Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition releases today (including on Game Pass)

Robert Collins

Virtual aviators can rejoice today with the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator‘s long-anticipated 40th Anniversary Edition. This new edition also comes to Game Pass alongside the Standard Game of the Year Edition for both Xbox and PC. What’s in the 40th Anniversary Edition? See below.

New Content

  • 1 true-to-life Airbus A310 airliner
  • 2 helicopters and 14 heliports
  • 2 gliders and 15 glider airports
  • 7 famous historical aircraft including the Hughes H-4 Hercules (also known as the Spruce Goose)
  • 4 classic commercial airports
  • 24 classic missions from the franchise’s past

Also included among those seven historical aircraft are the 1903 Wright Flyer and the 1927 Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, among others. Among the four classic commercial airports is the Meigs Field in Chicago. This edition also includes 24 classic missions from past installments of the series.

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For those who’ve always wanted to experience the thrill of flight from the safety and comfort of their living room, this is about as close as one can get to the real thing. Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition is also the perfect way to get into the franchise for newcomers looking to spread their wings.

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