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Ideal Flight Development: Ideal Flight will continue to be developed and improved as necessary.

  • Current original IF10 FSX/FSX-SE version; Ideal Flight v 10.012sk, July 8, 2017.
  • Current Special Edition FSX/FSX-SE version; Ideal Flight v 10.014fd, July 8, 2017.
  • Current Professional P3D v2/3 version; Ideal Flight v 10.015pc, July 8, 2017.


Fixes and Improvements coming soon in [sl] (orig), [fe] (Special Ed) [pd] (Pro):

All versions:

  • Unable to Paste (CTRL+V) routes over 20 characters - fixed.
  • Slider adjusted Mixture and Prop values doubled - fixed.
  • Fixed a couple of graphic glitches.
  • Fixed A2A-T6 Hand Prop unreliability.
  • Improved slightly the flight termination with crashes.

>augmented and Prepar3D versions:

  • Unable to load PMDG .rte and .rt2 files to extract route - fixed.
  • Included distances and total distance columns in .csv files.

Prepar3D version:

  • Fixed problems loading external flights.

Fixes and Improvements appeared in latest release versions from 8th July 2017:

All versions: now at [sk] [fd] [pc] from 8/7/16.

  • Fixed disabled Launch Saved Flight (CD button).
  • In-sim menu Fuel Report pre-initialisation fixed.
  • Airports list Filtered Airports subset fixed.
  • Setup and Removal, Explorer interaction fixed.
  • Soft and Water Strips Airports Subsets included, created and updated with Scenery Indexing.
  • Fixed problem with runway direction prediction when conditions are near equal.
  • Briefing route table now shows approach altitudes with TOC/TOD waypoints disabled.
  • Briefing route table runway lines show direction from/to fix instead of runway heading.
  • Flight file uses short date to avoid possible unwanted characters from verbose text date.
  • Planner improved runway choice with multiple runways of the same direction in use.
  • Moved "Pause at TOD" checkbox from Cold & Dark to "Other Settings" page.
  • Better ordered place names in aircraft location dropdown list, on flight generation page.
  • Fixed engine cutout when helicopter advancing.
  • New airport maps show runway LOC/DME/ILS frequencies and headings.
  • New airport maps show zoomed parking areas with numbering, and taxi path lettering.
  • New airport maps zoomed parking images split into quadrants when airports are very big.
  • Profile information html now includes flight time per aircraft, and some minor improvements.
  • Score minimum 1% with un-committed profiles, a journey can continue irrespective of score.
  • Fixed "Start Other Apps" test run button.
  • Improved simulator core affinity control.
  • Added HTML button "View Airport Map" to Flight Generator page.
  • In-sim menu, new Gain Altitude item, handy for gliders.
  • Fixed rare navdata problem, results in build failure.
  • Hold down Shift or Control to reverse World Map zoom sequence.
  • Start Apps Process Affinity functions made accessible across all versions.
  • Fixed Start Apps folder picker, can become lost behind window.
  • Fixed visibility layer mismatch with some add-in weather station locations.
  • Fixed some graphical errors, and prevented Settings page resurface.
  • Fixed Aircraft Copy Params function, copies parameters and creates discrete Monitor files.
  • Fixed some problems with German text.
  • Alternate airports listed in briefing for helicopter routes.
  • New front page UI for assigning custom aircraft folders saves editing Settings.ini file.
  • Fixed missing Max Airspeed assessment.
  • Fixed some problems with new UI for adding aircraft folders.
  • Fixed missing Max Airspeed assessment.
  • Fixed a problem with certain weather where max altitude and speed were unrecorded in the de-brief.
  • Finished Airport Maps runways graphics.
  • Improved Route maps.
  • Fixed some approach leg times shown in briefing.
  • Fixed problem where cancelling list selection reverts to defaults.
  • Fixed incorrect time shown in briefing route table on final.
  • Fixed general flight distance showing in briefing.
  • Enabled wind directions and speeds for computing runway predictions with external weather systems.
  • Improved Help system.
  • Start Other Apps, list index error, checking an item in non-edit mode, fixed.
  • Start Other Applications can take an Affinity Mask as a parameter to start apps in a predefined affinity space.
  • Taxi path names back in maps and settings for taxi names in large and small maps.
  • Other Settings Save button reacts to Pause time changes correctly.
  • Paused (C&D) starting flight situation respected with saved flights.
  • External saved flight loading problems fixed.
  • Weather themes enabled when IF10 weather is disabled.
  • Weather system now includes override total disable, added to other settings.
  • Improved METAR file weather input system.
  • Improved handling of external scenario and flight file loading.
  • Automatic recovery of lost registration data (when applicable).
  • More time period information added to sim logs.
  • Improved Start Other Programs information in htmls.
  • Added "Program GPS for flight" disable in Cold & Dark section.
  • Fixed restore of AP Altitude Hold with saved flights.
  • Auto-pause and auto-save improvements.
  • Randomiser avoids choosing repeat destinations fixed.
  • Several minor improvements with the installer and within the user interface.
  • Winini screen resize; interface update odd button graphic fixed.
  • Fixed problem with C & D setting "Load After".

