A330 trailer for X-Plane 12 is out!

Laminar Research has released a cinematic trailer featuring one of their new flyable aircraft, the Airbus A330, as a kind of teaser for X-Plane 12’s launch. Let’s have a look at the trailer and what we can learn about the aircraft in advance of the launch. Is it a “default” aircraft or something more? After…

X-Plane 12’s system requirements are out

The trickle of news from Laminar Research on X-Plane 12 continues and this time its news of the system requirements for X-Plane 12. News that will interest just about every simmer looking at upgrading to the new platform. Let’s have a look! Minimum and recommended requirements If you’re into flight sims, you know that this…

New details for X-Plane 12’s airports and default aircraft

New information and images are coming at us from Laminar Research and the team working on X-Plane 12. The latest images showcase two of the default aircraft shipping with the sim and the detail levels that have been reached on them. We also get a look at some of the airport details from the X-Plane…

Flight sim news round-up for Sunday Nov 14, 2021

As with many weeks, there’s a lot of activity going on all around our community. Those articles that I haven’t had a chance to write about individually are all presented here in my news round-up for Sunday, November 14, 2021. Check it out! VPC releases SharKa-50 control panel VPC have increased their number of available…

Laminar updates blog with two new X-Plane 12 updates

Interest is growing as Laminar Research begins to unveil their work on the next generation of X-Plane. X-Plane 12 has attracted lots of attention from its dedicated community and from simmers in general as the sim aims to compete with its old rival. The look of the sim is changing in a number of ways…

Checking in on X-Plane 11 and 12

When Microsoft Flight Simulator came out, I spent less time with X-Plane 11. By comparison, X-Plane 11 even with the latest updates is now coming up on 5-years in age. In a lot of ways, that age is showing in all kinds of places. At the same time, X-Plane 12 is now waiting in the…

What I’m hoping for from X-Plane ‘next gen’

Tomorrow, Laminar Research and the X-Plane team are going to be showing off more of their next generation X-Plane product at Flight Sim Expo 2021. There’s considerable excitement and a lot of guesses still remaining on just what the new sim will be offering, how it will be changing things up from the previous generation,…

What we know about the next generation of X-Plane

Last week, Austin Meyer, the founder of X-Plane, did a webinar with the Flight Sim Association from the Oshkosh Air Show. He talked quite a bit about the next generation of X-Plane and what their team has been busy doing. It was an interesting presentation and while it doesn’t fully let the cat out of…

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…