Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Free Edition Announced, Featuring New Planes, Helicopters, and Gliders

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Today at Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, Microsoft had some juicy news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Posted on June 12, 2022 Giuseppe Nelva

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Today at Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, Microsoft had some juicy news to share about Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Then we take a look at the helicopters and gliders in action in an all-new trailer, coming in November 2022 alongside the historic Spirit of Saint Luis and more.

In November, the game will receive the free 40th Anniversary Edition, which includes some great free content that you can check out below.

Here is the list of free planes that we get with this expansion.

Historic aircraft:

  • wright steering wheel
  • Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
  • douglas dc-3
  • de Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver

Helicopters:

Gliders:

  • DG FlugzeugbauLG8-18
  • DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo

realistic plane:

But that’s not all, a spaceship from Halo Infinite is available today as a free add-on.

Today we also saw news of Microsoft Flight Simulator from third-party developers, including two releases.

Fly High has opened Sofia International Airport (LBSF), serving the Bulgarian capital.

You can buy it on SimMarket for $17.77 plus applicable VAT.

  • Highly detailed models with high resolution textures.
  • Custom gateways
  • Updated runway, taxiway, apron and pit design
  • Personalized and precise traffic lane marking
  • Accurate track profiles and terrain elevation
  • Realistic dynamic night lighting
  • Terminal interior for domestic and international terminal
  • Human Animation

Then Sangster International Airport (MKJS) services Montego Bay, Jamaica.

You can buy it on SimMarket for $13.75 plus applicable VAT.

  • Detailed airport terminal, hangars and buildings, with PBR textures and night lighting.
  • Interior modeling of the check-in, security and departure halls of the airport.
  • Optional parameter to include real-world static airliners in the terminal
  • Use default MSFS animated gateways
  • Airport illuminated with lights at night
  • Nearby resorts and hotels modeled
  • Dozens of additional ground vehicles to improve the airport
  • Static private jets and Cessna 206 commuter planes in general aviation parking areas, like those found at the actual airport
  • Modeling of the interior of the control tower

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Anchorage International Airport, Fenix ​​Airbus A320, West Virginia Yeager International Airport, Kansai International Airport, Toronto Pearson Airport, The Twin Otter, Auckland International Airport, Skiathos Airport, Athens International Airport, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Amami Airport, Bristol Airport, Marrakech Menara Airport, Central Britain, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Airport Sheremetyevo, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Krakow Airport, Fukuoka City and Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City and Airport, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, Frankfurt City Parcel, Key West Airport, Delta del Okavango, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, CR J 550/7 00, PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, Singapore City Packet, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, F- 15 Eagle, Paris City Packet, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Airport from Paris Orly, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Aerodrome, Dublin International Airport and Seoul City Wow.

We also recently published a review of Thrustmaster TCA Yoke Pack Boeing Edition, which is a great driver for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

If you want to know more about the game itself, you can read our review which will tell you everything you need to know about the Asobo Studio game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

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