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  1. Hello! I've put together some VAT-Spy colour themes, some people enjoyed it and requested the config. I decided to create a GitHub repo as a public collection of themes that can be contributed by different people. https://github.com/mwgg/vatspy-themes Feel free to contribute your own colours by either creating a pull request on GitHub, or posting your theme config here and I will be happy to include it in the repo. Hoping this would be helpful for some of you who are bored of looking at the same old grey window.
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  2. Dear members. Luis Henrique has stepped down as VATBRZ Divisional Director due to personal responsibilities. He has done a good work in VATBRZ with all the team throughout this years. Please help me to thank Luis for all his efforts and we wish him all the best! Kind regards.
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  3. Hello Would you like to join the team who looks after VATSIM's biggest Region? We have a vacancy for Assistant to the VP Europe, Middle East and Africa. Role Description Facilitate member transfers between our Divisions Deal with email enquiries from our members Manage the Region social media platforms Compile the Region Quarterly Report The candidate will ideally Have passion for helping our members Previous VATSIM staff experience Have good administration skills Have good communication skills Be fluent in English (other languages are an advantage
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  4. Join vRAM Royal Air Maroc Virtual is RAM's official virtual airline that provides national and international air transport services for passengers and cargo transportation inside and outside of Morocco. We serve more than 90 destinations on 4 continents and more than 1500 Weekly flights. With our vAMSYS flight management system, we offer best in class services for all our pilots. Our home base is Casablanca GMMN and we fly virtually on VATSIM & IVAO as well as on all other major flight simulation networks. We are a team of 10 highly dedicated and passionate people about avia
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  5. I'm open to any convention, as long as it is "official" and works for all regions across the globe. We just need a standard that everyone can follow. Once that standard is written and adopted, and a data source is provided by VATSIM, I will update VAT-Spy to use that new standard and new data source. And this could be done for approach/departure sectors as well as center.
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  6. I heard back from Asobo today, they are going to add a SimConnect variable for ident, so hopefully after the next MSFS update, I'll be able to add ident button support to vPilot.
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  7. When a controller gives you track miles such as on this occasion, it's to allow you to plan your descent accordingly. These are used to aid in providing a Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) to traffic inbound to an airfield rather than have you perform a rapid descent then fly level for a period before another descent etc.
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  8. While you might be 20 nm straight distance from the airport. he is saying that it will take you 35 track miles to get there due to vectoring.
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  9. Yes, as far as I know VAT-Spy doesn't support multiple config files. You need to either replace your entire VATSpyConfig.xml with the one provided, or copy the 12 <Color*> sections and 5 <MapFont*> sections from the theme file into your config file. Replacing the entire file will remove any custom filters and other settings you have. At some point I may write an installation utility to make it easier, but no promises yet.
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  10. I wouldn't worry too much about it Kevin. Mistakes happen, and they happen to all of us, regardless of experience. If the controllers reaction to a new pilots mistake was such that it might lead you to quitting the network then he should absolutely need some talking to, as that is not how things are supposed to work. I would definitely recommend sending feedback directly to vatsim UK: https://www.vatsim.uk/mship/feedback/new That aside, you did everything right. You started small, began at a smaller airfield, and are interested in learning how to improve. It would be a pity if an ex
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  11. VATSIM's Learning Center has a chapter on this very subject. Step 1 isn't as important if you already know where you are (i.e. if you're on the ground at a specific airport). Step 2, however, is crucial because it recommends looking at the airport charts for guidance. If there was any one piece of advice that is underrated on the network, it's to check the charts. Skyvector.com is one of the best (free) resources for this information for US airports. In the US, there are a lot of airports served by overlying approach controls that are infrequently staffed on the network, so sometimes the
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  12. Thanks for all your hard work, Luis. We look forward to seeing you around in the skies as your time allows!
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  13. Already a member of a VA (Compass Airlines). My wife and I did a real life flight with Air Maroc in 2019 from Casablanca (GMMN) to Madrid after a three week trip in wonderful Morrocco. Apart from overcrowding and other inconveniences ( at train entrance at the airport with a full train load of passengers, only one of three security screens were working) the actual flight was very enjoyable with very professional flight crew. I would have no trouble recommending the real life airline.
