From the X-Plane web site:
"X-Plane is the world's most comprehensive, powerful flight simulator, and has the most realistic flight model available for personal computers."
To learn more, see the X-Plane description page and the overview FAQ page.
Thanks to Billy Verreynne, Ron Lindenfeld, Robin Peel, Cormac Shaw, Ben Supnik, Papamac, and others for their contributions.
Updated for Version 9.21
Last revised: 9-Nov-2008. (Recently updated topics are highlighted in green. I'm just getting going on V9, so some areas are still under construction. Bear with me...)
Let's be clear about this - I run the FAQ because I feel like it, not because I'm employed to provide support for X-Plane. Please don't email me directly with tech support questions - unless they're really interesting I will ignore them.
You can also send questions to the tech list, where
- they will be seen by many people capable of answering them
- the answers will be visible to others as well.
There is also a moderated announcement list and an X-Plane chat list for more general discussion about aviation.
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