X-Plane 11 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 Key will:

  • Unlock the simulator from demo mode without a DVD in the drive or an internet connection.
  • Run frame-rate and joystick checks on startup, as is needed for FAA certification.
  • Allow you to interface with Garmin Real Simulator Units.
  • Include image warping calculations to make the scenery look correct on curved projection screens (for spherical and cylindrical projection systems).
  • Run edge blending calculations so that the images projected by adjacent projectors look correct (so that you do not get bright bands in the area of the projection between adjacent projectors).
  • 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 11 DVD set or digital download product key includes global scenery and takes 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 11 DVDs or one digital download product key, 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 info@x-plane.com with any questions!