Learn to fly radio controlled gliders and powered planes in this highly realistic flight simulator. You can use it to practise aerobatics, have a lazy fly on a rainy day, or challenge yourself with tasks such as races.

This free version has all the simulation features of the full version, but just has a handful of planes and sceneries for you to try. It also includes one race. It focuses particularly on simulating soaring flight - with realistic models of wind flow, turbulence and thermals. You can fly with AI/computer controlled planes too, keeping you company in the air.

The full version includes lots more planes (powered, including a quadcopter, as well as gliders), sceneries and races.

The sceneries include a variety of slope and flat field sites. Some are panoramic, with high graphical quality, but a fixed viewpoint. Others are 3D scenes where you can fly in or behind the plane.

It is highly configurable, so you can create and explore new terrains from inside the app, as well as adjust settings such as the wind modelling, aeroplane settings (including size and ballast) etc. You can create your own planes and sceneries on your desktop computer and import them into the app (see the support website).

If you've never flown a radio-controlled plane before, you'll probably find it hard to fly at first. Check the support website for a video and hints on how to fly. PicaSim won't teach you how to fly, but it can help you learn - persevere and the sky is the limit!

You can read a detailed review of PicaSim in the February 2013 edition of Radio Controlled Soaring Digest at - "PicaSim is a fantastic flight simulator ... after a short time it’s like having a real transmitter in your hands".

What’s New

Version 1.19.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

- Add Litermonthalle Nalbach scenery by Detlef Jacobi.
- Improve object editing and plane scaling.
- Graphical improvements. If upgrading on a low-end device, you may need to disable "Separate Specular" in the options if this causes too much slowdown.
- Reduce the wind strength in front of slopes slightly.

If you encounter problems after upgrading, try uninstalling/reinstalling, and if that doesn't work contact

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Aboss500 ,

Great game, one problem.

I love this game and I could play it all day. It’s physics are great and the planes are mostly good. I only have one problem, which is when I try to load the Max Bee plane, it changes to the default glider. I have an iPhone 7 and I do not know if the problem is related to the type of phone that I have. Thank you in advance for reading this review, and also for creating this great flight sim.

Legolas5533 ,

It's fine

If You want a plane sim that doesn't take up that much space it's good😃

Maowai ,

Actually helped me learn to fly IRL

I downloaded this game and played it here and there for about 2 weeks. I’m a beginner to RC aircraft and have been flying my current plane in a beginner/stabilized mode because of lack of experience.

I took the real plane out to fly today, and it was amazing how much more confident I felt flying in the expert mode after mastering the controls in this game.

All in all, the physics and controls are pretty accurate. You can customize control mixes, which helped me tune the behavior in the game to he flight characteristics of my plane in real life.

The only downside is that some of the planes appear to be broken. I.e they won’t load when I select them.


Danny Chapman
42.3 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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