Year: 2012

C-17 Review

The C-17 Globemaster III is the workhorse of the United States Air Force. It is optimized for short runway operations, and its uses vary from carrying the President’s limousine to delivering troops overseas. Dawson Design and Virtavia created a fully 3D C-17 model for X-Plane, and it came out very well. From the many multi-function […]

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See X-Plane Owner Austin Meyer on CBS!

Tomorrow (Friday 21 December) around 7.30 am, CBS will air a short story featuring Austin Meyer, owner and lead developer of X-Plane. Austin says: If anyone wants to see some in-cockpit footage of me flying, and see me interviewed about the patent-trolling suit in which I am involved, tune into “CBS This Morning” on Friday […]

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X-Plane 9 for Android is now free

Recently, we have changed the price of X-Plane 9 for Android from $2.99 to free. We understand that this comes as a shock to users who have purchased the product in the past. As a company, we have invested a lot of time, money and hard work into providing an application of professional quality on […]

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Interview with X-Plane Developer Austin Meyer

A couple weeks ago, EAA Radio conducted an interview with Austin Meyer, who, in the words of one interviewer, “is pretty much X-Plane.” They discuss the origins if X-Plane and its use in aeronautical engineering (testing an aircraft’s design and seeing how it will fly in the real world). They also talk about what it takes […]

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Aircraft Review: Pitts S-2S by Alabeo

The Pitts S-2S is a extremely fun aircraft to fly.  The developer, Alabeo, simulated that fun perfectly!  Everything about this aircraft feels and looks correct.  From the beautifully realistic 3D cockpit to the amazing liveries, this aircraft is spectacular!  The panel is quite basic. This is not a problem because the real joy of this […]

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ForeFlight Charts Supported in X-Plane 10.10 Beta 9

The latest beta version of X-Plane 10 supports ForeFlight. In their words, ForeFlight provides “beautiful, full-screen weather maps; complete airport data; plates; TFRs and AIR/SIGMETs; moving map with VFR/IFR charts and data-driven maps; and much more make ForeFlight Mobile your permanent Second-in-Command.” This is a tool (primarily for use by pilots in the real world) for […]

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Developer Spotlight: Alabeo

Howdy folks! Today we talked to Fernando Herrera from Alabeo, the company behind the amazing new Pitts S-2S for X-Plane, which we will be reviewing soon! Alabeo has been a part of the FSX and Prepar3D payware markets for some time now. They decided to add X-Plane to their portfolio because they believe we have […]

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Developer Spotlight: Ntr09

Howdy, folks! This week we have interviewed Ntr09, who has made several scenery packages in the Tennessee area. He chose to begin there because that is where he takes flight lessons in real life. He began creating scenery a few months ago after seeing some of the amazing work done by frede and royaloak. While […]

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Boeing 737 from EADT

The Boeing 737 created by EADT as part of the x737 Project is one of the most popular freeware aircraft available for X-Plane, if not the most popular. After spending some time with the aircraft, it isn’t hard to see why: the finely tuned flight model, realistic systems modeling, great flight manuals, and a mass […]

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Robin DR400

The Robin DR400-140B is a light, general aviation aircraft of French design that’s used around the world due to its easy handling characteristics. It is immediately identifiable thanks to the unique dihedral (upward curve) of its wings. In real life, it’s flown with a stick rather than a yoke, so for the most realistic experience, […]

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