Monthly Archives: March 2012

Flysimware Release Super Huey Helo for Prepar3D
March 29, 2012
Flysimware have released their Super Huey helo for Prepar3D.

The addon comes with seven model variants, eleven paint schemes and lots of other features. Check out the full list of features here:

Prepar3D 1.3 Licensing and Pricing Update
March 23, 2012

A few changes are in store for the Lockheed Martin Prepar3D® family of products that we’re excited to share with you.

Prepar3D® for Professionals –

Based on user feedback, the Lockheed Martin team continuously expands the performance and features offered in Prepar3D for the most immersive learning experience. Today, Prepar3D 1.3 is available for your use. To download version 1.3, please log in at and then go to the Purchased Downloads page to retrieve your copy. If you are a current Prepar3D user, there is no charge to upgrade.

Also, Prepar3D for professional use is now offered at $199.00. We recognize that our customers are confronted by a difficult economic environment. We believe we have the best simulation software product for professional, military and academic learning, and we’re committed to offering this technology at a price everyone can take advantage of.

If you purchased Prepar3D in 2012 at the original price, we would like to offer you a price adjustment. Please send an email to and include the invoice number, license ID and the purchaser’s first and last name. More information on refunds can be found in our refund policy .

Prepar3D® for Students –

An academic license of Prepar3D is also launched today to immerse students in learning. We’re pleased to offer this new simulation tool to provide students with hands-on educational experiences. Prepar3D for academic efforts at and below the undergraduate level will be offered at $49.95.

Prepar3D® for Developers –

The Lockheed Martin Prepar3D Developer Network Program will remain the same. For a subscription fee of $9.95 per month, developers receive two copies of Prepar3D to develop and integrate new applications into the Prepar3D ecosystem.

Thank you for being part of the Prepar3D community. We’re glad to have you with us.

-The Lockheed Martin Prepar3D Team

Lockheed Martin Launches Academic Prepar3D® Simulation Software as a Learning Tool for Students

The National Flight Academy offers a story-driven learning environment.

Lockheed Martin released academic licensing of its Prepar3D® simulation software to immerse students in learning and problem solving. The special pricing of $49.95 makes simulation accessible to the academic community for engaging the next generations in science, math and social studies curricula.

Currently used for professional training, Prepar3D harnesses gaming technology for experiential learning. The software presents a realistic virtual world to support educational scenarios anywhere from underwater to suborbital space.

“Simulation makes learning tangible,” said Chester Kennedy, vice president of engineering in Lockheed Martin’s Global Training and Logistics business. “It is ideal for concepts that have complex relationships or to reinforce rote learning. Simulation immerses the learner in an experience to make the lesson more memorable and reduce the time it takes to master a new skill.”

In Prepar3D, students can see the effects of their decisions and experiment with challenges at different levels. It also allows students from around the world collaborate to solve real-life problems. With a free software development kit that accompanies the program, instructors can create customized academic lessons, incorporating features such as people, wildlife, buildings, vehicles and weather.

Prepar3D is now used by the Experimental Aircraft Association and National Flight Academy to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Lockheed Martin donated copies of Prepar3D to these organizations in 2011 to integrate learning objectives with inspirational stories of flight to interest youth in technological careers.

The new academic software can be purchased for educational efforts at or below the undergraduate level at the Prepar3D Store.

Announcing the Release of Prepar3D® 1.3

Prepar3D® 1.3 launches with enhancements based on customer feedback.

Based on user feedback, the Lockheed Martin team continuously expands the performance and features offered in our Prepar3D® simulation software for the most immersive learning environment. In version 1.3, we’ve implemented several application enhancements and made fixes to improve the simulation platform’s stability and usability.

“We’ve taken customer comments and suggestions from the Prepar3D Support Forum to make Prepar3D the most effective simulation tool for learning on the market. With Prepar3D 1.3, we focused on enhancements to the user interface, multi-player functionality for distributed training exercises and performance,” said Martile Allen, program manager for Prepar3D.

Review the release notes for more details about the updates available in Prepar3D 1.3.

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.

For more about how Lockheed Martin Prepar3D can enhance your training experiences, please visit the product overview page.