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Announcements / Re: BVAI News & Updates
« Last post by Matthew Miller on April 25, 2018, 04:51:23 am »
I apologise for the timeliness of this post/update. I was all ready to post this morning but I got called into work last minute. Anyways..

Some of you have been wondering why there’s been no update within the past few weeks. We received a lot of positive feedback during and post Cross The Pond, which allowed us to make a few changes. Members following our forums have likely been hearing about BVAI, a new model matching solution for VATSIM pilots that is currently in open beta testing within the flight simulation community. As we continue to develop the product, we have decided to begin working with Ryan Parry, creator of vPilot AI. vPilot AI is a similar package that has been available to VATSIM members since as early as 2015.

The new free product, to be called Fly Ai (FLAi), will bring the same level of immersion offered by vPilot AI, with the easier installation and incredible ops center of BVAI, and a team of people working to keep the package up to date. That means more updates, more often, and a much more realistic experience for everyone! In addition, we'll be offering a set compatible with FSX, P3D v1, V2, V3, and V4, as well as a second P3D V4 only package that will include P3D v4 models and dynamic lighting on select models.

The aircraft models and liveries that are currently available in BVAI or vPilot AI will all be available as part of FLAi. There will be no loss in liveries or aircraft models. Instead you will notice better performance with the optional dynamic lighting, more updated aircraft models, and more liveries. The only loss will be the name "BVAI." I know, I liked that name too because it had BVA in it but we'll get over it together.

So what does that mean for current BVAI users? If you are a current beta tester of BVAI, no action is required. Once we’ve released the first beta version of FLAi, we’ll let you know. For existing BVAI users, the installation process will be simple: run the BVAI Operations Center, and you’ll be upgraded to the first beta version of FLAi. This update merging the two packages will likely be introduced with version 8. If you’ve had BVAI installed for a while you probably know how updates work. It will be the same exact process. For now, users of VpilotAI or BVAI can remain using whichever version they are currently running.

If you haven’t yet downloaded BVAI, we recommend waiting until the first stable version of FLAi has been released. At that time, we’ll publish more information about how to download and install the new model matching package.

If you do have any questions, please feel free to contact us using the regular feedback system. 
Public Discussion / Questions about the new Boston Virtual model set
« Last post by Philip McNiel on April 20, 2018, 03:49:39 am »
I'm not a member of bvartcc (hence why I'm posting here), but I am an avid VATSIM user, and I have some questions about the new model set:

First, how does it affect frame rates compared with World of AI for someone using FSX?  WoAI's planes don't look quite as detailed or high-resolution, but I know that FSX-native models tend to give better frame rates in FSX.

Second, it appears you've done something that nobody else has done before:  Made an FSX-native, P3D-compatible model of the De Havilland/Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 that isn't expensive payware.  (Don't get me wrong--I'm not saying anything against Majestic, as they seem to have done a great job on what they set out to do; it's just that not all of us have the budget to justify spending money on luxuries such as high-end payware, let alone an upgrade to the old laptop I use to run FSX so as to handle such a detailed addon.)  Would it be both possible and permissible for someone to, at some point, make your Dash-8 flyable?
Recognizing Excellence / Re: RQuesting the Overhead Break? Check Wheels Down!
« Last post by Camden Bruno on April 18, 2018, 10:21:24 pm »
So he can remember to tell people to put their gear down, but can't remember actually do it when he's the one flying?

Congrats, RQ! Great to see you continuing to rise up the certification ladder. Keep it up!
Recognizing Excellence / RQuesting the Overhead Break? Check Wheels Down!
« Last post by Evan Reiter on April 18, 2018, 07:14:20 pm »
Congratulations to our newest Class B Tower On Peak controller! Austin Cirulli (or Circulli, or Cirucli, depending how I'm feeling) passed his OTS on Boston tonight with a strong 4/9 showing that even included a Southwest Boeing 737 doing an overhead break.

Join me in welcoming him to the ranks of Class B Tower, and counting the days until he starts colliding airplanes on Approach as well as Tower.
Public Discussion / Re: Aviation Related Things To Do in Boston?
« Last post by Jackson Rhodes on April 15, 2018, 07:55:34 am »
Well, two of our members work here:
Ok! I'll check it out!

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Public Discussion / Re: Aviation Related Things To Do in Boston?
« Last post by Evan Reiter on April 15, 2018, 12:04:06 am »
Well, two of our members work here:
Public Discussion / Aviation Related Things To Do in Boston?
« Last post by Jackson Rhodes on April 14, 2018, 07:26:11 pm »
Im looking for something to do over the school recess and I know there are some simulator experiences in the Boston area. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Public Discussion / Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Last post by Rob Shearman Jr on April 14, 2018, 03:21:16 pm »
BVAI held up beautifully for me during CTP, Heathrow-Dulles.  No errors to report.  :-)
Public Discussion / Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Last post by Ross Carlson on April 14, 2018, 02:21:16 pm »
Running the latest version, I've received some errors where vPilot tries to use the Robinson R22 to render a helicopter. The default R22 is not usable as AI, so it should be removed from the VMR file.
Public Discussion / Re: BVAI Questions, Concerns, Suggestions...
« Last post by Krikor Hajian on April 12, 2018, 03:34:57 pm »
Our of curiosity, has the new "Rednose" callsign been added (NRS)? I guess Norwegian has something like five AOC's all with different callsigns and their UK one with "Rednose" just got approved.

Yep, that was added a few versions ago. Any NRS B788 or N789 will model match to a Norwegian Air Boeing 787.

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