Microsoft Flight Simulator Challenges You To Butter The Landing in a Winter Wonderland

Microsoft introduced a new live event in Microsoft Flight Simulator, challenging players to land a jet as softly and precisely as possible.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Today Microsoft and Asobo Studios introduced a new live event in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

This event is another landing challenge, but it’s quite different from the one implemented for Halloween.

Appropriately to the season, it challenges you to make a proverbial butter landing on a business jet (a Cessna Citation CJ4) in the winter wonderland of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

You wouldn’t want to upset the rich skiers in the cabin behind you as they prepare to enjoy the local mountain resort, after all.

As usual with this kind of challenges, you’re required to land as close as possible to the aiming point and centerline of the runway, and as softly as possible (measured in feet per minute rate of descent, the lower, the better).

After landing, you’ll be scored on these three parameters and placed on the leaderboard according to your performance.

You can check out my landing below to see what the challenge looks like. Incidentally, a new patch was also released today.

During an event a few days ago, the developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator shared a lot of details about future planstalked about the success of the simulator defining it as a “thriving platform,” and detailed the upcoming world update focusing on the United States, which we now know should be coming with update 7 on Nov. 24.

If you want to learn more about Microsoft Flight Simulator, you can check out our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s new and groundbreaking game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam. An Xbox version is also planned sometime in the next year.

You can also check out our growing guide wiki that includes more information to help you get started in the game.

About the author

Giuseppe Nelva

Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.