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Missions are task-oriented flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator X listed under the "Missions" tab. They create different scenarios for the user to take part in using a variety of aircraft and flight conditions. Missions include unique dialogue and objectives (sometimes decision based) that the user needs to complete in order to achieve success and award them with Rewards for completing these objectives. The Steam Edition of the game includes 88 missions.

List of Missions in Microsoft Flight Simulator X[]

Name Category Skill Level Description
Tutorial 1: First Takeoff Tutorial Beginner Learn the basics, then take off...and land!
Tutorial 2: Basics of Flight Tutorial Beginner Fly an ultralight through a marked course.
Tutorial 3: Finding Your Way Tutorial Beginner Learn to navigate using the Mission Compass and the Mission Pointer as you fly to three hot air balloons.
Tutorial 4: Ground Operations Tutorial Beginner Learn to taxi like a pro in three different airplanes!
Tutorial 5: Approaching the Airport Tutorial Beginner Learn how to approach an airport for landing.
Tutorial 6: Introduction to Mountain Flying Tutorial Beginner Learn to take off from and land at short mountain airstrips.
Tutorial 7: Introduction to Soaring Tutorial Beginner Learn to fly a glider over the mountains west of Minden, Nevada.
Tutorial 8: Transitioning to Jets Tutorial Beginner Learn the basics of flying a jet aircraft in a short trip across Scotland.
Tutorial 9: Helicopter Basics Tutorial Beginner Learn the basics of helicopter flight by flying through nine gates.
Tutorial 10: Helicopter Takeoff and Landing Tutorial Beginner Refine your helicopter skills by learning to take off and land.
Executive Tour Pilot for Hire Beginner Fly the Secretary of Defense around Edwards Airbase.
Resort Supply Pilot for Hire Beginner Fly apples to a resort near Methow Valley State Airport (S52), and then fly another load to Lost River Resort (W12). After delivering the apples, recover an abandoned aircraft at Stehekin State Airport (6S9).
Sitka Approach The Good Life Beginner Enjoy a leisurely VFR approach to Sitka, Alaska over some stunning terrain.
Midwest Fly-in Just for Fun Beginner Take a friend to the fly-in at Eagle Creek Airpark near Indianapolis, Indiana.
Hawaiian Checkout The Good Life Beginner Enjoy the scenery and your instructor's local knowledge on a checkout flight from Molokai to Maui.
San Juan Island Run Backcountry Beginner Make a typical Kenmore Air floatplane run from Kenmore, to Seattle's Lake Union, to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands.
Flour Power Challenges Beginner Hit as many targets with flour bombs as possible before time runs out. Get more flour bombs by landing on an aircraft carrier!
Telluride Landing Pilot for Hire Beginner Fly the challenging visual approach to the Telluride Airport in the mountains of Colorado.
Rome-Naples Airline Run Airline Pilot Beginner Fly an Airbus A321 down the west coast of Italy from Rome to Naples.
Swedish Championship Soaring Course Just for Fun Beginner Make your way around a real-world championship soaring course near Eskilstuna, Sweden.
Secret Shuttle Pilot for Hire Beginner Shuttle government workers to a secret air base in "Area 51."
Game Park Patrol Backcountry Beginner Help rangers find a missing elephant in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.
Tutorial 11: Helicopter Maneuvers 1 Tutorial Intermediate Continue to challenge yourself by flying a helicopter through 10 gates, and then landing on a moving aircraft carrier!
Corkscrew Military Intermediate Practice making a tactical approach into Edwards Air Force Base.
Reno Air Racing Tutorial Racing Intermediate Welcome to Pylon Racing School. This is where you learn how to make turns at high speed and low altitude, all in pursuit of racing glory.
Reno Air Racing Practice Racing Intermediate Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Kwazulu Rhino Rescue Pilot for Hire Intermediate An urgent call comes in from park rangers who have found a juvenile rhinoceros that has been injured by poachers. Time is of the essence if the rhino is to be saved.
Missing Coworker Emergency Intermediate The new pilot may be a risk-taker, but now is not the time to judge him. He's missing somewhere in the Cascade Mountains and it's your job to find him.
Rocket Launch Air Cover Military Intermediate You're cleared to take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier in your F/A-18. Circle the launch facility, maintaining a five-mile radius patrol, ready to intercept any airborne security threats.