>augmented and Prepar3D versions:

  • Dash8 MJC Q400 1.018 FMC file changes.
  • Html Profile, Sim Config file report section fixed.
  • Sim Config full report included on aircraft selection page popup menu.
  • AIRAC Integrated, enabled scenery grass strips even if not detailed in AIRAC.
  • Jobscheduler setup improved starting other apps with core affinity from IF10.
  • Generate .csv file settings now available on "Other Settings" page.
  • When .csv file recording is set, Records icon shows "oscilloscope trace" graphic.
  • .csv file includes fps Delta standard deviation and variance computations.
  • VAS information in .csv files includes VAS % usage.
  • New Ai Shadow Reset Nearby menu item, repositions Ai Buddy nearby during flight.
  • Fixed missing exception reports.
  • Fixed problems affecting AIRAC routes into STARs and out of SIDs.
  • Added SID and STAR lists in airport information, briefing, and maps.
  • SID and STAR information options settable for Departure and Destination.
  • SID and STAR route selection improved overall.
  • STARs feature improved final approaches.
  • Complete overhaul of PMDG, iFly, Level-D, AXE, and IF10 AIRAC Nav Data set support.
  • Some issues arising from listing and choosing SID/STAR/Approaches fixed.
  • In-sim window control menu includes "Maximize to Desktop" setting for multi-monitor systems.
  • Convenient UI forms for setting .csv functions, enabling data capture items, and delay value.
  • Fixed error in iFly export file format.
  • Improved Range markings on world map and improved Help.

>augmented versions:

  • Show opening screen setting could remain off - fixed.
  • Included Caption-less and Border-less main window for when not maximized.

FSX versions:

  • IF10 setup with FSX-Steam Edition, Other Settings menu item improved to enable and disable admin requirement with FSX-SE.

Prepar3D version:

  • Prepar3D v 2/3 Selectable during Install/Update.
  • Option to install for Legacy FSX SP2 Simconnect v61259.
  • Caption-less and Border-less window implemented correctly for P3D.
  • Scenario mode now defaults to: menus unlocked, unless IF10 profile is set to 'Committed'.
  • Flight file AvatarMode section fixed.
  • Improved reliability restoring Autopilot functions with saved flights.
  • Aircraft crash reset improved.
  • Fixed P3D system time to work with default flight files.
  • Location of dll.xml and exe.xml defaults to \ProgramData with v3. Use Config.ini [FSAltSetup] items FSDLL= and FSEXE= to point to the old folder location if required with v3.

IF10 Special Edition and Professional versions only:

  • Expanded FS Affinity Control EFSA+M Instructs the Windows jobscheduler to target unused cores with simulator sub-processes.

IF10 >augmented Special Edition and Professional versions only:

  • Graphing display function for data recordings.

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