Was looking to move on from FSX (will still be using it for my NZ domestic flights) looked at prepar (expensive for what you get) Xplane (loaded demo) and Aerofly. I found Xplane a lot of work in cockpit not user friendly, but it was Aerofly's scenery that attracted me.
aircraft , F15,F18,C127,Baron, ASG glider,A320, B737,B747,Buker jungmeister,King air C90,Aermacchi MB399, Copsair FCU,Extra330, Swift glider,P38 lightning,Sopwith Camel,Dash 8.
have flown and landed by ILS 747,A320 and Dash 8 (747 was full autoland). Vc cockpits up to quality of payware Aerosoft and PDMG. 90% functionality and being worked on (A320 FMC nearly there , 747 only one screen on FMC available. They have a route planner that planes will fly to similar to FSX but better ( you can place your plane anywhere on the route). The big thing with this sim is the ability to work well with Occulus rift for virtual reality and is attracting a lot of interest. Orbx are on board and have already produced several airports and scenery areas. It is a work in progress but I love it . limited freeware flying area but it is 3x the size of New Zealand and 150+ airports and airfields. you could place your 747 where Auckland should be (New Zealand is Mesh at the moment) and fly to and land at Los Angeles as most of the trip is over water anyway or place your plane anywhere along the route.Orbx payware Lowi Innsbruk , Chicargo Meigs field, Netherlands , Monterey , Eagle country (Utah), Helgoland (Germany). Ipacs payware Switzerland, New York , South florida.