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    Last Updated: 2/1/2023
    • Immersive Training Devices Powered by Prepar3D
      by Chris Metel on May 31, 2023 at 12:36 PM

      By utilizing Prepar3D, Lockheed Martin is building Immersive Training Device (ITD) systems with substantial training capabilities. Systems that once were limited to a desktop are now fully immersive experiences with real controls and 360 degrees of out-the-window visuals by incorporating Extended Reality (XR). The devices provide a virtual cockpit and synthetic environment for training pilots to fly by merging the real-world environment with a computer-generated one. Read more about the Lockheed Martin’s Immersive Training Devices in this case study.

    • Prepar3D v5.4 Now Available
      by Rob on May 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM

      Prepar3D v5.4 ( is now available and can be downloaded immediately from the Purchased Downloads section of the website. The Prepar3D v5.4 update includes a large number of performance, stability, and usability improvements across the entire platform. General application performance has been improved through better background thread performance. The GPS and flight planning systems have been updated offering greater control and flexibility for add-on developers. Various VR fixes and improvements make VR setup and calibration easier and more user friendly. Additionally numerous bugs identified by the community have been fixed offering greater application stability. Only the Client installer is required

    • Prepar3D to Attend FlightSimExpo in Houston This June
      by Chris Metel on April 13, 2023 at 11:29 AM

      Flight Simulation Association’s annual FlightSimExpo is scheduled for June 23-25, 2023 in Houston. This year, the three-day event features a series of product reveals at a hotel on Friday, June 23, followed by the usual exhibits and seminars at the Lone Star Flight Museum on June 24-25. The Prepar3D team will be joining top hardware and software developers at the show, including Honeycomb Aviation, PMDG, TFDi Design, Thrustmaster, VATSIM, and many more. The conference and tradeshow is an all-ages event that welcomes simmers and pilots of all experience levels. The in-person event features exhibits spread across the Lone Star Flight

    • Getting started with SimDirector
      by 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.      

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