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1 IVAO’s NEW ATC Client – “IvAc” Presented by: Allen W. Sindel, Public Relations Director

2 Who is IVAO? AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 The International Virtual Aviation Organization is a dedicated, independent, free of charge, service to enthusiasts and individuals enjoying and participating in the flight simulation community worldwide. The International Virtual Aviation Organization was formed to supply high quality services to its users on demand. Providing the Flight Simulation community a highly realistic aviation environment, is IVAO's prime objective. This includes, a real-time system for online flying (as pilot) and controlling (as an air traffic controller), databases with aviation information, and organizing training and online events. New Members: IVAO allows you to fly or control in the most realistic environment available - with real world weather and ATC. You can join immediately for free, take training and enjoy our online community! Website:

3 Headquarters Organization AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 The Council: Morten Hansen, President Gustavo Hernandez, Vice President Alain Debrouwer, Director Ingo Richardt, Assistant Director

4 Membership Information AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Active Country Divisions: 35 Number of Members: Over 38,000 ATC Training Available: Yes, Progressive with written and practical testing. Pilot Training Available: Yes, Progressive with written and practical testing. Events Available: Yes, World and Division Tours, VA Events, and Fly-Ins VA System Available: Yes, with PIREPS, Flight Tracking, and VA web pages

5 IvAc Background Information AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 IVAO Virtual ATC Client, nicknamed “IvAc” for short, is the new software that we released in April 2004 to replace our previous ATC client software, ProController Our intent was to provide an up to date but realistic ATC Client for our members, and to move a step ahead of reality! This new ATC client is mainly based on the current layout and procedures used by Eurocontrol. In detail, IvAc combines the proposed standards from Eurocontrol as well as Belgocontrol, to name a few, with ideas and suggestions from professional Air Traffic Controllers. Installation: Approximately 3 MB of disk space, Windows© Platform

6 Development Staff and Technical Writers AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Developed by: Filip Jonckers, Kenny Moens, Daniele Pistollato, and Bart Devriendt Manual Created by: Alain Debrower, Allen W. Sindel, Bart Devriendt, Filip Jonckers, Kenny Moens Beta Testers: Over Forty Staff and Senior Staff members

7 Main Topics For Discussion AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004  Controller Profiles  Sector Files  The COMMBox  Flight Strip  Automatic ATIS Updates  Radar Display  Aircraft Labels  In/Out Window (Depart/Arrival)  METAR Information  New Features “QDM & VERA”  Users Manual

8 Controller Profiles AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Controller Profiles are convenient way to save all of your configuration settings for a specific ATC position, e.g. KZFW_CTR versus KDEN_APP The profiles are saved in a windows format, xxx.ini. The files save are: Files (Sector, Color Scheme, Sound Scheme, Section of Files), Connection, ATIS, PVD Toggled Values, COMMBox, Zoom Position, ATC, In-Out, A/C Label, and General Options. The profile file can be easily moved to another PC. Automatically loads voice channels, i.e. TeamSpeak.

9 Sector Files AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Previous sector files from ProController 2.2 are being used with little to no modifications being made to them. Sector files can be modified with any text editor. A verification program is available by IVAO to check a sector file.

10 The COMMBox AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 A maximum of three ATC frequencies can be added. Handoffs can be set to Auto-Accept and text handoff message can be automatic.

11 Flight Strip AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Flight strip is transparent and can be moved to any location on the radar screen

12 Automatic ATIS Updates AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 ATIS Automatically updated!

13 Radar Display AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004

14 Aircraft Labels AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Aircraft label can show call sign, altitude, GS, cleared fix, cleared IAS, aircraft type, indicates climb/descent, and squawk code disagreement!

15 In / Out Window AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Departure/Arrival ETD,ETA, Call sign, Aircraft type, cleared Altitude, cleared FIX

16 METAR information AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 METAR information can be requested for another airport, easily changed to a default location, and listed in the COMMBox METAR tab window via the +KDEN command.

17 New Features “QDM and VERA” AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 QDM-Distance and Heading Measurement VERA-Loss Separation Prediction Avoidance

18 Users Manual AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 Users manual is in Adobe© format. Available in multi-languages – English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Portuguese, Greek, Italian, and Hungarian are in development now. Manual is complete with text and pictured illustrations. Updates are being made with revisions to the software. Troubleshooting and error message section included.

19 Additional Information and Questions? AVSIM Conference Denver, Co. September 2004 REIGNITING THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF VIRTUAL FLIGHT SIMULATION INTO THE 21 ST CENTURY!


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