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Honeycomb Yoke Giveaway

Our friends at Honeycomb Aeronautical have started accepting pre-orders for their new Alpha Flight Controls yoke. This brand new yoke and X-Plane really make the perfect pair. We’re giving away one of the first units that they ever made. Here are some details on what you need to know to win! Follow both @XPlaneOfficial and […]

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Q&A with Gateway Artist Raligard

Raligard is an active scenery artist living in Blue Bell, PA (Near Philadelphia), whose outstanding Gateway airport submissions include John F. Kennedy International (KJFK), Vancouver International (CYVR), and Punta Gorda (KPGD). Q: Why did you choose X-Plane as your flight simulator? A: It was the next logical step up from FSX, and the demo proved […]

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July’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of July, 2019. Scenery Following up on their giant TrueEarth Washington package, Orbx released three new detailed airports in this region – all on the same day, no less! You can find Isreal’s Farm (WA56), Anacortes (74S) and Darrington Municipal here on the Orbx site. […]

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X-Plane 11.35 Aircraft System Updates

X-Plane 11.35 includes updates to the fuel, bleed air, & pressurization systems. While these changes are of particular note for aircraft authors, they are also indicative of our constant drive to make the simulator as realistic as possible. Having more options for aircraft authors makes designing aircraft easier & more flexible. The new pressurization system […]

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KingAir C90B FMOD Sound

The KingAir C90B is a twin turboprop plane produced by Beechcraft, which now has updated sound effects in X-Plane 11.35! FMOD sounds are recorded from the real aircraft for the greatest fidelity and nuance. You’ll be able to recognize the aircraft’s signature sounds, such as the clicking of the PT-6 igniters. In this video we […]

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Boeing 737-800 FMOD Sounds

The Boeing 737-800 has been updated with sleek FMOD sound effects in X-Plane 11.35! FMOD sound reacts to the physics of the world, and everything you do makes a difference in what you hear. Hear the doppler effect on the engine noise, or note how different switches sound. In this video we take a tour […]

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X-Plane 11 Landmarks: New York City, NY, USA

New York City is the most populous and popular city in the United States. NYC real estate is some of the most expensive in the world, but you can take in the sights while avoiding crowds of tourists with the new scenery landmarks in X-Plane 11.35. Some of the most famous bridges are represented, such […]

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June’s Best X-Plane Add-Ons

Here are some of our favorite add-ons from the month of June, 2019. Scenery June was a huge month for fresh scenery. We released X-Plane 11.35 (currently in open beta) with Washington D.C. and New York landmarks and there were several high profile releases from the community.   Orbx released their long-awaited TrueEarth Washington State […]

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New & Improved Airports in X-Plane 11.35

X-Plane 11.35 (currently in beta testing) includes nearly 1000 new and updated global airports! Our volunteer scenery artists are constantly improving the scenery and have submitted over 10,000 3D airports to the Scenery Gateway as of this year. The video below shows some of the most outstanding airports now included in X-Plane, or you can […]

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X-Plane 11 Landmarks: Washington D.C., USA

Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States, and as such, it has numerous iconic landmarks which are now faithfully represented in X-Plane 11. The National Mall has a high concentration of these important spots, such as the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool between them. Of course, no visit […]

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