fsATC


Welcome to fsATC! We are a community for all kinds of pilots and flight simulation enthusiasts to experience a real-world ATC environment, and anyone is free to fly and control whenever they would like.

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About fsATC

With dedicated servers and a dedicated staff team fsATC provides a haven for FSX players, both experts and beginners alike.

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Who makes up fsATC?

We are a friendly community of pilots, air traffic controllers and emergency response roleplayers sharing a passion for FSX and simulation. Join us today!

  • Pilots

    fsATC is a safe community to progress and expand your FSX knowledge, open to beginners and experts alike!

  • Air Traffic Controllers

    Well trained ATCs help to provide an immersive rp experience while helping aspiring ATCs climb the ranks!

  • Emergency Response

    A realistic and dedicated FR department allows for a great RP environment!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through the following FAQ's before contacting staff.

Audio Issues

I can't speak or use push to talk in FSX/I was told to run Discord as an Administrator
1. To quit your discord, you must go to your taskbar (the bar at the bottom of your screen with your applications, next to the time in the bottom right) and find the up arrow in the bottom right, just to the left of the time.
2. Click the up arrow
3. Then, find the green circle, right click it and (don't do this yet) hit quit discord. Next time you go to start discord, right click it and hit "Run as Administrator."
4. Now that you've got that, go ahead and quit discord. Make sure you remember to run as Admin.


I can barely hear people while I'm in FSX!
1. Go to your taskbar (the bar at the bottom of your screen with your applications, next to the time in the bottom right) and find the up arrow in the bottom right, just to the left of the time.
2. Click the up arrow, and right click the speaker. You may also see the speaker next to the up arrow. This is fine , make sure to right click it and hit "Sound" or "Playback Settings."
3. Tab over to "Communications"
4. Make sure "Do nothing" is ticked.
5. If you are still having issues, make sure you run Discord as administrator. Consult the above instructions.

LittleNavMap Setup

Installation Instructions
1. Download LittleNavMap from one of the direct download links above.
2. Once Downloaded, Extract the contents on to your desktop or wherever you would like.
3. Find "littlenavmap.exe" with the globe icon in the extracted folder and run it.
4. When the program prompts you to Load Scenery Library, Make sure that the FSX directory is set correctly, then, hit load. This process may take a few minutes but once completed you will be good to go.
5. In the top menu bar, click "Tools" and then "Flight Simulator Connection." Make sure that "Connect directly to a local FSX or Prepar3d flight simulator" is ticked, and that the update time interval is set how you would like. Then make sure both checkboxes are ticked and then hit "Connect."
6. Refer to the FAQ and LNM documentation above to learn how to use it!
Troubleshooting
LittleNavMap won't connect to my FSX
1. Extract the FSUIPC4.zip and run "Install FSUIPC4.exe." If you run into an error saying "Registry pointer error?" when first running the installer, simply click "Find" and navigate to your FSX directory and find "FSX.exe" (may just say FSX, but will have an FSX logo next to it.) Ignore the error that comes after this. It should not effect anything.
2. The installer should run, once finished, click "Okay."
3. On the registration window, it is not required for the free version of FSUIPC, so simply hit "Not now."
4. Now reboot your FSX, and once completed, go in Littlenavmap and hit (at the top) Tools>Flight sim connection>Connect.

FSX Crashing/General Issues

Aircraft in game are constantly being desynced or bouncing around
1. When in game, press the left 'ALT' key on your keyboard. This should bring up a menu at the top.
2. Navigate to Options>Settings>Display
3. Under the Graphics tab (default, first tab) drag the 'Target frame rate' slider down to 30.
Your display settings should look something like this (https://prnt.sc/p096nx)
4. Click OK
How can I get better FPS in FSX?
Here is a guide on Steam I have found to be very good for improving your in-game FPS.
https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=560426533

Name Formatting

Pilots
To set your name,
1. Right click your name in Discord and hit 'Change nickname'
2. Set your name in the format below
3. Click 'Save'
4. In order for your name to update for others, disconnect from the channel (by clicking the disconnect button in the bottom left) and reconnect. Joining another channel and reconnecting does not work.
STEAM NAME - TAILNUMBER
Tail number is what you entered in the "Tail number" box under the "ATC Name" menu when you select your aircraft.
Examples
TKDubsta - DAL2324
TKDubsta - N255PS
TKDubsta - UAL299
ATC
To set your name,
1. Right click your name in Discord and hit 'Change nickname'
2. Set your name in the format below
3. Click 'Save'
4. In order for your name to update for others, disconnect from the channel (by clicking the disconnect button in the bottom left) and reconnect. Joining another channel and reconnecting does not work.
(AIRPORT CODE_POSITION) STEAM NAME
The airport ID should be set as the ICAO code (usually 4 letter identifier) for your airport. 3 letter IATA codes are not acceptable.
Following are the only acceptable position IDs:
SUP (Only for staff or flight trainers currently training.)
FSS
CTR
APP
DEP
APP/DEP
TWR
GND
DEL
Examples
(KATL_TWR) TKDubsta
(EGLL_GND) TKDubsta
(LOWI_APP) TKDubsta
(MIA_CTR) TKDubsta

Flight Strips System

What is the flight strips system?
The flight strips system is our system (made by @Salard) for pilots to submit flight plans and have ATC receive and interact with them. Pilots can file flight plans and ATC can take and manage them such as assigning squawk codes, altitudes, etc.
Registering as an ATC (Pilots do not require registration!)
1. Go to https://strips.fsatc.org/?register
2. Fill out the form with your username (please use your discord username!) and password.
3. Hit register
4. Send a PM to @PM Me For Help with your username to get your account activated!
I can't login
Please make sure you are registered. However, after you register you will not be able to log in yet. After you register, you will have to be approved by either a moderator or admin. Upon registration, send a private message to @PM Me For Help with your username to get your account activated.
Strips isn't working/The web page keeps reloading!
If the strips page keeps refreshing, it likely means that it is currently being worked on by Salad. Don't worry!
If you suspect strips is down, you can check https://status.fsatc.org/ to check the status of our websites!
PLEASE NOTE: If strips is down, there is no need to message Salad or anyone else about it. He is likely already aware and working on it. Usually whenever it is down, it will be back up in a few minutes.

Our VA (SaladAir)

SaladAirways (SAW) Info
Looking for a VA to fly in fsATC? Look no further than SaladAirways! To participate in SaladAir, you must get your @Virtual Instrument Rated, or be a real world pilot. Find out more information at https://saladair.org/airways.
If you fit either of the above requirements, PM @Salard to join!
For further help, reach out to our staff members by sending a PM to @PM Me For Help

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Thank You!

Thank you to the following discord users that support the server by boosting!