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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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Announcing X-Plane 10 Mobile

We’re excited to announce X-Plane 10 will be coming to your mobile devices this holiday season! The new mobile app will be available to download from the Apple App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It has graphics that will put the desktop version to shame and the best part of all is that it […]

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Vendors sporting X-Plane at Airventure

At Airventure, there are hundreds of exhibitors trying to sell their products.  Some of those products really need to be demonstrated, like Precision Flight Controls for instance, they make excellent simulator hardware like yolks, radio stacks, etc.  When they set up a demo rig, they use X-Plane to run their sims so that you can […]

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Day 5 – Chillin’ on the lake

Day 5 – The Seaplane Base The seaplane base is one of the most commonly missed spots at AirVenture, I think that is because it is a bit out of the way from the main show grounds and where people generally hangout.  It is about 10 minutes by tram (from the vintage barn) to the […]

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