Volanta is now available for public use - ORBX's Flight Tracker
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ORBX has been lately working on a personal flight tracking app for Microsoft Flight Simulator, X-Plane, Prepar3D and FSX - it's called Volanta. As there is already similar software available, for example SimToolkitPro or projectFLY, Volanta is marketed as "giving you more reasons to fly". It's clean, easy-to-use interface is to make the big difference, alongside with many nice-to-have features, making Volanta almost a "must-have" tool. After months of closed beta testing, Volanta has been officially launched a few days ago, on January 30th 2021. Volanta is free to download and use, but there will also be few premium features that will require payment.
Volanta is mainly meant to be a flight tracker with several additional features, listed below.
- Automatically track your flights in all major simulators, on all operating systems
- Fun and fresh challenges to complete
- Regular giveaways from Orbx and selected partners for active pilots
- Performance focused. Super fast application on every page
- Detailed GPU rendered map with advanced filtering options tailored to aviation
- Unlimited flight storage and retrieval
- Detailed statistics for aircraft, airports and routes
- Generate a flight plan with SimBrief, or import one you’ve already made
- Keep up with your friends flying activity and view detailed statistics
- Security focused. Adjust who can search for you, see your flight history, or see you on the map. TOTP multi-factor authentication supported.
- Access your flights from anywhere in the world via the web and mobile
- Connect with Navigraph to see up-to-date navdata on the map
- And more… keep reading to see detailed information
The whole user experience at Volanta is built using the map as a base. Almost all pages include a beautiful, full-screen map. Using GPU rendering technology, Volanta can show every airport, every waypoint, every airway, and every flight all at once, smoothly. At higher zoom levels, more details are progressively added to the data and the underlying map itself. This keeps the map less cluttered and easier to digest.
When flying online, or with friends, it’s important to know where they are: Volanta aggregates live data for VATSIM, IVAO, PilotEdge and FSCloud. This is displayed in one integrated map. This aggregated flight data also allows you to import network flights that you did not fly on Volanta. Volanta also displays navigation data on the map, as they have partnered with Navigraph. If you have a Navigraph subscription, Volanta can show you data from the latest AIRAC cycle. If not, you’ll be shown data that is slightly out of date. To have a look at more key features, head over to their official forum post at ORBX.
Flight tracking with Volanta works automatically with no need to setup various things first. For the developers it was important to let users fly longer than to deal with paperwork. Once installed, Volanta will begin tracking your flight, capture your aircraft type and registration. Besides of this tracking functionality, you are able to share flights, take part in various challenges around the world and unlock badges within the app, allowing you to collect personal achievements and some nice insights of your flying behaviour. To download Volanta, sign-up on their website for free.
Can not see others aircraft "volanta" at airport
I wanted to try this tool, created an account, could not login, tried to reset my password... now it wans an "auth code", but no idea how to get it.
I started to use it but only had 2 flights recorded. Does it have to be open all the time to record or does it imports automatically from MSFS2020
Fancy nicely crafted and from ORBX sorry but
SimToolkit PRO does way more
HAHAHA so true
Hmm. Not sure why I might need this. I use a combination of Simbrief, Navigraph, Meteoblue, VATSIM and a VATSIM map, all on a laptop that sits alongside my PC and acts as a kind of electronic flight bag.
However, I often fly in a group with friends. We're slowly making our way around the world in GA aircraft. We fly a mix of aircraft (certified for single pilot only) both IFR & VFR. We always fly on VATSIM and work with any controllers that might be online and have a 'private' channel too. One thing we could do with is a good VFR map tool. If the map in this tool becomes world-wide VFR capable (not optimistic) then I would see that as a reason to get it. You'd think that would be in Orbx's sweet spot? I'd pay a premium for that feature from Orbx.
correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this pretty much exactly what STKP does / is?
Tried it out today. It is very simple and straight-forward at this point. About 20 minutes into my flight it and all my log flights disappeared from the map. A restart after the flight fixed the issue. The aircraft auto-recognition feature did not recognize my C208.
For a new app it has potential.
Importing data from SimProToolKit is a breeze. As long as you have your Project Fly booking files, it is also simple but it takes some time to process the data.
I know it is new but for me it is a disaster. It cannot workout what aircraft I am flying or where it is going. BUT..... if this is refined and the bugs squashed it will be awesome. And yes, I am optimistic!!
thanks for the info! I started to use it yesterday for the first time. regards