Instructor Station Version 3 has been released with the following new features:
Redesigned user interface – easier to use and more consistent
Real-time downloadable WXR (METARs) with world-wide coverage
Speak-to-ME TAR engine – brings spoken ATIS/AWOS to your simulator, when tuning appropriate COM frequency
Expanded WXR engine – up to 3 layers of clouds, for highly-realistic approaches
Time and date selector
Links to airport information for selected airport on position tab – SkyVector.com & AirNav.com
Use of standardized time stamp for iStation and FDR Mobile recordings
Improved FDR Mobile import engine :
Visualize recorded track on import screen
Retrieval of ground altitudes via Google Earth integrated plugin
Flight Phase Generator , allowing:
Analysis (plots, reports) of specific sections of a flight
More user settings (i.e. automatically turn on WXR engine on iStation start, etc.)
More custom values can be saved from session to session (weight & balance, etc.)
The Instructor Station is meant to assist Aviation Professionals, Flight Simulation Enthusiasts and Home Cockpit Builders using Microsoft® Flight Simulator (FS) 2004™, FSX™ and ESP™, Lockheed Martin Prepar3D® and X-Plane®.
Instructor Station Version 3 allows users to set the aircraft on an approach to a runway of choice under any weather conditions, start-up and shutdown network computers (fully customizable), program or set aircraft system failures at any moment, calculate the amount of fuel required for a flight and load it to the aircraft, record flight performance (approaches, maneuvers, landings, take-offs, etc.) and plot it graphically, and many other things!
Compatible with all types of aircraft! It is also a great tool for anybody who wants to control the flight simulator externally.
Many features are also available for Project Magenta users (pmSystems, Glass Cockpit, CDU/MCDU, MCP/FCU) and AST users.