X-Plane for iPad
Our most detailed portable sim yet
X-Plane for iPad is the most complete mobile flight simulator available.
Welcome to the world of airliners, carriers, helicopters, gliders, fighters, and rocket-powered fliers–all in one app, and all optimized to fill the beautiful, high-resolution iPad screen.
The iPad application includes all the aircraft, flight regions, and features of these X-Plane applications for the iPhone/iPod Touch: X-Plane 9, X-Plane Extreme, X-Plane Airliner, X-Plane Carrier, X-Plane Helicopter, X-Plane Glider, and Space Shuttle.
X-Plane for iPad, like all the X-Plane Mobile applications, is based on the most powerful, versatile, and accurate flight simulator in the world–the same simulator used by companies like NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin. Using this flight model, it’s easy to believe you’re actually soaring through the clouds over California, Alaska, Austria, and more.
The iPad’s large screen and powerful processor provide more power than than we have seen in any other mobile device to date. X-Plane takes advantage of this power using scenery terrain data of much higher resolution than is found in the iPhone/iPod Touch versions, and image textures that are four times as detailed as the ones found in our other mobile simulators.
In addition to this detail, 3-D buildings have been introduced, dotting the terrain in the appropriate places, and true-to-life airport terminal buildings can be found in Seattle, San Francisco, and Innsbruck, Austria.
New instrument panels grace the cockpits of the aircraft, with knobs, switches, and levers that function just like in a real cockpit. Within the cockpit, you’ll hear air traffic control chatter–just like you would in the real aircraft.
The application comes with forty aircraft, ranging from the Cessna 172, to the F-18 Super Hornet, to the ASK 21 glider, to the SR-71 Blackbird, to the UH-60 Black Hawk, to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. These aircraft can fly across over twenty regions, located in Florida, Alaska, Washington, New York, Nepal, Austria, and more.
Updates to the X-Plane for iPad application will be released periodically. We’ll be making improvements to the graphics, flight model, and interface technology, and releasing them as free updates available through the App Store. The iPad is new territory, and it has startling potential as a platform for the simulator.
Thanks the phenomenal new scenery, excellent flight model, and fun new interface, flying X-Plane for iPad is a truly worthwhile experience. Try it out and see.
Purchasing X-Plane for iPad
The X-Plane 9 for iPad application can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.
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