FlyRealHUDs.com has developed an inexpensive HUD simulator plug-in that runs on the X-Plane flight simulator program. The FlyRealHUDs (FRH) plugin replicates the symbology and flight dynamics of real HUDs and comes in business jet and airliner configurations.
The FRH HUD simulator costs $59.95 for each version and runs in the PC and Macintosh versions of X-Plane 9 or 10. It is a real HUD trainer that accurately replicates the flight-path vector, flight-director cue, acceleration tape and cue, angle-of-attack, EVS mode, glideslope and localizer indicators, conformal runway markings, rollout guidance, runway remaining and so on. The company’s HUD simulator is a useful tool and should be helpful for pilots who are learning about head-up displays for the first time and want to get the most out of their full-motion simulator training time.
Flight departments with HUD-equipped airplanes might also find the FRH HUD helpful to practice approaches into unfamiliar airports, or to game-plan unusual conditions such as high crosswinds, weather at minimums or just to maintain HUD proficiency.