Archives: Testimonials

Malcolm Crosland

“One of my greatest ambitions in life was to follow in my Dad’s footsteps as an Air Force pilot. Dad was a WWII bomber pilot, having completed 30 missions in a B-24 with the mighty Eighth Air Force over Europe. He was shot down on one of those missions and managed to land his aircraft […]

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Capt. Johan Stiernspetz

“I grew up in the city of Linköping, in the county of Östergötland in Sweden. Every day, the air force flew their planes around us; Saab 29 Tunnan, Saab 32 Lansen, Saab 35 Draken and Saab 37 Viggen… As well as the commercial turboprop airliner Saab A340. Saab Industries builded those planes and tested them […]

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James Walsh


I’m a 72 YO retiree with a PPL, Command Instrument Rating and Aerobatic and other endorsements. Due to financial and health issues I no longer fly, much as I enjoy it. X-Plane gives me the opportunity to practice my old skills (especially instrument flying) plus the sheer fun of flying WWII aircraft I have always wanted to get my hands on. The simulation “feel” is excellent as are the flying characteristics of the various aircraft available.

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Greg Black


You can't really practice an emergency landing in real life and take it below minimum altitudes, let alone to the ground. . . . I am a private pilot now. I credit my great instructor and X-Plane for my success.

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Eric Spiegelberg

Dear X-Plane, I finally decided to pursue my instrument rating last spring and, considering it part of my training, purchased a copy of X-Plane. While there is no substitute for excellent flight instruction, I can not overstate how beneficial X-Plane was. Before, after, and on the numerous days where a training flight was canceled, I […]

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Braden Boggs


I landed the aircraft unassisted my on my first flight! My instructor . . . said after 3000 hours of instructing, he only had 1 other student ever do that.

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Jon Hyams

Jon Hyams has had a dream to become a professional pilot since he was 8 or 9 years old. His passion has shaped his life in every aspect. For as long as he can remember, he has been trying to get as close as he could to aviation. He says: I remember getting through a field […]

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Brian Lewis


I was determined to get [my private pilot license] . . . the years of using X-Plane saved me a lot of money.

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Philipp J. Münzel

Philipp & Austin & Team

...Once in the air, I was then confident in what I was doing—because I'd been there already, the night before, in X‑Plane!

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Dominic Smith

Ms. Santa left X-Plane version 5 under the tree for Dominic Smith in 2000.  He recalls feeling like Christmas Past and was so excited.  He said X-Plane came with no packaging and had a big blue printed menu. “I think it was one of the flight simulator web sites where I found X-Plane.  I did […]

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