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About This Manual This is version 10.50 of the manual to the home and professional versions of X‑Plane (X-Plane 10 Global and X‑Plane 10 for Professional Use, respectively).
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Welcome to the world of props, jets, single- and multi-engine airplanes, as well as gliders, helicopters and VTOLs.
X‑Plane contains subsonic and supersonic flight dynamics, allowing users to predict the flight characteristics of the slowest aircraft or the fastest.
X‑Plane also includes more than 30 aircraft in the default installation, spanning the aviation industry and its history.
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X-Plane is the world’s most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator for personal computers, and it offers the most realistic flight model available.
X-Plane is not a game, but an engineering tool that can be used to predict the flying qualities of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft with incredible accuracy.
Because X‑Plane predicts the performance and handling of almost any aircraft, it is a great tool for pilots to keep up their currency in a simulator that flies like the real plane, for engineers to predict how a new airplane will fly, and for aviation enthusiasts to explore the world of aircraft flight dynamics.