For pilots and pilot hopefuls who would like to spend a little more time perfecting their skills without leaving the comfort of their living room, X-Plane 10 is an excellent choice. As its makers contend, X-Plane is less a game and more an engineering tool, one that emulates flight characteristics with a realism unmatched by other PC sims. That authentic feel stems from the fact that X-Plane essentially predicts an aircraft’s handling in real time through a constant analysis of aerodynamic forces, as opposed to the static computational methods traditionally used by other PC sims. Priced at $69.99, X-Plane 10 also offers extensive versatility, enabling users to fly in various weather conditions and respond to a variety of systems failures. Although the scenery in X-Plane 10 might not match that of FSX, its delivery of challenging situations with such realism more than makes up for it.