• X-Plane

    Interview With Francesco Cekko

    Francesco Cekko got into development the way many people do--by wishing for some add-on for his sim and realizing the only way to get it was to make it himself. He started by slowly learning to create X-Plane scenery but has since learned to make aircraft too. Learn more about him in our interview.

    July 24, 2014, 10:53 am

    Japan - X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery V2 Released

    Andras Fabian announces the release of his HD Mesh Scenery v2 covering Japan. This offers the same features as his other X-Plane mesh including updated OSM data, vastly improved landclass and additional tree lines. The scenery is now available from the FlightSim.Com file library.

    July 24, 2014, 7:48 am

    Probus Simulation - This Is Your Captain Episode I

    Have you ever wanted to have your own airline? Well, you found it! This Is Your Captain from Probus Simulation Software is just that. Episode one brings you a personal airline located at the Panama hub, with twenty four flight plans carrying passengers and freight all over Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

    July 22, 2014, 8:49 am

    Appropel Releases Copilot X v2.10

    Appropel announces the release of Copilot X v2.10, the Android app that allows control of X-Plane using voice commands. This release adds the ability to program airports, VORs, NDBs, and fixes into the GPS and FMS systems.

    July 21, 2014, 1:23 pm

    Announcing Stradale Racing Sim From Laminar Research

    Laminar Research, creators of X-Plane, has announced Stradale Racing Simulator, an auto racing simulator for the mobile iPad and iPhone platforms. The product, conceived and designed by Laminar founder Austin Meyer, was built using the same concept of Laminar's showcase product, X-Plane 10 by utilizing real physics to model engine power, aerodynamic forces, and tire cohesion.

    July 21, 2014, 11:41 am

    Agusta Westland AW139 For X-Plane Updated

    Now available from X-Rotors is the updated v3.5.1 Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter for use with X-Plane 10. The AW139 is a modern, medium-size, twin-turbine helicopter that is capable of a variety of roles.

    July 18, 2014, 10:24 am

    X-Plane 10 goes live on Steam as Best-Seller

    X-Plane 10, the modern 64-bit desktop flight simulator from Laminar Research, has made its debut as a digital download on the popular Steam platform. On the first day of its release X-Plane skyrocketed to the number #7 on the Top-Seller list in Steam's USA store.

    July 16, 2014, 10:07 am

    Luis Gordo - Instruction Station v3

    Now available from Luis Gordo is Instruction Station v3. This utility is meant to assist aviation professionals, flight simulation enthusiasts and home cockpit builders using FS2004, FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane. The 'Instructor Station' allows you to set the aircraft on an approach to a runway of choice under any weather conditions with full control of simulator settings.

    July 15, 2014, 2:40 pm

    X-Plane 10 To Be Released On Steam

    X-Plane 10, the modern 64-bit desktop flight simulator from Laminar Research, will be shortly making its debut as a digital download on the popular Steam platform. X-Plane 10 was recently green-lighted by Steam and received top-ratings when voted on by Steam users for consideration for inclusion in their product offerings.

    July 9, 2014, 10:37 am

    Probus Simulation Software Announces This Is Your Captain Series

    Coming soon--Have you ever wanted to have your own airline? Well, you found it! This Is Your Captain from Probus Simulation Software is just that. Episode one brings you a personal airline located at the Panama hub, with twenty four flight plans carrying passengers and freight all over Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.

    July 8, 2014, 5:07 pm

    Carenado - CT206H Stationair HD Series For X-Plane 10

    Carenado presents the CT206H Stationair for X-Plane 10 from their HD Series. It includes features such as HD quality textures, 3D gauges, HQ stereo sounds, realistic behavior, five liveries and more.

    July 2, 2014, 2:07 pm

    Interview With Vasco Ribeiro

    Vasco Ribeiro enjoys making x-planes for X-Plane, that is, experimental planes that are quite different from the norm. He's also created some more common planes and now has quite a portfolio of models available. Learn more about his creations and their inspiration in our interview.

    July 1, 2014, 1:08 pm

    Review: C170B By Adrian Fernandez Gomez

    Adrian Fernandez Gomez has been creating add-on planes for years, most recently for X-Plane. Reviewer Shawn Weigelt describes his Cessna 170 as undoubtedly his finest work yet and among the best freeware planes available. Read his review to learn why.

    June 23, 2014, 10:39 am

    Interview With Ron Norvelle

    Designer Ron Norvelle is enjoying his retirement years creating freeware airplanes for X-Plane. He's had a lifelong interest in aviation, and some time as a private pilot too and that along with an enthusiasm for historic aircraft has shaped his design career. Learn more in our interview.

    June 14, 2014, 11:31 am

    Road Trip: Flight SimCon 2014

    Flight SimCon 2014 was held at the New England Air Museum recently. The convention concentrated on simpit construction and networked multi-player flying and included seminars and exhibits on these and other subjects. Nels Anderson represented FlightSim.Com at the event and reports on the happenings.

    June 11, 2014, 1:18 pm