- Getting started with SimDirectorby Chris Metel on March 23, 2023 at 3:09 PM
SimDirector is Prepar3D’s scenario creation tool designed to provide a premiere scenario creation experience from start to finish. With SimDirector, users can now rapidly and easily create and share structured learning experiences. Teachers, instructors, and students can create lessons, instructions, and flight scenarios, all with dynamic feedback to the user. PlaneJoe provides an overview of the steps to get started with this powerful tool. Afterwards, you can continue to grow your SimDirector skills by following the online SimDirector Course to go further in depth. Check out all of PlaneJoe’s Prepar3D Tutorials on Prepar3D.com in the Learn menu.
- Practice your aviation communication skills with VATSIMby Chris Metel on March 8, 2023 at 2:31 PM
Looking to enhance your training experience along with others in the flight-simulation community? Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network (VATSIM) is a nonprofit organization that operates an online flight-simulation network where users are able to fly aircraft in Prepar3D or direct traffic as an air traffic controller. VATSIM adheres as closely as possible to real-life aviation procedures and radio phraseology, which can function as a training aid for pilots striving to enhance their skills in radio communications. PlaneJoe will guide you through the necessary setup to use VATSIM with Prepar3D and will have you practicing your aviation communication skills after a
- Prepar3D Beginners Guide from PlaneJoeby Chris Metel on February 13, 2023 at 3:15 PM
New to Prepar3D? Returning to Prepar3D after years away? Simply looking for some basics about Prepar3D? PlaneJoe has released a Prepar3D Beginners Guide that provides an easy to follow explanation of the basics from downloading and installing Prepar3D to running your first simulation. The tutorial also includes discussion on scenario basics, camera controls and setting recommendations. Check out all of PlaneJoe’s Prepar3D Tutorials on Prepar3D.com in the Learn menu. PlaneJoe is a private pilot who trained locally in Florida for his pilot certificate. Completing his certificate at just 47 hours of flight time, PlaneJoe attributes his proficiency
- Introducing P3D Enthusiast & Private Pilot, PlaneJoeby Chris Metel on February 9, 2023 at 4:14 PM
PlaneJoe is a private pilot who trained locally in Florida for his pilot certificate. Completing his certificate at just 47 hours of flight time, PlaneJoe attributes his proficiency to practicing in simulators, specifically Prepar3D. He often practiced maneuvers, radio calls, and instrument scanning in Prepar3D and incorporated mixed reality technology to enhance his immersion. When PlaneJoe is not flying, he is an avid photographer who enjoys creating content. To the benefit of the Prepar3D community, PlaneJoe has produced some Prepar3D Tutorial Videos that share some tips and tricks he has learned along the way. Follow the adventures of PlaneJoe on
Flight Sim Network News
Flight Sim News
- RealWorldScenery Releases Homer Airport for MSFSby Matt Ashwood on March 24, 2023 at 9:58 PM
Go visit the Kenai Peninsula with RealWorldScenery's Homer Airport for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
- iniBuilds P-40F & BF108 Updated for MSFSby Matt Ashwood on March 24, 2023 at 6:19 PM
iniBuilds P-40F & BF108 receive an update and a new aircraft is announced for MSFS.
- iniScene Releases Chios Airport for MSFSby Matt Ashwood on March 24, 2023 at 4:47 PM
Chios Island National Airport is now available for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
- Navigraph Charts 8 Updated to v8.24.0by Matt Ashwood on March 24, 2023 at 4:06 PM
Navigraph updates its popular Charts 8 app.
- Orbx Releases Rockhampton Airport for MSFSby Graham on March 24, 2023 at 10:11 AM
Just days after making the announcement on their forums, Orbx has released Rockhampton Airport (YBRK) for MSFS. Transporting 580,000 passengers per year, Rockhampton is a major Australian regional airport in central Queensland frequented by QantasLink, Virgin Australia, and SkyTrans. Scheduled flights cover destinations across the Eastern states of Australia covering Brisbane, Cairns, Proserpine, Townsville, and
- Fly the Maddog X Updated, MD-83/88 for MSFS Releasedby Trevor on March 24, 2023 at 5:45 AM
LSH updates the Maddog for MSFS and P3D, releases the MD-83 and MD-88 expansion for MSFS.
- World Update 13 Heads to Oceania, Hawaii and Antarcticaby Matthew Kiff on March 23, 2023 at 5:18 PM
The pacific islands are next in line to receive an Asobo makeover and handcrafted goodies!
- Black Square Releases Steam Gauge Overhaul Analog Baronby Daan on March 23, 2023 at 3:30 PM
Go retro with analog gauges on MSFS' default Baron.
- “This Is An Expert Level Plane”- Hans Hartmann Shares Previews of Upcoming ATR42/72-600by Matthew Kiff on March 22, 2023 at 11:39 PM
Hans Hartmann takes us on a tour of the avionics onboard the new "Expert series" aircraft.
- Antonov An-225 Mriya Updated for MSFSby Calum Martin on March 22, 2023 at 6:51 PM
The big aircraft has had a new update. Plus, now available for Xbox owners.
MSFS News & Updates
- Marketplace Discounts for Deluxe, Premium, and Premium Deluxe Edition Ownersby SeedyL3205 on March 25, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Hello everyone, During this week’s Developer Livestream, Jorg announced a recent change to the pricing of some items in the Marketplace. As a way to show our gratitude […]
- WASM on Xbox Update - 3.24.2023by Jummivana on March 24, 2023 at 7:09 PM
Following the release of WASM on Xbox, we’ve discovered a new issue which may impact players when they initially interact with WASM supported Marketplace content. On […]
- [BLOG] March 23, 2023 Development Updateby SeedyL3205 on March 24, 2023 at 12:32 AM
Microsoft Flight Simulator – 24 Mar 23March 23rd, 2023 Development Update - Microsoft Flight SimulatorThis week has been full of activity for the […]
- Release Notes - Sim Update 12 [184.108.40.206] Available Nowby Jummivana on March 20, 2023 at 9:26 PM
RELEASE NOTES 220.127.116.11If you are playing on PC, outdated packages in your community folder may have an unexpected impact on the title’s performance and behavior. If […]
- March Developer Livestream Date/Time Changedby SeedyL3205 on March 20, 2023 at 4:56 PM
Hello everyone, Please note the day and time for the March Developer Livestream has been moved. The new time is: Wednesday, March 22nd at 9:30am PT (2023-03-22T09:30:00Z […]