Microsoft Flight Simulator world update 13 adds Oceania and Antarctica

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Microsoft Flight Simulator world update 13 has added key places for Oceania and Antartica, with 150 custom points of interest. The update adds 13 countries and 28 non-sovereign territories, including Polynesia (Hawaii and Easter Island), Melanesia (Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Indonesia’s West Papua, and the Solomon Islands), the Galapagos Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Along with the new territories there are more airports, challenges, five discovery flights, and three landing challenges, and three bush trips, all of which are listed below.

  • A collection of highlands dirt airstrips in Papua New Guinea
  • Easter Island’s Mataveri International Airport (SCIP)
  • Hawaii’s Kona International Airport (PHKO)
  • Nusatupe Airport (AGGN) on the Solomon Islands
  • Bora Bora Airport (NTTB) in French Polynesia
  • Moorea Airpot (NTTM) in French Polynesia
  • The West Maui Mountains in a DG Aviation LS8-18 glider
  • Tahiti in a Cessna 152
  • Kiribati’s Tarawa in a Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter
  • Hawaii’s Mauna Kea in a Diamond Aircraft DA62
  • Central Java in a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan.

3 Landing Challenges:

  • Fiji’s Nadi International Airport (NFFN) in an Airbus A320
  • Palmyra Airport (PLPA) on Palmyra Atoll in a Bonanza G36
  • Busilmin Airstrip (AYIN) on Papua New Guinea in a a CubCrafters XCub.

3 Bush Trips:

  • New Caledonia Tour in a Diamond Aircraft DA62
  • New Guinea Challenge in a CubCrafters NXCub
  • Aloha Hawaii in a Cessna 172.

The latest iteration of MS Flight Sim wowed us when it originally launched last year, scoring it a 9/10 in our Xbox Series review: “Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S is a remarkable achievement, and one which brings the flight simulator experience into your living room with emphatic effect. There’s no sense that this is a cut-back console port, but one that widens the genre’s influence into places it’s never conquered before.”

Source: Xbox Wire

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