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  1. It is with great pleasure that I can officially announce the plugin CCAMS to the community and the users of EuroScope. As you are probably aware, the management of squawks in general, and particularly of code 1000, is implemented in EuroScope on a local level only. There is no exchange/verficiation of used squawk further than your visibility range. In addition, the handling of squawk 1000 depends on the legacy FAA flight plan format, which does not contain accurate information about the transponder type. Already a few years ago, @Pierre Ferran presented his plugin ModeS, which was later o
    6 points
  2. Everyone, thanks very much for the feedback and productive discussion so far. Regarding the balance between realism and ease-of-use, I still lean strongly in favor of realism when it can be achieved under the unique constraints imposed by our virtual world. When it comes to providing straight-up radar services, we can reach a high degree of realism in terms of the fidelity of the radar display, the syntax of keyboard/trackball commands, and the available tools such as bearing/distance measuring tools and the like. As such, I think we should keep clients like vSTARS and vERAM somewhat pure
    6 points
  3. If your attitude is this cheery in the forums, I can't wait to hear you on frequency.
    4 points
  4. Giving the clearance verbally when one could read it from their message is actually the bigger waste of time in my opinion.
    3 points
  5. Hi all, Adolfo Medina had resigned as the director of the Spanish vACC. With this in mind, it is my pleasure to announce that Felix Zapata will be taking over his position. Felix has been a long standing staff member in the vACC and is bringing a lot of international connections with him to the role. Please join me in thanking Adolfo for his service to the network and congratulating Felix on his new position! N
    3 points
  6. A warm welcome to Nick Fotsing who has been appointed as the new VATKWIQ Marketing Assistant (ACCKWIQ14). Nick has been one of our first few members here at the vACC, and his addition to the staff team means marketing will be a lot more effective in both its reach and quality. The entire staff team welcomes him aboard as we look to expand our marketing team.
    3 points
  7. There is alot of this conversation that seems to boil down to "if you don't use one of the more realistic tools, why are you even here?" ... people can recognize that this is a simulation, prefer one tool over another, and be extremely serious about the services they provide at the same time. What tools people use to maintain that goal is up to them. Kyle, it is fantastic that you've had good luck teaching new controllers to step directly into vSTARS and vERAM. This is your experience, and we can use it as an existence proof that it is possible. Maybe more mentors and trainers will take t
    3 points
  8. I would be happy to help in developing a landline system. I like the look of the euroscope VSCS and I like the ease of the VatSys mumble backend. I would hate to create another application, as is common in VATSIM development. I just find being in a discord call with ten people wildly distracting, which is common in the U.S. today. I would love an update from the AFV devs, but that won't stop us from developing another application. I will get the ball rolling and mock up some ideas for a UI.
    3 points
  9. Release 0.90 of the legacy proxy is now available: Searching coordinates using VAT-Spy works completely offline and without having to install VAT-Spy (the database is included within the proxy application itself). Having controller coordinates means that QuteScoop is now able to display labels for center sectors again. The configuration dialog provides several options to fine-tune the search. Those options are explained in the user manual which was split from the readme file for better readability. The Station Locator feature was supposed to offer an option to also use the list of
    3 points
  10. It's teaching them to fish, Kirk. It's an investment in "next time I hear the PM message I'll know it might be my clearance." And PDCs don't require readbacks in the US anyway.
    2 points
  11. Like some of y'all, I too don't like to receive my clearances over PDC. I have something in my remarks stating that I don't like PDC's and would prefer a voice clearance and I haven't had any issues with it so far. Most controllers are easy going and unless they are absolutely slammed they will try to accommodate your requests. Personally I don't like PDC's cause I like to fly in VR and I have to lift my headset up to read the PDC and sometimes the VR gets unplugged. Its just annoying, but every controller has accommodated my request without complaining.
    2 points
  12. We also do PDC over here, just not via PM. We use Hoppie CPDLC, either through TopSky or the vSMR plugin. That way pilots get their PDC in the cockpit instead of vPilot. And only if they request it. However, I understand why the US on VATSIM does it via PM, it does save time to just write .clr or similar and hit enter instead of having to say it all on frequency. And during busy times I'm sure it can be a life-saver. I personally don't like it too much though. But anyway, that's off-topic. 😛
    2 points
  13. Listen, man, I don't know if its just because on every other site ive been on when I ask for help on a support ticket I am usually either threatened with something along the lines of "You will be banned." or just given some automated text from a bot with a generic name such as "Linda" or "Tom" saying "we cannot assist you" blah blah blah. Also, is this really the place to spam your 5 links that take you to social media accounts of yours?
