Issue with a pilot in Pilot Talk Posted February 15, 2020 I don't know how it works with flight gear, but keep in mind that at least with vpilot, it can take several seconds for another aircraft to appear in your sim. So if you connect and then see another aircraft appear in the same location as you after a few second delay, it is highly likely that they were there first. It works exactly the same. You fire up the simulator before connecting, then when the connection is established, it takes a few seconds to download the positions of the other aircraft and inject them into the simulation. What I do is check a vatsim map before connecting; if my current spot is occupied, I'll just move to a different one. It still happens occasionally that someone else spawns in the same location between me checking and connecting, but seriously, this isn't something I would ever make a scene about. An appropriate reaction would be more like "haha, look at that, we spawned in the same location, I'll just grab the next stand if that's alright with you".