Top Gun: Maverick DLC coming to MSFS at the end of May

Microsoft Flight Simulator and the team at Asobo have teamed up with Paramount Pictures for their impending release of Top Gun: Maverick. Here’s the latest on what we know of the DLC. Top Gun action Delayed many times on account of the pandemic, Top Gun: Maverick is finally coming to movie theatres on May 24th….

Testing out the improved Cessna 172 flight model in MSFS

Sim Update 9 is out and with it comes something very interesting that could have a big impact on the future of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Asobo have added a CFD based flight model upgrade on the Cessna C172 Skyhawk and here are my impressions. CFD what? Computational Fluid Dynamics or CFD is a simulation model…

What we’ve learned from the MSFS March Q&A

A few days ago we had our latest version of the Microsoft Flight Simulator Developer Q&A series and since then I’ve gone through and extracted some of the key updates from the Q&A. Here’s what you might want to know. From cloud gaming to new developer tools Asobo and the team at Microsoft continue to…

MSFS gets Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra World Update

World Update 8 is out for Microsoft Flight Simulator with new enhanced scenery for Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, and Andorra. Let’s have a look at some of the features! POIs, airports, and more The latest World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator comes with the now expected laundry list of features including new photogrammetry, points of interest,…

World Update 8 delayed by two days

Yesterday we learned that a China Eastern 737-800 crashed in Guangxi region. No survivors have been found. With that as a backdrop, Microsoft and Asobo have decided to delay the next World Update release for a couple of days. Short delay Microsoft Flight Simulator has come up against plenty of real world events. Anytime anything…

Flight Journal: Boston to Providence in the Staggerwing was the plan…

Now that I’ve been back flying in Microsoft Flight Simulator I’ve had a pent up interest in flying to different places all around the world. One of the shorter routes that I’ve wanted to fly was Boston to Providence (mirroring the same essential route in Train Sim World 2). And the perfect aircraft to test…

PMDG’s 737 for MSFS enters beta

The wait has been long for 737 fans but Microsoft Flight Simulator looks to be getting its first 737 airliner soon as news comes that PMDG have moved into beta testing for their 737. Let’s have a look. Problems solved? It looks like several key problems have been solved for PMDG as they have announced…

New MSFS Q&A lays out plans for 2022

Microsoft Flight Simulator is going into it’s third year in 2022 and Asobo Studios and Microsoft seem to be showing no sign of slowing down on developing their platform. Earlier this week, Jorg Neumann, Sebastian Wloch, and Martial Bossard from the MSFS team appeared on the latest Q&A session answering a huge number of questions…

PMDG’s DC-6 now in the MSFS marketplace! 737 to come next?

It’s been available in other storefronts for some time now, however, its still a big day for PMDG as the Douglas DC-6 that they have been perfecting over the last several months is now available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator marketplace and is available for both Xbox and PC flight simmers. Let’s check it out!…

MSFS Game of the Year edition’s Pilatus PC-6 first impressions

Another aircraft that arrived with the recent with the Game of the Year edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator is the Pilatus PC-6 Porter. This STOL aircraft is suitable for both passenger and utility purposes and you can fly this aircraft out of just about anywhere. It’s also free so if you already have any version…