Welcome to the MSFS Gateway
Microsoft (MS) have ceased producing Flight Simulator (FS), but DVDs may still be found at some outlets.
An enhanced FSX is available on Steam, the gaming platform, and Lockheed Martin have developed Prepar3D.
FSX and P3D are well supported by numerous commercial and freeware developers and many user groups, world-wide.

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FSX - Steam Edition (FSX-SE) Microsoft Flight Simulator X Steam Edition has updated multiplayer and Windows 8.1 support. Developed by Dovetail Games. A new Steam version/product is in the process of being developed. FSX Steam Edition
FSX-SE Community Read articles, lesson and tips from the FSX-SE user community on the Steam web site. Steam FSX Community
Prepar3D is the new flight/sea/land simulation platform by Lockheed Martin that extends development of the Microsoft ESP used in FSX with many improvements and greater stability while maintaining backward compatibility. Wikipedia. Migration tool.
Prear3D Forums Official Lockheed Martin P3D support and discussion forums for P3D. They include specific forums for issues with Installation, Main Application, Multiplayer, Hardware, SimConnect, Development, Screenshots and more. Prepar3d Forums
 Prepar3D Learning Centre and SDK Access the official Prepar3D Learning Center and SDK here. Learning Center offers users helpful information on aircraft, controls, navigations, missions, views etc. SDK sets out parameters for developers and describes use of built-in utilities and plug-ins. Prepar3d SDK
Popular Sites
Excellent flight sim blog by D'André Newman. News, reviews, comics, interviews and other related material on PC flight simulation from developers and publishers around the world. Plenty of comments and screenshots. Also on Facebook. Pre-2014 Archive
Avsim A huge and popular flight sim portal with thousands of downloads for current and earlier versions of MSFS and other flight sims. News, reviews and many active forums. Totally free. Donations welcome.
FlightSim Central A new flight sim news site. News, reviews and other flight simulation material from developers and publishers around the world. Currently in beta mode with more features promised as the site develops. Flightsim Central
The original. A huge flight simulator archive with well over 100,000 files covering all version of MSFS. Fast downloads, latest news, reviews & active forums. Subscription option gives assured entry and even faster downloads, otherwise free. Recommended.
Fly Away Simulation Flight simulation news and reviews, downloads, forums, FAQs, navigation tutorials, screenshots and links. Completely free FSX, FS9 and X-Plane download libraries and active forums. An optional monthly or yearly subscription gives faster downloads.
 Flusinews.de German language on-line flightsim magazine largely staffed by a group of young volunteers. They carry news, reviews of freeware and payware, articles and videos. Also forum and links. Flusinews.de
FSDeveloper Community portal for add-on developers to provide a friendly place where you can discuss your design problems or ideas, whether a commercial or freeware designer, newbie or expert. Covers aircraft, scenery and FSX's missions and SimConnect.
FS Freeware.
Freeware aircraft, scenery and tools downloads for FS2004 and FSX. Also downloads for Prepar3D and Flight Gear.
 FSXinsder Basic FSX Steam Edition info from Dovetail Games who acquired licenses from Microsoft to develop FSX for a future release, and to develop it for Steam. Dovetail Games is a trading name of RailSimulator.com. FSX-SE news, information, shop, FAQ. FSXinsider
 Google+ Communities A selection... Frooglesim Microsoft Flight Simulator - FSX Flight Simulator Hangout Community Microsoft Flight Simulator X FSX 模擬飛行論壇 Flight Simulator Flightsim Addicts Flight Simulator Network • There are others...
Hovercontrol Aimed at increasing the unity between the helicopter enthusiasts using MSFS. Offers forums, pilot training, excellent helicopter-related file downloads, screenshot galleries, etc.
SimFlight English portal of a large network of useful international sites (France, Spain, Russia, Germany, Poland, Japan etc. each in their own language). Has up-to-date FS news, reviews, a large number of general and product forums, links and an on-line shop. SimFlight
Simviation Gigabyts of quality freeware add-ons nicely organised by type. Includes aircraft, panels, scenery & help with installing them, news, reviews, VA message board. Optional paid subscription members have faster access and faster downloads.
SurClaro Flight Simulations Large, long established flight simming resource offering thousands of freeware and shareware downloads (free registration required), forums, chat rooms and screenshots. Also has an on-line shop.
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