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  1. Wer´re happy to announce that we are registered as official virtual airline in the IVAO network from now on. This means, that we have our own livery on the network and that we can be recognized as Wika-Airlines. If you are interested to join us, have a look at our website:)
  2. What are the differences between Desk Pilot Free and Professional? Is it mostly graphical interfaces or does it impact the ability to read control inputs on the aircraft, etc.? Also, a friend and I used Desk Pilot with P3D and it worked pretty smoothly.
  3. Hey all PLEASE HELP : I can't connect FSLabs a320 with Vatsim using P3D simulator, I don't know how But I know its possible. When i get to Vatsim vPilot app on the Settings I don't find FSLabs a320 listed with the 130 other aircrafts even FSLabs a320 Installed on P3D and Launched and the Aircraft is fully ready for Pushback and Startup. I need your help on this one because I see many videos are on Youtube using FSLabs a320 on P3D connecting with Vatsim. I hope get responds on this one pretty soon Thanks
  4. gunnarlindahl

    RELEASE: new programme items announced

    The organisers of Connexion 2017 are pleased to announce the latest confirmed programme items for the weekend of 29th and 30th July 2017. In addition to the previously announced items, we are pleased to provide further information below (In no particular order) A day in the life of… a Heathrow Tower Controller A long-standing VATSIM member and real-world Heathrow Tower Controller will give a perspective from the control tower of one of the busiest airports in Europe. We will find out about the logistics, planning necessary to accommodate nearly 1,300 flights each day, bringing over 200,000 people through the airport. BAVirtual The CEO of BAVirtual will present to us the latest goings-on within one of the community’s longest standing virtual airlines. As they tackle new challenges such as pilot training it will be fascinating to hear this perspective. Pilot’s Perspective: Life on the other side of the scope One of VATSIM’s experienced Enroute Controllers will detail the tools and techniques used to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently. This session will provide useful situational awareness for pilot’s flying in complex and busy airspace during their future flights. A day in the life of… a Eurocontrol Controller A VATSIM member and current Enroute Controller in Europe will present a perspective of life from the Maastricht UACC. This center handles approx. 5000 flights per day and this presentation will touch on some of the challenges involved in this operation. Workshop: Controlling Techniques Learn some of the tricks of the trade in enroute and approach controlling with this interactive and informative workshop for controllers. Panel Discussion: VATSIM and careers in aviation Three members of our community, one who is a Pilot for a large European business jet operator, another a Flight Safety Investigator for a UK based airline and the third an Air Traffic Controller will discuss how their time on VATSIM has influenced and affected their real-life career paths and in addition will provide some advice for those wishing to follow in their footsteps. Please note: this is not a definitive list other content will be added in the coming weeks and may be subject to alteration without notice.
  5. is turning 5 on March 24th! We are having a special event that is sponsored by: Aerosoft, Imaginesim and Flightbeam! We will be giving away 5 PRIZES from the sponsors! To participate in the sponsor giveaway please join Here is the event information: On April 8th, from 2359z – 0400z, join us on VATSIM, as we all fly back to our beginning, at Chicago O’Hare Intl Airport (KORD). You can fly from anywhere, as long as the destination is KORD. CAT free, no route restrictions, just fly from any of our serviced airports to KORD. We want to crowd the KORD United ramp up! We will award 5 prizes from our wonderful sponsors and donors to 5 lucky pilots who arrive during the event. We will also offer dispatch services on our TeamSpeak server, from 1400z- 0400z for added realism. Sign-ups will be available on our website soon!
  6. We are planning to launch a new Virtual Airline in the Caribbean. At this moment we are brainstorming on what the community wants. The community is YOU. So come over to our forum and share your thoughts. Registration to the forum is free and not an application for the VA. Some points we are discussing about: - What should be the name of the VA - Which ACARS system should we use - Which software for the website - Which aircrafts should be in the fleet - Should we use a ranking and/or financial module - And many other questions that will rises So join the conversation to build a VA, for the community and by the community.
  7. Basically, I'm a major newbie in VATSIM and I rarely use it from the complexity of it but I thought I'd give it ago but the one thing that really confuses is me is when no Air traffic controllers are covering the air space you are in how are you meant to work out when you need to start descending and how are you meant to work out the heading when you're about to go on approach.
