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

Hello! It's Saturday, April 29. We're covering MSFS' World Update 13 (including a new ATR 42/72 release), MK-Studios' Philly, and...what exactly a TAA is, based on last week's poll. First time reading? Subscribe here.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is taking simmers on a new journey to the furthest reaches of the globe with the release of World Update 13.

MSFS Addons, 25 April 2023


Microsoft/S&H Software have released their highly-anticipated study-level rendition of the ATR 42/72 -600.


Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) was released today and brings a new level of realism to the suddenly popular airport in the platform, which is quickly going from no third-party renditions to two in a week (FlightSim Studio released their last week).

MSFS Addons, 28 April 2023


Reviews & Opinions

We always like to highlight original content review and opinion pieces for our readers. Here's what we found this week: 


FSA Member Poll Results

Last week, we asked:

On an FAA Instrument Approach Chart, what does the symbol boxed in red represent?  

Most of you said it was an MSA (39%) or MEA (34%). However, it's actually a TAA - a transition from the en route structure to the terminal environment for RNAV-equipped aircraft designed for operational use and obstacle clearance. Think of it like a mini-STAR that helps provide a safe and orderly descent onto the approach itself, mostly found at smaller airports where terrain clearance is an issue. 26% of you got it right. 


Read more about TAAs from the FAA and IFR Magazine


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