Microsoft Flight Simulator is set to release later this year!
We already know the simulator will be a full-scale real-world environment in which the players can fully explore.
This leads to many new opportunities and experiences that
can be delivered, that previously has not been possible due to both hardware
and software constraints.
Continue reading below for our top picks for the best locations you need to visit in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
Yosemite Valley, United States of America
For our first location, we’ll be visiting the Yosemite Valley,
home of the Half Dome Mountain.
YOSEMITE - The Half Dome is the iconic selling point for tourists.
With its iconic shape, the mountain is like no other and can be fully experienced in the Flight Sim.
The Yosemite park is known for its outstanding views of
mountainous terrains and dense forest. The closest airport you should take off
from is the Mariposa-Yosemite Airport
The rest of the natural park contains other beautiful mountains and landscapes that are a must-see when it comes to beautiful locations around the world.
America has many amazing locations; our next location is
also situated in the USA as well as a few other’s further down the list.
Grand Canyon, United States of America
Our next location is also in America. The Grand Canyon is
located in Arizona and is a breath-taking sight to behold.
GRAND ADVENTURE - Explore every inch of the Canyon!
With a mix of narrow and wide canyons that, yes, you can fly
This is the main reason why the Grand Canyon is a must-see in Flight Simulator. It’s around five-thousand square kilometres, meaning you’ll have plenty of breathing room whether you're new to flying or a veteran.
Take off from the Grand Canyon National Park Airport to be
the first to see it in all of its glory!
Abu Dhabi is one of the wealthiest cities n the world as is at
the heart of the United Arab Emirates.
LUXURY IN BULK - From tip to base, Dubai is filled with beautiful scenes,all fully rendered in Flight Sim!
Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world standing at a colossal 830m to the tip. You’ll be able to experience the building base to tip in Flight Simulator!
Dubai also has many man-made islands which are a wonder to experience from the sky.
To get a closer look, take off from the Dubai International
Airport and experience this amazing city for yourself!
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
You may be why we haven’t listed Mount Everest as the best mountain to visit in Flight Simulator. We have picked Kilimanjaro due to its immense scale when compared to its surroundings.
SUMMIT THE PEAK - Take in the amazing African wildlife while heading to the summit of the mountain!
Kilimanjaro stands at 5895m tall and is the largest free-standing
mountain in the world. Meaning there are no other mountains to compare to the
ginormous scale of this beast!
Tanzania also has some amazing flora and fauna to appreciate
on your way to the summit.
To get to Kilimanjaro, take off from the Kilimanjaro International
Airport, and begin your trip to the top.
New York City, United States of America
New York is most likely on everyone’s bucket list as a place
to visit due to its immense skyscrapers and diverse culture throughout Manhattan
CONCRETE JUNGLE - View Ney York's unique skyline in Flight Simulator!
For this reason, we’ve put the glorious city on this list.
Its expansive skyline is magnificent with many corridors of buildings to fly over, and iconic structures to inspect such as The Chrysler Building and The Empire State building.
To get here take off from JFK (John F. Kennedy)
International Airport and be over the city in no time.
You never know, you may see Spider-Man on the way!
Barringer Meteor Crater, United States of America
For our sixth location, we are returning to the USA for the final time.
NOT QUITE A SPACE RACE - Unfortunately, there has been no announced space travel coming with the new Simulator!
The Barringer Meteor Crater is the largest meteor crater in
the whole of North America and is located in the Arizona Desert. Not far from
the Grand Canyon!
The crater is 1186m wide and 171m deep. It not only makes you consider the size of the meteor but where it came from…
To get here, take off from Flagstaff Airport, just 37km away
from the crater.
Rio De Janeiro
Rio is located in Brazil and is the final location on our
list. Rio has a couple of spots that are a sight to behold from the sky.
RIVER OF JANUARY - The skyline isn't the only thing you need to experienceat Rio De Janeiro!
To begin with, the statue of Jesus that looks over the city,
known as “Christ the Redeemer”, stands 98 feet tall and was completed in 1931.
Fly around this statue and get a true scale of how enormous it
The other main location in Rio is the Bay. This huge curved beach is a great tourist attraction for Rio, which looks even better from the sky.
Take-off at the Rio de Janeiro Airport and begin observing
your surroundings immediately!