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X-Plane 10.50 out now!

The final version of X-Plane 10.50 is now available for everyone! X-Plane will prompt you to auto-update the next time you run. 10.50 should be posted on Steam within a day or so as well. This update features a lot of new improvements and a ton of bug fixes. Highlights include: New city autogen ATC fixes […]

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Meet X-Plane Developer Tyler Young

Question: What’s your title with X-Plane? Tyler Young: As a small company, everyone around here wears lots of hats. I’m primarily a software developer working on X-Plane Desktop, but I’m also the resident web developer (for both X-Plane.com and the Scenery Gateway) and one of the handful of people that keep our marketing on track. […]

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WED 1.5b1 Out Now

The first beta of WorldEditor 1.5 is now available! This version features numerous bug fixes and major improvements to make editing airports easier and faster by providing more visual clues. Taxi routes and runways are color coded. The size setting on ramp starts and taxi route segments changes how large the icons are in the map pane. […]

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2016 Aviation Design Challenge Winner

Weyauwega-Fremont High School in Weyauwega, Wisconsin is the winner of the fourth GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge! Four students, one teacher, and one chaperone will travel to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to build a Glasair Sportsman as their prize this summer. 76 schools across the U.S. participated in the 2016 Aviation Design Challenge. Students learned […]

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Free Scenery for Helsinki Hernesaari Heliport

Helicopter pilots rejoice! Markku Uttula has released a free heliport scenery for Helsinki, Finland. It features two helipads as well as two carefully modeled major landmarks: Helsinki Cathedral (Helsingin Tuomiokirkko) and the M/S Baltic Queen ferry. Check out more screenshots and information, then download your copy here!

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New Buildings Coming in 10.50

X-Plane’s automatically generated city scenery is getting a facelift in the 10.50 update. New buildings, including skyscrapers, have been added. Many of the buildings also have lit textures so they look great morning, noon & night!

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Explore the 3D cockpit of PMDG’s Douglas DC-6

PMDG has been creating high quality payware aircraft add ons for FSX & Prepar3D. The Douglas DC-6 will be their first aircraft created for X-Plane. Take a 3D look around the cockpit of the DC-6 via a video posted today on their Facebook page!

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Meet X-Plane Developer Chris Serio

Question: What’s your “official” title with X-Plane? Chris Serio: Official title? Mobile Product Manager/Senior Software Engineer/Mobile Marketing Manager/QA Lead/Social Media Specialist/HR Manager/Expert Scotch Drinker/Professional Ranter sums up the daily duties. Q: Can you provide a little background on yourself? CS: I’ve been contributing to LR since 2008 but I’ve been programming since 2000 in some […]

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GAMA 2016 Aviation Design Challenge

Registration is still open through January 31, 2016 for the GAMA 2016 Aviation Design Challenge. The Aviation Design Challenge promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in high schools across the nation. Participating schools receive complimentary “Fly to Learn” curricula, which comes with flight simulation software powered by X-Plane. Student teams complete the curricula in […]

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