(Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network) was formed to provide virtual
pilots, both veteran and newbie alike, with realistic real-time air traffic
control for their virtual flights. VATSIM offers you the opportunity to
get air traffic control routing and see other pilots on the network flying
to and from airports instead of flying alone in an empty sky. VATSIM also
offers real weather as you fly into and from different areas. You can also
see other AFA pilots online and chat with them through the private message
system which is part of the VATSIM software. The official callsign
for American Flight Airways is "AFA" and we ask that you use this when
connecting to the VATSIM environment. VATSIM is accessed through
the program SquawkBox, which is a free add-on, enabling ATC to see you
on radar, for you to type your messages to the controllers, and to import
real weather. Download and read more info about SquawkBox.
Also, read the following pages for details on registering for a Pilot ID
and password for VATSIM, setting up Squawkbox, and additional VATSIM multiplayer
help. AFA management hopes to see you on VATSIM and at our weekly VATSIM
Register with Vatsim.net and choose below your FS to get a step by step tutorial on how to install everything correctly and get online the first time.
Use the guideline below to choose your
callsign when connecting to VATSIM.
Example Callsign: If your
pilot number is AFA1900 in the Detroit Hub, then your VATSIM callsign will
be AFA1900. Easy huh.
If you are using voice communications your callsign would again be AFA1900 where AFA is pronounced as A-F-A. Note that AFA is pronounced like in the English Alphabet and NOT as Alpha Foxtrot Alpha. A download link for AVC -Advanced Voice Client- can be found in Step 4: Additional Reading & Useful links
Questions or comments?
Contact Thomas Snoeck or Kenric Smith.
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