A free ACARS for FS2004, FSX, Prepar3D and X-Plane


Current version 1.4.0 (Released 11-October-2015)

What is SIM ACARS?

SIM ACARS is a free flight tracking software valid for Microsoft Flight Simulator, Prepar3D and X-Plane. SIM ACARS can be used by Virtual Airlines to track pilot flights, but also can be used by pilots without need of be part of a Virtual Airline.

Full integrated with VAM

SIM ACARS is fully integrated with a VAM, a free and open source Virtual Airlines Manager. VAM website.

Designed for Virtual Pilots

SIM ACARS covers all virtual pilots needs, tracks all possible flight events and the main aircraft parameters.

Fast and light application

A portable fast and light Windows application compatible with Win 10 ,Win 8, Win 7 and Win XP.

Continuos enhancements

SIM ACARS is a live project in continuous evolution. Enhancements added frequently for free.

Easy to use

SIM ACARS is very easy to use. Full documentation is provided in every release.


SIM ACARS is compatible with the most used simulators FSX, FS2004, Prepar 3D and X-Plane. SIM ACARS is compatible with Windows XP or later.


Get Started

Flight Plan

Fill your flight plan details. In case you are a member of a Virtual Airline with VAM SIM ACARS is able to import the flight plan automatically.

Below are the details of how the flight plans are filled in SIM ACARS.


Flight monitor

Monitor your flight parameters, flight events and penalties

  • Flight parameters: IAS, GS, Vertical Speed, Altitude, Latitude, Longitude, Fuel On Board, Fuel used,ZFW, Distance to arrival,Flaps position, % of flight done, Aircraft lights.
  • Flight Events: Engine(s) on/off, push-back, taxi initiated, flaps up/down, gear up/down , Take off, landing
  • Critical events: Pause, Slew, Refuel , aircraft change, stall, over speed, engines running & beacon light off, lights on/of above/below 10.000 FT, IAS >250 below 10.000 FT
  • Landing analysis: Touch vertical speed, Touch IAS, G Force, Bank angle, Pitch angle, Landing lights on/off, Flaps position, wind direction & intensity, landing heading

Review your history of flights

All your flights are stored in a local database. SIM ACARS stores all your flights, now you can review your past flights in with full detail.


Integration with VAM

SIM ACARS is natively inegrated with VAM (Virtual Airlines Manager). Automatic flights plans can be imported to SIM ACARS. Automatic flight report and live flight reporting status is done automatically with VAM system

Live flights in VAM web system, data is sent by SIM ACARS Chania
Flight report in VAM web system, data is sent by SIM ACARS Chania Chania


SIM ACARS is developed by Alejandro Garcia (Piloto Virtual) for virtual pilots and is 100% FREE under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)


I hope you find SIM ACARS useful to track, monitor and store your flights.
Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.

Want to get a customized ACARS for your Virtual Airline?

Information and updates about the projects SIM ACARS & VAM in the forum

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Support Forum: If you need support or want to provide suggestions please use the forum (also it is the forum for VAM)

Want to get a customized ACARS for your Virtual Airline? Send me an email to

Alejandro GarcĂ­a

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