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.

Gulfstream GLF550 upgraded to v2

AKD Studio has released version 2 of the Gulfstream GLF550 for X-Plane 11 and 12.

DA20 Eclipse takes flight in X-Plane 12

Aircraft developer, SimSolutions has released the DA20-C1 Eclipse for X-Plane 12.

Rand Robinson for X-Plane released

Developed by NHAdrian, the Rand Robinson KR-2S experimental home-built aircraft is based on an actual plane built by Marcel Driessen in 2016, registered as PH-KRS.

Skyscenders 76' takes flight in X-Plane

VSKYLABS has announced a new experimental Sci-Fi project called Skyscenders 76' is now available for X-Plane 12.

Piper Super Cub Reality Expansion Pack released

SimCoders has announced the Reality Expansion Pack Pack for the default X-Plane 12 Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub is now available.

Svalbard updated to X-Plane 12

Aerosoft has released Update 1.1 for Svalbard XP, adding X-Plane 12 compatibility for the terrain mesh, optimized LODs and other improvements.

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Take Command! DA40NG takes flight in X-Plane

X-Aviation has announced the Take Command! DA40NG for X-Plane 12 is now available.

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The A320 NEO is the latest improvement of the original A320. The NEO offers airlines the same A320 experience and the same type rating but also comes with increased range and superb fuel economy. In this review, we test fly Toliss' rendition of this popular airliner in X-Plane.

X-Plane lands in Jacksonville

FSDesigns has released KJAX Jacksonville International Airport for X-Plane 11 and 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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