It's that time of year again, with Christmas just around the corner, Black Friday is the best pre-Holiday Season shopping opportunity with sales galore. This year is no exception, with thousands of flight simulation products from various different outlets discounted.
Once again, we’ve put together a list of them all - so you can find the best discounts in one place. Our rundown this time has one small adjustment, with the addition of a "recommended" section, where our team have selected some of the best and most interesting deals from around the X-Plane scene.
As always, developers are listed in alphabetical order and all dollar ($) amounts are in United States Dollars (USD) unless otherwise specified.
We'll keep this list updated throughout the weekend and up to Cyber Monday (December 1) with new deals as they appear.
29Palms' one and only scenery on X-Aviation is on sale this Black Friday, with KTNP (Twentynine Palms Airport...) down to $10.95 from $15.95.
Our friends at AFM are offering a discount on their M20 Collection this weekend. The Collection includes the M20R Ovation II, M20R Ovation III and the M20TN Acclaim Type S. Through to Sunday, it is available for $29.95.
To make the most of this discount, check it out on X-Aviation.
Aerobask products are discounted in the Black Friday sales too, with their Diamond DA-62 down to $22.72 from $34.95.
See more on the X-Plane.org store.
Almost all of Aerosoft's X-Plane sceneries are on sale this weekend, with notable deals such as Dallas Fort-Worth down $8 from $25.99 to $17.99 and Cologne-Bonn at $20.99.
Available on the Aerosoft Store.
AeroDesign's one and only payware product, John Glenn Colombus Airport, is down to $12.95, from a price of $21.95.
See it on the X-Plane.org Store.
AirfoilLabs' both X-Plane products are discounted this weekend. The King Air 350, which was released this year, is down to $35.00 from $49.95, a saving of $14.95.
Princess of the Caribbean developers Airworthy Designs had previously discounted all of their products due to abandoning X-Plane development, though their high-quality sceneries remain on stores. The newest, Part Two, is on sale down to $10.78 from $26.95.
Aircraft developer Alabeo, who has been uncharacteristically quiet recently, has released 50% discounts on select products for X-Plane 10 only. Beware, as these aircraft are not fully compatible with version 11. The only product for X-Plane 11 specifically is available here.
See more on simMarket.
The Aero Sim Development Group have discounted their one and only product on the X-Plane.org Store - the Super Cub - down to $29.95 from $42.95.
Scenery developers Attitude Simulations have given us a nice discount on both of their products. The products are from their "Gate to the Great Lakes" series and include the Fox Islands ($14.95) and Custer ($17.95).
Developer Avia71 is offering discounts on their products for the next few days, with their flagship Aerostar 601P down to $19.95, from $29.95.
Aviotek Simulations have announced their Black Friday discounts, featuring 3 of their products. Their newest release, Dubai Int'l is available for $14.95, Skiathos Island Airport for $12.95 and Venice Marco Polo is discounted to $9.95.
Both of Big Tire's products, the Carbon Cub EX and the extremely new Kitfox, are on sale this weekend, with the Cub down to $20.07 from $34.95.
BSS's full range of high-quality sound packs are discounted this weekend, with savings of 30% available across the range, including the ToLiss A319 addon.
Colimata's Concorde FXP is discounted this weekend, just ahead of it's version 1 release. Currently in earlier access, the plane is selling for $49.95, a tidy saving of $5.
The Bombardier Challenger 300 Captain Edition has been discounted this Memorial Weekend, by $15.95, down from $34.95 to $19.00.
Descent2View's only solo project, Chios, is on sale this weekend, at $15.60 - down from $26.00. The developer typically works with others to convert their products to X-Plane, such as FlyTampa.
Digital Design, who work very closely with JustSim, have unveiled 30% price drops over the Black Friday weekend on titles such as Leipzig, Tenerife South and Salzburg.
New X-Plane developer Dreamflight Studios released a converted version of Mexico City Airport back in July 29, and the product is already on sale - down 35% to EUR 14.30.
Various aircraft developer Dreamfoil Creations has offered its products up for sale this weekend, with up to 30% off their range of helicopters and fixed wing planes.
Products from Drzewiecki Design are now available on sale for 50% off for Black Friday. Some of their most popular products include New York Airport XP, New York City XP and the newly released combo of Seattle Airports and Seattle City XP.
50% off deals are available from simMarket here.
Following Flightbeam Studios' entry to the X-Plane scene in August 2019 with the help of iBlueYonder, the first sale of Portland Airport for X-Plane is now underway, having a 35% discount applied to it for this weekend only.
Being one of X-Plane's most popular developers, it is common for FlightFactor sales to garner a lot of attention - this Black Friday being no exception.
Over on the Boeing side, the VMAX/FF 757 is at $54.00 (Extended Pack at $69.00, full pack with FPDS at $92.00). The 767 is similarly priced, with the base -300 variant at $54.00, while the Extended pack is down to $69.00 from $92.00.
