Like many others I’ve been a little frustrated by some recent bugs. I even pulled up X-Plane 11 as a backup plan. But I was reminded of why I fell in love with MSFS.
This is the old Tustin Marine base in Orange County, California just after takeoff from KSNA. The World War II-era blimp hangars are visible from miles away and are specifically called out on FAA VFR sectional charts as a navigation aid:
And here’s the same place in X-Plane 11, completely blank with no landmarks:
For all its faults, this iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator is many nautical miles beyond the competition in general scenery quality for VFR where you’re navigating by landmarks, especially in the photogrammetry areas.
So thanks, MS and Asobo, for bringing us some pretty awesome stuff. And please work out that flaps thing.