X-Plane Flight Simulator 9+

Real physics + 11k 3D airports

Laminar Research

    • 4.0 • 22.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The most realistic aircraft. The world at your fingertips. It’s not a game, it’s a flight simulator.

▶ "Highly recommended." — Mel Martin, Engadget ◀
▶ Featured by Apple in "Best New Games" ◀
▶ Over 1 million downloads! ◀

Come experience why real pilots fly X-Plane.

It starts with the flight model—the same flight model used in our FAA-certified desktop simulator—that’s complete enough to model the flex in your wings & the tilt in your landing gear.

Add to that our desktop-quality aircraft with multiple liveries and interactive 3-D cockpits—so detailed you can do a full startup procedure using the hundreds of buttons, knobs, & switches in the cockpit. With working gauges, flight displays, & more, these cockpits are as realistic as those in our full desktop sim.

But aircraft are no good without a place to fly them. That's why each of our 5 ▸free◂ regions features detailed terrain, lifelike city buildings, & 3D airports—complete with terminal buildings, jetways, hangars, & more.

Want more? Subscribe to unlock global scenery, and get access to over 37,000 airports, with more than 11,500 airports featuring 3D terminals, hangars, & more.


√ 9 ▸free◂ tutorials, teaching the basics of takeoffs & landings, traffic patterns, helicopters, & more
√ Massive multiplayer with thousands of other pilots and controllers in a single shared world (Professional subscribers only; non-subscribers can get free trial flights for a limited time)
√ Fully interactive cockpits on many aircraft, wired to real systems models, with working gauges, displays, buttons, & switches
√ Full startup procedures supported on many aircraft (optionally start any aircraft from cold & dark)
√ More than 50 systems modeled, each of which can be failed on command
√ Emergency scenarios
√ Combat missions


The app includes 2 aircraft (plus 5 scenery regions) for free. In addition, the following aircraft are available as in-app purchases:

• ▸Free!◂ Cessna 172SP w/ 4 liveries
• ▸Free!◂ Cirrus Vision SF50 w/ 5 liveries
• Cirrus SR22 w/ 3 liveries
• Cessna Citation X w/ 3 liveries
• Airbus A320 Airliner w/ 3 liveries
• Airbus A330-300 Airliner w/ 3 liveries
• Boeing B737-800 Airliner w/ 3 liveries
• Boeing B777-200ER Airliner w/ 3 liveries
• Boeing B747-400 Jumbo Jet w/ 3 liveries
• Bombardier CRJ200 Regional Jet w/ 3 liveries
• Douglas DC-3 Airliner w/ 3 liveries
• McDonnell Douglas MD-80 w/ 3 liveries
• A-10 Thunderbolt II (“Warthog”) Fighter
• F-22 Raptor Fighter
• F-4 Phantom II Fighter
• Beechcraft Baron B58
• Beechcraft King Air C90B
• Piper PA-18 Super Cub
• Piaggio P.180 Avanti
• Sikorsky S76 Helicopter


5 scenery regions are ▸free◂ for everyone!

• Oahu, Hawaii
• Grand Canyon
• Seattle/Tacoma, Washington
• Juneau, Alaska
• Innsbruck, Austria

Global scenery is available by purchasing a monthly or yearly subscription.


Come join tens of thousands of other pilots and controllers in a single, shared world!

Try the Fly-In of the Day to meet up with hundreds of other pilots, or explore the MMO world for more chance encounters.

Massive multiplayer is in early access—we wanted to get it in your hands as soon as possible—so we’re going to continue adding new features & improvements over the coming months.

Terms of Service available at: https://www.x-plane.com/x-plane-mobile-terms-of-service/

Download X-Plane now to experience aviation like never before.

What’s New

Version 12.2.4

Bugfixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
22.2K Ratings

22.2K Ratings

hanceville funeral ,

I don’t leave reviews but I am today!

This particular plane app is by far the best I’ve ever played, for mobile its without a doubt #1 on my list of best graphics and realism. The feel of it seems so real. In my opinion this is the only apple store plane simulator that is worth purchasing. It’s highly recommended! I’m not the one that goes leaving reviews cause I just never really had or have the time and sometimes I’m very inpatient, but I will actually for the first time go leave a positive review for an app. I play this simulator all the freaking time and surprisingly I’ve played it while at home being quarantined from a positive COVID test. Actually I’m doing just that at this moment. Grant yourself lucky cause I never leave reviews. But if u want a top notch simulator then this is your game. Everything is perfect but there may be one little feature I would love to have, a free flying feature for at least a couple of hours where you can fly any plane anywhere on earth for free without an immediate purchase. There could already be a feature and I haven’t found it yet but I would love to fly all planes, jets and helicopters for a few hours to actually see if I wanted to finally make a purchase. Other than that keep up the good work! I suggest anyone looking for an plane simulator to download this app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the amazing feedback and for leaving a review! We really appreciate the kind words here! Our aim always will be to offer the most realistic experience possible for both the desktop and mobile version. We are using some components from the desktop version and putting them on mobile. I will certainly pass on your suggestion of increasing the trial period and area. Finally, we wish you the best of luck with your recovery and hope X-Plane continues to help you through the quarantine. You may also want to check out the new beta which introduces Human ATC! https://x-plane.helpscoutdocs.com/article/115-mmo-atc-beta-testing-faq

Phantyparty ,

Awesome Game!!

This is an awesome realistic flight game! It has amazing graphics and many planes to choose from. But I do recommend that in your next update, you add more to your flight school thingie. It’s really fun for me to be guided in these flights. Also, I’m not sure or not if you can land in free flight mode, so that would be great if you could show how to land in free flight mode. But enough negative stuff. This is, by far, the best flight game I’ve ever played! I love how you included different airlines on the planes to fly for. I’m only 11 but I really like this game and I love how it has no ads! Maybe you could make a section that is more realistic to a real plane?? Like more controls and stuff? Because your game is already almost perfect but adding a more realistic section to your game would be a nice touch. I think that this is definitely the first game anyone should ever play before considering being a pilot! That’s what I want to be when I grow up! I love how it’s simple though! I’m still confused about how to lower the wing flaps or something though. If you could give more detail about that in the tutorial, that would be great! I love how it has a view of the cockpit and other views too, which most mobile flight games don’t have. Anyways, I love this game so so so much and would die without it! (Anyone reading should %100 download it! 😊

Leão doFlamengo ,

Fun but needs some improvement.

The game is way too touchy! The slightest movement of the hands and suddenly your diving, climbing to a stall, turning way off course, etc. there’s no real plans feel. I’ve flown in Cessna 172s several times, and had the plane flown as “touchy” as this game’s does, I’m sure I’d not be alive to write this.
Another thing is the plane panels are too dark and fuzzy to clearly see the instruments and what they’re doing. (Yes, I have my glasses on👍) I’ve tried to fly with the instruments, but I get lost on the front panel, especially when the plane is dipping and swerving when I’m trying to get my bearings.
Thirdly, on take-off, the rider automatically is set at a hard left. Took me a while to figure out why the plane kept running immediately to the left every time I went to take off. Holding the rider to the right so the plane will go somewhat straight forward can be quite tricky, especially with how touchy the plane’s controls and movement are.
These are for me the main problems with this game up to this point. Otherwise the details are moderately good and could make for enjoyable flying. It could be that there is something in the settings that I’m missing, I don’t know; so for now I can only give 3 ⭐️. I’d like to enjoy this game and buy other planes, but until these problems, at least, are fixed I can only give 3 ⭐️. Fix these and I can go to 5⭐️ and spend $ for more planes. I never give my hard earned $ on less than great games.

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