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


Hi, I came across this very interesting article on interfacing an Arduino card with FSX here: I have been looking at arduino cards for a while and wanted to have a play around with them.   I have done a little bit of PIC programming in the past and built a small FSBus interface for a home simulator years ago. Arduinos are an open-source electronics prototyping platform that has gained a lot of popularity over the past couple of years.  More info can be found here: There is also a .NET card called the Netduino: which might

Updated Multiplayer DLL

Hi Everyone, Tim (beatle) has posted a new multiplayer.dll in the community downloads section to replace the existing one.  You can download it from here: This is a multiplayer fix to allow direct IP connections in Prepar3D 1.1. To use this fix, simply replace your multiplayer.dll with the one available for download here. The multiplayer.dll that should be replaced can be found in your installation directory (typically C:\Program Files\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D). The fix will be rolled into the next release of Prepar3D. Regards, John

Prepar3D 1.1 Release update

We should be announcing the release date for version 1.1 of Prepar3D very soon.   I thought I would take a little bit of space to let you know of the changes and fixes in this release. This is not the finalized list, but pretty close to it.  There will be a complete changelog available to reflect the final 1.1 release version. New Features Multi-Touch support added Multi touch on single touchpanels and across multiple touchpanels New functionality to Save and Load Custom Control configurations New SimConnect APIs Added to support enhanced development Synchronous SimConnect Allows for “blocking” callbacks, meaning that the

Prepar3D® at I/ITSEC 2010

The Prepar3D® team was at the I/ITSEC 2010 conference and trade show last week in Orlando. This is the largest show of its type in the world, showcasing the latest in training and simulation technologies. Chester Kennedy, Vice President of Engineering for Lockheed Martin Global Training and Logistics speaks to the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) about Lockheed Martin and Prepar3D® in a video interview. A highlight is the Multi-Function Training Aid (MFTA) shown running Prepar3D®. Click on the video below to see the interview!