Weather, clouds, trees, wind, light, seasons – completely reimagined.
Watch our trailer for a tour of the new features and enhancements in X-Plane 12.
Flight Simulation, done right.
Light brightness, intensity, spread, and more – all computed in real time with the laws of physics.
Gorgeous global water rendering, complete with wave height controls and floatplane interaction based on feedback from expert pilots.
Tree color and leaf coverage vary to show season – snow accumulates, too!
Gorgeous, geographically-aware water colors.
Large variety of 3D trees with variation of species, size, and seasonal effects. They even sway in the wind.
The entire world now comes to life with FMOD sound – birds in the forest, cars in the cities and of course, ground service vehicles.
Custom suite of endless control tower variation, easy to use for maximal realism.
Jetways move to meet your aircraft when parked at the gate.
Air Traffic Control follow regional procedures and accents around the world.
Airport artists can choose from a library of pavement effects to perfectly capture the look-and-feel of airports by setting level of cracking, oil spills, pavement material, and more.
Immersive clouds to fully capture the sensation of flight.
Proprietary algorithms to turn data from the real world into X-Plane weather.
Powerful streams of upset air left in the atmosphere by other aircraft – just like real life.
Small, powerful downdrafts – perfectly modeled with pilot training in mind.
Terrain-generated updrafts that allow gilders to gain altitude without a tow plane.
Precipitation now accumulates on surfaces, freezing or thawing based on temperature.
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.
X-Plane 12 includes detailed 3-D scenery for more than 17,000 airports around the world – all with new ground textures, towers and pavement effects to enhance realism.
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Purchase X-Plane 12 to access full world scenery and unlimited flight time.