• Microsoft Flight Simulator Alpha 1.2.10 Released

    Microsoft Flight Simulator Alpha 1.2.10 Released

    Welcome to the 1.2.10 version of the Microsoft Flight Simulator Alpha!

    In this update you'll find a description of the new content we've added, bugs we've addressed, and an updated list of known issues.

    We know many of you have been waiting to fly jets, and today we're incredibly excited to announce the wait is over!

    In close partnership with Airbus, we're proud to release the Airbus A320 for community testing. This is a key step in our development process as we work together with the community to finalize this aircraft for launch.

    Though this is the first version of the plane, we hope you will help test many of the systems we’ve already included. For example:

    • Fly by Wire system including some of the flight-envelope protection features and new airliner-specific autopilot and auto-throttle functions.
    • MCDU (flight computer)
    • FCU (Autopilot control panel) functions implemented.
    • SID’s and STAR’s
    • High altitude flight
    • Long range missions
    • Land with autobrake and ground spoilers
    • Newly implemented ground handling features such as jetways, refueling trucks, baggage and catering, pushback and ground power carts.

    There are some complex systems in the aircraft that we did not include at this stage in order to ensure focus on the ones that were ready to be tested. You should expect that some indications may be missing or not final, and some displays may show anomalies. Many of the autopilot and auto-throttle functions work but some are still WIP. You will be able to fly ILS and visual approaches, but full approach functionality is not included in this version. Expect updates to the MSDU functionality and audio during our next round of updates.

    It has been an incredible experience partnering with Airbus to bring the A320 to the next iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator. And we are looking forward to working with the community to ensure the very best flight simulation experience across all our aircraft.

    Alpha testers, Airbus A320 is cleared for takeoff!

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    Tags: a320, mfs, microsoft, msfs

    7 Comments
    1. kibill's Avatar
      kibill -
      The sentence about "many of you waiting to fly jets, etc" what are you talking about. Explain please
    1. BertieleSpud's Avatar
      BertieleSpud -
      Quite a few of us in the office (all of us are qualified PPL's) applied for alpha access... not a single jot one of us has been granted access. Come of MS what's the score here?
    1. loki's Avatar
      loki -
      Quote Originally Posted by kibill View Post
      The sentence about "many of you waiting to fly jets, etc" what are you talking about. Explain please
      Up until now the alpha testers only had access to prop driven aircraft, both piston and turbine. This latest update brings the first of the jets.
    1. loki's Avatar
      loki -
      Quote Originally Posted by BertieleSpud View Post
      Quite a few of us in the office (all of us are qualified PPL's) applied for alpha access... not a single jot one of us has been granted access. Come of MS what's the score here?
      I have a feeling that Asobo wasn't expecting to have quite so many people sign up for the alpha, and have more than they need right now. They should have made it far more clear that just applying isn't a guarantee of getting in, at least not for any given stage of the testing. Hopefully they can at least open it up to more people as they get closer to a beta.
    1. piet06273's Avatar
      piet06273 -
      what are the required stand alone minimal system specs.............?
    1. loki's Avatar
      loki -
      Quote Originally Posted by piet06273 View Post
      what are the required stand alone minimal system specs.............?
      It’s still too early to know. Being in alpha means the features haven’t been completely nailed down and the sim hasn’t been optimized yet. This will be something they announce closer to the final release.
    1. Timberleaf's Avatar
      Timberleaf -
      I realize the interest in having access to the Alpha / Beta (later) is nail-biting and nerve fraying. As hard as it is, be patient. It is possible, that the earlier you signed up to be a tester, the earlier you would be considered. Please remember, being considered, and being chosen, are obviously two different things. There is a lot of risk when selecting a tester. Far toooooo many people have the gift of gab, and simply cannot keep the barn door shut. Self control, loose lips, the need to share and show off, self indulgence, etc, ... you get the point. Also, in general, with regards to the "many have been waiting" statement, it is regarding the testers and those who follow the news releases.
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