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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I change my display name in the Discord server ?

If you were wondering if you could change your display name in this discord server to match your airline name (e.g. VFL0789 Billy), here's what you need to do:

  1. Click on the server name at the top left of Discord - it will drop down a menu
  2. Choose "Edit Server Profile"
  3. Change your nickname

How do I stop Discord spamming me with notifications?

You can change it...

  • If you right click a channel, you can mute that channel
  • If you right click a server, you can mute the server


What if the simulator crashes during a flight using ACARS?

If the simulator crashes mid flight, or you lose your connection to the internet, or anything else that might cause you to not be able to file your flight automatically through ACARS, it's not the end of the world. You can still file a "manual" PIREP (short for "Pilot Report") - but you have to be mindful about how you do it if you have flown the leg of a tour:

  1. Go to Dispatch and make sure your dispatched flight is still showing.
  2. If your flight is not listed, go and dispatch it again.
  3. File a Manual PIREP - which should be pre-filled with the dispatched flight.

Here's the important bit to remember - tour legs will only be marked as complete if you file a manual PIREP that is pre-filled from a dispatched flight. Just filling in the correct flight number into an empty PIREP isn't enough.

Why is ACARS asking to run as Administrator?!

If you're not running FSUIPC in the background, ACARS will ask you to run it with administrator rights. Ignore it.

Just make sure FSUIPC is running and connected to the simulator in the background.

If ACARS complains again (perhaps about being at the wrong airport), just try starting the flight again - it will start, but sometimes takes a couple of tries to sort it's life out.

ACARS says I am not at the correct airfield?!

There are two reasons why ACARS might report you are not at the correct airfield (either to start, or end a flight):

  • The most common reason is that you are not running FSUIPC in the background. The ACARS client needs FSUIPC to be running, and to be connected to the simulator. The easiest way to do this is to make a shortcut to the FSUIPC application, and run it yourself (you can do this while the sim is running).
  • The second most common reason is because the airfield database ACARS uses doesn't match Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is most common for smaller airfields. The solution is to file a manual PIREP - which should be automatically filled with your flight details. If the manual PIREP form is empty, go back and dispatch the flight again, then fill the manual PIREP.

I'm in contact with VABase about the airport database, because it's very annoying.