To celebrate the new release of Prepar3D v4.1 we are launching our first ever screenshot contest. We encourage our entire community to participate in staging and capturing screenshots that show off Prepar3D v4’s new capabilities. The screenshots will be featured on Prepar3D.com and in other media, and the creators of the two winning screenshots will receive an extremely exclusive Prepar3D v4 Developer polo shirt! Links to Prepar3D v4 screenshots must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 5th, 2017. The screenshots should be sent as a publicly accessible link (URL) with a short description. If any add-ons are used, please include
Prepar3D v4.1 is available now! The Prepar3D team is excited to release the first update to v4! We have been hard at work building upon the major changes made in version 4 to continue making Prepar3D the most feature-rich, stable, and performant training platform available. This release includes numerous enhancements, new features, and bug fixes based on user and developer feedback. Virtual Reality (VR) is now available in any view and includes an interactive mouse pointer enabling cockpit interaction. Aircraft interiors are brought to life with support for 4k textures and cockpit rain effects. Many updates were made to further
Members of the Prepar3D development team will host a Reddit AMA on Tuesday September 26th from 1-2 PM EDT. Feel free to join the live discussion as we answer any questions you may have regarding Prepar3D development, Flight Simulation, working at Lockheed Martin, and anything in-between. We will post additional information on the day of the event so stay tuned! A link to the event is now on the Lockheed Martin Twitter page: https://twitter.com/LockheedMartin
The new September/October issue of PC Pilot is now available! Prepar3D v4 is featured as this issue’s cover story including a full review. More details on this release can be found on PC Pilot’s website here. Originally launched in 1999, PC Pilot is the world’s best selling flight simulation magazine. More information on PC Pilot including how to get the latest issue can be found on their website http://www.pcpilot.net/.
Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey is leading the way in creating experimental unmanned technology and they are using Prepar3D® as one of the foundational technologies to achieve it. Equipped with the state-of-the-art Prepar3D simulation platform, 3/D printers, engineering computer assisted drafting software, and a cultivated staff of professors, students began to create blueprints for a novel aircraft: the UV-4 V/STOL UAV unmanned vehicle. Find out more about this unique and ambitious STEM effort here.
fsAerodata is the first product for flight simulation that enables a global update of the built-in default aeronautical database in Prepar3D to current real world conditions. Updates follow regular 28-day AIRAC cycles. The fsAerodata service includes an update of every documented navigational aid, airways, airspace and airport approaches, including SIDs and STARs. If you want to flight real world approaches, execute realistic world routes, have all latest data on navigation map or use a default GPS/FMS with a full simulator database, then fsAerodata is your choice. Source data is supplied by Navigraph and is compiled and converted every AIRAC cycle.
FlightSimCon is North America’s largest annual aviation and flight simulation conference. This year, the event takes place on June 10 & 11 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport, just outside of Hartford, Connecticut. Prepar3D is pleased to announce we will be represented at the event and are participating in a panel discussion with fellow flight simulation developers on the first day of the conference. FlightSimCon is designed for aviation and flight simulation enthusiasts from across the United States and around the world. Now in its fifth year, the event includes opportunities to meet exhibitors, try out products
Prepar3D v3.4 is available now! The Prepar3D team has been hard at work making the most stable and performant version yet, as well as integrating emerging technologies and fixing issues reported by the community and developer network. Prepar3D now supports the consumer versions of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Both Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are seamlessly integrated into the application. New VR enabled views automatically become available when a headset is connected to your PC and fully support head tracking and positioning and immersive stereoscopic rendering. New VR views can also be easily added or configured through the Camera