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Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app that's used by tens of millions of people to talk and hang out with their communities and friends online.

People use Discord daily to talk about many things, ranging from art projects and family trips to homework and mental health support. It's a home for communities of any size, but it's most widely used by small and active groups of people who talk regularly.

People love Discord because it’s a home for all their communities and groups of friends. It's a place where they can be themselves and spend time with other people who share their interests and hobbies. There's no algorithm deciding what they should see, no endless scrolling, and no news feed. Conversations on Discord are driven by shared interests.

We use Discord for:

  • News
  • Conversation (about anything and everything to do with flight simulation)
  • Live voice chat (both during flights, and just hanging out together)
  • Screen sharing (by far the best way of getting help with simulator or aircraft issues)

Install Discord

Discord is a free download - just visit (or click the button below) and click the download link. When you first install Discord you will not be a "member" of any servers (you can join lots of Discord servers at once) - read the next section to join our Discord server.

Download Discord

Join the VirtualFlight.Online Discord Server

To join our Discord server, all you need to do is click the button below - it will pop open a new browser tab, and guide you through the process. Once you've joined, the VirtualFlight.Online logo will appear in the margin of the Discord app for you to visit any time you want.

Join our Discord Server

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Here's a quick guide to what Discord is, how it works, and why it's great:

Configuring Sound and "Push to Talk" in Discord

Perhaps the most difficult part of Discord for beginners to get their head around is configuring sound, and using the voice chat rooms.

To get started:

  • Click the cog icon at the bottom left of the Discord app.
  • Click the "Voice and Video" section in the left margin.
  • Change the Input Device to your microphone (or headset microphone), and set it's volume.
  • Change the Output Device to your speakers (or headset), and set it's volume.
  • Switch on "Push to Talk", and then choose a button or key to press in the dialog that appears.

We enforce "push to talk" in many of the flight-related voice channels both to help people not talk over each other, and as a safeguarding measure (so we don't hear things in the background we should not).

Joining and Leaving Voice Channels

  • Joining Channels
    To join a voice channel in Discord, just click on it, and your name will appear within the channel - you will then be able to listen to, and talk to others in the channel.
  • Leaving Channels
    To leave voice channels, click the disconnect icon that appears at the bottom of the left margin while connected.
  • Switching Channels
    To switch voice channels, just click on another channel - no need to disconnect - you will leave the previous channel, and appear in the channel you clicked.