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  • Getting Started vPilot

    For an indepth tutorial from the vPilot team please head here


    After you download vPilot, double-click on the downloaded file to start the installation. By default, vPilot is installed into the local application data folder (similar to Google Chrome) so that there can be no file permission problems. If you change the installation folder, be sure to specify a folder that does not need administrator privileges in order for vPilot to be able to write its configuration file.

    When the installation is complete, you will have the option of launching vPilot.

    Starting vPilot

    To start vPilot, double-click the desktop icon (if you chose to create one during the installation) or locate vPilot in your programs list and launch it from there. vPilot runs externally from the sim so it is not launched from a simulator menu like some other pilot clients are. Make sure you run vPilot in administrator mode or otherwise you will not be able to press your ptt over the sim. 

    The first time you run vPilot, you will see a popup window with a message indicating that you have not yet fully configured vPilot. Click the Yes button to open the Settings window and configure vPilot

    After vPilot starts, it will immediately attempt to connect to the sim via SimConnect. If the sim is not yet running, it will keep trying every 10 seconds and display a message in the main message area when the connection is finally made. Make sure SimConnect is installed, for help doing this with P3D & FSX please go to here.


    Once installation is complete, there are numerous settings tabs to configure. Please read the full tutorial here to fully understand each tab. In short, you must set a Push-To-Talk (ptt) input your password, name and ID as well as making sure an appropriate sound output and microphone device are selected. For the use of model matching like AIG's


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