Creating 2D flight simulator instrument panels shouldn’t be that hard. Everyone should be able to do it!
Our software tools are user friendly, so anyone can create simple instruments in only a matter of minutes, but they also empower those who want create complex instruments to take simming even further. And if you just want to enjoy sim flying with a realistic looking 2D instrument panel created by others, you shouldn’t have to pay extra for each instrument, or set of instruments. Ours are free and easily accessible with the simple click of a button. No dragging and dropping of files and folders or other complicated installation required.
Air Manager is the answer!
It is a user friendly yet powerful tool to show instruments on an extra monitor or a remote computer... even up to a full scale simulator.
Air Manager's key features include:
Place instruments anywhere you like
You can place instruments anywhere on the desktop, no matter how many monitors you use. Click, drag and snap to arrange, or specify the location coordinates. The width and height are fully customizable and the correct aspect ratio is preserved automatically. Air manager even saves all your settings for future flight sessions.
It's Super Easy!
Download instruments for free
Download instruments from right within the application for FREE. Simply click 'Get' and the instrument will be downloaded and installed. When there's an instrument update available, you will be notified by a 'Update' button... click the button and it's done.
Save your time for flying not updating!
Create your own instruments
Air Manager allows you to create your own instruments from scratch. Instruments are written in a easy to learn scripting language called Lua. Because we keep the instrument architecture simple but powerful, even non-programmers can get the hang of it. The extensive documentation (Wiki) will help you to get going fast, and with the easy to use interface you can test your instrument with one button click. You will get instant feedback on how your instrument is working, without the technical hassles of compiling and deploying. When you are done designing your instrument, you can share your instrument with us and we'll place it in the store for the entire Air Manager community to enjoy.
Sharing is Nice...just do it!
Run Air Manager on a remote computer
We have developed our own plugins for X-Plane, FSX and Prepar3D, which handle the communication with Air Manager. All communications is done through ethernet or wifi. This makes it possible to run Air Manager on as many computers as you like. Air Manager automatically connects to plugin, the only thing you have to configure is the IP address of computer running the simulator.
No Rocket Science required!
Buttons, Switches and Knobs
Controls like Buttons, Switches, and Knobs let you control the simulator from your 2D panels so your Flight Simulation is super realistic. Setting a radio frequency or the the altimeter setting, moving electrical switches, and controlling the autopilot are just a few examples of what you can do without directly accessing the flight simulator.
Maximize your scenery by using a separate cockpit panel!
All buttons, switches and dials can be controlled with your touchscreen monitor without a mouse or keyboard for ultimate realism. Reach and touch just like real life so it's great for training too.
Real pilots don't use mice!
Multiplatform and multi simulator
Air Manager runs on Microsoft Window, Mac OSX, and Linux, both 32 bits and 64 bits. See the system requirements for details. The plugins are compatible with Laminar Research X-Plane 9, 10 and 11, Microsoft FSX (also FSX SE) and Lockheed Martin Prepar3D (V 1.X, 2.X and 3.X).
It runs on almost everything but a John Deere tractor!