Although it isn't a totally new release, so we didn't initially include it in our November 2022 Xbox Game Pass roundup, Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a new version on Game Pass today in the form of the 40th Anniversary Edition!

This isn't just a small update, either. The 40th Anniversary Edition of Flight Sim introduces helicopters to the game for the first time, along with gliders and a "highly detailed, true-to-life airliner". Here's a list of what you can expect:

Historical Aircraft:

  • Wright Flyer
  • Ryan NYP (“Spirit of St. Louis”)
  • Douglas DC-3
  • De Havilland Canada DHC-2-Beaver


  • Bell-407
  • Guimbal Cabri G2


  • DG Flugzeugbau LG8-18
  • DG Flugzeugbau DG1001E neo

True-to-Life Airliner:

  • Airbus A310

Along with this, some classic MFS airports are also making their debuts in the 40th Anniversary Edition.

You'll find all the Xbox Game Pass release times below, along with some more information:

"The 40th Anniversary Edition, a completely free offering for those who already own Microsoft Flight Simulator or play it via Xbox Game Pass, is a comprehensive celebration of the franchise with both a tribute to our past as well as an introduction to new and highly anticipated aircraft types."

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