With 2020 winding down, we would like to thank you for being a vital part of this Community. We cannot reiterate enough how grateful we are to you and thousands of other members who make up this wonderful Family. Thank you for coming to IVAO whether it is when you want to learn, fly, control, or socialise. Over the years, IVAO has evolved from being a Network where people interact as Pilots <-> ATCs, to becoming a strong community, creating strong real-life friendships. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
This year has been a very busy year for all of us in HQ. We hope you have enjoyed this year as much as we did, whether it was flying or controlling, participating in an event or on a world or divisional tour. IVAO has, and will always be, a place for everyone, and we will continue to offer our support as part of our shared hobby.
After having released our brand new Clients: Aurora, Altitude and Artifice in BETA, this year we have released a new Voice Module, new web-based Flight Plan Tool, made our Pilot Client compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator on day one of release with our own MTL library, launched a new Webeye 3.0, new Documentation Library, and Family Discord Server. We started a new programme called IVAO Jumpseat bringing you real-life pilots and ATCs in live streams. In addition, we have expanded in South America and launched three new divisions in Ecuador, Cuba and Bolivia. We have also launched a new shop on which you can get your favorite IVAO-branded merch. Check it out at http://shop.ivao.aero
In 2020, we welcomed 30,500 newly registered members. Our pilots flew more than 12 million flight hours, and our ATCs controlled 1.5 million hours. Our members passed around 8,400 exams successfully (that’s an average of 161 exams per week).
We continue working hard renovating our servers and web infrastructure. We are delighted with the huge number of kind words and encouragement that we have received thus far. We have also received tremendous posts for support, reports of bugs and feature requests and have already released tens of updates for all our Clients.
We are committed to bringing you the best software experience in the flight sim community. We have many projects cooking in our kitchen. 2021 will come with many surprises!
Once again, we thank YOU for being part of this Family, IVAO! We wish you pleasant and safe holidays, and a happy new year!