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Microsoft Flight Simulator Achievements list

The Microsoft Flight Simulator Achievements list is now live and able to be viewed, thanks to an in-game menu that details all the tasks you’ll need to conquer.

Without further adieu, here they are:

  • Challenge Accepted: Complete any activity.
  • Fill ‘er up!: Refuel at any ground fuel station.
  • Rubberneck: Use the Smart Cam to view a star landmark for 3 seconds, from a distance of 550 yards or less.
  • Mother Nature: Adjust the weather during a flight.
  • Start Me Up: Manually start the Airbus A320neo’s engines, without using Assistance.
  • By the Book: Request landing clearance from ATC at a towered airport, without using ATC assistance.
  • In the Wild: Use the Smart Cam to view animals for 3 seconds, from a distance of 550 yards or less.
  • Service with a Smile: Request each type of pre-flight Ground Service while at an appropriate airport gate.
  • Back-up Plan: Utilitze pre-flight Pushback Service to move aircraft, for a total distance of 1 mile.
  • Job Shadowing: Create a flight plan based on a Live Traffic aircraft, then fly the route without assistance.
  • Wheels Up, Wheels Down: Complete a non-stop flight of at least 300 miles from take-off to landing.
  • Look Ma, No Hands!: Utilise autopilot for a total of 600 miles.
  • Light Chop: Land at an airport where windspeeds are in excess of 5 knots, without using any assistance.
  • On the Green: Land on a grass runway, without using any assistance.
  • Stay on Target: Use the Instrument Landing System (ILS) to complete a landing.
  • My Way: Complete a non-stop 300+ mile flight from parking to parking spot, without assistance.
  • Deadstick: Landing After receiving landing clearance, switch off engines and successfully land on the runway.
  • Working for the Weekend: Complete a weekly activity.
  • Frequent Flyer Miles: Fly from LFBD airport near Asbo Studio to KSEA airport near Microsoft HQ.
  • Road Trip: Taxi aircraft for a total distance of 10 miles.
  • A Few Bumps: Land at an airport where windspeeds are in excess of 15 knots, without using any assistance.
  • Short Stuff: Land on a runway shorter than 2,000 feet, without using any assistance or bypassing any travel.
  • Uphill Climb: Land on a runway that has at least a 12 degree incline, without using any assistance.
  • Fire and Ice: Complete the Patagonia Bush Trip, without using any navigation assistance.
  • Anemoi: Complete the Balkans Bush Trip, without using any navigation assistance.
  • Goldrush: Complete the Nevada Bush Trip, without using any navigation assistance.
  • Tour Guide: Use the Smart Cam to view 25 star landmarks, from a distance of 550 yards or less.
  • Pilot Program: Accumulate 50 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.
  • Greased: Complete every Landing Challenge.
  • Hydroplaning: Accumulate 50 hours of light in rainy weather.
  • Flights of Fancy: Complete flights of at least 300 miles using a prop, jet and airliner.
  • Saddle Sore: Complete a flight of at least 8 hours with a propeller or turbo-prop aircraft.
  • Century Club: Accumulate 100 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.
  • Night Owl: Accumulate 50 hours of flight time at night.
  • Instrumental Accumulate: 50 hours of IFR flight time, including at least one take-off and landing.
  • Decathlon: Complete 10 weekly activities.
  • Completionist: Complete every activity.
  • Sids and Stars: Land at 25 different star airports shown on the World Map.
  • Landmarks the Spot: Use the Smart Cam to view 100 star landmarks, from a distance of 500 yards or less.
  • World Traveller: Land successfully at 500 different airports.
  • Jack of all Planes: Complete a 300+ mile flight with every aircraft in the standard edition of Flight Simulator.
  • Journeyman: Accumulate 500 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.
  • Wing Commander: Accumulate 1,000 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.

What do you make of the list above? The Achievement list isn’t live via Xbox.com — the above comes from an in-game list — so Gamerscore allocation is not yet known.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is available now on Windows PC via the Windows 10 Store and Steam. Read our lengthy review — a love letter to Saskatoon, SK — right here.


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