X-Plane 12 hands-on demo – new airplanes, new scenery, new options (flight simulator tips)

X-Plane has been aviation’s most realistic flight simulator for the past decade, with incredibly life-like scenery, detailed cockpits, and realistic aerodynamic modeling. It’s our preferred option for pilots who need an at-home training tool. The latest version is a major upgrade, with an update to the aerodynamic profiles in the digital world as well as a complete overhaul of the weather engine. It’s faster than ever to get started, but there are still dozens of options for power users to customize every mission. Choose the airplane, location, and weather to make every flight exactly what you want.

In this livestream, Sporty’s flight sim expert Chris McGonegle shows the new X-Plane off, flying a Cessna 172 from DCA.

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