It was big news when ForeFlight recently added native support for the X-Plane PC simulator allowing armchair pilots to use their iPads with the sim software. This was a great enhancement – unless you happened to fly with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X.
Now, a pilot with a background in software development has created a simple app that links ForeFlight with FSX, bringing accurate in-game GPS data to the ForeFlight mobile app, allowing users to see their aircraft position on their iPad just as they would in a real airplane.
The app also works with earlier versions of Flight Simulator going back to FS2004, as well as with the latest version of the sim, Prepar3d from Lockheed Martin. The software add-on is available for $5 from fsxflight.com.