Jack of All Planes achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator (Win 10)

Jack of All Planes

Complete a 300+ mile flight with every aircraft in the standard edition of Flight Simulator.

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How to unlock the Jack of All Planes achievement

  • erod550erod5501,212,577
    17 Sep 2020 28 Aug 2020 17 Sep 2020
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    ***This has been fixed!***

    A reliable 300+ mile flight I have been using is KPAM to KMLB across Florida. Pick IFR low altitude (high altitude is fine for the Airliners) underneath the plane selection on the World Map and it comes out to just over 300 miles. Takes 2-3 hours for most planes, less for the airliners and jet. Once you start your flight, you can bring up the AI Control menu and turn on Control Aircraft and the co-pilot will fly the whole thing from takeoff to landing while you do other things. If you also modify the weather to be night and raining, you can make progress on all 3 of these other achievements while working on this one.

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    There's also a bit of taxiing at the end of the flight which will make small progress toward
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    The 747 on this flight did struggle with the landing and landed in a neighborhood instead of the runway, but my tracker still went up and this achievement (which you will unlock along the way to this one) popped upon landing on some houses, so it still counts.
    Microsoft Flight Simulator (Win 10)Flights of Fancyerod550The Flights of Fancy achievement in Microsoft Flight Simulator (Win 10) worth 144 pointsComplete flights of at least 300 miles using a prop, jet and airliner.


    Additional note: On a couple flights I used the Sim Rate Increase feature to finish them faster and tracker did not go up after those flights. I cannot verify for 100% certain that the Sim Rate Increase function disables achievement progress, but I have stopped using it and the tracker has resumed incrementing after every flight.

    There are 20 aircraft in the standard edition. I suggest copying down the list and marking them off as you complete them. You should also verify in your Pilot Profile that the achievement tracker went up by 5% after you complete each flight because there is no other indicator of progress to tell you which planes you have finished and which you still have to do. Update: meochan913 suggests checking your flight log in your Pilot Profile to try to help figure out which plane you missed if you feel like you've done them all. Make sure all planes have a lengthy flight with a takeoff and landing registered. You can't see the actual distance but if it was only a 30 minute flight or something it's not going to have been 300 miles.

    Turboprop
    Daher TBM 930
    Textron Aviation Beechcraft King Air 350i
    Textron Aviation Cessna 208 B Grand Caravan EX

    Airliner
    Airbus A320neo
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

    Jet
    Textron Aviation Cessna Citation CJ4

    Propeller
    Aviat Pitts Special S2S
    Cub Crafter X Cub
    Diamond Aircraft DA40NG
    Diamond Aircraft DA62
    Extra EXTRA 330LT
    Flight Design Flight Design CTSL
    ICON A5
    JMB Aircraft VL-3
    Robin Cap10
    Robin DR400/100 Cadet
    Textron Aviation Beechcraft Bonanza G36
    Textron Aviation Cessna 152
    Textron Aviation Cessna 172 Skyhawk (G1000)
    Zlin Aviation Savage Cub

    Additional note: if you have any of the Community Liveries installed, several people have reported them preventing progress on this achievement. So if you're sure you're meeting the requirements and the tracker isn't going up, uninstall those and try again.
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    St Helens RLFCTwice ice tried to do Daher TBM 930 and it never counted, even carried on for another 30mins with the tracker on, an it never went up 5% =(
    Posted by St Helens RLFC on 27 Sep 20 at 14:01
    erod550Did you land? Pretty sure you have to complete a takeoff and landing for it to count.
    Posted by erod550 on 28 Sep 20 at 01:08
    St Helens RLFCYes I took off and landed on both occasions =(

    The first plane I did, I didn't even land or take off, I just flew and it went to 5% which is strange - that was using "Textron Aviation Beechcraft King Air 350i"
    Posted by St Helens RLFC on 28 Sep 20 at 01:31
    Ben L0nd0nThis achievement has become an even bigger pain than it already was with the broken AI pilot since the latest patch. Has anyone got a confirmed route where the co-pilot actually does their job? It certainly doesn't work with the KPAM-KMLB route. thanks
    Posted by Ben L0nd0n on 13 Oct 20 at 15:02
    Ben L0nd0nLatest update downloaded and unfortunately the AI pilot still doesn't follow the low-altitude IFR flight path (KPAM-KMLB route). He does seem to maintain altitude and is able to taxi but other than that just flies straight. :(
    Posted by Ben L0nd0n on 13 Oct 20 at 15:48
    erod550Yea I've found the AI co-pilot doesn't work in the Tour of Japan mode either. I had to manually use auto-pilot to fly that route because they would fly to a couple points but then just fly straight past one of them and never turn unless I intervened. Hopefully it gets fixed soon or that someone can give advice on a route that works with the current patch.
    Posted by erod550 on 14 Oct 20 at 05:01
    Ben L0nd0nFinally unlocked this achievement after repeating a 300+ mile flight with the Beechcraft King Air 350i. The Tour of Japan flight I had on the log for this machine previously had NOT counted!!
    Posted by Ben L0nd0n on 20 Nov 20 at 15:15
    ImpicMushroomi have flown every single standard edition plane now, some multiple times just to make sure. ive checked every flight log entry to make sure they were all above 300nm, and yet im stuck on 95%. was wondering if the majority of players who completed this actually had the deluxe or premium edition? I know its not a demand of the achievement, just wondering if its a glitch and requires you to own it.
    Posted by ImpicMushroom on 20 Jan at 18:18
    JappeI have the Deluxe version
    Posted by Jappe on 20 Jan at 18:19
    Catching ZZZsJust completed this and can confirm you can do it with the standard Game Pass edition now. smile
    Posted by Catching ZZZs on 05 Mar at 20:01
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