Laminar Research is excited to present the release of X-Plane 12. This flight simulator includes 18 unique aircraft models and over 17,000 detailed 3D airports – all with new ground textures, towers and pavement effects to enhance realism.

“We’re thrilled to share X-Plane 12 with the world after years of hard work to take our flight simulator to the next level. Preparing this release has involved re-writing almost every aspect of the application to implement first-principles physics and rendering in the tireless pursuit of ultimate realism“ said Thomson Meeks – Director of Operations.

X-Plane 12 is the most realistic and powerful flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems/behavior and an immersive simulation of the world. X-Plane 12 is built by pilots and engineers – for everyone who craves a realistic flight simulation experience. Over the past 20 years, X-Plane has proven itself a favorite among aviation enthusiasts/gamers and an indispensable tool for real-world pilots, flight instructors and aircraft designers.

New Engine Features in X-Plane 12

  •  Volumetric 3D Clouds
  •  Physics-Based Photometric Lighting Model
  •  Worldwide 3D Water
  •  Rewritten AI-Air Traffic Control System
  •  Global 3D Forests
  •  Seasonal Textures and Weather Effects
  •  Revamped Real Weather Data

New Aircraft in X-Plane 12

  •  Airbus A330
  •  Cessna Citation X
  •  Lancair Evolution
  •  Cirrus SR22
  •  Piper PA-18 Super Cub
  •  Van’s RV-10
  •  F-14 Tomcat
  •  Robinson R22 (plus a floats version)

Get X-Plane 12 from the creator directly or on Steam.

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