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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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World Class Airports Coming in X-Plane 10.45 Update

Airport Scenery Gateway artist Jan Vogel has customized nearly 400 different airports using the free WorldEditor software. Jan’s newest creations rank among the world’s busiest airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (KATL), Beijing Capital International (ZBAA), and Dubai International (OMDB).  Each of these airports is provided for free through the Airport Scenery Gateway and will be included in the […]

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Control Pad App Video Tutorial

Control Pad app is the latest app from Laminar Research available as a free download in the Apple App Store. The video below explains how to use it to control X-Plane 10.40 dynamically without pausing or interrupting flight. You can change weather, position, and more with the app, or even use it as a portable instruction station […]

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Aircraft Development with Javier Rollon

Laminar Research: Can you provide a little background on yourself and your interest in aviation? Javier Rollon: Well, as a flight sim enthusiast, I always tried to fly anything that was possible in any computer, starting from the Spectrum 48k, Amiga (F18 Interceptor was a blast!), and PC. Of course I spent a lot of time […]

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Real Pilots Fly X-Plane

Jan Vogel is a very active supporter of X-Plane and does a lot of work for the X-Plane community. He has contributed hundreds of airport improvements on the Airport Scenery Gateway and told us a little about himself in this recent interview for the X-Plane newsletter. Jan is also a captain for a major European airline. Even though […]

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X-Plane 10.40 and Control Pad now available

The latest update for X-Plane 10 is now available for all users. X-Plane 10.40 is a major release that includes a new DSF loader, ATC functionality, digital download, and multiple performance enhancements. Scenery updates to almost 500 airports, including major locales such as London Heathrow, Hong Kong, and Atlanta, are also included. Visit the briefing page for more information […]

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X-Plane 10 Mobile App for Android is Here!

X-Plane 10 Mobile is now available for free on the Google Play Store! This new version has all of the same amazing features, high quality aircraft, missions, and performance as the iOS version. X-Plane 10 Mobile is not just another game–it’s a highly sophisticated simulation that models the aerodynamic forces found in flying real aircraft. […]

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X-Plane Featured on Disciples of Flight

Many X-Plane users know what a great training resource flight simulators can be (in addition to being great fun, of course!), but a recently published article on Disciples of Flight gives numerous examples of how flight simming has benefited a pilot. The title “Flight Simulator flying skills translate into real world abilities” of the article on […]

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X-Plane 10 Global Digital Download Edition Now Available

Today Laminar Research unveiled the digital download version of the X-Plane 10 Global flight simulator. The X-Plane 10 Global Digital Download is the full Global X-Plane 10 product, containing all of the same features and scenery areas as the DVD version. The digital version allows new purchasers the convenience of downloading the simulator without having to […]

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