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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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Available now in the App Store: X-Plane 10 Mobile for iPhone & iPad

The wait is over! X-Plane 10 Mobile is now available as a free download from the Apple App Store. With interactive 3-D cockpits, Internet multiplayer, and a brand new system for challenges & tutorials, we think this is by far the most fun X-Plane yet. Download it now and let us know what you think!

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X-Plane 10 Mobile Challenges & Tutorials Revealed

Today we’re unveiling the challenges and tutorials that will be available with X-Plane 10 Mobile! When you buy an aircraft, you’ll get the tutorials & challenges that feature it for free. If a dozen anti-aircraft guns and a surface-to-air missile launcher stood between you and your target, could you get through and complete your mission? Will you be able […]

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Final Aircraft for X-Plane 10 Mobile Revealed

Today we’re unveiling the final 4 aircraft that will ship with X-Plane 10 Mobile! These aircraft will be available for purchase (or a free, 60-second test flight) when the app is released later this holiday season. Get the details and screenshots for each aircraft on its page below: Beechcraft Baron B58 Piper PA-18 Super Cub Beechcraft King Air C90 […]

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New Feature in X-Plane 10 Mobile: Multiplayer Over the Internet

X-Plane 10 Mobile features an all-new, 2-person multiplayer system. When connected to the internet, iPhone & iPad users will be able to log in to Game Center and fly with a friend halfway across the world. Plus, when you’re connected to wi-fi, you’ll even be able to use voice chat within the app! Multiplayer in […]

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First Video of X-Plane 10 Mobile

We’re excited to announce the first video of X-Plane 10 Mobile for iPhone & iPad! In this video, you’ll see the first 6 aircraft we’ve revealed: Cessna 172SP Airbus A320 Piaggio P.180 Avanti A-10 Thunderbolt II F-4 Phantom II F-22 Raptor For more information, check out the X-Plane Mobile page. (While you’re there, you can sign up […]

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