By Alexander Deyneko 1187292
#532489 Hi all,
We have an project dedicated to Victory day in our group (https://virtual-pilots.com/alsib-alaska-siberia-bridge-x-plane-11/). And we consider to fly in the Vatsim network on DC-3 (crew/shared cockpit).

Unfortunately not all our members can play 5h in the front of their families :(
For this reason, we have to divide a long ~5h flight into two or more parts. So we need to pause and save the flight (situation) and resume the flight later (next day or more).

Questions:
1. Is it possible to resume previous (saved) flight in the air?
2. As I understood we cannot use a pause when we are in the VATSIM network - is it correct?
3. We will disconnect from VATSIM then press pause - is it OK?
4. At the next day a crew will:
a. start X-plane
b. then load the saved flight and pause it
c. then synchronize it
d. then resume (activate or unpause) the flight
e. after it all connect to VATSIM - is it OK?
5. How to make a crewed flight in VATSIM (shared cockpit)? I mean how to fill the flight plan etc. Or co-pilot should forget about VATSIM? :?

Any help and suggestions are welcome!
By Andreas Fuchs 810809
#532491 Hi Alexander,

1. yes, you can resume your flight. Please try to pause-disconnect/unpause-reconnect outside the approach or departure area of a busy airport
2. as long as you are actively connected to VATSIM, you must not use pause. I am sure nobody will complain if you pause for 2 or 3 seconds to check something, but anything above it is a no-no
3. yes, that would be the perfect solution. Or you pause and disconnect from VATSIM within a few seconds, see answer 2.
4. yes, this sounds like a good plan. As explained in answer 1., please do this outside busy parts of the airspace
5. you can fly on VATSIM with a shared cockpit. For X-Plane there is now a new client available, called "swift": https://dev.swift-project.org/w/help/sp ... edcockpit/ The co-pilot will connect swift as OBS (observer) and won't be visible to VATSIM ATC, but still to the flight-partner. You may want to test this before flying in an event.

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