Note: All of the information contained within this manual is to be used for flight simulation purposes only.Note: Under Federal Regulations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we are not allowed to accept pilot applications under 13 years of age.It took a while for me to get an idea of how to work the program, but I finally got the feel for it, tuned my plane's radio to the channel for Chicago Center and listened to the air traffic surrounding the Chicago airspace. If you have ever flown with United (because they allow you to do this most often compared to other airlines) and listened to the air traffic with the headphones and radio you have at your seat, it sounds exactly like this...a little more busy granted as there's more going on in the real world than on VATSIM, but the communication was the same nonetheless.The experience was a little intimidating at first, but I think I can manage it.I'm also 36 years old and am not into the teamspeak and communication thing so talking on my computer is a bit wierd to me.
Are people just using it for hook ups, or do people actually start relationships after meeting online?
This is largely due to the introduction of mobile dating apps as one-in-five of young adults ages 18-to-24 (or 22%) say they currently use mobile dating apps.
In 2013, only 5% of this age group were using dating apps.
We usually only would have a handful of folks on the server.
VATSIM is like actually flying IRL and talking to ATC as it is IRL.
The good news is online dating is now widely accepted in our culture.