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Interview with Steve Rennie

In this podcast we sit down with Steve Rennie to learn more about his experience flying in the real world and how X-Plane plays into that. You might recognize Steve from his YouTube channel, The Ren Baron. Each time he goes flying, he records the flight from a variety of vantage points for future analysis […]

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World Editor 2.3 is Final

This new update to our scenery creation tool, World Editor, makes building X-Plane airports from scratch easier than ever! Version 2.3 allows you to select a real-world aerial image to use as a template for your scenery package. Next, drag and drop pre-made scenery assets onto the airport to match the imagery. It’s just that […]

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October 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of October, 2020. Scenery Developer Axonos released a gorgeous Perth International Airport (YPPH) for X-Plane. JustSim also introduced Helsinki International Airport (EFHK) in October. Quick trivia: this is one of the only airports in the real world to feature a sauna for passengers! Sounds lovely… […]

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September 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of September, 2020. Scenery Digital Design released Lyon – Saint Exupéry Airport (LFLL) airport for X-Plane. As the Northern Hemisphere’s winter approaches, RUNAWAYBOT & SKYTRY’s new release, Scandinavian Mountains Airport (ESKS), seems like a fitting destination! Aircraft – Looking Forward There are some exciting aircraft […]

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X-Plane Mobile – UNICOM Communications

We’ve been super happy to see an abundance of users flying in our multiplayer world on X-Plane Mobile! Things can get a bit crowded though, just like in real life. In our latest update, we’ve added a basic ATC system. This works just like a UNICOM/CTAF frequency. Pilots communicate their next move to make sure […]

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X-Plane 11.50 Now Released

X-Plane 11.50 is a major update that completely rewrites the rendering engine to use modern rendering APIs: Vulkan (on Windows and Linux systems) and Metal (on Mac). It is now out of beta testing and available to all X-Plane users! This version includes new options in the Graphics Settings screen to enable Vulkan or Metal, […]

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August 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of August, 2020. Scenery Orbx released a fresh TrueEarth scenery package last month coving the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. You can find us on one of these beaches! Following the theme of European summer holiday destinations, Aerosoft + Stairport Sceneries are releasing scenery covering […]

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July 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of July, 2020. Scenery We’re always a fan of freeware scenery for X-Plane, especially when it looks like this! Sea2Sky released their first X-Plane scenery package, Tokyo Narita International (RJAA), this month. Rising Dawn Studios is known for adding crazy levels of detail and customization […]

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New Xavion Weather Maps

Xavion is an iPad app that Austin wrote to give weather and guidance to pilots while flying real aircraft. Xavion downloads huge amounts of real weather data, both from the internet and the FAA’s ADSb system, and displays it to the pilot in a manner easy to digest in the middle of a flight. See […]

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June 2020’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of June, 2020. Scenery Scenery developer Bruno Reichert released an excellent new freeware scenery package for Kagoshima – RJFK in June. Aircraft Aerobask released a new Lancair Legacy RG. Longtime X-Plane developer Thranda released their latest X-Plane aircraft, a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter! This aircraft […]

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