NOTE: This game requires an iPhone 4s / iPad 2 / iPad Mini 1/ iPod 5 or better.
Build airplanes by snapping parts together, designing wing sections, and attaching engines. At any time, you can strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies with realistic physics. If you're not in the mood for building, over 250,000 airplanes are available to download for free.
You have the tools you'll need to bring any airplane to life. Snap parts together to build your airplane's body. Place engines to add thrust. Design and attach wings and then strap yourself into the cockpit and see how it flies.
Over 250,000 airplanes are available to download for free from SimplePlanes.com. Find anything from old WW2 bombers to next-generation fighters to sci-fi spacecraft. You can upload your own airplanes and rise through the ranks from a bronze builder to a gold level builder.
DYNAMIC FLIGHT MODEL
Flight simulation at its finest. Every little change you make in the designer impacts how the airplane flies. Weight distribution, thrust, lift, and drag are all calculated continuously while flying. Parts can break off in spectacular fashion while flying due to over-stress or by hitting something. The fun won't stop there though. You can keep on flying even with a missing wing if you've got the skills.
Use all available parts to build airplanes with no restrictions. The sky is the limit. Literally.
Climb into the cockpit of one of your custom aircraft and see how it does in the challenges. Land on aircraft carriers, dodge surface-to-air missiles, race through courses, and so much more.
Tutorials will help players learn the basics of real airplane design and the considerations that need to be taken when airplanes are made.
Bug fixes and minor tweaks to the 1.8 update.
The full release notes for the major 1.8 update are here:
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent airplane sandbox!
I've had SimplePlanes for ages it seems, and am thoroughly impressed with every new update the game offers! While being similar to games like Kerbal Space Program, it has plenty of terrain to fly over, lots of challenges, and literally anything can be created in this game with enough practice. You can make jets, helicopters, seaplanes, passenger aircraft, boats, cars, and even trains if you feel like it! With over 300 hours of playtime, and over a year since downloading this, I would definately say I've gotten my money's worth. The website adds tons of downloadable aircraft if you're not an expert plane builder. My only possible complaints might be with the low quality of the water, but it isn't much to complain about. To anyone on the fence about getting a game like this, I think it's sure to be well worth it for any aviation enthusiasts, and fans of plane engineering!
Great game, except...
Ive had this game for about a week on iOS. It’s amazing overall, but I’ve noticed that building the planes can be very tedious.
One thing I really hope gets added in the future for this game is the feature of being able to select one piece of the build at a time, and move it individually. It’s very frustrating to attach a fuselage part to your aircraft, and try to move it once more after it’s touched the aircraft. It won’t move that single part alone. It moves the entire plane. The only way to redo it is by clicking the undo button multiple times. Also, you can’t individually delete a piece of a build once it’s attached because of that same issue.
It would be nice to have a feature that allows you to move pieces into one another, so that there’s no small gaps in your build. It would also allow for custom cockpit builds, like you would see on pc.
(If there’s a part of the game I missed which allows you to do these things, I apologize for writing a useless review.)
Other than that, this is an extremely good game and I’m really into it. Keep up the good work and thanks for putting in so much effort for your audience. Not a lot of developers are willing to do that today, so it’s nice to be reminded that there’s still some good people out there who care for their buyers.
Well, I got this game over a year ago and Your very impressed. SP is a very fun sandbox game that you can build almost anything in. The editor is very easy to use and the game comes with a wide variety of parts, weapons, and other gadgets like parachutes and countermeasure dispensers. You may start off not building very well in the beginning, but you will eventually get the hang of things. For more help, you could also join the online community. On the website, there are literally a million planes that you could download and play with for free! The other thing I would like to note is the variety of things you could build or download. You can build planes, tanks, cars, motorcycles, rockets, ships, and a lot more. Overall, O would say that this game is well worth the $5.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.