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Jordan Greene

Editor-In-Chief, and co-founder of FSElite. Jordan is also a 1500 hour Flight Instructor and is type rated in the Citation Mustang.

Prepar3D v4 Logos and Assets Found On Official Website

For months, we’ve been giving the community the scoop on the latest rumours and information regarding the long-awaited announcement of Prepar3D v4 in official capacity. We know that the team will be attending Flight Sim Con 2017 in June, and we fully expect them to bring more information about their sim then. With the conference less than a month away, it’s inevitable that things will slip out. One of our readers uncovered that Lockheed Martin have began uploading assets for Prepar3D v4 to their website.

What’s interesting is some of the file names. Some are generic such as “header” and “background”, but you can also see “Prepar3d v4 Large” and more interestingly, “Buy-Now”. Does this mean we could see a release sooner than later?

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Pac Sim Salt Lake City Enters Beta

The developers at Pac Sim have announced that their Salt Lake City (KSLC) scenery will be entering beta later this week, by showing off their “final” dev pics on FaceBook.

The scenery is expected to have the usual range of custom night lighting, vegetation and volumetric grass, season textures, SODE jetways (T and full animation types), airside ground equipment (tugs, trucks containers, etc). But most unique is the inclusion of the surrounding area and suburban region around Salt Lake!

Head over to the PacSim FaceBook page to check out the full gamut of images.

(Is anyone else as excited for TFDi Delta 717 flights out of SLC as I am?)

TFDi Designs 717 Approaching Beta! 

I’m a blog post this morning, Colin of TFDI announced the impending soft beta of their hotly anticipated 717! Planned for December 10th, the team states that the beta process should be relatively quick. Remember this is “The Year of The 717!”

You can expect the full gamut of reviews and videos from the FSElite team for this highly anticipated aircraft.

More information can be found in the original post linked below!

TFDi Blog

Prepar3D v3.4 Hotfix 1 Released

Lockheed Martin has released Hotfix 1 for P3D v3.4 with what seems to be a plethora of updates! I’ve provided a link below to the original blog post, and downloads page.


Let us know if you have any compatibility issues in the comments section.

P3D Purchased Downloads

P3D V3.4 Hotfix 1 Blog Post


Prepar3D v3.4 Hotfix 1

Fixes and Improvements

    • Updated baseline framework to Microsoft .NET 4.6.2
    • Corrected a crash when entering SimDirector with Raw Input enabled due to a max handle count being exceeded
    • Corrected Baron and Bravo typos in their panel.cfg files
    • Fixing ATC window’s title bar being cut off at high DPI settings
    • Preserving Xbox controllers when switching control APIs
    • Reenabling tablet behaviors when gestures are modified. Correctly reading the setting in without restarting.
    • Fixed Focal Points not drawing in Virtual Instructor
    • Fixed issues with Video Streaming; displaying incorrect resolutions and a crash at higher resolutions
    • Allowing video stream clients to join after a stream has started
    • Supporting higher quality video streams
    • Enforcing alert dialog to correctly grab focus and pop when opening behind other windows
    • Ensure 2D panels properly layer on top of 3D windows
    • Added extended ASCII support for Scaleform Panels
    • Added additional joystick checks to fix issues of controllers not appearing or being settable
    • Updated multichannel and view group documentation
    • Fixed bug where hydraulic switch was not working through Panel API
    • Added video streaming configuration options
    • Fixed issue with HintPath not being preserved when saving a scenario
    • Forcing alert windows to display when behind other windows
    • Setting the Parking Brake infogen notification to the proper key
    • Stopped resetting audio devices during a hardware change. Caching previous state when recreating audio devices
    • Correcting issue with SimConnect global exceptions. Respecting client IDs for SimConnect exceptions.
    • Splash screen now displays immediately at startup
    • Correcting issue with Raw Input and Windows 10 keeping unplugged controllers in the device enumeration
    • Fixed a Raw Input access violation crash
    • Refactored how the splash screen is displayed during activation
    • Exposed additional chain message support to the PDK IEventService

HiFi Sim Releases AS2016 Hotfix 4 with P3D v3.4 Support

Earlier today, continuing their tradition of being one of the fastest devs to release updated versions of their software for new Prepar3D versions. HiFi released Hotfix 4 for Active Sky 2016 + Active Sky Cloud Art. The update includes support for Prepar3d v3.4 as well as other fixes. A link to the original post is included below.

This update includes several fixes and enhancements based on user feedback, and also includes Prepar3D v3.4 compatibility (AS16 for P3D). HF4 is a recommended update for all AS16 users and is available for download now from  In addition, Hotfix 4 for ASCA (general fixes) and Hotfix 04202016 for ASN for P3D (v3.4 compatibility) have also been released.

Hotfix 4 and more directly from hifi

ActiveSky Next SP5 Released

Virtual Aviators the time has come, ActiveSky Next SP5 has been released!

#‎ActiveSkyNext Service Pack 5 has been officially released by HiFi and is now available for download!

For more information including the full changelog, please visit

Note: This update does not apply to ASN:SE DLC purchased through Steam. Steam updates occur separately, automatically, and directly through the steam system.

Prepar3D v3.3.5 Hotfix Released!

P3D V3.3.5 has been released, let us know if it solves any of your issues with the 3.3 update!

A hotfix has been released for the Prepar3D v3.3 Client. The v3.3.5 hotfix is available now and can be downloaded from your Downloads page. This update only requires an update to the Client. See the Prepar3D v3 Download and Installation Directions for more details on how to quickly update. If this is your first time downloading v3.3, it is automatically included in the available downloads. This hotfix corrects two major issues identified quickly after release: Third party scenery visual anomalies. Various visual artifacts, increased memory usage, and missing features. Multiplayer sessions only showing other players if they were the last to join. Thank you to the community for assistance in identifying the issues and to third developers for providing more information.

-The Prepar3D Team

Prepar3D v3.3 Released!

Well at least half of us here at FSElite were excited to hear that Prepar3D v3.3 is now available! (Cough Hayden, you’re slacking on your upgrade…Cough)

The Prepar3D v3.3 update brings several new features and numerous platform, rendering, SimDirector, SDK, and multiplayer updates – including improved rendering performance, enhanced stability and usability, an improved add-on installation process for developers, and numerous other bug fixes and improvements.

Prepar3D v3 Download and Installation Directions

NOTE: Prepar3D v3.2 will no longer be available from

Let us know if you have any issues to report!