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  1. In accordance with the notice given at BoG Meeting Minutes and Schedule, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q3 2020 (July to September) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 17OCT20. 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 Multiple Frequency Top Down - Matt Bartels New Business Managing policies under the new leadership structure - Mark Richards Quarterly reporting and goal setting - Gunnar Lindahl
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  2. Event Name: Discover India Departure: VOMM (Chennai International Airport, Chennai) Arrival: VOPB (Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair) Feel Free to Fly Back to VOMM if you like. Time: 1230z to 1630z Short Descrpition: Falcon Aviation Community Presents - "Discover India" We would like to take you all on a discovery tour to the most beautiful airports in India that are not commonly flown virtually. Long Descrpition: Join us on the Discover India Tour this whole month of October, while we discover these beautiful airports of India. The coming weekend i.e.; October 25, 2020,
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  3. I know they are very much aware of it. I personally believe that we fall short here as a market minority. Also, "fixing" IFR and the navigational issues is a much larger task than fixing a commonly requested minuscule feature. I know Navigraph is aware and talking with Asobo, and I am sure they'll come up with a solution to this, but unfortunately, things take time.. I would very much recommend the A320 mod though, there's finally airway implementation coming very very soon and plenty of bug fixes and new features coming every release. VATSIM is a spotlight partner, one of the support
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  4. ACCSAF vACC is a part of VATSAF, one of the globally recognized divisions on the VATSIM Network. In order to become a member of our vACC, please email: [email protected] | [email protected] | [email protected] Join us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/ Thank you for your support, see you in the skies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2YbQBDMIp8
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  5. Dear VATMENA Members, It is with profound sorrow that I announce, on behalf of Ahmed Yehia and myself, that we have resigned from our positions as VATMENA1 and VATMENA2, respectively and effective immediately. Although we are sad to leave the divisional staff team, we believe that this is the right time for us to step down from the divisional leadership, hoping to allow the chance for new blood to inject new ideas into the division, ensuring its sustainability. When Ahmed and I were recruited into the divisional management team, almost 15 months ago, the division faced many problems.
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  6. It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Suprojit Paul as the Divisional ATC Training Director (VATMENA3). Paul has previously worked in the U.A.E vACC ATC Training department and the Divisional Operations department working on various policies, documentation, sector files, AFV tuning and more. Paul brings a wealth of experience to the division with countless hours as a mentor/instructor and has real world aviation experience in the area. Please join me in welcome Paul in his new role and we look forward to the upcoming improvements to the division! Paul can be reached o
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  7. I think AVsim thread started well, but then degenerated a bit (or a lot...). I am not sure if it would have helped at all, even if everybody there would have stated "Yeah, MSFS IFR sucks." I think everyone in that thread know the limitations currently in MSFS. But there is not much they can do, but eiither bash MSFS or just try to live with it. With current limitations. So either you keep bombarding M$ about the issues, or fly with some other simulator and wait for the fixes. Having a high blood pressure even for this is not healthy. Because I guess the fixes will take quite a long t
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  8. I do understand the dilemma. Yesterday I went back to big tin in FSX on Vatsim for the first time in ages and actually thoroughly enjoyed a 3 hour flight without workarounds (having a PMDG under me), having fully accurate Active Sky, spot on Navdata and not having to compromise on anything. It actually made a very nice change from carting around VFR in MSFS! So for the moment I am using horses for courses. I'm not spending ages trying to make MSFS default a/c "fit" Vatsim when they will become irrelevant once PMDG etc get their aircraft out but thoroughly enjoying the VFR experience in MSFS in
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  9. I took off from KEYW flying VFR, with the whole state of Florida being controlled by Miami center. I didn't realize I needed clearance from miami center to take off, and got a private message from him. Trying to tab out to respond and my game crashed (thanks windows). Sorry to whoever that controller was, I wasn't trying to ignore your message 😭
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  10. Short answer; not yet - continue using 122.800. Long answer: Down the line, the plan is to implement local CTAF frequencies. However there is a multitude of problems and issues to resolve before that can happen. Firstly, CTAF frequencies for all airports in the world would need to be documented, structured and implemented in AFV, which is a colossal task. Secondly, those frequencies would need to be shown in the clients in an organized and easy-to-understand way so that everyone, including complete beginners understand which frequency to use. Without that, the whole purpose of
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  11. Hello all, Attached below you will find the VATSIM Middle East & North Africa Division quarterly report for Q3 of 2020. VATME_Q3_Report_2020.pdf
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  12. And if they give you any abuse back, screenshot that and provide that to the Supervisor as it will give them the ammunition they require to deal with something they can see rather than just a report.
