Immersive Training Devices Powered by Prepar3D

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.

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,

Ontario Air Cadets Take Flight with Prepar3D®

Lockheed Martin provided Prepar3D® to the Cadet Youth Development Centre in Breslau, Ontario, to encourage youth to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Cadet Youth Development Centre is home to the 822 Tutor Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. As a registered charity, the centre offers free access to aerospace and robotics programs for cadets and youth aged 12-18 years. Its Introduction to Aerospace Through Simulation program engages participants in aviation-based tasks where they build teamwork, leadership and resource management skills while experiencing STEM principles in action. Read more about the Centre and its mission in this

A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation and Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D®

If you ask Mike Pohl at A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation if he thought it would be possible to deliver a convincing flight simulation using one projector and computer twenty years ago, he would have said, “no way”. Today, that answer would be very different. The frenzied pace of technology continues to enable us to do things previously thought impossible. Take flight training, for example. Aircrews can now train to operate multi-million dollar aircraft using a device as small as a smart phone, up to a simulator surrounded by a dome that fills an entire room. A smart-phone and a simulator the

Case Studies

Hi, I am very pleased to post the first of many case studies showing Prepar3D® being used.  The first one is the use of Prepar3D® in a Lockheed Martin C-130 simulator training device called the MFTA. Let me know if you would like your Prepar3D® solution to be listed as a case study.  We would be very happy to showcase it! Regards, John