Flight Journal: Destination Gold Coast

I’ve recently returned to Microsoft Flight Simulator with a new PC and a new World Update to check out. I decided I wanted to do a few things with this new journey. First, I wanted to make use of the first third party aircraft I purchased for the sim, the Carenado Mooney M20R. Second, I…

Carenado’s Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing comes to MSFS

Famous Flyer #1 has released and its Carenado’s Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing. This is a 1930’s era biplane with an interesting negative staggerwing design. Let’s have a look! Available today The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is the first of the Famous Flyers series to be released for Microsoft Flight Simulator. It comes from well known…

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…

Carenado updates their MSFS aircraft line-up

Popular and prolific MSFS aircraft maker Carenado has just updated their aircraft line-up in the sim with fixes and new features for their aircraft. Let’s have a look! Across the board updates Carenado has been busy not only releasing new aircraft but making sure their older types are staying up to date. Among the updates…

Carenado’s Cessna Skymaster II now available for MSFS

There’s a surprising (to me) number of fans of Cessna’s push-pull propeller driven Skymaster II. Fans of the type are about to see their hopes realized as MSFS now has a flyable option. Carenado has been at work on this project for many months and now has finally released it to the Microsoft Flight Simulator…

Carenado shows off their Cessna Skymaster for MSFS

Third party aircraft maker Carenado have unveiled their latest aircraft to come to Microsoft Flight Simulator in the form of the Cessna Skymaster II. Let’s have a look at the screenshots and learn a bit more about this unique aircraft. Push-pull Cessna The Cessna Skymaster is a push-pull propeller driven aircraft that features an engine…

MSFS Sim Update 6 imminent plus Carenado sale

This past Thursday’s Flight Simulator developer update comes with a reminder that the new Sim Update 6 is on its way and is coming next week. Let’s talk about that and how you can prepare for it. Plus, a Carenado Marketplace sale has been announced as well – the first of its kind in the…

Flight sim news round-up for August 29

There’s been a bunch of smaller stories that I haven’t had a chance to write full articles about recently so instead I’m going to do another news round-up so that you know about some of the big things going on around the community. Let’s have a look! Iris Simulations releases Tutor T.1, teases C-17 The…

Carenado reports that fixes are coming for MSFS aircraft

Some developers are still working on resolving some issues with their aircraft after the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator Update 5. Carenado, one of the most prolific aircraft makers to date, is working on fixing all of their aircraft and have made a statement about it. Fixes still incoming Update 5 has changed a lot…

Checking in with some MSFS developers after Update 5

Microsoft Flight Simulator Update 5 is out and it’s a big one. This is easily one of the biggest changes to the sim platform since it launched last year and that has involved many visible changes but also under the hood changes which have directly affected developers – especially those building aircraft. I thought I’d…