About the event
The virtual Aerobatic Team Airshow is something like RIAT or MAKS: a big airshow where virtual aerobatic teams can fly with each other and perform their displays in front of the big lock on community. It's the only virtual airshow where more than one Aerobatic Team shows its display.
Visitors can watch nearly every lock on aerobatic team live. Further they can listen to all the communications of the aerobatic teams via TeamSpeak. In addition to last year this year we will also try to set up a video livestream via WindowsMedia Player… Right now we are dealing with several providers and can’t make any promises yet. But we will provide further details soon.
The event will take place on November 17th, 19.00 GMT and November 18th, 18.00 GMT on the JaBoG32 Dedicated Server and VTB Dedicated Server. On November 10th, 19.00 GMT and November 11th, 19.00 GMT we will perform a rehearsal / dry run. If you are an aerobatic team and want to participate please be sure to attend at least on rehearsal!
Want to spectate?
Spectators are highly appreciated. You're allowed to join whenever you want. But please note, that spectators really are only allowed "to join as a spectator" and not as player with an aircraft.
Attention: All Spectators are requested to connect no faster than with 56 Kbit/s Setting!
We also offer the schedule as word document for download. So you can print it and if neccessary write some private remarks on it. Furthermore, this document includes a short summary of all you need to know as spectator or aerobatic team. As bonus, we also attached a description of the display performed by the Virtual Thunderbirds.
Are there any required mods?
Yes, there are. In order to participate (as spectator or aerobatic team) you need the Airshow Modification 2006. The Modification includes all skins and aircrafts of the participating aerobatic teams. Only with the modification you will be able to see all aerobatic teams in the correct colors and aircrafts. You can download the modification from our Downloadsection.
Further Information about the Event
We're going to use following server settings. In order to make a smooth running airshow possible, the server settings are not going to be changed during the airshow. Otherwise we would have to perform several server restarts with each time 32 people reconnecting to the server.
Map View (+ My Plane, Allies Units, Enemy Units)
How to connect to the server?
The server is going to start at about 18.45 GMT on Friday and at about 17.45 GMT on Saturday in Hyperlobby. In case you haven't got installed Hyperlobby you may also connect via IP. In order to prevent Gunzo- & BVR-Players from joining the server it is going to be password protected. Please be sure to enter the password when you connect to the server.
Main VFAT Server IP
Phraseology and Procedures
All Aerobatic Teams have to connect to the JaBoG32 Public TS where they will be controlled and navigated by our Air Traffic Controller. If you have troubles connecting to the TeamSpeak Server try to use following IP instead of the hostname below: 188.8.131.52:8868 (same password).
TS Server IP
In order to have a smooth running airshow we're going to use some very simple procedures and phraseology. These request- and clearance-procedures are just made for a smooth run of the event with no accidents as all want a clear frequence and airspace for their display.
What Airbase & Mission
The VFAT (Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams) is going to take place on a lovely, warm day in spring on Razdolnoye Airbase (North-West Crimea). The first Aerobatic Teams will depart at about 2 pm (In-Game-Time).
In order to get ready for VFAT we already release the actual Airshow Mission. Therefore you can get familiar with the settings and do some kind of private rehearsal.
Like in last year, all aircrafts are placed in a certain order. All aircrafts in the mission are already equipped with their correct skin.
Here is a overview of how the aircrafts are ordered at the Airbase:
If you're looking for a certain file please have look to this list: