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  1. On 6/21/2021 at 12:50 PM, Morten Jelle said:

    Sounds more like a pilot client issue than a Euroscope issue. I haven't experienced anything like that at least.

    Weird to hear. Because it happen several time, if you look on my Twitch you can see this issue.

  2. Hello Alessio,

    please avoid to write with this format, it cause problem to and it's very hard to read it because it appear too bigger on the screen.

    On VATSIM the rules about the gate are similar. But not always the same on real life. What it's really relevant is another thing: if the gate assigned can host the aircraft which is landed. Sometimes some ATC doesn't know real terminals for their airports, but of course can happen that someone assign the correct gate. I'm from Milano and for give you an idea, if I saw someone with callsign EZY or EJU in Malpensa Airport my priority is to give him/her a gate or a stand on Terminal 2, but now with this pandemic, this terminal is closed. So if I would be realistic I will advice always that this terminal is not operative and that must use terminal 1 for the moment

    In addition, probably you don't know it, but there is already a short briefing on vatsim italy which talk about which apron must be used in fiumicino.

    Saluti da Milano Radar!


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  3. Hello VATSIM users,  I had experience during last session a strange issue on ES. I found a lot of flights which was appeared costaintely on SQUAWK IDENT permanently active also if these pilot wasn't instructed to do it or if they had activated the IDENT option without instruction. Someone could tell me which could be the reason of this issues? It wasn't significantly annoying, but it could be if my sector could start to be very crowded.

  4. Just now, boughammoura sadok said:

    actually i do not want to transfer my flying hours from IVAO but i am asking for my flying nember of hours in VATSIM

    if you would se your statistics, login to https://stats.vatsim.net/ . You will see there your details. But the system is a little bit different than ivao (i can advice you about this because I have an account also there, so I can understand maybe what you would see)

  5. 1 hour ago, Yves SEGURA said:

    Thanks for the information
    What is the website that displays WATSIM traffic?
    What do you recommend?

    VATspy latest version work if you would check who is online. Vattastic 1 seems retired, but Vattastic v2 still continue to work if you would see pilots and ATC's online

  6. 16 hours ago, mario lencioni said:

    salve ho problemi sono nuovissimo ed e da molto tempo che non gioco a flight simulator non so come si crea un piano di volo sul sito e non so come ci si conette con vplanet qualcuno mi puo aiutare grazie?

    Ciao Mario, questo è il forum internazionale di VATSIM, quindi pubblica eventuali post solo in inglese per evitare problematiche. Comunque, posso risponderti alla tua domanda, contattami in privato mettendo il cursore del mouse sopra il mio nome: apparirà una descrizione del mio profilo, e tra le opzioni trovi message. Cliccaci per mandare un messaggio privato e dirmi maggiori dettagli

    Hello Mario, this is the international forum of VATSIM, so please, to avoid problems (after all there are here users from all countries of the world), i suggest you to publish here messages only in english. Contact me privately, I will glad to help you.

  7. Best way to start this 2021....without doubt a big problem for the entire community. Luckly for me I have also Mytraffic6 for P3D v3, bot for the other users? This will be a great trouble. Currently there aren't freeware alternatives, for what I know.


  8. On 12/15/2020 at 4:26 PM, Arvid Lumma said:

    Hey guys,

    Is there a way to cancel a direct to a waypoint via the mcdu in the Airbus A320?

    My sim is MSFS2020.

    Thanks in advance

    Best choice is to redraw the route that you was following before insert the direct. For this reason is better plan the route with a flight planner such Simbrief. It can allow you to see all waypoints present in your route.

  9. I hope that I will not forced to remove it due to the same reason which has convinced me to do this booking....times are 12:30 UTC to 17:30 UTC, in this photo times are visible with the Italian time. Milano Radar will wait you! If you would fly VFR and you're unfamiliar with Italian airspace, I suggest you to contact me privately, I will explain you how to do it in Italy. We have some restrictions in our country for VFR's.


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  10. On 11/23/2020 at 4:22 AM, Jakob Hansen said:


    I'm hoping to get started with VATSIM.  I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a route that I could fly that's approximately 1 hour flight in the TBM that's typically staffed?  Was hoping for some quieter airports as to not get in the way of the bigger faster planes! 

    Hello Jakob,

    these are my personal suggestion for your first VATSIM flights:

    1-A route appropriate for your English skills: phraseology is important for communications, if you're unfamiliar with English (but I don't think), better fly inside your country. Also if you speak well English, for the first flights is always better your country as location for your first flights.

