XAirports is a utility app that allows owner's of the popular flight simulator "X-Plane" to easily set COM and NAV radio frequencies and autopilot parameters while flying. This avoids pausing the sim to look up, memorize, and enter frequency data, as well as to fiddle with virtual knobs.
XAirports is also a database software, containing over 34.000 airports available in X-Plane, plus associated ATC, ILS and VOR objects.
XAirports provides a moving map and displayes the player and AI planes as well as all database objects.
Last but not least, XAirports can also display, save to disk and print PDF airport charts (SID/STAR) from a variety of publicly available sources.
-Database containing 35000 airports, 42000 runways, 22000 ATC, 3500 ILS and 9500 VOR.
-Select COM/NAV radio frequencies with a mouse click and sent them to X-Plane, without the need to look up and memorize numbers, or pause the sim
-Display, print and save airport charts (SID/STAR etc.) from over a dozen different sources
-quickly set Auto-Pilot parameters and the Transponder
-Filter database by airport name, ICAO code or runway length
-sort airports by distance to your aircraft
-sorting by distance and filtering by runway length answers, for example, the question "what's the nearest airport where my Airbus A380 can land at?"
-display airports and nav aids as well as aircraft from X-Plane on a moving map.
-Choose from 13 different map types. (IAP)
-import and export your custom scenery data into and from the app (IAP)
*SUPPORTED FLIGHT SIMULATORS
- X-Plane 9.70
- X-Plane 10
- X-Plane 11
- Note: works out-of-the-box, no X-Plane plug-ins need to be installed
- removed the ability to choose arbitrary text/background colors
- added support for dark mode on macOS 10.14 Mojave
- fixed potential connection issues when connecting to X-Plane running on another host computer
- improved airport chart availability for many airports
Ratings and Reviews
Essential X-Plane Companion
I have been flying with XPlane for a few years now. During that time I have experimented with most of the available enhancements to XPlane. One of the best I have found is X-Airports. This is a small application that works in tandem with XPlane to provide essential information about airports and flight tracking as you complete a route. It does not interfere with the XPlane functionality in any way. In fact it enhances it by providing needed information about where your aircraft is and what you can expect at departure and destination airports. One of its best features is the ability to select airport radio frequencies and send them to your X-Plane radio with a mouse click. No need to fiddle with the sometimes awkward XP radio interface. A recent upgrade also includes local high and low-level navigation charts. This app works as a stand-alone Mac application and as an iPhone/iPad app. If you’re looking for an essential XPlane utility I would rank this at the top.
I love this APP, I use it all the time. If there was only one thing that I would like to see included would be a weather overlay on top of the map… The PERFECTION.
Used to work great
I loved this app until the current update. Now it crashes every time I try to open the map.
Developer Response ,
Please file a support request using Help > Contact the Developer.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.