Prepar3D continues to foster an open and thriving ecosystem of developers though it’s open simulation platform via a free Software Development Kit (SDK). Each release brings new capabilities to further enhance to opportunities for our P3D Developer Network. Some of the additions to the v5 SDK includes the addition of sloping runways, enhanced engine extensibility features for SimObjects and expanded PBR lighting effects. For more information on how to become a Prepar3D developer, and the benefits developers receive, see the P3D Developer Subscription program page. Check out some of the great work by a few of the developers within the
Lockheed Martin Prepar3D is proud to be partnering with Varjo, the developer of the world’s most advance XR/VR for industrial use. Prepar3D v5 provides native support for Varjo’s mixed reality headset, XR-1 Developer Edition. This opens up an incredible range of new training applications where the real and synthetically generated worlds blend seamlessly to create compelling training solutions – even in remote settings. Read more at Military and Simulation Training Magazine.
AviationLads did a fantastic job on their first cinematic video of Prepar3D v5. The video shows the capabilities of the all new DirectX 12 rendering engine while featuring airports already in-development by our P3D Developer Network including MK-Studios, LVFR and Orbx.
The first region in the Orbx TrueEarth line, this rendition of the Netherlands is nothing like what Orbx has developed before. The entirety of the country is included, all 85,000km2 of photoreal terrain at 1m resolution, and has been meticulously brought to life with 5 seasonal texture themes, full night lighting and ground features, and incredibly dense vegetation. Thousands of custom objects from buildings such as bridges, churches and even tulip fields contribute to a living region which rivals the accuracy and detail of real-world aerial imagery. The TrueEarth range takes full advantage of the advanced capabilities in Prepar3D v4
The Prepar3D team is continued to be impressed by all the major recent airport developments by third party developers using our SDK. We’d like to showcase a great example from PILOT’s and their Almeria airport scenery add-on. Take off from scenic southeast Spain with PILOT’S Almeria airport scenery. Winner of the Mutley’s Hangar Gold Award, this popular holiday destination is brought to life with highly-detailed updates to the airport as well as the surrounding scenery. The possibilities are endless in Prepar3D with our recent enhancements provided in Prepar3D v4.3. For more information visit https://www.pilots.shop
FSFlyingSchool PRO 2018 is now available for Prepar3D v4. FSFlyingSchool’s AI instructors give instant interactive instruction to pilots on any flight, in any airplane, anywhere in the world. The instructors watch and comment on over 70 different areas of airmanship and maintain full pilot logs of each flight. These logs can then be analyzed by the pilot to identify potential issues. The chief instructor will also watch and give instruction on other ground and air traffic, taxiways at the current airfield, and weather conditions. Pilots can even talk to the instructor getting helpful information and advice on demand. “On Approach”
fsAerodata is the first product for flight simulation that enables a global update of the built-in default aeronautical database in Prepar3D to current real world conditions. Updates follow regular 28-day AIRAC cycles. The fsAerodata service includes an update of every documented navigational aid, airways, airspace and airport approaches, including SIDs and STARs. If you want to flight real world approaches, execute realistic world routes, have all latest data on navigation map or use a default GPS/FMS with a full simulator database, then fsAerodata is your choice. Source data is supplied by Navigraph and is compiled and converted every AIRAC cycle.
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
FSFlyingSchool’s artificially intelligent talking instructors give instant interactive instruction to pilots on any flight, in any powered airplane, anywhere in the world. The instructors watch and comment on over 70 different areas of airmanship. Full pilot logs of each flight are maintained and can be analyzed by the pilot to identify any problems. The chief instructor will observe and instruct the pilot on aspects of their flight, such as ground and air traffic, taxiways at the current airfield, and weather conditions. Pilots can even talk to the instructor and get plenty of helpful information and advice on demand. In addition,
The airport amongst the clouds. One of the most well-known airports in the flightsim world, Telluride Regional Airport is an extreme high-altitude airport located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies. Perfectly situated nearby his highly-popular Eagle-Vail and Sedona Airports, acclaimed developer Jarrad Marshall brings another dramatic location to life for FSX and P3D. Exclusive Prepar3D v3 Gallery of KTEX from Orbx: For more information and to purchase Telluride: Visit ORBX’s home page: http://www.fullterrain.com/product/ktex