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  14. Hi guys... I am about to venture into using VATSIM but had a question or two to improve my understanding of how it is meant to work. Given Vatsim doesn't replicate the real world ATC/Airspace structure 100%, is there any guidance on what airspace an APP or TWR controller is controlling and what type of service they provide (class of airspace)? I was curious if the green circles on VAT-spy are a generic airspace TWR controllers are controlling and like wise for the blue lined FIRs which APP controllers are controlling? [I haven't been able to find guidance on VATSIM airspace vs contro
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  15. Yes you are indeed! Different countries have different regulations on callsigns and how to shorten them, a good and easy guide on this can be found at the bottom of this page, courtecy of the VATSIM Pilot Learning Center. 🙂 Also note, do not abbreviate your callsign before ATC does it. 🙂 Once ATC has done it, follow what he says. When you check in with a new controller, use the full callsign again, and so on.
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  16. Yes, I imagine if you're tagging onto someone else's thread from 4 months ago, and all you say is "I NEED HELP", especially in all capitals, you need some help. Now, may I suggest you open a proper thread, in the proper forum, and clearly indicate with challenges you are encountering. In a community of over 700,000 members, hearing "I need help" is about as clear as you being in the middle of the largest ocean on the planet in a rowboat and yelling "I NEED HELP". First of all, you need to be more specific, and secondly, with such a generic note, no one is listening....
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  17. Nepal vACC is happy to announce CPT Event [Visit Nepal 2021] on 3rd of February 2021 .Nepal vACC welcome all of you to join and Help @RESHAM BHATTARAI to earn his S3 Rating on VNKT_APP from 1300zulu to 1500zulu.
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  18. Hi sinds this past Saturday (23rd JAN 2021) I started experiencing repeatedly Voice Server disconnections with multiple flights. Never before had this. -Disconnect Time: 14:52z -How Often your disconnects are: every few minutes, can't really discern a pattern -What error the client showed on disconnect: Disconnected from voice server. Reason: Lost server connection -Callsign: AAL76 -Client Version: vPilot v2.7.0 -Internet Speed: 20 Mbps -Internet Provider or rough real world location: Tele2 NL -A link to a zipfile of the debug.txt file if it exists as w
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  19. Awesome shots. nebojsa
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  20. This is not correct. natTrak is available for use any time of day, and most oceanic controllers do monitor the tool 😄.
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  21. -ACCSAF Pilot Training Director. -ACCSAF Deputy Pilot Training Director 1- To hold training for Newbie students and/or other pilots if necessary 2- Preparing a strategic plan to develop a training program for each pilot 3- Conduct multiple training sessions per quarter 4- Be familiar with most of the VATSIM pilot clients and help members with their issue 5- Provide necessary tools and documents for training purposes. Requirements : 1- Be a member in good standing of VATSIM 2- Having a good knowledge of the VATSIM CoC 3- Mus
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  22. It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mohammed Al-Thani as the Divisional ATC Training Deputy Director. Mohammed will be joining Suprojit Paul within the ATC Department and will assist him in other tasks within the department. Captain Al-Thani brings a wealth of experience from the real-world as well as previous experience as the Training Director within the Bahrain vACC. He's committed to the betterment of the division with regards to improving the training standards, SOPs and assisting the division in building a reputation for high-quality ATC services on the VAT
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  23. Thank you Luis for your hard work! All the best in your career.
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  24. Did you wait 24 hours after changing your password? Which server are you trying to connect to? Maybe try a different one? Sometimes the password contains characters that are hard to recognize (lower-case "L" vs upper-case "i" for example). Try a copy and paste but make sure to exclude the whitespace...
