5 Simple Steps to get going...
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Step 1 - Registration
If you haven’t done so already, you shoud now create and IVAO account. Make sure you read and understand all the instructions along with the rules & regaulations when signing up. Ensure that you select “Kuwait Division” as your chosen divsion. It is also advisable to add yourself to the division mailing list to ensure you recieve updates about the divsion from the staff team. You can sign up to both IVAO & our mailing list below.
NOTE: There is a pseudo-IVAO site online at ivao.org which will allow registrations, but the information it provides is false. Ensure you only use the form at IVAO.aero, or use the links provided below. Your personal data may not be secure otherwise.
Step 2 - Downloading & Installing Software
IVAP: is the Virtual Pilot Client. This is the software that connects your flight simulator to the network. Users of FSX can download the FSX version, and X-Plane users can download X-IvAp.
Webeye: gives an overview of the live network without having to connect. You can obtain information about flights in progress, ATC positions online, METAR’s, events, scheduling, network statistics and much more.
Step 3 - Preparation
To fly, you don’t need to be an aviation expert. However, it is important that:
- You are already familiar with your flight simulator software (e.g.FS2004, FSX, X-Plane, etc.)
- You are comfortable flying with the aircraft you want to use on IVAO.
- You have a basic understanding of Air Traffic Control and have read the IvAp manual. This will prepare you for your first theory exam.
- You have started to have a look at the various articles within the “Pilots” section of the website.
If you have any doubts about any of these points, it would be best to ask for advice before attempting to fly. The Kuwait division has a reputation for its excellent training department, so make the most of it.
Step 4 - Guidelines
Ensure that you have read and understood the guidelines for flying in Kuwait (as well as the main IVAO R&R’s).
Step 5 - Connect
Here are some tips you may find useful when it is time to make your first connection to the network:
- Use an aircraft which you know well and are comfortable with.
- Position your aircraft on the apron of a parking position away from the runway.
Do not connect to the network parked on the runway, for obvious reasons.
- Indicate in your flight plan comments that this is your first connection. If the air traffic controllers aren’t too busy,
they will be more than happy to help you.
For our new pilots, we always run a ‘first connection’ lesson, where we help you log on for the first time. You’ll fly circuits under expert instruction, all in a buzzing multiplayer environment. This is a great introduction to IVAO, and you’re sure to be hooked on flying!
Experienced pilots looking for a challenge are sure to be rewarded also – we cover tough topics like NDB approaches, engine failure procedures, use of Air Traffic Services Outside Controlled Airspace (ATSOCAS), and more…
For more information or to book Training Sessions vist the Training Managment System (TMS)