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What's New @ AVSIM

AVSIM Maintenance Saturday July 18 2100Z

Jul 17 2015 02:05 PM | Article Viewed 2631 Times

AVSIM will be undergoing scheduled maintenance Saturday, July 18, 2015, starting around 2100Z. The site is expected to be unavailable during scheduled maintenance. We anticipate the maintenance not to exceed 6 hours in duration.

Earlier this month, the AVSIM Board of Directors unanimously approved a proactive solution to replace aging hard disk drives on the AVSIM servers.

These upgrades are to better serve our fellow community members and to increase reliability and func...

Planned Site Outage @ 1200Z

Jun 12 2015 10:25 PM | Article Viewed 2323 Times

On June 13, at 1200Z we will commence with on site maintenance on our servers. We expect a short period of time where the site will not be responsive. We hope to have maintenance finished by 1300Z. Thank you for your patience and support.

Happy Birthday AVSIM! Happy 18th!

Mar 23 2015 06:43 AM | Article Viewed 8247 Times

It is indeed a pleasure to announce AVSIM's 18th Birthday today. We have had our share of sad news this last week, but with the bad also comes the good. 18 years! Happy Birthday to AVSIM and all of our community members! Please head out today and celebrate in your traditional fashion!  

AVSIM Opens 2014 Demographic Survey

Jun 24 2014 05:20 PM | Article Viewed 4412 Times

We are pleased to announce that the AVSIM 2014 Demographic Survey is now online and available for you to participate in. You can access the survey here. The demographic survey is an annual event for the AVSIM community and we encourage you to participate. This annual survey is important because it helps us tailor services to the community and provides our freeware and commercial members data to plan future additions to our flight simulators. This year, we have added questions for real world p...

Robert Whitwell Retires from AVSIM

Apr 29 2014 05:31 PM | Article Viewed 5900 Times

Robert Whitwell, AVSIM's Reviews Editor for the last 10 years, has submitted his retirement notice. Robert has said in an email to me:     Hi Tom.   Well it’s been 15 years since I first came to AVSIM. I had just retired from the RCAF and wanted to keep my hand in aviation and simming was the answer. In 1999 I Googled “flight sim” and AVSIM pops up and I was intrigued at what I saw; wow have we ever grown in leaps and bounds since then.   I applied and was accepted to be...

New News Categories

Apr 16 2014 05:53 PM | Article Viewed 2228 Times

We have just updated our news categories and stories that we will accept. Here is the revised statement you can read when you go to submit a news release:     AVSIM Online is flight simulation's premier news source, visited by 100's of thousands of readers every month. AVSIM's news covers the flight and combat simulation hobbies around the world. We actively solicit news from the community, vendors and software houses and we encourage you to send news to us that you think might be...

AVSIM's Road Map for the Future

Mar 23 2014 01:19 PM | Article Viewed 3602 Times

Last Wednesday, March 20th, AVSIM met with and engaged an experienced team of IT specialists to aid in growing AVSIM and to maintain its robustness and responsiveness to our community in the future. They bring to our team skill sets that are applicable to our entire range of our present and future architecture and systems. Together, we are creating a road map for our future growth and stability. We will be working on that in the coming weeks and months. We will be adding substantially to the...

Important AVSIM System Announcement

Mar 20 2014 04:26 PM | Article Viewed 4060 Times

We have just announced an important notice to our membership that you should read. You can read that announcement here.