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  13. I don't usually wander into the AVSIM forums, but I read through your posts. You have many valid points, but it's easy to judge the simulator based on what you see at the current stage. I agree, the simulator at its current level lacks a great deal you would expect to have when flying on VATSIM. However we who fall under the "hardcore simulation enthusiast" have always relied on third party development to get up to par with our standards. Yes, MSFS have had a rough start, but with time the bugs and flaws will be ironed out, and I have no problem seeing that this very easily might become t
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  14. Welcome to Cross The Pond: Eastbound 2020! Airfield voting is closed, your votes have been counted and the results are in; here are the airports for Cross The Pond: Eastbound 2020! This year we are setting new standards, with no fewer than 16 participating airports! We are excited about the results, making up a staggering 54 city pairs across the North Atlantic ocean! With no further ado, here are the airports that will facilitate your flights on November 14th! Departures: CYYZ (Toronto Pearson intl.) CYYC (Calgary intl.) KATL (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
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  15. Hello Sir, we noticed that we forget that next tuesday will be in UTC+1 again. Therefore I'd like to request that you could change our event to 1900-2130z with the new banner in the initial post. Kind regards Manuel Pick
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  16. Hi Nebojsa, natTrak is still in use, however it is getting a major upgrade for Cross the Pond this year. The link is nattrak.vatsim.net, but just keep in mind that it will not remain in its current format for very long. Cheers, Andrew
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  17. In the UK, generally speaking you'll be vectored from either the end of the STAR or at some point along it to final. It's rare for anyone to leave a pilot to navigate "their own way" to final. Obviously elsewhere the use of transitions is more prevalent. For these, despite the fact that I use the likes of PMDG/FSLabs for the majority of my flying, I still make sure I've got the relevant chart depicted on Navigraph Charts open on either the iPad or second monitor while I'm flying it as I can see the position of my aircraft as I'm flying the STAR/Transition and can see that: - I'm adher
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  18. Then you'll need to ask them why you're sometimes getting bad model matches.
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  19. I learned that also the hard way as a newbie. I took off from an airport that was under Boston Center's area and that because the airport is towered in real life and even though nobody was controlling it I still needed clearance as I was in there airspace.
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  20. And also note that KEWR has a class D airspace, which is why you need a clearence from ATC 🙂 Torben
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  21. Can confirm, same thing with trying to use VRC.
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  22. Event Name - I Can't Ku-Wait Start Time - 1300z End Time - 1600z Event Description - Kuwait vACC is proud to present our fortnightly event: I Can't Ku-Wait! Every Friday from 13-16z, #OKBK will be fully staffed and you are all invited to take advantage of the ATC. We really hope to see you there! "No objection." FSX/P3D freeware scenery: https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=208881 Default scenery is adequate for XP and MFS users.
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  23. These things happen, don't worry! Being new to the network is daunting, and you're BOUND to make mistakes. However you're in luck - because making mistakes does no harm here! We have all been new, and we have all made mistakes (even though some don't like to admit it). You'll find that as you gain more hours and experience, you'll start to make less and less mistakes; but you'll never be "perfect". 🙂 Only thing I can say is: Welcome!
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  24. Dear VATSIM users, The Caribbean Division has undergone much construction. During this exciting time, we have re-designed at least 5 different websites, progressed on a complete restructure of our training program, designed new logos, created a marketing and PR position, and began the preparation to launch massive event campaigns. While this has gone on, I have been acting as the Curacao FIR chief, providing training to controllers in that region. It has become clear that a deputy director is needed in the VATCAR Division to manage the restructuring and management tasks. After carefu
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  25. Of course you can fly a concorde if you like, Thank you for answering my questions. : ) I get a better customer service experience with volunteers like you, than i do with payware developers lol. That too is good to know. Makes sence and allows for others to have a slot. Thank you. So i guess I'll just file the historical Concorde track and see what happens on the day of. I'll monitor this thread. Maybe someone who has done this can let me / us know what their previous experiences were like. Dave
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  26. Hello all, Attatched to this post you will find the VATSIM Europe, Middle East and Africa Region quarterly region report for Q3 2020. On behalf of the Regional staff team, thank you to all the staff members, mentors and other colunteers within the region that help and contribute towards VATSIM and the Region! Should you have any questions about the report, don't hesitate to contact us at any time! 🛩️ Q3 Report.pdf
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  27. If you plan to fly a Concorde during CTP, you will NOT need to book a slot. Those slots are designed to meter the traffic into the North Atlantic Tracks. Concorde will fly 10,000+ feet above, and 2.5 times as fast as, traffic in those tracks -- so the slot booking for a Concorde serves no purpose.
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  28. Thank you for the great event! We came from Berlin-Tegel as SWR96C with a shared cockpit, had packed one hour of extra fuel and still, while in the RILAX holding, had to report to ATC that we only had ten minutes left before we had to divert - and that's how it happened. Especially in the shared cockpit, everything felt very realistic, including the decision-making process and the rather hectic phase of the diversion - it was great fun. Many thanks to everybody involved!
