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ELITE XTS Professional Upgrade


For over 20 years, ELITE’s FAA-approved software has formed the cornerstone of their popular Basic Aviation Training Device (BATD), used by hundreds of flight schools, universities, and academies—and, many individual pilots at home—to learn and practice Instrument skills and procedures. BATD vXTS is the latest version of this software, providing all the features required by the FAA for the new approval document, and more.

Whether the aircraft is simple, complex, high performance, multi-engine piston or turboprop, ELITE has the necessary detail to provide a superior training experience. Each photo realistic aircraft cockpit panel is a beautifully rendered, high-resolution replica of that found in the actual aircraft. All avionics and associated instrumentation, including the GPS, function exactly as their real world counterpart. The Instructor Operator Station (IOS) incorporates many features that permit a wide range of training situations–like setting clouds to meet IFR requirements, changing wind speed and direction to practice holds, and initiating failures to hone emergency skills.

The new FAA Letter of Approval (LOA) is included with the purchase of this upgrade, and will be available on your computer desktop.
Upgrade your BATD software now, and start enjoying the benefits of ELITE BATD vXTS.

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ELITE XTS for Basic ATD has arrived!

ELITE XTS is the brand new feature-packed version of ELITE’s professional software line, a program designed to help pilots train the way they fly. XTS offers a variety of single and multi-engine aircraft, 4k instrument panel resolution in widescreen format, GNS and optional GTN series GPS options, AHRS style avionics displays, night instrument panels, ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot, and other compatible EFB connectivity and much more. XTS also now includes ELITE software add-ons such as instrument approach scenarios, Sim-to-App, and IPM module for handheld GPS connectivity. 


What’s Included in ELITE XTS?

  • New AHRS (E500) style avionics options available on every aircraft  (E-500 Module Required)
  • GNS 430WAAS and GNS 530WAAS
  • GTN 650 & 750 GPS (additional add-on purchase)
  • 1080P & 4K (16-9) instrument panel resolution in widescreen format
  • Night instrument panels (with dimming)
  • SimControlX remote instructor station compatibility (iPad App)
  • Ability to control on-screen GPS with no additional hardware module (must use mouse)
  • New dynamic weather settings and instructor station functions
  • The option of having Genview external visual on a separate monitor
  • Option for Instructor station + Weather/Failures on two separate live monitors
  • Wi-fi EFB connectivity for ForeFlight and Garmin Pilot and other compatible apps
  • Instrument Approach Scenarios add-on program included
  • IPM Module which allows handheld GPS’s to connect to ELITE software
  • Quick time presets
  • Integrated weather pages
  • The redesigned game controller screen
  • Control loading support (Pro Panel III required)
  • EFS40/EADI 40 external hardware support (EFIS Module Required)
  • 8.33 kHZ Com spacing
  • Multi Sound device selector
  • Windows 10 Speech generator support

What aircraft are included in ELITE XTS?

  • Archer III
  • Arrow IV
  • Baron 58
  • Bonanza A36
  • Cessna 172R
  • Cessna 172S
  • Cessna 182S
  • King Air B200
  • Money M20J
  • Seneca III

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How many variations per airplane are included?

  • Steam Gauge with no GPS
  • Steam Gauge with GNS 430W or 530W
  • E-500 AHARS with GNS 430W or 530W
  • EADI 40 with no GPS (High Performance aircraft)
  • EADI 40 with GNS 430W or 530W (High Performance aircraft)
  • EADI 40 with GTN 650 or 750 (GTN add-on required)(High Performance aircraft)
  • EFS40 with no GPS (High Performance aircraft)
  • EFS40 with GNS 430W or 530W (High Performance aircraft)
  • EFS40 with GTN 650 or 750 (GTN add-on required)(High Performance aircraft)
  • Steam Gauge with GTN 650 or 750 (GTN add-on required)
  • E-500 AHARS with GTN 650 or 750 (GTN add-on required)

Before purchasing the downloadable software, please read:

ELITE XTS is now downloadable for customers upgrading from a previous version of ELITE software. Customers must have an appropriate WIBU Key from ELITE PCATD/BATD version v8.0 or higher. The WIBU Key is still REQUIRED in order to run ELITE XTS. If you do not have a WIBU Key, you will need to purchase the boxed version of XTS.

ATC Scenarios

These sce­nar­ios fea­ture a real­is­tic ATC envi­ron­ment, with other air­craft giv­ing you a dra­matic sense of being there. ELITE gives you rich visual weather, cloud effects, mist and chang­ing vis­i­bil­ity and some improved functionality.

Expe­ri­ence the Wisconsin/Illinois (EC3), Florida (SE3)& South­ern Cal­i­for­nia (SW2) Approaches in this IAS combo pack.


Prac­tice real­is­tic approach sit­u­a­tions in a real-time, non-threatening envi­ron­ment. 25 approaches at 20 air­ports in Cen­tral and South Florida. These inter­ac­tive sce­nar­ios are dri­ven by the voices of authen­tic con­trollers who will expose you to a vari­ety of approaches with real­is­tic, and often chal­leng­ing, clear­ances. You’ll get holds, missed approaches, NDBs, full approaches with pro­ce­dure turns, plus a vari­ety of sur­prises you must be pre­pared for, but may not get the chance to fly in the real world very often. This is sim­ply the safest and most effi­cient way to expe­ri­ence, prac­tice and per­fect all aspects of approaches under sim­u­lated IFR conditions.

