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Tomas Hansson

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  1. Since this a VATSTAR question, I would recommend that you ask in the Discord server. That what it is there for! To answer your question - in case anyone else is interested: For the P2 checkride you can use any aircraft that you are comfortable hand-flying for at least 30 minutes. A lot of our students use the default FSX C172 or whatever else is freely available in the sim.
  2. We also have a large number of training organizations that offer both general help getting started on VATSIM and more advanced training. You can see a list here: https://ptd.vatsim.net/atos
  3. Have a look at www.vatstar.com. We definitely don't have any "complicated" processes to sign up and besides Discord, there is no need for additional software. Although we do most of our training in the US airspace, we have at least one instructor available in your timezone.
  4. Did you confirm that you are connected and there is traffic and ATC around you? If yes then do a search on these forums for similar issue. If you still can't resolve it post again with a screenshot of your audio settings...
  5. The PTD login functionality is restricted to VATSIM and ATO staff. If you believe that you should have access then contact Ethan Hawes who is the VP of Pilot Training (https://www.vatsim.net/staff/board-of-governors). If you are not part of an ATO maybe if you explained to us why you are trying to log in to the PTD we may be able to provide alternate solutions...
  6. FLAI works perfectly in v5. Just make sure to drag the FLAI folder from Documents -> P3D v4 Add-ons to P3D v5 Add-ons. Let us know if you already tried that without success or if you are having different issues with it.
  7. This has been discussed many times before. I believe this is the relevant section in the Code of Conduct:
  8. This post may be of help to you:
  9. Read the "Tips and Tricks" section in this post: Let us know if it doesn't solve your problem. (Also, for most of us this is a simulation - not a "game"...)
  10. A quick correction on the Zulu (UTC) times. Always use the 24-hour clock. So in your example if it is 3PM in Paris you have to enter 1300z. I find this website useful for date/time calculations: http://www.timeanddate.com
  11. Alexey, the way to become a Pilot Instructor is to contact one of the Authorized Training organizations listed on this page: https://ptd.vatsim.net/atos Each ATO has different requirements. For example VATSTAR, which is the ATO that I represent, has the available positions listed on this page: http://vatstar.com/index.php/apply-for-job
  12. Let me just speak to this briefly as I am the CFI at VATSTAR. We decided to no longer offer the P3 or P5 as after the transition a P2 and P4 is sufficient to receive the new ratings. Instead we have hired additional staff and streamlined our training program to get all of our students certified within a reasonable timeframe. We currently have 1,140 members on our Discord server and in April issued 150 certifications. This is a 416% increase from the the same period last year. We are in the process of changing our offerings to the new curriculum and will be ready on September 1!
  13. And to add to the answers; VATSIM pilot ratings are 100% optional, not easily visible to ATC and have absolutely no influence on what you can or cannot do on the network!
  14. Since the new Code of Conduct came into effect a delivery/ground controller can post an ATIS with anyone providing local control. You are quoting and old version of the CoC.
  15. How exactly are you trying to approach VATSTAR? Are you trying to partner with us to establish a partnership to train your pilots trough us or are you trying to set up your own ATO? We accept partnerships from any established VAs and any changes to the training program will not affect this. It really isn't clear to me what your problem is or what you are trying to do. Feel free to reach out to us - you can find our contact details on our website! -- Tomas Hansson VATSTAR CFI
  16. Ignore - didn't read the message properly...
  17. VATSIM is VA and callsign agnostic. As such, a particular callsign (or VA) cannot be "banned" from VATSIM (with the exception of callsign that were involved in real-world incidents). What you probably are seeing is that some 3rd party tools don't recognise the callsign. You will need to contact the support staff for those tools directly as VATSIM does not manage these tools!
  18. Why not? I am sure the facility that you are providing feedback to has a way to match the CID to the controller. If it is the feedback form itself that is the issue, I would recommend leaving feedback about the way to do feedback! 😂
  19. If there is no controller locally or above the airport that you are departing from then you obviously can't get an IFR clearance from anyone. File your flightplan as usual, announce your taxi and take-off intentions on Unicom (122.800) and depart while keeping an eye out for traffic. Enjoy your flight!
  20. AFVDATA is the voice server. You don't connect to that one. Instead pick the server that is geographically closest to you. Windows defender should not be an issue...
  21. Cliff, I am not sure what you are referring to. Yes, there will be new pilot ratings available as of that date but they will all be voluntary! There will be a basic knowledge test required for new members only. Nothing will change for existing members so don't expect any new "standards" whatsoever on June 1!
  22. Most likely you are exceeding the character limit. Try clearing out your remarks. None of the information that you posted is required.
  23. Start here: https://www.vatsim.net/pilot-resource-centre You can also go through the excellent training provided by the various training organizations: https://ptd.vatsim.net/atos Come back here if you have any specific questions.
  24. Make sure to run your sim as Administrator.
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