    2-VFR or IFR? The 2 type of flights are totally different. If you make IFR, the flight planning is more simple about the basic elements: check departure and arrival airport charts, for the departure airport select a waypoint which is the last waypoint of a Standard Instrument Departure (SID), from this waypoint follow an airway to another fix or radio station, than follow another airway  to another fix/station and so on until last point, which must be the first fix or radio station published for a Standard Terminal Arrival Route (STAR) of your arrival airport. You need to know also how to read runway approach charts and taxiways charts (but is simple). In some countries, under specific conditions, is possible insert a direct between two fixes on your route, but only under specific conditions. VFR is more easier, in theory: you need to file a flight plan which have a point which will be reported to ATC (if online) every 30 minutes, as recommended from ICAO, and which is planned as requested from local procedures applied inside a specific country. VFR procedures are different for any country, to make you an example, in Italy you can use a route VFR which is a VOR to VOR route, isn't a problem use also radio assistance or instruments for a VFR, but if you're leaving or you're inbound a controlled Aerodrome Traffic Zone in Italy, you MUST leave or join that airspace from some specific Visual Report Points (VRP), which are published inside Aerodrome charts for any airports. Some countries use the same fixes which are applied also for IFR for VFR, other countries doesn't use VRP for their controlled airports, for this reason you need to check carefully the local Aeronautical Information Publications (AIP). In case you would plan a route, is better try to ask to the local vACC-vARTCC or if you're lucky, you can contact a local ATC before your flight if you find someone online in a country which you would visit. In any case, I suggest you to try both type of flight rules.

    3-Know your aircraft: A good pilot should know ALWAYS the basic details about the aircraft selected for a flight and which instruments are available inside. 

    4-Major airports: some airport are always crowded. Better avoid New York, London, Amsterdam or Frankfurt if not sure about which procedure must be applied.

    5-Where to fly?: Well, usually I cover Milano Radar CTR (entire North Italy) 2-3 day for week, if you would make a flight here, we have a lot of airports which aren't crowded, you can send me a private message and send me the details about when you would fly here and which route: I can verify if everything is fine for you and if I will available. The online day in Italy is every Wednesday.

  11. Hello guys, I would explain a strange fact that I had found with ES: I got the SMR colors applied in real life from ENAV (the Italian Agency of ATC) and I decided to apply these layouts over my ES sectorfile. However i found a very singular....problem: with colors from image the color indicated for the background is #143232 (Hex Format), which converted in decimal, is  1323570.

    If I try to upload this color, however it appear the region with a color which is something in the middle between dark gold and brown (the hex color that I had identified is #2F2900 for this strange color). I decied so to applied the color with a modify of the color applied for inactive sectors to find the code that I would applied for the background on SMR.

    I found the code for the color desired after these modifies on Symbology.txt (decimal 3090688), and I tried to upload the decimal format on the sct inside [REGIONS]. Now the color is correct, and I have a dark green sea color, but if I try to find online the same decimal color that I had insert on sct file to insert this green sea on ES,  with different websites the code 3090688 is correlated with the previous dark gold-brown color that it was appeared wrongly on my map....

    At this point someone can explain me how it work the decimal format on ES and why there could be these problems? thanks in advance!


  12. On 10/6/2020 at 5:26 PM, Jim Harris said:

    If I plan a route to EGPH from say EGNX I'd use a standard route such as..

    N57 POL N601 INPIP1E

    But in a smaller aircraft or one with dodgy avionics such as the MSFS TBM, I'd prefer to fly to TLA and commence an ILS 24 0r 06 approach. Is this a done thing? I could not figure a way to get off the STAR (INPIP1E) and on to the approach... I know I'd expect vectors if EGPH was manned, but what if it isn't...

    And what would happen in the real world?


    Jim Harris 


    Hello Jim,

    this question have different replies. But basically, insert a SID and/or a STAR inside the flight plan it depends more with the local procedures. If you fly in the US, it could be possible insert without problems these data inside the flight plan because there these procedures are the same for all runways of an airport: if it's a SID an initial radar vector to a fix/station then follow a specif path until the first fix of the route, if it's a STAR a specific path for the first descend phase, then radar vector to the runway in use. But in some countries, SID's and STAR's are different for every runway (and if an airport have noise abaitment procedures like my favourite airport, Milano Malpensa, it could be possible that will be available different SID's from the same runway for the same fix) , and in some cases, there aren't a SID and/or a STAR published. This mean that your departure and arrival procedure will be assigned from the ATC. You should check the regulation for every country, but basically, it seem that SID's and STAR's could be insert from the pilot  only in North America, for what I know with my previous experiences as virtual pilot. About what I know in UK is necessary insert only the route because you will receive the departure and arrival procedure from the ATC

    Greetings from the Milano Radar guy! 

  13. Luca!!!! Ma malgiorno! Can I told you a solution? Before your flight, shut off the modem, wait few minutes, and then, when will be less warm, reactivate it. With my previous modem was the best solution! Maybe you can find this idea just a little bit crazy, but it could help.

    Fatti vivo che su Milano Radar io ci sono!

