Infinite Flight

Infinite Flight Releases 20.1

Mobile flight simulator Infinite Flight has been updated to version 20.1. The brand new version of the flight sim includes the long-awaited B772 update, a complete rework of the B737 Cockpit and the global navigation data and instrument procedures. This means users can use real-world accurate SIDs and STARs, along with other procedures when flying on the flight simulator. The full blog post on the Infinite Flight website details everything, but we’ve summarised everything below.

The B772 is one of the most flown aircraft in Infinite Flight, but the aircraft was one of the first originally made for the sim. However, many wanted to have a brand new update which has now been created. This updated version of the 777-200ER includes animated cockpits, gear tilt, a functional APU and much more. Various liveries are also included such as KLM, British Airways and many more,

Whilst the 777 has seen a significant update, as has the 737. Now in the latest version, pilots can enjoy a fully reworked flight deck with working instruments including EICAS, PFD, Navigation Display, Flight Management Display for GPS monitoring, and so much more.

Alongside the changes to these aircraft is also Vertical Navigation (VNAV) integration. This is the first version of VNAV descent and will allow people to follow altitudes on the waypoints based on the new global navigation database. Speaking of the new database, version 20.1 will now enable pilots to fly true to life instrument procedures. Users without an Infinite Flight Pro subscription can still enjoy all of this data that fits within the region boundaries in solo mode.

You can learn much more about Infinite Flight on their website.

You can download the application for both iPhone and Android and get started today.

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Infinite Flight Version 20.1 Adding Instrument Procedures Support

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Mobile flight simulator Infinite Flight will be updated soon to version 20.1, which will add full Instrument Procedures. This means pilots will be able to perform real-world arrivals, approaches, or departure and also add it to their flight plans. This will be a global database of real-world nav data including all SIDs, STARs and approaches.

As with real-world procedures, pilots will be able to manually control set altitudes for waypoints and creating custom approaches. Furthermore, if you’re flying in the virtual online world on Infinite Flight with other friends and pilots, you can copy all waypoints and altitudes from the other pilot.

One of the most important features within Infinite Flight is direct integration and support with ForeFlight. You’ll be able to link up accounts and settings so you can visualise exactly the way you would in the cockpit. From manipulating procedures in your flight plan, removing waypoints and monitoring your instruments. The below video gives you an idea of how these functions will work.

Version 20.1 of Infinite Flight will be coming soon and all Infinite Flight Pro pilots will be able to enjoy all this worldwide navigation data at no extra cost. Pilots flying in solo mode will also have all data in the regions available to them with the app purchase.

You can find out more about Infinite Flight on their website. You can also read our overview of the platform here.

You can download the application for both iPhone and Android and get started today.

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Infinite Flight Developing Vulkan/Metal Implementation

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Vulkan and Metal are two popular buzzwords right now in the flight simulation space. With the promise of huge enhancements and performance improvements to platforms, it’s no wonder why the community are eager to see what the new technology will bring. Mobile flight simulator, Infinite Flight, is the simulator to confirm that development of integrating the technology is well underway. This huge development process is being titled Project Metal.

In a blog post via their website, backstory and what users can expect was shared. Currently, Infinite Flight uses OpenGL ES to run the engine behind the simulator. Whilst it has served the platform well for years, Apple now recommends using Metal. This recommendation means that there’s no telling for how long Apple will continue to support OpenGL ES, meaning that Infinite Flight must now develop using new technology or face future issues. This also means that Android users will also see an overhaul under-the-hood for their version to run with Vulkan.

“The only way for us to move forward is to overhaul our rendering backend to be able to take advantage of the newer graphics APIs (Metal on iOS and Vulkan on Android),” the blog post said.

The complex task requires a lot of work from the team without much immediate visual benefit to the user. However, as we’ve come to learn from Laminar Research’s updates, performance is where the true benefit of Vulkan/Metal lies. This improved performance means less processing overhead is required and means the developers can implement some new features. For example, dynamic lighting, improved aircraft shading and volumetric effects will all be possible thanks to harnessing additional resources from user’s devices.

It’s important to note that whilst the development of Project Metal is going, other work is still very much happening. Work on the previously announced B777-200 is moving along, along with the implementation of clouds.

You can read more about Project Metal on the Infinite Flight blog post.

