Developer Asobo has released a list of every plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and there are some great aircraft in there.
In total there are three versions of the game: Standard, Deluxe, and Premium. Twenty planes are playable in the Standard Edition, while the Deluxe Edition has twenty-five, and the Deluxe Edition features all thirty planes.
Here’s a breakdown of what planes are available in each version of the game.
Every plane in Flight Simulator Standard Edition
The good news is that the Standard Edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 contains the vast majority of the planes in the game, plus thirty highly detailed airports.
The planes available in Standard Edition are as follows:
- Pitts Special S2S
- 747-8 Intercontinental
- TBM 930
- DA40 NG
- EXTRA 330LT
- Flight Design CTSL
- ICON A5
- CAP 10
- DR400-400 Cadet
- Beechcraft Bonanza G36
- Beechcraft King Air 350i
- Cessna 152
- Cessna 172 Skyhawk (G1000)
- Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX
- Cessna Citation CJ4
- Savage Cub
All of these planes are also available in the Deluxe and Premium Editions of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
Flight Simulator Deluxe and Premium Edition contents
The Deluxe Edition of Flight Simulator has five planes that aren’t available in the Standard Edition. These are:
- Beechcraft Baron G58
- Cessna 152 Aerobat
- Cessna 172 Skyhawk
The Premium Edition contains all planes in both the Standard and Deluxe Edition of the game, plus another exclusive five planes:
- 787-10 Dreamliner
- Virus SW 121
- Cessna Citation Longitude
- Shock Ultra
Every airport in the world (sort of)
One of the big selling points of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is that it contains every single airport in the world. This is true, but some airports are modeled in greater detail than others.
There are thirty airports that are rendered in detail in the Standard Edition of the game, and, as with the planes, the Deluxe Edition has five more airports, while the Premium Edition has a full forty detailed airports.
How much this will bother you depends on how much you like airports, as the planes are the real draw in a Flight Simulator. Nevertheless, if you desperately miss air travel at a time when movement is restricted, you could do worse than taking to the digital skies when Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 releases on 18 August.