Red Bull Practice-Istanbul Racing Intermediate Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Practice-Longleat Racing Intermediate Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Practice-Tempelhof Racing Intermediate Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Down Under Challenges Intermediate Fly through as many floating targets as you can in a race against the clock, and then land at Kingsford Smith International Airport in Sydney.
High Altitude Intercept Test Pilot Intermediate A UFO has been detected in the deserts near Edwards AFB and Area 51. You are assigned a secret mission to intercept one of the UFOs and maintain proximity long enough to interrogate their systems and inject a virus code.
Vomit Comet Test Pilot Intermediate The 'Vomit Comet' is the nickname for a jet that flies parabolic arcs to simulate brief periods of zero gravity. Today you're taking a group of passengers for some zero-G fun.
Customs Intercept Law Enforcement Intermediate Intercept a plane which looks to be carrying contraband.
Carrier Tutorial Tutorial Intermediate Learn how to launch from an aircraft carrier catapult, fly a pattern, and return to land on the carrier deck.
Austrian Alpine Soaring Course Just for Fun Intermediate Fly a challenging real-world soaring course in Austria.
Caribbean Landing Airline Pilot Intermediate Fly a visual approach to the tropical island of St. Martin.
Paris Airshow Demonstration Flight Pilot for Hire Intermediate Demo an Airbus A321 at the Paris Air Show.
Flying Blind Across the Channel The Good Life Intermediate Join a friend for an instrument flight across the English Channel.
Swiss Outing The Good Life Intermediate Join a friend on a scenic flight to Interlaken, Switzerland.
Innsbruck Approach The Good Life Intermediate Fly one of the most challenging instrument approaches in the world: the Localizer DME West approach into Innsbruck, Austria.
Aleutian Cargo Run Backcountry Intermediate Fight the weather as you fly cargo from Umnak Island along the Aleutian chain to Dutch Harbor.
Loopy Larry Challenges Intermediate Try a stunt landing on a moving bus.
Amazon Trek Backcountry Intermediate Transport supplies from an archaeological base camp in the Peruvian lowlands to a remote village.
Tokyo Executive Transport Pilot for Hire Intermediate Pick up passengers from a roof-top heliport in Shiodome, and take them to a waiting executive jet at Tokyo Narita International Airport.
Jet City Challenges Intermediate Take off, fly through as many floating targets as you can before time runs out, then return to Boeing Field and land.
Denali Base Camp Charter Backcountry Intermediate Fly supplies to mountain climbers at Denali Base Camp.
Tutorial 12: Helicopter Maneuvers 2 Tutorial Advanced The ultimate test of helicopter-flying skill: fly through a challenging vertical course and then land on a moving yacht!
Mt. St. Helens Evacuation Emergency Advanced Dispatch radios that a group of geologists are stranded in the Mt St Helens crater with a disabled helicopter. The mountain has been venting steam for several days and could erupt at any time.
Lost in the Triangle Emergency Advanced Find the missing company yacht off the coast of Florida and drop a supply pod.
Carrier Practice Military Advanced If you've already trained in the F/A-18 in the Carrier Tutorial mission, this is your chance to practice those skills and really earn your wings.
Sugarloaf Repair Pilot for Hire Advanced A very large, very heavy pulley needs to be lifted from the base of Sugarloaf to the summit. Work with the maintenance crew to get a new pulley in place.
Jet Truck Drag Race Challenges Advanced Take off and fly in an airshow act at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh. Race down the runway against a jet-powered truck and Patty Wagstaff in her Extra 300S!
Red Bull Practice-Longleat Racing Advanced Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Practice-Tempelhof Racing Advanced Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Practice-Istanbul Racing Advanced Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Keys Kayakers Emergency Advanced Instead of your usual work, supporting oil drilling operations by moving freight and personnel to offshore rigs, the boss asked you to give a tour of the Florida Keys to some visitors.
Civil Air Patrol Search Emergency Advanced Find a missing aircraft presumed crashed in the Idaho wilderness.
Search and Recovery Pilot for Hire Advanced Locate a vintage B-58 in the desert near Edwards Air Force Base, then recover the airplane via helicopter sling.
Payload Recovery Military Advanced An aborted rocket launch had the unfortunate consequence of dropping the rocket payload in the ocean. Transport the payload back to the carrier.
Amsterdam-London Airline Run Airline Pilot Advanced Take a Boeing 737-800 full of passengers on a scheduled airline flight from Amsterdam to London.