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Infinite Flight Updated to Version 19.4 – Introducing the A350

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Mobile flight simulator Infinite Flight has released a significant update to the application that brings multiple improvements along with their most advanced aircraft yet: the Airbus A350.

The newest aircraft in the fleet represents many years of hard work from the team to bring realistic and interactive aircraft. Being the most requested aircraft by the community, the development team pulled out all the stops to give people an opportunity to fly the aircraft on the go.


The aircraft features a fully animated glass cockpit, which includes active displays. The displays will show onboard information for areas such as the Primary Flight and Navigation display, engine/system display, radio management, and much more. The auto flight system control panel even reacts to your input from the virtual cockpit. In addition, the external animations and modelling now include tilted landing gear. In total 34 liveries are available including Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Delta Air Lines, Finnair and SAS. A full list can be found on the Infinite Flight blog page.


The other significant change with version 19.4 is the rework of the Cessna 172. A new 3D model, flight physics and live instruments are included in this update, along with a glass cockpit version with G1000 displays for those on the Pro subscription. Furthermore, you can now start the Cessna 172 from cold and dark, along with other procedures including mixture controls, fuel pumps and the use of magnetos. The update (excluding the glass displays) is free to all users.


With the introduction of more complex and system rich aircraft, the team announced changes to their user interface a few weeks ago. Testing has since gone on and version 19.4 now includes this updated UI. More changes and improvements are expected to come going forward.

There are other updates and features in this new version, including changes to the map and the TBM cockpit. You can read up more about them on the Infinite Flight blog post.

If you want to find out more about Infinite Flight, you should check out their website. If you would like to pick up a copy for your mobile device, you can do so via both the Google Play Store (Android) and App Store (iOS).

In addition to the A350 and Cessna 172 updates, there has been other enhancements and improvements for the application including all of the following:

  • Added NDB/VOR Navigation
  • Added ability to tap airports in multiplayer page to go directly to spawn point selection
  • A320 instrument improvements (ECAM and Autopilot Panel)
  • A320 ARC/NAV mode
  • A320 liveries
  • iOS 13 support
  • Progressive braking on rudder pedal by tapping rudder control and sliding down
  • Stricter gate size restrictions online. Now adhering to actual restrictions
  • Improved live instruments performance
  • Reworked user authentication for Android; Logging in with Facebook and Google is smoother without the need to reenter credentials each time
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Infinite Flight 19.4 Video Wrap Up


Infinite Flight has previewed in a Youtube video a wrap-up of what’s to come with their 19.4 update, which should be the last major update of 2019.

The first aircraft that is put forward is the total revamp of the Cessna 172. The video showcases the remodeling of the aircraft, with detailed animations such as landing gear bending, small details modeling, avionics rework, new night lighting and a new moving map system. Overall, while the C172 is a classic among the classics, Infinite Flight rendition is impressive, considering we are here on mobile devices. The Cessna 172 will have an option for both classic pins and noodles panel instrument and glass cockpit, with Infinite Flight custom rendition of the Garmin G1000.

The second and not the least of additions is the Airbus A350, which was previewed in-depth in October. Showcased in the video in moves inspired by manufacturers and airlines promotional videos, the Infinite Flight rendition is once again very impressive. The aircraft features a beautiful virtual cockpit, accurate external model and animations. It feels very immersive overall, and hard to believe all this is made for portable devices.

Infinite Flight 19.4 is expected during the month of December, hopefully before Christmas.

Infinite Flight is a simulator available on iOS and Android devices. It is available for a small initial fee of $4.99 but requires subscription to Infinite Flight Pro (from $9.99 monthly to $79.99 yearly) to unlock all features. This includes worldwide airport database with more than 25.000 airfields, dozens of aircraft, multiplayer, human ATC, weather and much more. If you do not own the simulator yet, you can visit their website for more information.

While waiting for the release you can also take a look at the following screenshots and the full video below.

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Flight Sim Show 2019: Round-Up from Infinite Flight Presentation

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[This is a live article and will be updated over the weekend with images and details as we get them]

Infinite Flight took to the stage this morning to talk about their mobile flight simulator. Laura, CEO, took to the stage and gave a brief overview of the platform along with some exciting new announcements.

