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Richard Quigley

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  1. From: https://www.vatsim.net/pilot-resource-centre/vatsim-basics/important-rules Important Rules 3. Pilots need to check regularly whether they are flying through controlled (live staffed) airspace. Pilots shall ideally make contact with ATC before entering controlled airspace, or as soon as possible if a controller logs on while crossing through that controller’s airspace. You should have made contact with the controller. This is a very old chestnut on the VATSIM network. However: From the Code of Conduct"; section: "B3(a) - Pilots shall monitor their flights at all times. It is the responsibility of the pilot to check for, and make timely contact with appropriate air traffic controllers. This includes making prompt contact when requested to do so." https://www.vatsim.net/documents/code-of-conduct
  2. I have only encountered this when using ES 32a24 with vSMR.
  3. Oh, you send a good message my friend! Unfortunately, it was/is way off the topic or point if you will that Dan and I raised. Gunnar has now mounted an apologia of sorts and while it's not a: "We're sorry guys, we blew it. Should have given you a shout out before we pressed the button." it will have to do. It's just that we would prefer to be treated like colleagues rather than subjects.
  4. Mr. President, That is reasonably close to an apology. Reasonably. "Had we known what an emotive subject this would be we would of course had done more to re-assure our friends Down Under and in NZ prior to the change taking place." It made a small change in how people connected to the network. The technical differences were, except to a few, invisible. The original question was " Why didn't you tell us this would/might happen before it happened?" It would have taken far less of your time to have dashed off a notice than it has now taken to deal with the backlash. (I wrote one for you yesterday in able 90 seconds.) Now, the "The change was completed under the logic that it would not adversely affect user experience." has not adversely effected ALL users but it has effected enough that questions have been raised. The logic was faulty. Another few minutes thought and all this might have been avoided. The reactions to these questions recalls memories of the situation in which VATSIM found itself a couple of years ago (could have been more could have been less, memory stick faulty) when some of your "friends" Down Under were not feeling so friendly.
  5. You've entirely missed the point Andreas. I do not speak officially for either VATPAC or VATNZ but to suggest that either have been in the least ungrateful for the situation in which they found themselves lowers the tone of the discussion and does nothing for the community at large. Please re-read Dan's post. I thought he was being unusually clear.😊
  6. Matt, Thank you for your response. I appreciate the magic you and your team create for the users of this facility. I just don't understand why some one last week could not have said: "Please be aware that there are going to be some major changes made to the VATSIM infrastructure. Some strange things may appear to be happening. Some changes will be permanent, others will not. A formal announcement will be made when we figure out what is happening, no scratch that!😘 When we can fully document these changes and be assured that they will work to he benefit of the community." That having been said we, here in the antipodes, would not have been left feeling that we were given the short end of the stick.
  7. About 5300 K from Adelaide to Singapore and 12800 from Adelaide to San Francisco.
  8. I'm feeling the same sense of frustration at the lack of response. Surely some one in "officialdom" would have the courtesy of replying to the queries that I know have been made. If only to say that they don't know what is happening.
  9. I'm afraid it's a loosing battle Simon. It is a shame that so many pixels are being extinguished in defense of poor manners. It is pity that even 2% of our membership are not confident in themselves. But there you have it. The modern world. Every bit at righteously right as we were a decade or two ago.
  10. It is xPilot Andreas. But I like swift! It a great many very useful features.
  11. I can connect swift 276 with X-Plane 11.50b4 and it appears to work in all respect except actually rendering other aircraft on my screen. Voice works with controllers. Other aircraft are shown on the swift radar. Aircraft, ATC and User lists appear to be correct. The Models list indicates Rendered aircraft are being rendered. Is this swift? Or am I missing something? Do you need any files?
  12. Yes, I would. Again, simply from the perspective of polite, courteous and professional relations between adults and those learning to be adults. 😊 Very old fashioned. I would be surprised if more than three people out of the thirty-three on line when I counted have a real need to pursue this hobby in a state of anonymity. I also agree with with Liesel. I don't think it is reasonable to require people to expose their identity. However, the policies we have in place to protect our privacy allow this public anonymity for those who feel the need so, with cane in hand, I shall hobble away!
  13. Yes things have changed in a lot of field in the last 20 years. Not all of these changes have been for the better. I am of the same mind as Simon and Andrew. It is as much a matter of politeness, good manners if you will as anything else. Many would say that these are old fashioned values and I would agree. Nevertheless, without these values, society crumbles. It is a bit difficult to respect a number let alone engage in an sort of relationship. Quig 885897
  14. No! That is worse than VATSIM's recent decision to remove the requirement for full real names when logging on.
  15. Seconded. I've got it working with both P3D and X-Plane!
  16. Nic is a magic man and we thank him!
  17. Euronat message: NAT Data not in expected format, https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/common/nat.html The link takes you to a search page. with the URL of: https://notams.aim.faa.gov/notamSearch/nsapp.html#/ Norwegian Virtual at https://www.oceanic.andersmoen.com/?logon=success still appears to be accessing the NAT as does Moncton/Gander (CZQM/QX) FIR at http://czqm.ca/Oceanic.aspx
  18. I think FSE (Flight Sim Economy) is keeping her busy. If this is indeed the same Ruth (and I think it is.)
  19. SVFR exists in Australia. https://vfrg.casa.gov.au/operations/general-information/visual-flight-rules/
  20. IIRC somewhere in the X-Plane docomeentation this deficiency is laid out together with the steps one can take to ameliorate, fully or partially, the problem. Further there are free plugins available to [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ist in overcoming the problem. I cannot see how VATSIM can be faulted. Nor do I think the clients, xpilot, swift, etc., are at fault. In this instance, xpilot has provided, note: provided; not caused; a notification of the reason you were disconnected from the network. So...Change your settings! Laminar produced X-Plane as an experimental aircraft creation tool. To get it to perform there are some critical minimums that must be met. If we, the pilots, cannot meet them then perhaps we'd best find another simulator. In my not so humble opinion, the VATSIM staff, particularly those who worked on AFV and other back/front end electronic mysteries, deserve our respect, admiration and thanks for the hours of blood, sweat and tears they have, VOLUNTARILY, contributed to this community. For all this, I thank them. If the angst is over how the policy was announced then maybe there is cause for (fruitless) debate for those who enjoy engaging in such play. (guilty!) For the rest, get up in the air there and fly or, for a win, push tin! Have a good one!
  21. I'm surprised that Pilot Edge would do nothing.
  22. How do the other simulation networks handle this x-plane problem? Do they have it?
  23. The 'XPlane User Discussion' sub forum appears to have vanished! Greg, you broke it! Must have been one cracker of a post!
  24. That's unfortunate Andreas. It was/is a useful bit of kit. Thanks
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