The sky calls
The core of any flight tracking service should, rightfully, be the map.
In fact, our whole user experience is built using the map as a base.
Almost all pages include a beautiful, full-screen map.
We have invested a lot of time into finding the best solution for displaying thousands of concurrent flights on our map, while still maintaining a fluid and smooth user experience. Using GPU rendering technology, we can show every airport, every waypoint, every airway, and every flight all at once, smoothly.
Flight tracking is at Volanta’s core, so we’ve put a lot of thought into
efficiently tracking flights, so you can focus on what’s important. We
call this “get in and fly.” The premise is simple: you shouldn’t have to
complete a long process just to set up your flight tracking software.
Here’s how it works. Make sure Volanta is running (can either be before or after starting your sim). Our tracking automatically starts - no more taking off then realising that you forgot to start tracking your flight! You can then just fly from your origin to your destination.
Once you’ve tracked your flight, you can view it from anywhere, at any
time - we won’t make you pay just to access your past flight data.
Each airport pair is drawn on the map, along with the frequency. The more you fly a route, the more vibrant the line will be. We also show your full virtual logbook in an easy timeline.
You can see the full 3D path of your flight, as well as useful metrics such as block time, flight time and fuel burned.
You can also see exactly where you touched down on the runway, as well as the landing rate, ground speed, wind direction and wind speed.
Volanta keeps track of your aircraft, anywhere in the world. Each unique
aircraft has its own location, flight history, and accumulates flight
hours (along with many other statistics). This allows you to track your
favourite aircraft, and see which aircraft you need to pull out of the
Aircraft are automatically created for you when you start a flight - no manual work is required. If you already have an aircraft in your account, Volanta will automatically find it and assign it to your flight. Keeping your data accurate.
This is just the start, we have many more features planned in this area.
Friends & Profiles
One of the most rewarding aspects of flight simulation is flying with
others. Volanta makes this fast and easy with our built-in friend
Clicking on a friend in your friends list gives you easy access to a plethora of statistics on their profile. See their total number of hours, number of flights, distance flown, and their detailed flight history all from one place.
Integration with online networks let you see traffic on Volanta, VATSIM,
IVAO and more. Busy airports are highlighted to help you find somewhere
bustling with activity.
Volanta also displays VATSIM ATC, so you can see the coverage for your flight at a glance.