In a message dated 26/08/2007 20:29:37 GMT Daylight Time, ernielaycock1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: Hi Bones, I have become a member of IVAO but stopped there.The software is where I lose out.At my age it is difficult to learn new stuff.What I need is something like this :- 1.What is the very first thing I need to do to get on the screen ? 2.What next ? 3.And so on !!! I don't even know how to connect to IVAO !! I don't want to be a nuisance to anyone either. Cheers Ernie Ernie, I'm in the process of going through all this, so let me know if I can help. What I think you need to do - (a) Download and install the software, including the Eye of IVAO. The supplied instructions are good. When this is done you should see a Teamspeak icon and an Eye icon on your screen, and when you run FS you should see IvAp on the add-ons menu. Note when you install the MTL library use only the default aircraft to start, you can add others later. (b) Run the Eye of IVAO, you can see what's going on here, very similar to Servinfo if you've got that. (c) Run Teamspeak, go into settings, switch the default microphone input from voice activated to push to talk. At this stage you are ready to go. (d) Read the manual, its 90 odd pages, but only certain parts are essential to start. (e) When you are ready to connect - (i) Plan a short VFR flight well away from any activity, somewhere that you are familiar with. I use the FS flight planner and print out the route for referenc when flying. (ii) Follow the manual instructions. (I use a one page check list here, compiled from the manual) You can monitor your progress on the Eye, you will see yourself appear once you have connected, and your flight plan details once you have entered it. During the flight you will see your status changing, and your position on the map. (the F9 key updates the Eye) Useful stuff to remember - Check you have "3 greens" after you hit the CONN button Hitting the top RH button twice gets you into the flight plan filing system, chapter 9 of the manual takes you through this, but once you've done one its easy. Once you filed your plan the FP light changes cokour. Set squawk switch to active (green) when on the active for take-off, and back to standby (amber) after leaving the active. You can press the TCAS button to view other traffic, chapter 19 of the manual Tune your radio to Unicom 122.80, you will see messages from other pilots appear in the IVAO box. I've got loads more stuff to explore myself, but I hope this at least gets you started. Once you become familiar with it the overall context is similar to that you have already mastered on Pilot's Club, you just have to learn to press different buttons to do the same job. Final piece of advice. Take your time, and take it in easy stages. Frank T.