Re-imagining USAF Training with Prepar3D

Justin “Hasard” Lee recently got an inside look at the U.S. Air Force Detachment 24 Pilot Training Next program at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The Pilot Training Next program is part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to re-imagine how the Air Force delivers learning to Airmen. Through the use of Prepar3D and commercial available hardware, the Det 24 is creating more effective and efficient pilot training at a lower cost than traditional methods. Hasard Lee is a fighter pilot currently flying the F-35, the United States’ newest 5th Generation stealth fighter. Prior to flying the F-35, he flew

NVIDIA GTC 2022

On 23 March 2022 at 3:00pm EST, join Prepar3D Software Architect, Beau Hollis, as he presents with NVIDIA Senior Solution Architect, Konstantin Cvetanov, on Delivering Flight Simulator Capabilities from Anywhere with Accelerated Virtual Workstations Today, private pilots, commercial organizations, academia, and militaries frequently rely on simulation software for immersive, experiential learning. Learn how and what best practices are used by NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin engineers to deploy flight simulation capabilities in various data center and cloud scenarios in order to deliver an immersive 3D simulation experience. anywhere. Register Here for Free  Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® simulation software,

Drzewiecki Design Showcase

Fly From Chicago to Warsaw Founded in 2008 Drzewiecki Design has been a part of the flight simulation community since 2000. They continue to specializes in top quality 3D models of airports and cities which are designed for commercial pilots, private pilots, air traffic Control (ATC) as well as for the simple enjoyment by the many aviation enthusiasts. Drzewiecki Design products make airport layout familiarization, local procedures and realistic IFR/VFR training possible, from initial approach till the final docking. They currently feature airports and cities in North America, Europe and Asia.

Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 2 Now Available

The Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 2 (5.3.17.28160) is now available and can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 2 contains additional resolutions for high priority issues identified after the Prepar3D v5.3 release. Only the Client installer is required for the majority of fixes present in Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 2. The Content, Scenery, and SDK installers are optional. Each fix listed below is categorized per installer. Please note, you must first have Prepar3D v5 installed to utilize any of the standalone installers (Client, Content, and Scenery). The Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 2 update may

Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 1 Update

There was a bug introduced in the v5.3 hotfix which caused airport lighting to remain on during the day. The hotfix has been updated with this fix. If you already downloaded the hotfix only a client update is required to fix this issue. The original hotfix version is 5.3.15.28130, the updated version with the airport lighting fix is 5.3.15.28131. The hotfix post has been updated to reflect the new version and this is also the current version available in the downloads page.

Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 1 Now Available

The Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 1 (5.3.15.28131) is now available and can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 1 contains resolutions for high priority issues identified after the Prepar3D v5.3 release. The Client and Scenery installers are required for the fixes present in Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 1. Therefore, the Content and SDK installers are optional. Each fix listed below is categorized per installer. Please note, you must first have Prepar3D v5 installed to utilize any of the standalone installers (Client, Content, and Scenery). The Prepar3D v5.3 Hotfix 1 update may require you

Prepar3D v5.3 Now Available!

The Prepar3D v5.3 update is packed with numerous performance, visual, and usability improvements. Updates to weather systems including optimized cloud and terrain blending, dynamic lighting on precipitation, improved sun and moon lighting, and better fog visuals make training in difficult conditions and locations even more immersive. Performance has been improved across the whole platform including areas with dense content, traffic, and weather rendering. Additionally a vast amount of default content including buildings, landmarks, and airport vehicles have been updated to PBR textures. New development features including clear coat support, additive PBR materials, PBR support for autogen annotation, and multiple improvements

iFly Releases Advanced 737NG for Prepar3D v5

iFly Releases the Advanced 737NG for Prepar3D v5. The iFly Development Team, in partnership with Flight One Software, has officially released iFly Jets Advanced Series – The 737NG, exclusively for Prepar3D v5.2/v5.3. This base package, which contains the -800 and -900 variants, is iFly Development Team’s most advanced addon to date. The iFly Development Team has dug deep into the features within the Prepar3D v5 platform to bring you these new features: Supports Prepar3D v5.2/v5.3 and DirectX 12 Built around Enhanced Atmospherics (TrueSky) All New High Definition Virtual Cockpit models. Full PBR materials Virtual cockpit based on P3D v5.2 updates.

Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 Now Available

The Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 (5.2.22.27615) is now available and can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 contains resolutions for high priority issues identified after the Prepar3D v5.2 release. Only the Client installer is required for the majority of fixes present in Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1. Therefore, the Content, Scenery, and SDK installers are optional. Each fix listed below is categorized per installer. Please note, you must first have Prepar3D v5 installed to utilize any of the standalone installers (Client, Content, and Scenery). The Prepar3D v5.2 Hotfix 1 update may

Prepar3D Attending FlightSimExpo in San Diego this September

The Prepar3D team will be joining top flight sim hardware and software developers at FlightSimExpo 2021 on September 24-26, 2021 at Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA.  The conference and tradeshow is an all-ages event that welcomes simmers and pilots of all experience levels. The in-person event features a 30,000 square foot exhibit hall where attendees can try the latest in simulation technology, experience virtual reality, and win prizes in landing competitions and other contests. The event also hosts a series of seminars on flight simulation topics. This year’s presenter lineup includes experienced flight simmers, airline pilots, flight