    2 points
  14. This is a question for anyone who maintains UniATIS formatting for their vACC/Division/etc. My vACC (Kuwait & Iraq) has just switched from vATIS to UniATIS. UniATIS was configured for this vACC by persons unknown to me, years and years ago; and the formats configured for our airports are not ideal, and with the new way ATIS works with AFV, many items are mispronounced. I tried to reach out to UniATIS management at the email address listed on the UniATIS website (https://www.uniatis.net/contact.php) but have had no response. Who should I reach out to, to configure UniATIS for
    2 points
  15. Hi, there are some screenshots of my last flights with the newest Sharklets release from FlightSim Labs 🙂
    2 points
  16. Vatpac group of eight pilots VFR Kathmandu to Lukla via Mount Everest this evening enjoyed the ATC from Resh B Bhattarai. He said he was a student controller and we all would like to say he did a a very good job. Especially given that we are all at varying levels of aptitude when communicating with ATC.
    2 points
  17. In the meantime, I have to back off on some of my earlier comments, too. Seeing the writing on the wall I've started to familiarize myself with vSTARS and it indeed has not been the quantum leap I made it out to be (or should I say, feared it would be), very much in line with comments from Kyle and several others on this thread. I still think it'll take more of a learning curve than VRC but I look forward to seeing Ross's plans for making it more "cab-friendly" going forward.
    2 points
  18. Membership Director - VATSIM Kuwait & Iraq VATSIM Kuwait & Iraq is recruiting a Membership Director (ACCKWIQ5)! The Membership Director is in charge of administering all membership-related operations within the VACC. Position Duties: Welcomes new members to the division and guides them for any of their enquiries such as initial ATC Training steps Overseeing & developing membership resources within the VACC. Overseeing membership support tickets and emails Assist with and implement VACC membership policies
    2 points
  19. Best of luck, hope to continue seeing this vACC strive on the network!
    2 points
  20. VATSIM Kuwait is recruiting a Training Director (ACCKW4)! The Training Director is in charge of administering all training-related operations within the vACC. Position Duties: Manages the Kuwaiti training programme, and oversees vACC mentors and students Overseeing & developing training resources within the vACC Assist with and implement vACC training policies Ensuring training is expeditious and of a good standard throughout the vACC Producing regular reports on the status of training within the vACC Able to handle training related duties in additi
    2 points
  21. Kuwait Radar for today's event from Dubai to Amsterdam!
    2 points
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  23. So why make it worse by reading the clearance over voice and then listening as they read it back? Much faster to just direct them to check their private messages. If they, for some reason, refuse to read the PDC and will take it only by voice, then they can say so. Like Rob says, teach them to fish. If they really hate fishing, then you can spoon-feed them.
    1 point
  24. VATSIM Hong Kong VACC is seeking applications for the position of Manager, Publications (ACCHKG5) The primary responsibilities of the position include: Maintain and update Euroscope related files upon AIRAC release Coordinate with Manager, Standards to ensure that SOP and LOA are consistent with the latest updates of the AIP Coordinate with Manager, Web Services to ensure Hong Kong AIP and Macau AIP links are maintained on the Hong Kong VACC official website Communicate with the Manager, Training on user feedback of the sector files Position requirements
    1 point
  25. Hello Justin, The instructions worked great! I can now connect via the client PC. Thanks for making this such an awesome program! Robert
