RESOURCES

PREPAR3D
Don't let the 3D fool you. It's really pronounced "prepared." After Flight Simulator X was sold by Microsoft in 2009, Lockheed Martin further developed the platform into what it is today. This sim is home to many of the industries best study level aircraft.  
AVSIM
Home to many user created aircraft liveries, textures, scenery, and more.
SIMMARKET 
A massive market of all things flight simulation. 
SIM BRIEF
An easy to use flight and route planner.
PROJECT FLY V3
Real time flight sim tracker and pilot log book.
VATSIM NETWORK
Free and most popular virtual air traffic simulator.
VATASTIC
Live map of current Vatsim flights.
PILOT EDGE
Live air traffic controllers 15 hours a day. 
FSELITE
Flight sim news website.
AIRNAV
U.S. Airport information, charts.
SKY VECTOR
Aeronautical maps and charts.
NAVIGRAPH
Moving charts and navigation data.
QUICK FUEL PLANNER
Simple website for obtaining fuel estimates quickly.

RECOMMENDED PLUG-INS

ORBX
High quality airports and textures for regions all around the world.
ACTIVE SKY
Real world weather injection.
CHASE PLANE
A fantastic camera tool for P3D. As a video producer this is one of my favorite add-ons. 
REX TEXTURE DIRECT
Allows you to manipulate the textures for sky, clouds, lighting, ground and much more.
PRECISION MANUALS ( PMDG )
Home to some of the best study level Boeing aircraft.
AEROSOFT
Publishes many sceneries, and aircraft. They have one of the original Airbuses for flight simulation that's a little easier to use as a beginner. 
FLIGHTSIMLABS
Arguably the best A319 -  A321 in all of flight simulation. Highly detailed study level flight simulators that aren't as forgiving if not used properly.
TFDI DESIGN
The only study level 717 in flight simulation. A classic and fun mini MD-80.
CARENADO
Carenado offers a huge library of general aviation aircraft. Not quite study level but some of the most impressive looking flight models around. 
A2A SIMULATIONS
The  best study level GA aircraft for P3D. Teaches you to take care of aircraft even when parked.  
GSX LELVEL 2
Ground handling add-on that adds push back, cargo loaders, baggage handlers, people and more!
MAJESTIC DASH 8 Q400
If you're a Q400 fan this is a masterpiece of an aircraft. As real as it gets!
FLIGHT BEAM
Highly detailed and optimized airport scenery like KSFO, KPHX, KDEN, KPDX, and more.
 

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