Past, Present, and Future X-Plane webinar should be interesting

The Flight Sim Association is hosting their next webinar and it has an interesting guest in the form of X-Plane creator and Laminar Research founder Austin Meyer who will look at the past, the present and… the future of X-Plane. That’s got my attention piqued! X-Plane next gen? We’ve already seen a couple of teasers…

X-Plane teases new fleet for next generation

Typically, it’s the third party developers that have breathed life into X-Plane’s aircraft line-up adding innumerable options including some very high quality and high profile types. That said, there is a place and a role for built in aircraft and we have our first tease for the next generation of X-Plane and what will be…

X-Plane ‘next generation technology’ video teases future

It’s been a long time since we heard from Laminar Research about their plans for the future of X-Plane but the wrapper is slowly starting to come off of what the next generation will be for the popular sim with a video that showcases what’s next. Short but sweet X-Plane 11 released in November of…

X-Plane 11 staggers roll out important 11.50 release

The update that has been very long awaited for in the X-Plane community is the release of version 11.50 – the Vulkan update. Because the release is so consequential to X-Plane, the developers are rolling it out quietly with a phased approach that will slowly add people to the access list over the next couple…

X-Plane devs ask “Are we there yet?” with Vulkan update

The wait for Vulkan on X-Plane has been a long one with Laminar Research, developers of X-Plane, having spent much of the last few years perfecting a whole new rendering engine for their sim and the new API. The initial results from beta testers have been great and with version 11.50 beta 15 now out…

X-Plane 11.50 beta goes all the way to 13!

For the past few months, Laminar Research, the developer of X-Plane 11 have been busy releasing new beta versions of the X-Plane 11.50 patch. While the patch number may sound innocuous its actually one of the biggest updates for the X-Plane series in quite a while and with it comes some impressive performance changes to…

Thrustmaster is teasing… something

On Thursday, Thrustmaster is going to reveal… something. The company posted a tweet yesterday that teased something flight related showing off a multi-monitor setup, some table mounts with nothing on them, and a tag line saying “Get ready to fly.” Interest piqued? Best guess There are a few things to note within the teased image…

X-Plane’s Vulkan API finally comes to beta!

People have been waiting for a very long time for this and it’s finally on the cusp of arrival – it’s the new Vulkan API for X-Plane 11 and it’s likely to make some dramatic improvements to X-Plane’s graphics rendering and consequently making for a smoother and higher performance experience. This is what I’ve been…

FS Expo price increase coming

Flight-Sim Expo 2019 is coming up in just under a month now. If you’re on the fence about coming to Flight-Sim Expo 2019 in Orlando Florida this year, now may be the time to jump in as prices are increasing tonight. Plus, we now have a good look at the floor arrangement for the show…