X-Plane

X-Plane has been with us in one form or another since 1995. This revolutionary flight sim has radically differentiated itself from the competition with the implementation of real-life physics including the aerodynamics principle of blade element theory. This means that X-Plane offers one of the most realistic and dynamic experience of all the simulators; delivering realistic elements like drag, lift and other external factors and conditions.

This, in turn, means that X-Plane is capable of replicating real aerodynamic properties on theoretical aircraft giving users the ability to design and create their own aircraft within the simulator. X-Plane includes Plane Maker and Airfoil Maker; software packages to help users design their own aircraft. As a result, X-Plane has a loyal fanbase and large community of users designing and sharing their creations.

X-Plane is popular with professionals and hobbyists alike, bringing together state-of-the-art graphics, real-world physics and a wide range of simulated aircraft and locations to fly them in. X-Plane is also available across a range of platforms including Windows, Mac and Google’s Android operating system. This has made it a firm favourite with those looking to hone their skills on the go, in the office or from the comfort of their own home.

Epic Victory for X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer, Aerobask has announced the Epic Victory has been upgraded to be compatible with X-Plane 12.

Buffalo Niagara Airport for X-Plane released

Scenery developer, iniScene has announced KBUF Buffalo Niagara Airport for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

Scheibe SF-25C Falke takes flight in X-Plane 12

VSKYLABS has announced the Scheibe SF-25C Falke has been upgraded to version 5, adding X-Plane 12 compatibility.

Dolomites for X-Plane 12 out now

The package for X-Plane 12 covers a large area of the Dolomites mountains in Italy and Austria with more than 64 mountain groups reconstructed in 3D with photographic 4K textures and custom mesh.

Aurora Flight Sciences to develop game-changing CRANE X-plane for DARPA

Aurora Flight Sciences has been selected to progress into the second and third phases of DARPA’s Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) programme, which will see the firm develop a new, unique X-plane demonstrator that exploits innovative active flow control technologies

Landmarks Brisbane City Pack for X-Plane released

Orbx has announced its first Landmarks product for X-Plane 11 and 12 is out now.

Concorde for X-Plane 12 released

Colimata has announced the Concorde FXP version 3 is now available for X-Plane 12.

Tigercat for X-Plane out now

Aircraft developer, Virtavia has released the Grumman F7F Tigercat for X-Plane 11 and 12.

XtremeAIR XA41 for X-Plane released

Vertigo Design has announced the XtremeAIR XA41 (AKA "Sbach 300") for X-Plane 11 and 12 is now available.

X-Plane 12 now in full release

Laminar Research has announced the full release of X-Plane 12 is now available.

News and Updates on X-Plane

From hands-on reviews to the latest releases, our expert writers will keep you up to date with X-Plane releases and news.

We will bring you all the latest news on new and updated aircraft, new airports and locations and new plugins and modules that can be added to X-Plane. Unlike some other simulators, X-Plane is built to enable users to design their own aircraft and scenery and even create their own plugin modules. So, if you create your own virtual environments, or want to try out other people’s creations, this is the only place you need go to get all the latest releases and updates.

Whether you’re using X-Plane on a laptop or on an Android mobile device, X-Plane is constantly bringing out official updates and new features. Be the first to find out about the latest updates and get our take on new features.

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