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Respectfully, the Code of Conduct is not much more than being a good community citizen and minding your manners, and a few other common sense things like logging off when you're done, running your transponder when flying, not spawning where someone could be about to land, etc....

 

Don, to Mike Lynch's credit, as a new user it does seem pretty serious and daunting. I remember last year when I signed up that my perception of VATSIM (without knowing anyone--just the website) was that it was a "hard core" group and making a mistake on the radio on VATSIM would get me in trouble or kicked off.

 

ARTCCs could set up a Teamspeak or similar for pilots that want to "tour the tower cab" and then maybe try out some radio calls. Once I got to know my controllers, even before I started controller training, it made my pilot times less stressful and more fun.

 

That said--Mike, didn't you join to have "real" ATC for your simulated flying. If you dread the radio, then why did you join? Serious question, not trolling.

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It's a two-way street. Controllers (typically) spend time learning how to control before actually attempting to do so. Why shouldn't they expect pilots to do at least a little of the same?

ptd.vatsim.net will give you a list of VATSIM Authorized Training Organizations.  VATSTAR would be one one I recommend.  As a heads-up, the VATSIM Pilot Ratings are being restructured effective J

I am not sure who gave you the 0200 and 2000z times. That may have been our intro flights. All our P1 training is self-study for the written material. You then have an option to record your practice f

Don, to Mike Lynch's credit, as a new user it does seem pretty serious and daunting. I remember last year when I signed up that my perception of VATSIM (without knowing anyone--just the website) was that it was a "hard core" group. Aand making a mistake on the radio on VATSIM would get me in trouble or kicked off.

 

ARTCCs could set up a Teamspeak or similar for pilots that want to "tour the tower cab" and then maybe try out some radio calls. Once I got to know my controllers, even before I started controller training, it made my pilot times less stressful and more fun.

This is why I'm such a big fan of new pilots spending some time listening to ATC on the network before jumping in and flying. An hour or two invested at the outset reduces the stress and makes a huge difference. After listening for a while, you realize it's not all that bad and you can't wait to jump in and give it a go.

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+1 for connecting at the gate and just listening to ATC and pilots interact for a bit. If I'm not too busy, I'll even entertain questions over private message about why/how things were done/said the way they were.

 

I'll also throw out a shameless plug for ZLA's VFR/IFR ratings (link in sig) since they try to address this problem by offering a full ATC Transcript with annotations to show a new virtual pilot what they could expect to hear.

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I'll also throw out a shameless plug for ZLA's VFR/IFR ratings (link in sig) since they try to address this problem by offering a full ATC Transcript with annotations to show a new virtual pilot what they could expect to hear.

 

I did these as a new pilot and they were extremely valuable. +3

Steve Kirks

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ZLA I-3 rated pilot

Usually on as:

FDX4345 in a PMDG 777

N533ET in a Pilatus PC-12

N323VB in a Lancair Legacy

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Wow, you dig out a 4 years old thread where the last posting was made 6 months ago.

I am sure that Johan have learnt how to fly so far.

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hi Keith Smith 879675, nice to meet you , i have read your post that is amazing and written in a good manner and it is also informative for me and i am looking for this ind of information . so thanks for sharing your good advice about training. anybody can get help from your wise description

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Hi Guys,

If you are new to VATSIM and for Virtual Aviation for that matter, let me recommend to you VATSTAR, an authorized training organization, that helps you get your P1, P2 ratings and help you get into the virtual skies. We train with the Baron 58, along with training you in online VATSIM procedures, you get to know the plane as well.

 

Go over to www.vatstar.com

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I would like some training. I can get a 737 in the air and fly IFR to KLAX, KSAN, KLAS and land IFR. My goal is to get the rating to fly for a virtual airline.

 

So how do I get an instructor. I was on a site that had a list of instructors. It required a login but didn't have a registration or signup.

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Suggest you look into a VATSIM Authorized Training Organization https://www.vatsim.net/pilots/training

 

What kind of FMC? Have you read the manual?

 

Have you searched on Google? There are literally hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of pages out there that may help you.

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On 6/7/2011 at 2:35 AM, Keith Smith 879675 said:

 

Howdy. If you're new to the sim, and to flying in general, there is a lot you're going to want to learn prior to conducting flights online (just my opinion). The ZLA program that people are mentioning is designed to take someone who is a reasonable simulator pilot, and help them become a solid online pilot. The pre-requisite, however, is knowledge of how to fly the airplane. It is not designed to teach you that.

 

I would recommend something like the X-Plane PPL Learn to Fly series over at x-plane.org. I cannot vouch for all of the material as I have only watched one of the lessons, but what I saw seemed reasonable.

 

I don't want to dissuade you from enjoying your time online, however, if you haven't yet learned how to fly the plane, it's likely that the combination of working with ATC, and talking on the radio will quickly become overwhelming (and that is never enjoyable) if you're still working on the mechanics of flying the airplane. This has precedence in real world training, too, student pilots don't touch the radio early on in their pilot training...it is ALL about learning the fundamentals.

 

Give the PPL school a try, work at it, and then when you can conduct a solid flight from A to B, or do a few laps around the pattern where the plane is still usable when you're done with it ( ), then come and join us!

 

I hope this view won't upset others who read it. I genuinely think it's the best approach for the original poster to have a good experience when he's ready.

Hi all ... given this post is dated - anyone aware of a similar learn to fly program but for P3D rather than X-Plane?

 

Also the ZLA link now appears broken, is there a replacement?

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ptd.vatsim.net will give you a list of VATSIM Authorized Training Organizations.  VATSTAR would be one one I recommend. 

As a heads-up, the VATSIM Pilot Ratings are being restructured effective June 1st, so, there may be a transition period where programs you enroll in now may be designated by a different rating number in six weeks. 

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On 4/22/2020 at 9:10 AM, Robert Shearman Jr said:

ptd.vatsim.net will give you a list of VATSIM Authorized Training Organizations.  VATSTAR would be one one I recommend. 

As a heads-up, the VATSIM Pilot Ratings are being restructured effective June 1st, so, there may be a transition period where programs you enroll in now may be designated by a different rating number in six weeks. 

Are any of the approved ATOs offering training using the new ratings yet?  Is there a formal transition plan?

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2 minutes ago, Carlos Gale said:

 I have a question how do you setup push to talk key on xquabox

Hi!

You can find all the information about XSquawkBox in the software manual, found here: https://xsb2-manual.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

You will find the answer under "Configuring XSquawkBox"

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