Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XII New Zealand Released

See New Zealand in an all-new way thanks to the free update.

Posted: 24-Feb-2023 @ 01:16z
Updated: 23-Mar-2023 @ 21:26z
Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XII New Zealand Released

A brand new World Update for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available for all users as a free download. This time, New Zealand has been given the latest update with all new hand-crafted airports, improved image quality, missions, and more.

Using the latest geographical data and technology, the new World Update includes new satellite imagery, aerial photography, and digital elevation models.

Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update XII: New Zealand beckons all to experience the expansive beauty that the country has to offer, reproduced in stunning photo-realistic quality. The jewel of the southwestern Pacific, born of volcanic fire and hewn by the sea and sky, New Zealand is globally renowned for its breathtaking vistas from Aoraki/Mount Cook, the country’s highest mountain at 12,218 feet above sea level; to the Milford Sound, a spectacular fjord that novelist Rudyard Kipling called the eighth Wonder of the World; Auckland’s needle-like Sky Tower, one of the highest structures on the planet; and the Bay of Islands, a group of 144 islands and numerous small peninsulas and inlets. Experience the stunning vistas that unfold with each glance from the cockpit above New Zealand.

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World Update 12 New Zealand Hand Crafted Airports

A relatively large number of new hand-crafted airports are also a part of this new update. These include:

  • Gisborne Airport (NZGS)
  • Milford Sound Airport (NZMF)
  • Martins Bay Aerodrome (NZMJ)
  • Gorge River Airstrip (NZQE)
  • Rotorua Airport (NZRO)
  • Lake Tekapo Airport (NZTL)
  • Whangarei Airport (NZWR)
  • Westport Airport (NZWS)
  • Quintin Lodge Airstrip (T004)

World Update 12 New Zealand Triangulated Irregular Network Cities

A number of new Triangulated Irregular Network (TIN) cities have also been included. Discover the likes of Auckland, Nelson and Queenstown in stunning detail. Here is the full list:

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Hamilton
  • Nelson
  • Queenstown
  • Tauranga
  • Wellington

In addition to the cities and airports, a number of new missions are also part of this free update.

You will need to be on the latest version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (not the beta) and you will be able to find the new World Update in the Marketplace. This update is totally free of charge. To celebrate, there are a number of New Zealand-themed products on sale over on the Marketplace.

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