The comprehensive and powerful X-Plane Global flight simulator is one of the most realistic flying programmes available, and has now been optimised for 64-bit systems including PC, Mac and Linux.
More than a game
X-Plane is not merely a aircraft flying game, it's actually a full engineering tool that can be employed to predict the flying attributes of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with unerring accuracy.
Get to grips with the real feel of an aircraft if you're a real aviation enthusiast, and if you're a real-life pilot, use the simulator to maintain your flying chops thanks to its incredibly true-to-life feel and controls. It's so detailed that engineers can use it to predict the handling of a new aircraft.
New features to blow your mind
All of the many high-quality aeroplane models present in X-Wing Global benefit from detailed 3D cockpits, making you feel like you're right in the aircraft.
There's a brand new system that automatically generates believable scenery for the whole planet, including a highly-detailed cloud and weather rendering system. The flight model has been augmented with power and accuracy, and the ATC and AI Aircraft system has been completed overhauled for a more seamless experience.
Adding to the realism is the facility to take greater advantage of multi-core CPUs, harnessing the full potential of your computer.
Choose a plane or design your own
Subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics are included in X-Plane, so you'll be able to predict the flight characteristics of the slowest or fastest aircraft. There are over 30 aircraft provided in the default programme, taking in the aviation industry and its history.
These exciting planes include the Bell 206 JetRanger, Cessna 172, B-2 Bomber and even the Space Shuttle. You can download more than 1,400 other models from the internet – many for free. If none of these satisfies your needs, design your own plane and give it a test flight.
As far as the eye can see
X-Plane's full scenery package encompasses the Earth in breathtaking resolution from 74° north to 60° south latitude.
Land at any of more than 33,000 airports, or test your nerve by landing your plane on aircraft carriers, oil rigs, frigates (which roll and pitch with the waves), or helipads at the top of buildings.
We are airborne
You'll even be able to realistically model the flight of remote-controlled model aircraft, carry out an air-launch in an X-15 or Space Ship One from the mother ship or achieve nerve-shredding re-entries into Earth's atmosphere in the Space Shuttle.
Embark on flights with friends on the internet or a LAN, douse forest fires with water or shoot approaches to aircraft carriers at night in stormy conditions and rough water in a damaged F-4. The range of simulated situations is simply thrilling.
X-Plane Global includes incredible features that enhance its superb realism and the depth of your experience.
Weather modelling adjusts conditions to test your abilities and convey more real airplane handling. Set the conditions yourself or download current real-world weather from the internet to give yourself the truest flight. There's also the option to fly in instructor-controlled conditions to test your mettle in specific circumstances.
Via the online manual, you can access a free course to help you get started, sending you a few emails in a month to get you going properly.
Leading the flight simulation pack, X-Plane Global takes you to the clouds and beyond.
Product code: 074121