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Purchase X-Plane for Professional Use

X-Plane 10 Professional-Use USB Key ($750 + shipping)

» Requires X-Plane 10 Global DVDs

Purchase X-Plane 10 for Professional Use
The HASP USB key used to unlock X-Plane for professional use

Formerly X-Plane Pro, 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 select cylindrical and spherical projection, as needed for some big simulators.
  • 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., for any use of X-Plane outside of your own personal use in your own personal home.)  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 info@x-plane.com with any questions!

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X-Plane 9 Professional-Use USB Keys

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.

X-Plane 9 Level II USB Key ($500 + shipping)

The X-Plane 9 Level II USB key allows you to use X-Plane 9 for commercial use, FAA-approved simulators, and EFIS App. You will need one Level II USB key for each copy of X-Plane or EFIS-App on your network—if you have 3 computers networked together to power your simulator, you will need three Level II USB keys (along with a single copy of the X-Plane 9 Home-Use DVDs, which you can use to install X-Plane on all your computers).

The Level II simulator is similar to the basic, home-use version of X-Plane 9, but it adds EFIS App, a standalone program that runs on its own computer that gives a very realistic Avidyne primary flight display (PFD) and modular flight deck (MFD). All that is required to run this is a copy of X- Plane or EFIS-App from X-Plane.com and a Level II key for each computer that will be networked into the simulator. Of course, two monitors can be hooked up to one computer running EFIS-App so that one only has to buy one computer to run both the Avidyne PFD and MFD, which will save some money.

Additionally, this is the key that needs to be used for commercial purposes and FAA-approved simulators for flight training. This gives a “Commercial Use” startup message. It checks for flight controls and it self-tests the frame rate for FAA certification.

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X-Plane 9 Level III USB Key ($1,000 + shipping)

The Level III key for X-Plane 9 will do everything that the Level II key (above) will do, in addition to driving real Garmin G430 and G1000 GPS units. It can do cylindrical and spherical projection as well.

Note: In order to interface with a real G430 or G1000, users must get a Simulator G430 or G1000 from Garmin, then make the wiring harnesses to plug them in to the serial or Ethernet cables to the computer. Users unsure on how to do this are better off buying a simulator boxed and ready to go from Precision Flight Controls. PFC provides ready-made units with real G430s and G1000s installed and running.

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