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WED 1.7.1 Stable Version

World Editor version 1.7.1 is now the official, stable version to use for airport editing and uploading to the Gateway. It includes bug fixes and improvements such as new editing functions, support for new X-Plane 11.25 line art assets, and improved search functionality.

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New Art Assets in X-Plane 11.25

line art assets in X-Plane 11.25

X-Plane 11.25 includes many new art assets for painted lines, including: new color choices new line widths and scaled up markings to meet ICAO sizes found at major airports polygons to draw safety areas more efficiently solid green polygons and wide yellow lines for non-movement areas along taxiways View a list & sample image of […]

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Catch X-Plane at Airventure

Airventure is coming up in Oshkosh, WI on July 23-29. X-Plane will be prominently showcased at the Thrustmaster booth, where some of the Laminar team will be demonstrating the features of X-Plane 11, including VR. Also join us at Oshbash on Tuesday, 24 July, 5:30-7:30pm for a chance to win X-Plane prizes. Keep an eye out […]

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X-Plane 11 Landmarks: Chicago, USA

X-Plane 11.25 adds another set of world landmarks for Chicago, IL, USA. Featured buildings include Chase Tower, Willis (Sears) Tower, and Exelon Center. Bypass the crowds to view iconic art such as the Four Season mosaic and Cloud Gate (perhaps better known by its nickname “The Bean”) up close & personal. Screenshots

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Gateway Airport Update in X-Plane 11.25

X-Plane 11.25 includes the latest recommended airports from the Airport Scenery Gateway, bringing the total 3D default airports to 7310. In addition to having detailed scenery for the world’s busiest airports, this update adds 125 brand new airports with scenery. 645 airports were newly updated to have 3D scenery as well.

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KLAS Additions in X-Plane 11.25

In honor of FlightSimExpo in Las Vegas, X-Plane 11.25b1 was released on June 9 and includes improved scenery at KLAS Mc Carran International Airport. New landmarks have been added to enhance and complete the Las Vegas Strip, including Trump Tower, Circus Circus, Wynn & Encore. Screenshots

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FilghtSimExpo this weekend

The X-Plane team will be attending FlightSimExpo in Las Vegas NV this weekend.  Attendees will be able to stop by our booth to say hello any time during the weekend. There will also be plenty of Laminar Research folks around to get add-on questions answered, so developers should definitely stop by to see us if you […]

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World’s Busiest Airports in X-Plane 11.20

X-Plane 11.20 includes an update to default airport scenery that includes 3D scenery for 30 of the busiest airports in the world. These airports have the most total aircraft movements, which is a landing or a takeoff of an aircraft. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (KATL) leads the pack, with Beijing Capital International (ZBAA) in the top five, and Charles […]

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Top Chinese Airports in X-Plane 11.20

ZSHC airport in X-Plane 11.20

X-Plane 11.20 included over 1000 airports with new 3d scenery, including 8 of the top international airports in China. China is projected to become the world’s largest aviation market in the next five years, and these airports will be an important part.

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X-Plane 11.20 final released

X-Plane 11.20 VR Hardware settings tab

The latest free update to X-Plane 11 is now available for everyone! X-Plane 11.20 includes a lot of exciting new features, such as native Virtual Reality, a new aircraft, & a new set of landmarks. Links to some highlights are below, and you can find the full release notes with all changes and bug fixes […]

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