Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition - Available now

In addition to the two helicopters, today’s update brings 10 additional fix-winged aircraft, including an incredibly detailed and accurate Airbus A310-300 and a pair of gliders: the DG Aviation LS8-18 and DG-1001E neo. For those looking for a more leisurely simulated adventure, seven planes of historical note also join the game’s lineup: the 1903 Wright Flyer, a 1915 Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis, a 1935 Douglas DC-3, a 1937 Grumman G-21 Goose, a 1947 Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, and Howard Hughes’ 1947 H-4 Hercules. That last one’s better known as the Spruce Goose, which was the largest wooden aircraft ever built.

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The 40th Anniversary Edition also adds four airport updates: Hong Kong Kai Tak, Meigs Field in Chicago, Princess Juliana International in Saint Maarten, and the First Flight Airport at Kitty Hawk, where the Wright Brothers first took to the skies, as well as new pre-planned flight adventures and additional tutorials and missions for gliders, which require their own set of skills for take-off and staying airborne.