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January

2023

January 12th, 2023 Development Update

"2023" is written above a lake using skywriting.

Screenshot by MihamaBlend (Twitter)

Work on Aircraft & Avionics Update 1 (AAU1) continues to go well in advance of its expected release date later this month. We released a new beta build (1.30.11.0) to testers earlier this week. Players participating in the AAU1 beta can read the release notes for 1.30.11.0 here. AAU1 is the first of three planned Aircraft & Avionics updates slated for 2023.

Looking beyond AAU1, the next two major updates to Microsoft Flight Simulator will be World Update 12: New Zealand in February and Sim Update 12 in March. Among other bug fixes and improvements, SU12 will include the long-awaited support for WASM aircraft on Xbox.

These three updates are just the first of several things we have planned for 2023. Stay tuned for more information!

MSFS Team

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Marketplace Update

Click here for the web-friendly version of the Marketplace Update.

There are 16 new and 42 updated products in the Marketplace today, and 2 updated products from Tuesday, January 10th. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

Updated on Tuesday, January 10th:
2 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 1 ON PC, 1 ON XBOX

Garmin GNS 430/530 by Working Title Simulations. Free.

Updated on PC and Xbox

 

 

Added on Thursday, January 12th:
16 NEW PRODUCTS: 7 ON PC, 9 ON XBOX
HJet Livery Pack Infinitum by STOL Addicts. USD 8.99

New on PC and Xbox

Landmarks of Germany - Niedersachsen & Bremen by FSDG. USD 14.99

New on PC and Xbox

Pittsburgh Night Enhanced by DreamScenery. USD 9.99

New on PC and Xbox

Portland Night Enhanced by DreamScenery. USD 9.99

New on PC and Xbox

EDDH Hamburg Airport by Sim-Wings. USD 19.99

New on Xbox

KSYR Syracuse Hancock International Airport by verticalsim. USD 17.49

New on PC and Xbox

LEIB Ibiza Airport by Sim-Wings. USD 17.99

New on Xbox

LFGM Montceau-Les-Mines by FSX3D. USD 5.99

New on PC and Xbox

LSZV Sitterdorf Airport by Simultech. USD 10.99

New on PC and Xbox

 

42 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 23 ON PC, 19 ON XBOX
310R by Milviz. USD 39.99

Updated on PC

B-52 Stratofortress by mscenery. USD 19.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

CT182T Skylane by Carenado. USD 13.99 (-30% from USD 19.99)

Updated on PC and Xbox

Embraer 170-175 Series by Virtualcol FS Software. USD 16.49

Updated on PC and Xbox

Embraer 190-195 Series by Virtualcol FS Software. USD 16.49

Updated on PC and Xbox

Eurofighter Typhoon by CJSimulations, USD 29.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

F-22A Raptor by Top Mach Studios. USD 35.99

Updated on PC

L-4H Grasshopper by Flight Replicas. USD 16.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

LHC Pasped Skylark by LionHeart Creations. USD 14.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Vision Jet G2 by FLIGHTFX. USD 24.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Bizjet Liveries Pack by 4Simmers. USD 1.99 (-60% from USD 4.99)

Updated on PC and Xbox

EDDH Hamburg Airport by Sim-Wings. USD 19.99

Updated on PC

EGPF Glasgow Airport by PYREEGUE Dev Co. USD 21.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

ENTC Tromso Airport by MM Simulations. USD 20.49

Updated on PC and Xbox

FASP Morningstar Airport by NGM Simulations. USD 4.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Fass Sishen Airport by Frits Beyer. USD 10.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

KMIA Miami International Airport by LVFR. USD 17.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

KSBP San Luis Obispo Airport by Just Flight. USD 17.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

LEIB Ibiza Airport by Sim-Wings. USD 17.99

Updated on PC

LGAV Athens International Airport by FlyTampa. USD 17.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

LIMJ Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport by BEAUTIFUL MODEL of the WORLD. USD 9.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

LPMA MADEIRA C. Ronaldo International Airport by AmSim. USD 11.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

 

OPKC Jinnah International Airport by MSKProducts. USD 13.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

 

 

Community Fly-In

January 13 is recognized as Democracy Day in Cape Verde, a celebration of the country’s first democratic elections in 1991. In recognition of this holiday, this week’s Community Fly-In will see our group tour several islands across this West African archipelago.

Event details are available here. All are welcome to participate!

Community Fly-In: Cape Verde. Friday, January 13th at 2000Z. Watch at Twitch.tv/msfsofficial.

 

Community Video

Microsoft Flight Simulator can be a great tool for real-world pilots (and student pilots) to hone their skills, techniques, and procedures in a virtual setting. In this video, YouTuber and licensed Commercial Pilot PilotNas demonstrates how to practice circuit/pattern procedures in a Cessna 172. Check it out!

Screenshot Challenge

You can submit your screenshot via Twitter with #MSFSchallenge or the Weekly Forum Post! This week’s screenshot challenge: Good Morning

This past month our Screenshot Challenge was Ringing in the New Year“.

A foggy morning above London is visible through the window of a plane's cockpit.

Screenshot by abennettox (Twitter)

The sun rises over a foggy forest as a small plane flies over it.

Screenshot by AvionChibi (Twitter)

The sky is orange and a silhouette of a plane is visible beside the silhouette of the statue of Liberty.

Screenshot by berryfly2525 (Twitter)

A GA plane flies beside a snowy mountain as the sun rises.

Screenshot by CpuGeta486 (Twitter)

A helicopter flies over a lake at sunset, with Mt. Fuji visible in the distance.

Screenshot by Ikulin09 (Twitter)

A plane coming into landing during sunset.

Screenshot by Johnny_aircargo (Twitter)

The underside of a large plane during takeoff.

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

A grey and red plane sits parked in a sunny field.

Screenshot by Stearman948713 (Forum)

A plane flies over a lake at sunrise.

Screenshot by ukaka5656 (Twitter)

A plane flies over an island.

Screenshot by ZILLNIAZI17 (Forum)

 


NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – January 19th, 2023

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team