New to Prepar3D? Returning to Prepar3D after years away? Simply looking for some basics about Prepar3D?

PlaneJoe has released a Prepar3D Beginners Guide that provides an easy-to-follow explanation of the basics from downloading and installing Prepar3D to running your first simulation. The tutorial also includes a discussion on scenario basics, camera controls and setting recommendations.

Check out all of PlaneJoe’s Prepar3D Tutorials on in the Learn menu.


PlaneJoe is a private pilot who trained locally in Florida for his pilot certificate. Completing his certificate at just 47 hours of flight time, PlaneJoe attributes his proficiency to practicing in simulators, specifically Prepar3D. Follow the adventures of PlaneJoe on Youtube.