Whiteout Backcountry Advanced Take some ice fisherman to Trout Lake, then return to Portand (KPDX).
Africa Relief Backcountry Advanced Fly food and supplies to small villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Coast Guard Transport Military Advanced Transport a United States Coast Guard helicopter from Key West Naval Air Station to your home base in Opa Locka Florida.
Quito Approach Airline Pilot Advanced Fly a challenging high-altitude approach and landing at Quito, Ecuador.
Foul Weather Water Rescue Emergency Advanced Search for a missing sailboat in the Tasman Sea near Auckland, New Zealand.
Catalina Day Spa Pilot for Hire Advanced Fly to Santa Monica to bring a movie star out to the spa for the day.
Slingload Tutorial Tutorial Advanced Learn to pick up and place objects while flying the AgustaWestland EH101.
Limited Options Airline Pilot Advanced It's the ultimate test of skill as you face unexpected circumstances high above the Indian Ocean in a 737-800.
Avalanche Rescue Emergency Advanced Assist avalanche prevention crews. Lift off from their camp and transport them to an avalanche risk area. Watch as the crews detonate explosive charges, triggering small, preventive avalanches.
Antenna Package Military Advanced The orders have been issued but you haven't seen them—and you won't. This is a classified mission. All you need to know is where to pick up the package and where to drop it off.
Monsoon Approach Airline Pilot Expert Fly a fully loaded 747-400 down the ILS to Singapore's Changi Airport in a monsoon.
747 Test Flight Pilot for Hire Expert Conduct a test flight in a retired Boeing 747-400 recently reclaimed from storage.
Dutch Harbor Approach Pilot for Hire Expert Fly the NDB-A approach into Dutch Harbor in deteriorating weather conditions.
Yakutat Mail Run Pilot for Hire Expert Haul a load of mail over the mountains from Canada to Yakutat, Alaska. Try to get in before a big snow storm arrives.
Oil Rig Transport Pilot for Hire Expert Transport a safety inspector to an oil rig in the North Sea.
Baltic Sea Rescue Emergency Expert It's up to you to rescue the crew of the Dagmar, a sinking fishing vessel about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Trelleborg.
Red Bull Time Trial Challenges Expert Fly a challenging Red Bull race course to try out for the team.
Carrier Landing IMC Military Expert Bring all your training to bear and land your Hornet on the aircraft carrier in instrument meteorological conditions—with no navigation instruments.
Red Bull Practice-Longleat Racing Expert Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Practice-Tempelhof Racing Expert Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Practice-Istanbul Racing Expert Fly single-player against a computer opponent to practice this course for multiplayer racing. When you can beat the computer opponent, you’re ready for online competition.
Red Bull Time Trial (without arrows) Challenges Expert Fly a challenging Red Bull race course to try out for the team. In this more realistic version of the mission, there are no arrows or gate numbers to assist you.
Red Bull Air Race Longleat 2006 Racing Expert This expert-level mission matches you against a computer opponent on the course that was used in the real-world Red Bull race at Longleat in 2006.
Red Bull Air Race Istanbul 2006 Racing Expert This expert-level mission matches you against a computer opponent on the course that was used in the real-world Red Bull race at Istanbul in 2006.
Red Bull Air Race Tempelhof 2006 Racing Expert This expert-level mission matches you against a computer opponent on the course that was used in the real-world Red Bull race at Tempelhof in 2006.

Trivia[]

  • There are some inconsistencies between the skill level shown on the Missions tab and the Briefing for a couple of missions.
    • Tutorial 11: Helicopter Maneuvers 1 and Austrian Alpine Soaring Course are shown as Intermediate on the Missions tab but as Beginner on the Briefing.
    • Tutorial 12: Helicopter Maneuvers 2 is shown as Advanced on the Missions tab but as Beginner on the Briefing.
    • Jet Truck Drag Race, Keys Kayakers, Payload Recovery, Whiteout and Slingload Tutorial are shown as Advanced on the Missions tab but as Intermediate on the Briefing.
  • Loopy Larry is the only mission that doesn't show a time estimate in its description even though the Briefing shows an estimate of 15 minutes.
  • Red Bull Time Trial (without arrows) is named "Red Bull Time Trial 2" on the Briefing
  • "2006" is removed from the name of the Red Bull Air Races on the Briefing.
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