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  25. Great stuff thanks for clearing that up! I’ll have a bit of a study of that chart tomorrow to get my head around it. Cheers for the help Cathal! Seamus
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  26. Good! Yeah, it was a bit crazy tonight for sure. Weston (EIWT) is its own airfield with its own TWR controller as you know. This means that the only controllers that will control aircraft in it are EIDW_X_CTR or EIWT_TWR. If you were to fly out you wouldn't need to contact EIDW_TWR/GND etc. as they have their own airspace, but as you seem to point at, if you needed to enter the zone you would call EIDW_TWR. Similarly, if you were doing circuits at Weston there is no need to call EIDW_TWR if they are the only ones online providing you stay clear of the Dublin zone. This is a good
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  27. Hi Cathal, what’re the chances haha!! Thanks very much! I never usually flew VFR on vatsim until I got MSFS but now since the scenery is 1:1 I’m getting really into it for practice but I’m not all that confident yet. I was just confused with so many services online I didn’t know who was most appropriate to tune into first and with a busy event on I didn’t want to be pestering controllers over chat lol. Had a few enjoyable flights thereafter! Thanks! Just one question, say if Dublin tower control was the only one online, or GND even, and no other controllers were online i
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  28. Hi Seamus, I just happened to see your post and recognised you from flying out earlier. In the Dublin TMA, all airports are covered top-down by one of the Dublin Control sectors (EIDW_X_CTR). These can come online/offline every 30 minutes so it is confusing to keep up with. You can PM one of the controllers or call on voice to ask or double-check, voice is probably better. In this particular case, Weston is covered top-down for circuits as you asked, however, in an event controllers might be too busy to offer anything other than an "advisory" service. TL;DR Always best to ask b
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  29. I also still use it since I have a significant amount of money invested in it at this point and also it's just tried and true here as well. The machine I'm running it on is very much... on the edge when flight simming, that's for sure, and FSX works fine. Until the day I can afford major hardware upgrades it will surely stay FSX for me.
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  31. Honestly, ATC usually builds in a bit of a buffer for situations just like this, assuming you're on flight following. You're really not going to go wrong at 105, or 115. There isn't a need to climb and decend based on your direction on any particular leg. There are several interesting real world discussions about this out there. If you're VFR, it's generally not going to be an issue. While you can certainly fly below the MEF as discussed above, you need to be at least 500 above any terrain in an uncongested area. If that's a valley floor, then it is what it is. Just be mindful of the te
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  32. Yeah I use it from time to time. I've spent too much on addons to just abandon it for MSFS entirely lol
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  33. The official rule is that anyone may use text, receive only, or full voice. Now, some think using text only as a beginner is helpful, maybe it is, as you can see what the controller told you to do instead of hearing and understanding. However, as others mentioned it does add a significant amount of workload to both the pilot and controller. Mic fright is real, but the way you get over it is by doing your research, understanding the normal communications flow, which gives you an idea of what to anticipate ATC will say, and finally just jumping in and smashing that PTT button. It's n
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  34. But for some it is essential. VATSIM has deaf members of the community, those who work from home or live with people who work shifts so sitting talking isn't always convenient for these people. There is no CoC rule that states you HAVE to use voice UNICOM although it's preferred. Until such time as the above uses are discriminated against by a CoC change (not going to happen), then text transmissions will need to be monitored by all.
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  35. It doesn’t update while you’re connected, but it gathers the hours once you disconnect.
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  36. I just added support for the transponder mode switch in MSFS. This is in vPilot 2.7.0 which is currently available in the Beta channel, or for direct download from the vPilot Downloads Page.
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  37. In accordance with the notice given at BoG Meeting Minutes and Schedule, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q4 2020 (October to December 202) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 16JAN21. AGENDA Open meeting, roll call, apologies, and proxies - Gunnar Lindahl Ad hoc votes since the last meeting - Mark Richards Old Business The future of Iron Mic - Mark Richards Quarterly reporting and goal setting - Gunnar Lindahl Town Hall Meetings & our rhythm of engagement with community - Gunnar Lindahl Review of P0 introduction - Gunnar Lindahl
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  38. Spot on. It's baptism by flyer. Come a few weeks, you'll be the one doing the giggling.
