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JoeyBolo77 seated at his PC where he plays Microsoft Flight Simulator and livestreams to Twitch

Community Spotlight: JoeyBolo77

May is celebrated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and in recognition of the occasion, we are pleased to shine the spotlight on community member JoeyBolo77, a Filipino-American Microsoft Flight Simulator Twitch streamer. We recently caught up with Joey to ask him some questions about his experiences with flight simulation and his involvement in the community.How … Continued

Expert Series I: ATR 42-600 / 72-600

Microsoft Flight Simulator today released the first entry into a brand-new series of highly authentic and accurate aircraft called “Expert Series”. The ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 are being released together in this bundle and will provide an incredible and authentic aviation experience. ATR, short for “Regional Transport Aircraft,” in both French and Italian, was … Continued

Women’s History Month: A Conversation with Patty Wagstaff

You can’t talk about aerobatic flying without talking about Patty Wagstaff: a 3-time US National Aerobatic Champion; a 6-time members of the US Aerobatic Team; a gold, silver, and bronze medal winner in the International Aerobatic Competition; an inductee in the National Aviation Hall of Fame; and the first woman to win the title of … Continued

An F-14 Tomcat skims above the water.

June 1st, 2023 Development Update

Public testing of Aircraft & Avionics Update 02 (AAU_02) remains ongoing. Earlier this week, we released a new beta build ( to testers. This build includes several dozen bug fixes and feature improvements.

Side-on view of a Douglas DC-3 with a white and metallic silver livery.

May 25th, 2023 Development Update

Testing for Aircraft & Avionics Update 2 (AAU_02) continues to go well. The teams at Asobo and Working Title are hard at work preparing a new beta build which we target for deployment to testers within the next few days.

A bottom up view of the engine and prop of a plane. There is a blue sky with a few white clouds in the background.

May 18th, 2023 Development Update

Public testing continues for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s next major release, Aircraft & Avionics Update 02 (AAU_02). Earlier today, we released a new beta build,

A Cessna 172 flies underneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The sun is setting in the background centered in the middle of the image.

May 11th, 2023 Development Update

It’s been a very busy week for Microsoft Flight Simulator product updates!

A Daher TBM 930 flies over Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

May 4th, 2023 Development Update

This week’s Screenshot Challenge winner is forum user ZILLNIAZI17, featuring a Daher TBM 930 over Bora Bora in French Polynesia. If you’re interested in participating in our weekly Screenshot Challenges, check out the details in the Community section below! On Wednesday, May 3, we hosted the latest in our series of Developer Livestreams on Twitch. … Continued

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