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.

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New Dreamliner for X-Plane Incoming

FlightFactor has revealed it is working on the 787 Dreamliner for X-Plane.

The X-59 - Challenges of making an X-plane

In the sixth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero explores the challenges associated with making an X-plane and NASA/Lockheed Martin Skunk Works' X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59 - Designing for Low-Boom

In the fifth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero details the X-59 QueSST's unique low-boom design and what it takes to build a supersonic X-plane.

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part Two

In the fourth of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero continue to explore NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

EXCLUSIVE: The X-59's eXternal Vision System - Part One

In the third of a series of exclusive videos, Key.Aero provides an overview of NASA’s innovative eXternal Vision System (XVS), which will replace the forward cockpit window in the X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator.

Los Angeles for X-Plane Upgraded

ShortFinal Design has updated KLAX - Los Angeles International HD to version 1.1.

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Just Hight’s Air Hauler2

Air Hauler has existed in various incarnations since Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and had an initial release for X-Plane 9 in 2011. With version 2 now available, the large community of X-Plane 11 users are now able to explore the Air Hauler world. Read the full review here.

Aerosoft Touches Down in Italy

The latest Italian destination by Aerosoft is Reggio Calabria XP for XPlane 11.

VSKYLABS C-47 Skytrain / DC-3 Upgraded

VSKYLABS has released version 3 of the C-47 Skytrain FLP Project.

Las Vegas for X-Plane

FlyTampa has announced Las Vegas McCarran (KLAS) Airport is now available 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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