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X-Plane: An amazing flight simulator
Authored by: easco on Sep 02, '03 10:52:26AM

I've been a big fan of X-Plane for quite some time myself. There are three additional "features" that really excite me about X-Plane.

1. X-Plane has an excellent user community. There are a wealth of add-ons and additions to X-Plane that can enhance the experience. Just search the Web for X-Plane links and look around.

2. X-Plane allows a programmer to get at it's data while the simulator is running. I'm a coder and I've written some fun toys to play with X-Plane. If you like writing code and flying planes, look into extending X-Plane with your own gizmos. It's surprisingly easy and can be lots of fun!

3. Austin Meyers, the guy who writes and maintains X-Plane is a hell of a nice guy. I had the good fortune to meet him at WWDC this past year and enjoyed his company quite a lot. In addition I've sent him a couple of e-mails over the years and his replies have always been insightful and gracious!

That's my 2 cents worth anyway.

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