I’ve been using X-Plane for years and now even considering it in our Avionics design and testing. It’s also excellent for armchair flying or as a re-enforcer when learning to fly real airplanes. I used it very effectively to re-fly and visualize maneuvers both before and after flight lessons.
Version 11 has been in the works for A LONG TIME, but was finally released out of beta.
Happy pretend flying! Don’t forget to make airplane noises while doing it.