C172 Rework

One of the first new elements confirmed during the presentation was a full re-work of the C172.  The aircraft will come complete with animated glass G1000 and also the steam version. It will also include better NAVAIDs and also functional electrical systems.


New UI

Spoken about briefly in a blog post recently, Laura then spoke about the new UI. Introducing a new “flick and switch system” which is now easier to have a lot of actions on smaller screens. This feature is can be done on a per-aircraft basis and functionality can be expanded quite easy. Haptic feedback is available on iPhones. Testing is on-going.

New Version of API (API 2.0)

A brand new API will be made available to developers to start integrating more tightly with the simulator.

The new API will provide a much faster protocol to support joysticks with low latency. Any type of joystick that works on Linux or Windows will work with via WiFi. If you have a lightning to USB cable you could even play on the TV.

Map Rework

A new map has been announced which will provide much smoother animations and the ability to add many more features without big performance hits. This could be the weather, terrain, etc. Coastlines, states and country lines are more accurate than ever.



The A350 will come with “all-new standards” and the team are hoping to animate every instrument within the aircraft. The initial package will have some features and then over time, the developers will continue updating.


During a Q&A, Laura was asked about the 777, and she replied saying that it’s currently being reworked based on many of the features.


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Infinite Flight Previews New UI Improvements

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Mobile flight simulator Infinite Flight continues to improve and enrich the experience for users. This time, the focus has shifted to ensuring that the user interface (UI) continues to be intuitive and flexible as the simulator continues to expand and grow. Jason, part of the Digital Marketing team at Infinite Flight, published a small blog post detailing some of the reasons for change and shared an animated preview of one of the more significant updates to the UI.

One of the key areas in which the team felt improvement was needed was for how many of the critical controls for a flight all sat on the same side of the screen as the rudder controls were. In the blog post, Jason said that this could be a “real challenge in-flight,” in particular when preforming a crosswind landing and go-arounds. The current set-up means that you have to release your left hand to take control of other functions, meaning you can’t control the rudder. Whilst this will be a change for users who are already used to the controls, the feedback from internal and beta testers has so far been well received.

Because of the nature of the app, physical buttons and hardware are replaced by touchscreen gestures and buttons. This means that the UI has been designed primarily with muscle memory in mind. As system complexity gets more detailed and additional live-cockpit features are added, the team need to be mindful of how the UI can be used to interact with these new elements. Infinite Flight are currently working on a new multi-tiered menu system which will give the pilots more control, but without taking up too much space on the screen. As Infinite Flight adds new features and systems, this new UI will enable flexibility for the developers. A small preview animation image was shared (but subject to change).


Commenting on why Infinite Flight hasn’t made a system where you can interact in the 3D cockpit, Jason had this to say: This is of course something we considered, but it was discarded for the time being for several reasons. First, activating controls in 3D requires the user to first pan the camera and often zoom in/out which can be very distracting, especially during important phases of your flight. In addition, it takes a lot of precision to be able to push a button or turn a dial in 3D, and can be difficult to repeat with no mistakes. Lastly, 2D UI are easier to learn and build muscle memory with, especially on small screens.”

Jason did conclude by saying that whilst this is the case right now, it isn’t to say it may be an option in the future.

In the meantime, as development and testing continue, Infinite Flight are looking for people to offer feedback on their thoughts of the new system. You can find out more about Infinite Flight on their website.

If you’re attending Flight Sim 2019 at RAF Cosford next month, Infinite Flight will be exhibiting and presenting.


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Infinite Flight Updated to Version 19.3

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Mobile flight simulator app, Infinite Flight has received an incremental update that adds significant new features to the platform. Version 19.3 of Infinite Flight brings HD satellite 15m imagery to the whole Globe. Furthermore, the new update continues to their efforts to making more cockpits with animated instruments.

In the blog post from the team, Infinite Flight discusses how back in 2017, the first steps in bringing 15m imagery to the platform were brought to life. Fast forward to now and the whole Globe is as detailed as any other part. With the new data came with some challenges, but the developers took the opportunity to revamp the scenery servers to make them better for efficiency and performance, whilst also improving the scalability for future scenery updates. This means you can now explore the world in Infinite Flight with incredible detail.

