FREE Membership Membership to POSCON is completely free. While we are not charging for this service, we will continue the development of advanced features long after release.
Custom Server Protocol Our server software uses a modern gaming architecture and is built utilizing best practices. The update rate is set at 15 Hz, which means any flight control input is immediately seen by other pilots on the network. We have successfully made this update rate scalable so it can be enjoyed by thousands of simultaneous connections.
Realistic Voice Communication The network utilizes a modern voice codec to ensure quality and realism. Designed by real-world RF engineers, it features realistic static introduction, fading, and radio propagation. High Frequency (HF), Very High Frequency (VHF), and Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) are all accurately simulated.
Network Headquarters Our Headquarters System (HQ) allows users to manage all network-related activity in one place. This includes everything from training to operational traffic management tools. It is also possible for members to schedule their online activity through HQ in order to encourage increased traffic levels.
Incentivized Training Programs Our training system focuses on standardization. For controllers, our training has been brought in-house and uses an acceptable balance of automation and live training. For pilots, we focus on common error-based training using statistics and feedback gathered from our advanced network infrastructure. While not required, pilot training is incentivized by a user's rank.
Web-Based Pilot Client UI Pilots can control their connection, radios, and receive notifications for in-game activity through an innovative web-based pilot client. The user interface is mobile-friendly and can be used on any device with an internet connection. This allows users to step away from the controls, run errands, and tend to life duties all while retaining complete control of their online experience.
FAA Affiliation POSCON is the only network with a direct connection to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's servers. We integrate real world Digital Automated Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS) broadcasts, NOTAMs, and other feeds directly into the server infrastructure for added realism.
Shared Cockpit / Radar Through our modern authentication and authorization system, we have made it extremely easy to share a cockpit or radar screen without dual connection issues. This system allows users to create a crew managed environment thereby increasing quality across the board because two people monitoring a situation is always better than one.
Member Ranking System We have turned our hobby into a competition. Who is the best pilot? Who is the best ATC? Who is the most active? Our detailed ranking system sources data from several different variables to determine a user's score/rank.
Custom Launcher App Our custom launcher application ensures all users share a standardized experience. A key feature of the app is its ability to manage POSCON software by scaning for updates, downloading when available, and automatically loading them. This enables us to always deliver an up-to-date experience.
Ghost Mode For users who have never considered connecting to an online network, POSCON offers a proprietary 'Ghost Mode' which allows you to connect worry free. By using Ghost Mode, you will be able to see and hear activity on the network, but other users cannot see or hear you. It will also be available as soon as you register, which means you can start getting familiar with POSCON from day one without the fear of messing up.