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Microsoft Flight Simulator Releases World Update XVI: Caribbean

Explore the white sand beaches and emerald waters of one of the most beautiful regions on the planet!

The Caribbean, a seemingly endless series of islands mostly located just east of Central America between the North and South American continental land masses, is globally recognized as one of the most exotic and beautiful regions on the planet. The Microsoft Flight Simulator team is pleased to add World Update XVI: Caribbean to its long and growing list of global enhancements so that aviators can experience this storied part of the globe like never before.

World Update XVI: Caribbean covers a broad swath of Caribbean locales, including Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the United States Virgin Islands.

World Update XVI: Caribbean delivers 104 POIs (points of interest), including: Bahama’s Nassau Harbor Lighthouse, Jamaica’s Colbeck Castle, Puerto Rico’s Faro De Pampatar, and Trinidad & Tobago’s Red House.

Gaya Simulations, a trusted Microsoft Flight Simulator partner, has also hand-crafted seven airports: Dominican Republic’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport (Puerto Plata Airport) (MDPP), Haiti’s Antoine-Simon Airport (MTCA), Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport (MKJS), Trinidad & Tobago’s A.N.R. Robinson International Airport (formerly Crown Point International Airport) (TTCP), North Eleuthera Airport (MYEH) in Bahamas, and Guadeloupe’s Les Saintes Airport (TFFS).

World Update XVI: Caribbean also includes nine activities that perfectly complement the update:

  • Three Discovery Flights: Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, and San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Three Landing Challenges: The Dominican Republic’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport (MDPP), a Famous Landing Challenge; North Eleuthera Airport (MYEH) of The Bahamas, an Epic Landing Challenge; and Haiti’s Antoine-Simon Airport (MTCA)
  • An Epic Landing Challenge.
  • Three Bush Trips showcasing the beauty of the region

Microsoft Flight Simulator partnered with Bing Maps, Maxar, and a host of Caribbean governmental organizations to bring this magnificent update to simmers. The team ingested a massive trove of geospatial data for World Update XVI: Caribbean, including aerial photographs, satellite data, LIDAR (light detection and ranging) data, DEM (digital elevation model) data, and DTM (digital terrain model) data.

World Update XVI: Caribbean is available FREE to all owners of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Ensure that your simulator is updated to version, download World Update XVI: Caribbean, and discover the stunning landscape of the Caribbean in Microsoft Flight Simulator! The sky is calling!

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