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31/October/2023 - New version release Ideal Flight S for Prepar3D v6:

This version provides the complete functionality of Ideal Flight Professional for Prepar3D v6.

Please see Download page for this release.

31/October/2023 - Fixes and improvements in the latest versions of Ideal Flight:

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) and IF 10 Special Edition >augmented (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • Improved: Accessibility page Move To Location adjusted to ensure start locations are gathered fully.
  • Improved: Airport Map taxi route line runway end completed.
  • Fixed: Airport Map taxi route line obscued by some runway markings.

All versions:

  • Improved: Weather merge time adjusted.
  • Improved: Winds symbol on airport maps improved to include winds overrides for external weather.
  • Improved: Runway Start locations.
  • Improved: OK/Cancel included when listing airports.
  • Fixed: Some taxi paths colours on airport maps.
  • Fixed: Runway TORA and LDA Lengths in Briefing.
  • Fixed: Wind speed/direction input boxes slow response.
  • Fixed: Display On/Off Lamp turns blue before airport screen is ready.
  • Fixed: Paste into edit box interpreted as route.
  • Fixed: Fps monitor average incorrect with zero seconds recording delay set.

Preview beta builds with new functions, improvements and fixes will be available from the forum: Visit the Latest Builds page for Preview versions.

Please see Download page for release versions.

Updates in the last release:

30/November/2022 - Fixes and improvements:

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) version only:

  • New: Aware of P3D v5.3 core affinity extensions.
  • Improved: CPU Window tool, menu items, layout and information extended.
  • Improved: CPU Gauge tool, menu items extended.
  • Improved: Setup now includes backups of "add-ons.cfg" files during installation.
  • Fixed: With HT disabled CPUs, Data Recording now logging chosen core# throughput.
  • Fixed: With HT enabled CPUs, CPU Window tool now shows correct max throughput LP# instead of first LP of that core.
  • Fixed: With CPU logging enabled and ending an un-paused, un-commenced flight, the Assessment page might not show.
  • Fixed: Possible crash when starting up on some P3D v5.3 systems.

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit), IF 10 Professional (P3D v2/3 32bit) and IF 10 Special Edition >augmented (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • Improved: Data Recording Delay menu item shows recording delay in seconds.
  • Improved: Data Recording Separator Character menu item shows which is chosen, Tab or Comma.
  • Improved: Some minor changes to frame rate data recording.

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) and IF 10 Special Edition >augmented (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • Improved: Assist Hot Keys now make a button click sound.
  • Improved: Assist settings work without voice assist enabled.
  • Fixed: Climb Assist did not switch to upper climb rate automatically.
  • Fixed: Assist window might not list alternative locations.

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) and IF 10 Special Edition (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • New: Departure Map shows suggested Taxi Route from parking to runway.
  • New: Briefing shows suggested Taxi Route from parking to runway.

IF 10 Professional (P3D v2/3 32bit) and IF 10 Original (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • Fixed: Tow Cable attach/release and Lights reported incorrectly in assessment.

IF 10 Special Edition (FSX/FSX:SE) and IF 10 Original (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • Fixed: Payload manual entry restricts values to 100.

All versions:

  • New: Start Other Programs function now includes Close with sim and Close with Ideal Flight.
  • New: Export function to delete PMDG PanelState save game files during new flight builds.
  • New: Records page menu, log and view simulator config changes.
  • New: Startup menu, startup behaviour, estimate and set simulator AffinityMask.
  • Improved: Start Other Programs edit window behaviour and Accessibility.
  • Improved: Self core affinity selection during simulation.
  • Improved: Some minor changes to weather simulation.
  • Improved: Some minor changes to profile information html.
  • Improved: Dialog windows (OK, Cancel etc.) appear centred over current form rather than always main form.
  • Improved: Some minor menu changes.
  • Improved: Startup load time includes for restart behaviour.
  • Improved: Runways with only one start location can be selected in either direction.
  • Improved: Aircraft location at Gates with respect to Jetways.
  • Improved: Better handling of airports with no runways defined.
  • Fixed: Message text missing when resetting thermals file in setup screen.
  • Fixed: Some default settings after fresh install not optimum.
  • Fixed: Flight build might fail with insufficient information in the Aircraft Flight Parameters page.
  • Fixed: Possible exception in the WinSxS SimConnect list.
  • Fixed: Possible exception when progress window is completed.
  • Fixed: Possible ILS frequency missing in AIRAC data.
  • Fixed: Showing wrong parking location after changing departure airport.
  • Fixed: Default file picker dialog for OS versions > Win7 - (SimpleFileDialog=False).
  • Fixed: AI Aircraft Selection list window checked items inconsistent.
  • Fixed: In-SIm menu, Restart IF Monitor not restarting Pushback.
  • Fixed: Profile Page Names List is confused with more than 9 Profiles.
  • Fixed: Gross weight might exceed maximum permitted with random payload setting.


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Compatibility: Ideal Flight is compatible with all versions of Windows, including Windows 10. No need to set Administrator Privileges or compatibility settings. Changing compatibility settings on the installer program can cause it to fail to install or run correctly.

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Fixes and improvements reported will be available in the next update. Please visit the Download page for the latest version.

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