Forum Rules


The IVAO forum is provided to facilitate announcements and discussion pertaining to IVAO and flight simulation. Consistent with network rules, all members must use their real name when posting on the forum.

Discussions should be relevant to IVAO, flight simulation or aviation and all posts must be composed in a respectful manner. You agree, through your use of this forum, that you will not post any material which is offensive, defamatory, invasive, pornographic or politically sensitive material. You also agree not to post any copyrighted material unless you own the copyright or you have written consent from the owner of the copyrighted material. Spam, flooding, advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are also forbidden on this forum. All such posts may be removed by moderators without notice and members posting such messages may be banned from using the forums and/or the IVAO network at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

The forum is organised into sections specifically designed to group discussions of a similar nature together. Some forums are also reserved for a specific purpose such as user support and/or announcements. These forums are actively moderated, messages may be moved or deleted without notice if they are not deemed relevant.

You remain solely responsible for the content of your posted messages. Furthermore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum, any related websites to this forum, its staff, and its subsidiaries. All messages once posted become the sole property of IVAO. Should you choose to resign your IVAO account your forum posts will not be deleted.

We understand that cultural differences may lead to a difference in what is perceived offensive or relevant. We will exercise due diligence and consider the intent and context of messages before they are removed, however the final decision rests with the forum moderators. We will disclose the reason for removing a message with the original poster if requested but such information will never be made public.

Note that it is impossible for the staff or the owners of this forum to confirm the validity of posts. Please remember that we do not actively monitor the posted messages, and as such, are not responsible for the content contained within. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information presented. The posted messages express the views of the author, and not necessarily the views of this forum, its staff, or IVAO.

We realise that differences of opinion will always occur in large organisations such as IVAO. However, the forum should not be used as a platform to discuss complaints, suspensions, or other litigation regardless of their justification.

Accounts and Formatting

After your account has been created and you login to this forum, you will be able to fill out a detailed profile. It is your responsibility to present clean and accurate information. Any information the forum owner or staff determines to be inaccurate or vulgar in nature will be removed, with or without prior notice. Appropriate sanctions may be applicable.

In order to keep the forum readable, also at lower screen resolutions and with slower internet connections:

Signatures will respect the following criteria:

  • A maximum of 2 images (or blocks of images) of each 300(wide) x 75(high) pixels
  • A total maximum size taken by the whole signature 600(wide) x 100(high) pixels
  • A maximum total bandwidth load of 50 kB

Postings will use a moderate amount of formatting, for example:

  • No font change, or color change for the whole, or nearly the whole, topic (the forum is no color-book).
  • Reasonable use of formatting like fonttypes and fontsizes (don't try 72pt characters)
  • No use of capital letters only, for subject or content (aka shouting)

Non-respect of the above, will lead to a warning and the removal of your post and/or signature. On a second occurrence, your IVAO account will be suspended (access denied to web/network/forum).