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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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Try Xavion App with X-Plane 10

You might already have heard of Xavion. It’s MY answer to the question: How much can an iPad do to help you out in the cockpit? The answer is: A LOT. Available as a free download in the iTunes App Store, Xavion is an iPad app that is designed to run in a REAL plane, providing […]

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X-Plane 10.35 to Include First Round of Gateway Airports

The X-Plane Airport Scenery Gateway has been up and running since August and the airport database has seen immense growth in that time. Over a thousand submissions have been made by the community of artists and Laminar Research is preparing for the first wide release of Gateway airports. Version 10.35 of X-Plane is currently in beta and contains 1154 […]

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2015 Aviation Challenge

X-Plane, Fly to Learn, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane non-profit work together each year to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills in the classroom through the Aviation Challenge. This year’s event starts on February 13. This event challenges students to modify the design of an existing airplane to help climbers trapped […]

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Q & A with Austin Meyer, X-Plane’s Creator

Question: What was your first experience that got you into aviation? Austin: Ironically… flying MSFS on an Apple-II! Q: What type of computer set up do you use? How does it affect how you work or use X-Plane? A: I am always coding X-Plane on my MacPro, always flying just long enough to test whatever I […]

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