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Letter to Users (11/15/17)

Andrew Heath

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Thanks for your interest in the Positive Control Network! While we have been rather quiet on social media lately, we want to assure you that the last few months have been very productive! The POSCON team has been diligently working to develop the next generation flight simulation network.... all while keeping it 100% FREE for our users.


Alright, now lets get to the good stuff!

Unlike similar network projects that boast concept renderings of features to attract interest, we are only going to list the amazing features that we have either completed or are well into the development phase on:

  • A server update rate that will allow for formation flying. This has always been a benchmark for our development team and by using modern server development techniques, such as those in online action games, this will be a reality.
  • Web-based pilot client. This may sound weird, but it is going to be absolutely amazing! Imagine being able to leave your computer to run an errand, make dinner, or even watch the football game! This is totally possible with a web-based pilot client. You will be able to answer messages, connect or disconnect, and access a whole host of features from your tablet or mobile device.
  • Air traffic controllers, how about putting your printers to good use? Flight strips will be both electronic and printable. In all cases, flight strips will remain in the FDIO (Flight Data Input/Output) system after a user logs off, so the sequence at a tower will not be lost.
  • Real world D-ATIS (Digital Automated Terminal Information Service) broadcasts will be available 100% of the time even at unstaffed airports that support D-ATIS. POSCON recently became an official provider of digital services from the FAA, and D-ATIS is just one of the many services we will be integrating into POSCON.
  • Voice communication will mirror the real world precisely. We can guarantee, with confidence, that our voice protocol will meet or exceed your expectations. How can we guarantee this? Because real world airline pilots and controllers are on our team and testing every aspect of our network to ensure high fidelity!


A few months ago we stopped accepting donations from the community. This decision was made because POSCON found an angel investor to fund the entire project for years to come. This was a huge step that really turned this project from a dream into a reality. For those of you that generously contributed money early on, you will get everything that you were promised and more. We will not forget your generosity and will be reaching out to each contributor personally in the coming months to advise you of the benefits you will receive at launch.

For everyone else, please SAVE YOUR MONEY. We are aware that there are other network projects currently soliciting donations from you, but why waste your hard earned money? Why donate to a network that will just turn around and charge monthly subscription fees after launch?

POSCON wants to assure everyone that our network release is forthcoming and, when it is released, it will be completely FREE!! We will not be charging user fees or subscriptions.


We're excited to share that we now have a target date for beta of June 2018. The POSCON team is working extremely hard to have a beta ready to showcase during FSExpo 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. For more information on FSExpo, visit their Facebook page:



So what now? The best way you can help POSCON is to join the conversation on social media. Like and follow our pages, and SHARE the project with your friends. This will allow us to attract the attention this project deserves! In the coming weeks we will post additional feature updates to social media only, so don't miss out on the news:

LIKE our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PosConNetwork/

FOLLOW us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/posconnetwork

FOLLOW us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/posconnetwork/




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Yes, here is the following official update to members prior to FSExpo 2018:

Thank you very much for your continued interest and support for POSCON. Our current plan for FSExpo is as follows:

  • We will have a double booth that we are sharing with our recent partner ProjectFLY.
  • At the booth, we will be conducting a demo of our server, ATC client, pilot clients (P3D and X-Plane), voice client, and parts of our website.
  • The booth will have a desktop PC set up with both P3D and X-Plane installed on it. Conference attendees will be free to use the pilot station to demo our network in real-time.
  • There will be approximately 20 other live pilots who also will be flying on the network from remote locations during the duration of the conference.
  • There will be at least one to two ATC connected via laptops at the booth that will be demoing our ATC client and providing ATC services to all participants.
  • We will be conducting at least one live stream during the event so that people who are not in attendance can view our software, ask questions, and see what is going on at the booth. Stay tuned for a link to that Twitch stream.
  • D'Andre Newman of AirDailyX will be live streaming the entire event, including other booths, from the following account: https://www.twitch.tv/adxlive

Our beta release is still a few months out. We decided at this point we are not prepared to release the beta version the the public. Thank you very much for your patience on this matter.





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