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F.A.Q.
General questions
The config code for your airline can be found in your profile, under the airline dropdown. It should be formatted like this;

Config::Set('VACENTRAL_ENABLED', true);
Config::Set('VACENTRAL_API_SERVER', 'http://api.vacentral.net');
Config::Set('VACENTRAL_API_KEY', '----------YOUR VACENTRAL KEY----------');
Early versions of phpVMS left out some of the PIREP factors from the vaCentral data transfer.

Please make sure you have made the updates to your system that are outlined HERE
The images on the live flight page are part of a large library of images that are named for the ICAO code of the airline.

If your airline is one that is not showing up you can send me one to add to the library. It must be in .bmp format and sized to fit an 85px x 18px position. Email it to david (at) simpilotgroup.com.
The XML feed link for your airline can be found in your profile, under the airline dropdown. It should be formatted like this;

http://www.vacentral.net/airline/---YOUR AIRLINE LINK---/xml

You can include something like this on your phpVMS page.

<?php
$cws = new CodonWebService();
$xml = $cws->get('YOUR VACENTRAL XML URL');
$xml = simplexml_load_string($xml);

echo "Our airline's rank is {$xml->rank}";
?>
Your airline must submit some type of update (Pilots, Schedules, or a PIREP) at least once every 30 days to remain active.
If your airline has been marked as inactive and you would like to reactivate it, login to your account and use the "Re-Activate" feature in the airline panel. NOTE: If you do not submit some type of update (Pilots, Schedules, or a PIREP) within 24 hours the airline will be marked inactive again. Once the initial update is made the 30 day activity policy will apply to the airline once again.
Why are my flights not being recorded or showing on the live map?
The vaCentral API URL was permanently changed to api.vacentral.net and the api.phpvms.net URL ceased to operate on 9/15/15.

Notice was given on 9/5/15 both by email and a message on the site that was visible until 10/3/15.
For airlines that are using Smartcars for ACARS operations your flights will not show on the vaCentral live map.

The Smartcars script does not utilize the native phpVMS functionality in recording acars data which in turn does not trigger the system to send the live data to vaCentral. PIREPs are being sent to vaCentral and are being recorded for your airline. Unfortunately due to the copyright terms of the script I can not edit and distribute it.

kACARS and fsACARS (deprecated) and xACARS do utilize the function and in turn send live data to vaCentral as well as PIREPs.
Stock Market
You can find the PIREP revenue calculation process HERE
Yes, you can find the information you need HERE
My vaCentral Member Profile
If your member profile is inactive or you have it set as a private profile it will not show in the member listings. All new member accounts automatically default to private. This setting can be modified in your profile under the "Edit Account" section.
Integration
Yes, you can find the information you need HERE