Looking Outside the Airplane

Part of your before takeoff checklist will be to check to make sure flight controls are moving correctly.

You can easily change the view in X-Plane to look outside the aircraft, using either the X-Plane View menu (move your mouse to the top of the top left monitor) or by using shortcut keys.

Note that these shortcut keys only work if X-Plane is the active program, so you must click with the mouse somewhere in one of the top three monitors before using any of these hotkeys:

  • Look at the airplane from outside: SHIFT+4
  • Pan around while looking from outside: Left and right arrows on keyboard
  • Reset view to the TouchTrainer default: CTRL+w