How to fix missing Premium Deluxe Aircraft/Airports in Microsoft Flight Simulator

If you've just installed the Premium Deluxe version of Microsoft Flight Simulator and are missing the Premium Deluxe aircraft, you might need to download them through the simulators content manager.

This is usually the result of installing the base simulator to a different installation folder than the default, which will only download the mandatory content. To install the non-mandatory content (Deluxe and Premium Deluxe upgrades, for instance), please do the following: 

  • Step 1: Go to Profile > Content ManagerContent_Manager_Erik.png
  • Step 2: Go to Not Installed and Select the content you want to download and use in the sim
  • Step 3: Click on Download selected to install the content you selectedNot_installed.png
  • Step 4: Wait for the download to finish. Not_installed_Download.png

The premium deluxe content should now be installed. If it isn't, move on to the troubleshooting steps below.


Case 1 - "I touched nothing but the Content disappeared."

If the additional content is already installed but you suddenly notice that:

  • Some (or all) aircraft are missing, aside from two
  • The marketplace is greyed out
  • Online services are unavailable

1. Connect your computer to the internet. An internet connection is required to authenticate your content and access Online Services.

2. Sign out and sign back in again to refresh the connection to your Xbox Live account.

  1. Click on your gamertag in the top right corner of the screen
  2. Click Sign out
  3. Close the sim and wait a few moments
  4. Launch the sim again and Sign in

3. Restart Online Functionality.

  1. Launch Microsoft Flight Simulator
  2. Go to Options > General > Data
  3. Toggle Online Functionality OFF
  4. Click on Apply & Save
  5. Toggle Online Functionality ON
  6. Click on Apply & Save
Note: If online functionality is automatically turned off because you have reached your Data limit cap you might need to reset, increase or remove the data cap.4. Double-check that Digital Ownership is correctly installed and up-to-date Note: This only applies to copies of Microsoft Flight Simulator that come with an entitlement for Digital Ownership. Digital_ownership_all.PNG
  • If Digital Ownership is already installed: 
    • In the top right-hand side corner of the Microsoft Store app, click on the Arrow icon or the three-dot menu
    • Go to Downloads and updates
    • Then click "Get updates"
    • If the store finds an update for Digital Ownership, install the update.
  • If Digital Ownership is not installed yet, click the "Install" button.

Case 2 - "There are only two packages in the content manager"


If only 2 packages appear in the content manager and your packages are located in a drive different from the installation path chosen during the onboarding you will need to move them back or edit the installation path in-game to point to the correct folder.

The first time you set up the game you chose the installation path. This is the folder that the launcher is scanning every time there is an update. If the launcher finds that this folder is empty or missing (does not exist anymore), it will re-download the missing packages. 

By default, you'll find the UserCfg.opt at the following location:




C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator

Open the UserCFG.opt file with Notepad, scroll down to the bottom of the page, and update OR delete the "InstalledPackagesPath line." 

By default that line looks like this:


InstalledPackagesPath "C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\Packages"


InstalledPackagesPath "C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft Flight Simulator\Packages"


If you update the line yourself, simply copy-paste the correct installation path. For example: 

InstalledPackagesPath "D:\Microsoft Flight Simulator"

If you delete the line, you'll be asked to choose the installation path the next time you launch the game.  Make sure to select the folder where your packages are already installed.