    1 point
  26. Hi, could you point out what database you are talking about?
    1 point
  27. Willkommen | Welcome On behalf of LH-Virtual.com I would like to inform you that we have reopened our VA, counting by the time over 600 pilots, 35+ daily flights and 1200 routes. A new website with new features, always up-to-date real flight plan, SOP and airline specific simbrief profiles. Enjoy time on our own Discord server and above all VAMSYS integration! We look forward to your visit 🥳 http://www.lh-virtual.com
    1 point
  28. I should start by saying that I don't know! But I have connected as OBS using Euroscope (an ATC client) and listened in quite happily with absolutely no connected hardware. From that, I assume that as long as AFV has a mechanism for connecting to VATSIM (since I don't think it does that itself), you'll be able to listen in. So Euroscope as an ATC client connects to the VATSIM network and the embedded AFV is happy. I therefore deduce (possibly wrongly!) that any pilot client once connected will either have AFV embedded or, if not, you would download and install the stand-alone then start i
    1 point
  29. It's a good question, and something that used to bug me back in the day when I would fly something that really should have an APU/GPU but which wasn't simulated so the battery would die after a few minutes. To start with (no pun intended), that 2 minute battery life is probably not very realistic. On the other hand waiting for a clearance could be a lot longer than 2 minutes in many cases. While it may seem obvious that startup approval is all about starting engines, in Europe this approval is more connected to flight plan expiry and slot times. In real life, European ATC (there may be so
    1 point
  30. Correct me if I'm wrong -- but, if you're not assigned an Instrument Approach Procedure on initial contact with the Approach controller, there's no "published missed" to fly anyway. Typically when assigned a visual I will definitely have an IAP briefed and tuned/loaded anyway, just for the added guidance (and also in case I am asked to join the Localizer before having sight of the field, which is a common instruction). But that doesn't mean you're bound to that MAP if you have to go around.
    1 point
  31. Thanks for the suggestion. However, I won't be adding any new functionality to the client just yet. Have a look at my previous reply for more details on that.
    1 point
  32. Hi Declan, thanks for reaching out. As you may or may not have seen, I posted recently about my plans to eventually retire VRC and focus solely on developing my other radar clients, vSTARS and vERAM. As such, I won't be making any more updates to VRC. I don't know for sure when VRC will officially stop working. That won't happen until VATSIM makes a significant change to their server protocol such that VRC no longer functions properly. Before that time arrives, I plan to update vERAM and vSTARS to make them more suitable for tower cab positions, including clearance delivery, ground, and tower.
    1 point
  33. Could a temporary fix maybe be for vPilot to assume lights on for MSFS specifically? Might be a bit annoying on ground, but far better in the air.
    1 point
  34. Congratulations, Ahmed! I look forward to working with you in your new position, and hopefully we can bring our divisions closer.
    1 point
  35. Since the question has already been answered, allow me to clarify a few things to be precise. QNH means "local altimeter setting", it is not a unit of measurement. inHg is one unit of measurement used in North America & Japan. hPa is another unit of measurement used in the entire rest of the world (except...) The odd one out is mmHg, millimetres of mercury, used only in North Korea. Whoever came up with that should be shot (/opinion). But in any case, ([Mod - Happy Thoughts]uming you're using ICAO phraseology) no matter which unit you use to refer to the local altimeter setting, you c
    1 point
  36. Congratulations, Nico!
    1 point
  37. VATSAF and VATNAF are BACK AT IT AGAIN with the NAIROBI-ADDIS MATATU YA HEWA event (that roughly means "bus of the air" in Swahili) Join us between 13-16z on Saturday the 23rd of March between HKJK-HAAB (or vice versa). This is very significant as Ethiopia is a dormant area of the VATSIM Network that sees little traffic and less ATC than North Korea. And now we're giving YOU the opportunity to fly there with FULL ATC the whole way! HKJK-HAAB: LOTAS UM308 SHALA HAAB-HKJK: SHALA UM308 LOTAS HKJK FSX/P3D Scenery: https://secure.simmarket.com/orientalsim-nairobi-intl.phtml HAAB FSX/P3D Sc
    1 point
  38. I'm keen to man up the scope for our next big event!
    1 point
  39. Do you have training experience? The South African vACC, ACCSAF, is seeking help from people who have experience with the mentoring of ATC students. We would like to invite anybody fitting that description to join our vACC as a visiting mentor to aide us with an ever-growing number of new students which our very small team of mentors is struggling to handle. If you fit the criteria outlined below, please express your interest in this opportunity by email to [email protected] :- - Have at least 100 hours on an ATC rating of C1 or above. - Have held an ATC rating of C1 or above fo
    1 point
  40. Hello all! VATAFR is pleased to announce that a brand new divisional teamspeak 3 server is now up and running. It can be found at ts.vatafrica.com:9991 Hope to see you on there!
    1 point
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