  14. 3 minutes ago, Mats Edvin Aaro said:

    In the new year's post, VATSIM revealed that they are working on making an official, global and universal ATC Booking platform. It is unsure when it is planned, but once it is released that will be your go-to place for booking controlling positions in advance. ūüôā

    vatmm.org does not use vRoute's booking platform, however it uses "vatbook", which AFAIK is the most broadly used platform to date.


    2 hours ago, Andreas Fuchs said:

    Hi Andrea,

    that's why I am using Qutescoop. I can specify for what day and time I want to see ATC-bookings in both tabular and as well graphical form.


    ATC-bookings for tonight 18:02z + 3 hours time-range in a table



    And the same on the map



    If you wish to try it out: https://github.com/qutescoop/

    Also, make sure to download the latest version of Qutescoop's basic airspace data: https://forums.vatsim.net/topic/28027-qutescoop-updated-airspace-and-airport-data-available/


    Hello Andreas, I will take seriously in consideration also qutescoop also for this! Thanks!

    DotWallop, thanks for this information, usually I read carefully these types of updates, but probably I forget that post. I will wait the release of this system so! What is happened to your Twitch channel? Last trasmission was 2 months ago! I hope to see your livestream soon!

    Regards from an "italianalien" (maybe you remember that I called you some months ago as SUP for a problem which I showed you on my livestream)

  15. Hello VATSIM members,

    just a simple question. As ATC, if I would book a facility which I'm sure that I can cover  for a specific day, I used since my day 1 on VATSIM vroute. However, from my perspective this tool have some limits: if I would fly with ATC coverage, I can see only the ATC facilities which are booked for next 18 hours. In the past, atcbooking.com has solved this problem for me because it was a good system to find who has booked a specific facility, with several days of pre-advice before the effective day selected from that virtual ATC. However, seems that now atcbooking website was closed. I found as alternative solution https://vatmm.org/ , but seems that this system doesn't recognize the ATC positions booked on vRoute. Someone can told me if there are more valide solutions than vroute, because seems that on vatmm isn't possible book any ATC facility but only see the next ATC facilities booked, and I'm worried that I use an outdated system for ATC bookings.

    Thanks in advance guys! See you in our virtual skies!

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    VATEUD is proud to announce the European Overload event, which will take place on Sunday, 29th March from 1300z until 1800z. During this time, all European VACCs will come online to light up the european skies, staffing fully at least one airport each so you can fly to any place you want to visit under full ATC coverage!


    Keep an eye on the European Division Twitter so you know which airports will be fully staffed.


    We hope to see you there! Do you think we can smash any previous connection records on the network?


    Hello Nestor,

    maybe can be a good idea also share here the Airports involved. There could be present inside VATSIM some users which doesn't use Twitter....anyway, thanks for the opportunity! This event will be made on same day of my birthday!

  17. Hello to everyone. If someone would fly with another pilot, I will fly during Milano Overload on VATSIM from Milano Linate to Amsterdam. If someone would fly with me, this is the route.



    EVEN FL'S (320, 340....)


    ATC coverage guaranteed in Milano due to event, and also in Amsterdam (someone has booked the APP, TWR and GND)


    I will be online this saturday on Linate at 1650 UTC, with planned departure time around 1715 UTC. We should arrived in Schiphol after 1 hour and 30 minutes.


    And if someone is interested also for a virtual airline, you can find my VA on this link: https://virtuaza.eu/


    See you soon in our virtual skies!

  18. You missed the part where Simon said JARDesigns updated their software to comply.




    Yes, Jardesign it work, I know it because I use the A320 on Xplane 10, but the problem is with 777 Flightfactor. I would understand how it work the system about the audio for this aircraft. Maybe is better advise also the flightfactor developers.....If someone has found a solution, and he/she have this aircraft inside the simulator, any suggest is appreciate.

  19. Unfortunately I believe FlightFactor are using non-standard datarefs for their radios (and possibly their electrics?), which makes it really difficult for the clients to read what state the radios are in (powered/unpowered etc).


    I believe JARDesign were doing something similar with their Airbus but have since updated it to use the standard X-Plane datarefs so they can actually be read. So really this is a problem for FlightFactor to solve in the long term.


    That said, I believe I've seen someone suggesting that they managed to get some success with a FlightFactor aircraft by selecting both VHF L and VHF R radios to on (so you get the green light above both), so that may be worth a try?


    (Lots of 'I believes' in there as I'm not an X-Plane user myself so just going off what I've heard).


    No the problem is only with Flightfactor, because Jardesign A320 seems that haven't any problem.

  20. There is another solution: every year, on November, and for this year I think that will be terminated today this event, you can fly one or more routes planned for the Worldflight, a charity event which start and finish every year in Sydney.

    If you're lucky, you can provide also for ATC service if one or more airport of your vACC are selected as one of the airports selected for this non stop tour around the world.

    Usually there are routes which have a maximum duration of 4 hours of flight

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