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Microsoft Flight Simulator achievement guide & roadmap

 

Nothing missable, just a really really really long grind - especially to {{Wing Commander}} for 1,000 hours of flight time under a single pilot profile. Yes, 1,000 hours!

There's some overlap amongst the others; so if you're doing any flight over 300 miles check your progress against various achievements below to make sure you can get progress toward as many as possible in one go. E.g. do it at nighttime, in a plane you've not flown long haul before.

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Single-player only

Difficulty does NOT affect achievements

No missable achievements

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Challenge Accepted

Objective, Optional,

Complete any activity.

The Activites are the Landing Challenges and Bush Trails off the main menu.

Short Stuff

Objective, Optional,

Land on a runway shorter than 2,000 feet, without using any assistance or bypassing any travel.

This is easily and quickly done in the Landing Challenges

By the Book

Objective, Optional,

Request landing clearance from ATC at a towered airport, without using ATC assistance.

Mother Nature

Objective, Optional,

Adjust the weather during a flight.

Must be done in free flight - not in the Activities/challenges.

Working for the Weekend

Objective, Optional,

Complete a weekly activity.

Weekly activities are shown on the homescreen.  They tend to be harder than the regular Landing Challenges or Bush Trails.  Complete any one.

Light Chop

Objective, Optional,

Land at an airport where windspeeds are in excess of 5 knots, without using any assistance.

This is easily done in the Landing Challenges - perhaps in a larger aircraft like the 747 into JFK just to be less buffeted by the wind.

Look Ma, No Hands!

Grind, Optional,

Utilize autopilot for a total of 600 miles.

Wheels Up, Wheels Down

Objective, Optional,

Complete a non-stop flight of at least 300 miles from take-off to landing.

Do this gate to gate, and without assistance, to get {{My Way}} at the same time.

Or don't because you'll need many, many 300+ mile trips for {{Jack of All Planes}} and {{Flights of Fancy}} anyway...

Deadstick Landing

Objective, Optional,

After receiving landing clearance, switch off engines and successfully land on the runway.

Back-Up Plan

Grind, Optional,

Utilize pre-flight Pushback Service to move aircraft, for a total distance of 1 mile.

Start Me Up

Objective, Optional,

Manually start the Airbus A320neo's engines, without using Assistance.

Stay on Target

Objective, Optional,

Use the Instrument Landing System (ILS) to complete a landing.

A Few Bumps

Objective, Optional,

Land at an airport where windspeeds are in excess of 15 knots, without using any assistance.

Easily done in the Landing Challenges - again in a larger aircraft like the 747 so as to be less affected by the wind.

Note this doesn't actually have to be a perfect landing.  You can actually just hit the ground with the undercarriage and you'll still get the achievement even if you subsequently bounce/roll/crash...

Fill 'er Up!

Objective, Optional,

Refuel at any ground fuel station.

Road Trip

Grind, Optional,

Taxi aircraft for a total distance of 100 miles.

This will come naturally while grinding out the other achievements, or you can just potter about on a large airport like JFK or LHR.

On the Green

Objective, Optional,

Land on a grass runway, without using any assistance.

Uphill Climb

Objective, Optional,

Land on a runway that has at least a 12 degree incline, without using any assistance.

Rubberneck

Objective, Optional,

Use the Smart Cam to view a star landmark for 3 seconds, from a distance of 550 yards or less.

In free flight planning, before starting, zooming in on cities and famous locations you can see landmarks - some of which are starred; e.g. Big Ben in London.

When flying, fly over slowly, use the external camera and enable smartcam -> the camera will pan to focus on the landmarks automatically.

NB this achievement may not visually pop in the UI, so check your Xbox profile afterwards to see.

Pilot Program

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 50 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.

Half way to {{Century Club}}, and not very far at all toward {{Wing Commander}}

Hydroplaning

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 50 hours of flight time in rainy weather.

In free flight you can manually change the weather - or leave it a bit and this will naturally come over time as you grind out many of the other long flights, then you can top up as needed.

Service with a Smile

All-the-things, Optional,

Request each type of pre-flight Ground Service while at an appropriate airport gate.

Flights of Fancy

All-the-things, Optional,

Complete flights of at least 300 miles using a prop, jet and airliner.

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Century Club

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 100 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.

Instrumental

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 50 hours of IFR flight time, including at least one take-off and landing.

Greased

All-the-things, Optional,

Complete every Landing Challenge.

The Landing Challenges are under Activities off the main menu.

You just need to successfully come to a standstill - you don't need to taxi all the way to the stand.

You can keep track in-game of how many you've done in your Pilot Profile in the Achievements tab, but not which ones.  Tick them off here!

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Anemoi

Objective, Optional,

Complete the Balkans Bush Trip, without using any navigation assistance.

"without using any navigation assistance" basically means don't use the "get back on track" button.  I.e. you have to navigate the path visually yourself!

Goldrush

Objective, Optional,

Complete the Nevada Bush Trip, without using any navigation assistance.

"without using any navigation assistance" basically means don't use the "get back on track" button.  I.e. you have to navigate the path visually yourself!

Fire and Ice

Objective, Optional,

Complete the Patagonia Bush Trip, without using any navigation assistance.

Saddle Sore

Objective, Optional,

Complete a flight of at least 8 hours with a propeller or turbo-prop aircraft.

Job Shadowing

Objective, Optional,

Create a flight plan based on a Live Traffic aircraft, then fly the route without assistance.

Frequent Flyer Miles

Objective, Optional,

Fly from LFBD airport near Asobo Studio to KSEA airport near Microsoft HQ.

This is a long way - and should be used to count toward {{Flights of Fancy}}, {{Jack of All Planes}} and others.

NB you can't do this in one hop - even in a 747 - so you'll have to stop for a layover somewhere.

In The Wild

Objective, Optional,

Use the Smart Cam to view animals for 3 seconds, from a distance of 550 yards or less.

Night Owl

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 50 hours of flight time at night.

My Way

Objective, Optional,

Complete a non-stop 300+ mile flight from parking to parking spot, without assistance.

You should get {{Wheels Up, Wheels Down}} at the same time as this.

Completionist

Grind, Optional,

Complete every activity.

This is all the Landing Challenges (see {{Greased}}), and the three Bush Trips.

Note the Bush Trips have a separate achievement for each for doing them without assistance, for {{Fire and Ice}}, {{Goldrush}} and {{Anemoi}}.

SIDs and STARs

All-the-things, Optional,

Land at every star airport shown on the World Map.

Journeyman

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 500 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.

Jack of All Planes

All-the-things, Optional,

Complete a 300+ mile flight with every aircraft in the standard edition of Flight Simulator.

Yes, this will take a while.

 

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Tour Guide

Grind, Optional,

Use the Smart Cam to view 25 star landmarks, from a distance of 550 yards or less.

Wing Commander

Grind, Optional,

Accumulate 1,000 hours of flight time in a single pilot profile.

World Traveler

Grind, Optional,

Land successfully at 500 different airports.

Landmarks the Spot

Grind, Optional,

Use the Smart Cam to view 100 star landmarks, from a distance of 550 yards or less.

Decathlon

Grind, Optional,

Complete 10 weekly activities.