X-Plane 11.30

The biggest update so far…

Since the launch of X-Plane 11, the platform has been improving at a steady pace with new features including native Virtual Reality (VR) support, city landmarks and a G1000 glass cockpit. The latest 11.30 version is arguably the largest point release to date, adding new particle effects, a revised ATC voice system, an enhanced flight model and updated systems to name a few. So, in this article, we will look at how X-Plane has evolved since it was first released in 2016.

A new particle system was introduced in X-Plane 11.30, enabling aircraft developers to add details such as contrails, smoke, engine intake condensation, wingtip vortices and heat-blur coming off the engines.


User interface

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below