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.

X-Plane touches down in Oklahoma City

Scenery developer, iniBuilds has released Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC) for X-Plane 11 and 12.

Inverness for X-Plane out now

Boundless Simulations has announced Inverness Airport is now available for X-Plane 11 and 12.

T-6A Texan II takes flight in X-Plane

AOA Simulations has announced the T-6A Texan II X-Plane 11 is now available. The project has been in development since February 2020 and according to the developer, is their most detailed model to date.

Honeycomb Alpha Flight Controls XPC ready for shipping

Honeycomb Aeronautical announces global shipping of Alpha Flight Controls XPC and Honeycomb Xbox Hub.

London Heathrow for X-Plane 12

Origami Studios has announced London Heathrow EGLL is now available for X-Plane 12.

X-Plane 12 arrives in Brisbane

Orbx has announced YBBN Brisbane Airport is now available for X-Plane 12.

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iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 tutorial - Part 5

In the previous issue, our A300 finally took flight towards the sunny shores of La Palma Airport in the Canary Islands. This time, we will pick our flight up as we reach 1,500ft and finally find time to relax.

C172 NG DIGITAL for X-Plane 12 released

Aircraft developer, Airfoillabs has announced the C172 NG DIGITAL Beta is now available for X-Plane 12.

Tailstrike Designs’ Airport Bergamo Review Premium

Tailstrike Designs’ Airport Bergamo

Italy: home of pasta, pizza, Puccini and Ferraris. The most visited city, not just in Italy but in the whole European Union is Milan. Today, I'm looking at one of the three Milan airports. It’s not Malpensa or Linate. Instead, I'm heading up the E64 to Bergamo, Milan's equivalent to London Stansted.

ViperJet eX Released

Aircraft developer, Aerobask has released the ViperJet eX for X-Plane 12.

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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