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Particle Effects in X-Plane 11.30

X-Plane 11.30 includes a new particle effect system that creates smoke, fire, mist and other ephemeral effects in the sim. Aircraft developers can now use this system to create highly customized and unique effects. Sim pilots may notice new, more realistic effects with heat and light, including updated contrails, heat blur, and wing tip trails. The […]

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X-Plane 11.30 U.S. Autogen Updates

X-Plane 11.30 includes updates to the United States autogenerated scenery. New buildings and facades were added to increase visual variety for high rise buildings. Urban autogen ground tiles were improved, and additional street level details such as fences, bins, and new vegetation were added as well. Finally, industrial autogen was completely overhauled, again with updates […]

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X-Plane 11.30 ATC Updates

X-Plane 11.30 has a revised, flexible ATC voice system for improved realism.  ATC commands can now be prefaced with your tail-number, your airline, flight number and more. The old system had just over 100 phrases that could be spoken. The new system already has over 50,000 and they will continue to grow with the system. […]

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October’s Best X-Plane Addons

Here are some of our favorite addons from the month of October, 2018! Scenery Our friends at Orbx released the first part of their TrueEarth Great Britain line. This southern package includes over 40,000 square miles of South England and Wales. It even includes famous London landmarks like Buckingham Palace! Aviotek released their Dubai International […]

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Meet Gateway Artist anthony_d

Anthony Dyer has submitted over 250 Gateway airports under the name anthony_d. He’s on a mission to provide 3D scenery for every airport in the UK. Where are you located? Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Nearest airfield in X-Plane to my house is X6IN Insch. Why did you choose X-Plane as your flight simulator? I did a move […]

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Autopilot Changes in X-Plane 11.30

X-Plane 11.30b1 is out today, and it includes updates to the default Cessna 172 autopilot. It is now an S-Tec 55, which is a high-end general aviation dual-axis rate-based digital autopilot. This is a big change from how the C172 autopilot worked previously! Most notably, this autopilot does not have buttons with toggle logic, so […]

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September’s Best X-Plane Addons

Here are some of our favorite addons from the month of September, 2018! Scenery Our friends at Nimbus Simulation Studios released the latest version of their KORD scenery. Some of the additions are a bunch of new PBR textures, new 4k textures and ortho scenery, and even gate information screens! Aircraft Alabeo released their Cessna […]

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Interview with Just Flight

Just Flight, a popular add-on developer, has recently begun developing aircraft for X-Plane! Just Flight is well known in the simulation community for hosting events like the annual Flight Sim Show in Cosford, England, hosting a marketplace for add-on developers and developing a line of their own high-quality add-ons. So far they have released three […]

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Interview with Gateway Artist sstoeckle

Scott Stoeckle has been using X-Plane since version 3.0 and has contributed nearly 300 submissions to the Gateway. We wanted to share a bit more about this prolific scenery developer. Where are you located? Fredericksburg, VA (I’m not in witness protection) Why did you choose X-Plane as your flight simulator? At the time I was […]

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