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KNOWN ISSUES (Last modified: May 05, 2021)


Please find below a list of other known issues and solutions (when available)


  • Crashing issues when switching to VR. Solution: Close ATC windows and other pop-up windows before switching to VR



  • Add-ons/Sceneries/Liveries installed in the Community folder may appear as "Not installed" in Content Manager.
    Workaround: Your community content is installed and usable in Microsoft Flight Simulator. We are currently investigating this issue and it will be fixed in an upcoming patch.
  • Message "fs-base-propdesfs is missing" in information pop-up. Workaround: This is a display issue. If you can launch the game, FS-base-propdefs is not missing from your installation. Please check that the aircraft is installed and available in the hangar.



  • On rare occasions during a flight, the position of axes will reset to 50% after exiting the Pause Menu.
    Workaround: In the World Map menu, head to Flight Conditions then in click the Sensitivity button above the Search & Filters panel to display the device sensitivity options and adjust the position of your device's axes. We are currently investigating this issue and it will be fixed in an upcoming patch.



  • We are aware that some players are experiencing performance issues such as FPS drops, stuttering, or crashes. Please be assured that we are monitoring the situation and investigating the cause of each of these problems. Performance is one of our top priorities, and we have numerous optimization updates planned for the near future. We'll make sure to share more information in our development updates.



  • On rare occasions, Aircraft screens might not initialize correctly and appear black/blank upon loading a flight. Solution: Please restart the flight to fix the issue.
  • Throttle mapping reversed for the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog.
  • Certain Test Pilot liveries are missing. We are working on bringing them back as soon as possible.



  • ORBX London and Paris Landmarks Scenery (3rd party content) are currently conflicting with the World updates. This is actively being worked on, but in the meantime, we recommend disabling 3rd party scenery.



  • The Cessna Citation Longitude can be slightly below the glideslope as you get close to the airport
  • Once activated, the Switch to Mach units knob won’t return to knots on the Airbus A320neo.
  • VNAV can overshoot the climb speed. Disconnecting the AP after take-off and re-engaging it will limit the overshoot impact.
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i does not change pitch with VS wheel when Autopilot is enabled. The plane continually loses altitude causing it to crash after loading into the Attitudes & Instruments Training Flight.
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