- 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