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

A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D®

If you ask Mike Pohl at A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation if he thought it would be possible to deliver a convincing flight simulation using one projector and computer twenty years ago, he would have said, “no way”. Today, that answer would be very different. The frenzied pace of technology continues to enable us to do things previously thought impossible. Take flight training, for example. Aircrews can now train to operate multi-million dollar aircraft using a device as small as a smart phone, up to a simulator surrounded by a dome that fills an entire room. A smart-phone and a simulator the

LOCKHEED MARTIN’S PREPAR3D® SOFTWARE TO SOAR AT NATIONAL FLIGHT ACADEMY

ORLANDO, Fla., June 13, 2011 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) 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

Arduino/Netduino

Hi, I came across this very interesting article on interfacing an Arduino card with FSX here:  http://www.jimspage.co.nz/uno1_interface.htm 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:  http://www.arduino.cc/ There is also a .NET card called the Netduino:  http://www.netduino.com/ which might

Lockheed Martin Highlights Prepar3D at Special Operations Forces Conference

At this year’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) held in Tampa, Fla., May 17-19, Lockheed Martin demonstrated technology and programs that are being used – or could be used – by special forces to prepare for their critical missions. Prepar3D, running on the Multi-Function Training Aid (MFTA), was a popular stop for many show attendees. Associated Press even stopped by and featured Prepar3D and the MFTA in its video covering the conference called: “High-tech Gear the Future of Special Ops”. The video can be seen on You Tube and other news sites that have run the piece: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JzR51e_TWU.

Prepar3D at ITEC Update

Lockheed Martin attended ITEC, Europe’s premier training and simulation technology show, where it demoed Prepar3D v. 1.1. Held several times daily, the Prepar3D ® demo showcased the power of the software, including its new features. Demo highlights included: Bathymetric detail … Prepar3D ® now offers even more detailed depictions of water. Schools are using Prepar3D ® to help students learn about undersea life. With bathymetry, students can add rich details to their underwater worlds, learning about coral reefs, fish and more. Sensors … newly added military sensors provide enhanced fidelity – an element of realism that’s newly realized for this