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.

iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3 Feature Premium

iniBuild's Airbus A 300-600 Tutorial - Part 3

In this article, we complete the FMC work by adding our route and sorting out the V-speeds.

Thranda Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series Review Review Premium

Thranda Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series Review

Thranda Design is no stranger to X-Plane pilots and has been involved in many high-quality products under its own brand as well as in cooperation with other publishers. This time we review their Cessna C208 Caravan DGS series for X-Plane 11.

X-Aviation’s Challenger 650 Review Premium

In-depth look at the Challenger 650 for X-Plane

X-Aviation is a well-known publisher of high-quality X-Plane add-ons and has released what it claims is the most complex, sophisticated simulation of any aircraft made for any flight simulator to date – the Hot Start Take Command! Challenger 650 business jet. Can it really live up to this claim?

X-Plane 12 by Austin Meyer: The F-4 Phantom Feature Premium

X-Plane 12: by Austin Meyer – Modelling the F-4 Phantom

X-Plane's creator, Austin Meyer, discusses how he managed to create a high-fidelity F-4 Phantom in X-Plane 12 that is accurate enough to be used for actual F-4 flight instruction.

Stick & Rudder Studios Releases X-KeyPad 1.5

X-KeyPad enables you to create virtual keyboards with configurable keys and labels that can interact with and display data from X-Plane 11 and 12.

Prague Airport for X-Plane Released

Orbx has announced that LKPR Václav Havel Airport Prague for X-Plane 11 is now available.

Rotterdam Airport for X-Plane Out Now

Scenery developer RDPresets has released Rotterdam The Hague Airport for X-Plane 11.

CRJ-900 Ready for Take-Off

Following on from the release of the CRJ-700 for X-Plane, AD Simulations has announced the larger CRJ-900 is out now.

X-Plane 12: Seaplanes and helicopters Feature Premium

X-Plane 12: Seaplanes and helicopters

X-Plane's creator, Austin Meyer explains how real seaplanes and helicopters work and how they are simulated in X-Plane 12.

Cessna 208 Grand Caravan DGS Series Takes Flight

The Cessna 208 Grand Caravan is part of Thranda's Dynamic Generation Series, featuring two models in one: the C208 Caravan 675 and C208 Grand Caravan.

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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