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  1. You can hop on all you want. You won't be in the slot database, and you won't have the "secret code" to file in your flight plan. Both of those will assure everyone that you don't have a slot. You are not restricted from flying, but since you've been specifically asked not to fly without a slot to protect the delicate balance of the event including staffing as it is, you are subject to hearing one of my favorite lines when someone is looking to something that just doesn't work and/or is "legal but ugly": "Expect a 24 hour delay".... Bottom line: Don't be a jerk. This event is stretched to it's limit already, for many, many reasons, with many, many in the community calling for it to be retired. Don't be "that guy"....
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  2. Hi I have released the latest public beta version 0.001721 of VSR, an MSFS Toolbar app that displays Vatsim information in the cockpit, including one click radio changes, maps and inbound messaging. https://github.com/daveblackuk/VSR regards /DB
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  3. All cool! ATCOs are used to that and if newbies react accordingly, all is good.
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  4. Yep! I wrote NEWBIE in the remarks. I was also the only plane in the area when everything started to go wrong so I didn’t disrupt any traffic at least. I was bloody nervous indeed.
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  5. I think this will only apply to pilots landing on runway 24. For runway 06 it is still a direct turn from the LOC-axis to the runway-axis.
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  6. True, many are. But not all! There is a notable exception - I have known him personally for 15 years - and that would be "TheFlyingFabio". He's a real pilot and as he comes from a professional aviation training background and he does love teaching, his streams are perfect for noobs and advanced virtual pilots to learn how it is done. He also flies online at VATSIM and he does so with a great mix of aircraft: piston planes up to airliners. Check his channel, I am sure that you will realize that there are more than just those kids pretending to fly and how log off when ATC distracts them too much from their community-interaction. https://www.twitch.tv/theflyingfabio
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  7. I've been avoiding this topic cuz my answer will not be popular. The problem is largely Twitch with some YouTube. Yes, Covid changed everything & brought in a whole new wave of users. Yes, most are young but I can't tell you how many grown adults have the same approach as the kids. I guarantee every noob can be traced to a single media personality they thought was funny. I started watching flight sim on Twitch in December, 2019. I spent over a year watching knowledgeable streamers willing to help a noob. I was very green & know I drove many controllers crazy. It's not that I wasn't trying, it's that as a noob I didn't comprehend how everything worked even though I'd been watching & asking questions & getting help. If u want a simple answer to why things are the way they are, Twitch. It's all about the $$$ now. People are drawn into flight sim cuz they see it someplace. They latch on to someone like I did. Unfortunately, they're latching on to the big shot streamers who don't help them. They tell the noobs to buy the sim, plane, addons, get on the network, but do nothing to help them. The streams are all for entertainment to get the $$$. Viewers aren't learning anything from the stream. Everywhere I go I see noobs talk about their ignorance & streamers gloss over it. They laugh it off. Go to their Discords & it's the same thing. The people drawing in the noobs don't help their people learn. It's the same people everywhere you go. Now, I'm willing to bet you are in at least one person's community who has these noobs & see that nobody helps. When they talk bout their mistakes, problems, or blame someone or something else, nobody pulls them aside to say they are the problem. They're afraid of losing the viewer & the sub. Again, it's all about the $$$. My question to everyone in the community is, "Are you helping or causing the problem?" Yes, noobs have to put in the time to learn, but, the people drawing them in have to teach them. That takes time & work & streamers & their buddies don't wanna do it. This is pilots & controllers. I've been shunned in many communities for my position but it's the truth. We're ALL part of the problem, that means we ALL need to be part of the solution. Just sayin.
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  8. @Jason Saucier"It's a good thing the modern aircraft are so easy to fly" Well, yes and no. The problem with this is, that pilots start flying aircrafts without proper knowledge, because it is so easy. Yesterday I had a pilot flying one of those "easy" aircrafts - an A320 - but when I asked him to tell me which mach number he was doing (for spacing purposes), his reply was "Where do I see this?" The tendency today is rather "to go for it" than study. I've been FSing for more than 25 years, when no online resources where easily available. The AIPs weren't on the internet back then or if they were, they came at a cost. I had to do my flightplanning using paper charts (on a trip to the US I got hold of every Sectional I came across etc.) and make my own calculations. Today Simbrief offers flightplanning for no cost, the resources are freely available almost everywhere. It's become so "easy" that people get sloppy. In reality it is not easy, but who cares, when Simbrief hands you a route, a fuel calculation, etc... You just load it into the sim and off you go. Being so easy it clutters the fact that there are many things to consider - and when going online things get even more complicated.
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  9. MSFS weather is excellent on it's own - no add-ons required.
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  10. Does VATSIM.NET have any intention of giving a forum role to members of the team? It would make it a bit clearer who is who 🙂
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  11. I think that I speak for every VA interested in VATSIM from vAMSYS (www.vamsys.co.uk) family of VAs that we are happy to see some life and engagement from Virtual Airline relations team. Long may it continue and may words turn into actions.
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  12. Well if you look at your screenshots you will see there is a seaplane FBO hangar right beside you! Microsoft obviously read the flight plans and realized there was a sea plane departure, so it prepped the aerodrome for taxi and takeoff. Well, or ATC opened the lock in order for seaplane provisions; perhaps it's on a schedule. haha 🤣
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  13. Hi all, This forum was opened for members to share their screenshots with other members, showing off some VATSIM flights and interesting destinations they have visited, and the alike. Recently a small number of the membership have decided (whether intentionally or not) that they need to point out shortcomings in screenshots, as THEY see them. This MUST stop now or replies will be disabled. By all means please make a comment, you can even make a suggestion on how to make an improvement, but please do not bash another persons efforts. You do not know their situation, what type of specs they have on their PC and a myriad of other factors that can influence the outcome. Many new members post here showing there first flight, imagine how you would feel if it was "shot down". I hate it when I am forced to start quoting the Code of Conduct and Regulations, but members must remember that the forums are also covered by these docomeents. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing many more wonderful screenshots in the future. Steven
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  14. What's stopping a pilot without a slot from just hopping on anyways? How will they be identified as not having a slot?
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  15. ARTCC Training Staffs pour a ton of human capital into training students. Do students believe that ARTCC Training Staffs go through the effort just to transfer knowledge and call it a day? They train students so they can contribute on the network by manning ATC positions while providing quality service. Virtual controllers provide a service to virtual pilots by simulating ATC. Pilots fly on the network to interact with quality ATC. Do controllers really believe they can maintain quality by controlling once or twice a year? Is controlling on the network an hour or three a month too much to ask? Training bandwidth is at a premium and it’s a waste of training resources to train someone who doesn’t want to control on the network.
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