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.

Reality Expansion Pack for Carenado Navajo Released

After months of development, SimCoders has released the Reality Expansion Pack for Carenado Piper PA-31 Navajo.

Rotate MD-11 for X-Plane Released

After almost five years in development, aircraft developer Rotate has released the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 for X-Plane.

Diamond DA50 RG Ready for Take-Off

X-Plane developer, Aerobask has released the Diamond DA50 RG for X-Plane 11.

Keflavik Airport for X-Plane

Scenery developer, Xometry has released Keflavik International Airport (BIKF) for X-Plane 11.

Washington Dulles International Airport Released

Nimbus Studios has announced the highly anticipated Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD) for X-Plane 11 is now available.

iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 Feature Premium

iniBuilds’ Airbus A300-600 tutorial - Part 1

This is the first in a series of tutorials covering a typical day on the line with the A300-600R. We start with the preflight checks and verify our weight and fuel load.

Orbx TrueEarth Spain South Review Premium

Orbx’s TrueEarth Spain South

In this review, we travel to Spain and take a look at Orbx's latest TrueEarth product developed for X-Plane 11.

FlyJSim’s Q4XP for X-Plane 11 Review Premium

FlyJSim’s Q4XP

FlyJSim has produced a range of outstanding study-level aircraft for X-Plane including the Boeing 727 and 737-200. This time we review their latest work, the Dash 8 Q400.

X-Plane 12 by Austin Meyer – Part 2 Feature Premium

X-Plane 12 by Austin Meyer – Part 2

In part 2 of this series, X-Plane’s creator, Austin Meyer, discusses the new trees, volumetric clouds, user-controlled weather and real weather systems in his upcoming X-Plane 12.

Piper Cherokee Touches Down in X-Plane

AeroSphere has released the Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee C 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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