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SquawkBox

The newest version of the Pilot client SquawkBox can also be used for FSX.
For download, you can either use VATSIM's webpage (go to Pilot Resources on the left hand menu, select Pilot Software), or use SB's webpage for download and manuals.

SquawkBox is an add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator, used to connect you to VATSIM's online air traffic control (ATC) network. It's features include:

  • Displaying other pilot's planes in the FS world
  • Enabling two-way communication with air traffic control and other pilots, using either text or voice
  • Updating online weather in the FS world

SquawkBox does all this and more in a seamless and usable package. It takes care of all the details of being connected to an online aviation network, leaving you to focus on piloting your aircraft.


On 13 June 2010, VATSIM released the following NOTAM:

Create a SMS file for SquawkBox 4 that will display the correct model/livery when flying online

VATSIM member Jesus Altuve has created a simple yet effective program to allow SB4 users to inject their AI models into VATSIM.

As stated in the VATSIM forums (http://forums.vatsim.net), what this little program does is simply to create a SMS file for SquawkBox 4 that will display the correct model/livery when flying online, it will use *ANY* AI traffic package and make it visible while flying online! No more VIP or Paper Planes!

The readme file includes an advanced users section that even tells you how to make it display correct AI traffic EVEN if the users connected in the session have their clients configured incorrectly! Especially those connected with FSInn.

Download the package from http://www.venetubo.com/SMSCreator.zip  Help is available from the VATSIM Squawkbox Help forum (http://forums.vatsim.net/viewforum.php?f=39).

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 July 2010 00:24