- Download, unzip, and install the plugin into your X-Plane Resources directory (usually in Plugins) and (re)start X-Plane.
- Consider a username, password, and callsign. (It doesn’t matter what they actually are, since the system doesn’t currently check them.) You will enter these login credentials in the NetFlight plugin settings window once X-Plane starts. This window is found under the Plugins->NetFlight submenu.
- Shared cockpit features (crew ID and position) do not work yet (they were put there for testing). Leave crew ID blank and stay in position 1 (a.k.a. pilot, PIC, left seat).
- NetFlight requires at least as many AI (artificially intelligent) aircraft to be enabled as there are participants on the server. While X-Plane supports up to 20, it can cause a drain on some CPU and GPU combinations. A minimum of between 5 to 10 is recommended. There are rarely more than 10 users on the server at any given time.
- The TAB key toggles the chat window between “on with typing focus,” “on without typing focus,” and “hide” (automatically turns on for 10 seconds when messages arrive). There is apparently some conflict with X-Plane 11 on the TAB key. You may have to reassign its purpose.
- The Plane window shows network status and list of pilots and airplanes and can be toggled on and off from the NetFlight plugin menu.
- The ATC map page shows pilot location and aircraft file name.
- It is important that everyone in your group has the same X-Plane aircraft file (.acf) in the same directory structure in order for the plugin to “automatically” find and apply the right airplane. Otherwise, you can manually go into “Aircraft and Situations” and change the aircraft in your buddy’s slot to whatever plane you want it to be.