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X-Plane for iPad

By Laminar Research

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Welcome to the world of gliders, X-15's, F-22's, airliners, light planes, aircraft carriers, fighter jets, and much much much more, all in hi-res, and all in ONE HUGE APP, optimized to fill every single pixel of the iPad in ultimate detail.

We, the programmers of Laminar Research, announce X-Plane, optimized for for iPad!

X-Plane has been well known to be the most powerful, versatile, and accurate flight sim in the world, and is now available on the stunning new iPad platform!

The large screen and powerful processors of the iPad provide a tremendous amount of power that we have NOT seen in ANY mobile device to date.
As well, the huge touch-screen interface for cockpit control and accelerometer-based sensing for flight control allow an interface to the virtual cockpit that is simply amazing.

This newly-available power and size let X-Plane for iPad have stunning new graphics and interface that we have not yet seen in any mobile device.

Based on this amazing new power and interface, X-Plane for iPad includes new scenery terrain data at a much higher resolution than X-Plane for iPhone, with terrain textures that are FOUR TIMES AS DETAILED as our previous mobile simulations.

As well, X-Plane for iPad has airplane textures that are four times as detailed as previous mobile versions of X-Plane.

3-D buildings dot the terrain, with airport terminal buildings at Seattle, San Fran, and Innsbruk, Austria.

New instrument panels that are much more detailed than anything we have seen in any other mobile device grace the airplanes and helicopters.
These new instrument panels also have a fun new interface for changing radio frequencies that is uniquely suited to the iPad... you will have to TRY it to see how easy and intuitive it is!

As well, X-Plane for iPad maintains the best consumer-priced flight model of ANY flight simulator for ANY platform, so it REALLY FEELS LIKE FLYING as you soar through virtual terrains.

As well, we have a new interface for selecting airplanes and scenery that is really fun to use... simply swipe your way through images of aircraft and flying regions to choose your flight experience.

Also new is background Air Traffic Control radio chatter, to really give you the feeling of being in the cockpit of a real airplane, glider, or helicopter.

With the amazing new scenery offered by the power of the iPad, excellent flight model that we always expect from X-Plane, and a fun new interface, X-Plane for iPad provide a GREAT simulation experience as you fly through virtual worlds on your iPad.

What's New in Version 9.84

Tire smoke on landing!
This works in flight, and in replay.
This lets you really see whee you touched down, and adds realism of course.

When bad guys attack!
When flying a fighter, select whether or not you want bad guys coming after you in the airplane selection window.

Minor tweaks:
Space Shuttle more easily selectable from the scrolling list.
C-17 jet engine spool-up time is now more accurate, which really matters for the really low-speed, short-field approaches this plane is designed for.

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Customer Reviews

Cool Game!

A very cool game! Add some liveries for some passenger plane and add new passenger planes!

Add cockpit that we could look around
Add more airport and make buildings in every of them!
Add realistic planes that looked 3D and real
Add cargo planes
Add an real world like FSX
If did this for the next update, five star for U. If not, 1 star for U. Spread the word! be like Infinite Flights ( by Flying Developement Studio) , because now some of the reviewer starts deleting this game and start enjoying Infinite Flights. MADE DIS UPDATE! SPREAD THE WORD!

P.S I got Infinite Flights, and I AM about to delete this game. Spread The Word! (please and pretty please) DME???

This is a very good mobile flight sim App but there is no way a real pilot can practice approaches with this other than a few select ILS approaches because most of the planes featured in this app do not have DME ( Distance Measuring Equipment) which tells the pilot how far from a selected VOR or Localizer navaid he or she is. DME is a fundamental and basic function of aviation navigation and every REAL airplane that is offered in this game has DME... Even the lowliest of Cessna 172's has DME. I can't imagine why it is not included... I would think it's pretty basic and hopefully the developers will include it in an update. If there was DME a real pilot could actually practice many approaches and this app would be a fantastic practice tool for practicing instrument flying...but without DME it's relegated to just a silly game.

Very good, improvements could be made

To really do away with the competition here are something's that everyone is looking for

Multiple liveries for each plane

Break up on impact
(No bouncing planes but destruction that varies with the impact)
More failures
(Engine fire, engine break up, fuel leak, microburst etc)

More commercial and military jets
(Galaxy C5, comet, 757 etc)

Buildings actually being crash able

Multiplayer for more than two players

If you incorporate even some of these into your next update it will be superb!

X-Plane for iPad
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Sep 12, 2013
  • Version: 9.84
  • Size: 157 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Laminar Research

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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