  9. welcome to a real thread about Cross the Pond, and not a whinge about release dates of service packs! So the day approaches, Saturday 12th of October 2013. Expect VATSIM to light up with hundreds of pilots, dozens of ATC positions including the non-radar Oceanic procedural airspace and heaps of PMDG 777's! Although the real world usually sees only westbound traffic in the daylight(UTC) hours, Vatsim will 'flip the clock 12 hours' and push everyone through Eastbound on the previous nights NAT Tracks (or something highly resembling them). This is so the flyin takes place on Saturday, and not in the wee hours of the morning. Why? Because they want AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to participate in the event, and not a ghost town of night owls. What time? from about 10:00z (UTC) with departures running for about 5 hours, flights taking around 8 hours. Where? Departure Airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport - KATL Boston Logan International Airport - KBOS Detroit Metropolitan Airport - KDTW Washington Dulles International Airport - KIAD Arrival Airports: Frankfurt/Main Airport - EDDF London Heathrow Airport - EGLL Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - EHAM Vienna International Airport - LOWW Oceanic Entry Slots (and by extension airport departure slots) have been booked for most of the NAT tracks. These have been booked out. If you don't have a slot you can still participate, however you will likely be directed to plan via a specific NAT track tracking track to track (tautology ahoy!). One hopes the specific "no booking needed" NAT routing will be made available on the website but it may turn out only to be buried deep in the Vatsim forum flyin thread. How? Watch this AWESOME documentary from NATS, the Air Traffic Control provider for the UK which provides very detailed information on how Procedural ATC happens in the North Atlantic. See the story from both sides regarding the how, and the why. The video will answer questions like: Why do you need to receive a Clearance to enter the NAT when you already received clearance before you departed? Why do you need to provide a position report to Air Traffic Control every time you pass a waypoint in the Gander or Shanwick control area? Why won't the controller let me make my step climb at the optimum point? and what should I do if I the predicted crossing time of the next waypoint just changed on my FMS? This and more are answered in the video!
  10. I would like to give a big shoutout to Dimitri Ntistis for his extraordinary help in guiding me safely down to LGIO in what one would call nothing less than extraordinary conditions to fly in. My flight started of well at Skiathos, some clouds around but no biggy... once around 40 nm east of LGIO, I went in full IMC with major turbulance and major winds of up to 30-40 kts with lightning. As you might imagine, it wouldnt be a biggy if I haven't picked C-47 to fly in... which comes without auto pilot. So there I was, drifting though the wind like a plastic bag with Athens Radar being my eyes and only hope for survival. With my constant updrafts and downdrafts, and a bit of side toss - he upheld his patience for me and guided me down safely.... Even with the passangers puking around, a safe landing is better than no landing at all! This was by far the most difficult landing I've ever had to make. Best regards to you all vatsim and ivao aviators alike! /drago, JAT758
  11. Okay so basically, in April this year I started playing VATSIM through FSINN and everything was smooth and I learnt so much and was really enjoying my flying and interacting with other pilots and atc. Right, so I uninstalled some PMDG and Airbus X aircraft and other addon software. Then, whenever I tried to load FSX up it would give me FSINN runtime errors, specifically runtime error 372. I stopped playing about three months ago and left it. About a week ago I opened FSX to try and enjoy a flight but the same errors still occurred. I uninstalled all my addons i.e aircraft, scenery etc. Then uninstalled FSINN and copilot. Tried reinstalling FSINN; still the same errors. Even though I get these errors I can go into free flight but I cannot connect to VATSIM. Then I uninstalled FSX. So I reinstalled FSX on my other hard drive. Tried to install FSINN and copilot again, the same errors. Here are the images of the errors that come up when I start FSX (as an admin). this one comes up an additional two times when I click ok. then this one. then this one then fsx loads up and this one comes up finally I would be eternally grateful if anybody could help me solve this. Also, whenever I reinstall FSINN, I do not get asked for my credentials or VATSIM credentials i.e callsign, vatsim login. Thanks!
  12. I'm new to VATSIM ATC and have a headset. Done a few flights and I like the experience. However, I would like the headset to only play ATC sounds - NOT ambient plane sounds (i.e., engines, AC, cabin announcements, etc.) Essentially, when using the headset all sounds play through the headset and none through the speakers. Is there a way in X-Plane 10.50/Windows 10 to have headset only hear ATC and cpu speakers play everything else?
  13. I'm flying on VATSIM on P3D v3. I have the most up to date version of vPilot and I use Ryan Perry's AI. I haven't had an issue until purchasing the Aerosoft CRJ. Anyways, all my AI traffic shows up normally except CRJ 700s and 900s. I have my default vPilot model matching aircraft as the default P3D CRJ700. The CRJ7/9's on VATSIM as AI traffic are completely invisible. I can only see the aircraft's strobe, wing, and beacon lights. I saw that downloading the latest drivers for your GPU may help, but that did not seem to work for me. Any suggestions to fix would be greatly appreciated! Regards, Kyle
  14. gunnarlindahl

    Less than 72 hours to book your ticket!