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  39. What I've often said about new VATSIM pilots experiencing "mic-fright" is that you should just let go of the unrealistic expectation that you will sound perfect the first flight you do with voice. You WILL sound silly the first handful of times. We all did. You may elicit a few giggles from others on frequency (hopefully to themselves, without their mic keyed) but just embrace it. The only way to get to the point that you sound like an expert is by diving in, doing it, being bad at it at first, and getting better progressively. Trust me, we will all understand. 🙂
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  40. Are there pre-approved routes anyone can access, including SIDs/STARs? I make FPs with the MSFS world map but often get asked if I can change to another SID. Since it's anything but simple unless I do a lot of training (I flew heavies on VATSIM for years in FSX but with a LvlD763 on corporate routes), I've been bailing out at that point so I can think of a way to avoid trying to put in new procedures for clearance or, heaven forbid, approach. Where does ATC get their routes, and can I use them in order to avoid changes during clearance or flight?
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  41. I've also had ongoing issues with problem selecting frequencies using the selector in MSPS 2020 Airbus A320. One fixed works for me most of the time: On the MSFS taskbar at the top of the screen with an aircraft selected and running click the AI Control symbol (Pilot) and turn OFF Manage Radio Coms, Now you can select an appropriate com frequency and vPilot should read the selection and display. If for some reason this doesn't work just enter a dot command in the text box and press the return key i.e. .com1 xxx.x (an appropriate frequency re 121.9) don't forget to put a period or "dot" bef
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  42. VATSIM New Year Message As another year draws to a close, we reflect on what has been an extraordinary and unusual year for all of us, wherever in the world we reside. First and foremost, we hope you and your families are safe and well. For our community, 2020 was busy. We clocked over 6.2 million flying hours and 630,000 controlling hours in the last 12 months. And in the summer, VATSIM hit 100,000 active members. In August, we saw the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator, with VATSIM compatibility from day one. We also re-launched the pilot rating system
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  43. Scenario 1: Yes and no. If you are going to remain clear of Class D,C,B airspace then you do not need to contact ATC. If you will be entering said airspace, then you need to make contact with the appropriate controller in accordance with the local rules of the country. Scenario 2: You will contact the lowest online controller for the applicable position. For instance, if you are departing from XYZ Airport and the DEL/GND/TWR is not online, but XYZ Approach and Center are online, then you would call XYZ approach for clearance, taxi, etc.
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  44. VATSIM's network protocol unfortunately does not support the transfer of assigned heading or speed data. In discussions among the developers, I have advocated for a more extensible network protocol where different radar clients could define their own structures for sharing data among instances of the same client. Hopefully this sort of design will be available in the future, and then we'll be able to propagate things like assigned speed/heading between clients.
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  45. I'm 99% sure this is an AFV server side issue over being a vATIS issue since it affects all clients that can publish voice ATIS.
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  46. Will there be an update to AFV that will allow real-time audio mapping while controlling? Right now, the only way to move audio from headset to speaker, or vice-versa, is to disconnect first, open up settings, make the adjustments, then connect. Ideally, it would be really useful to have the option to route audio to headset or loudspeaker for each frequency, especially now that multiple frequency usage has been given the go-ahead in the latest ATC-FIM policy.
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  47. Hi Dustin - not sure (and can't speak to) what the future of AFV will allow, but I've worked around this by using a program called VoiceMeeter. You set the audio output from AFV to VoiceMeeter and then you can choose (in real time) which output device you want. I'm not sure if the same is possible with input devices. https://vb-audio.com/Voicemeeter/index.htm More detailed instructions in this document, starting on Page 6: https://atchub.bvartcc.com/atcfiles/BVA_AdditionalSoftwareGuide.pdf.
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  48. In MSFS I've flown the default C152 and the add-on Carenado Mooney on VATSIM via vPilot, and radio frequencies do propagate normally from the sim to the pilot client. On the Mooney, the Transponder panel does NOT -- but again, the commands built into vPilot offer a workaround until it's fixed.
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  49. Very strange. For the last couple of days I've been unable to hear voice ATIS but all other frequencies work fine. Today I noticed that the reason might be that I'm unable to tune the exact frequency of the ATIS. eg: At EGKK today the ATIS frequency was 136.520 on VatSpy but I noticed that it would only allow me to tune 136.515 or 136.525. It was as if 136.520 didn't exist except that every other frequency could be dialled in increments of xxx.005. I thought it might be a conflict with ActiveSkies XP but the same thing happened without it loaded. Anyone else experience this problem? It all wor
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