Horizon Hobby Acquires RealFlight Flight Simulator

For Immediate Release


Champaign, Illinois — Horizon Hobby, LLC ("Horizon Hobby") has acquired RealFlight, the leading RC flight simulator software, from Knife Edge Software.

Chris Dickerson, CEO of Horizon Hobby said, "Knife Edge Software has built an amazing platform with RealFlight. The Horizon team is excited to continue to enhance the software with next-generation features and align our RC airplane offerings so pilots can further explore their passion for flying."

RealFlight is the leading RC flight simulator in the world. It includes over 170 different aircraft to fly, including aircraft from Horizon Hobby’s E-flite, HobbyZone, Hangar 9, and Blade brands. Pilots can fly at over 40 different flying sites, including the AMA Headquarters Flying Site and Horizon’s own Eli Field. The software comes packed with amazing features such as its True-to-Life™ physics, VR compatibility, multiplayer, game-like challenges and the ability to edit both aircraft and flying fields.

As a part of the acquisition, Horizon Hobby plans to onboard the RealFlight software development team as employees.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Knife Edge Software

Knife Edge Software was founded by Scott Kemp in 1996 to establish a new standard in RC simulation software. Jim Bourke purchased the company in 2012 after joining in 2003 to manage operations. Since its release, the flagship RealFlight product has established KES as industry leaders in realism, accuracy, and depth of features. KES actively developed and improved RealFlight for 25 years.

About Horizon Hobby

Horizon Hobby was founded in 1985. Since then, Horizon Hobby has become the undisputed global leader in RC products and accessories. Horizon Hobby is committed to delivering innovative products and providing an exceptional customer experience. By forging strong relationships with RC hobby consumers, retailers, and manufacturers around the world, Horizon Hobby has built the best brands in the industry. Horizon Hobby has locations in the United States, Germany, England, and China. The company is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.


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