By signing up, you’ll be able to learn all the most important features of X‑Plane at your own pace, without having to search through the manual for the feature you’re interested in.
Aircraft included range from the Sikorsky S–76 and Cessna 172 to the Space Shuttle and the B–52 Bomber.
Additionally, some 2,000 additional aircraft models can be downloaded from the Internet (and Google are good places to start looking), many of which are completely free.
X‑Plane contains subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, allowing users to predict the flight characteristics of the slowest aircraft or the fastest.
X‑Plane includes more than 15 aircraft in the default installation, spanning the aviation industry and its history.
Because X‑Plane predicts the performance and handling of almost any aircraft, it is a great tool for pilots to keep up their currency in a simulator that flies like the real plane, for engineers to predict how a new airplane will fly, and for aviation enthusiasts to explore the world of aircraft flight dynamics.
Welcome to the world of props, jets, single- and multi-engine airplanes, as well as gliders, helicopters and VTOLs.Custom airplane or helicopter designs can even be created and flown using X‑Plane and the included Plane Maker software.X-Plane is used by world-leading defense contractors, air forces, aircraft manufacturers, and even space agencies for applications ranging from flight training to concept design and flight testing.PDF manuals are available in German, French, and Spanish.Quick Start Guides are available in Japanese and Chinese.For a PDF version of this manual, use an HTML to PDF converter such as