Boston Virtual ARTCC (BVA) is a community within VATSIM's global network of pilots and controllers. Specifically, BVA provides air traffic control (ATC) within the Boston ARTCC on VATSIM. In addition, we have an active community of pilots who work with the controllers to create one of the most realistic online air traffic control environments.
We expect members of BVA to act professionally, maturely, and respectfully at all times within the confines of our community. We are not governed by codified rules; instead, BVA is governed by a set of norms and shared values that unite our members. We work together in expressing our passion about aviation. Members are therefore expected to recognize the needs and wants of other users, and use our shared values and objectives to frame decisions.
When communicating through any server, posting on our forums, or flying or controlling on the VATSIM network, your responsibility is to act within the confines of our shared values:
You must also comply with the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations.
BVA's members are expected to act within our shared values anytime they are connected with BVA, which can include situations that arise outside of VATSIM or BVA servers. Within and without the flight simulation community, your actions reflect on our organization.
Your account is your responsibility. Keep your password safe and ensure you are the only one who has access to sign in to our server under your BVA Username.
The materials provided to new members, especially on the Getting Started Guide, should provide the rational reader with our expectations of members and what acceptable conduct is at BVA. In addition to that information, we have some very specific expectations for certain situations.
Users wishing to report members who do not conform to our shared values can do so by emailing [email protected], or using the anonymous contact form on the Contact Us page.
BVA is under no obligation to act on feedback provided or to proactively address gaps in any of the analogous or enumerated expectations on this page. While we will make every effort to ensure our expectations are met, BVA is a volunteer community run by individuals who donate their time for the betterment of the community. No member receives any monetary compensation for work performed, and each must manage “real-world” responsibilities in addition to the responsibilities held within the community.
We are a free, immersive, and realistic air traffic control community for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. We provide air traffic control within the Boston ARTCC on VATSIM. We are not affiliated with the FAA, or the real-world Boston Center facility.