Helicopters on the shortlist of the most-wanted features in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator

We already know Microsoft is planning on adding helicopters to the new Microsoft Flight Simulator but it's absolutely fantastic to see the community asking for it as well.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Feedback Snapshot - January 2020

For those that are part of the insider program the image above is not exactly new. It's been out there for a few weeks and I was eager that it turned public so that I could say something about it. You can find it at the official Microsoft Flight Simulator website.

This is a resume of the top feedback/suggestions provided by the community and, as you can see, it's split in three columns: top questions, top issues and top wish list.

On the top wish list we will find the usual stuff we see everyday on the several groups out there: AI traffic, ATC, Seasons, Shared Cockpit funcionatlity and, obviously VR.

What really puts a smile on my face, though, is the fact that helicopters made it to the short list. That's right! The community is asking Microsoft about helicopters in such numbers that it made it to this short list, which I presume is just a small sample of a much, much longer list.

Microsoft already said they WILL work on helicopters after the initial release, as you can read on the article I wrote about the Global Preview Event. I am eagerly, yet patiently waiting for Microsoft's contact about it as they promised to get HeliSimmer.com and the community involved.

So I sit here, twiddling my thumbs in expectation.

Not really. I have stuff to do. Like work to put food on the table. But you know what I mean.

From everything I saw, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator (which was baptized by the community as "Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020") needs helicopters. That's too much of a great looking scenery and nasty weather dynamics NOT to have helicopters in it.

I'm still twiddling my thumbs, Microsoft. Patiently!!!

Sérgio Costa

About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio has been a flight simulation enthusiast for nearly 25 years. His passion with helicopters developed during MSFS 2000 when he discovered the complexity of these aircraft and the challenge it was to control them. Since then he has been primarily a helicopter flight simmer, trying his best not to crash and kill all his virtual passengers. Sérgio is HeliSimmer.com's editor and writer and one of the Three Grumpy Simmers, a YouTube series and Podcast produced together with YouTubers Bel Geode and NovaWing24, obviously dedicated to flight simulation.

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