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What is smartCARS?

The smartCARS system is a flight tracking software made for Flight Simulator X, Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D, Laminar Research's X-Plane, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. This flight tracking software is purchased by airline administrators and given to pilots to allow the recording and filing of their flights.

Why smartCARS?

  • We are always expanding the platform with new features free of charge to existing customers.
  • We offer features that raise the bar for ACARS.
  • Our software was developed and tested with the latest technologies and is kept to a very tight quality standard.
  • The smartCARS client is very customizable for both airlines and pilots.
  • The unparalleled smartCARS chat creates a gateway to the community for all users.
  • It is used by hundreds of virtual airlines and loved by thousands of pilots.


Benefits for Virtual Airlines

Whether you've just started your virtual airline or you are a veteran to the community, smartCARS has you covered.

  • Cloud-based pilot chat
  • Easy to contact support either through our ticket system or phone call.
  • The desktop client updates automatically
  • Supports Flight Simulator X Deluxe and Steam Edition, Flight Simulator 2004, Prepar3D and X-Plane
  • Detailed flight log
  • Charter Flight System
  • Customized interface (your color scheme, logo, icon, and title)
  • Integrated, editable welcome message to display to pilots with BB Formatting.
  • Web control panel to change options on the fly

Your Pilots Will Love It

smartCARS isn't just designed with virtual airlines in mind. We have made sure that the experience is just as great for the pilots who will be flying with it.

  • Fluid, dynamic user interface
  • Efficient web connectivity and data processing
  • Easily continue tracking a flight after a simulator crash
  • Intelligent flight event recording
  • Multi-bid support
  • Ability to Charter Flights
  • In-app flight searching and booking
  • Integrated pause at top of descent system
  • Integrated streaming radio by JetStream Radio with live DJ’s.
  • Altitude callout system (with the option for GPWS or copilot callouts)
  • Flight attendant announcements
  • Customizable sound packs with extensive documentation
  • Automatic login
  • Integrated traffic map
  • Customizable experience
  • With Premium: Restore your flight progress from the cloud after a simulator or computer crash.
  • With Premium: Customize the theme of the interface.
  • With Premium: Mobile App for Android and iPhone.

Flight Map

See the smartCARS community in action. The map below shows all smartCARS flights that are happening now. Go ahead - click on a flight.


smartCARS is officially compatible with phpVMS v2.X and phpVMS v5.5.

The web scripts are documented and editable and can be adapted to fit other or custom virtual airline web system by third party developers.

Virtual airline server requirements:

  • PHP 5.X
  • MySQL 5.X
  • PHP Database Objects (PDO)

Client desktop requirements: