A glider flies overtop a mountain observatory, lit by the morning light.

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January 19th, 2023 Development Update

A glider flies overtop a mountain observatory, lit by the morning light.

Screenshot by ukaka5656 (Twitter)

Beta testing of Aircraft & Avionics Update 1 (AAU1) continues with the release of a new build (1.30.12.0) earlier this week. In case you missed it, you can read the release notes here.

Our next developer livestream is scheduled for Wednesday, February 1. Unlike previous Q&A sessions, this stream will have a specific focus on Missions, Localization, Points of Interest, Airports, and World Update 12: New Zealand. If you have questions about any of those topics you’d like to see answered by our usual panel of Jorg, Seb, and Martial, please respond to the forum topic here.

And speaking of livestreams, join us next Wednesday, January 25 for a Reno Air Racing exhibition show-match featuring several of your favourite flight sim Twitch and YouTube personalities. They’ll be competing in multiple T-6, Biplane, Unlimited, and Jet class races, and we expect plenty of banter and smack talk among our competitors. We will also be giving away a Tobii Eye Tracker 5 to one lucky viewer, so be sure to tune in for your chance to win! The races start at 3pm ET / noon PT / 2000Z on our official Twitch channel. For more information, check out our forum thread for the event!

Finally, to all our fans who celebrate the Lunar New Year, we wish you peace, luck, and good fortune in the upcoming Year of the Rabbit! 🐇

MSFS Team

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Marketplace Update

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

There are 23 new and 41 updated products in the Marketplace today. Marketplace updates generally go live on Thursdays between the release of this blog post and 5pm PT.

23 NEW PRODUCTS: 13 ON PC, 10 ON XBOX
737-700 by PMDG Simulations. USD 69.99

New on PC

B-206 by FlyInside Inc. USD 37.99

New on PC

Goliath by REDWING. USD 29.99

New on PC

Schweizer300 by Mscenery. USD 15.99

New on PC and Xbox

Guimbal Cabri G2 Countries Livery Pack by 4Simmers. USD 4.99

New on PC and Xbox

Airliner Missions - Asia-Pacific- 787 Edition by Sim Federation. USD 5.99

New on PC and Xbox

Israel Scenic World by SamScene3D. USD 10.99

New on PC and Xbox

Prague Night Enhanced by DreamScenery. USD 9.99

New on PC and Xbox

Providence Night Enhanced by DreamScenery. USD 9.99

New on PC and Xbox

Traffic in Sight - Midwest USA by South Oak Co. USD 6.99

New on PC and Xbox

9NM9 Spaceport America by UK2000 Scenery. USD 7.49

New on PC and Xbox

EGAC Belfast City by UK2000 Scenery. USD 14.99

New on PC and Xbox

 

LEGE Girona Airport by MK-STUDIOS. USD 14.99

New on PC and Xbox

 

 

41 UPDATED PRODUCTS: 21 ON PC, 20 ON XBOX
A-10 Thunderbolt by Mscenery. USD 14.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Airbus A318ceo by lvfr. USD 17.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Constellation by REDWING. USD 48.99

Updated on PC

EA-7 Edgley Optica by Got Friends. USD 19.99.

Updated on PC and Xbox

G39 Griffin by DeimoS Inc. USD 19.99 (-20% from USD 24.99)

Updated on PC and Xbox

M20R Ovation by Carenado. USD 19.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

PC12 by Carenado. USD 24.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

New Cockpit A310 by rmstudios. USD 4.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Airliner Missions - Asia-Pacific by Sim Federation. USD 11.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Airliner Missions - Europe by Sim Federation. USD 11.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Airliner Missions - Latin America by Sim Federation. USD 11.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Airliner Missions - Middle East and Africa by Sim Federation. USD 11.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Airliner Missions - North America by Sim Federation. USD 11.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Hungary West Pack by LHSimulations. USD 16.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Traffic in Sight - Midwest USA by South Oak Co. USD 6.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

Traffic in Sight - Southeast USA by South Oak Co. USD 6.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

DTTA Tunis Carthage Airport by Prealsoft. USD 15.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

FATP New Tempe Airport by NMG Simulations. USD 4.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

FAVG Virginia Airport by NMG Simulations. USD 12.99

Updated on PC

GCFV Fuerteventura Airport by MK-STUDIOS. USD 16.49

Updated on PC and Xbox

PAKT Ketchikan International Airport by Northern Sky Studio. USD 17.99

Updated on PC and Xbox

 

Community Fly-In

This weekend marks the start of the Lunar New Year! In the Chinese zodiac, the upcoming year is the Year of the Rabbit, and to commemorate this holiday, we will be flying across two Southeast Asia countries who celebrate the Chinese New Year, Malaysia and Singapore! Our flight will see us visit some beautiful and well-known buildings including the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

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

Community Fly-In: Year of the Rabbit. Friday, January 20th at 2000Z. Watch at Twitch.tv/msfsofficial.

 

Community Video

Asobo went to extraordinary lengths to ensure that Microsoft Flight Simulator plays great on a gamepad, but for those sim pilots who really want the highest sense of immersion and realism, we know a gamepad is no substitute for proper flight controls like a stick or yoke, throttle, and rudder pedals.

What if there was a new kind of gamepad that was designed from the ground up specifically for flight simulation, though? That’s the promise of the upcoming Yawman Arrow, a new gamepad currently in development and expected to launch later this year. FSElite recently got hands-on time with a prototype version of the Yawman Arrow and shared their impressions. What were their thoughts on this upcoming product? Check out the video to find out!

Screenshot Challenge

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

This past month our Screenshot Challenge was Good Morning“.

A beachfront property with a nice view of the sunrise. An airliner comes in for a low landing in the background.

Screenshot by 2525ARW (Twitter)

A plane flies over the mountains, lit pink and red by the sun rise.

Screenshot by avaritiax4034 (Forum)

A red plane sits parked while the sun rises behind it in the distance.

Screenshot by AvionChibi (Twitter)

A front view of a large airplane on a wet tarmac. The sun rises in the distance behind it.

Screenshot by bavcit (Twitter)

An image of the cockpit of a plane, with the sunrise visible outside the windows.

Screenshot by BritishAvgk (Forum)

The morning sun shines through the cockpit of a parked helicopter.

Screenshot by ccrbc (Forum)

A plane flies above fluffy clouds towards the morning sun rise.

Screenshot by CplPhokett (Forum)

A tall tower rises up, with a plane visible high in the blue cloudy sky above it.

Screenshot by Johnny_aircargo (Twitter)

A plane flies towards the camera over a cyan ocean, lit at its back by the rising sun.

Screenshot by pommes_l (Twitter)

A plane is silhouetted as it flies towards the golden horizon, lit by the sunrise.

Screenshot by ZILLNIAZI17 (Forum)

 


NEXT DEVELOPMENT BLOG UPDATE – January 26th, 2023

Sincerely,

Microsoft Flight Simulator Team