The is the professional use license for X-Plane 11, the popular computer flight simulator program.
If you’re planning on building your own FAA-Approved flight simulator or training device, or if you plan on using your simulator outside your home or to generate revenue, you’ll need the X-Plane 11 Professional license. This software has additional features not available in the home version. This software is provided as a digital download. When your order is completed, the license key and download instructions will be emailed to you.
Learn more about the X-Plane 11 software or purchase the home version here.
This software is included with our FAA-Approved Gleim Virtual Cockpit BATD.
You should review the FAA guidelines if you are planning to build your own FAA-approved training device.
Get access to powerful features not available in the home use simulator. License your simulator for unlimited use outside your home, or for generating revenue.
Hardware and frame-rate checks make the simulator eligible for FAA-Certification.
Enable cylindrical and spherical projection (as found in large simulators), and the ability to drive Garmin Real Simulator Units.
Protect your fine-tuned settings and preferences by enabling a password-protected mode that prevents any unauthorized changes.
Note that you will need one pro-use license per computer if you’re planning a multi-machine simulator.
We also highly recommend the use of a control yoke and rudder pedals. While X-Plane does allow you to fly using the mouse, it’s much more beneficial to your training to use flight controls that are similar to what you will be using in the actual airplane.
X-Plane 11 requires, at the minimum,
If your system is borderline, we encourage you to try the demo Opens in new window first. The full version of the simulator will perform exactly the same as the demo—neither better nor worse.
However, for the best experience, we recommend the following:
More information about supported video cards and operating systems can be found at the X-Plane System Requirements page
For the best performance, X-Plane requires a high performance computer system. The Gleim Virtual Cockpit Ultimate Set includes a PC that exceeds the recommended system requirements.