Get ready to enter a new world
X-Plane Helicopter one of the spinoff applications from X-Plane 9 for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Palm Pre. It is the only X-Plane Mobile app in which helicopter flight is modeled. These fascinating and varied machines are modeled very accurately, so flying on these mobile devices is almost as realistic as the full FAA-certified flight model used in the desktop version of X-Plane.
The X-Plane Helicopter app includes the following aircraft:
- Robinson R22
- Bell 206
- Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
- Sikorsky H-3 Sea King
- Sikorsky S-76C
- Boeing CH-47 Chinook
- Bell AH-1 “Attack” Cobra
Four of the helicopters are primarily used by civilians. The R22 is a twin seat, two-bladed, lightweight helicopter used for pilot training. The 206 is a turbine-powered mainstay of many helicopter fleets. The H-3 Sea King is a huge land/sea rescue helicopter. The S-76C is a twin-engined, mid-sized commercial craft.
The other three helicopters are primarily for military use. The UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine massive military cargo and troop mover. The CH-47 Chinook is a twin-engine craft from the 1960s designed for heavy lifting, moving cargo and troops. The AH-1 Cobra is a helicopter gunship, designed in the 1960s to defend American ground troops in the Vietnam War.
Included Flight Regions
X-Plane Helicopter has four flight regions available:
- Grand Canyon, Arizona,
- Catalina, California,
- Big Bear, California,
- Juneau, Alaska,
- Provost, Canada, and
- the fictitious Canyons.
Get it from the iTunes Store
Purchase X-Plane Helicopter for the iPhone and iPod Touch from the iTunes App Store.
Get it from the webOS store
Purchase X-Plane Helicopter for the Palm Pre using this link.
Get the manual
If you don’t need the full manual, but only a quick introduction to the flight controls in the X-Plane Mobile apps, check out the Mobile Instructions page.
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