Microsoft Flight Simulator is a highly detailed game, immersing you in the act of flying planes of all shapes and sizes.

You’re able to choose what plane you want to fly, and this choice is important when it comes to the location where you’re flying.

As you’d expect from a game as expansive as Microsoft Flight Simulator, there are a lot of flyable planes for you to try out.

All Flyable Planes in Microsoft Flight Simulator

When you dive into Microsoft Flight Simulator for the first time, you’re given access to a helpful tutorial that teaches you how to fly.

For example, there are sections for Basic Controls and Camera, Altitudes and Instruments, Take-Off and Level Flight, and more. 

During this Flight Training process, you’re only able to use one plane, the Cessna 152. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to pick a different plane after the Flight Training tutorial is complete.

While choosing a destination by clicking on the World Map, you’ll have access to an “Aircraft Selection” menu which can be accessed by clicking on the plane at the top left corner. 

In the Aircraft Selection menu, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of planes in different categories. There are Propeller Planes, Airliners, Turboprops, Jets, and more.

With each plane listing, you’ll be able to view important stats like the Max Altitude the plane can reach and how far you’re able to fly the plane.

For example, you won’t be able to fly Cessna 152 farther than 415 NM. Small planes like the Cessna 152 are great for exploring small town areas, but aren’t properly equipped to handle long flights.

For longer flights, you’ll need something like the Boeing 747-8 from the Airliners category. 

The planes you have access to depend on the version of Microsoft Flight Simulator you bought. Gamers who purchased the Deluxe or Premium Edition will have access to more planes than gamers who purchased the Standard Edition. 

Wondering how many planes you have access to based on the version of Microsoft Flight Simulator you bought?

Here are all the planes available in the game, and the planes you can only get with the Deluxe or Premium Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator! 

  • A320neo
  • Beechcraft G36 Bonanza
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i 
  • Boeing 747-8
  • CAP10 - Robin Aircraft
  • Cessna 152
  • Cessna 172 Skyhawk (G1000) 
  • Cessna Citation CJ4
  • Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 
  • Diamond DA40 NG  
  • Diamond DA40-TDI 
  • Diamond DA62 
  • Diamond DV20 
  • Extra 330LT 
  • Flight Design CTLS
  • ICON A5
  • JMB VL-3
  • Robin DR-400 
  • XCub
  • Zlin Savage Cub
  • SOCATA TBM 930
  • Beechcraft Baron G58 (Deluxe Edition)
  • Cessna 152 Aerobat (Deluxe Edition)
  • Cessna 172 Skyhawk (Deluxe Edition)
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner (Premium Edition)
  • Cessna Citation Longitude (Premium Edition)
  • Cirrus SR22  (Premium Edition)
  • Pipistrel Virus SW 121 (Premium Edition)
  • Pitts S-2S Special (Premium Edition)
  • Zlin Shock Ultra (Premium Edition)

Again, the plane you use not only depends on personal preference, but also how far you’re flying and where you’re flying.

You can change your plane when choosing a destination from the World Map inside the Aircraft Selection menu.

If you purchased the Deluxe or Premium Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, you’ll have access to a larger selection of planes.

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