Thursday, December 3, 2015

The survey results

First of all I'd like to thank every one of you who took part in my survey. 
Well, here are the results of your 99 responses:

As you can see, FSX keeps its first position as the most frequently used simulator, followed by FSX:Steam Edition and Prepar3D v3 neck and neck. Quite surprisingly, Prepar3D v1 is still being used. Honestly, I was about to remove its support in the new vLSO version, but definitely I'll have to keep it there.
As I expected, most of you have two (or perhaps more) flightsims and fly them on a regular basis, so the new vLSO version will support any number of simulators, currently up to five, installed on the same machine.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

During my last downloads reordering I erroneously published an outdated download link as  the latest My bad... Please check your vLSO version and download the right version if required. Sorry for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


This version is my another attempt to minimize the annoying effect of the 'Light on deck' calls.

The program now checks the lights and gives the warning every 20 seconds 1) no more than 3 times and 2) only after you landed on deck. This means if your mission starts on the deck, you won't hear these calls.

The setup option introduced in the beta is still valid. Maybe I'll remove it in the future...

Sunday, May 24, 2015


A small update once again - you can now disable the exterior lights check (if you find it annoying). This option is a subset of the NATOPS option, that is, if the NATOPS is disabled then the 'Lights on deck' is disabled as well.
Just download and replace the vLSO.exe file.

To not clutter the blog, I have removed the two previous .exe downloads ( and

Monday, May 18, 2015


This is another small update to the program - the CASE info being added to the export formats CSV and XML (at Scott Gray's request).
Just download and replace the vLSO.exe file.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


This is just a small update to the program - the version of vLSO being added to the export formats CSV and XML (at Scott Gray's request).
Just download and replace the vLSO.exe file.

Monday, April 6, 2015


Here's another small update.
- Even more strict Ok requirements introduced
- A weather reporting error corrected (my guess is that this glitch caused frequent 'N/A' floating point errors)

Happy landings!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Well, another small update. Just two changes - now it's harder to score an Ok grade and the Virtavia A4 Skyhawk is supported by default.

Happy landings!

Sunday, February 8, 2015


Ok guys,
This is a small update, fixing the repeating access violation errors.
Also, a button, opening the vLSO manual, has been added to the UI. A small convenience... ;)

Friday, January 16, 2015


This is mostly a fix of that nasty false CASE3 bug. I hope I've finally nailed it...
Also, in the process another couple of glitches was spotted and fixed. So, now the program looks like it should two versions back. Anyway, another step forward ;-)

Monday, January 12, 2015


Here's another quick fix to the vLSO program:
  • No more false CASE III announcements in a clear sunny day
  • Obsolete INI manual ball entry removed.
Thanks Tom and Garen for spotting those bugs ;-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


And yet another update, guys...

As it turned out, the FSX SE SimConnect server is not compatible with the FSX's. Though I've finally managed to make this version communicate with FSX SE but not all SimConnect functions seem to work properly. Alas...Will be thinking how to deal with this new problem.

To finish on a good point, this new beta features a new LSO comment - the SHB. Yes, the SHB! Very difficult to perform but worth to score a pure Ok. Hard break somewhere at 0.7-0.4 behind the boat at 600-700' with the speed well above 400 kts and try to roll into the groove at usual 0.7 NM (manual mode allows for 0.5 NM).

Good luck! ;-)

PS. The beta has been removed, because of not working with FSX SE.

Monday, January 5, 2015

vLSO update

Ok, guys

First, this version should support FSX Steam Edition. I say should because there may be some issues with SimConnect clients, and probably with FSX:SE itself (have read tons of duscussions of this on forums). Well, let's see...In case of troubles with the SE, please e-mail me a brief description of your situation.

Second, the range error, occured during logbook export to CSV/XML, has been fixed. And by this obvious reason the buggy beta has been removed from downloads.

Friday, January 2, 2015

HUD modifications

With the kindest permission of Jivko Rusev, I have slightly modified his HUD xml modules for use with the FSXBA F18C, as well as Dino's F14D and T45C. The purpose of modification was to help people navigate and land aboard FSX carriers by means of ILS/TACAN.

The supported carriers are:
  • CVN68 Nimitz (both versions)
  • CVN65 Enterprise
  • CV63 Kitty Hawk
  • R09 Ark Royal

Please find the package on the sidebar, download, read my short notes and install the included mods.

Happy New Year and happy landings!