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The Ornithopter cruises above the desert with wings unfolded.

February 22nd, 2024 – Development Update

This week’s Screenshot Challenge winner is Twitter user @vp_sim! If you’re interested in participating in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, check out the details in the Community section below!Earlier today, we released a new beta build for those players enrolled in the optional Sim Update 15 (SU_15) public test. You can see the release notes on … Continued

A propeller aircraft with water floats banks left at low altitude, whilst the setting sun on the horizon is framed by two dragon ornaments.

February 15th, 2024 – Development Update

This week’s Screenshot Challenge winner is Twitter user @KotetuP! If you’re interested in participating in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, check out the details in the Community section below!On Tuesday, we released the Dune Expansion, which is available now as a FREE download from the in-sim Marketplace! This optional package allows Microsoft Flight Simulator pilots to … Continued

Xbox and Microsoft Flight Simulator unveil Dune Expansion and Floating Controller

Xbox and Microsoft Flight Simulator are immersing gamers worldwide in the captivating world of Arrakis, commemorating the highly anticipated release of “Dune: Part Two.”  Enthusiasts can anticipate a free game expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator launching, bespoke Xbox hardware, and an awe-inspiring gaming simulator-all intricately inspired by the film.To learn more about the Dune: Part Two Expansion, read … Continued

A retro six engine propeller aircraft banks left over a Caribbean island.

February 8th, 2024 – Development Update

This week’s Screenshot Challenge winner is Twitter user @ukaka5656! If you’re interested in participating in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, check out the details in the Community section below!The team is currently hard at work preparing Sim Update 15, with the public beta test expected to start soon. If you missed the January 31 Developer Livestream, some … Continued

A Boeing 747 with landing gear down flies away from stormy clouds building up behind.

February 1st, 2024 – Development Update

On Tuesday, we released World Update XVI: Caribbean! Available now as a FREE download from the in-sim Marketplace, this World Update contains new Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, 104 hand-crafted points of interest, seven bespoke airports, and new Landing Challenges, Bush Trips, and Discovery Flights for the beautiful and scenic Caribbean region. 

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Anton posing in front of a plane

In Memory of Anton Logvynenko: Digital Artist & Aviation Enthusiast

The team at Microsoft Flight Simulator would like to take a moment to pay our condolences and provide tribute to a beloved member of the flight sim community – Anton Logvynenko, who passed away while carrying out a combat mission in the Kharkiv region on November 27, 2023.


Community Spotlight: WorldFlight

 An Introduction to WorldflightSince 1999 a group of flight simulator enthusiasts have been gathering together online during the first full week of November to raise money for multiple worldwide charities. In 23 years well over $1,000,000 has been raised for the charities handpicked by each team for causes that hold a special meaning. The event … Continued


Community Spotlight: Nick Williams & Herman@s VA

In the United States, September 15 – October 15 is recognized annually as National Hispanic Heritage Month. To celebrate the occasion, we are shining the spotlight on a member of our player community who is using virtual flying to power real positive change to the lives of people in Latin America!Shortly after the PC of … Continued


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