-Updates the Points of Interest database (POIs) to include all the new POIs, photogrammetry cities and enhanced airports from the UK update.
-you can now create waypoints anywhere on the world map with one-click to add to your flight plan (without having to create it as a POI).
-you can rename flight plans you have created
-minor bug fixes
- Exported Flight plans by default are now stored and shared with everyone on the site, which means each POI can contain one or more tours associated with it. For example click on the Canberra (Australia) POI, and you should see a tour around the east coast of Australia. Just one click more on the tour itself and you can import the .pln right into your MSFS.
-Stats page accessible by anyone now available. You can find out what are the most popular points of interests, flight plans and the top users.
-There are now 1645 points of interest to explore
-An anonymous user (i.e. user not logged in) can now flag a POI if it is inappropriate
-added all the new Points of Interest and airports from the new USA update.
Based on some user feedback I’ve added some extra functionality to the app:
-you can now search for an individual point of interest (see map search input box)
-you can now name the flight plan before exporting it.
-users who have an account can update the location of their created POIs (before you could only update the name and description)
More functionality coming over the next few weeks
I love flying … have my entire life. But what I really love is exploring this amazing world of ours. As a recreational pilot, having the opportunity to take-off and leave all of the world’s problems behind and go exploring my local area is the highlight of my week. Now, with MSFS, having the ability to authentically explore the entire world is a dream come true.
For the last couple of months, trapped at home due to COVID, I’ve taught myself web development and built myself a web application I call FLIGHT SIM DISCOVERY. I’ve found it really useful, and so I thought I’d share it and give back to the community that has given me so much over the last couple of decades.
So, if you love flying, and really love exploring this amazing planet of ours, then check out Flight Sim Discovery. Flight Sim Discovery is a free , community-based web application that allows you to find places to visit and explore in the world of flight simulation. From the most scenic airports in the world and bush strips, to mind-blowing geological landscapes and towering volcanoes, there are currently over 1500 places to explore and growing - including MSFS photogrammetry cities and POIs.
If you’re intrigued, check out the intro video I made, or the visit the website directly and start exploring:
INTRO VIDEO: (~3 min): https://youtu.be/ubROPYjHJhU
ABOUT FLGIHT SIM DISCOVERY
Flight Sim Discovery is easy to use. Browse the map, or search for points of interest (POIs) based on category, region, country and rating. Create a flight plan by adding one or more points of interest and export to your computer. Start-up Microsoft Flight simulation, load up the flight plan and away you go!
If you like, you can also create an account which allows you to create your own POI’s to keep private or share with the community. Click ‘Create POI’ in the menu or ‘right-click’ on the map. With an account, you can also like, rate, ‘mark as visited’ any other community POI.
Have fun exploring this amazing planet of ours!
Richard, flying out of Australia