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Steven Brown

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  1. Hi, Also as a new feature, can it be set to input a transitiom alitude as in Australia, the transition level is 10,000 but in the ATIS it was saying broken one four thousand feet instead of broken flight level one four zero
  2. Hi, I was using vATIS tonight when I got an Unhandled Exception Error. vATIS still transmits but with the following METAR, it doesn't say QNH1006 at the end. METAR (200 char long): YSSY 160800Z 19015KT 9999 -DZ VCTS FEW040 BKN080 BKN140 22/19 Q1006 FM0900 08008KT 9999 -SHRA FEW010 SCT030 FM1030 18015KT 9999 -SHRA SCT005 BKN010 TEMPO 0800/1100 VRB20G30KT 3000 TSRA BKN010 SCT030CB ************** Exception Text ************** System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at bbv.Common.EventBroker.Handlers.EventBrokerHandlerBase.HandleSubscriberMethodException(TargetInvocationException targetInvocationException, IEventTopic eventTopic) at bbv.Common.EventBroker.Handlers.UserInterfaceAsync.<>c__DisplayCl[Mod - Happy Thoughts]4_0.b__0(Object data) EDIT: A new METAR came in that was 3 characters shorter (197) and all worked OK with no errors when conencting like before: YSSY 160830Z 16015KT 9999 -SHRA FEW015 SCT030 BKN080 22/19 Q1007 FM0900 08008KT 9999 -SHRA FEW010 SCT030 FM1030 18015KT 9999 -SHRA SCT005 BKN010 TEMPO 0930/1130 VRB20G30KT 3000 TSRA BKN010 SCT030CB
  3. Pilots automatically get [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned to take p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]engers when they fly in Australia. It is an opt-out system so you only need to fly as normal and you will be able to take p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]engers We developed this whole system to add realism to flying and makes flying a lot more fun. We have just improved the system to be more realistic as well depending on the p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]enger numbers and what aircraft you're flying. Let us know how you find it and if you have other ideas about it
  4. Hey guys, I don't know if it's just me or if this is even the right place to post, but Tapatalk for the VATSIM Forums isn't working correctly. It used to work for some time but now every time I try to use it, it says I have exceeded the number of login attempts even though it was my first and I can log into the computer no worries. I use my full user name - ie. Steven Brown 1049506 to log in as this is the way to do it on there... Thoughts?
  5. Can you become blacklisted from the VATSIM Data Feed? I'm just wondering as currently VATPAC processes the VATSIM Data every 5 minutes and wondering if we make this lower (say 2 minutes), if the servers start to second guess us if we try and grab the data too frequently Steve
  6. Kirk's right. Just remember though, this is a hobby. People are here to enjoy their hobby. Some have more time than others. Some learn better than others. You don't need to know everything to fly on VATSIM nor be capable of flying anything. It's a learning environment. It says in the rules to excercise patience and courtesy to new pilots and controllers....
  7. Steven, that is incorrect. While I have no problems helping people who need it, I do expect a pilot to fly what they filed and what they request. If I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ign and they acknowledge it and/or read it back, I expect them to know how to fly it. If they need help, I'll either fall back on what they filed because they SHOULD know how to fly what they file or if I can/have time to I will help them out. However, aircraft that file MIA..ORL..OCF..DBN..ATL that need vectors from MIA to ORL to OCF to DBN to ATL shouldn't be filing that to begin with. Sorry, I am not here to vector you on your filed route. I am here, like them, to have fun. And online, they are here to provide us as much of a service as we are them. When we have to do their job and ours, the entertainment value drops to 0 and we see no reason to continue with the session. I have had days where the number of people who refused to follow basic directions, refused to ask for help, etc. etc. bombarded me to the point I logged off. I know others have had those days too. I'll help you, but if you can't fly what you file, there isn't much I can do... and if I am busy during an event, sorry, I can't help you figure out how to fix your FMC as I would then be provided a DIS-service to everyone else in my airspace. I agree with you but my original post was in the context of SIDs and STARs. It's not it's mandatory for pilots to have charts. Just on the second paragraph. You could reclear them direct to ATL and give them a single vector :p Yes, the ability to provide [Mod - Happy Thoughts]istance to pilots is limited during events due to the high workload that is already there.
  8. Lets look at what an ATS is... Its an Air Traffic Service. Controllers are there to serve the pilots. Not the other way around. The skill of a controller comes from being able to adapt to many different situations at once. You can't deny an aircraft a clearance if they don't have charts... Just give them vectors. Be patient and courteous to everyone. It makes everyone's expreience much more enjoyable. Pilots take time to learn how to fly an aircraft let alone be able to fly complex GPS RNAV routes and procedures. Let them into the airspace and increase their separation buffer around them. If you only accepted "perfect" pilots into your airspace, you'd start to find that you won't have any pilots.
  9. VATPAC Panic Stations is an event where pilots aim to get their wheels down on a nominated runway as close to, but after 1030UTC (8.30pm AEST). There is a Jet and a Non-Jet winner for each event. You can be [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ured that the level of Air Traffic Control coverage will be above normal, and being issued holds, speed restrictions, or flight path deviations can be expected. Next Event - Adelaide The next Panic Stations event is being conducted at Adelaide (YPAD) on Sunday, 15th August, and as usual the winning pilots will be the one who can successfully land as close to, but after 1030UTC (8.30pm AEST). PS_OBS will be the judge and record the timings of each aircraft landing for 30min either side of the target time. Time sync is done at 0955 UTC using this source for standardization. The time recorded is the time the aircraft decelerates through 60kts on the roll through on their [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned runway. No flight bookings are necessary. Information on Adelaide Airport can be found here. Visit the Panic Stations Website for more information
  10. Hey, Panic Stations is back once again and on Sunday 16 May. VATPAC Panic Stations is an event where pilots aim to get their wheels down on a nominated runway as close to, but after 1030UTC. There is a Jet and a Non-Jet winner for each event. Due to larger than normal inbound traffic ATC will be out in full force, issuing holds, speed restrictions, flight path deviations and more. Pilots do not need to book as there is only one slot of interest 1030UTC so do your flight planning carefully and see if you have what it takes! Get your ATC nominations in quick as the date is approaching fast. The nominations are sought for ADC (TWR/GND), TMA (APP/DEP) and ENR (CTR). Non-standard positions will be opened up depending on airspace requirements. Visit the Panic Stations Website for more information. Good luck
  11. TY for that but I use fs9 so is there a radar client for that. Steven
  12. Does anyone know of a program, add-on or by using VRC to participate in a private session of FS9 so someone can be operating as ATC over the LAN/Internet? This is so I can participate with my friends without the congested online traffic around. TY Steve ;) .
  13. Hi, What are alias and POF files and how do you create or obtain them for VRC. Steve.
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