X-Plane Simulator

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.

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aeroG Aviation's aG-4 eVTOL Liberty v3.0

aeroG Aviation is working on an eVTOL concept called the aG-4, which is available on the X-Plane 11 platform. PC Pilot was given the opportunity to test-fly the prerelease version aG-4 v3.0 and to find out more about the project.

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Laminar Research Announces X-Plane 12

Laminar Research has formally announced X-Plane 12 at FlightSimExpo 2021 in San Diego, with the team highlighting various aspects of the simulator that have been overhauled and improved.

SA 315B Lama Takes Flight in X-Plane

X-Plane developers Philip Ubben and Khamsin have released the SA 315B Lama for X-Plane 11.

VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v4.0 Released

Aircraft developer, VSKYLABS has announced the C-47 Skytrain Flying Lab Project v4.0 is now available for X-Plane 11.

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Society Islands XP - Bora Bora & Leeward Islands Out Now

Aerosoft has announced the Society Islands XP - Bora Bora & Leeward Islands package is now available for X-Plane 11.

Cherokee Six Takes Flight in X-Plane

AeroSphere Simulations has released the Piper PA-32-260 Cherokee Six B for X-Plane 11.

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This is not a game

Now that Microsoft Flight Simulator has become fairly well established, we’re beginning to see a growing number of differing opinions as to whether this program is a game or a simulator. So, we posed a series of questions to experienced pilots and representatives of the retail side of flight simulation to get their views on the subject.

Salzburg for X-Plane Released

The latest destination from Digital Design is LOWS Salzburg for X-Plane 11.

Olbia Costa Smeralda for X-Plane Incoming

Orbx has announced LIEO Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport for X-Plane 11 is in development.

New Brazilian Destination for X-Plane

Scenery developer, Global Art has released SBSP - Congonhas Airport in Brazil for X-Plane 11.

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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