VATOCE is the Oceanic Region of the VATSIM Network, administering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
VATSIM is a worldwide network dedicated to providing a simulated Air Traffic Control environment. Free software allows pilots to connect their home flight simulator software to the network to interact with other pilots and receive ATC from real people.
Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
Apart from your flight simulator, all the software and infrastructure to get online is entirely FREE.
To get started, visit the VATSIM Home Page to join the VATSIM network and get online, then visit the VATNZ Division for details on flying in New Zealand, and the VATPAC Division for details on the rest of Oceania.
Regional discussions can be found in the VATSIM Oceania Forums
For those who don't frequent the official VATSIM forums often, may be unaware that for some time now a discussion has been underway regarding sharing of Aircraft Model Sets for other VATSIM users to use to better display aircraft in our pilot clients.
VATSIM plans to start its own model repository for AI models and aircraft liveries. Basically we intend to simplify the way our pilots install their AI models. Our goal is to distribute a standard set of aircrafts to improve your flight experience with VATSIM.
The project is driven by VATSIM, but open to everyone! Spread the word: Let your friends (modeler, painter, developer) know about the project (Flyer). We need your help, without we cannot start the project.
Most important, we would need the non-exclusive rights of all models and paintings to be included in the repository. Once we have obtained these (rights), we can store and redistribute the models / paintings on VATSIM servers and provide an automatic installer and a starter kit. No models, no repository!
Full details are available at: http://vrep.vatsim-germany.org/Flyer.html and VATSIM Oceania would encourage everyone to get behind this project.