Author Archives: Philipp Ringler

About Philipp Ringler

Flight instructor on sunny days, software developer on rainy days. Drinks Darjeeling while beating FAA database anomalies into submission.

Break ALL the airports! Correcting runways in WED 1.7 and X-Plane 11.10

X-Plane 11.10 brings a few changes to how airports, the airport gateway, and navdata interact. Many pilots who try to fly realistic IFR operations with the X-Plane built-in GPS or FMS will have encountered this dreaded window already: The reason … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, Scenery, X-Plane Usage Data | 28 Comments

Three lesser known aircraft features for 11.10

These smaller features are likely to be overshadowed by the release of the G1000 for default aircraft in 11.10, so I decided to dedicate a blog post to promote the articles I've written  - you can find them among all … Continue reading

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Posted in Aircraft, Aircraft & Modeling, Cockpits, Panels, Uncategorized | 31 Comments

Suddenly surrounded by heliports? How to configure airport criteria for aircraft

With X-Plane 11.02 the built-in GPS and FMS units for X-Plane 11 aircraft will also display heliports and seaplane bases. While this change is obviously needed badly for the helicopter flying community, improperly configured fixed-wing aircraft might suddenly feel themselves confronted … Continue reading

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Posted in Aircraft, Aircraft & Modeling | 9 Comments

The most boring feature of X-Plane 11 – New Navdata

While everyone looks at the new UI in awe, X-Plane 11 also had a few important changes under the hood. With Aerosoft Navdata Pro now also supporting X-Plane 11 beta, let's talk about one of the most boring technical features of X-Plane 11: … Continue reading

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Posted in Development, File Formats | 34 Comments

FSKonferenz 2015 Slides

Despite many of the Lufthansa Pilots being on strike, Ben made it to Paderborn for the 13th FlightSim Conference in Germany. The event was held at the Paderborn airport, where the airport fire brigade pulled out two of their fire … Continue reading

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Linux and Libs – How to get 10.30 working again on Linux

Users with newer Ubuntu versions have reported they can't get X-Plane to start after the update to 10.30, while it worked fine with 10.25. Since 10.30, X-Plane links to libudev to discover devices like the Oculus Rift on Linux, and … Continue reading

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Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

No Oculus for the openGL guys yet

As many of you are aware, we have been showing custom versions of X-Plane with support for the Oculus Rift at different shows and conferences. Naturally you want to get your hands on it as quickly as possible, and some … Continue reading

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Posted in Development | 30 Comments

New approach-capable GPS navigator in X-Plane 10.30

X-Plane has been lacking a decent navigation solution for general aviation aircraft for a long time. The built-in GNS430 instrument could only do direct-to navigation and not use X-Plane's FMS plans, making long IFR flights inconvenient. In X-Plane 10.30 we … Continue reading

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