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…

First flight Aerobask DA62 for X-Plane 11

X-Plane 11 community website and store, X-Plane.org, was recently celebrating their 20th year of operation discounting random aircraft and random times with some great sales. The Aerobask DA62, an aircraft I’ve contemplated buying several times over the last 9-months, came up with a 50% off sale so I jumped on it and have started flying…

First look at the Quest Kodiak for X-Plane 11

Being stuck in place for a while has me getting back into X-Plane 11 and thanks to some upgrades from TrueEarth Washington and Reshade, I’m at a point where I’m happier with the looks of the sim which means that I can really enjoy the flying experience again and have some fun sightseeing. But I…

Aerobask shows off stunning update for their Falcon 8X project

The licensed by Dassault Aviation Falcon 8X being created for X-Plane 11 by Aerobask is a magnum opus for the developer and an eagerly awaited addition to the small but growing ‘business jet’ class of aircraft for the sim. It’s been a while since we saw any big updates from the developer but that has…

Orbx announces TrueEarth Southern California for X-Plane 11

The Orbx TrueEarth series of products now extends all the way from Victoria British Columbia to just south of San Diego California with the announcement of TrueEarth Southern California. Let’s have a look! Completing the west coast One of the biggest visual enhancements you can make to X-Plane, turning their bland world map into one…

TorqueSim’s BN-2 Islander is now available

I’ve been so busy with Sturmovikfest recently that some other news has fallen by the wayside but I fully intend to catch up. Starting with X-Plane 11 and the TorqueSim BN-2 Islander which is now available to fly including in the latest versions of X-Plane. Let’s have a quick look! Utility and passenger aircraft The…

steveo1kinevo goes X-Plane, when real world flying isn’t an option

Some of you may know him and others may not but if you’re one of the 385,000 subscribers on steveo1kinevo’s YouTube channel you’ll know he’s one of the more prolific real world pilots who shares his flights on YouTube. Although he flies several different aircraft, it’s the TBM series that feature most heavily on his…

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…

Torquesim SR22 update

I’ve been keeping my eye on TorqueSim and their Cirrus SR22 being developed for X-Plane 11. This appears to be one of the hottest high-fidelity high-quality general aviation aircraft that we’ve seen in a little while for X-Plane and the latest developer diaries certainly have made convinced. Let’s check in on this project and see…