Microsoft Flight Simulator: General

Welcome to the General category of the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2022 on Fly Away Simulation! This is your go-to destination for all questions, discussions, and insights related to the newest MSFS release. Our vibrant community of seasoned pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and simulation experts is eager to share their knowledge and experience.

Here, you can delve into various topics including aircraft handling, avionics (navigation, communication, and monitoring systems), scenery enhancements, virtual reality (VR) experiences, and more. Additionally, you can explore hardware compatibility, software configurations, and troubleshooting tips for a seamless flight simulation experience.

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renofsx

How to install Skin to FSX CLS DC-10

I already download a package from flyaway simulation inside of the package was a dc-10 cls skin installer but i dont know where do i need to put the fsx locatiom...

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Wil van de Votstenbosch

Troubleshooting Resetting Settings in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Every time I start the sim all the settings of the former flight are gone and back to default. I spent many hours to solve this without success. Please help. (I am happy with P3D which is stable)....

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rick anderson

flight plan defaults to automatic

Am I the only one that everttime there is an update something does'nt work.  I spend 3x more hours trying to fix this game than I do flying.  NOW the flight plan defaults to automatic.  Both with in game and Navigraph.  No choice of runway, everything...

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simranjit

Panel lights NOT WORKING in DAYTIME!!

Hello Himanshu, my question isn't directly related to the mod above but I have a big request. Since you are creating mods are you able to create another or help me with this big issue.  in FSX steam edition, it is said we cannot turn ON panel lights i...

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Peter Hak

How do I bring up a clear screen showing runway with PFD along the bottom of the screen

For instance, in "Africa Relief" flight, I have trouble seeing runway simultaiously with PFD instruments. I believe there is a key stroke set that shows unobstructive view of runway with PFD's along the bottom. How can I get this configuration? Thanks....

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Jonathan Price

Is it Possible to Obtain Microsoft Flight Simulator for Free?

So I am running on a very tight budget.  I am a previous FSX (disc) user and would love to upgrade to the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator now I have purchased a brand-new powerful machine capable of running it. However, my conundrum is I have ZERO b...

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James Silk

When Is Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Being Released?

Does anybody know the official release date for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 and when it's coming out? Also, what are the major changes and what can we all expect from this new version?  Will I be able to upgrade free of charge or will I have to b...

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Robert Keeley

Unable to change cockpit views in PMDG 737-800

Currently I'm experiencing a very unusual problem in MSFS 2020.   Parked at the departure gate with engines running in cockpit view.  Needing to change the view, I select for instance Ctrl+2.    Normally the view changes and stays locked to the new p...

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Steve bsrker

Optimizing MSFS 2020 Storage: A Guide to Relocating Your Installation and Enhancing Performance

Have my MSFS2020/Community/One store folders on a separate drive from base Sim which is on root C drive. I have a DVD version on MSFS. (I also use AddonLinker to link all my aircraft/ scenery from another drive to the Community folder). My questions 1. ...

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Peter Lambert

How do I open the Map in MSFS?

I'm pretty new to the sim and while I managed to get the map open once - for the life of me can't find a way to get it to come back up. How do I open the map view in the simulator?  A full explanation would be most appreciated.  Bit of a rookie here....

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Umberto xx

How Can You Ensure Flight Plans Are Saved in MSFS 2020?

When I save a flight in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 using the default system, the saved file lacks the flight plan, making it irretrievable. How can I prevent this issue from happening? Are there specific steps or settings that ensure the flight plan ...

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Josh Barton

Robin R2160

Is there a Robin R2160 downloadable for MSFS 2020 please ?...

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Dan Carey

Running Microsoft Flight Simulator on a Mac: Feasibility and Methods

I have a new (2022) MacPower Book, a large screen.  is there a version of this ported out for mac?...

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StephenJackson

How to Re-acquire Scenery Downloads after Disk Failure in MSFS 2020

I have lost several scenery downloads due to a disk failure. How do I re-download files when I get the message that I have already got them? SJ...

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ianstephens on
gwb202

Understanding and Resolving Visible Anomalies Under Bridges in MSFS 2020

Question. Ever since first playing MSFS, I have found that many but not all of the bridges worldwide, have dark skirts hanging down under them to the water or the ground below as the case may be. They appear as solid non-see through walls.  In NYC for e...

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Paul Bundschuh

Resolving Throttle Issues and Startup Settings in FS2020

When starting the simulator, it goes directly to update, then to the normal screen. Full screen I need to set up, along with the joystick and pedals. On takeoff, the throttle drops to a minimum, then the plane goes into the background. Only the Beech King...

