All Confirmed Features in the Global Update and Global Questions Answered
Lastest Update: The upcoming ‘Global Flight’ update has just entered the beta stage of testing.
This thread is to be used as a reference for people who are looking to discover every confirmed feature coming in the upcoming Global Flight update.
If you have or had a question about the update on your mind, then you’ve come to the right place!
NOTE: All information below is everything we currently know about the update, and all information is relevant to Global Flight, and nothing else.
Confirmed features and enhancements:
Questions and Answers:
Q: Will Global be free?
Q: How much will Global cost?
A: A pricing model has not been announced. It will, however, be announced prior to release.
Q: Will Global be included with a Live+ subscription?
A: Not known at the moment.
Q: When is it coming?
A: No date set at this point.
Q: Will you be able to shut down your engines mid-flight?
Q: Will we have engine failures?
A: There is a 99.99% chance that we will not have engine failures.
Q: Can I start my engines individually?
Q: Will Dubai be included?
A: Global means you will be able to fly in every airport in the world. So yes, Dubai, Dallas Fort Worth, Tokyo Narita, whatever airport or region you can think of, it’s coming in Global.
Q: Is the DC-10/MD-11 coming with Global?
A: No. The DC-10 and the MD-11 will be released after the “global” update.
Q: Will I be able to fly infinitely in a Cessna 172?
A: No. Fuel burn calculations for every aircraft are accurate.
Q:Will I have to communicate with ATC my whole flight?
A: Center will be removed in global V1 - so no, only during departure and arrival.
Q: Will Global be in Solo mode too?
Q: If I didn’t pay for a Global subscription, will I still have the new terrain?
A: Yes, this update replaces the current terrain and everything else we have now. The only difference is, you will be still limited to regions.
Q: Are there any new planes coming with Global?
A: From what we currently know, no new planes will be released with this update.
Q: Will there be sloped runways?
A: No. This will possibly be a introduced in later updates.
Q: Will we have dynamic weather such as rain and snow in the update?
A: No. We will have fog and dynamic winds, though.
Q: Will Laura make me a beta tester?
A: That depends. What have you contributed to this community/simulator? If you can find an Alpha tester who will recommend you, then go for it. If you’re not relevant to anyone, then don’t even think about it.
Q: Is there a time lapse feature so I can fly YSSY to KLAX in 30 minutes?
A: No, if you don’t want to fly for 8 hours then don’t fly that route, or leave it while you do something else.
Q:What will happen to regions?
A: For those without a global subscription, they will have all features of global except the whole globe. The regions will be new terrain and the same areas, but potentially slightly larger than currently. They will still require a WiFi or cellular connection to stream the terrain. Confirmed here
Q: How much space will this update take up on my phone/tablet?
A: Spacing issues have not been discussed.
Q: Will Laura answer my PM?
A: Depends on what you said.
Q: Can I get a coupon for Global?
A: This isn’t ShopRite.
Q: What areas will include the high res (15m) satellite imagery?
- Canada (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia)
- East Europe/West Russia
- Thailand (90%)
- Australia and New Zealand
- Contiguous United States 48 states (CONUS)
- Alaska Mainland and Hawaiian Islands, US
- Western Europe and surrounding area (33 countries)
- Japan, Taiwan, North and South Korea
- Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Western Sahara
- Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan
- Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain Kuwait, UAE)
- Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti
Q: What about the other areas?
A: “Very low quality at the moment (500m/pixel, looks very blurry) but the topography (elevations) is accurate (between -60 latitude and +60 latitude) and will still have airports to explore.” (Source)
Q: What servers will there be?
A: There will be Servers for Global Users and Region Users. There will be the same type of servers. (Casual, Training Server 1, Expert)
If you have any more questions (that are NOT answered already), feel free to ask a Regular (TL3) or a Moderator in a PM. They will answer your question and add it in here for you.