Category: News

Helisimmer Interview with Austin Meyer

Helisimmer interviewed Austin Meyer about the process behind creating X-Plane 11 and plans for the future, with an emphasis on helicopters of course: Will we ever see tiltrotors again in X-Plane? Do you plan on providing better support for this kind of aircraft? OOOOOOHHHHHHHHH so funny you asked that. If I could tell you the […]

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X-Plane 11 is now out of beta testing!

The beta period for X-Plane 11 has now ended and the final version is now available! In addition, X-Plane 11 is now available for purchase in the Steam store, as Pro-Use Digital Download and Pro-Use USB keys, and will shortly be available on DVDs as well. Now the Laminar Research team will get started working on […]

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Interview with Alex Unruh, X-Plane Art Director

Question: When and how did you get started with X-Plane? Do you have an aviation or design background? Alex Unruh: I have been dabbling in flight simulation for as long as I can remember. I’m pretty sure that I’ve been an aviation nut even longer than that! My first exposure was Graphsim’s F/A-18 Hornet 1.0, […]

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Tutorial: Saving and Loading Flights in X-Plane 11

In X-Plane 11 you can save and share your flight in a few different ways: screenshots, movies, situation files, and replay files. Replay and situation files can only be used in X-Plane, but movies and screenshots can be shared however you’d like. By default, X-Plane saves all these files in the Output folder. Situations and […]

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Tutorial: Customizing X-Plane 11 Weather

X-Plane 11’s weather is simple to set when you just want to get flying, but also powerful enough to allow minute customization if you want to control every aspect of the sim world. In this video we discuss the three weather modes in X-Plane 11 and how to get the most from the Weather Settings screen.

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X-Plane 11 Featured on Wired

X-Plane 11 was featured on Wired.com with a glowing review titled “The New X-Plane Flight Sim Is So Ridiculously Detailed, It Even Has Catering Trucks.” From the article: “Over a week spent digitally flying around the world, from Sea-Tac to LaGuardia to Nepal’s terrifying Lukla airport, I saw X-Plane’s two-pronged appeal: It’s as much fun […]

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X-Plane Mobile 10.4.1 Update Available

Our families wanted us to spend the holidays with them but we said, “No way! Our users want these changes and they want them now!” So armed with some leftover ham and a few cartons of egg-nog, we set off to bring you this update… FEATURE: Optionally start with engines and systems off! (check aircraft […]

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What People Say About X-Plane 11

“The Beauty of X-Plane 11” by 63 Degrees Right I would like to express my astonishment with X-Plane 11. I cannot begin to find the words to describe how impressed I am….What a game changer. The lighting, the AI, the fog and haze is just mind blowing. I can’t imagine the time and effort you have […]

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