some helpful links so you can get everything first hand. Lots of good news! Reading the…

Microsoft Flight Simulator Closed Beta comes with TrackIR, new content!

If you’re lucky enough to be in the closed alpha or closed beta tester list, there’s a new update awaiting you for the Microsoft Flight Simulator closed test environment. The notable features included are the introduction of head tracking technologies using TrackIR as well as the inclusion of nine new aircraft, new trips, and flight…

Microsoft teases VATSIM for Flight Simulator

A short video has been released on the Microsoft Flight Simulator YouTube channel with a 30-second announcement that they are partnering with online flight sim network VATSIM to bring their shared world and integrated ATC experience to Microsoft Flight Simulator. A feather in the cap It’s the proverbial feather in the cap – VATSIM is…

Breaking down the Microsoft Flight Simulator pre-order trailer

There was a lot going on in the brand new Microsoft Flight Simulator pre-order trailer and so what better way to get a grip on everything new and exciting than to break down all of the major scenes. Let’s have a look! Scene by scene The new trailer starts of serenely as most of the…

Microsoft Flight Simulator to launch August 18! Plus surprise aircraft additions!

Launching into the skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator is happening August 18th! An announcement posted to FlightSimulator.com this morning made the news official with three versions on pre-order featuring different levels of content along with an official list of including high detail airports and aircraft including some surprises in the list. Let’s have a look!…

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Beta is coming

Another closed alpha test build has been released according to the latest news from the July 9th Developer Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator. That alpha is bringing with it plenty of fixes to aircraft, systems, and overall features of the sim but the real news is that Microsoft Flight Simulator is moving from alpha to…

FlightAware to fill Flight Simulator’s virtual skies with airplanes

The latest Partnership Announcement for Microsoft Flight Simulator looks set to make sure that the skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator are filled with aircraft using real world data. To do that, they are partnering with FlightAware, a data based company that supplies data to airport status billboards and to companies like Google who use that…

New insights into post launch flight planning for Flight Simulator

Microsoft’s latest partnership series update introduces is to NavBlue, owned by Airbus, that provides navigational information and will be supplying that information to the simulation at and post launch. It gives us a peek at what the simulator might be offering in the future. Let’s have a look at what we know and do a…

Thrustmaster is teasing… something

On Thursday, Thrustmaster is going to reveal… something. The company posted a tweet yesterday that teased something flight related showing off a multi-monitor setup, some table mounts with nothing on them, and a tag line saying “Get ready to fly.” Interest piqued? Best guess There are a few things to note within the teased image…