Saddle Sore achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Saddle Sore

Complete a flight of at least 8 hours with a propeller or turbo-prop aircraft.

Saddle Sore+161.4
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How to unlock the Saddle Sore achievement

  • Erico360Erico360239,790
    23 Aug 2020 23 Aug 2020 23 Aug 2020
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    Achievement is bugged but this is how to unlock it until they fixed it:

    Fly LFBD to KSEA in a Cessna Citation CJ4 (over 8 hours).

    So I first tried it with the TBM 930 but didn't unlock the achievement. I then tried with the king air but that also wouldn't work.

    I messaged one of the guys on this website who unlocked the achievement (cmlj 7) and he told me the achievement popped when completing a flight from LFBD to KSEA in a Cessna Citation CJ4(Frequent Flyer Miles achievement). I just tried it and it worked! it gave me both achievements.

    So fly LFBD to KSEA in a Cessna Citation CJ4 (over 8 hours) and the achievement should pop!

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    VOODOO85Playing on Xbox, i did my frequent flyer flight earlier today in the CJ4 which was well over 8 hours but this didn't pop on landing like the Frequent Flyer achievement did. Looks like i'll have to do another flight
    Posted by VOODOO85 yesterday at 12:03
    imaidiot19@Voodoo, same for me. I left it overnight, and got frequent flyer in a cessna citation cj4, and got flights of fancy, but saddle sore didn't pop. sad face.
    Posted by imaidiot19 yesterday at 16:14
    SILVAF0XXWish I’d read some of these earlier but for me also citation does not work for saddle sore.

    I left mine on co-pilot and the reason I think it often crashes on landing is the altitude gets bugged out.

    After all that flying I had to bail out of his attempt as when nearly at the runway as it said “500 feet” for the warning I could see my altimeter read 900+ feet!

    I successfully adjusted and circled for another ILS landing but only got my frequent flyer achievement 😩
    Posted by SILVAF0XX today at 01:01
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  • Fuzzmeister JFuzzmeister J721,186
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    DO NOT use sim time at all for this achievement!! It will void your progress.

    This seems to no longer work with the CJ4. I'm sure it did on PC before the recent updates, but now that the game is running on Xbox this no long works on Xbox or PC. It must be a propeller or turbo-prop aircraft. I tried multiple times to get the Frequent Flyer Miles achievement and it took about 15 hours with the CJ4. You can use sim time on that flight and get it over with, but DO NOT use sim time at all for this achievement!! "Frequent Flyer Miles" can be sped up, but not this one.

    I flew CYHZ to LFPG with the Daher TBM 930 and it took about 8.5 hours. The AI landed the plane in a small pond and continued to the edge of the runway, but it still counted. I chose a gate for both airports just in case that is needed. (Image #1 below)

    I used the AI pilot the whole time. On Xbox, click the left stick to bring up a cursor or use a mouse. In the toolbar at the top of the screen is a pilot head icon that says "Flight Assistant". Turn on AI Piloting and use all assists in the options menu. (Image #2 below)

    When you start the flight, the plane will be off. Even with assists, I had to turn it on. Click on the Checklist in the toolbar and the categories for "Before Engine Start" and "Engine Start" will need to gone through. The bottom of those checklists will have an autocomplete option. (Image #3 below)

    Once the plane is started, the AI will start to taxi the plane and the flight will start. Check back in 8.5 hours for your achievement!

    You can go with just about any two destinations that show the flight time of 8+ hours, but I want all the star airports and needed LFPG. The TBM 930 is the fastest plane you can use, but 8 hours is 8 hours. The plane does not matter. This plane will take 8 hours for the flight path I used. A slow plane will take a lot longer, so pick two that show a total time of 8 hours.

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