Hangar 47 is a community for flight simulation enthusiasts to engage in civil aviation simulation in the most realistic manner possible.
The Hangar 47 group currently uses Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and X-Plan 11 to take out missions in-game that emulate real world aviation and communicate with a live ATC for the most realistic experience.
To learn more about the group, continue reading below, and if you wish to join, please click the "Join Now" button in the header.
As with just about any other simulator out there, the flight simulation community would be nothing without the various projects, both free and paid, that the vast community puts time and effort into. We continuously search for various modules that can add depth and flavor to our flying experience and provide our group with the highest quality flights as possible.
Through the use of live ATC, world economy simulation, and shared cockpit modules, we are able to simulate, to great lengths, the full experience of flying, whether it be commercial or general aviation. The basic modules we require are free, but vastly increase the realism of the simulators. They are...
VATSIM is a live ATC program that is widely used across many of the popular flight simulators. Click to go to the VATSIM website. FREE.
FSEconomy is a world economy module that allows a pilot to fly solo or join an organization with the intent to deliver passengers or cargo to specific locations for in-game currency. As you earn more money you can afford to buy bigger and better aircraft to make even more money. Click to go to the FSEconomy website. FREE.
Yourcontrols is a shared cockpit module for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 that allows multiple pilots to fly an aircraft. This can work with VATSIM to allow full multi-crew functionality through all phases of flight. Click to go to the Yourcontrols download page. FREE.
IVAO is an alternative to VATSIM. It is a vast community of ATC and pilots with community events to participate in so that you can ensure you are engulfed in many active users giving you an authentic flying experience. FREE.
The Skypark is an addon that gives more of a "story mode" to Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. You can pick up contracts to fly various kinds of flights, earn money and reputation which will unlock more flights. This is a good way to add to the realism of your flights and give you a purpose. This addon also has its own set of airport maps and navigation which is useful to help you plan your routes. PAID.
Navigraph Charts is an app that runs in the background and reports your location to the server which you can access via their mobile and desktop apps to track your flight location on a global map of airways and airports. You can call up your departing and arriving airport map to get frequencies and all real world flight information, as well as track where you are while taxiing and help navigate on the ground as well as in the air. PAID.