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UK317 Flight Sim Hub - In partnership with Western Air Academy, ATCMagic, Heritage Flight


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UK317 sends out a regular bulletin of server hub events, if you wish to be added to this list please send an e-mail to:  Derek317 (Derek Haselden)


UK317 Flight Sim Hub - Events

W/C Monday

 

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1st January 2024

 

Wednesday

3rd January 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

UK

Live ATC

EGNX

EGNT

-

SkyVector

8th January 2024

 

Wednesday

10th January 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

Europe

Live ATC

EGGD

EICK

-

SkyVector

15th January 2024

 

Wednesday

17th January 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

UK

Live ATC

EGHI

EGAA

-

SkyVector

22nd January 2024

 

Wednesday

24th January 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

29th January 2024

 

Wednesday

31st January 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

Europe

Live ATC

EGNM

EIDW

SkyVector

5th February 2024

 

Wednesday

7th February 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

12th February 2024

 

Wednesday

14th February 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

19th February 2024

 

Wednesday

21st February 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

26th February 2024

 

Wednesday

28th February 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

UK

Live ATC

EGHI

EGJJ

4th March 2024

 

Wednesday

6th March 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

11th March 2024

 

Wednesday

13th March 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

18th March 2024

 

Wednesday

20th March 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

25th March 2024

 

Wednesday

27th March 2024

19:00 - 22:00 GMT

1st April 2024

 

Wednesday

3rd April 2024

19:00 - 22:00 BST

W/C Monday

 

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British Summer Time 2024 - UK clocks go forward one hour (GMT+1/Zulu +1) on Sunday 31st March 2024 - British Summer Time starts.  UK clocks go back one hour (BST-1/DST -1) on Sunday 27th October 2024 - British Summer Time ends.


Previously UK317 hosted exclusively as a platform for MSFSX only but the release of MSFS2020 meant that to keep going UK317 would have to embrace other major simulator programs, not just FSX.  After extensive testing it was decided to move UK317 to multiplayer, multiplatform, operations at the start of 2022 using a connection client called JoinFS.  This means that UK317 can now accommodate ALL major simulators - MSFS2020, FSX: Boxed, FSX: Steam, P3D, and XPlane, on a single 'hub'.

 

The UK317 Flight Sim Hub is made up of 4 groups: UK317, Western Air Academy, ATCMagic, and Heritage Flight.  The UK317 Flight Sim Hub is hosted by Derek Haselden (AKA ‘Derek317’).  Derek is a former aircraft maintenance engineer with an Associates Degree in aeronautics.  Although not a qualified pilot Derek has several hours of flight experience as a pilot and many more hours as co-pilot, observer, navigator, and passenger.  Along with over 50 years of interest in aviation he has also played computer flight simulations for nearly 40 years. 

 

Co-founder of UK317 is Matthew Myatt (AKA ‘G-MATT’).  UK317 is fortunate to have a core of regular players with good levels of experience both as pilots and air traffic controllers.  WAA is another UK based flight simulator group, training academy and virtual airline founded by Owen Stringer who has completed his PPL in the real world.  The WAA team consists of many enthusiastic flight simmers and real world pilots who can offer flying lessons or you can fly for their airline.

 

Pooling resources, UK317, WAA, ATCMagic and Heritage Flight share the UK317 Flight Sim Hub server and on Wednesday evenings co-host a UK based session with good ATC coverage.  Pilots from all user groups fly together and are often joined by others.  All these groups bring with them many years of simulator experience, games with ATC, navigation exercises and other flight disciplines, and some real-world aviation experience thrown in.

 

The UK317 Flight Sim Hub provides a United Kingdom based multiplayer scenario with occasional ATC coverage.  UK317 has no specific theme other than free flight in and around the UK.  The UK317 Flight Sim Hub does not insist on absolute precision and strict adherence to real world aviation rules.  There is no pilot or ATC ranking system.  So long as fair play, good manners, flexibility, and common sense prevail anyone can use UK317, either as pilot or controller, regardless of ability, anywhere they want.


UK317 Flight Sim Hub - Details

Server Hub Administrator:  Derek317 (Derek Haselden).  Operating hours:  24hr operation Monday to Sunday.  Language:  English.  Voice/Comms:  Teamspeak - UK317/WAA Teamspeak Channel  UK317/WAA has its own Teamspeak channel which is used for all comms.


UK317 Flight Sim Hub - How to join

1.      You will need to download and install JoinFS using the appropriate version to match your simulator.  (JoinFS is free to download and use.)

2.      Once JoinFS has been installed, open/start the programme.  Fill out the appropriate fields under 'File, Settings'.  (Full instructions for the use of JoinFS can be found on their webpages.)

3.      Start your flight simulator.  (It should not matter which order you start, JoinFS or your simulator.)

4.      Position yourself with your flight simulator as required, avoid starting on a runway wherever possible.  (Your flight simulator can be configured for time, weather and other settings, as you see fit.)

5.      On the JoinFS interface there are 2 buttons:  'Simulator' connects your simulator to JoinFS;  'Network' connects your computer and your simulator to the 'UK317 Flight Sim Hub'.  (Look under 'View, Public Hubs'.)

6.      If both buttons on the JoinFS interface show green you have successfully connected to whatever hub you selected.

7.      For voice/comms you will need to have a headset with microphone and you will need to download and install Teamspeak3.  (Teamspeak3 is free to download and use.)

8.      Once you have downloaded and installed Teamspeak3 you will need to connect to this channel:  UK317/WAA Teamspeak Channel  The channel can be entered manually using the following address - ts3server://185.38.149.82:9050/


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