It's one of the only, but it's also still one of the best. X-Plane for iPad [$9.99] is a super serious flight simulation game that recreates just about any experience. You can fly or land helicopters, streak across the sky in jets, bumble around in 747s, or even take it to space in a NASA ship. We've been playing the game off and on since its debut in 2010 because, simply, it's just that good.

Since it's getting up there in age, though, Eli and I decided to show off the game again in video form. Below, I try to land my favorite plane. You'll see the results, and maybe X-Plane for the first time. Check it out:

But that's not all there is to this one. After viewing my amazing abilities first-hand, Eli decided that he could fly much, much better -- from space, no less. The space content in X-Plane for iPad is slightly wonky, but it's pretty cool, too. Here's Eli:

Updates for X-Plane seemed to have stopped. We'll be contacting the creators shortly to ask about any possible plans for content down the road. Stay tuned!

  • Eli Hodapp

    Brad "Squids IAP" Nicholson is bad at video games. I mean, I almost landed, FROM SPACE.

  • Lawrence Kerr

    I want more scenery and planes.

    • Fawks

      Did you really just ask for more planes?

  • brian heffner

    is this retina display on new iPad?

  • cartman

    Unfortunately it has many annoying bugs and conventions.. Random crashing of enemy mig21, hook of f18, ability to turn your plane in to submarine, sidewinder's on mig21, head up displays of planes, cockpits, etc..... Tooo much.. This game is one big bug.

  • peon2000

    Thanks for the videos guys.

    I know its not xplane related, but I saw outwitters on you home screen Brad.
    I'm really looking forward to that game.

  • Fawks

    Great game, but does anyone know how to do Bluetooth multiplayer? My brother and I have been trying for about a month now.

  • liquidate

    If you like simulations, I highly recommend checking out F-Sim's Space Shuttle (  Even though it focuses on glide paths and landings, it's a much better sim than X-Plane.  It's the best sim available for iOS imo.

  • Dimitris Katsafouros

    you guys should do this sort of thing more often. It's really fun stuff. Maybe with more weird demanding games or something like that? You have good chemistry that makes for a fun watch.

  • tom tiki

    "you don't have to do dick"

    what a doucheee


    HEy people who made this video can really contact laminar research and tell them to give retina and maybe a free trial because ten dollars is a lot of money to spend on a app although I am a budget pc sim gamer and just got an iPad third gen. This ish is awesome!!

  • Dexter

    Oh yea please email me when they contact you about updates at