Welcome to Seattle Virtual ATC!
A fun sense of realism in flight simulation.

SVATC Connection Guide

This page describes the details about how to connect to the SVATC server. We operate multiple different server platforms, including teamspeak, flight server, several web applications, and other games.

This guide is only intended to describe the processes required to connect to our primary systems, and definitely won't cover everything. Please read official documentation or ask an admin or other member directly for any questions related to advanced features of a particular system.


Teamspeak (our primary communications tool)

Flight Server Registration (to connect to DafSim)

DafWings (our pilot client)


Teamspeak

Installation and setup

  1. Download Teamspeak 3 from teamspeak.com/downloads. You will find downloads for many different operating systems here.
  2. Install Teamspeak 3. Follow the directions in the on-screen installer.
  3. If this is a fresh installation, make sure to run the "Setup Wizard".
  4. Select your username. It should look something like this: real name (username) --> Ben E. (beneidemthepilot).
  5. Select your Push To Talk key. NOT voice activation! Follow the rest of the directions to help you set up ts3.

Connecting to SVATC's TS3 Server

  1. Open the "Connections" tab on the top menu bar
  2. Enter server address ts.seattlevirtualatc.org
  3. Enter your nickname. It should look something like this: real name (username) --> Ben E. (beneidemthepilot).
  4. That's It! Connect to the server!
  5. If you encounter any difficulties, you may email support@seattlevirtualatc.org or contact an admin via teamspeak.

Flight Server Registration

Administrators must manually create flight server accounts for each member. You must initiate this process. You must also be registered on our main website prior to getting flight server access.

Required email registration

  1. Manual email based registration helps us provide an additional layer of security and authentication before connecting to our server.
  2. Compose a new message addressed to "register@seattlevirtualatc.org" with a subject of "Dafsim Regiser" or similar text
  3. Include the following.
    1. First Name
    2. Last Name
    3. SVATC Username
    4. Email
    5. Country
    Your information will be kept confidential according to our policies.
  4. We will reply after we've added you to the system, including a randomly generated password for you to use. Please keep save this reply email to re-authenticate you upon updates to the system.
  5. You may now connect to our server with DafWings.
  6. If you encounter any difficulties, you may email support@seattlevirtualatc.org or contact an admin via teamspeak.

DafWings

You must already have a Dafsim account with SVATC prior to connecting the the server. Please see above.

Download and Install

  1. Connect to our community Teamspeak server, right click on the channel that says "Downloads", and open file browser.
  2. Navigate to the "Dafsim" folder, and download "DafWings.zip". There is also DafRadar, which is the ATC client.
  3. Extract the .zip file to your desktop, or another easily accessible location, and run the installer.
  4. Choose the apropriate simulator platform you want DafSim to install to. You may install on multiple platforms.
  5. You should see a message indicating that the software is installed successfully. You may now close the installer.

Connecting to our server

  1. Launch your favorite simulator platform (after you've installed DafWings). You should see a "DafSim" splash screen appear during the startup.
  2. Load an aircraft into Free Flight (FSX / FSXSE) or similar feature on non-microsoft products.
  3. The default key combination to open DafWings is "SHIFT + TAB", although may vary on your personal setup.
  4. Right click on the chat box, or the power button, and use the menu to navigate to network settings
  5. Enter the server domain (flightserver.seattlevirtualatc.org) as well as your login credentials, which should have been emailed to you from an admin.
  6. Feel free to edit other settings to suit your individual needs. Then enter your callsign, and connect to the server
  7. Make sure to squawk mode C to allow ATC to see your complete aircraft data tag on their radar display
  8. If you encounter any difficulties, you may email support@seattlevirtualatc.org or contact an admin via teamspeak.