SDK Available for Download

The Prepar3D SDK is now available on the download page! The SDK documentation is now part of the new Learning Center launcher.  After installation of the SDK, a shortcut will appear in your Start Menu called ‘SDK Learning Center.’  This can also be found in the SDK installation directory in \LC\LearningCenter.exe You can choose an article,  select the Add to Favorites Star, and customize your own SDK articles in the ‘Favorites’ section. Here is a screenshot: Enjoy!

Getting Ready for Prepar3D Download

As you know, Prepar3D will be available on Monday next week for purchase and download. The Prepar3D application is a very large file!  The download will be 10.5Gb and the SDK will be an additional 304Mb.  A download manager is a must in order to download successfully and ensure a restart if the connection is interrupted for any reason.   You could download without it if you have a solid reliable internet connection.  Any good download manager that can point to an FTP or HTTP download address will be fine.  I have successfully tested wxDownload Fast (an open source download manager app) with

A week to go

I have to tell you that I am getting excited about the release next week.  With a week to go we are all excited here.  Putting the final touches on the product and wrapping it up so it can go up onto our website.   I know that the product is an amazing achievement for the team.   The developers started with a million + lines of code and the team has managed to create something that is very special and an important step maintaining a 28 year legacy with this product line.    We have certainly encountered some challenges along the way and some areas

Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® Launches Nov. 1

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ — Prepar3D™, Lockheed Martin’s professional training and simulation software, will be available for purchase starting Nov. 1 on for $499 per licensed copy. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) created Prepar3D™ (pronounced “prepared”), based on Microsoft® ESP™ technology, as a training application for military, educational, civil and aviation professionals. The Prepar3D™ software lets individuals and organizations conduct realistic training by engaging users in immersive environments. It can also be used for evaluating and preparing people for real world assignments and tasks. “We believe this enhanced training capability will be a great asset not only for aviation

Lockheed Constellation uploaded

Hi Everyone, My ongoing quest to find legacy aircraft for my virtual Lockheed Martin museum continues!  Manfred Jahn gave his kind permission to allow me to upload his FS9/FSX Lockheed models to the site, so I have started this morning by uploading his excellent model of the Lockheed L749 Constellation.  Here is a shot of it inside Prepar3D: The installation is straight forward, just follow the readme.txt installation instructions for FSX.  There is a note that the propellor disks do not render properly in FSX, however I have not had these issues in Prepar3D, so you will probably not need to swap

T-33 In Development

Hi Everyone, I wanted to share a screenshot of a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star that is currently in development.   It should be released at the end of the year, or early 2011 and will be compatible with both FSX and Prepar3D.  It is being fully instrumented and will have a realistic flight model.  It is being built by Classic Jet Simulations for us and as you can see by the in-progress screenshot below, they are doing an awesome job!!