Category: Developer Spotlight

Interview With Julian Lockwood, Gateway Architect & Moderator

Julian Lockwood is the main man behind the Airport Scenery Gateway. He moderates all the incoming airport submissions, and liaises with both the artists, and the Laminar team, to get X-Plane populated with the 3D airports that people want and expect to see in a contemporary flight simulator. Question: What are your duties with X-Plane […]

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Interview with Alex Unruh, X-Plane Art Director

Question: When and how did you get started with X-Plane? Do you have an aviation or design background? Alex Unruh: I have been dabbling in flight simulation for as long as I can remember. I’m pretty sure that I’ve been an aviation nut even longer than that! My first exposure was Graphsim’s F/A-18 Hornet 1.0, […]

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Explore the 3D cockpit of PMDG’s Douglas DC-6

PMDG has been creating high quality payware aircraft add ons for FSX & Prepar3D. The Douglas DC-6 will be their first aircraft created for X-Plane. Take a 3D look around the cockpit of the DC-6 via a video posted today on their Facebook page!

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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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Developer Spotlight: Alabeo

Howdy folks! Today we talked to Fernando Herrera from Alabeo, the company behind the amazing new Pitts S-2S for X-Plane, which we will be reviewing soon! Alabeo has been a part of the FSX and Prepar3D payware markets for some time now. They decided to add X-Plane to their portfolio because they believe we have […]

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Developer Spotlight: Ntr09

Howdy, folks! This week we have interviewed Ntr09, who has made several scenery packages in the Tennessee area. He chose to begin there because that is where he takes flight lessons in real life. He began creating scenery a few months ago after seeing some of the amazing work done by frede and royaloak. While […]

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