I'm a former prolific FS9/FSX/P3D user but recently have been using XPlane more and more, especially since the advent of a utility than finally brings accurate, lifelike AI to the sim. However, those of us in the XP community don't have very many AI models to use, and because modelers who are willing to make new ones are few and far between we often need to substitute aircraft or exclude airlines completely from our AI packages. From my days of messing around with AI traffic in MSFS I fondly remember Henry Tomkiewicz's awesome AI models of smaller airliners and GA planes, and think they would look great converted to XPlane. Myself and a group of developers I'm associated with are excited by this idea, and have all the tools necessary to convert the planes, but as we do things in the legal and ethical way we need to first get permission from the developer. I sent Henry and email, but would also like to ask here on the off chance that he browses these forums. I would be very grateful if Henry, or any other person authorized to give us permission to use these models, were to contact me by either posting in this thread or sending me a PM to say whether or not this project can continue. Thanks!
The idea of X-Plane has been brought up working on the 1998 project. If the conversion from FS9/FSX/P3D AI is easy enough into X-plane format, we would have no problem sharing with X-plane users. X-Plane 11 looks great, as do the AI models that come with it(as random a lot of model/airline combos as they are LOL). I am unfamiliar but interested, what are some of the go-to AI utilities on X-plane?