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We're inching ever closer to the release for Microsoft Flight Simulator, which is due to launch on PC (and as part of Xbox Game Pass) on August 18. If you need your hype plane refueled we've embedded the most recent jaw-dropping 4K trailer after the jump. Also there, details on what the Closed Beta update brings.

Here that refresher.



The update, available now to all Alpha Testers, brings the version of the game to 1.6.13 (Closed Beta). With the following updates that give a good indication of what to expect in the final release.

NEW CONTENT

9 NEW AIRCRAFT

The following airplanes are now available to fly.

Piston Aircraft
    Aviat Pitts Special S2S
    Extra 330LT
    Flight Design CTSL
    Icon A5
    JMB Aircraft VL-3
    Robin Cap10
    Zlin Aviation Savage Cub

Turboprop Aircraft
    Textron Aviation Beechcraft King Air 350i

Jet Aircraft
    Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4


3 NEW BUSH TRIPS
Bush Trips are a set of activities which test your navigation skills and have you flying long-distance across remote locations.
    Breckenridge to Mariposa Yosemite – Nevada – Savage Cub
    Los Cerros to Cochrane – Patagonia – X Cub
    Rijeka to Santorini – Balkans – Cessna 172 Skyhawk SP


4 NEW FLIGHT TRAINING TUTORIALS
    Flight training teaches you how to fly using a Cessna 152.
    Traffic Patterns – Maneuver safely around a busy airfield
    First Solo Flight – tackle a traffic pattern on your own
    Navigation – Follow a flight plan from point A to point B
    First Solo Navigation – Fly from A to B entirely on your own


22 NEW LANDING CHALLENGES

Famous - Well known locations and challenges that are well within reach. Focus on fundamental landing techniques, precision and smoothness.
    Jackson – KJAC, USA – Cessna Citation CJ4
    Llanada Grande – SCLD, Chile – Cessna C172 Skyhawk (G1000)
    New York – KJFK, USA – Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
    Nice – LFMN, France – Beechcraft Bonanza G36
    Quito – SEQM, Ecuador – Beechcraft King Air 350i
    Rio de Janeiro – SBGL, Brazil – Airbus A320neo
    Sydney – YSSY, Australia – Airbus A320neo
    Toronto – CYTZ, Canada – Daher TBM 930

Epic - Face the most iconic and dangerous places to land in the world.
    Aspen – KASE, USA – Cessna Citation CJ4
    Bugalaga – WX53, Indonesia – Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX
    Lukla – VNLK, Nepal – Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX
    Paro – VQPR, Kingdom of Bhutan – Airbus A320neo
    Saba – TNCS, Caribbean Netherlands – Beechcraft King Air 350i
    Saint-Barthelemy – TFFJ, French Antilles – Daher TBM 930
    Tegucigalpa – MHTG, Honduras – Airbus A320neo

Strong Winds - Strong winds make a pilot’s job even harder. Contend with air currents and crosswinds along the approach path to ensure a good landing.
    Donegal – EIDL, ireland – Beechcraft Bonanza G36
    Funchal – LPMA, Portugal – Airbus A320neo
    Gibraltar – LXGB, United Kingdom – Airbus A320neo
    Innsbruck – LOWI, Austria – Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
    Nanwalek – KEB, USA – Cessna C172 Skyhawk (G1000)
    Nassau – MYNN, Bahamas – Daher TBM 930
    Queenstown – NZQN, New Zealand – Cessna Citation CJ4

The update also brings Track IR support to the menu, Cockpit camera, and Chase camera. For those not in the Alpha Tester program, Closed Beta invites are being sent with the full Beta to begin on the 30th.



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Latest Comments
Brad
Posted 02:56pm 30/7/20
Looks amazing!
Hunter
Posted 04:43pm 30/7/20
Can't wait for this... not sure why MS didn't show this off in their July Showcase event?
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