Microsoft and Asobo added a new spotlight landing challenge to Microsoft Flight simulator, and it’s a really breathtaking one.
To celebrate the latest world update that includes Europe’s Nordic countries, the new landing challenge brings you to the remote and scenic Ísafjörður Airport (BIIS), which is one of the five included in the update.
Ísafjörður is well-known among aviation enthusiasts due to being one of the most challenging and dangerous airports in the world. Landing on runway 08 requires a full 180-degree turn just before touchdown while flying very close to the surrounding hills.
Of course, flying this approach with a Cessna Grand Caravan isn’t the worst, since Icelandair regularly execute it with Dash 8 regional airliners, but since we don’t yet have Dash-8 in the sim, we’ll have to wait to try that.
Recently, we published our massive interview with head of Microsoft Flight Simulator Jorg Neumann, who provided a lot of new info about the present and future of the sim.
If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Chongqiung, Manila Airport, Santiago Airport, the Frankfurt City Pack, Key West Airport, the Okavango Delta, Bali Airport, London Oxford Airport, Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow III, Kristiansand Airport, Macau City & Airport, Bonaire Flamingo Airport, Milano Linate Airport, the Singapore City Pack, Tokyo Narita Airport, Yao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City Pack, Greater Moncton Airport, Tweed New Haven Airport, Santorini Airport, Sydney Airport, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Reggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta Airport, Munich Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Newcastle International Airport, Sankt Johann Airfield, Dublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.
If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam and will release on July 27, 2021 for Xbox Series X ad Series S.