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Joel Richters

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  1. Ross, this ability in vPilot would be great. To be able to toggle between Headset and Speaker. That way when you get up from your computer you can switch it over to speaker and be able to monitor ATC still?
  2. Thank you Mark. I'm looking forward to seeing you fly some more. I'm wishing you the best mate.
  3. Gday, I’d like to be able to communicate on two frequencies at one. For two reason. 1) departing from an uncontrolled airfield - communicate on CTAF and enroute controller at once i.e. departure call 2) communicate on CTAF and UNICOM to avoid the circumstances where someone might not know the CTAF frequency or your near an airport and wishing to communicate on both.
  4. Ross, what about a deafen button so it can be held but as soon as you let the button go it will be unmuted.
  5. This is good advice for IFR departure from untowered airfield. The proper phraseology in Australia at least (example for Toowoomba, in the real world you would transmit on two frequencies😞 Pilot: Toowoomba Traffic and Brisbane Centre, [callsign for VHTWB] TWB, IFR, Cessna 172, 4 POB, Taxis runway 11. Toowoomba Traffic. Brisbane Centre: TWB, [traffic info e.g.] No reported traffic, squawk XXXX Pilot [center freq only]: No reported traffic, squawk XXXX, TWB
  6. I agree for AFV. As a controller I’d like to be able to quick reroute sound to the desktop so that I can get up and move without being limited to 1m from the computer.
  7. Is there a way for ATC to monitor UNICOM?
  8. Applications are being sort for the position of Director Australia Pacific. Applicants can download a copy of the Role Description from the link provided below. https://1drv.ms/b/s!AoKLQ8CUwLgxguc_y1DM0P5FHR9mSQ Applications should include a CV/Resume accompanied by a two page cover letter addressing the five points found in "How you will be [Mod - Happy Thoughts]essed". Applications for this position will be open until 1400z 30 October 2017, and should be emailed to [email protected] VATPAC DIVISION DIRECTOR VACANCY PLACE ON HOLD
  9. Hi Greg, I was considering a reply to this post, to dispel the many false and misleading statements you have made, and continue to make. However I will remain strong and not be tempted. All I will say is thank you for everything that you had done for VATPAC. Your efforts have been ingrained in to the ongoing history of the division and your leadership is undoubtedly what has left VATPAC a strong. You have given considerable time to the betterment of VATPAC and I thank you for that. After all is said and done, I truely respect you and hope you can find peace in your new freedoms.
  10. Hey Nathan, I cannot find your reference to where the words “will” and “all” have been used in reference to the CTAF discussion. Could you perhaps quote this as I have had a look and can’t find it. Thanks It wasn't said on this forum but the facebook group by a Vatsim supervisor so i took that as the official word. That is a mistake by me to mix the both the forum and facebook group into one conversation , I apologize . No need to apologise, I just thought I missed something
  11. Hey Nathan, I cannot find your reference to where the words “will” and “all” have been used in reference to the CTAF discussion. Could you perhaps quote this as I have had a look and can’t find it. Thanks
  12. Good afternoon/morning everyone, You would have heard of the changes that are happening across our region. These include a re-structure to better support and engage you our members. While this is only the early stages, and consultation with the divisions is ongoing, we are ready to make some announcements which effect the regional team. Below is the new structure of the region at this point in our journey. Along with the above structure, I am please to be able to make the following announcements: The person heading up the Information Division is Paul Tyquin who has been
  13. Great feedback Kyprianos, it is good to see that you are supportive of this venture.
  14. All great feedback. The process which has been drafted incorporates both voice and text and the pilot will be able to use which ever method they are most comfortable with. I’m sure each division or region will formulate there own plan around language which best suits their members to ensure they achieve maximum engagement. This proposal is about encreasing our member engagement so we will be looking for the solution that brings all the members along for the ride. Keep the good ideas coming!
  15. When you say vPilot now allows for manually selecting a CTAF, what do you mean? He is referring to using vPilot and AVC together and letting AVC run the voice part, then you can manual tune into any voice room
  16. You're first flight?, are you serious?, your CID would suggest you registered pre 2003(because my CID is 2003 and starts with 86). Have you seriously waited over 15 years to fly on the network?. Yes, it took me that long!!! Real life always kept me too busy to concentrate on this. The problem is that there is no really good entry guide for VATSIM, you end up following links (many times to dead-ends) and don't really find straight forward answers. You just gave a perfect example for receiving a totally useless answer! Good to see you on the network Michael. I hope you get your te
  17. Russell, you might be surprised however almost all of your points are in the initial docomeent. More info will come but I think you will be happy.
  18. Good question Alex. At this stage it is too early to say with any absolute certainty, we are conscious of the need to keep good airmanship on the network and there will be limitations that allow for greater control and flexibility at the same time. While we may implement some governance at a network wide level, it’s likely to be the Divisional staff who will make the bulk of the rules locally.
  19. Andy, I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ure you the hearing and text only pilots have been considered and is part of the plan. Rant or not I value feedback so thank you
  20. This is great feedback. Do you think a bit of promotional educational video that we distribute to everyone to watch?
  21. As this development progresses, we will work with all the stakeholders such as our divisional staff, ATOs and other areas of the network to support this change. Misbehaviour will no doubt be handled the same way it currently is. Supervisors are able to join any voice room they like so monitoring them if needed shouldn't be a concern. What would you propose that ensure that the voice channels are used for the intended purpose?
  22. I think you will be pretty happy then
  23. Christoph, we have an initial idea that we are putting to the developers which will be moulded to achieve the outcome. The definition of Voice UNICOM / CTAF which is in the initial docomeent defines it as "a facility that allows pilots to communicate their intentions within the vicinity of an airfield without air traffic control" via voice. More information will come out soon enough to alleviate speculation... however how would you like to see it work? We would like to hear your thoughts?
  24. It is with great pleasure and anticipation that the Executive Committee announce our intentions with regard to Voice UNICOM / CTAF. At the Quarter 2 Executive Committee Meeting held yesterday, it was approved and with in principle agreement to implement the function of Voice UNICOM / CTAF on the VATSIM Network. The process from here will be one of consultation with the client developers and other stakeholders to ensure our vision can be made a reality; which is currently underway. We have been given a clear message from senior leadership that this process should move ahead without de
  25. Good afternoon all, I would like to introduce to you a values statement from the Oceania Region. This statement is the product of consultation with staff, in response to the decline in member engagement, mutual respect and vision. This statement will form the basis of many changes to come over the months ahead. Please visit the this link to http://www.vatoce.net/2017/07/30/values-statement-for-vatsim-oceania/
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