FLAi: FSX and P3D Model Matching for VATSIM

A free download for the VATSIM community

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About FLAi

FLAi is a complete AI package featuring your favorite aircraft and airlines for VATSIM. The package includes more than 100 aircraft models and 2,000 liveries, compatible with all versions of FSX and Prepar3D. The package was created in 2018 by bringing together vPilot AI by Ryan Parry and BVAI, from Boston Virtual ARTCC.


About Boston Virtual ARTCC

Lorem Ipsum Boston Virtual ARTCC (BVA) is an integrated community of pilots and air traffic controllers operating in the Boston ARTCC on VATSIM. BVA provides a free online training and simulation environment that is a level above what is available from flying in the single player environment. Some of the creators of FLAI are proud Boston Virtual ARTCC members.

Boston Virtual ARTCC’s numerous community-based and self-study programs help foster an environment where everyone is willing to learn and happy to help. The community is run entirely by volunteers and supported by donations.

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Download

The preferred method of installation for FLAi is to use the provided installer. The installer provides a streamlined download, and also allows you update FLAi by only downloading files that have changed (rather than re-downloading the entire package).

Download FLAi Operations Center Manual Installation

Credits

FLAi is made possible by freeware developers who have created and shared content for the community. Thanks to the individuals below for contributing to this project.

Livery Contributors

Andy Carroll, Bernard Tritschler, Brian Wheatley, Bruno Koppel, Charles Dayhuff, Chris Baker, Christophe Bouville, Dennis Lyng Desezar, Dukgeun Lee, Eduardo Mello, Eirik Olsen, Elias Merino, Elias Merino, Elias Merino, Erez Werber, Erez Werber, Felix Chapman, Finbar Lesmond, Florian Reuter, Gabe Bierbach, Garry Lewis, Gordon Moore, JCAI, Jim Martin, Joel Branchu, Johan Clausen, John Hanf, John Tennent, Juergen Baumbusch, Karl Hannestad, Kyle's AI Works, Maik Voigt, Maksim Rudakov, Manuel Querencias, Manuel Querencias, Marco Wolfsegger, Mariano Bonaccorso, Mike Stewart, Miljan Korac, Nils Bindauf, Oliver Kerl, Omer Manisali, Philippe Tabatchnik, Ren Yihe, Robert Williams, Ryan O'Reilly, Syamsani Shamsuri, The Flying Carpet Hub, Zafer El-Khatib

Model Contributors

Alpha India Group, FSPXAI, FSX AI Bureau, HTAI, John Young (MAIW), OSP, PSAI, Raven AI, The Fruit Stand, United Traffic Team

Beta Testers

Alec Liberman, Austin Cirulli, Austin Kurkal, Benjamin Dudley, Brandon Bergna, Cam Bruno, Chris Raabe, Evan Reiter, FS Reborn, Jakob Marker, Jordan Shamblen, Joshua Marshall, Justin Weinberg, Krikor Hajian, Matt Davies, Nate Oines, Ross Carlson, Sotiris Vasiliades, Yunus Aktas

Creators

Matthew Miller
Ryan Parry
Szymon Puzdrowski
Evan Reiter

Feedback

We also actively provide support through our Facebook group. Feel free to message our team there!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do immediately after installing FLAi for the first time?
Check out **this** document for more information.

I installed FLAi for Prepar3d V4 with Dynamic Lighting but vPilot doesn’t recognize the aircraft.
Make sure you have started Prepar3d and activated the FLAi Add-On.

Why are my aircraft invisible on FSX?
Make sure you disable all shadows is you’re using FSX.

Why does [aircraft] appear messed up in Prepar3d V4?
Prepar3d V4 is a 64bit application and it does not support FS9 native models. Although we’re doing our best to make sure all of the models are at least FSX native and work in P3D4, we can’t guarantee full compatibility.

What is the difference between the Prepar3d V4 with dynamic lights, and no dynamic lights?
Is it just that, the version with Dynamic lights has models that have been updated to take advantage of Prepar3d V4 Dynamic Lighting. Not all aircraft will have this feature, but those that do will take advantage of it.

Does FLAi support Flight Simulator 2004?
No, FLAi is designed for FSX, Prepar3d V1, V2, V3, and V4. Additionally, it is specifically designed for vPilot which does not support FS2004.

Does FLAi support PSX?
Not officially. While you may use PSX with FLAi, we can not offer any support.

Where do I get flight plans for FLAi?
There are no flight plans for FLAi. This package is designed for use on the Vatsim network using the vPilot client.

Can I add my virtual airline livery?
In order to add your virtual airline you must meet the following. If you do meet the following, please contact us and we will direct you towards getting the proper paintkits.
  1. Verifiable callsign statistics that shows consistent activity.
  2. Consecutive activity for at least six months and thereafter.
  3. At least ten active pilots on pilot roster.
  4. ICAO does not conflict with RW ICAO.
  5. Virtual airline has to make repaints for AI models.
  6. FLAi reserves the right to remove any textures when it deems the virtual airline has become inactive or does not fit the criteria above.

Is there an uninstall program for FLAi?
No, removing FLAi is a manual process in which you must delete the FLAi folders.

Can I use FLAi offline?
You cannot use FLAi offline. In order for FLAi to work properly you must be connected to the Vatsim network.

My installation path in the FLAi Ops Center settings has disappeared and I can’t update. What do I do?
Re-select the same path as you've used last time to install FLAi.