SquawkBox is an add-on for Microsoft Flight Simulator that connects virtual pilots to online air traffic control networks. It adds tremendous realism to your flights by connecting you to an online world populated with virtual air traffic controllers. These controllers are real people that communicate with you on voice, handling every aspect of your flight: filing your flight plan, getting clearance, pushback, taxiing, takeoff and landing.
Best of all, SquawkBox is 100% free to download and use!
SquawkBox was completely rebuilt from the ground up for version 3, but it owes its legacy to the original SquawkBox product developed by Joe Jurecka, Jason Grooms and Marty Bochane in 1997.
What Does SquawkBox Do?
SquawkBox is a simple and unobtrusive application which provides the core functionality needed to get you connected to online air traffic control networks. Here is a brief list of the main functions of the software:
How Do I Get Started?
To get started, download SquawkBox. Read the Quick Start guide in the SquawkBox User Manual. If you run into problems or have questions, check the FAQ. Or post on the VATSIM forums.