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Living airports in X-Plane 11: fuel trucks, baggage carts, and more

Real world airports can be very busy places, with a sense of barely controlled chaos due to all the traffic moving around. X-Plane 11 now includes dynamic vehicles that will perform all kinds of services for your aircraft. These service trucks make the airports look more alive and populated: see the service vehicles driving around the airport, or servicing other […]

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X-Plane 11 Flight School

X-Plane 11 will be able to teach you fly in X-Plane… from within X-Plane. One of our biggest goals here at Laminar Research was making X-Plane 11 easier to use from the get go. One of the ways we’re doing that is by including tutorials for the first time in our desktop simulator. X-Plane 11 features […]

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X-Plane 11 Focuses on Usability

One of our biggest priorities for X-Plane 11 was modernizing the user interface. We wanted something that was both easy to learn for new users, and faster and less convoluted for power users. Without sacrificing any of the features you expect, we made it easier to set up every aspect of your flight from one […]

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Watch X-Plane’s Presentation from Cosford

If you weren’t able to attend Flight Sim 2016 in Cosford over the weekend, you can still catch the presentation that Austin Meyer, creator of X-Plane, and Ben Supnik, lead developer, gave at the conference.

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World Editor 1.5r3 Now Final

WorldEditor 1.5r3 is now the official WED build. This means you will need to use it to upload scenery to the Gateway, and you can now upload projects made throughout WED 1.5 beta testing to the Gateway. WorldEditor 1.5 supports the new static parking and ATC features of X-Plane 10.50, and adds a visual taxi […]

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Join us Oct. 8 in Cosford, England

Join Laminar Research at the 2016 Flight Simulation show on October 8 in Cosford, England! We’ll have major presentations that include Q&A sessions at 11:00 until 12:30, & 14:30 until 16:00. You won’t want to miss this, so visit flightsimulatorshow.com for tickets and more information. We can’t wait to see you there!

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WorldEditor 1.5b3 now available

WorldEditor 1.5 beta 3 is now available on the WorldEditor download page. Besides a number of new features, WorldEditor 1.5 has much stricter validation checking. If you haven’t tried a WED 1.5 beta yet, you may be surprised by how many validation errors WED finds. We put the validation in because X-Plane’s ATC absolutely cannot function without […]

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X-Plane named best for helicopters

Helisimmer.com is a site dedicated to helicopter simulation. Their latest review is a thorough look at all the flight sims currently available and how they represent helicopters. While no sim is perfect yet, X-Plane comes the closest, according to these helicopter experts! Read the full review here and then check out X-Plane’s helicopters for yourself.

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