How to Change the Default Flight With FSX

Updated July 19, 2017

It can take a great deal of time to create a slight in Microsoft Flight Simulator X. After the time that you spend selecting an aircraft, the desired weather conditions and airports and creating a flight plan, you may not want to repeat the work until you are tired of that flight and ready to try a new one. After you create a flight in Flight Simulator X, set it as your default flight to avoid doing the work again.

Launch Flight Simulator X from the desktop or Start menu shortcut, then click the "Free Flight" option on the left side of the main menu.

Click the "Change" button under "Current Aircraft," then click the aircraft that you want to fly, and click "OK."

Click the "Change" button under "Current Location." Click the airport that you want to use as your home airport, then click "OK."

Click the "Change" button under "Current Weather." Click the weather condition that you would like to fly in, and click "OK."

Click the "Change" button under "Current Time and Season." Select the desired date of your flight, then click "OK."

Click the "Flight Planner" button. Click the "Select" button next to "Choose Departure Location," and select the airport that you would like to take off from for this flight. Click "OK" and repeat the process with the "Select" button next to "Choose Destination."

Click the "Find Route" button to generate a flight plan between the two selected airports, and click "OK."

Click the "Save" button, and click "Yes" to move your aeroplane to the departure airport if it is different from the one that you selected in step three.

Click the "Save" button.

Type the desired name for the flight that you created in the "Flight Title" field.

Click the "Make this the default flight" check box.

Click "OK."

Click "Fly Now" to begin your flight.


If you have already created the flight that you want to use as your default, click the "Load" button on the Flight Simulator X main menu, click the flight that you want to load, click "Make this the default flight" and then click "Fly Now."

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