SUPPORT

VFR

CURRENT VERSION: v1.0

HOW DO I GET UPDATES?

Redownload from your place of purchase to obtain the latest version.

Some stores such as SimMarket operate a customer notification system where you should receive an email to inform you that there has been an update.  There will also be forum posts on the official MSFS forums.

Stores are provided with the latest version simultaneously, but may take longer than others to update their systems.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE INCLUDED MANUAL?

The manual is included in your ZIP file along with installation instructions.

Orbx: After installation, click 'User Guide' on the product page in Orbx Central.

HOW DO I INSTALL VFR?

Installation is as simple as drag and drop:

1 - Unzip "VFR vXX.ZIP" and locate the "fsacademy-vfr" folder contained within.

2 - Drag & Drop “fsacademy-vfr” into your MSFS Community folder.

3 - Restart MSFS and the Missions will be in the Bush Trips Menu.

WHERE ARE THE MISSIONS IN-GAME?

The missions are found under Activities -> Bush Trips.

FINDING THE COMMUNITY FOLDER?

The location of your COMMUNITY folder depends on the store from which you purchased MSFS and whether you chose a custom installation location.

 

CUSTOM LOCATION

If you chose your own installation directory when you first installed MSFS, you should easily be able to locate the community folder.

For example: D:/Games/MSFS/Community

 

STEAM

If you purchased MSFS via Steam, your community folder is typically located here:

C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages\Community

 

 

MICROSOFT STORE or GAME PASS

If you purchased MSFS via the MS Store, your community folder is typically located here:

C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulatornumbersandletters\LocalCache\Packages

 

 

DEVELOPER MODE

If you are unable to locate you Community folder at the above typical locations, try the following to reveal your Community folder location:

1 - Enable Developer Mode in Options -> General -> Developer Mode ON

2 - In the new Developer menu that appears at the top of your screen, click Tools -> Virtual File System -> Watched Bases. 3 - See the Community folder location listed in the box.

 

  

 

SEARCH ONLINE

This Drag + Drop method of installation is identical to countless other addons for MSFS.

If you still cannot find your community folder after completing the above troubleshooting steps, consider searching online as there are many forum posts and guidance provided online.

 

 

MISSIONS DO NOT APPEAR IN GAME

Check your installation

Ensure you have unzipped VFR and put the "fsacademy-vfr" folder in your community folder.

Mod Conflict

You may have a conflict with another mod or package.

Please move all mods out of your community folder and only have "fsacademy-vfr" in there as a compatibility test.

You can then re-introduce mods one by one to see which is causing the issue.

For example, a 152X mod is known to have caused a conflict, causing the first 3 missions to be hidden, which use the C152.

Two Community Folders

Some installations may have created TWO community folders. If missions are missing, use the Developer Mode steps above to see which folder is used by MSFS and put "fsacademy-vfr" into that folder.

Uninstalled Aircraft

After MSFS updates, aircraft may become uninstalled without your knowledge, causing them to disappear in the aircraft select screen and hiding any missions that use that aircraft. Use the Content Manager within MSFS to reinstall missing aircraft.

Redownload

There have been rare cases where a downloaded ZIP had become corrupted, preventing the missions from appearing in game. Try to redownload from your place of purchase and try installation again.

ARE TRANSLATED VERSIONS AVAILABLE?

Currently only English voice and text guidance is available. 

 

FS Academy is a small independent studio which makes obtaining multiple voiceovers in various languages and professionally translated subtitles unfeasible for the time being.

NO VOICE OR TEXT GUIDANCE

Please ensure you have enabled Voice Sound and Subtitles within your MSFS settings.

You may have disabled this previously to silence ATC, for example.

The setting can be found under Settings -> General -> Accessibility

 

ISSUES AFTER UNPAUSING

There is currently a glitch with MSFS where the passage of time continues whilst a flight is paused.

Until this is addressed by the MSFS developers, please avoid pausing during a mission, except for the three Trips, which do not use time triggers and can be paused as you wish.

 

Some mission triggers are location activated, whilst others are time based. If the flight happens to be paused whilst awaiting a time activated trigger, dialog and instructions may be triggered silently in the background whilst the flight is paused, leading to missed instructions upon your return.

TRIPS - HOW DO I SET WEATHER/TIME/SEASON?

On the first leg of a bush trip, you have the opportunity to set the Weather, date, season, time etc with the weather icon in the toolbar. The settings you choose will persist for the remainder of that trip. To reset them you will need to delete your progress and restart the trip, using the below technique.

TRIPS - DELETING MY PROGRESS TO RESTART A TRIP?

To delete your progress and start a trip again, navigate to this standard path and delete the save files for that trip. Be careful to only delete the saves for the trips you intend to restart. This folder may need unhiding.

 

We recommend Pinning this location to your start menu for easy access:

C:/Users/NAME/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.FlightSimulator_LETTERS+NUMBERS/LocalState/MISSIONS/ACTIVITIES

TRIPS - AFTER LANDING THE LEG DOES NOT END

MSFS Bush Trip logic requires that you come to a full stop ON THE RUNWAY at the end of each leg.

I FLY FOR A LONG TIME WITH NO INSTRUCTIONS

If you find that a long period of many minutes go by during a lesson with no further instructions, or only an occasionally repeating reminder such as "Keep HDG 150", it is possible that an important mission step has been missed and you may need to restart the lesson to try again in order to progress.

 

It is not feasible to create triggers able to catch every conceivable error, so there will be occasions where an instruction has been missed or not satisfied within a reasonable time, causing you to fall through the net.

 

If this happens repeatedly, ensure you are listening to your instructor and reading the captions.

This guidance does not apply to the Trips included with VFR, as these are solo flights and do not have an instructor onboard.

ARE TRANSLATED VERSIONS AVAILABLE?

Currently only English voice and text guidance is available. 

 

FS Academy is a small independent studio which makes obtaining multiple voiceovers and manual versions in various languages and professionally translated subtitles unfeasible for the time being.

A PROBLEM THAT ISN'T LISTED HERE

Please get in touch and we will offer assistance: 

HELLO@FSACADEMY.CO.UK

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