FSA's curated weekly news digest. Catch up on the latest in home flight simulation from the past week.

Hello! It's Saturday, April 8 (at least on the west coast). We're covering Easter sales, VIRPL news - including their participation at FlightSimExpo, interviews and reviews, and lots more.. First time reading? Subscribe here.

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Looking to get some great add-ons for MSFS at a special price? This Easter season may be a perfect opportunity to grab that aircraft you had an eye on or to get a brand new custom airport to set up base.

MSFS Addons, 8 April 2023


VIRPIL will be joining us in Houston this June! We look forward to their first in-person appearance at FSExpo.

A bunch of news to catch up on with the folks over at VIRPIL – makers of some really high quality flight sim gear.

Stormbirds, 7 April 2023


FSA Captains Save 20€ on the Clipper: Unlock Discount

These airports provide unique challenges and experiences for virtual pilots flying in this region!

MSFS Addons, 3 April 2023


In an unexpected move that has left the MSFS community a bit puzzled, Aerosoft has ceased sales of its Twin Otter for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

MSFS Addons, 3 April 2023

Additional Coverage: Stormbirds


I had no idea when I started out on this journey that I’d be writing an article seven years later marking a seventh anniversary for this blog. But here we are. Stormbirds turns seven today!

Stormbirds, 6 April 2023


Microsoft and Asobo have teamed up with Orbx to bring the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou to Microsoft Flight Simulator as the latest entry in their Local Legends series.

FS News, 7 April 2023


Ahead of the release of JFK for MSFS, we asked the iniBuilds all about the new scenery and the company's history of developing addons.

FSElite, 4 April 2023


FSNews spoke with members of the flight simulator community as well as a few prominent add-on developers to understand the community consensus on the Marketplace. 

FSNews, 5 April 2023


FSA Member Poll Results

Last week, we asked:

Between MSFS and X-Plane, which flight simulator do you use most often (if any)? Submitted by an FSA member.


About 60% of respondents indicated they fly MSFS, while 35% reported using X-Plane most frequently. 


Looking for community-wide results? Here's our summary from the 2022 FlightSim Community Survey of more than 25,000 respondents:

Overall, results from the 2023 FlightSim Community Survey show MSFS is the most popular sim (77%), followed by X-Plane (44%), DCS World (29%), FSX and Earlier (25%), Prepar3D (21%) and others.

Have an idea for a poll question? Send it to us!


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