    LESS THAN 72 HOURS TO BOOK - it takes 2 minutes to secure your ticket right here. This summer, VATSIM will hold its next global convention event, and all VATSIM members are invited to attend. Connexion 2017 will take place on the weekend of 29 & 30th July 2017 at the prestigious Holborn Bars conferencing venue in London, UK. This event brings together VATSIM members from all over the globe to meet and network with one another. It will feature workshops and talks on a number of topical subjects related to our hobby, as well as speakers from across VATSIM and the wider flight simulation community. Tickets and further information, including accommodation recommendations, are available at the event website: If you are thinking of booking and have further questions regarding the event and/or things to see and do in London when you're here, we're hosting a Q&A session on the UK Teamspeak. Register here: VATSIM UK Teamspeak The next (and final) Q&A session will be held on: Sunday 7th May 2017 - 19:30z - 20:30z If you can't make it, why not tweet your question(s) instead. We will be monitoring tweets to the @vatsimuk twitter with the #connexionQA hashtag during the session: @vatsimuk #connexionQA Remember that the booking deadline is on Monday 8th May 12:00z - so if you have anything you would still like to ask, please get in contact with us as soon as possible.
  15. DaveCT2003

    Vatsim In Real Life

    Most of us know that real world pilots and controllers can get a little snuffy from time to time... and everyone who flys on a realism based flight sim network can certainly attest to this. The link below is a real world Delta pilot who had a little more than usual to say to an Atlanta controller. Good reminder for those of us who often seek (or demand) perfection from controllers and pilots on VATSIM. We should all strive for that, but falling short shouldn't be a death sentence, though emulating Hogan's Goat is another story... Fly Happy!
  16. Hello Fellas, Would like to attach two videos recorded last week flying real time flights with the 777. One is approaching and landing at Paris CDG While "interesting" winds of storm Doris are in full affect, and the second one is approaching and landing runway 09L at London's Heathrow with a bit of a crosswind. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please feel free to leave comments about the flight or recording. Enjoy your weekend, Barak
  17. Hi there, I am flying on VATSIM, I don't turn AI traffic on unless I fly online. The problem is some AI models are not visible. I can see some people are flying with an A350 or B787 on VATSpy, but they are not visible in the sim at all. I have been using WOAI for a while, good fps but their AI traffic packages are not sync to realworld airliner, some models are missing (like A350, B77W,B787), and some airlines are not exist any longer. This is what I see in the sim with WOAI, I can see a user is flying a 77W aircraft, his ICAO code is filled correctly in the flightplan. But I can only see him flying a 772. And there is a serious problem, I have collided to an A350 last time when I was on the ground of WSSS. The user flied an A350 on X-plane. I didn't get any red text error in vPilot. And it didn't use default model as a supplementary to fill the blank. Therefore I can not see him in the sim. By the way, he saw me as a DC-10 in his sim(actually I am flying with PMDG 77W). And that leads to an accident. I tried several paywares, I got stutters using UT2, the aircraft models in MT6 are poorly designed and the fps is unacceptale. Therefore I decided to keep up with WOAI, is there a way to have more recent aircrafts (like A350, B789 etc) with WOAI that can be used by vPilot? or solving it using an alternative method? Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Regards, Gordon To clearfy, I didn't literally enable AI traffic. I only use AI while flying online. Some pilot client (like vPilot) will use AI models even it is disabled by default.
  18. Name: PMDG Jetstream 4100 - Tutorial 2 with FS2Crew Category: FS Instructional Videos Date Added: 07 October 2014 - 02:40 PM Submitter: scandinavian13 Short Description: None Provided Video showing a flight between Washington Dulles (KIAD) and Charlottesville (KCHO) in the PMDG Jetstream 4100 with FS2Crew and VATSIM. View Video
  19. I've tried researching a fix for this but no joy. It would seem that the Hawker radios do not connect with VATSIM using the vPilot client. (Unknown if other clients work). Has anyone found a fix for this issue?
  20. Dillon1431

