For X-Plane Mac/Windows/Linux 11.00 and later:
When the Pros fly their flight simulators for currency-checks, an instructor is hiding behind the scenes, setting location, weather, and inducing simulated aircraft failures during the flight test.
The goal is to survive the flight… despite the impossible weather, aircraft weight and balance, and equipment failures that are being triggered by the devilish instructor cowering behind the pilot.
Now, you can get this experience in X-Plane 10 for or Macintosh, Windows, and Linux personal computers by running this App on your iPad or iPhone (…with, of course, a willing tormentor to set all the various failures at the worst-possible time! or just set them yourself.. the interface is much cleaner and faster than the standard X-Plane 10 interface.)
Here is how it works:
Simply fire up X-Plane on your Macintosh, Windows, and Linux personal computer and Control Pad on your iPhone or iPad. As long as they are all logged into the same network, they will see each other, and: Viola! You now have an Instructor Operator Station for X-Plane on your iPad!
Now, on your iPad, you can load aircraft, set location, set the weight and balance of the airplane you are flying, set the weather in X-Plane, see a map complete with plan and profile views to see how well you are flying your approaches, and even induce any of the aircraft equipment failures possible in X-Plane (currently, up to 554 possible failures!)
So, with this App, you can take X-Plane from a fun flight simulator up to a pro-level training experience.. assuming, of course, that you can handle the heat.
Minor UI tweaks to support all X-Plane aircraft on all iOS device sizes.
Ratings and Reviews
Looks Ugly, Works Great
Excellent tool for quickly selecting airports, aircraft, and failures in X-Plane 11. The maps and gls are excellent additions. Yes, the UI and app are ugly and need work, but it is very easy to use and convenient especially when I am in VR and want to make a quick change. I just pull the oculus off for a few seconds and make needed changes on the phone.
Works fine but...
Needs work on interface. Buttons overlap and just looks boring. I could get everything to work, but it just needs better layout and some true UI care. Windows 10 & XP11. 5 stars if it had better layout and look.
Works well but breaks connection to Foreflight
I like this better than running IOS on my PC because this allows me to graphically reposition the airplane which I can’t seem to do when running IOS on the PC. The only downside with this app on iPad is that it breaks the Xplane to Foreflight connection so you lose position on Foreflight
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.