VATSIM Starter’s Guide #1 — Downloading Software

The first step towards becoming a VATSIM pro is downloading the software. Today, I’m going through all of the steps to downloading xSquawkbox, the pilot client I use to connect to the VATSIM servers.

Signing Up for VATSIM

The very first step is signing up for VATSIM. It is pretty straightforward, and here is the link for signing up.

Choosing your Software

You will have to decide which software best suits your needs, but I’ll help you as best I can. The first thing to think about is which OS you are using.

Downloading xSquawkbox

First, head to this link and download the latest release. I would recommend getting the current release, not the beta because it’s simpler at the beginning, but either should work.

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