X-Plane 12 is a flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems and an immersive simulation of the world.

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.