Flight1 Aviation Technologies has released a free software plug-in for Lockheed Martin Prepar3D and Microsoft Flight Simulator X that sends GPS, AHRS, and Traffic data from the simulator to ForeFlight Mobile on an iPad or iPhone.
“Pilots know that the more closely they re-create the mental experience they have in the airplane, the more valuable their training in a simulator can be,” says Flight1 Aviation Technologies President Jim Rhoads.
“Many of our customers use ForeFlight Mobile on an iPad or an iPhone when they fly, connected to an external GPS or ADS-B device,” he explains.
“While they can certainly use ForeFlight as a stand-alone Electronic Flight Bag to plan their flights, view charts, view weather, and get airport information when they simulate flying, we wanted them to be able to have the same connected experience they have in the air.”
ForeFlight connects to the simulator via a WiFi connection to the same network, then uses the data from the simulator just as it would use data coming from a real GPS or ADS-B device. Pilots can use ForeFlight Mobile with the simulator just like they would in the airplane, including the GPS, ADS-B Traffic, and Attitude Indicator features.
“We think it’s so valuable for pilots to use sims with the same tools they use in the airplane that we’re giving the ForeFlight Plug-in to anyone who requests it. We know it will enhance their experience using our avionics simulations.”
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Flight1 Aviation Technologies was launched in 2004 to focus on delivering PC-based simulation solutions to aviation customers. With a unique history that has followed the simulation and training industry’s appropriation of game-based technologies, the company is changing the way pilots train and stay proficient. To learn more about their tools for flight training and pilot proficiency, visit flight1tech.com.