MiGMan’s World Tour

Reviews of MiGMan’s World Tour for Microsoft Flight Simulator


Africa Visual Vol.1 by Bruce "Flying Singer" Irving

Although I've done some travel over the years, I've never been to Africa, and I am curious about it. I have read a bit and I know it's a huge continent with enormously diverse cultures and geography.

Beyond National Geographic and YouTube, and short of taking some real trips, Microsoft Flight Sim is a way to explore some aspects of this part of the world, but where to begin?
This "World Tour" series seems like a good starting point based on a few flights so far from Africa Visual Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.
I like that fact that I can fly any aircraft, with runways chosen to support even jets.

This allows me to quickly survey the route, and if I find some cool features, I can come back in a bush plane or in something with floats to have a closer look.
Although Africa has not received any world updates, the terrain, vegetation, and the autogen buildings are beautiful in many areas, and you can quickly start to get a feel for the geography.

I like that each flight plan is independent so I can explore where I like, using the illustrated briefings book as a guide. I've explored many other areas of the world in MSFS, but Africa is all new to me, and I really like it.
One thing I suggest is using one or more weather preset packs from flightsim.to or the great SoFly Weather Preset Pro to really mix up the weather (or use Live Weather if it's VFR-ish).

And don't forget to take pictures.
December 2021

Africa and Europe by Farhad

Good, Simple, Entertaining.
For VFR Flight in European countries and Africa, it is an indispensable tool.
Dec 2021

Antonio

Excellent flight plans for VFR trips. Very recomendable.
Dec 30th 2021

Africa and Europe by Bryan F.

Thank you so much for these wonderful VFR tours. I have purchased Europe 1 and 2, plus Africa 1 to 4.
You have taken so much care with the instructions and images, I just think it is fantastic.
Can’t wait for more of your flights. Do the whole world!
Best wishes for 2022.
Dec 2021

MiGMan’s World Tour by Michael Basler

Sightseeing has been a big part of the fun of flightsimming for me for more than 30 years now. Initially, I expected the MSFS Bush Trips would fit that need, but in view of their inflexibility (fixed plane, time, weather, hidden flight plan) combined with the numerous bugs (I found me prepared for VFR at midnight!) and usually lacking until nil documentation of the routes I lost interest in them (yes, I know there are a few tricks to handle some issues, but still).

This way I was curious when MiGMan’s World Tour hit my eyes. That’s basically flight plans for interesting spots of the world, which alone perhaps wouldn’t be worth mentioning. However, they come with comprehensive pdf documentation of every trip to prepare your flight, which you can read and see offline in advance, contrary to the Bush Trips Navlogs. During flight those docs can be referred to on a 2nd machine/tablet without cluttering the screen, that’s what I prefer, or using an in-game pdf viewer like Sky4Sim Pad.

However, they come with comprehensive pdf documentation of every trip to prepare your flight, which you can read and see offline in advance, contrary to the Bush Trips Navlogs. During flight those docs can be referred to on a 2nd machine/tablet without cluttering the screen, that’s what I prefer, or using an in-game pdf viewer like Sky4Sim Pad.

Besides, you’re not bound to that strict Radials/Timer Bush Trip navigation which of course IS VFR but at times draws your attention from enjoying POIs and stuff itself.
Dec 2021

Exploring Switzerland with MiGMan by Bruce "Flying Singer" Irving, January, 2022
LINK: Exploring Switzerland with MiGMan

Asia Visual Vol.1 by Bruce "Flying Singer" Irving, February, 2022

"Because Asia is so diverse, the variety of flight locations in this package is quite amazing.
It covers around two dozen countries, some with multiple flights. I've only tried a few flights so far, but there are some countries I barely know with amazing sights.

Places like Bhutan and the Kuril Islands are gorgeous. I'll probably never get to Afghanistan, but the flight plan out of Jalalabad shows it to be a beautiful place indeed.

Plus there are plenty of routes in the more familiar countries like China, Japan, India, and both Koreas. It's clear that a lot of thought went into choosing and defining these routes, which you can tell by just browsing the included 426 page book of detailed, illustrated briefings for every route.

There is so much to explore in Asia and this package is a great guide. "