Flying On Line
This particular training programme is web based. The lesson files may be printed, but at present they are not available for download. "Flying on line" in a Club context means connecting to either VATSIM or IVAO, the two main online systems, in order to fly with other pilots, and to receive an Air Traffic Service from hobbyists who prefer controlling aircraft to flying them.VATSIM stands for Virtual Air Traffic (Control) Simulator. IVAO stands for International Virtual Aviation Organisation. With both of these systems, using freeware software applications, and an internet connection, you connect to a network of servers around the world. You are then also connected to sometimes well over 100 other pilots all flying Flight Simulators on line, and at least half as many virtual Air Traffic Controllers. This series of lessons shows you how to take part in this hobby, a hobby which blossomed in the age of the Internet.