We recognize and appreciate that online multiplayer communities in many respects represent the pinnacle of what is achievable with desktop flight simulation. We support and encourage members of these communities to attend and benefit from the conference.
Major communities we recognize and support include:
Boston Virtual ATC is a free, immersive, and realistic air traffic control community for pilots and aviation enthusiasts using Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Since 2006, the community has provided an online training and simulation environment that is a (flight) level above what is available from standalone Flight Simulator X.
Boston Virtual ATC’s numerous community-based and self-study programs help foster an environment where everyone is willing to learn and happy to help. The community is run entirely by volunteers and supported by donations. Visit www.bostonvirtualatc.com/welcome to find out more. Boston Virtual ATC is the official Air Traffic Control provider of Flight SimCon 2014.
You are invited to join VATSIM: flight simulation "as real as it gets." On VATSIM you fly your virtual aircraft in near real-world circumstances, sharing the adventure of flying with a huge community in a see and be seen environment. Fly with live ATC, and real-time weather. All you need is a Flight Simulator, the wish to learn and the desire to fly. VATSIM does the rest, helping you connect to our virtual world of pilots and controllers.
Explore more than 20,000 airports all around the globe together with more than 250,000 members who come from nearly every country on the planet.
Once you have flown online, offline flying will never be the same.
The International Virtual Aviation Organisation™ is a dedicated, independent, free of charge, service to enthusiasts and individuals enjoying and participating in the flight simulation community worldwide. The International Virtual Aviation Organisation was formed to supply high quality services to its users on demand. Providing the flight simulation community a highly realistic aviation environment, is IVAO's prime objective . This includes a real time system for online flying (as pilot) and controlling (as air traffic controller), databases with aviation information, and organizing training and online events. IVAO™ allows you to fly or control in the most realistic environment available - with real world weather and ATC. You can join immediately for free, take training and enjoy our online community.