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  1. I believe the freq won't be 'written' to the aircraft; as using dot commands is more intended for cases where vPilot can't detect the frequency on the aircraft, so writing it in that case wouldn't be very successful. I don't think you can directly switch via the ATC list, though.
  2. Not sure why you can't switch in-aircraft, but as you say, there's a way to do it in vPilot. It's using the dot command .com1 FREQUENCY. You can also use .com 1 (notice the space) to enable the radio if that isn't being detected either.
  3. Emmanuel, my experience with ES on Wine is that most things should work except audio - as you need a 32 bit libpulse package. Look up the actual name for this package on your distro and install it. For example, in Arch Linux this is done by typing: sudo pacman -S lib32-libpulse Other plugins might need other dependencies - the best way to find this out is by opening up ES on a terminal (type wine Euroscope.exe) and seeing the errors it's reporting. For example, when loading the UK Controller Plugin, these errors are thrown out: 0009:err:module:load_so_dll failed to load .so lib "/us
  4. Just to note, this is intended behaviour and is found in other voice communication programs such as Skype. You can turn this off by going to Settings > Windows Settings > Turn off 'Minimize to tray'
  5. I agree with the recommendation for EGCC. It's a medium sized airfield so it also gives you a feel for longer taxi routes, runway crossings, and other things that you wouldn't do at a really small airport. Also I control there, so that's a plus!!!! 😂
  6. I really like this trailer. In my opinion, it's the best introduction to VATSIM available; it doesn't just focus on the aspect of getting realistic ATC as it also talks about the community aspect, free pilot training, etc.
  7. Hi! Welcome to VATSIM! When there is a lack of controllers, ATC works in a 'top-down' system. Think of it as CTR > APP > TWR > GND > DEL. If, as you say, there is only an APP controller (arrival/departure), they would control their position, APP, but also they would cover 'top-down' the TWR, GND and DEL positions. If you're in the ground at Manchester Airport, EGCC, and you only see EGCC_S_APP connected, which is the APP controller for Manchester, you can tune their frequency to get clearance and all other services that TWR, GND, and DEL would provide. EDIT: Seems
  8. It's so good hearing these stories! I think it's great if you found the ATC friendly in your first flight. For me it's important to be friendly to newcomers for this reason; otherwise, why would they come back? And yes, the jitters go away...
  9. This is soo right! My first experience on the network was messaging a controller asking if he was OK with me asking for a clearance and then disconnecting. I was sooo scared! I don't know why VATSIM makes us all scared of calling up, but it does. The controller replied telling me that he had no problem with that, and encouraging me to ask for taxt, etc. as it wasn't busy and he could help me. That ended up being my first VATSIM flight. This experience greatly influenced the way I treat beginners. When they come in, expecting to be eaten alive by controllers, and instead, receive a welcoming me
  10. Robert - I think they meant a real life pilot!
  11. Hi. It's great to see people wanting to start out as ATC! Your confusion, as others said, is with the fact that you expect to find some sort of official VATSIM training guide with everything. When it comes to ATC training, however, it's all about which Division or vARTCC you're in; as they handle your training, which is specific to that region. That's why there's noting very concrete on how training goes; the waiting time, quality, process and content of the training is all (mostly) up to the vARTCC. As such, when you go control somewhere else, you do a procedure called 'visiting' (or transfer
  12. Interestingly enough this might not be needed; for me I didn't notice a difference in volume at all from 0 to -72. Perhaps it has something to do with the issue?
  13. A little note to add: ICAO codes for airlines are always three letters! So while BA sounds correct for British Airways, remember, it's always 3 letters, so the code actually is BAW. You can refer to the list Andreas sent for most codes, and I recommend you do so as when the code is wrong there's sometimes issues with model matching or I don't know how to refer to you when I'm controlling. Also, if the airline you're flying is a little unusual, sometimes it helps to put the radio callsign on your FPL remarks. That way you make sure controllers know your callsign; because for the weird airlines
  14. Haven't gotten the issue yet with the setting on -72, so it seems fixed! I'll let you know if anything comes up. The weird thing is that I've barely noticed a difference in the volume, I was expecting it to be quiet but it's actually just like having it on 0
  15. Really? Then what am I going to do with all these??? 🤣
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