X-Plane Is Realistic Flight Simulator For iPhone

Laminar Research has announced that they are porting their flagship software X-Plane 9, the popular flight simulator for the Mac, PC, and Linux, to the iPhone and iPod touch. With X-Plane 9, users can fly though their choice of weather conditions in the airplane of their choice in a realistic simulated environment.

The software utilizes blade element theory to create the most accurate possible flight model available. It’s earned FAA certification for logging of flight time, making itself the Gold Standard for flight simulators.

With X-Plane 9, users can chose between different times of day, weather, sky conditions, wind, turbulence and airplanes. Flights are set in Innsbruck, Austria, a place with some of the most stunning but difficult to navigate terrain.

“We here at Laminar Research are still a bit shell-shocked at how powerful this little device is, and how much power in flight simulation can be stuffed into it… the power of X-Plane can now be had with you… anywhere.”

X-Plane 9 is available in the App Store for $9.99.

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