Prepar3D V4.5 Wrong UTC Time

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Prepar3D V4.5 Wrong UTC Time

#1 Post by ptysimmer » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:39 pm

Greetings!!

Everytime i select UTC Time in Prepar3d Options, the time is shown as 1 hour behind always... For example, right now UTC Time is 1337 but, If I check UTC Time on the settings, the time shown as UTC is 1237..... UTC is UTC ! There should not be a difference no matter where I am in the world....... Why is this happennig? Thanks.

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Re: Prepar3D V4.5 Wrong UTC Time

#2 Post by victor.papa » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:46 pm

ptysimmer wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Greetings!!

Everytime i select UTC Time in Prepar3d Options, the time is shown as 1 hour behind always... For example, right now UTC Time is 1337 but, If I check UTC Time on the settings, the time shown as UTC is 1237..... UTC is UTC ! There should not be a difference no matter where I am in the world....... Why is this happennig? Thanks.
Hi,
Prepar3D is showing UTC time based on your location and your local time. It doesn't show you UTC Time based on real world UTC. I mean for example you live in London and your local time is 10Am now, UTC time is 9:00AM (UTC+1h00 in London) then in your prepar3D if you load your airplane in London airport then UTC will be correct because your airport local time matches real world time. But when you live in London and you load your airplane in Frankfurt (UTC+2h00 in Frankfurt) then UTC time in your simulator will be 8:00AM instead of 9:00AM because Prepar3D uses your local time and because UTC is 2 hours behind Frankfurt's time then UTC will be 10:00Am - 2h00 = 8:00Am

One important thing is always to check UTC/Local time from inside your flight (Top menu--> World--> Time and Season) because there is a problem in Prepar3D Scenario page and sometimes it can't calculate UTC time based on local time correctly.

At the end I have a good news for SimElite Solutions friends! Many of our Time Zone Fixer users asked us to make a solution to load their airplane's at departure airport at real local time (without any manual calculation and manual time setting) and we made it for you! We will release a new small application that help you load your airplane at any airports around the world in real local time in automatic way.

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