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  1. Hi all, Please join me in welcoming @Paul Hollmann to his new position in VATEUD as the Deputy Web Services Director. Paul will be bringing a wealth of experience from VATSIM Germany where he works as a Web Services Director. Additionally, his studies in computational engineering provide him with knowledge greatly beneficial to this position and to VATEUD. Thank you for assisting the Division and best of luck in your new role!
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  2. I am delighted to welcome Chriss Klosowski to the team as Division Director of Middle East and North Africa. Chriss has vast experience already in the Division managing vACCs, ATC Training Director and has been acting Division Director since mid October. Chriss has some excellent ideas for growing the Division and I look forward to working with him on our team.
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  3. Dear all, it is with great pleasure to announce that the new APAC Region logo is ready! The logo itself, as well as guidelines of use, can be found here : http://vats.im/APACBranding For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me . Thank you all for contributing to make all this become true . Together we achieve more. Anastasios VP APAC
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  4. Great suggestions. Thanks to all. At age 72 and after practicing law for 40 years, I thought I was beyond getting nervous. But guess what, it can still feel like walking into the bar exam! I will march on.
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  5. As the Technical Department is re-building itself and taking on more projects with larger scopes, we are looking for determined, creative, and knowledgeable members to join our Tech Team. We are actively looking for people who can help us build the future of the VATMENA’s infrastructure. The Tech Team is being re-built, to ensure we can stay relevant on the global VATSIM stage. Skills We are Looking For: Thorough knowledge of PHP 7 or newer, MySQL/MongoDB databases, and Git & GitHub (including branching, merging, pull requests) Knowledge of client-side language
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  6. VATSAF is looking for the following position to be filled up by professional candidates. Event Director VATSAF Here are a few details to see if you qualify for the post: Outline of responsibilities: Facilitate the smooth and active operation of the Division Events. Responsible for the regular organizing, promotion, and execution of the Division events. Initiate collaboration with other VATSIM vACC’s and Divisions for events on behalf of VATSAF Develop relationships with other VATSIM vACC’s and VA’s and as well as provide support fo
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  7. Congratulations on the position Chriss! I can't wait to see what you have in plan for VATMENA!!
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  8. Chriss, so happy to hear about your new role! Best of wishes from the Caribbean. If I can ever be of assistance, feel free to shoot me a message!
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  9. Hello Patrik from one newbie to another! I totally understand your concerns, i was concerned too my first flight, which was only this week... 7 years after creating my account. My biggest advice as its so fresh in my memory.. pick an aircraft which you know like the back of your hand. you know where each switch is and what it does.The Zibo Mod for example is as complex or as easy as you wish for it to be. There are some excellent guides out there on how to effectively control it, if you're not experienced already, however the FMC within the mod is simple to program and use so
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  10. These are all overcome with practice and familiarity. Remember that the real world has these things crewed by two people with hundreds or thousands of hours of experience, and countless hours of classroom and sim time on top of that. One thing that helps me with radio frequencies is to listen out for what the guy in front of me is given and dial that in to the standby frequency when I have a free second - -- because I may not have that free second, later, when I'm given the handoff. Some preflight prep helps with waypoint familiarity, too. Make sure you glance through the charts f
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  11. We're investigating this now @Daniel Roesen
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  12. After 10 years with no updates, I have finally updated VAT-Spy. It now downloads the data files from the VAT-Spy Data Project web site on GitHub. It will automatically download any new files posted to that site. Here's the full change log: VAT-Spy now pulls data from new VATSIM JSON data feed Added automatic updating of the VAT-Spy application Added automatic updating of the VAT-Spy data files from the VAT-Spy Data Project on GitHub Zooming using the mouse wheel now zooms towards or away from the mouse cursor Removed broken Simroutes.com links Set data
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  13. Also -- don't take it personally if you mess up and get called out. Speaking as a Tower controller, if you land on the wrong runway, then taxi across another runway without permission heading into the terminal, I'm definitely going to tell you -- and I may not have time to preface it with a lot of softening language. I'm telling you because you need to know you messed up and should try not to mess the same thing up next time -- but even if I'm a bit short, that doesn't mean I'm mad. Learn from your mistakes, try again next time, and instead of repeating them, make all new mistakes instead.
