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Robert Fersch

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  1. Thank you for that information. Now I know where to find the transitions!
  2. I was browsing /vatsim-germany.org and could not find charts for the transitions. I looked at EDDF and EDDM and found none. They used to be available. Where can I find them? Regards, Bob
  3. Check that you have a vertical mode selected on the autopilot. VNAV, FLCH, Altitude Hold.
  4. In your flight simulator, look for a setting that controls ATC sound set it to 0 or off.
  5. Jorge, Where are the docomeents you mentioned? The link on the "Real Ops" page doesn't work. Best Regards, Bob
  6. My perspective is that the network has never been better. Since the pilot rating and training initiatives were implemented, the overall quality and performance of pilots is much improved. I come to this conclusion in a very unscientific but, for me, meaningful way. As I fly around in my cockpit now a days, it is rare for me to encounter a pilot who does a lousy job of flying, navigating or communicating. Put another way, I used to complain, to myself, frequently about those types of pilots. Now, very rarely! In fact, I find myself often thinking to myself how good the network is lately.
  7. Yes, that was the problem. I was using the desktop shortcut. Thanks much. I'll complete the configuration and make sure all is good.
  8. I had been using version 1 over a local network with vpilot on the remote handling communications with PTT on the yoke and all working. I upgraded to v2 today but I did something wrong as I didn't/don't see a selection for the (host/remote) configuration I want run. So I have vpilot2 installed on both machines upgraded via the interface. I upgraded the remote first, then the FSX machine on which previously I only ran Traffic Proxy. When I run vpilot on the "remote, " it says "no flight simulator found" and closes. On the FSX, it appears to work normally but nowhere have I seen a choice
  9. Watching videos of corporate jet and turbo prop operators has helped me understand how to use unicom. On the ground it is never used for taxi, only before entering a runway for takeoff and , if other traffic is present, clearing a runway on landing. In the air, it is used within 20 miles or less of destination with position, intentions and runway of choice and on joining the pattern. Additional updates are issued IF other traffic is present to coordinate with them. I agree with others who have said keep it simple, brief and minimal. For me, I am concerned voice CTAF will bring a ple
  10. Okay. I understand. It was not my intention to upset the apple cart. Regards, Bob
  11. I expected that there could be issues with the "how to" and valid concerns about the possibility of people abusing the system and ignoring their responsibilities. I'm no technical expert. If it is something we decide to implement, hopefully there is a way to enter this information. A pilot's responsibilities to contact ATC would not change. And for those inclined to take advantage, they are probably already part of the problem. When I look at at who's online, the majority of pilots fly in uncontrolled airspace. Are all these pilots at the controls every minute, I doubt it. Also
  12. This is an interesting discussion and I understand both sides of it. Perhaps we should add to the Code of Conduct a requirement that a pilot who, when ATC is absent steps away temporarily for those reasons already mentioned, place a message in remarks or other suitable place explaining the absence. Like: "No ATC observed ahead, grabbing a snack, back in :15." I believe most members follow the CofC and want to do the right thing. This would help everyone to quickly understand the situation and resolve it. Best Regards, Bob
  13. Thank you, James. I look forward to flying with ACARS/CPDLC and enjoying the benefits it affords to pilots and controllers. All the best, Bob
  14. Very interesting. I am going to add this capability to my aircraft. During my last "cross the Pond" I was able to make just one position report on oceanic. The frequencies are so congested, transmissions getting stepped on...etc. This should reduce the chaos although it also eliminates the verbal interactions between pilots and controllers which is one of the joys of VATSIM. I have two questions. First, can more than one controller in an FIR use CPDLC and, if so, does the callsign have to be different? Second, how might this benefit controllers and pilots in non oceanic operations?
  15. And I am feeling very good you are here. Juan, Your participation in Vatsim is inspirational and enriches us all. I am humbled and honored to share the virtual skies with you.
  16. Hello Yosef, Thank you for the quick response. I figured the TCAS would not work. I agree that the update rate and positions smoothing are the first to try and I think not showing aircraft labels is also very helpful. At the next big event, I will be testing with Squawkbox to see the effect of these solutions. If it is necessary, I'll eliminate TCAS update. After all, that's why, as you said, we have controllers!
  17. Hi Yosef, Thanks for the info. I did lower the frequency of updates for Cross the Pond and had a smooth flight. A question, will TCAS still show traffic properly if I "skip FSUIPC TCAS table update"? I would like to have TCAS available. Best Regards' Bob
  18. Where is FNO tonight 6/5? Please and thanks. Bob
  19. I flew as COA1243 from Newark arriving around 2110 MST. I was vectored North then West of Gallup as Denver did a great job sequencing us for the trip down the arrival which went smooth as silk with no delay. I fly with aircraft labels turned off which came back to bite when handed off to the final controller. Mesmerized by the constant ATC chatter, I did a poor job preparing for the descent. I managed to fly the profile okay and was at 9K and 250 when handed off. A turn to 190, speed 170 and down to 6000 followed quickly with further to 3000. "COA1243, traffiic an RJ 12 o'clo
  20. Ernie said: I like this idea for the following reasons: 1. It would be easy to implement, I think 2. It would provide incentives for both pilots and controllers 3. It would tap into the great community spirit of VATSIM Peolple are, by and large, goal oriented. With Ernie's idea, all of us would share the goals and work together to achieve them while doing what we love to do, fly and control! Sounds good to me. Best Regards, Bob
  21. Hello Andreas, I use simroutes and VATroute and have never seen an option to book a flight with VATBOOK. How is this done or is this an option which these sites have not implemented yet? I have been using eurobookand am disappoionted to learn that the bookings are not shared. I will be using vroute in the future. Thanks for all the excellent work on this and other aspects of Vatsim which enables all of us to share these friendly skies. Best Regards, Bob Fersch
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