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The State of X-Plane July 2015

Hello! Austin Meyer here. We are cranking madly on X-Plane 10.40, adding tons of new features that you have been asking for, but also re-organizing the code from the inside out to be cleaner and better organized. THIS is what will allow us to have faster load-times, better frame-rates, and fewer bugs in the future […]

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X-Plane at FlightSimCon 2015

Members of the X-Plane team will be attending FlightSimCon 2015 in Hartford, CT on June 13-14. You can learn more about X-Plane in person when creator Austin Meyer gives a presentation on Sunday, June 14 at 12:15pm. In general, our developers are a friendly lot, so please stop by and say hello!

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Scenery Creation with Jan Vogel

Laminar Research: Can you provide a little background on yourself and your interest in aviation? Jan Vogel: My interest in aviation started in childhood, probably when I clenched my fingers around the chainlink fence of the Kiel-Holtenau Airport at age 5. It culminated with getting my Airline Transport Pilots License at age 26, flying jet […]

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Interview with Chris Serio on X-Plane 10 Mobile

This week FlightSim.com published a new interview with Chris Serio, X-Plane 10 Mobile Product Manager. In it he goes into a lot of detail about the differences (and similarities) on developing mobile and desktop applications, and the challenges of Android and iOS. Below is an excerpt from the interview.

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Q & A with Ben Supnik, X-Plane Developer

Ben Supnik is X-Plane’s graphics lead and most seasoned developer. You might already know him from his writings on the X-Plane Developer site, but here we discuss the details of how he got started with X-Plane and more. Question: Can you provide a little background on yourself? What was your first experience that got you into […]

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Largest X-Plane 10 Airport Add-On Published

Simulation add-on publisher Aerosoft has released London Heathrow Airport, the largest payware airport ever made for X-plane 10. London Heathrow (EGLL) is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest in the world. Sim-Wings has modeled about 42 square kilometers in careful detail in this custom scenery package. For purchase information and additional details, visit […]

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Free Sun ‘n Fun Scenery Download

In honor of this year’s Sun ‘n Fun International Fly-In & Expo, we’re offering a free download of Lakeland Linder Airport (KLAL) scenery enhanced with buildings, custom objects and aircraft! Each year sees thousands of fly-in aircraft, campers, and visitors to this huge aviation event sponsored by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). The scenery was […]

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X-Plane 10 Mobile 10.1 Update

The first major update for X-Plane 10 mobile has been released! This update includes two new airliners and additional challenges, a map available during Freeflight, two navigation tutorials, bug fixes, and more. Here’s a rundown of the highlights:

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Meet X-Plane in Germany

Two of X-Plane’s developers will be attending the 2015 Flight Sim Conference at the Paderborn Lippstadt Airport on March 21. They will be talking to developers on Friday, and will have a 30 minute presentation Saturday afternoon. They’ll be discussing WorldEditor at 15:00 in the Focke-Wulf presentation room. If you’ll also be in attendance, make sure you […]

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Kickstart the Burt Rutan Documentary

HI everyone! OK, this is going to be too fun to miss. Please check out this Kickstarter to fund “Looking Up, Way Up! The Burt Rutan Story.” For anyone with an interest in what aviation CAN be, this is a documentary that you will want to see. The people that want to make this also made […]

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