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  14. Andreas is, as usual, spot on. I thought I would add one other point, though. Much like the real world, at least in the USA, though I imagine that all of the global clients are similar, controllers don't initially have any visibility into what you put into your flight plan comments. They don't know, and they don't necessarily care, at least initially. They have to consciously go looking for your flight plan comments. When you're one controller working 16 aircraft to 4 different airports, that's certainly not a given. I will go looking for such flight plan comments when, particularly
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  15. Join us for our memorial flight in honour of Lahcen El Harda (VATSIM Member and real pilot) passed away 05 Dec 2017. Flight organized by Royal Air Maroc Virtual Time : 15z-19z Departure : GMAD Arrival : GMFF Route : OLOMA G850 MAK UH400 AGOVA UM372 FES Scenery: -- GMAD -- p3d: https://secure.simmarket.com/fsdg-agadir-fsx-p3d.phtml xp11: https://secure.simmarket.com/aerosoft-agadir-xp-x-plane-11.phtml -- GMFF -- p3d: Available on the download center (by Mehdi Tabanni) xp11: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/60897-gmff-fes-saiss-international-airp
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  16. There will be an S2 CPT taking place at Manila Tower (RPLL_TWR) for Giann Ruizz during the above stated date and time. IFR and VFR traffic welcome, help our student earn his S2 rating! Charts: https://vatphil.com/charts Sceneries for FSX/P3D: -RPLL: http://islandsim.com/ninoy-aquino-int---manila.html -RPLL (By PACSIM) Updates - Taxiway and gate numbers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-uh6RscHpLwBqKbtAVvHirnxORaOKK5I/view Sceneries for FS2004/FS9: -RPLL: https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=RPLL+Ultima Sceneries for X-Plane: -RPLL (By CloudSurf Asia Sim
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  17. Hi all, for those of you who are still or again using Qutescoop (this is a link) or who are interested in testing it, download this version . We have updated the airspace data of almost the entire world. You will be able to see almost all CTR and FSS stations displayed correctly. You never heard about Qutescoop? It's an old, but really good program, that will show you the current status of ATC and pilots at VATSIM in both graphical, but also in tabular way. You can search, list and display ATC bookings from VATBOOK. You can search for flightplan routes from vroute and then display th
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  18. Dear VATSIM Community, Please join me in welcoming Daneel Polakoff as the new ATM for the San Juan CERAP! Daneel comes to us with previous experience controlling and staffing in VATUSA at PCF and ZJX. In this new role, Daneel will help us continue to develop one of the Caribbean's busiest facilities. This unique area includes a mixture of FAA and ICAO phraseology, making it a tad bit challenging for instructors! I am confident that Daneel will serve San Juan exceptionally. Congratulations and welcome to the Caribbean!
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  19. Think you need to pipe down mate... He's just asking if there are any open staff positions in a VA. Should he join every VA and find out if they have staff positions?
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  21. Hi all! After over a year of testing, our VATITA discord server is now open! You can find it here https://discord.gg/KSpjx8DZEV Once joined familiarize yourself with the #rules channel, we are looking forward to welcome you all! See you there 😄
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  22. Event Name: Friendship Fly-InEvent Date: 29 November 2020Departure: VIDP (Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India)Arrivals: OPIS (Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad, Pakistan) / OPLA (Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, Pakistan)Time: 1200z OnwardsShort Descrpition: Falcon Aviation Community in cooperation with the Pakistan vACC and India vACC presents - "Friendship Fly-In" We will be departing New Delhi to airport of choice either Islamabad or Lahore. Pilots can chose the arrival they wish to fly into. Long Descrpition: Join us for Friendship Fly-In on 29 Novemb
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  23. Congratulations, I wish you and the team success!
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  24. Connecting as observer is fine, especially when you do it for learning purposes. The COC states that being connected as an observer for "excessive" amounts of time is not allowed, but in practice, as long as you don't keep the connection unattended or use vatsim as a "screensaver", you'll be fine. Observers are not visible to others as traffic or active ATC (though some clients do list observers as such), so you're not disrupting anyone, even if you move / fly around. You are essentially invisible. The only thing to keep in mind is that an observer connection still uses bandwidth and server ca
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  25. i posted this to another 'newbie', as a newbie before... i know you're using MSFS2020 not XP11, however i'm not sure of the capabilities of the FMC's on the default aircraft. i surmise that they'll let you fly certain SIDS/stars and also let you edit the routing, for Direct routing given by ATC, however take a read, it may help you in some way!
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  26. Thanks Andy, as per below i've now found FLAi, but thanks for your input! It's P3D, since posting i stumbled upon FLAi, Just 2 days to endure downloading at 46kb/s 😁 Thanks for the help guys!
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  27. So you're trying to listen to Gatwick ground, Possibly a stupid question - but are you within range of the controller, on the ground at Gatwick for example? Edit: have you also tried any other frequencies/tried to obtain an ATIS? just to check it's not just that controller?
