General news

VATSIM makes the Wall Street Journal

On Thursday May 18th the Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network (VATSIM) received a great publicity boost when the front page of the Wall Street Journal featured an article headlined "In imaginary skies, would-be controllers guide pretend pilots". Continue reading


Poll result: Too many airlines

According to our latest poll, most of our readers think the there are too many virtual airlines.
65% of all respondants think that the majority of airlines can close their doors.

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Mega Fly In on IVAO

Zuliana Virtual Airlines and IVAO Venezuela are currently
preparing a "Mega-Fly In" to Maracaibo (SVMC) that will take place on
next November 13, 2005.

The event called "Venite Pa’ Maracaibo" could be the biggest Fly In
event ever organized at the International Virtual Aviation Organization
(IVAO). All the pilots, Virtual Airlines and Organizations are invited
to assist.

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FIR Wien to host Finally, Austria: Reloaded

FIR-Wien, the Vienna ARTCC arranges a major fly-in at the training-room of Microsoft Austria.
The FIR Wien
controllers will provide high quality ATC for the Austrian airspace
with Vienna/Schwechat Intl’ Airport (LOWW) and Innsbruck/Kranebitten
Airport (LOWI) fully staffed.
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Weekly poll results are here

Last week’s poll results are in. We asked your age, and we got a good response.
The results are surprising, or aren’t they?

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Grounded Magazine announced

Today the formation of Grounded Magazine has officially been
announced by Andrew North, spokesperson for the Grounded Magazine team.

Grounded is a free publication and is to be released on a monthly basis with the
first release set for October 1, 2005
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Battle of the Airlines forums open

Battle of the Airlines. An unforgettavle air race for the pilots that have taken part in previous races.
The organisation for BOTA2006 has informed us that the forums for this
upcoming race are now open. So if you have suggestions what to do next
year – a more relaxed race for example – let them know!

visit the official BOTA site at
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