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Randy Tyndall 1087023

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  1. Fair enough Ryan. I'll just keep checking. I departed out of Dublin in a previous Westbound CTP and remember we received our Oceanic Clearance while still on the ground at EIDW because we were already close to Shanwick airspace. I was just wondering if that was the case again this time. I'll check their website in the meantime. Was also curious if they would be "simulating" any disruptions caused by the new east-west runway project going on near the northern airport perimeter...probably not. Randy
  2. Will there be Departure Airfield Information Briefs available for all the fields? The only one I see on the CTP site is for Oslo...or do I have to go to Facebook for that info? Randy
  3. Really glad to see a "swift" thread show up here. I have been acting as an alpha tester for the FS2004 swift version and have to say so far it exceeds all my expectations. There are still a few bugs with the FS2004 version (haven't used it for FSX yet and don't have P3D or xPlane), but I can [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ure you the developers are very, very quick to work them out. I just finished downloading, as an alpha tester, the latest development version only days old and will be putting it through the paces in the coming days. Randy
  4. Ahhh! Hadn't thought of that. Then I could leave from EGLL, which I presume there will be at least Center staffing for and still have wall-to-wall ATC. Thanks Josh. If I decide to go that route I will post my booking cancellation here of course...not on Facebook Randy
  5. I have a slot for EIDW to KIAD and I have a question. This is not my first or second or even third CTP, although I could not for scheduling reasons fly in the last two. I recall from those previous ones that Sel-Cal was entered during booking, but I don't recall it being there this time, nor do I see it in the Pilot Dashboard where my callsign shows. Will controllers get Sel-Cal from my pilot client (I will be using the Alpha test version of the Swift Client for FS2004)? Also, I am "entertaining" using the Concorde this year, something I have never done...but flown a lot in other crossi
  6. Gunnar, I did get your email. I am [Mod - Happy Thoughts]uming you got mine as well which prompted your reply. I will take your email to heart, but still stand by my words, and concede they have been stronger than they needed to be, but such is my p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ion for VATSIM. The message, though, is still appropriate. Advertise, Announce, Inform on VATSIM first and foremost in our forums, then expand to "social media". Social Media should never be our main source of information...the website forums should be and sadly, are not. There are so many "sources" for VATSIM info th
  7. And to everyone on the CTP planning group...and to our esteemed President. I, more than anyone, appreciate the voluntary planning activities that go on behind the scene. I know the effort is monumental. I know the team works hard. If information about the event had been posted in the VATSIM forums, where in my opinion should be the FIRST place it should go, I would have known beforehand what the "plan" was and not have been so surprised to see absolutely no Dublin slots available at 1905Z. I would not have been shocked and I would have had no need to come here and post until I made my "ha
  8. No Gunnar, you don't seem to get it. We don't belong to Facebook. We don't belong to Twitter. We belong to VATSIM and yet VATSIM is entirely devoid of information about the staggered booking release times. Randy
  9. Second round of slots just opened - Did you grab one? Yeah, I got Dublin to Dulles. And Matthew, I am not upset with the process. I am UPSET with where the INFORMATION about the event was disseminated. Until I made my post well above, there was absolutely no NEWS or UPDATES or INFORMATION about the SIGNATURE event of VATSIM posted ANYWHERE on the VATSIM Forums...you know, the organization we ALL belong to!!!! I come to these forums for information, not Facebook, not Twitter, not Instagram. I don't belong to the VATSIM Facebook group. Why? I use Facebook to stay in touch with my
  10. NO... There are no slots left until EIDW opens at 1930Z. It's not cool. It is extremely upsetting that news of the event and process it virtually nowhere to be found on the VATSIM Forums, the FIRST place information should be disseminated. Posting on other Social Media is fine and understand, but the PREMIER site for info SHOULD BE VATSIM!!!! Randy
  11. ON FACEBOOK!!!! Nothing at all on the VATSIM forums...you know, the site hosting the EVENT!!!! You might as well send me to conflict resolution right now because there is going to be a strongly worded post made after this is all said and done. This process SUCKS!!! Randy
  12. 15 minutes in after the 1900Z start and I see no bookings. Are they all taken or is it a problem on the CTP site side?