    Mytraffic6 and Vpilot

    Hello, I recently purchased mytraffic 6, i am currently using P3D v3.2. On vpilot i try to download the rule set for it and all i get are errors saying how it could not create the model. Also, in the mytraffic communicator, how do you install the trafficdatabasebuilder ? -Dillon L
  21. Hi guys does anyone know alternative/customizable VATSIM signature banner than this: I searched the web but only find unworking banner. Thanks a lot for your replies.
  22. Hey guys! Well.... i've just about had it with MFSX . When I built a new computer mostly for FSX I installed windows 8 on it (I know.... bad move), and sure enough i was getting all kinds of joystick problems, so yes i tried FSUIPC registered, disabling this and that blah blah blah.. And recently i took part in the cross the pond westbound just yesterday, and right when i got my oceanic clearence... BAM! Fatal error! So i was sick of it and uninstalled windows 8 and installed windows 7. I just got FSX up and running, Installed FSUIPC, REX and applied all the tweaks, and now when i try to run.... "Flight simulator was unable to load some program files and will now exit. Pleae reinstall FS....". That was the final strike. I checked for fixes and there are none and even if there are i dont really want to go back to it, i want to try something new. So prepar3d, which has support, developers, communities ect. However I have some questions about it before i buy. Most addon software now give the option for prepar3d which is great, however do PMDG aaircraft work fine? I know you can make them work but is it a hassle? I really enjoy playing on VATSIM so i was wondering if squawkbox works fine. Also, do you get random errors in game like in FSX? Are there a bunch of tweaks to add to the config file? Do you recomend i make the change? If you want my specs just for info there on my profile, and a list of addons i use(ed) in FSX: (in case you want to tell me something on compatibility). PMDG aircraft, looking to get the 777 Catpain sim 777 aerosoft airports and scenery REX ( I know they have prepar3d support) FSUIPC(Not sure if you use it in P3D?) SweetFX P.S. Did any of you use the "FSX to prepar3d migration tool" on the simmarket? Thanks a lot and hope to hear back from you soon!
  23. Are you looking for a challenge? Do you own a copy of Microsoft FSX (Boxed), FSX-SE or Prepar3D? Do you hold VATSIM P2 and P3 ratings OR have real-world flying experience? If so, BAVirtual would like to hear from you! We currently offer training towards VATSIM ratings P1, P2 and P3 and have a P5 course launching early this year. As such, we're looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable simmers to join our team of volunteer instructors! Our Initial Flying Training course is based largely on the real UK PPL syllabus with a focus on VFR navigation, principles of flight and basic general handling. It results in VATSIM P2 and P3 ratings for the student, and we’ve had a glowing review from the VATSIM PTD with lots of praise for the quality of our material and instruction. As you might imagine, interest from students is high and we’ve got quite a waiting list building up! So I’m looking for more instructors to come on board and join our little team. Our instructors work one-on-one with students, delivering live flight instruction via JoinFS Shared Cockpit. The role would be ideally suited to someone with real-world flying experience at PPL or greater level looking to give something back to the FS community, but I’m just as keen to hear from enthusiastic amateurs (like myself!) -- commitment and a passion for helping others are the main criteria. In return, you’ll have a fantastic, rewarding experience -- there’s no feeling quite like that moment when you figure out the cause of a student’s struggles, show them how to fix it and see them “click”! It’s a great way to meet other like-minded people, give something back to the community and further develop your own skills and knowledge. We naturally provide a full suite of instructor support materials, lesson plans and resources to help you and your students get the most out of the course. Our team is incredibly knowledgeable and contains a vast amount of real and sim flying experience. Our standards are high, but we’re committed to helping you develop and succeed as an instructor, we’re an incredibly supportive bunch and we have a lot of fun together as well. If you think you might be interested -- no need to commit to anything immediately -- you can PM me here, or drop me an e-mail to training (at) bavirtual dot co do uk. I'm also interested to hear from anyone with a VATSIM P5 rating or relevant real-world experience who would be interested in instructing on our new multi-engine instrument rating course. I look forward to hearing from you!
  24. Dillon1431

    COM1 and COM2 simultaneous use

    Does anybody know how to use COM1 and COM2 at the same time for pilotedge and vatsim in the PMDG737? I can get them to work on there own by the mic square boxes under NAV1. I need this so i can pick up atis information while listening to the controller. P3D PMDG737 -Dillon L.


    Do you like to teach? Are you a natural at working with people of all ages? IF YOU SAID YES, WE NEED YOU! VATSTAR, the ONLY standalone ATO authorized by VATSIM to provide P1-P5 certifications, is in need of superstars to continue to provide the most up to date, realistic, top level training to the beginner to the real life pilot! Please go to our website: and click on "CAREERS" on the top ribbon. There you will click on "APPLY" and select the "Instructor" to fill out your application.