MS ”Flightsimulator” 16 april Update

Zoals op elke donderdag komt Microsoft weer met een update van hun aankomende ”Flightsimulator”. Lees, kijk en geniet!

April 16th, 2020 Development Update




And maybe we can help fulfill some of those requests in the next update!



Here is an update on the current postponed deliverables:

  • MID APRIL – Partnership Series update will be released.
  • EARLY MAY – EPISODE 8 (IFR) will be released.


ALPHA BUILD UPDATE HAS BEEN RELEASED build notes can be found here.

Upcoming Alpha releases:

  • Alpha Update – Build
    • In final testing. Prepping for release. Target release date within 7 days.
    • SDK bug fixes
    • ATC bug fixes
    • Experimental tech for community feedback – Neural TTS solution
    • Full build notes to be posted upon release.
  • Alpha Update – Build
    • In testing.
    • Target release date – May.
    • Boeing 747 ready for first round of community testing/feedback.
    • Bug fixes
    • Full build notes to be posted upon release.



After a brief pause to focus on releasing the Alpha build, the team is back working on the Alpha participation assessment.

  1. Ensure that everyone that received an acceptance email has access to the Alpha.
    • Status – Nearing completion.
  2. Assess Alpha participation options for adding more people as quickly as possible.
    • Prioritize access for those that registered early for pre-release build testing.
    • Status – Ongoing.


Community Spotlight: SimTom112

Drone Pilot Photographer by day, Virtual Pilot by night.

Today we’d like to feature an outstanding flight simmer and Alpha participant, SimTom112. You have probably seen some of his screenshots in many of our development updates and social media posts. He’s got a great eye for photography and is an integral part of our Alpha community.

SimTom112, or Tomas, is a professional photographer and drone pilot by trade. He uses his skills in-game when it comes to framing the perfect MSFS shot.

”In essence, it shouldn’t make a difference if photographing or filming something virtually or in real life. The same principles regarding framing or composting can be applied here as well. With the drone camera I’m free to place the camera wherever I want, no messing around with heavy cameras or tripods. The added bonus is that you’re not bound to any technical limitations (lens restrictions and such).”

We asked how drone piloting, at all, has played a role in his flight sim skills.

“To be honest, there’s still a big difference with aircraft because they move in a lateral way, while drones should be compared to helicopters(this might ruffle some feathers :wink:). I use a controller to control the aircraft because that’s what I’m used to when flying drones. And of course, it translates perfectly to the in-game drone camera.”

Tomas started simming with FS2004 16 years ago, and then moved on to FSX, P3D, and MSFS. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite moments he has captured from Microsoft Flight Simulator.


You can view his photography and more on his instagram!

We love our community and look forward to highlighting more outstanding simmers in the future!



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Microsoft Flight Simulator Team

4 Reacties

  1. Erik schreef:

    Met alle respect voor Lockheed Martin, dit is toch wel echt een nextgen sim!

  2. Matthias schreef:

    Helemaal mee eens Erik!

    Ikzelf heb P3D V5 Pro gekocht, Ik ben er redelijk tevreden over, maar dit is wel mijn laatste P3D aanschaf geweest zoals het er nu uitziet. Het komt bij lange na niet in de buurt bij ”Flightsimulator”. Je merkt gewoon dat ondanks het gebruik van DX12 P3D V5 op bijna alle fronten achter blijft, op een punt na en dit zijn de bestaande addons die je met deze sim kan gebruiken. Maar is dit het allemaal waard in de toekomst? Mijn mening is ”Nee!”. Tijd voor een nieuwe start in de nabije toekomst. Ben jij trouwens ook Alpha Tester voor ”Flightsimulator” Erik? M.v.g. Matthias

  3. klaas schreef:

    Ook op msfs2020 zal vast wat aan te merken zijn straks maar daar valt wat LM nu op de markt heeft gebracht vast bij in het niet. Ik heb v5 ook aangeschaft en ik kan daar wel mee uit de voeten totdat msfs 2020 op de markt komt. Ik vrees alleen dat ik dan niet meer p3d ga opstarten.

  4. Matthias schreef:

    Hoi Klaas,

    Ik denk dat er straks heel veel simmers zijn die er net zo over denken.
    Op dit moment zie ikzelf ook echt geen andere sim in de buurt komen.