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Sim Update 13 and 14 Deployment Post-Incident Report

During the deployment of Sim Update 13 on September 26 and Sim Update 14 on December 5, many players experienced issues with long or stuck downloads during the installation process. In both cases, we closely tracked the issue as it was occurring and escalated to the appropriate support teams as soon as the incident was … Continued

Now Available: Heatblur & IndiaFoxtEcho F-14 Tomcat

The F-14 Tomcat is one of America’s most iconic jet aircraft, featuring a variable swept-wing design and impressive maneuverability and versatility. Developers Heatblur and IndiaFoxtEcho have worked together to create the most in-depth and accurate virtual depiction of this legendary aircraft that has ever been made. Years of research and development have resulted in the … Continued

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December 7th, 2023 – Development Update

Earlier this week, we released Sim Update 14, the latest major upgrade to Microsoft Flight Simulator. We are pleased to see that sim pilots are enjoying the many bug fixes, improvements, and new features, with the new atmospheric colorization and the Working Title Cirrus SR22T G6 being highlights of this release.

November 30th, 2023 Development Update

This week’s Screenshot Challenge winner is Forum user ScenicAtol37419! If you’re interested in participating in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, check out the details in the Community section below!The release of Sim Update 14 is imminent, with a scheduled launch date of Tuesday, December 5! Earlier this week, we released a new SU_14 beta build ( … Continued

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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

McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II by DC Designs

The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is an American tandem two-seat, twin-engine, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor and fighter-bomber originally developed by McDonnell Aircraft for the United States Navy.Proving highly adaptable, it entered service with the Navy in 1961 before it was adopted by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force, … Continued

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