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X-Plane 10 Professional-Use USB Key

X-Plane for Professional-Use is the world’s foremost general-purpose flight simulator. It allows you to build a professional-grade flight simulator using a standard Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.

Designed for professional-use and FAA-certified simulators, the Pro-Use USB Key will:

  • Run frame-rate and joystick checks on startup, as is needed for FAA certification.
  • Allow you to interface with real versions of the following GPS units:
    • Garmin 1000,
    • Garmin 430,
    • Garmin 430 WAAS,
    • Garmin 530, and
    • Garmin 530 WAAS.
  • License your simulator for commercial use (i.e., any use of X-Plane outside your own home or office). This license is also required for generating revenue, either directly or indirectly, using X-Plane.

Here is how it works:

The X-Plane 10 Global DVDs include global scenery and take you out of (time-limited) demo mode.

The Pro-Use USB Keys unlock all the features listed above and take you out of (time-limited) demo mode.

So, to build a simulator for professional or commercial use, simply:

  • buy one set of X-Plane DVDs, which you can then use to install X-Plane with global scenery on all of your computers, and
  • buy one professional-use key per computer to take it out of demo-mode and unlock the professional-use features above.
  • download and install the HASP USB key driver on each computer you’re using a key with.

Email with any questions!

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Older Versions of X-Plane for Professional Use

Note: To use any of the USB keys, you will need a set of X-Plane 9 DVDs. The X-Plane installer is not included with the USB keys. Only one set of DVDs is required for any number of computers using USB keys, however–that is, you do not need one set of discs per computer, just one set total. Note also that you will need one USB key per computer in your simulator; thus, a commercial-grade simulator made up of 10 computers would need 10 USB keys and a single set of DVDs.

To use these USB keys, you will need to download and install the HASP USB key driver.

For professional-caliber flight sim hardware, we recommend Precision Flight Controls. Their training hardware have been certified for use with X-Plane for Professional Use.