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  29. Fair point however if you watch your speed, even the heaviest of aircraft will manage. Generally, LHR controllers will give you: - 220 knots leaving the Holding fix (in this case LAM) - 180-200 knots for the "base" turn which may be an S bend rather than a straight base leg - 160 knots until 4DME If you go with those, particularly dialling the 180 speed in first before making the base turn so that it's slowing just before/as you make the turn, you should be fine. Completely agree - the number of times I've heard about how sure people are that they've got Scottish
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  30. VACC FRANCE: http://www.vatsim.fr/en and VACC SLOVAKIA: https://www.vacc-slovakia.sk/would like to invite you again into a Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to Bratislava Mr Štefánik airport Shuttle! In this event, there will be a full ATC coverage over French, Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia! We made an event from Bratislava to Paris back in 7th of October and now we want to take passengers back from their holiday in Paris! We hope you will bring the passenger to Bratislava with their smile on their face. We will see you on our scopes and take you and returning passengers safely to the des
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  31. :) Sorry, Hamish Bill: I think I saw your comment about big tin in the Scottish forum and I put 2&2 together, resulting in the ENIAC value of 3.999999. Anyway, lots of folks like the thought of being Scots. When folks here in Canada hear my accent, they nearly always say, "I'm Scottish too!" despite never having been there, simply because their old folks came from there in the fifties. Some of them are actually more Scottish than the Scots, with weekly pipe band marches (no, really).
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  33. India vACC and Thailand vACC proudly welcome you to Bangkok Kolkata Express. Join us on the 17th of October from 1100z till 1500z as we depart from the City of Angels, Bangkok (VTBS) and arrive into the City of Joy, Kolkata (VECC) with FULL ATC COVERAGE on departure, arrival as well as enroute!! Where: VTBS-VECC When: 17th October, 1100z-1500z Approx. Block time: 2 Hours 45 Mins Route: TARED G463 BGO L507 AVPOP Thailand vACC event (with VTBS chart/ scenery links): https://vacc-tha.org/pilot/events/15 VTBS Freeware scenery FSX: https://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTe
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  35. I agree with this. I fly all the time successfully on MS2020 and VATSIM. I use the A320NX mod which adds a ton of capability and Navigraph in case I have to fly an approach manually cause the FMC does not always work as desired. So far no issues and you can't beat the visuals!
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  36. Depends what country you are flying in. USA yes, Australia No, Europe I believe no.
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  37. Published on the #VATSIMEVENTS calendar and myVATSIM. https://www.vatsim.net/events/cross-pyrenees-lfpo-lebl
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  38. Without telling people not to use the sim (it's their prerogative), it is important to be aware of the limitations. I speak here from an oceanic perspective. Pilots need to be aware of the increased potential for ATC to issue a re-route, which may be a huge problem if you can't change the route in the sim. It's going to be a headache for all involved if we desperately need you to do something that you can't actually do because of the limited functionality available in the default airliners. Another example being if we tell you a Mach speed, but you can only program IAS because of some bug
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  39. The intention of this thread is/was for anybody else reading this forum who was considering Simming the CTP event using FS2020, for sharing tips and experiences in preparation. Maybe I was alone on that desire, let's see. That said, If VATSIM Marketing or the CTP event organizers want to formally discourage and/or prohibit this - as you said to prevent "...unneeded stress on both pilot and controller" or for whatever other reasons, I suggest an announcement using appropriate channels. Until then, could I respectfully request to keep this humble thread on topic as described above? Fro
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  40. As an update. We are in discussion with Asobo about this issue. Please keep the bug reports coming!
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  41. Hi Robert, some stuff for you to read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_type_designators https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Selective_Calling_System_(SELCAL)
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  43. It's once again time for the annual Worldflight charity event! Departing on October 31st, participants will circumnavigate the globe in just seven days, and they need your help! To ensure full ATC coverage during the event, Worldflight is recruiting a team of devoted and experienced controllers who can step in should local controllers be unavailable. Being a part of the Worldflight ATC team is independent of your assigned division, meaning you can control wherever needed at the time. Controlling during Worldflight is an exciting opportunity to help support a noble cause! Interes
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  44. I don't know if anyone is still interested in this topic, but I managed to get IRL traffic in Euroscope working using the Opensky Network. How it works and the source code can be found on the github repo below. Happy flying / controlling! https://github.com/aap007freak/OpenSkyToEuroscope/
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  45. Hi all Over the last 24 hours I have been in discussion with VATAME Regional staff . The decision has been made that VATNAF will be closed and the airspace will be split between VATSAF and VATME. This was a decision that was thought about and discussed thoroughly as we want to provide the best service we can for our members. Please see a map below of how the VATSAF and VATME Divisions will look from now on
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  46. Hi all, Recently I decided to create a new Euroscope sound set to replace the old beeps and tones that come with vanilla Euroscope. Originally, this was a personal modification to my own Euroscope, which I have decided to share for the benefit of the controller community. The set contains replacement files for all 20 of Euroscope's vanilla sounds. The sounds were designed to be more modern and intuitive to the controller's ear, and less irritating to the eardrum . Download link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UlSUMmjsj7bQxpEmI6V3OQNr9pyvap4D?usp=sharing Audio demonstra
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  47. Wait, can you buy me one of those rooms?
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  48. Paris Control in action
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