  13. You gotta be kidding me...30 seconds after bookings open and no slots available??? Randy
  14. Ross, While I hate to sound like I am agreeing with Mike, because I usually don't, I must question this comment of yours... If "Tower" is not already online, how does one "guess" what frequency tower will be when they do "appear" to have that frequency pre-tuned? I know at some of the smaller airports there is only one tower frequency, so easier to guess, but at larger airports where there are several tower frequencies, depending upon different factors, to choose from. You definitely cannot go by the default frequency given in the sim. Nothing that I know of, although I certain
  15. Actually that sounds like a P2P issue and the "trailing" aircraft is a "ghost" only he can see. Randy
  16. But Andreas, as he stated in the OP... Can't vouch for the statement that because of Linux he cannot use it, but I see no reason for him to make it up. Does vRoute, which I use exclusively, except for US Routes (flightaware is my "go to" there), work in Linux or no? If no, then where is he to go that will work with Linux? Randy
  17. Quite by accident, as I don't frequent the predominant "social media sites" like FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc, I stumbled upon a FB Post about the CTP-Westbound Event that will be held March 30, 2019...and yet there is still nothing about it in the VATSIM Forums. Let me see...VATSIM Signature Event...VATSIM Network...VATSIM Members...on FB, but not VATSIM Forums? Apparently, the "old-timers" who care little for the political diatribe so prevalent in "Social Media" have been placed second to the "new reality". That's okay, I guess...times do indeed change. Or maybe it's the staff just wan
  18. Thought I would pop in here and give my thoughts about being a better pilot in VATSIM. Like many, if not most, who joined I started out the complete opposite of the way flight starts in real life. I wanted to fly the "big tin". I wanted ATC to talk me down from cruise to landing. I wanted to follow the magenta line. I enjoyed it very much. There was a thrill to guiding a 140,000 to 500,000 pound plus aircraft down to a respectable landing at the airfield I had planned. That thrill has ebbed and flowed over the years, however. That was 11 years and 4,000+ hours ago and all in all I t
  19. Joined "Slack" and left a message. Still navigating both the Slack Site and Swift...all further comms will be on Slack and apologies for the hijack of the Codec thread, but one last question...once finalized will the new codec work with Swift and, therefore, FS2004? An answer on the Slack message board will suffice. Randy
  20. I've downloaded the Windows 64-bit version 0.8.7.81260022 exe and will try to use it in FS2004 to see if that works as Roland suggested it could. If not I will go back and grab the 32-bit installer as Andreas has. So far the 64-bit installer is setting up what seems to be normally. Still working through the setup and model matching. Only issue so far is the button to start the GUI is not clickable, but pressing starts it. Haven't connected to VATSIM yet. Oh, and Roland, I changed my "REAL NAME" profile entry to include my VATSIM ID. Randy
  21. Roland, I just finished the registration process after considerable reading at the Swift site. As far as following "naming conventions" the only thing I did not do, although I wanted to, was add my VATSIM ID in paranthesis. Reason? There seemed no logical place to put it. Placing it in my username would have made for a comebersome username I felt and placing it in the "Real Name" block would have been false as "RANDY TYNDALL (1087023)" is not my "real name", but "RANDY TYNDALL" is... Randy
  22. I use FS9 and FSInn with VATSIM and would be more than happy to be a Swift tester if current testers other than Andreas don't have FS9. I use Win7 64-bit, but I'm [Mod - Happy Thoughts]uming the 32-bit installer has to be used since the platform is 32-bit. Randy
  23. Would that be the newer sim and system that breaks for 4 or 5 days after every windows update? Yeah, advancement is always a good thing. Same sim that countless PMDG users constantly complain about over at AVSIM because their system protections and settings block important data? I rarely go to AVSIM Forums these days because all I am going to see is someone asking how to make P3Dv4.3 work with Windows 10 and how to get their ultra gee whiz "study level" PMDG to work with both Windows and P3Dv4.3 "New Tech" is great, isn't it? Daniel, I don't begrudge you a thing and if you have ever lo
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