Following on from the new HD imagery, it was also confirmed that version 19.3 will also bring about a new live cockpit for the A320. Taking the technology introduced in the XCub and its glass displays, the A320 now benefits from much of that to enable players to fly from the cockpit of the beloved aircraft. This is just the first iteration of glass instruments for the aircraft with simplified versions of the PFD, MFD, ECAM, FMS, COM Radios, Chrono/Click and Autopilot systems such as altitude, altimeter and airspeed. All of these steps are all part of the continued development of the long-awaited A350 for Infinite Flight.

The other big change with the update is the new aircraft state system that the instruments are built upon.  This will enable 3rd party developers more control over the simulator and enable them to create even better companion apps in the future.

Infinite Flight version 19.3 is available right now and will be downloaded to your Android or iOS device.

If you’re interested to learn more about Infinite Flight you should read our first impressions article or head over to their website. 

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Infinite Flight Update 19.2 Released

Back in May, we shared the trailer for the upcoming XCub update in Infinite Flight. The XCub inclusion was just a portion of the 19.2 update, which brings a range of new updates, fixes and change to the mobile flight simulator.

The XCub comes as part of the app purchase (replacing the Super Decathlon) so that all users of Infinite Flight will get to enjoy the taildragger aircraft. Those who own the app will get to enjoy a selection of new liveries of the aircraft and also steam gauges from within the cockpit. The steam version includes the CGR30P for engine instruments and the Garmin 796 for the GPS. Those who have the Pro subscription will be able to enjoy more liveries as well as, for the first time in Infinite Flight, a functional glass cockpit.

The glass cockpit will show data from your aircraft on the displays from within the cockpit. Included in the update will be the Garmin G5 and the G3X Touch screen. It’s worth noting that Infinite Flight acknowledges that these new displays have some limited features and functionality, but they are looking to continue adding and improvements as technology and devices become more powerful.

In addition to the XCub and also the glass cockpit displays, Infinite Flight 19.2 also brings progressive taxi for ATC to the app. Controllers will be able to give you progressive instructions when on the ground to avoid conflicts with other aircraft. Some examples include “turn left next taxiway” or “follow the aircraft ahead” and more.

Furthermore, Infinite Flight 19.2 also includes the ability for users to further edit their flight plan on the map interface. You can now use touch gestures and controls to move waypoints and manipulate things easier than before for a more accurate flight plan.

The final other main inclusion within the update is a range of new liveries to celebrate the EAA 50th Anniversary. The livery will be available for the newly added XCub as well as the B747-200, which is also celebrating its 50th birthday this year. To celebrate the fact that Infinite Flight are also AirVenture 2019 exhibitors, the team will be hosting specific Oshkosh events in the coming weeks.

You can find out more about Infinite Flight on the website, or you can read our extensive hands-on with the mobile flight simulator in one of our past articles.

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Infinite Flight Updated to Version 19.1

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Mobile Flight Simulation Infinite Flight has been updated to version 19.1, which adds a range of new features, functionality and improvements based on community feedback. The most significant new feature is the new redesigned Replay System built directly into the simulator itself.

The new reply system now gives users the ability to capture, reply, export and share their past flight and controlling sessions right from the new user interface on the home screen. You can sync these replays to various cloud services, share them via AirDrop or share with a friend via various other services. You can capture exciting angles for those ‘wow’ moments within the simulator. For those concerned about size, the information is saved as network data as opposed to video saving you plenty of space for many captures.


In addition to the new replay system, there’s a brand new Super-Resolution screenshot mode. Simply get into position and then hit the screenshot button to capture a series of screenshots, which Infinite Flight then stitches together for a huge and impressive looking image.

Another exciting change to Infinite Flight is the huge number of changes to the A330-300/200F models. The new changes include wing flex, ground effects, autoland and various new liveries to explore the world in. There are also some additional fixes to things such as flaps and the autopilot system.

The full update for the A330/200F can be found below.

If you choose to use the A330, you may be pleased to also hear that ramp start availability & gate size restrictions have been implemented to ensure that you don’t spawn on another user anymore.

There has also been a range of fixes and changes to Infinite Flight, which can be found below.

If you’re keen to learn more about Infinite Flight, you can read our Original Content piece on our experience with it. If it sounds good to you, you can download Infinite Flight from either the Google Play or AppStore. If you want the full experience, you will need to pay for a subscription, which starts from $9.99.

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