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ianstephens on
edkeyse

where is the Airplane file located on MSFS

I have downloaded the Mitsubishi Pajero Auto (An FSX Update for MSFS) and want to put it in the "Airplane" file to activate and "Fly" Drive on the roads. I could do this easily in FSX but I can't 'Read" MSFS files to know where Aircraft is located....

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Tyrone Smith

How to Purchase Add-On Aircraft in MSFS 2020 Marketplace on Xbox Series S

I need to know what I need to do to make a purchase on Microsoft flight simulator marketplace for Xbox s series....

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Brimmy999

MSFS 2020 Sensitivity settings

Hi can anyone recommend settings for my Airbus joystick that will give me a chance to succeed? Everything I have tried sets me into a spin and renders the sim unplayable. I have tried different settings for all axis but no luck....

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John W Mayfield

Display and Texture Issues Following MSFS 2020 SU 15 Update

Hello, After the update, on the main screen, a couple of the images are not there (just gray screens) like the activities and training. When I click on the training screen the sim sends me to the hanger and there she sits, all decked out in a bright pink...

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John W Mayfield

Troubleshooting MSFS 2020: Flight Initialization Stalls Post-Update

Hello again, I have always gotten great answers for my problems here on Flyaway so please work your magic again. Right away, I started having some kind of texture problem with lots of pink views and such. While trying about 8 or 10 different solutions the...

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ianstephens on
Charlie Sherringham

How long does it take to download MSFS? It's taking forever!

Okay, so I've leaped and purchased a digital copy of the new simulator from a gift card I received over Xmas.  However, after going through all of the hoops I've managed to get the download started but it's taking an AGE!  How long on average will the d...

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Corgi100

Troubleshooting A320 FBW RNAV Approach APPR Button Issues in MSFS

There is no way for me to get the "APPR"-button in an RNAV approach to work. Am I overlooking something or have you experienced the same problem, when flying the A320 FBW (version 0.11.1 stable) in MSFS (version 1.36.2.0)?...

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Fridjon Vilhjalmsson on
10Boom

Problems with ATC Stopping

I get halfway into a flight and ATC just stops. I have delegated communication to the co-pilot and all you hear is him responding. Is anyone else having this problem?...

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francois2020

microsoft flight simulator 2020 activation key ?

microsoft flight simulator 2020 activation key ?  ...

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Arlin

Lockheed P3 Orion in MSFS 2020: Availability and Alternatives

Easy question, as a former naval flight engineer, is the Lockheed P3 Orion available for MSFS 2020?  I have in excess of 4,000 hours in the real aircraft and would enjoy having a flight simulator version. I have searched but no luck in finding it. Now th...

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Yorbe Derycke

Troubleshooting Overhead Panel Failures in FlyByWire A32NX on MSFS 2020

Hello everyone, I have been trying to start up the FlyByWire A32NX all the time according to the MSFS checklist, but at some point, all my overhead panel buttons show "FAIL". I have looked at many tutorials but I still can't get it to go away. Can anyo...

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ianstephens on
Lawrence Paul Smith

Sun Screens on Captain Sim B777

I have a lot of aircraft in my MSFS and recently brought from both the MSFS Marketplace and Captain Sim different versions of their B777 aircraft.  I am having problems with in that the drop-down sun visors are in place after loading the aircraft for a f...

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ianstephens on
CaptAus

Troubleshooting Honeycomb Alpha & Bravo Peripheral Bindings with MSFS 2020

I have been a flight simmer for 25 years and consider myself to be a competent virtual pilot. I purchased MSFS 2020 directly from the Microsoft Store. I have Honeycomb Alpha and Bravo peripherals. They work perfectly well with X-Plane 11 & 12. However, de...

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ianstephens on
sterk03

Troubleshooting Missing UK Piers: How to Properly Install Scenery Upgrades in MSFS 2020

Ok, I installed the MSFS2020 missing UK Piers scenery upgrade from Fly Away, and still missing Piers. Now I probably did something wrong as I'm new to MSFS 2020. I extracted the file and then put that folder into the community folder and that is what I th...

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ianstephens on
joranamos

Considering MSFS on Steam vs. Direct PC Version: What's Best for Beginners?

I am thinking of starting on MSFS on Steam instead of buying the software for PC - is it the right decision? Pros There is no initial investment if I find that it's not for me I can start with the base and buy more options later It is a much cheap...

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ianstephens on
sterk03

Troubleshooting MSFS 2020 Aircraft Installation: Missing .JSON Files

Ok, I tried to download an aircraft to see if this would work since the UK Scenery  did not have proper files included, and the same thing. No .JSON files in the folder so how does this aircraft get listed under MSFS2020. It has Simobjects/airplane wh...

