Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds new airports and points of interest

Microsoft Flight Simulator has been updated with plenty of new points of interest and new airports.

USA world update is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
It comes with four new airports and almost 50 new points of interest.
In addition to the above, you can expect several fixes and improvements to performance and stability, planes, UI, input, activity, and the world.
The full update notes are below.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – USA World Update

KATL – Atlanta International
KFHR – Friday Harbor
KDFW – Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
KSWF – New York Stewart International Airport

Points of Interest

Chimney Rock
Crazy Horse Memorial
Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown MA
Fort Jefferson
Washington Monument, Washington DC
Capitol, Washington DC
White House, Washington DC
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Mount Rushmore
Biltmore Estate
Devils Tower
New River Gorge Bridge
United States National Arboretum
Bixby Creek Bridge
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Sunshine Skyway Bridge
Mackinac Bridge
Navajo Bridge
Astoria-Megler Bridge
U.S. Grant Bridge
Lowry Avenue Bridge
Lewis and Clark Bridge
The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
Fort Knox
Monument Rocks National Natural
Coronado Heights Castle
Ellis County Courthouse
Monument Valley
Yosemite El Capitan
Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado
Shiprock, New Mexico
Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach, Oregon
Half Dome, Yosemite
Dworshak Dam
Hoover Dam
Oroville Dam
Alcatraz (water tower and lighthouse only)
Fort McHenry, Baltimore
Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls
Glen Canyon Dam
Las Vegas Strip (Night)
Confederation Bridge
Johnson Space Center Houston (visitor’s center)
Kennedy Space Center Florida (visitors center)
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (memorial site)
Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Gulf of Mexico, Oil Rigs
Airport Graveyard, Tucson

Performance and Stability

Several crashes were fixed to improve the overall stability of the title
Optimization on photogrammetry loading
Offline air traffic aircraft are now properly removed at a long distance. This caused performance degradation over time.


From handling and flight model improvements to auto-pilot fixes, a general review of all planes has been made for this update.


Fixed: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental fuel consumption issue
Fixed: Airbus A320neo fuel consumption issue
Reduced yaw oscillation on the Airbus A320neo by further reducing yaw gain

General Aviation Aircraft

Pipistrel Virus SW121: Fixed – Cruise speed adjusted (previously too low) in the aircraft selection menu
Cessna 152: 5% more elevator authority
Cirrus SR22: Fixed – The mixture control is no longer set to Automixture
Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX: Fixed – invisible spoiler removed
EXTRA 330LT : Engine reactivity increased
EXTRA 330LT : Fixed full castoring tail wheel animation and allowed up to 90° rotation
Robin Cap10 : Allowed 90° range of motion for full castering rear wheel

Garmin glass cockpit equipped aircraft 

Added visual notification on PFD when deactivating AP
The flight director is now automatically turned on when AP is enabled and cannot be disabled


The data consumption value calculation has been fixed
Fix input feedback on some devices
The livery name should now be correctly displayed in the menus
The weather image in the flight plan should now be correct in all cases
Some accuracy for the live time have been fixed
Fixed an issue that prevented the checklist eye button to be selected
The bushtrip menu should no longer freeze
Switching from online to offline in the menu should no longer freeze the title
Fixed some behaviors that resulted in having the World map search not responding


Honeycomb Bravo Throttle Quadrant default preset has been added (GA Twin engines configuration)
CH Throttle Quadrant default preset has been added
CH Flightstick Pro default preset has been added
CH Combatstick default preset has been added


The logbook should now properly log unfinished flights (either via return to main menu or via landing and shutting down the engine and Master)
The landing challenge target should now be properly displayed after restarting the activity


Streetlights of smaller streets and roads should now be displayed more randomly
Workers on an airport should no longer randomly freeze and stop being animated

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