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Community Spotlight: InTheBlueYonder

This week, we are happy to shine the spotlight on a true Renaissance Man from the world of flight: Brian “InTheBlueYonder” Murray. In addition to being a licensed pilot and owner of his own plane, he’s also a Twitch streamer, aviation podcast host, and Microsoft Flight Simulator mod creator who is currently building a full-scale VR cockpit that will be publicly unveiled at the upcoming Reno Air Races from September 15-19, 2021.  


New Simmers: 20 Must Fly Locations in the Sim from our Community

So, you’ve had one day to install and boot up Microsoft Flight Simulator on your Xbox Series X|S. First thing you do? Fly over your house. Check. Of course, there are Discovery Flights, flight trainings, landing challenges, bush trips and more for you to explore, but you feel like doing your own exploring right now. What should you see first? Never fear! We asked the community what places they think you should fly to next and this is their top MUST DO list of activities.


The NGPA: An Inclusive Community for All Aviators

Flight simming is more than sitting at our computers exploring the ins and outs of different types of aircraft and areas of the world. It’s also about connecting with others who share the same passion. It’s about sharing a seat with like-minded individuals and learning together as aviators. Whether that means flying together, discussion avionics … Continued


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September 16th, 2021 Development Update

The next hotfix is targeted to release sometime tomorrow, September 17th. Once live, full patch notes will be posted. Our community team is currently at the Reno Air Races! If you will also there and would like to say hi and meet fellow MSFS fans, drop by the Formula One hangar with IntheBlueYonder’s full-size VR cockpit this Saturday from 10:30-11:30am. Or, follow along for the ride via our Instagram Stories through Monday!

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September 9th, 2021 Development Update

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded World Update VI and provided feedback in the forums, Zendesk, and social media. You, the community, help shape Microsoft Flight Simulator day by day and we are grateful to have such a great mix of perspectives, backgrounds, and voices. There are some bugs discovered this week from the recent update and we plan on releasing a hotfix in the coming week. Read full Dev Update for details.

Top Gun: Maverick Expansion Update

Paramount Pictures recently shifted the release date of Top Gun: Maverick to Memorial Day weekend, May 27, 2022. As we have previously announced, the Top Gun: Maverick expansion for Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 10 PC, Steam, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Game Pass will be released alongside the movie. We look forward to sharing more information in the future.

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September 2nd, 2021 Development Update

As previously announced, next week World Update VI: Austria, Germany & Switzerland will release September 7th, with our Local Legends Plane Junkers JU-52 releasing subsequently on September 9th. In addition to these exciting updates, we are also celebrating our 1-Year Anniversary with several Twitch stream takeovers, social giveaways, and our monthly Developer Q&A!

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