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Mats Edvin Aaro

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  1. Hello everyone! I constantly come across pilot flying With XSquawkBox, having the same problems every time. I'm making this post to highlight those issues, and hopefully give you some tips! Message sound: The most common problem I come across as a supervisor is pilots simply not noticing they are being contacted. The simulator might be minimized, or your attention might have been drawn towards someone else. Unfortunately, XSB doesn't give any kind of alert or warning that you have recieved a message. That, combined with the fact that the chatbox automatically disappears, makes things
  2. The CoR 6.03C can also be used on this. As Don says, it doesn't really matter if you're streaming or not - just call a supervisor like usual and we will deal with it appropriately. And having the stream there is a great way to gather evidence!
  3. It would have to be the rule that says that once you've earned your rating, you have it forever. At first, that seemed like a good thing to me. I have earned it, and don't need to constantly prove myself. HOWEVER; Seeing controllers come back from many years off the network, they are of course rusty - and might not be up to date with the latest procedures, software and phraseology. The returning controllers I have spoken to have all been quite surprised when I told them that they can basically hop on an enroute position without having any kind of refresher course. The problem wi
  4. I personally haven't done this, but I can totally see how that can benefit, especially with that alias!
  5. Congratulations to all my fellow controllers on Norway Control! :) I think my 2 x 10(ish) hour sessions helped! :D
  6. Sorry, I didn’t mean DUPE squawks, but the squawks changing when I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume them. I’ll try to fetch a logfile for you next time
  7. It's been good for a long time now, but now we're starting to see the same old VCS issues again with planes coming from the UK... DUPE squawks when [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning, temp alt of 6000ft, exactly what we've been seeing before...
  8. Hi everyone! Following the annual VATSIM UK Live! event, I envy the people there. I would love to be a part of a real life meet-up for VATSIM pilots as well as ATC, where we can get together and know the faces behind the positions. I am proposing that either VATEUD or VATEUR hosts a m[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ive event, inviting controllers from the whole division/region to get together for a m[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ive LAN, somewhere in Europe. Of course, this requires a tremendous amount of planning, but I’m sure there’s a lot of people who would want to be a part of such an event. W
  9. Hey! Sorry if this is the wrong category, but there seem to be a unusually long delay for the iron mic results, as it's 1,5 weeks ago.. What's the reason for the delay?
  10. Great! I'll see if I encounter the bug again, and report back to you.
  11. Isn't it just to see the departure airport?
  12. Well, the way I see it currently, it isn't a big enough problem for us that I want to go to BoG and demand that it's unsupported. But perhaps VATUK could make a statement to their controllers to disable automatic squawk allocation, which is the problem. Setting squawks manually isn't THAT hard.
  13. For information, this is still happening, as soon as yesterday. It's really frustrating, as I have to ask almost every pilot coming from the UK (often it's the same departure airport) to say their [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igned squawk, then manually inputing that into their SSR field.
  14. Euroscope's wide range of display settings (based on your sector file of course) can really clutter up your scope. When I started my S3 training, I figured that out first hand. There are so many useful things to have in various situations, but toggling them on and off all the time is frustrating. What I would love to have is a seperate panel, visually similar to the newly introduced VCCS panel, where you could set up macros to toggle on/off your favorite display settings. In that way, you can toggle your favorite display settings such as minimum safe vectoring altitudes, STARs, delegated
  15. Wine should work pretty fine (however I haven't gotten it to work) but unfortunately the developers have said that it will most likely never be made compatible with Mac OS..
  16. Valentines day at ENGM_TWR UPSxxx is taxiing north on N for departure, meanwhile GECxxx is vacating the runway, and is instructed to taxi southbound on M, which runs parallell to N. GECxxx fails to see the difference between the two, and turns onto N - coming nose to nose with the UPS. Me: GECxxx hold position GEC: Holding position Me: GECxxx I understand that it is valentines day today, but I do not think using airplanes is the best way to kiss your date. Turn left K, left E . . . I like coming with these kinds of humerous transmissions whenever they come to mind - and
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