X-Plane 10 is the latest version of a simulator that has been in development continuously for almost 20 years. Designed to be the most flexible flight simulator it is usable on Windows, Mac and Linux systems and has a fully open structure that allows the virtual pilot to customise every part whether they want to fly light aircraft, military jets, helicopters or heavy iron.
The civilian jets available to fly in the game are the Cirrus Vision SF50 and the SR-71 Blackbird.
The fighter jets available to pilot are:
- The F/A 22 Raptor Jet
- The AV-8B Harrier Jet
- The Boeing B-52G Stratofortress Bomber Jet
- The Viggen JA37 Jet
- The F-4 Phantom II Jet
Release Date: 15th November 2013
Available on: Linux, Mac, Windows
F-4 Phantom II Jet Flight Video
F-22 Raptor Jet Flight Video
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X-Plane 10 is so realistic (USA Themed and repeated globally) its been approved by the FAA (Americas aviation authority) as a certified training tool. The virtual world in X-Plane 10 is what makes this version different from previous versions. The Plausible World is a new style of virtual landscape that revolutionizes simulation. Created from many real world databases you will see almost all roads and built-up areas exactly as they are around you. The completely new rendering engine shows the world around you in high detail and with global illumination so lights behave like real lights.
Air Traffic Control will guide you from start-up to shut-down and also controls the other aircraft around you. Those other aircraft are not robotic as they are in other simulators, but they interact with the world in the same way as your own aircraft does. They will fight the same cross winds and turbulence as you encounter, they will need more runway to stop when the weather conditions are not favourable. Just like real pilots do, you will watch their take-off to be prepared for what your take-off will be like. Its still simulated but it gets very close to real aviation!
X-Plane 10 is built with the future in mind and makes full use of the hardware in your system: if you own a fast multi-core machine you will be able to simulate more aircraft around you and see more details but even with a moderate spec machine
F-4 Phantom II Jet Screenshots
F/A 22 Raptor Jet Screenshots
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X Plane is developed by Laminar Research.