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…

Aerobask lays out X-Plane 12 plans and upgrade pathways

As we head towards the eventual release of X-Plane 12, many are asking if its worth spending any money on currently available materials until we know what the upgrade pathway is for X-Plane 12. Another developer, Aerobask, has laid out their plans for the upgrade pathway as well as their plans for their in-development aircraft…

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…

Goals in flight simulation in 2022

Last year I wrote myself some goals for 2021 and I am pleased to report that I have achieved most or all of my goals that I set out for myself. Although I didn’t spend as much time with bombers as I had hoped, I did do most of the other things that I set…

FSA to host ‘Year-End Cross-Community Panel Discussion’

The folks at Flight Simulation Association have pulled together an impressive panel to discuss flight sims in 2022 and beyond. There are quite a few high profile and highly anticipated product releases coming up and this next year looks like it will potentially top what we saw from the simulation world in the last couple…

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…