Just like the missions in FSX, no two casual aviation communities are alike. You’ll find many communities that have "no rules" other than a basic respect for other members and the challenge of aviation. There are groups that simulate specific aspects of aviation, including aerobatics and flight demonstrations, Boeing 747 operations, carrier operations, classic aircraft, general aviation, and gliding—just to name a few. Some offer air traffic control, although it is often more relaxed than what’s available in Realistic ATC Communities and isn’t usually the community’s focus. Finally, some communities specialize in "group flights" that visit exotic and interesting destinations on a weekly basis.
The communities featured on this page are also displayed on our FSX Sessions page, which shows live information regarding how many players are currently online and at which airport the host is currently located.
Please note that the organizations on this page may not be a complete list. We encourage administrators from Casual Aviation Communities to Contact Us to add their name to this list.
EasternHops is an online FSX community that features traveling the world, flying 150-300nm "hops" between airport to airport. One of the most popular EasternHops events is "Cessna Sundays", a weekly group flight featuring Cessna 172 aircraft.
In addition to events and group flights, EasternHops also hosts its own radio station! EasternHops Flight Radio is available to members in flight or while socializing in EasternHops' 24/7 dedicated TeamSpeak server. The community is highly social, with events and activities focused around getting to know other members and the spirited discussions that naturally follow a successful flight. The community also hosts an annual Meet & Greet event (5 years running as of 2015), during which many community members get together in person.
Along with Boston Virtual ATC and msFlights.net, EasternHops has been a regular participant of the Cross-Community Flight, a regular group flight that includes members from several of the largest FSX multiplayer communities flying together.
FSCloud is a new approach to multiplayer in FSX and Prepar3D. It is independent of FSX's built-in multiplayer system and uses its own protocol and connection network. Currently, FSCloud is in "pre-beta", meaning that the software is still in development and all testers are welcome to report bugs on FSCloud's forums.
Some of FSCloud's features include:
msFlights.net is an organized community specializing in "group" flights. The community welcomes pilots of all skill levels to join group flights that usually consist of a few hops lasting one or more hours in total. There are several regular group flights that take place on msFlights.net, including weekly flights and those organized around special events and activities. The community also has an active Virtual Airline with ever-expanding routes.
The multiplayer server is available 24/7 with pilots flying at all times of the day. Additionally, a dedicated TeamSpeak 3 voice communication server is available at msflights.net. The community is also supportive of ATC, with an active controller online at least twice a day. Pilots are also to free-flight anywhere they choose!
msFlights.net is a proud supporter of multiplayer and has played an active role in the multiplayer community. Amongst other initiatives, msFlights.net created the Cross-Community Flight, a regular group flight that includes members from several of the largest FSX multiplayer communities like Boston Virtual ATC and EasternHops flying together.
WeFly FSX is a group of like-minded people with a love of flying and a desire to learn about all things aviation. Almost all aircraft, including add-ons, are accepted on the server. The community flies all over the world and aims to fly in and out of all 25,281 airports available in FSX. WeFly FSX is online 24 hours a day and offers a dedicated TeamSpeak server for all members to utilize while flying.
Overall, the community adheres to real-world standards and provides a safe, enjoyable, and realistic flying environment with some air traffic control. So, if you enjoy landing DC3's on aircraft carriers, racing the big piston props through the Grand Canyon, or just flying any aircraft leisurely, this community might be for you!