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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Practice your aviation communication skills with VATSIM
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 PlaneJoe
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, PlaneJoe
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
Prepare Yourself for Challenging Approaches MK-STUDIOS was founded in 2008 as a company focused on flight simulation software development for both professional and entertainment purposes. They specialize in professional airport visualizations according to international aviation standards. With almost 15 years of experience in the market and an experienced global team, they are able to deliver efficient and optimized solutions with the highest quality standards.
Re-imagining USAF Training with Prepar3D
Justin “Hasard” Lee recently got an inside look at the U.S. Air Force Detachment 24 Pilot Training Next program at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. The Pilot Training Next program is part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to re-imagine how the Air Force delivers learning to Airmen. Through the use of Prepar3D and commercial available hardware, the Det 24 is creating more effective and efficient pilot training at a lower cost than traditional methods. Hasard Lee is a fighter pilot currently flying the F-35, the United States’ newest 5th Generation stealth fighter. Prior to flying the F-35,
NVIDIA GTC 2022
On 23 March 2022 at 3:00pm EST, join Prepar3D Software Architect, Beau Hollis, as he presents with NVIDIA Senior Solution Architect, Konstantin Cvetanov, on Delivering Flight Simulator Capabilities from Anywhere with Accelerated Virtual Workstations Today, private pilots, commercial organizations, academia, and militaries frequently rely on simulation software for immersive, experiential learning. Learn how and what best practices are used by NVIDIA and Lockheed Martin engineers to deploy flight simulation capabilities in various data center and cloud scenarios in order to deliver an immersive 3D simulation experience. anywhere. Register Here for Free Training meets reality with Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D® simulation software,
Drzewiecki Design Showcase
Fly From Chicago to Warsaw Founded in 2008 Drzewiecki Design has been a part of the flight simulation community since 2000. They continue to specializes in top quality 3D models of airports and cities which are designed for commercial pilots, private pilots, air traffic Control (ATC) as well as for the simple enjoyment by the many aviation enthusiasts. Drzewiecki Design products make airport layout familiarization, local procedures and realistic IFR/VFR training possible, from initial approach till the final docking. They currently feature airports and cities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Prepar3D Attending FlightSimExpo in San Diego this September
The Prepar3D team will be joining top flight sim hardware and software developers at FlightSimExpo 2021 on September 24-26, 2021 at Town and Country Resort in San Diego, CA. The conference and tradeshow is an all-ages event that welcomes simmers and pilots of all experience levels. The in-person event features a 30,000 square foot exhibit hall where attendees can try the latest in simulation technology, experience virtual reality, and win prizes in landing competitions and other contests. The event also hosts a series of seminars on flight simulation topics. This year’s presenter lineup includes experienced flight simmers, airline pilots, flight
Flight Simulation Association partner
We are excited to be a founding partner of the new Flight Simulation Association. To support the launch of Flight Simulation Association in the community, we’re offering a private forum board at https://prepar3d.com/forum/ for fellow FSA members to collaborate in all things Prepar3D. We’re joining more than 50 other developers and content creators in this new community-wide effort, and we hope you’ll join too! Learn more at flightsimassociation.com!