Live the ultimate pilot experience! Featuring ultra-detailed aircraft, a realistic flight model, and one of the most advanced weather systems in flight simulation, take control of the skies with authentic lessons, challenging missions, and free flight – or fly with your friends in multiplayer!
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Mostly Positive (108) - 75% of the 108 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (722) - 71% of the 722 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 18, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The current flight sim space is a fountain of experience and expertise, and Early Access is our way of drawing upon that knowledge to make Flight Sim World the best it can be. We will have a better, stronger simulation platform if we collaborate with you on the future of this project.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We intend to roll out planned features over the next three to four months. This includes time to discuss and implement your valuable feedback. That being said, we're not setting any hard limits on how long we will be in this phase. When it’s ready, it’s ready!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“During Early Access, we plan to roll out additional features, some of which will have an immediate impact on gameplay while others will provide the necessary extensions for future plans. Ultimately, our criteria for leaving the Early Access program is for Flight Sim World to be a stable platform upon which you are able to build the flight experience you want.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Flight Sim World is very much still in development. There are still more features and gameplay options which need to be implemented over the next few months which we are excited to share with you as they are made available.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The Early Access version of Flight Sim World is priced lower than the full release. This reflects the amount of content that will be added over the coming months and also makes it a good time for you to get involved in the Early Access process.
Price will change during the Early Access period, however this is largely subject to incoming features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to give you the chance to be part of a hobby you are passionate about, while harnessing your knowledge and expertise to make Flight Sim World the best that it can be. We will be releasing updates and interacting with you regularly to test ideas, resolve issues, and help guide us in the right direction.”
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September 14

Epic Approach Mission Pack Available Now - 30% Week-long Discount

Strap in for the landing of a lifetime!

Epic approaches is a skill-oriented set of challenges based on realistic situations encountered by real world pilots.

Explore five scenarios, ramping up with multiple layers of difficulty as you aim to master every approach.

  • Five approaches each containing three skill levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze
  • Exclusive liveries for the PA-46 Malibu Mirage and PA-34 Seneca
  • New uniform for pilot avatars which can be used in the Pro Mission Tool

You can find out more about the Epic Approaches mission pack here.
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September 14

Update 12 Now Live

It's an exciting update this week, with changes to some niggling issues that have been around for a while now.

Force Feedback
One of the larger ones is re-enabling force feedback. Which we initially disabled due to some users reporting issues where peripherals were causing crashes. This was due to legacy drivers conflicting with OS updates, and is unfortunately outside of our control.

Force feedback will be disabled upon start-up (to avoid incompatible joysticks from ending up in a start-up crash loop). So it will need to be re-enabled when you start FSW.

If you're using force feedback and experience a crash to desktop, then please send a DxDiag and the name of your Joystick to our support team at

  • Aligns windshield raindrop behavior with external weather


PA-28 Cherokee
  • Improved exterior glass appearance,
  • SSAO and transparency issues in external views are now resolved

PA-34 Seneca
  • Balanced volume of AP disconnect audio

  • Additional pilot uniforms now available for male and female models

  • Add flow to highlight when selected aircraft add-ons haven’t been installed

  • You can now toggle and test force feedback compatibility

Peripheral Support
  • Force feedback support re-enabled

  • CTDs seen in title shutdown now fixed

User Interface
  • New mission interface planned for update 11 has now been successfully integrated.

Force Feedback Support
If you're finding there's no force feedback from your version of FSW then please try following these steps:

1) Open the start menu
2) Open "joy.cpl"
3) Select your joystick
4) Press all the buttons, twist and turn the stick in a variety of configurations
5) Press 'apply'

This should resolve the issue, but let us know via Kayako otherwise.

That's it for our the update this week, but don't forget to let us know if you've encountered any bugs in Flight Sim World.

Monday Hotfix - Xbox 360 Controller
We pushed a hotfix live on Monday that resolved issues with settings not being preserved for Xbox 360 controllers across flights and sessions.
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About This Game

The future of flight simulation has arrived! Choose from our fleet of sleek, highly-detailed aircraft and take-off to exotic places through a variety of spectacular weather conditions. Take on one of our challenging missions, create your own flight plan, or climb the ranks with our authentic LAPL, PPL and Multi-Engine lessons.

Flight Sim World includes:
  • Seven gorgeous single and twin propeller aircraft
  • Advanced weather engine powered by trueSKY technology
  • Immersive lessons and challenging missions to test your skills
  • Pilot profile which keeps track of your progress
  • Professional grade Mission Editor for creating your own missions to share on Steam Workshop
  • Integration of Accu-Feel™ technology
  • Integration of the critically acclaimed Orbx FTX Global, which provides stunning land and seascapes to enjoy from above

The aircraft in Flight Sim World have been created using the latest modelling and rendering technologies resulting in remarkable detail. Every switch and gauge in the cockpits are clickable, while a wide range of animations really bring them to life.

Latest News:
As part of Early Access we have made some dramatic changes to the skies. By integrating trueSKY technology, Flight Sim World now has an immersive advanced weather system. Volumetric fog and haze add extra challenges to your flight experience, while magnificent sunrises and sunsets wait for you above the clouds!

  • Free Flight: The whole world is yours to explore in Free Flight mode!
  • Multiplayer (Alpha): Fly with your friends on Steam! Please note Multiplayer is still in its Alpha stage, so you may experience bugs.
  • Lessons & Missions: Learn the basics with our LAPL and PPL based lessons, and then test your skills with a series of missions.
  • Steam Workshop: Create bespoke missions and flight plans using our Pro Mission Tool, then share them with the world. You can also download and play through user created missions and plans. Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about how to use Steam Workshop in FSW!

Early Access

Flight Sim World is currently in Early Access. This means that the sim is not feature-complete and you may encounter bugs. We will be working hard alongside you to resolve issues throughout the Early Access period, so if you see anything that doesn’t look right, please let us know in the Steam Forum or our FSW Forums

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: AMD APU Kaveri A10-7850K or Intel Core i3 6100
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 Fury or GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: System requirements are subject to changes during optimisation process.
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: AMD Ryzen 7, Intel i7 6700k
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon R9 Fury or GeForce GTX 970 (4GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 40 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: System requirements are subject to changes during the optimisation process
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