Posts by plovdiv74

    So if landing lights are available for VRM which I assume uses FS2 for its simulation how come we haven't got it ????

    Totally agreed. This has long been among my top wishes for AFS2; a fundamental sim feature IMHO.

    Think about how much we paid for Aerofly and how much professional training costs.

    Are you suggesting we should pay more for landing lights that illuminate the ground? How much? :)


    Se fosse simples assim eles já teriam feito.

    It's obvious from your post in support of the IPACS team that you're a fan. Trust me, I am a fan also. A patient fan and supporter since my first AFS2 flight in February 2017. My post was meant as an expression of support as well. That is, that the community afford the IPACS team time to remain focused and continue down their path of continuous improvement of the platform and aircraft systems.


    Aerofly is basically just focusing on scenery and the planes looks, not the flight sim part.

    Interesting that this quote describes perfectly the dumpster fire just released by MS/Asobo.

    With the strengths of AFS2 as a platform, among them physics/flight modeling, stunning graphics, performance (i.e., FPS) and extensibility, IPACS has a tremendous opportunity here to leapfrog the competition. (A partnership with "some other" global ortho mapping source? Support for easier airport creation?)


    Hello Karl , what is the best and easiest Flight Planner to use with Aerofly FS2 and Radar contact as i gather that a plan has to be created outside first ? I have been used to doing this inside FSX but AFS2 is only a basic planner that won't work with RC4 ? Thanks Mate !

    Hello Peter,

    I'm a fan of Little Navmap myself. If you're looking for something that doesn't require downloads or installation, you might want to give Online Flight Planner a try.



    Anybody knows whether this program is still for sale? When I try to e-mail them I get the response that this register(support) is not on this server. Per G.

    Hello Per,

    Yes, the program is still for sale.

    As we are transitioning to the Steam platform for sales and support of this and other products in our pipeline, we've consolidated to a single email for the product website: Any questions or license requests will be handled promptly via this email.

    Best regards,


    Getting started on NZCH this morning (been traveling all week). My goal for the weekend is to have the airport surfaces completed and textured such that it is "flyable." If anyone is interested in having a look at incremental milestones, let me know and I'll provide a link. -Karl

    I did run into a problem where "AFS2 RC ATC" no longer works.

    I left beta channel and reinstalled release version and RC ATC works again. I re-joined beta channel same problem. I looked in "tm.log" and saw the entry:

    Hi astute,

    The folks at IPACS were kind enough to get my team a rush copy of the new SDK. AFS2 RC ATC has been updated and is available for download at the Aerofly FS2 RC ATC website. If you need further assistance, just shoot an email to Aerofly FS2 RC ATC Support.



    The troubles mainly have to do with the planning. The use of RC obviously is a bit complicated but one will get used to that over time. But when it comes to planning you are stuck with a cumbersome routine. In AFS2 as it is now you can create a plan with a few clicks and you're done. With AFS2RCATC you have to take a lot of steps to get similar results: find a plan online and copy it into a 3rd party planner (or create one in that planner), edit it, export it, load it into RC, somehow copy the plan into AFS2 (by manually creating something hopefully similar): all in all this isn't exactly hwo things usually are done in AFS2. With AFS2RC you need 5 programs to get things done (a browser, a planner, RC, AFS2RCATC and AFS2 itself) while with IPAC's ATC you will only need AFS2 itself.

    The lacking features have to do with what IPACS's own ATC will offer, mainly AI traffic (making ATC useful) but also an in sim planner, weather, etc. so things that make the experience complete. Of course these things can't be expected from AFS2RCATC which I why I also added "which isn't Aerofly FS2 RC ATC's fault btw". So nice as AFS2RCATC can be it is limited compared to what IPACS's ATC will offer. (Whenever (and if ever) that may happen, of course.

    Hi Flamingpie,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I personally use a two or three step process for creating flight plans for the added realism. I also happen to be a fan (and donor) of Little Navmap. (Stay tuned for a free plugin that will allow Little Navmap to interact with AFS2.)

    An easier flight planning solution might be Online Flight Planner. Have a look.

    I really like AFS2's integrated flight planner - simple and easy to get up in the air quickly. Based on feedback that began with beta testing, I plan to implement exchange of flight plans created using the AFS2 integrated flight planner or standalone flight planners for use with Radar Contact. I have some ideas on how this might flesh out but welcome input from you or anyone else that would like to chime in.

    Obviously I can't provide any insight as to IPACS' plans for AI, ATC or otherwise. What I can say is that IPACS devs and leadership are undoubtedly dedicated, talented and meticulous. Wherever their development roadmap takes them, I'm sure the results will be worth waiting for.



    Hi Flamingpie,

    Thanks for your post; candid feedback is always appreciated.

    I’d be the first to admit that installing Radar Contact is less straightforward than it could be. Also, I don’t disagree that installing two products, each with their own licensing, is less than ideal. I do have opportunities to improve the user experience on both fronts.

    I have a couple of questions if you wouldn’t mind expanding on your comments.

    When it comes to setting up and use Aerofly FS2 RC ATC turns AFS2 into a complicated FSX-like sim where you need to go through all kinds of trouble just to get the basics installed, let alone use it...!

    Following installation of Radar Contact and Aerofly FS2 RC ATC, what are the “troubles” you refer to with respect to using Radar Contact or Aerofly FS2 RC ATC?

    And even then ATC still is a basic (almost temporary) solution, lacking all kinds of features (which isn't Aerofly FS2 RC ATC's fault btw).

    With regard to “lacking all kinds of features,” can you be more specific?

    Thanks very much.