No, I mean Injected Aircraft , injected by Simconnect.
In MSFS (as in FSX & P3D), it is possible to inject aircraft into a players session, via Simconnect.
This has many uses, ad was used a lot in FSX & P3D, but so far, only a limited number of MSFS addon tools are using this.
One, however, in particular, that uses this is a Program called JoinFS.
JoinFS is a Peer-peer networking program, that allows Players with MSFS, FSX, P3D & XP to all fly in the same session, where everyone can see everyone’s else plane.
Like you can on Vatsim, (and Poscon ?) but without the official ATC and ATC rules, and with the ability to be on a Global network, or to created your own mini-network, just for your own friends or a group.
(Also. because is is peer-to-peer, [ Not Client-Server like Vatsim ] the latency is a lot less == you do not see other planes jitter, and you can, if you want, fly successfully in close formation)
You see the other aircraft in your session, on your PC, and they have labels, like in MSFS, so you can see where they are, if more than 1 mile away.
The labels work in all the other Simulators, EXCEPT MSFS, because currently MSFS does not support (via Simconnect), the ability to turn on Aircraft labels for aircraft INJECTED into MSFS by Simconnect.
While JoinFS is primarily for injecting Aircraft into a players Flight Sim, it has extended potential to be able to inject any AI object, which in the future will open up a while new world of possibilities !!
ie One player could inject a “Downed aircraft” into the session, and everyone else has to fly and find it, or one player could inject a Plane into the session, flying on a Recorded route, or a whole fleet of planes flying – the possibilities are endless !@!
But for the time being, for Aircarft, it works great … all Players on any of the above mentioned sims, can fly together, in a Casual, not Strict Vatsim environment (although there is no reason anyone in that group, could not also connect & fly on Vatsim at the same time.
But Currently, the major issue with JoinFS, is that MSFS is the only sim that does not allow the display of the Aircraft Labels of those "Injected other sim aircraft " -
Hence the request to Asobo to allow those Labels to be displayed, just as they are in all the other Sims, including FSX, from which MSFS was evolved.
Check out JoinFS … if you like Multiplayer, and flying with others, it a GAME CHANGER to include other Flight Sims !!