X-Plane 11 is now available to download. Laminar Research has ended a long and challenging beta test and have finally released their release to market version of the new flight simulator. You can buy it now from their store for $59.99, or you can buy it from Steam.
Buying it will entitle you to free updates from now until version 11.XX, including any airport improvements. So you will be safe knowing your purchase is future proofed.
As for which aircraft come packaged with the sim, you can expect:
Cessna 172SP, McDonnel Douglas MD-80, Sikorsky S-76, Boeing 737-800, Schleicher Ask 21, Beechcraft Baron 58, Boeing 747-400, Cirrus Vision SF50 and the Beechcraft King Aair C90. A large variety of aircraft, complete with 3D cockpits and more. Of course developers will soon add their own products to the collection.
If you’re unaware of what features the new sim brings, here’s what is described as per their website;
Aircraft models that stand up to scrutiny, from the gear trucks to the rivets.
Every aircraft in the fleet comes with a beautiful, usable 3-D cockpit.
Every 3-D cockpit is usable for instrument flight.
Brand new user interface
Easier to learn for new users. Faster for power users.
Learn the basics of flight, navigation, & more in X-Plane.
Improved 3-D cockpit interaction
Cockpit controls are easier than ever to set just right.
Pushback tugs & fuel trucks
Watch other aircraft get service, or request services for your own aircraft.
New lighting, sound, & effects engine
Bringing new tools to aircraft add-on makers.
New scenery for Europe
Roadways, buildings, & more now feature European-specific variants.
If you’re unsure or need some help decided, you can download the free demo to help you decide.
Going forward, FSElite are going to commit to more X-Plane content including news and reviews.