POSCON Video Demonstration

POSCON or the Positive Control Network has posted a brief preview video demonstrating audio quality using the new voice codecs. Accompanying the video link, the developer comments, “Ready to call inbound? These two are. Are you?” For those unfamiliar with the project, POSCON is an upcoming multiplayer network that connects users of various flight simulation platforms with virtual air traffic control. Check out the video demonstration below. For more information about POSCON or to register, visit the new website. You … Read More

PilotEdge Introduces Integrated ATIS System

PilotEdge has officially launched the highly anticipated integrated ATIS system.  According to a post via Facebook, “PilotEdge now offers fully integrated ATIS broadcasts for supported towered airports.  Pilots can receive up to date weather and critical flight planning information on published ATIS frequencies via the radio, including the runways & approaches in use and information on runway closures.” Moreover and in addition, PilotEdge is making it easier to fly with custom weather.  Specifically, users can now report information ZULU as … Read More

Mettar Simulations, Organizational Changes

Matt Davies has released a particularly personal blog post relating to his involvement with Mettar Simulations.  In the most simplistic terms, Matt will be taking a break from both Mettar and the entire flight simulation community.  This decision comes after some ongoing monetary challenges relating to organizational financing agreements and general cash flow.  Moreover and beyond Matt, several other members of the core development team have also left the organization for financial reasons. Nonetheless, according to Matt, both projectFLY and … Read More

Mettar Simulations, Development Update #7

Mettar Simulations has posted development update #7 concerning various ongoing projects including POSCON, projectFLY, Simstall, and of course the Airbus 380.  Please see below for the complete statement by Matt Davies titled “Dev update #7 – She takes to the skies… kinda!”.  Applicable imagery has been included. What a crazy few weeks it’s been. So many things going on and I couldn’t be any more hyped up if I tried. So, grab yourself a beverage of choice & get comfortable … Read More

Mettar Simulations, Development Update

Mettar Simulations has posted development update #6 with regards to various ongoing projects including POSCON, projectFLY, Simstall, and the Airbus 380.  Please see below for the complete statement by Matt Davies titled “Dev update #6 – Contracts & Flight Sim 2018!”.  Applicable imagery has been included. Please forgive me for lack of updates, we were working super hard & it took us a little while longer than anticipated to get to the point we’re at now. Myself and the team … Read More

VATSIM, Swift Client Development Preview

VATSIM has posted several new progress images showcasing the current development status of the Swift Client.  The eventual integration of the new client will bring new features and greater usability with regards to user interactions.  Moreover, compatibility is planned for FS2004, FSX, Prepar3D, and perhaps most notably, X-Plane. Check out some development images below. This of course comes soon after the POSCON acquisition offer and subsequent rejection by VATSIM.  Certainly an interesting time for online flight simulation networks.  As always, … Read More

VATSIM Responds to POSCON Acquisition Offer

VATSIM has formally responded to the recent $50,000 acquisition offer by POSCON or the Positive Control Network.  Jumping straight to the point, the Founders of VATSIM have rejected the offer. Please see below for the complete statement as issued by the Founders of VATSIM and the Board of Governors. August 6, 2018 Joint Statement from the VATSIM Founders & Board of Governors Dear VATSIM Members, We wanted to take a moment to address the reports and speculation that have been … Read More

POSCON Offers $50,000 to Acquire VATSIM

POSCON or the Positive Control Network has offered $50,000 to acquire a “well known flight simulation network” later confirmed to be VATSIM.  Said confirmation was disclosed by Lead Technical Director Matt Davies in response to a request for comment by FSElite. The original offer announcement by POSCON was released only yesterday and reads, “POSCON is committed to advancing the development of online flight simulation and has tendered an offer to acquire a well known online flight simulation network to inject … Read More