Spectacular new Alaska scenery package for bush pilots released in full

Return to Misty Moorings, a free scenery package covering more than 400 locations across rural Alaska, is now fully released and available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

According to the developers, the scenery includes 161 cabins, 29 seaplane bases with docks or mooring balls, and 69 lighthouses. Helipads are also modelled, with 96 currently included.

Each location within the scenery has a dedicated ICAO code, allowing pilots to navigate directly to them using their GPS or the simulator’s built-in map. Alternatively, pre-made flight plans are available to download that can take you around all the various locations included.

For best results, the devs recommend Orbx’s Alaska Mesh – we have previously covered this addon here.

Misty Moorings dates back to the days of FS2004. A sequel, Return to Misty Moorings was later released for FSX and P3D, before this version, now compatible with MSFS.

Return to Misty Moorings MSFS 1

Return to Misty Moorings MSFS 3

Return to Misty Moorings is available to download now; users have the choice to either install the full package, or just standalone elements separately.


With the number of both default and 3rd party floatplanes available in MSFS growing rapidly, navigating the hundreds of locations across this package presents a hugely appealing challenge.

As we await MSFS’s Aircraft and Avionics Update 1 (AAU1), expected to release later this month and bringing a huge overhaul to the default systems, there has never been a better time to get into bush flying.

Return to Misty Moorings even comes with several missions for an added challenge, designed to take full advantage of the scenery’s breadth.