X-Plane 12 is a flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems and an immersive simulation of the world.

South Carolina, USA – December 19, 2022 –  Laminar Research is excited to present the release of X-Plane 12. This flight simulator includes 18 unique aircraft models and over 17,000 detailed 3D airports – all with new ground textures, towers and pavement effects to enhance realism. “We’re thrilled to share X-Plane 12 with the world after years of hard work to take our flight simulator to the next level. Preparing this release has involved re-writing almost every aspect of the application to implement first-principles physics and rendering in the tireless pursuit of ultimate realism“ said Thomson Meeks – Director of Operations. X-Plane 12 is the most realistic and powerful flight simulator with real-world physics, accurate aircraft systems/behavior and an immersive simulation of the world. X-Plane 12 is built by pilots and engineers – for everyone who craves a realistic flight simulation experience. Over the past 20 years, X-Plane has proven itself a favorite among aviation enthusiasts/gamers and an indispensable tool for real-world pilots, flight instructors and aircraft designers. New Engine Features in X-Plane 12    • Volumetric 3D Clouds    • Physics-Based Photometric Lighting Model    • Worldwide 3D Water    • Rewritten AI-Air Traffic Control System    • Global 3D Forests    • Seasonal Textures and Weather Effects    • Revamped Real Weather Data New Aircraft in X-Plane 12    • Airbus A330    • Cessna Citation X    • Lancair Evolution    • Cirrus SR22    • Piper PA-18 Super Cub    • Van’s RV-10    • F-14 Tomcat    • Robinson R22 (plus a floats version) Check out the trailer on YouTube. Get X-Plane 12 from the creator directly or on Steam. About Laminar Research Laminar Research is the creator of the X-Plane franchise of flight simulators, including X-Plane 12, the latest iteration of their desktop application. X-Plane 12 is available in both a consumer version and an FAA/EASA certifiable professional version. Laminar also offers X-Plane versions for both iOS and Android. X-Plane’s flight model, scope, versatility, customizability, and 3rd party add-on availability make it the ultimate flight simulation experience for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, and mobile platforms.