Creating an Event Thread

Hi all, this short guide is for those members who have planned an event and would like to advertise it on the community. I personally recommended advertising it on the community, since than becomes public on the simulator home page. Anyway without further discussion here it is:

A Guide to Creating an Event Thread


  • Category

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When creating your event thread you must place it in the events/live category.


  • Title
    As normal, all threads need a title. But making it proper and professional is what draws people to join your event and tells them a little about it.

Here is a basic template:
Event Name @ (Main Airport ICAO code) - (Time: DAY/TIME 24Hr/Z:Zulu Timezone/MONTH/ YEAR LAST DIGITS

That may be confusing but it should turn out to be, example:

Pilots Day @ KSAN - 042300ZAPR16

I recommend using the Zulu Timezone also known as GMT, since it makes an easier world wide time for people to work with. Make sure to search your time in GMT so it can match perfectly.

Here is a GMT converter: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/gmt-converter


  • Inside Information
    Inside the thread its good to elaberate on what your title says and include more necessary information.

Here is a list of what basic information you should include:

+ Eleberate your date/time/month/year

+ Include what server/servers

+ Include what your event is for and about

+ List or talk about who is running the event, is it a team of people?

+ Include the routes and airports for the event

+ Include what type of aircraft and livery is used in the event

+ How long is it planned for…


  • Who’s Coming…
    A little feature that some people use is knowing who is coming to the event. They request people to message in the comments if they are coming or not. Sometimes they will make a list on there thread.

  • Closing or Cancelling
    When you’re event has finished, it’s recommended that you put a [Closed] sign on your title. This lets the public know that your event has finished :).
    If you for some reason need to cancel your event, simply do the same and add a [Cancelled] sign to your title and move it out of #live:events. Make sure to explain in your thread why it was cancelled or just about it.

Hope this helps! :)

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Thanks for that @Carson 👍🏻

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You make so many good tutorials. This should pinned.

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Better let them know @Riley_Dunshea :)

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Isn’t most of this info in the ‘About the events category’ pinned topic?

If it’s gets pinned @CJ12, I’ll gladly move it to the events/live category :)

Noo I mean the category guidelines for the events category that’s already in place

If you’re saying its already been said than it’s basically a bigger format for it to follow.

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Creating an event is more simple than it looks. I will show you a picture and then explain how to create an event.

First, lets look at the title:

Example Event @ ICAO 112222ZMON33

Example Event: This should be the name of the event itself. Examples: Formation Flying, Zello ATC, ATC Practise, etc.

ICAO: The ICAO code for the airport the event is/is starting at. Examples: KNUC, KSAN, TNCM, WSSS, etc.

11: 11 is an example number. This should be the day of the month. Example: If the event was the 30th of June, you should write ‘30’

2222Z: 2222 is an example number. This should be the events time in ZULU time. (Always use ZULU time)

MON: MON means Month. Example: The event is the 30th of June, write JUN instead of MON.

33: 33 is an example number. It should be the year the event is taking place. This year is 2016, so it should just be 16 (Never show the 20)

Now, in the post, write in all necessary information in the format (Which should appear automatically) The server, region, airport, time and most importantly NOTAM. The NOTAM is basically what you will do at the event and what the event is about. Make sure to include great detail in the NOTAM and even better, screenshots.

Hope this tutorial helped. Thanks for reading.

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