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    December 2021 Update

    By Andrew Heath

    CAPTAINS, (if you have been in the flight simulation community long enough, you will understand the "Captains" reference) The last technology blog post was published in May of 2020, and what a long journey it has been for our team since then! Thankfully that long arduous development journey has come to an end and users will be able to benefit from our hard work. I want to start off by answering some common questions and clearing misconceptions. Is POSCON dead? Absolutely
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ATC Update - Divisions now accepting Air Traffic Controllers

Greetings Captains! On June 28th, POSCON has decommissioned the google form/quiz to become ATC on the POSCON network. It was originally designed to get people on the scopes, with no divisions and begin various functions of ATC testing. Now that we have some divisions, with staff in place it's time to move to the next step. From this point if you want to become ATC you must use the division list. Steps to become ATC: Go to https://hq.poscon.net/divisions/list Make sure yo

X-Plane Model Library Setback

Back in September of 2019, I was browsing through X-Plane community downloads in order to find additional models to enhance the POSCON X-Plane Pilot Client model distribution. During the course of my search, I came across the X-CSL model package and reached out to the X-CSL team via their Contact form to obtain authorization to use their package in our software. The X-CSL team granted POSCON permission back then, but as of January 2022, they have unilaterally revoked that permission. The ma

Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath in News

POSCON ATC Plans / FAQ

Controllers! Hello and thank you for your interest in ATC on the POSCON network. This post will serve as a insight to what ATC is like currently, what our plans are for the future, and how you can be part of it. Our development team has been busy working on radar client, divisions, ATC booking system, and I would like to take this time to bring you in on the big picture.   POSCON ATC Philosophy Our goal is to create a robust and logical ATC system across the globe. Many on our tea

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Matt B. (1011215) in ATC

December 2021 Update

CAPTAINS, (if you have been in the flight simulation community long enough, you will understand the "Captains" reference) The last technology blog post was published in May of 2020, and what a long journey it has been for our team since then! Thankfully that long arduous development journey has come to an end and users will be able to benefit from our hard work. I want to start off by answering some common questions and clearing misconceptions. Is POSCON dead? Absolutely

Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath

May 2020 Update

On April 1st, 2020 we officially began approving invites to the POSCON Invite-Only Beta. We are now almost two months into our release and it still brings me great excitement every time I see a new user experience POSCON features for the first time. We learned a great deal in the first few days and weeks after the initial release. One thing that became abundantly clear was that we need to have a central location to refer users to in regards to what features are functional, what features are stil

Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath

February 2020 Update

The Invite-Only Beta is almost upon us, so it is a great time for another development update! Pending final bug fixes, we will be sending out the approval emails to the invited users soon. If you are lucky enough to get one, you will be authorized to access our software at the time you receive the email. Those who make it into Phase 1 will receive invite codes for Phase 2 to distribute at your discretion, but those codes will not be immediately available. We will keep you posted on when the

Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath

RVSM - What's the significance?

I'm sure you've seen those four letters before - RVSM - and you may have a fundamental knowledge about the airspace, but do you know why it exists? Here are the answers to the most basic questions: Where do we find RVSM airspace? Higher cruising altitudes. What happens in RVSM airspace? Airplane separation is reduced vertically. Why does RVSM airspace exist? To allow more aircraft in the sky. There you have it... the simple definition of RVSM. Now, let's get technical:

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VFR Traffic Patterns at Uncontrolled Airfields (USA)

Flying VFR can be one of the most freeing and rewarding experiences a pilot can have. There is no need to worry about making sure you are following your magenta line or tracking the correct radial inbound to a VOR. Can you see in front of you? Great! That's all that matters, for the most part. Flying VFR is one of the first things you learn as a pilot; in fact, until you begin instrument training, the majority of your flights will be conducted under VFR or Visual Flight Rules. VFR does not

Joseph Pentz

Joseph Pentz

August 2019 Update

Earlier this year, we created an MVP (or Minimum Viable Product) list of features that need to be completed before our first public release. Since defining these specific objectives, our development team has been laser focused and, as a result, we have made tremendous strides in POSCON's technological development. In June 2019, we attended FSExpo where I was interviewed by Callum Martin from FSElite and we revealed our roadmap to release announcement. This announcement had a significant impact o

Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath

Effective Use of Guard Frequency

You're flying along from Miami to Chicago talking to various air traffic control centers while en route. About halfway to Chicago, you notice radio silence; you try calling air traffic control with no answer. You check your microphone settings, everything seems to be working normal. What do you do?  Another day, you're flying a Cessna 172 VFR in your local practice area without talking to air traffic control when all of the sudden you notice black smoke coming out of the engine. You see an

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Flying Stabilized Approaches

Have you ever approached an airport too high or too fast and as a result you had to dive bomb the runway in order to land? Have you ever landed halfway down the runway in an attempt to squeak out that perfect landing rate? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, then you are the victim of an unstablized approach and in the POSCON world, you lose points for that type of flying. One of the biggest operational challenges for a virtual pilot is how to successfully accomplish a stabilized

Andrew Heath

Andrew Heath

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