The Flight Sim Development Group have discounted their products this weekend, with savings of up to $5 on sceneries such as Bremen and Cape Town available now.
Polish developer FlyDesign have discounted all of their products this weekend. Notably, their rendition of Cannes Airport is down to $11.97.
The Spitfire and P-47N Thunderbolt by FlyingIron Simulations are seeing AUD $15 discounts this weekend, down from $49.95 to $34.95. If you'd like to learn more about the Spitfire before you buy, check out our review of the aircraft here.
Our friends at FlyJSim are holding a 25% off sale this weekend, with discounts available on both the 732 Twinjet V3 and 727 Series V3. The sale lasts until Cyber Monday (December 2).
FlyTampa's range of X-Plane sceneries has grown substantially since this time last year, when Corfu was the only airport on the platform by the developer. Currently, Athens and Corfu are retailing at $19.60, with Thessalonski and Herakilon at $14.30.
Products by Frank Dainese and Fabio Bellini have been discounted this sale season, with Matterhorn 3D, Everest Park 3D and Cerro-Torre/Fitz-Roy 3D all carrying 30% discounts. Mt. Blanc Group is not discounted.
Both of FSimStudios' two current scenery addons for X-Plane are on sale this Black Friday. Both converted by Windsock Simulations, Tocumen is retailing for $15.96 whereas Mexico City is selling for just $18.00.
Brazilian scenery team GloballArt are offering 20-50% off on 5 of their products for Black Friday. The newly released CYUL Montreal is available for $14.97, Toronto (CYYZ) is 30% off at $17.97 and their South American sceneries are all available with hefty discounts of upwards of 40% off.
Developers of the uber-popular Active Sky series are once again holding a sale on their software for both Prepar3D and X-Plane. Their debut product for Laminar’s sim is discounted, with ASXP now selling for just EUR 25.19, a 30% discount.
Russian utility developer HighSkyTech has discounted 3 of it's 3 X-Plane products, with xAmbience down $29.99, Real View at $12.50 and their Water Enhancement plugin down to $8.00.
Honeycomb's unreleased Bravo Throttle Quadrant, abeit on pre-order, is already having it's first sale, with a EUR 21 saving to be had, bringing it down to EUR 189.07.
Originally working with members of Skyline Simulations, Icarus Simulations have released numerous sceneries for X-Plane. All of their products, KEYW, KSAN and LEVC are priced at $14.95 right now.
The International X-Plane Engineering Group and their only product, the 737 Classic, has long been reveared in the X-Plane community, and for the second time ever, is on sale. It took until 2018's Cyber Monday sale on X-Aviation for the plane to sell below RRP, but is now available for $54.95, down from $74.95.
It's flight planning tool, not made by IXEG, is also on sale.
JARDesign have discounted all of their products by 25% this weekend. The A330 is now available for just EUR 43.50, down from EUR 58.00. The new co-pilot plugin for the FlightFactor 767 is down to EUR 9.74.
Javier Rollon's products are on sale this weekend on X-Aviation. His most popular aircraft, the CRJ-200 is now $23.95, down from $39.95. Some of his other aircraft, including the BAe Jetstream 32, are also on sale.
X-Plane newbies JustAsia, who have released airports en-masse since their debut only a few months ago, are offering 30% off their sceneries this weekend, including their most recent release, Sri Lanka's Bandaranaike Colombo Airport.
Just Flight are offering substantial discounts on four of their X-Plane products. Both the JustFlight PA-28R Arrow III and Turbo Arrow packages are 30% off and available for $29.39, the Cessna 152 at $25.19 and the Hawk T1/A Trainer is at $31.49.
Russian developers JustSim have released 30% discounts across their range of X-Plane sceneries, following their partners Digital Design in doing so. Newer releases such as Heraklion are on sale, however, their newest one, Stuttgart, is not on offer.
The LES Saab 340A is now available for 50% off on X-Aviation. The critically acclaimed turbo prop is on sale for $24.95. Their newest product, the Beechcraft Sundowner C23 version 2 is at $19.95 also.
Logo Projects have discounted both of their two current X-Plane sceneries, which are of high quality. Santorini and La Rochelle are currently retailing in the 15 Euro price range, down from EUR 21.90 and EUR 21.99 respectively.
Russian aircraft developer MadFlight and their very detailed rendition of the Spectr Aero SP-30 have taken $15 off the product, which is now at $29.95.
Maxx-XP are offering deals on 4 of their products. SkyMaxx Pro v4 is on sale for 40% off this weekend, down to $24.95 from $39.95. MaxxFX, SoundMaxx and TerraMaxx also carry similar discounts.
Real Weather Connector for SkyMaxx Pro v4 is also discounted this weekend.
Milviz's T310R is down to $26.60 from $38.00 this Black Friday weekend on the Aerosoft store.
Alternatively, the DHC-3T Turbo Otter is on sale over on the X-Plane.org Store for $27.97.
