For X-Plane Mac/Windows/Linux 11.00 and later:
When the Pros fly their flight simulators for currency-checks, an instructor is hiding behind the scenes, setting location, weather, and inducing simulated aircraft failures during the flight test.
The goal is to survive the flight… despite the impossible weather, aircraft weight and balance, and equipment failures that are being triggered by the devilish instructor cowering behind the pilot.
Now, you can get this experience in X-Plane for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux personal computers by running this App on your iPad or iPhone (…with, of course, a willing tormentor to set all the various failures at the worst-possible time! Or just set them yourself.. the interface is clean and fast.
Here is how it works:
Simply fire up X-Plane on your Macintosh, Windows, or Linux personal computer and Control Pad on your iPhone or iPad. As long as they are all logged into the same WIFI network, they will see each other, and: Viola! You now have an Instructor Operator Station for X-Plane on your iPhone or iPad!
Now, on your iPad, you can load aircraft, set location, set the weight and balance of the airplane you are flying, set the weather in X-Plane, see a map complete with plan and profile views to see how well you are flying your approaches, and even induce any of the aircraft equipment failures possible in X-Plane (currently, about 1,000 possible failures!)
So, with this App, you can take X-Plane from a fun flight simulator up to a pro-level training experience.. assuming, of course, that you can handle the heat.
Networking improvements with X-Plane.
Bug fix where multiple airports and fixes and NAVAIDs of the same ID in different parts of the world could be confused is now fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Works well but breaks connection to Foreflight
I like this better than running IOS on my PC because this allows me to graphically reposition the airplane which I can’t seem to do when running IOS on the PC. The only downside with this app on iPad is that it breaks the Xplane to Foreflight connection so you lose position on Foreflight
Useful tool for BATD CFI, needs a couple of things
I’m a flight instructor and I also teach on a Basic Aviation Training Device out of the office, and found this tool to be equal to the $2000 product that the simulator company sells, and can’t recommend it strongly enough to instructors who use simulators.
One problem is that “Smoke in Cockpit” is actually a massive bird strike that causes random failures, which is excellent, but it -doesn’t- reset the wildlife setting that it changes in X-Plane, so, the next person to operate the simulator sees a flock of birds or a herd of deer bounding across the runway. Hilarious for me, terrifying for them, but, it would be nice for that feature to properly reset itself.
The user interface is a good start but it needs a visual overhaul with the buttons and features arranged properly, and this will be a five-star app.
Looks Ugly, Works Great
Excellent tool for quickly selecting airports, aircraft, and failures in X-Plane 11. The maps and gls are excellent additions. Yes, the UI and app are ugly and need work, but it is very easy to use and convenient especially when I am in VR and want to make a quick change. I just pull the oculus off for a few seconds and make needed changes on the phone.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.