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Useful Links

BVA maintains a repository of useful links that flight simulation and aviation enthusiasts might enjoy. If you would have a suggestion for this list, please Contact Us with additional information.

AirNav Database for U.S. airport information and charts.
AOPA An organization for pilots that provides a variety of training and flight planning information.
Aviation Weather Center NOAA Service that provides real world weather information to pilots.
Avsim One of the internet's largest flight simulation enthusiast websites with forums and freeware downloads.
ChartFox Free charts for several international destinations (requires a VATSIM account).
FAA OIS FAA website that provides the current status of the national airspace system, including delays and ground stops.
FAA Preferred Routes FAA website that provides preferred routes between various destinations (does not include all citypairs).
FlightAware Website that provides real world flight status, including routes, aircraft types, departure times, and altitudes.
FlightSim.com A popular flight simulation enthusiast website which provides several freeware downloads.
FlightSimExpo North America's community-driven enthusiast flight simulation conference. (See also: Flight Sim Show, FSweekend, Oz Flight Sim Expo)
Flight Simulation Association A free, independent, community-driven association of enthusiasts, pilots, and industry developers that works to keep our hobby growing.
FltPlan.com Real world flight planning website that is useful for obtaining winds at fixes.
FSElite A leading outlet providing news and updates about flight simulation.
HeliSimmer The premier helicopter simulation news site.
JetStream Radio A 24/7 radio station for the simulation community, featuring live DJs, interviews, and more!
LiveATC Website that streams live audio from various airports worldwide.
Sky Blue Radio Dedicated to the worldwide aviation community, Sky Blue Radio mixes music and aviation talk on a 100% volunteer run radio station. You can even download their app and listen to their broadcasts within FSX.
SkyVector Website that displays sectional, terminal area, enroute, and other charts.