I’ve been enjoying X-Plane for several months now and figured that since I’m a programmer, it’s time to give something back. I’ve been messing around and have come up with an information display – useful if you have a second computer sitting around (maybe a laptop) that isn’t powerful enough to run X-Plane. It basically displays information useful for a fly-in:
* Time in GMT
* Altitude (relative to ground), speed, heading, etc.
* Moving map display (so you can get an idea of what you’re flying over)
* Basic radar (showing other aircraft)
It’s by no means perfect, but I’ve used it for the last few fly-ins and found it surprisingly helpful.