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ianstephens on
RickCrescitelli

Mouse cannot move cockpit controls, just show blue highlight

Mouse cannot move or select cockpit controls, just show a blue highlight when the mouse hovers over the item.  ...

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R Aiken on
KSDenton

Error for AI

when I run the installer this is what I get?  The blue circle for a long time can you help?         See the end of this message for details on invoking  just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ****...

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KSDenton on
flightech

MSFS 2020 freezing up

having problems with MSFS 2020 P.C configuration just freezing tried everything I could think of but it still does it from time to time and when you least expect it and you have to go into task manager to shut it down. I am baffeled does anyone have any i...

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flightech on
Cathyhowat

P3d Scaleable menu font size?

Is there any way to increase the default menu font size in P3d 4or 5? MSFS permits this, but I can't run it even on very fast gaming laptop because of my internet connection. Thanks, Cathy Howat ...

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sterk03

Time for one more question the trim movement on the joystick.

I set up the joystick and assigned a button for the trim to move. It will move the trim on the aircraft like elevator very slowly and takes a long time to get any movement...but eventually the trim comes out and it goes back to to trim so I'm constantly t...

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sterk03 on
Brian Wolfenden

Overwriting files when copying

When copying folders to fsx I sometimes get a window saying some of the files have the same name and do I want to replace or skip. It usually happens with gauges or effects files. What should I normally do in this situation?...

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Bellah1w

Pro Download Speed

Why is my download speed only 210Kb /s when O have 300 MB/s internet. What is everyone else getting as it makes buying pro a waste of money....

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onearmedbandit46 on
Chorizo915

Installing Mods, MSFS2020

I've downloaded the mods, extracted them into the community folder, but the aircraft/scenery aren't showing up in my game.  I re-read the instructions, and tried drilling down into the download folders to try and find which one I'm supposed to move into ...

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Nathaniela320 on
HSVFlyer

FSX Steam EDition CRJ200 Panel Issue

I'm new, hello to all.  I followed the directions to the letter putting the CRJ200 files into my STEAM/FSX folders.  Everthing works perfect but my panels are blank.  I can cycle through and see them (1-9) but not like you can in the CRJ700.  Please h...

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HSVFlyer on
787ewr

Integrating Logitech Yoke with CH Thrustmaster Throttles in Microsoft Flight Simulator: Best Practices and Tips

Hello.  I would like to mix the Logitech pro flight yoke with the CH Thrustmaster Throttles.  Is this possible?  Are there any recommendations?  Thanks....

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787ewr on
Joe Kapalko

complete Flight Sim outfit available

I have a complete Flight Sim outfit available.  It includes a desktop gaming computer ,  Also Virpil stick, throttle & foot pedals, Klipsh sound system, LG monitor.  I primarily used it for X-Plane. since I'm an older guy, over 80, I'm ready to move o...

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Joe Kapalko on
jlaurie

Screenshot location

Where and how do I find MSFS screenshots after using the F12 key?...

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Jeff Laurie on
sterk03

Keyboard info on commands can not locate what keys do what?

Need help finding the list of keyboard items and commands, so when it says (back in air)  where is this key to do this otherwise the aircraft just sits on the ground.  Also how do I pause the flight?  If I try to use the mouse to I think hit the white ...

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sterk03 on
sterk03

Deactivate mouse in outside camera view to use as a mouse pointer not direction of camera

New to MSFS2020 so need some info on the mouse pointer vs mouse camera movement. When I hit the end key to go outside camera view I have set up the joystick to handle the view of the camera. I wnat the mouse now to be able to click on various items like m...

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sterk03 on
GerardT

How to do ADD ON's

G MAN  how do I install add ons on the MSFS2020 ??...

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GerardT on
Hedley Quinton

Texture missing and displaying as a checkerboard pattern

I spent nearly 2 days loading MFS 2020 from DVD plus all the updates. Some aircraft panels are displayed as a check pattern. In cockpit view on the Cessna 152 some of the instruments and all the window views are also displayed as a check pattern. I don't ...

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Hedley Quinton on
George Ray

Troubleshooting Cockpit Camera View Issues

I cannot get an activated cockpit camera view, I select Ctrl 1, Ctrl 2, etc and the view jumps off, and will not activate. I have been attempting to set new custom camera views without success, this may have caused the problem I have reset the keyboard ...

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George Ray on
dankress82

Sub Question

Anybody know who runs this site?  I signed up for membership in January, then cancelled my subscription (sent two emails about it pro@flyawaysimulation.com and never was responded to) and was still charged for it this month.  ...

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