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Welcome to Global Aviation Network (also known as GAN)! We are a collective of aviation enthusiasts who love to flying in the real world and the virtual world. Some of our members are pilots in real life, flying light aircraft and some larger planes however the majority of our members are simply plane enthusiasts who enjoy partaking in flight simulation exercises, such as role-play, training and learning how to pilot different aircraft. You can find out more about the people behind the Global Aviation Network by checking out the ‘About Us’ page.

What do we do? Quite simply we created a network for flight simulator enthusiasts to come together and enjoy flying in a social setting. We have a private members group where we co-ordinate regular monthly meetups in the virtual world. In these meetups we connect to our VoIP server to discuss what we’re planning to do and then we all take off into the virtual skies to practice our flying skills. Sometimes it is role play based, other times it’s just a general flying session. It allows like-minded enthusiasts to come together, relax, and enjoy the benefits that flight simulation has to offer. For example, we recently had a small number of members make a 24 hour trip around the globe, stopping off at various airports. Autopilot was obviously used as nobody would stay awake for more than a day flying non-stop! It was a great weekend including members from almost every continent on the globe.

At present we are not accepting new members to the Global Aviation Network as we have reached capacity on our server. A lot of the network consists of long-term loyal members and we have found once people join they do not leave often. We anticipate that new openings will come up within the next few months, and we will update this page when it happens. In the meantime we suggest bookmarking our website to check back at a later date.

Our members are from all walks of life and as mentioned include real pilots as well as flying novices. In order to join the network you must have access to a computer and internet connection that can handle a multiplayer flight simulation environment. We personally recommend using Microsoft Flight Simulator X, as it is one of the most used and stable flight simulators on the market today, however if you are new to flight simulators then you may want to go with something else to begin with. There is quite a big learning curve when it comes to flight simulators if you have never used one before. A good resource for finding an alternative flight simulator is UltimateFlightSimulator.com. Here you will find information on the various flight simulation software on the market, with details on features.

Once you’ve decided on a flight simulator you need to spend time learning the controls, how to take off, how to fly safely and how to land. It can take some time to get this right; these are not simply games where you load a plane and go. You must complete pre-flight checks like you would in a real plane. It can be frustrating to a complete novice but stick with it and you’ll be rewarded with a great flying experience! If you have any previous flying experience, which most people who come to us do, you’ll find it much easier.

Thank you for taking an interest in the Global Aviation Network. Feel free to browse our website to find out more about the network and how we operate and please bookmark us for updates. As soon as we are taking new members we will announce it at the top of the page. Until then, keep flying!

Global Aviation Network Team.