More than 45 flight simulation developers—including Prepar3D—are confirmed for FlightSimExpo 2019! After a sold-out inaugural event that saw more than 1,100 attendees, the second-annual show is being held on June 7-9, 2019 at Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®. Lockheed Martin will be in attendance to represent Prepar3D, a visual simulation platform that allows users to create training scenarios across aviation, maritime, and ground domains. Prepar3D has become the go-to platform for serious flight simmers, and developers creating top-tier simulation add-on products. The main portion of FlightSimExpo takes place from 9:00am on Saturday, June 8 to 3:00pm on Sunday, June 9. In 2019, the
The first region in the Orbx TrueEarth line, this rendition of the Netherlands is nothing like what Orbx has developed before. The entirety of the country is included, all 85,000km2 of photoreal terrain at 1m resolution, and has been meticulously brought to life with 5 seasonal texture themes, full night lighting and ground features, and incredibly dense vegetation. Thousands of custom objects from buildings such as bridges, churches and even tulip fields contribute to a living region which rivals the accuracy and detail of real-world aerial imagery. The TrueEarth range takes full advantage of the advanced capabilities in Prepar3D v4
Take to the skies like never before with Prepar3D v4.4! Groundbreaking features and improvements make this the largest and most comprehensive Prepar3D point release yet. Prepar3D v4.4 not only adds extensive new features to the platform, but also includes numerous user and developer requests including multiple fixes identified by the community and further expansion of Prepar3D’s open development architecture. A focal point of this release is the core rendering engine has been updated to fully support Physically Based Rendering (PBR) laying the groundwork for next-level realism and unparalleled graphical fidelity in a full earth simulator. New content created using new
The Prepar3D team is continued to be impressed by all the major recent airport developments by third party developers using our SDK. We’d like to showcase a great example from PILOT’s and their Almeria airport scenery add-on. Take off from scenic southeast Spain with PILOT’S Almeria airport scenery. Winner of the Mutley’s Hangar Gold Award, this popular holiday destination is brought to life with highly-detailed updates to the airport as well as the surrounding scenery. The possibilities are endless in Prepar3D with our recent enhancements provided in Prepar3D v4.3. For more information visit https://www.pilots.shop
Prepar3D v4.3 is available now! The next update for Prepar3D v4 is here! Prepar3D v4.3 takes simulation to the next level offering new features including interactive panel windows in virtual reality (VR), improved scenery dynamic lighting performance, several new C-130 user-selectable aircraft, as well as numerous user interface (UI) enhancements, various stability and performance improvements, multiple bug fixes, and much more. In addition to the numerous core features and enhancements, Prepar3D’s open development architecure keeps expanding with multiple new updates to the Software Development Kit (SDK). Developers have even more power and freedom to create new and exciting content blurring
Our very own Adam Breed spoke at length with helisimmer.com discussing his role on Prepar3D, challenges faced in development, helicopter features, and much more. You can read the full interview here.
FSFlyingSchool PRO 2018 is now available for Prepar3D v4. FSFlyingSchool’s AI instructors give instant interactive instruction to pilots on any flight, in any airplane, anywhere in the world. The instructors watch and comment on over 70 different areas of airmanship and maintain full pilot logs of each flight. These logs can then be analyzed by the pilot to identify potential issues. The chief instructor will also watch and give instruction on other ground and air traffic, taxiways at the current airfield, and weather conditions. Pilots can even talk to the instructor getting helpful information and advice on demand. “On Approach”
Prepar3D v4.2 is available now! Prepar3D v4.2 continues to improve on the groundbreaking Prepar3D v4 simulation platform. The new v4.2 release welcomes three new user controllable helicopters, new rendering techniques for improved virtual reality (VR) performance, countless legacy bug fixes, and even a couple new exciting experimental features to give users a feel of where the platform is heading! This is the first release to feature new helicopter capabilities, including scenario controllable artificial intelligence (AI) and autopilot functionality. Additionally, many developer requests were addressed, and we look forward to the Prepar3D ecosystem continuing to create high-end content that pushes simulation
More than 30 flight simulation developers—including Prepar3D—have made an initial commitment to attending FlightSimExpo, North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference. The event takes place at Flamingo Las Vegas Resort on June 9-10, 2018. The event consists of both a tradeshow floor and a conference room. FlightSimExpo 2018 will feature a variety of interactive exhibits, and a host of educational and informative seminars from professionals across the aviation and flight simulation industries. In addition, there will be social events after conference hours for networking and connecting with other simulation enthusiasts, aviation professionals, and developers from across the simulation industry. Lockheed Martin
Congratulations to Adam M. from Poland and Dylan M. from Canada for winning our first ever screenshot contest! We were amazed by the number of quality submissions which made narrowing down two winners quite a challenge. Thanks for participating and for your continued support!