USSE included air­ports are the following:

St.Petersburg, Lake­land, Fort Myers, Naples, Immokalee, Orlando, DeLand, San­ford, Day­tona, Ormond Beach, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Mel­bourne,Ft. Laud­erdale, Pom­pano, Boca Raton, Kendall-Tamiami.



USEC included air­ports are the following:

Champaign/Urbana, Dupage (West Chicago), Milwaukee/General Mitchell, Rock­ford, Springfield/Capital



USSW features included are the following:

  • 28 dif­fer­ent approaches in the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia area
  • ILS Approaches
  • Local­izer Approaches
  • Local­izer Back Course Approaches
  • VOR/DME Approaches
  • NDB Approaches
  • 12 Fea­tured Airports

Here is a list of the following supported airports/approaches per reigion in the ATC scenarios: EC3  SE3 SW2


Tired of getting up from the pilot seat to change aircraft position or weather?  Would you like to have a comprehensive instructor/operation station (IOS) on your iPad with your EFB? ELITE XTS software is now compatible with the powerful iPad app, SimControlX.

SimControlX is the perfect in-flight companion that helps you focus on the fun of flying without having to navigate tedious simulator menus for routine tasks. Users can try the app from the App Store. SimControlX can be easily installed on your existing iPad and provides a worldwide moving map along with control over weather, scenarios, repositioning, aircraft system failures and many more features within ELITE XTS.

All of this is achieved over a wireless connection to the simulator, allowing solo pilots and instructors to set up their simulator in-flight without getting out of their seats. Users looking for more powerful features on their app or flight schools with commercial use-cases can upgrade to SimControlX Pro by purchasing a license here. SimControlX Pro brings several additions to SimControlX’s already robust feature set, including geo-referenced US IFR charts, advanced weather presets, flight review, vertical approach profile, and cockpit-like instrument readouts.

Wi-fi EFB connectivity

ELITE’s soft­ware enables users of ELITE train­ing soft­ware to con­nect the soft­ware to cer­tain iPad flight apps—allowing pilots to bring real-world cock­pit prac­tices into the sim­u­lated flight envi­ron­ment. With this soft­ware and a local WiFi net­work router (pro­vided by user), your sim­u­lated air­craft posi­tion in the ELITE soft­ware will appear geo-referenced on Sec­tional and IFR Enroute charts, IFR Approach Plates, and Air­port Taxi Dia­grams (if those fea­tures are part of the App you are using). Cur­rently, the ELITE Sim-to-App soft­ware sup­ports the fol­low­ing iPad apps:

Handheld GPS connection

Hand­held GPS units and EFBs have become extremely valu­able nav­i­ga­tion com­pan­ions in recent years. The rel­a­tively low cost and capa­bil­ity of these devices is impres­sive, many with func­tion­al­ity rival­ing some of the most sophis­ti­cated panel-mount tech­nol­ogy. Unfor­tu­nately, until now, there has been no good way to thor­oughly learn and prac­tice fly­ing with these devices BEFORE climb­ing in the cock­pit. ELITE rec­og­nized this need and now sup­ports com­mu­ni­ca­tion with hand­held GPSs and EFBs so you can fly with your spe­cific device, on your com­puter, at your convenience.

Become pro­fi­cient in the use of your hand­held GPS and/or EFB devices before head­ing out to the air­craft. Plan a trip then fly it on ELITE uti­liz­ing all the same tools you’ll use on the actual flight. Fly­ing a dry run on the sim will give you a chance to tweak any aspect of your planning/programming as nec­es­sary to obtain max­i­mum safety and util­ity from your air­craft. And, maybe most impor­tantly, sim­ply become famil­iar with the trip and the inte­gra­tion of the devices in a real-time flight environment.

The protocol supported:

  • AV400
  • NMEA

Example of ELITE use with a 696/796 GPS

Sound channel selector

ELITE now offers the ability to select your sound where they belong, no more will you have a difficult time listening to the ATIS or ATC scenarios. Assigning channels, will allow you to send the sound to the appropriate device with the correct volume level. 

The current sound selectors are the following:

  • Engine Sound
  • Avionics
  • Warnings
  • ATIS/Coms
  • Pumps/Avionics Fan

ELITE Professional XTS Minimum System Requirements:

Download: 2 Gigabyte

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit), Windows 11
  • 5th Gen Intel Core i3 (equivalent or better) (2.0GHz +) (Xeon and AMD CPUs are not recommended)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 5 GB of available hard disk space
  • 2 GB or better NVIDIA-brand OpenGL accelerated graphics card REQUIRED (Two Port or more Video Card for Multiple monitors option–Instrument Panel monitor & Instructor station monitor, external visual, map page)
  • At least one free USB port for connecting USB hardware; a USB hub may be required to connect multiple USB devices
  • Keyboard/Mouse or similar pointing device
  • Internet required for GPS activation

ELITE does NOT guarantee com­pat­i­bil­ity with every computer system, even if specification are followed.

Before purchasing the downloadable upgrade software, please read:

ELITE XTS is now downloadable for customers upgrading from a previous version of ELITE software. Customers must have an appropriate WIBU Key from ELITE Premium version v8.0 or higher. The WIBU Key is still REQUIRED in order to run ELITE XTS. If you do not have a WIBU Key, you will need to purchase the boxed complete version of XTS.

Additional information

Outside Visual Type:

GenView on instrument monitor (internal), Enhanced Visual System (external 1, 3 or, 5 visual displays)

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