“the most incredible experience I’ve ever had on a computer”
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Explore the World
Travel the world in amazing detail with over 37 thousand airports, 2 million cities, 1.5 billion buildings, real mountains, roads, trees, rivers, animals, traffic, and more.
Earn Your Wings
Hone your pilot skills in a variety of aircraft from light planes to commercial jets with an experience that scales to your level with interactive and highlighted instrument guidance and checklists.
Test Your Skill
Fly day or night with live real-time weather including accurate wind speed and direction, temperature, humidity, rain, and lighting.
Why I Fly
Seeing the world is what called Zara Rutherford to fly solo around the globe, shattering world records as the youngest woman ever to do it wasn't part of the plan.PLAY VIDEO
Inspired by hope, Courtland Savage became a pilot to change the faces in aviation, proving to young dreamers everywhere anything is possible.PLAY VIDEO
Carl and Tiffany
When Carl and Tiffany Hancock take to the skies it’s a family affair. Follow this family of four into the air as they share the cockpit and a passion for new destinations.PLAY VIDEO
When flight schools told Afton Kindade she was too young to fly she kept her dream alive. At 8 years old her dream came true when she began her aviation journey with an open-minded instructor. Find out what it means to fly like a girl and follow your calling.PLAY VIDEO
When she’s not flying for real, pilot and creator Emilie is streaming Microsoft Flight Simulator and looking to inspire the next generation of future female pilots.PLAY VIDEO
With Microsoft Flight Simulator’s real time weather capability, if it’s happening in the real world, it’s happening in the game. We follow Acepilot2k7 as he hunts Hurricane Laura down, and flies head in.PLAY VIDEO
Nothing could stop Shinji Maeda from following his dream to fly. Discover the true story of how Japan’s first one-eyed pilot took flight and how he’s helping the next generation of pilots answer their calling in the skies.PLAY VIDEO
In Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can explore the world with an immense community of fellow pilots of all skill levels and nationalities. Creator DEEKAY shares his passion for flying and bringing the community together.PLAY VIDEO
Jose and João Antunes
When travel was impossible this past year, Jose and João, a father and son from Portugal, found a way to see the world and bond through Microsoft Flight Simulator.PLAY VIDEO
How does a flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator stack up against the real thing? Creator and private pilot “Squirrel” put the unparalleled realism of Microsoft Flight Simulator to the test.PLAY VIDEO
From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere on the planet. The world is at your fingertips.
HDR: HDR functionality available with supported games and TVs.
Xbox Game Studios
Xbox Series X|S
Xbox Series X|S: July 27, 2021
Windows 10/11: August 18, 2020
|Windows 10 (v. 1909)
|Intel i5-4460, Ryzen 3 1200
|NVIDIA GTX 770, Radeon RX 570
|8 GB RAM, 2 GB VRAM
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Buy Microsoft Flight Simulator
From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The world is at your fingertips.
The Standard 40th Anniversary Edition includes 37 highly detailed aircraft with unique flight models, 35 handcrafted airports, 4 classic commercial airports, 15 glider airports, and 14 heliports.