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  28. Like our friend David Wilson, I am also new to Vatsim -- but I'm fascinated with the system and hope some day that I can navigate it like other pilots whom I encounter on-line. That said, I thought it might be fun and instructive to recount some of my many mistakes and challenges, perhaps to get comments from the veterans here and guidance on how to do better: My biggest challenge has been to understand and comprehend instructions that are not pre-ordained in the flight plans I file. Often controllers will provide unexpected departure routes, transitions and STARS. While I try to keep
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  29. I wish to thank all who has replied and i will take on board your advise, and some good education there also. i guess be thicker skinned and learn from it. well am going to jump in my Airbus in VR and have some great flights. Happy flying to you all. kind regards David
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  30. Hello, I keep getting this error after installing Beta 5 and it will not run.
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  31. Seems the map of apac has been large enough causing the map not to be shown correctly at one of the logos. We have updated the logos, please re download from the link above. Thank you Andreas for bringing it to our attention!
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  33. VATPRC, VATSIM-HK, VATJPN, VATKOR and VATROC are proud to hold "East Asia Hop" again. You will have a full ATC service if you fly between our selected airports. No matter you are from east Asia or not, we welcome all you guys to fly with us on the wonderful Saturday night! Before coming, you must read and understand all the information in "NOTAM" section. -When 12th Dec. 2020 Sat. 1200-1600Z -Where China: Shanghai Pudong International Airport ZSPD / Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport ZSSS Hong Kong: Hong Kong International Airpo
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  34. Doc is here: swift_launcher [swift Documentation] (swift-project.org , running_distributed_swift [swift Documentation] (swift-project.org)
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  35. This is a typical 'VATSIM-ism'. In this case, I would simply ask TWR asap if it is OK to use 25R for landing. I cannot imagine strong objections. Any - somewhat experienced - controller knows that the first few minutes after connecting are 'clean-up time'. Forcing pilots to make any last-minute changes hardly ever helps expediting this process . In my experience, almost everything is possible as long as you talk to each other. Cheers, Martijn
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  36. Thanks for the link, it's now pointing to the correct URL. Also you don't have any exams because members who joined VATSIM before the release of myVATSIM don't need to take the exam.
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  37. new version seems to be running fine but the auto refresh does not appear to be working.. i have to manually refresh, or toggle the toggle button
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  38. Hi there devs! This is just a friendly reminder that when fetching network data you are expected to be loading https://status.vatsim.net once when your application starts and then using the URLs available for each category randomly. Please DO NOT HARDCODE THESE in your applications. For example, in order to access the datafeed, you would load the file above and randomly select one of the available URLs starting with url0=. It is very important that you DO NOT HARDCODE THESE (x2) in your application, as they can (and will) change without any previous warning. There is still over 150k
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  39. We're getting slightly off topic... however to be honest whilst some of what is in said lecture is good advice, it's also in excess of two decades old advice and automation and training has moved on... "click click, click click" and putting yourself in a postion where in addition to anything else you were doing you now have your hands full of aeroplane just to add to your task saturation is not always the best thing to do, especially in a single pilot situation. Again, my point stands which is that short of a fault, if you understand the automation properly and are ahead of the aeroplane
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  40. Am I missing something here? This sounds akin to blaming the builders and maintainers of road infrastructure for your car being faulty. Running with the above analogy, VATSIM has always supported "cars" from many different "manufacturers". It's the drivers responsibility to know how to drive their chosen vehicle, regardless of it's condition. If the vehicle requires special conditions (such as being unable to follow a SID/STAR) it again falls to the driver to advise of such conditions via accepted mechanisms (such as flight plan remarks or a PM to ATC). In short, the answer is act
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  41. Put unable SID/STARS in your remarks and file a flight plan with out them. Use V/S and manage your aircraft your self, you are flying the plane. Revert back to basics, 3 x FL / 100 to calculate TOD. This is not a problem, vatsim has been around longer than the first FMS equipped aircraft for FS. People who can actually control the plane using raw inputs will be better pilots than those that constantly rely on FMS/VNAV/LNAV, my pet hate as a controller is having a pilot blame their inability to follow instructions on the FMC.
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  42. We are pleased to announce to our VATSIM members that the Pyongyang vACC (ZKKP FIR) has opened from now on. Pyongyang vACC control was obtained by VATKOR in 2013. It took a long time to make a full judgement on internal review and related laws. In addition, we stepped up efforts to create sector files and related materials for the Pyongyang vACC. We are very pleased to inform you that we can provide you with the Pyongyang control. As soon as we are ready, we will gradually recruit the Visiting Controller for Pyongyang vACC only. I'll let you know the details of the Visiting Controller as
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  43. Please join me in welcoming @Svetlin Nikolov 1008143 in his new position as Community Director for VATEUD. Svetlin is bringing his previous VATSIM and real-world experience to help the division prosper.
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