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.
Home to many user created aircraft liveries, textures, scenery, and more.
A massive market of all things flight simulation.
An easy to use flight and route planner.
PROJECT FLY V3
Real time flight sim tracker and pilot log book.
Free and most popular virtual air traffic simulator.
Live map of current Vatsim flights.
Live air traffic controllers 15 hours a day.
Flight sim news website.
U.S. Airport information, charts.
Aeronautical maps and charts.
Moving charts and navigation data.
QUICK FUEL PLANNER
Simple website for obtaining fuel estimates quickly.
High quality airports and textures for regions all around the world.
Real world weather injection.
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.
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.
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.
The only study level 717 in flight simulation. A classic and fun mini MD-80.
Carenado offers a huge library of general aviation aircraft. Not quite study level but some of the most impressive looking flight models around.
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!
Highly detailed and optimized airport scenery like KSFO, KPHX, KDEN, KPDX, and more.