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Aerofly FS Multi-Platform

Aerofly FS Flight Simulator is available for purchase for Windows PC, Mac OS, Linux, Android and iOS.

The desktop versions provide the full experience for users with a tower pc or laptop on regular 2D monitors as well as in Virtual Reality (VR). Ideal for flying the Aerofly FS Flight Simulator from home. We recommend getting at least a basic joystick or game controller but you can also fly with the keyboard.

Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator Trailer on YouTube

The mobile versions offer near identical aircraft functionality but due to the storage limitations the included scenery region is smaller and the aerial images cannot have the same high resolution. However the mobile version is still quite pretty and very enjoyable and it's the ideal companion for when you are on the move or when you don't want to invest into a tower PC or laptop. The aircraft are controlled by either tilting the device or by using an on-screen stick. You can also connect game a controller to your tablet and fly around with that.

Aerofly FS 2020 Flight Simulator Trailer on YouTube

Aerofly FS 2 - Desktop

For Windows PC we offer three different versions

For Mac OS we now have two versions of Aerofly FS 2

Whether you purchase Aerofly FS 2 from Steam, Aerosoft, or the Mac Store you will be pleased to know that there aren't many differences between versions, however, there are differences in the availability of DLC (download content) on each platform.

Aerofly FS 2020 - Mobile

iOS 10 or newer

Android 5.1 or newer

Additional content for the mobile versions is available through in-app purchases. Due to storage limitations on the devices we cannot offer all DLCs for the mobile versions.

Steam Version

Available for Windows PC 7/8/10 and Mac OS 10.13 or higher.

You will need to install the free Steam Client prior to installing and running Aerofly FS. Steam is a very popular gaming platform that is makes it very easy to install Aerofly FS.

After you have installed Steam you can open it and simply search for “Aerofly FS 2” in the Steam Store or go to the Aerofly FS 2 Store Page directly.

Benefits of the Steam Version

  • It automatically keeps Aerofly on the latest version at all times to that you never have to manually check for updates.
  • You have the option to opt into the beta program to gain access to new features as soon as possible.
  • The Steam version also enables you to install additional downloadable content (DLCs) pretty easily. Some of these DLCs like the Q400 aircraft, Utah and Colorado sceneries are for free. See our page about available DLCs for more info.
  • You can install Aerofly FS on multiple machines at the same time. You just need to log into your Steam account on another device to be able to download and install Aerofly FS.

Installing DLCs

Additional downloadable content (DLC) can be installed easily by following these simple steps:

  • Start your Steam client
  • Open “Library” / “Games” and click on Aerofly FS 2
  • Choose the DLC you wish to buy
  • Add your DLC to the cart and check out
  • The download starts immediately after payment receipt
  • You can check the download progress under “Updates”

Any future updates to your DLCs will automatically be installed.

Note if your DLC download doesn't begin and you have the box checked sometimes Steam doesn't recognize this, simply uncheck the box then recheck again, your download should begin now. Restarting Steam also helps sometimes.

Launching Aerofly FS

When launching Aerofly FS from Steam you have three options.

  • Play Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator - This option will launch Aerofly FS 2 in normal 2D mode. Note - If you chose to create a desktop shortcut when installing Aerofly FS 2, you can also use the shortcut to launch in this mode.
  • Launch Aerofly FS 2 VR (Oculus) in Oculus VR Mode - This option will launch Aerofly FS 2 in the Oculus Rift run engine. This is the optimal mode for users with the Oculus Rift VR headset.
  • Launch Aerofly FS 2 VR (SteamVR) in Steam VR Mode - This mode will launch Aerofly FS 2 in Steam VR Mode for users with the HTC Vive VR headset. Note - Oculus Rift users can also use this mode however Oculus VR Mode is optimum.

Steam Beta Channel

At times, updates will be presented to you through the beta channel. This option allows for the community to “test out” the latest update to provide valuable feedback to the developers, while separating those that do not want to participate. You can always opt out of beta in the same way. Note - Many times both beta and regular channels are at the same version.

  • Start your Steam client.
  • Open “Library” / “Games” and right click
    on Aerofly FS 2.
  • Open “properties” to see the window
    shown on the right
  • Select the tab “Betas” and select for the beta status
  • After that you will see [Beta] next to the game title.

Direct Download and DVD-Boxed

Available for Windows PC 7/8/10 from the Aerosoft Shop.

The Aerosoft Shop offers the DVD-Boxed version that is shipped to you and a direct download version that can be downloaded instantly after purchase.

Important notes:

  • You will also need to manually activate any non-Steam installation by visiting the Activation Page
  • You will need to update your version manually by heading over to the Aerofly FS 2 Support Page to get the latest version.
  • The copies that obtain from Aerosoft will not be the latest version of Aerofly FS available. This is simple because there is an extra step involved to get the update released for you. Also the DVD and direct-download version do take part in the beta program and only receive the full release versions.
  • The latest DLC may not be available for the Aerosoft versions when released on Steam. We will make every effort to make these available for all non Steam copies.

Virtual Reality

By default the Aerofly FS installer creates two special start entries in the program group folder of the Windows start menu for you; one for Oculus VR and one for Steam VR. Use one of these to launch in VR mode.

Note You can create a desktop shortcut of the start menu option that you use for easier access to VR mode.

Mac Version

Available for Mac OS 10.13 or higher on the Apple Mac Store

You will need to purchase Aerofly FS 2 by opening your Mac App Store and following the instructions there.

Note Aerofly FS 2 Flight Simulator is new to Mac therefore not all DLC will be available for this version. We will continue to add content as quickly as we can.

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