When Microsoft sold FSX to Lockheed Martin Corporation, my heart skipped a beat. The very foundation of one of my favorite hobbies just handed off to an unknown owner with a further unknown future. However, Lockheed Martin has kept FSX alive in a product called Prepar3D, which is FSX, but with improvements and a whopping price tag of $199.
Regardless of how you feel about the price, Prepar3D is a viable alternative X-Plane 10 and a decent upgrade from FSX. This is probably why Carenado is extending support to Prepar3D, with new installers for their Cessna 337 Skymaster, Piper Malibu, King Air C90, and the rest of the FSX lineup. The new installers will be available to purchasers of these products.
So now you really have an excuse to give Prepar3d a good look. In fact, A Reality of My Own is in the process of putting Lockheed’s product through its paces and so far, we are impressed. We can’t wait to get our hands on the Carenado installers and take that Malibu out for a flight in the improved FSX experience.