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Membership

Help on Registration

Username

The Club requires members to use their real name on the Forum and in Pilot Flight Records. Please enter your name in the way by which you would like to be known. For example, if your name is Andrew, but you prefer to be called Andy, then enter Andy.

Email

A valid email address is an absolute requirement. Your membership cannot proceed until we have verified your email by an exchange of messages.

Allow users to email me

Your email address will be hidden from other members, but if you wish to allow them to email you, then by ticking this box, other Members can send an email to you via the forum at your registered email address above, by clicking on the envelope icon next to your name in the Members List.

Choose Password

The password must be at least eight (8) characters in length. Strong passwords consisting of a mixture of upper and lower case letters and numbers are recommended.

Verify Password

o not cut and paste the entry from the previous field as any typographical error you made will be reproduced. Type the password in again to ensure verification.

Real Name

This must be the name under which you registered with VATSIM or IVAO. It may not be identical to the Username above, but that isn't essential. We check VATSIM and IVAO records to ensure your ID is valid.

Age

Select the group you are in by clicking the appropriate radio button. Anyone who can legitimately be a member of VATSIM (age 13 years or older) is eligible to join the Club.

Flight Sim. Experience

The Club welcomes absolute beginners equally as flight-simmers with years of experience. It is useful to know your experience so that we can provide appropriate events and other activities.

Local Airfield

By entering the nearest airfield to where you live, we know the town or city as well as the country in which you live. Very often, entering the airfield name in a search engine will provide a page or more of information about that airfield including its International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) official four-letter code. Be careful not to enter the International Association of Travel Agents (IATA) code which is normally only three letters.

FS9/FS2004 / FSX / X-Plane

The next three fields simply ask which Simulator Programme you mainly use. Unfortunately we no longer support older versions, although as long as you can connect to VATSIM or IVAO, then there is nothing to stop you using older simulators. It means only that you will not be able to take advantage of all Club facilities.

VATSIM ID / IVAO ID

Your application cannot be completed unless you have joined either VATSIM or IVAO (or both) and have a valid Certificate Identification (CID) number, which must be entered here.

First/Second/Third Aircraft Callsign

We prefer members to use aircraft callsigns which conform to the international aircraft registration system. For example, aircraft registered in the UK start with G- followed by four letters. The hyphen is part of the registration code as painted on the aircraft fuselage and under the port wing, and should be included here, but please note that VATSIM prefer you not to use the hyphen when signing in with that callsign.

First/Second/Third Aircraft Type

As a Club member, you can fly as many different light aircraft as you wish, but in the forum software, you can enter up to three. Try and be as precise as possible - C172 is sufficient, but Cessna 172SP is much better. Remember that any aircraft you enter must be less than 5700Kg all-up weight as defined in the club rules.

Verification

This is the commonly seen "anti-spammer" character string. De-cypher the characters displayed and type them in the box. The characters are not case-sensitive.