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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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Saberliner Cockpit Simulator

Happy New Year! Flight simmer John Bennett has really gone the extra mile to make his set up as realistic as possible. He’s converted a real Saberliner cockpit into a sim in his basement. Feast your eyes (and your jealousy) on these drool-worthy photos he’s provided.

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X-Plane 10 Mobile Holiday Sale

For the remainder of the holiday season, V10 Mobile in-app purchases will be on sale! Happy Holidays to everyone from us at Laminar Research! We hope you and your family have a safe and healthy New Year. We’ll have some news about exciting new features that we’re working on after the new year. Until then, […]

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Patent Troll Update

We at Laminar Research, along with many other companies, are being sued by a company called Uniloc, which is owned by The Marathon Patent Group (NASDSQ: MARA) FOR USING THE GOOGLE STORE. Uniloc, despite having no affiliation with Google, claims to own a patent that DESCRIBES the Google Store. Here is that description from their […]

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X-Plane 10 Mobile Update

Last week, X-Plane 10 Mobile version 10.2 was released for all mobile devices. This is a pretty cool update with some major changes (a new airliner!), so make sure you grab it! Added Game Controller Support Added support for Android TV devices…specifically the Nvidia Shield TV Flight School (Tutorials) for ALL aircraft are now FREE! No purchase necessary […]

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X-Plane Use in 2015

X-Plane may seem lonely at times if you don’t fly online, but there are thousands of people like you enjoying virtual flights every day. X-Plane 10.40 started tracking data from millions of flights over the past few months and some trends have emerged. We put together a colorful visual to highlight some of the results. If […]

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