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Flight Sim World Exits Early Access On 1st February With Dynamic Weather

Second phase flight.

While some people look for epic stories and adventures that defy expectations, others find their gaming fix with recreations of parts of reality they can only dream of. Simulators are hugely popular, whether it’s farming, driving trains, or in the case of Flight Sim World, flying planes.

Having been in Early Access on PC since last May, Dovetail Games are taking it to a full release on 1st February, which will mark the start of Phase 2 of its development. This means fewer, but also more substantial updates, starting with dynamic weather on 1st February, and then carrying on to add world improvement, live weather, IFR and ATC upgrades (whatever those are!) and even more aircraft to fly.

Source: press release

  1. ron_mcphatty
    Since: Sep 2008

    They stand for Instrument Flight Rating and Air Traffic Control (duh!), which means listening to Siri and Alexa yap at you telling you which way to fly whilst you stare at all the blinking lights and pretty lines and go blind yanking your joystick. So you’ll miss all the new pretty clouds and thunder clouds, which is a shame.
    I though Flight Sim was dead so this is good news, but I’d much rather have a new Pilotwings!

    Comment posted on 19/01/2018 at 17:23.
    • hornet1990
      Since: Mar 2011

      Instrument Flight Rules ;)

      Comment posted on 19/01/2018 at 20:20.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Since: Sep 2008

        Balls, you’re right :) I take the ‘duh’ back and I’ll sit in the corner and think about what I’ve done.

        Comment posted on 20/01/2018 at 06:54.
      • Stefan L
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        Suck it, Ron! :P

        Comment posted on 20/01/2018 at 14:23.
      • camdaz
        Since: May 2009

        Actually it’s both Rules and Rating, depending where you are flying.
        In the USA it’s Rules

        The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Instrument Flying Handbook defines IFR as: “Rules and regulations established by the FAA to govern flight under conditions in which flight by outside visual reference is not safe.

        While in the rest of the world (i.e. europe) it’s Rules

        permits an aircraft to operate in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), which is essentially any weather condition less than VMC but in which aircraft can still operate safely. Use of instrument flight rules are also required when flying in “Class A” airspace regardless of weather conditions.

        Comment posted on 20/01/2018 at 22:21.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Since: Sep 2008

        I’ll be your wingman any day Tef. Some amazing aviation knowledge here on TSA too… spotters ;)

        Comment posted on 21/01/2018 at 14:56.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      P3D and X-Plane are still far better than Dovetails Flight Sim if you are looking for a proper sim with Vatsim.

      Comment posted on 20/01/2018 at 10:17.