X-Plane 12

A flight simulator built by pilots, for everyone

The Best Flight Simulator for PC, Mac, and Linux

Since its first release in 1995, pilots, gamers, and aviation enthusiasts around the globe in the X-Plane community have prized our first-principles physics, realistic aircraft systems, and the experience that only decades of real-world flying provides.

Realism You Can Feel

Everything in X-Plane operates from real world physics. Aircraft handling, ground effect, wind gusts, and more will give you the most accurate flight sim experience possible. Try it today!

Detailed World and Atmosphere

As you explore the X-Plane world, the weather, water, light, 3-D forests, and everything around you add to the immersion.

Analyze and Refine Your Flying

There’s no end to the customization you can make to your flight simulator experience. Adjust your approach scenarios, get real-time feedback, and use tools like X-Plane’s replays to study and improve your skills and confidence over time.

Our Fleet of Aircraft

The Cessna Citation X is an American business jet produced by Cessna that made its maiden flight in 1993. The Citation X was the first aircraft from Cessna to use a Rolls-Royce engine and fully integrated avionics.

See the Highlights in X-Plane 12

See X-Plane 12 in action—watch our official trailer!

Train Like the Pros

A flight simulator packed with unique features built for you

Customize Your Flight

Tweak the X-Plane environment to practice specific skills and simulate conditions you’ll encounter in a real cockpit.

Play It Back

New and experienced pilots alike love the way you can replay landings and more from any angles.

Detailed Failures

There are infinite ways to test your reactions and limits of your aircraft in failure simulation scenarios. Browse our 500+ failures to create the perfect training environment.

Learn Navigation

X-Plane 12 comes with amazing attention to detail in all navigational systems. Brush up on the classic fundamentals in our Cessna 172 or explore the new MCDU system in our Airbus A330.

Experience a World of Add-Ons

Everything that comes with X-Plane makes it the most realistic, most robust flight sim experience you can have. But the thriving X-Plane community has spawned countless third-party add-ons to explore and enjoy.

Learn Physics in Real Time

Turn on our Flight Model Visualization view to see exactly how air is acting on the aircraft throughout all phases of flight.


Latest X-Plane News

February 23, 2024

What’s new in X-Plane 12.1.0 – oh boy…

X-Plane 12.1.0 is packed with new features and improvements. Let’s get a rundown! As most of you know, the X-Plane […]
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February 7, 2024

Introducing: The X-Plane Store

Introducing: The X-Plane Store! We’re taking the X-Plane add-on experience to the next level by creating a marketplace where developers […]
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October 3, 2023

Coming in X-Plane 12.0.8 and beyond – Roadmap Update

Hey X-Plane Community and Greetings from the Team! Thomson here. Now that X-Plane 12.07 is shipping for all, I wanted […]
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Flight Simulator Requirements & More

Frequently Asked Questions

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or 11, macOS 10.15 or later, or Linux 64-bit distribution
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 CPU with 4 or more cores, or AMD Ryzen 3, 5, 7 or 9
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics Card: Vulkan 1.3-capable video card from NVIDIA or AMD with at least 2 GB VRAM
  • Storage: 25 GB available space
  • Internet Connection: Required for initial software activation and online features

More info

Can I use X-Plane with a joystick 
or flight controller?

Yes, X-Plane supports a wide range of hardware peripherals, including joysticks, yokes, pedals, and flight controllers. It provides compatibility with popular brands and models in the market.

How can I get support or assistance?

Read our user manual or watch our video tutorials to get started! Our support team is on call to assist if you run into any issues. Visit the X-Plane support page for more info.

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