By Bradley Grafelman 1242018
#519851 Are you also connecting to the network (e.g. pressing the "Connect" button in the top-left of vPilot)?

If so, then the answer is quite likely: No, you're not doing anything wrong. It's certainly not impossible for you to be at a given location/time where there are no controllers online. You can use things like VAT-Spy, Vattastic, AccuMap, etc. to view the online controllers and pilots.