Laminar Research is creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 11, the latest desktop version. X-Plane 11 is available in both a consumer version, as well as a FAA certifiable professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both the iPhone and iPad, as well as other mobile systems. X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-ons make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, and mobile platforms.
X-Plane…it’s what real pilots fly!
X-Plane 11 is the world’s most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator for personal computers, and it offers the most realistic flight model available. X-Plane is not a game, but an engineering tool that can be used to predict the flying qualities of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with incredible accuracy. X-Plane includes 19 aircraft in the default installation, spanning the aviation industry and its history. The full scenery package covers the Earth in stunning resolution from 74° north to 60° south latitude and includes over 34,000 airports.
Plane Maker is a software program bundled with X-Plane that is used to design and edit aircraft to be used in the simulator. Once all the physical specifications of the airplane have been entered, the X‑Plane simulator will predict how that plane will fly in the real world. Laminar Research puts no restrictions on distribution of aircraft created in Plane Maker.
WorldEditor (often abbreviated to WED) is an open source 2-d scenery and airport editor for X-Plane. It is able to create custom airports or custom scenery, customize a local airport using built-in airport elements, customize the air traffic control flow at an airport, and output scenery or airport data files which can be shared with the X-Plane community.