Pakistani developer MSK Productions are offering 50% off their rendition of Jinnah International in the Middle Eastern country. In addition to this, check out their free "gift" scenery of Gwandar Airport here.
Both aircraft and scenery design wings of Nimbus Simulation Studios have sales going on this weekend. For the rotorheads, the new Huey is down to $37.00, while all on their extensive scenery range is on sale except the newest: Atlanta UHD.
New aircraft developer NK-Design have discounted their Colomban Cri-Cri by $1.50 this weekend, bringing the craft down to a very reasonable $13.50.
Orbx has launched their annual "End of Year" sale, which ranges from Black Friday until 2020. Prices are slashed by 50% on their most popular products, which includes almost all of their X-Plane range. TrueEarth GB sceneries are down as low as $29.95 AUD and across the pond, Oregon is down to $34.98 AUD.
British developer PilotPlus has discounted all of their sceneries this weekend, including the newly released Bristol International (EGGD). The "Definitive" version of the airport is now selling for $20.76.
Developer of sceneries and utilities, all-rounders PILOT'S have announced discounts on all three of their products for Laminar's simulators. X-Plane 10 and 11 versions of FS Global Real Weather are down to EUR 26.60, and their rendition of Almeria (LEAM) is 50% off. simMarket's FSGRW price is cheaper than that of X-Aviation.
Our friends at Pyreegue Dev. Co. have unveiled a discount across on one of their X-Plane 11 products - ALES, the Airport Layout Enhancement Solution is selling for $9.60, down from $15.99.
RD Studios have discounted their high-quality rendition of Half Moon Bay Airport this weekend - a tidy $5 off, bringing it down to just $14.00.
RotateSim are running a $15 off deal on their flagship MD-80 product, down from $59.95 to just $45.00.
RWDesign are offering deals on all of their products, with one of their most popular - the Cessna Mustang - selling for $22.00, whereas the A330 is at $26.57.
ShortFinal Design, aka MisterX6, is offering deals on all his sceneries this weekend only. His immensely popular KLAX HD is $7 off, at $19.00. SFD Global is also discounted, down to $25.50.
All Reality Expansion Packs are on sale this weekend, down from $19.99 to just $14.99, except the PC-12, which is oddly only $1 off.
Formerly part of Icarus Simulations, Skyline Simulations have discounted all five of their varied X-Plane scenery lineup, with products such as Alavaro Leonardi (LIAA) going for under EUR 6.50. KCVG is currently at EUR 14.26.
Developers of utilities such as X-Camera and X-ATC Chatter have released discounts on all three of their flagship plugins, with a few dollars saving to be seen here and there.
SSG have discounted their Embraer planes this weekend, with the E-Jets package at $39.95 (individually $34.95). The new 747-8i version 2 is not on offer this time around.
All Taburet sceneries are 30% off this weekend. This includes sceneries from their NightXP, AutogenXP, Mesh XP and photoreal product lines. Prices vary from €6.99 upwards.
Dan Klaue's Thranda Design are offering $2 off their newly released Kodiak Quest version 2, which comes with a G1000. Learn more about that release here.
Our friends at TorqueSim have dropped their Pocket Rocket down by over 50% for Black Friday this weekend, now at $24.95 from $44.95.
The ToLiss A319 is discounted for Black Friday, down to $54.00 from $69.00.
TropicalSim are offering 40% off on their X-Plane sceneries this weekend, with products available for as low as €6.30. Some of the sceneries on sale are upwards of 4 years old and were developed for X-Plane 10, however.
Popular weather tool UWXP is on sale for $24.50, down from $35.00.
American scenery maker Verticalsim Studios unveiled discounts across their range for Black Friday some time ago, with sceneries such as Cedar Rapids available for just $7.00. All in all, no products are selling for over $15.00 over on their store.
All of vFlyteAir's X-Plane products are discounted this weekend. One of the notable deals is on the Arrow III, down to just $12.48, from $29.95.
Danish developers Vidan Design have discounted their only two X-Plane sceneries: Aalborg and Billund. Both are now available for under $20.
Virtual Design's one and only product has been discounted this weekend. Their high-quality rendition of Alicante Airport now carries a $6 saving, selling at $14.00 for a limited time.
Experimental aircraft experts VSkyLabs have unveiled discounts across their range of aircraft, with savings of around $10 to be had on some products.
All three of X-Codr’s payware sceneries have been discounted recently, with Telluride, Sedona and Denver all carrying 25% discounts.
The X-Crafts Embraers are on sale this Black Friday - individually, one will set you back $29.95, however buying as a bundle costs just $39.95.
The ERJ series has individual aircraft purchasable for $39.95, the ERJ package for $69.95 and the entire X-Crafts fleet for $89.95, a saving of $40.00.
Camera utility XPRealistic is on sale this weekend, with a tidy $5 discount to be had for the next few days.
Military-based developers X-Trident have discounted three of their range on the X-Plane.org Store. The Bell 412, Harrier AV-8B and Panavia Tornado are all on sale this weekend.