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Infinite Flight offers a bumpy, but excellent, ride

Flight simulators often straddle a strange line between being games and instructional tools. There's rarely an objective beyond ones that you yourself set -- getting off the ground is a fine starting point -- and if you're like me, the "game" ends when you make a poor navigational choice and end...

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iPads on the virtual flight deck

It's no secret that the iPad is popular with pilots. TUAW has provided coverage of pilot kneeboards for holding iPads in the cockpit, many iPhone apps for pilots that are now making their way to the big(ger) screen, and we've heard from commenters who fly for a living that they think the iPad may...

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Sully's Flight on the iPhone

The flight simulator X-Plane is generally acknowledged to be among the best on either a Mac or a PC. Surprisingly, X-Plane [App Store link] made it to the iPhone as one of the first apps available. That was quite an accomplishment, and while the iPhone version is not as sophisticated as its big...

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Updated X-Plane 9 for iPhone & iPod touch: More airports, more planes

Version 9.06 of X-Plane 9 has been released from Laminar Research, and if you haven't updated your iPhone or iPod touch with the new edition, you'll want to do that as soon as possible. X-Plane has been updated for free over the last few versions with the most-requested features that users asked...

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TUAW Review: X-Plane 9 for iPhone / iPod touch

Flight simulator applications are not only great entertainment, but a good way for would-be pilots to hone their skills without burning fuel or booking time in a "real" flight simulator. X-Plane 9 from Laminar Research is currently the most impressive flight simulator for Mac, with hundreds of...

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