Landmarks the Spot achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator (Win 10)

Landmarks the Spot

Use the Smart Cam to view 100 star landmarks, from a distance of 550 yards or less.

Landmarks the Spot-21.2
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How to unlock the Landmarks the Spot achievement

  • ToastBubblesToastBubbles280,536
    29 Aug 2020 29 Aug 2020 17 Sep 2020
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    For this achievement, you need to view 100 different landmarks from 550 yards or less for at least 3 seconds. I normally wait until I am 0.3 NM away to start using smart view. Despite the achievement description, they do not need to be star locations on the map.

    Also something to note: if you are in an area with multiple landmarks that are very close to each other, when you use smart view on one, it will count all landmarks (within 550yds) after viewing the first one for 3 seconds (or at least it did for me). I would suggest that you open up the gamebar (Windows key + G) and pin the achievement tracker so that you can actively see when progress increases.

    You don't have to depart an airport, so you can spawn from any point on the map, and you can slew (Y key I believe) in between landmarks. However I would avoid altering sim rate since you have to view for 3 sec.

    Here is a [not all inclusive] list of what airports (by ICAO) that have landmarks near them. (I will be using abbreviated directions, ie: East North East will be ENE, which, if you're unfamiliar with compass directions, means that it is half way between East and North East)

    HEBF - Egypt - has 11, Just go north from the airport and you should find them all.
    ZBBB - Beijing - 9 are located going North, then circling to the East
    LFPZ - Paris - 8 are located ENE
    VHHH - Hong Kong - 8 E
    OMDB - Dubai - 7
    ZSSS - Shanghai - 7 ENE
    EGLC - London - 6 W
    VMMC - Macao - 6 NW
    RJTT - Tokyo - 5 NNE
    WSSI - 5 NE
    LTBA - 4 ENE
    KEWR - NY - 4 E
    RCSS - 3
    WMKF - 3
    OE49 - 2 W
    EHAM - 2 N
    EPBC - 2 SE

    LFOD has 4 going ENE, with LFOQ being a middle point, but you might miss some, just follow the river.

    The following have 1:

    LGAT N
    LGPZ SE
    OMAA W
    EGKA E
    EITU SW
    EBBR W
    EDDK NW
    EDGD SE
    LOWS E
    LQMO SE
    LRBS SSW
    Z14D 1 NE 1 SW
    OPRN NNW
    VIAR SE
    VIDP E
    VIAG E
    VARN E
    VYBG WSW
    VVGL WSW

    Some of these may be far away, but this is what I used to get it, so good luck!
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    erod550One flight with skew? Or actually flying? Did you just pause the game while you slept cause it seems like actually flying all the way across the entire continents of Europe and Asia would take forever.
    Posted by erod550 on 30 Aug 20 at 22:54
    ToastBubblesOne flight with slew, I wouldn't worry too much, the update should be soon.
    Posted by ToastBubbles on 31 Aug 20 at 03:42
    jrod39ToastBubbles, I'm going to follow your advice and wait on this one but ... honestly mate you're a hero for having done this.
    Posted by jrod39 on 01 Sep 20 at 16:02
    meochan913Have anyone tried out the teleport feature in developer mode to see if it will count?
    Posted by meochan913 on 03 Sep 20 at 23:45
    DanHill87You can't teleport seems to stop tracking untill you back out the main menu, and load back into another area
    Posted by DanHill87 on 05 Sep 20 at 13:27
    Noel3679Thanks bro!
    Posted by Noel3679 on 18 Sep 20 at 06:36
    erod550MPMG in Panama has 6 just to the E.
    Posted by erod550 on 20 Sep 20 at 19:04
    Almighty ZingWith the Japan update Tokyo now has 12. There are 2 to the west, 1 straight south, and another 9 to the NNE
    Posted by Almighty Zing on 18 Oct 20 at 01:46
    WhoIsJohn117Anyone getting any movement on this after the latest updates? Looks like it's been over a month since someone has gotten the Achievement. I started working on this again, but the tracker isn't moving.
    Posted by WhoIsJohn117 on 30 Mar at 17:12
    WhoIsJohn117Update on this: apparently something reset my progress at some point. Both this and the 25 landmarks one started counting again, and I got the 25 landmark one to pop.
    Posted by WhoIsJohn117 on 08 Apr at 22:03
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