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Ideal Flight Development: Ideal Flight will continue to be developed and improved as necessary.

Updates for next release:

1/April/2021 - Fixes and improvements available in preview builds: (please see forum, Support, Latest preview builds)

All versions:

  • New: Popup message shows incomplete simulator installation or missing folders. Simulator should be run once after install to complete setup prior to starting Ideal Flight.
  • Improved: Aircraft parameters Ascent Speed changed to Knots from percent of cruise speed.
  • Improved: All sound files optimised and equalised.
  • Improved: Error checking and reporting of added-in scenery and navigation data.
  • Improved: Aircraft indexing performance adding and removing aircraft.
  • Improved: FMS-3000 format included with Exported file types.
  • Improved: Keyword handling for Exported file names, e.g. "ICAO;ICAO.xml" converts to "EGPF;LFRH.xml".
  • Improved: Static Pitch - final pitch included in assessment.
  • Improved: Static Pitch deducted from take-off and landing pitch assessment records.
  • Improved: Included Altitude-Speed Restriction in briefing.
  • Fixed: Spacebar setting in checklists moved focus to another item.
  • Fixed: Pasting into search text box no longer pops up new route input box.
  • Fixed: Exit Flight menu operations no longer wait for timeout.
  • Fixed: Aircraft with files of type "UTC-8 with BOM" now selectable (e.g. MV350i).
  • Fixed: Mph Display checkbox was not set correctly.

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) and IF10 Special Edition plus >augmented (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • New: Choice of Drum sounds to replace Voice messages when Localizer and Glideslope are captured.
  • New: Assist now includes Take-off and Climb functions with gear and flaps retract.
  • New: Assist function to steer straight on runways.
  • New: Assist function to control aircraft speeds with throttle.
  • New: Assist function to engage autopilot GPS route.
  • New: Assist function for Pushback Control and Voice Reporting Pushback operations.
  • Improved: Voice and Assist pages now activate from F3 (Voice) and F4 (Assist) keys.
  • Improved: Some speech not pronouncing capitals individually.

IF10 Professional (P3D v2/3), Original IF10 and IF10 Special Edition (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • Fixed: Some settings not saved with Build button, Flight Generator page.
  • Fixed: IF might not close from Flight Generator page Exit button.

Professional and >augmented versions only:

  • Improved: Selected SID and STAR properly highlighted in briefing.

Original IF10 (FSX) and IF10 Pro (P3D v2/3) versions only:

  • Fixed: Maps not showing.

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) version only:

  • Fixed: Avoids a "Cannot load settings" message during setup on some systems.

Preview versions are available in forums: general section Accessibility phase 3, and in the support and new build sections.



Latest release versions

1/October/2020 - Fixes and improvements:

All versions:

  • Fixed: Disabled settings in checkbox windows appear enabled when starting.
  • Fixed: Filter button height.
  • Fixed: Some minor corrections to control descriptions.
  • Fixed: Resizes back to desktop changing in-sim screen size.
  • Fixed: SID/STAR/Approaches missing from Briefing.
  • Fixed: Auto-pause message may not show during the simulation.
  • Fixed: Flight Accepted Tick icon might remain invisible until mouse over.
  • Fixed: Possible exception starting flights with Screen Reader active.
  • Fixed: Problem loading plans with Tramp attributes.
  • Fixed: Scanning ORBX Central migrated airports.
  • Fixed: Filter quadrants order.
  • Fixed: Payload manual entry.
  • Fixed: Runway predictions.
  • Fixed: Window sizing with certain Task Bar settings.
  • Fixed: Building flight fails with re-index generic message.
  • Fixed: IF Weather keeps reloading with a certain altitude, looks like stutter.
  • Fixed: Altimeter Kohlsman auto-setting when cold staring simulator.
  • Fixed: New backgrounds might not be shown until the page was revisited.
  • Fixed: Parking list didn't update unless checkbox was changed after moving departure.
  • Fixed: Aircraft dropped from the install might replace user profile with an AI aircraft.
  • Fixed: GPS location might not be updated to new waypoint after advancing.
  • Fixed: Manual fuel load selections.
  • Fixed: Handling new Steam versions FSX:SE SimConnect.
  • Improved: Accessibility. Screen reading includes line end pauses with multiple lines.
  • Improved: Handling of extra-large screen sizes.
  • Improved: Auto Affinity on 16+ core systems.

IF Professional (P3D v4/5 64bit) and IF10 Special Edition plus >augmented (FSX/FSX:SE) versions only:

  • New: IF Professional (P3D 64bit) version Setup screen handles Prepar3D v5 installations. Use the locate button (!) to swap between v4 and v5 installations.
  • New: Speech unit. Selectable Voice makes in-sim callouts, with AP settings and control changes spoken.
  • New: Flight Assist unit. Accessible flight assistance options.
  • New: Menu item. Accessible Simulator controls list in html, shows in system browser.
  • Improved: Prepar3D 64bit version CPU window displays up to 32 Logical Processors.
  • Improved: Prepar3D 64bit version fsAerodata also installs from add-on.xml method.


The Ideal Flight installation program has to check your simulator installation and may appear suspicious to your security software. The security program does this as a precautionary measure to guard against malware. Please choose to continue the Ideal Flight installation as it is perfectly safe to do so.

Compatibility: Ideal Flight is compatible with all versions of Windows, including Windows 10. No need to set Administrator Privileges or compatibility settings. Changing compatibility settings on the installer program can cause it to fail to install or run correctly.

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Although unlikely, it is possible another kind of add-on may produce unexpected results within Ideal Flight. Please report back if any problems are encountered.

If sufficient help cannot be located in the Forum discussions, please use the email address on the Contact page for support issues.

Fixes and improvements reported will be available in the next update. Please visit the Download page for the latest version.

There is a version checking function; right click the start page for the popup menu - please choose "Ideal Flight Version Check".

Please let us know if you find a bug or just want to pass comment. Any comments are welcome, please see the Contact page for more information, or use the Forum discussions.


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