Prepar3D 1.2® Now Available!

Taking training to the next level, Lockheed Martin has launched Prepar3D 1.2 to offer students and professionals the most immersive learning environment. The latest iteration of the visual simulation software includes new features and enhancements for aviation, maritime, ground-based and emergency response training scenarios. Prepar3D can be used by private pilots, commercial organizations, the military and academia as an experiential training program for virtually any scenario imaginable. In Prepar3D, users can practice a mission or flight plan before it happens to increase effectiveness during real-world operations. “The Lockheed Martin team is excited to offer enhanced training capabilities through the release

Upcoming Prepar3D 1.2 Release Notes

Hi Everyone, The upcoming release of 1.2 should be available for general download and distribution early next week as we wrap up testing and assuming we do not find any major issues.  If there are any changes, we will post updates to let everyone know.  The features and fixes in this release are: Full Windows 7 Support There was quite a lot of work that needed to be done here to update the product for full Windows 7 support and stability.  A lot of underlying code was modified and enhanced to allow solid stability for Windows 7 users.  The more

Lockheed Martin Receives Industry Innovation Award From Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

Lockheed Martin’s Central Florida operations have been named among the 2011 recipients of the William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission. The award honors companies for creating, developing and successfully implementing products, ideas and processes. The award cited two Lockheed Martin programs that are meeting urgent customer needs through affordability and innovation initiatives: Prepar3D® simulation software and the HULC hydraulic-powered exoskeleton. “We are incredibly proud of this award and to call Central Florida home to several of our most innovative programs,” said Chester Kennedy, vice president of engineering at Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and

Dream-Fly Bogota, Columbia

I was invited to speak at the “Dream-Fly Columbia” aviation training conference held recently from 5-11 September at the University of San Buenaventura in Bogotá, Columbia.  I gave a presentation on Prepar3D and showed it off to a large audience at the University.  I was graciously hosted by the CEO of VirtualCol, José Gonzales along with his son, Carlos.  I had a great time and met up with a few companies and military representatives that are keenly interested in using Prepar3D in various programs there.    A wonderful experience! Here is a photo taken during the presentation:

Oshkosh Wrap-up

Well, it was a very productive (although tiring!) week for us at Oshkosh!   We had literally thousands of people come by and try out Prepar3D and have a chat.  The total numbers to the show are pretty amazing.  EAA estimate that there were 541,000 people that attended the show during the week and nearly 1,000 aircraft on display! The response to Prepar3D was just so positive.  A lot of people were very impressed by the application and the new features in it.  I also had the opportunity to meet with developers and solution providers.  There were actually a few

Oshkosh: Wednesday/Thursday

Hi, I tried to put up a post yesterday, but looks like the wireless access timed out just as I was hitting the publish button!   Wednesday was a very eventful day with the booth as busy as ever even though it was raining (a lot!).  I was able to have a great chat with a Prepar3D developer, WarpD, whom was visiting the show.  He is a very experienced FS and P3D developer with a lot of knowledge on .air files.   We spent some great quality time together discussing Prepar3D! The theme yesterday was one of surprise and excitement

Oshkosh Update Monday/Tuesday

Hi Everyone, A quick update from Oshkosh AirVenture 2011. After setting up on Sunday, we are up and running at the show in the EAA Learn to Fly Discovery Pavillion. We have had a tremendous response from visitors to the show and it is normally a couple of people deep at the kiosks where we are showing Prepar3D! I have managed to visit a few of the Prepar3D Solution developers here at the show and it has been great meeting them face to face. Here is a shot of the booth: We have also had a great mention in the

AirVenture 2011, Oshkosh 25 – 31 July

John Nicol will be at AirVenture 2011 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin from the 25th to the 31st of July. Hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association, he will be located within the Learning to Fly Pavilion showing Prepar3D. He will also be presenting an overview of the software on Monday at 10 AM and Wednesday at 1 PM in the Learning to Fly Presentation Forum. Come and say hi and get a special invite to download a 30 day trial of Prepar3D! If you are a registered developer, introduce yourself and get a limited edition developer lapel badge!

AirVenture 2011

It is official, I am off to AirVenture 2011.  I am really looking forward to being part of the largest gathering of homebuilt and unique aircraft on the planet!  I was lucky enough to have been there on holiday in 2007 with my family camping in the Camp Scholler grounds on site.   I am looking forward to being there again with Prepar3D and showing it off to the visitors and exhibitors there. A big shout out to MadCatz and GoFlight who will be loaning some brand new hardware just launched to connect to Prepar3D on the booth.   There

Lockheed Martin will provide its Prepar3D® visual simulation software to power the National Flight Academy’s (NFA) immersive aviation experience

June 13, 2011 – Lockheed Martin will provide its Prepar3D® visual simulation software to power the National Flight Academy’s (NFA) immersive aviation experience as part of the academy’s hands-on approach to teaching the principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to students. “We believe in the mission of the National Flight Academy, which couples STEM curriculum with aviation to inspire youth about technological careers,” said Dale Bennett, president of Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business. “With the call from our nation’s leadership – and that of our own corporation– to reinvigorate America’s innovative spirit, we feel it is