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  1. I read through this entire topic - and it appears the representative (sorry if this is not the correct phrasing) for the BoG is completely out of touch with what almost every person who controls on the network or manages an ARTCC in some form appears to be trying to get across. I am that pilot (the one who Matt initially proposed opinions from closer to the beginning of the topic). I am a pilot on the network - a pilot who has had a lot of amazing experiences. As someone who sometimes takes breaks, I myself struggle with coming back after a while. - add the responsibility of a controller,
  2. Hello, Unfortunately I and many others still using P3d over here - is it much of a process to port it over? I do know someone in the BVI community who owns FS2020, however, so this may work. Thank you very much for posting - looking forward to seeing what the future has in store. Recently we have been able to access the PMDG aircraft - so this is a very positive step.
  3. It was pretty useful over here as well. It's unfortunate it was removed, hopefully it can be added into a misc settings or something.
  4. Hello, everyone. As always, I'd like to start off by saying how accommodating, considerate, and respectful the vatsim community has been to pilots with visual impairments, as well as other disabilities. It has been an amazing journey with a community that, while perhaps diverse and far reaching, has managed to come together and truly changed the way I look at aviation, flying and life in general. A year and a half ago I would never have dreamed that I'd be in the virtual sky with amazing control everywhere I go, a community that, given the current status of things, has allowed me to occup
  5. I'd love to be corrected on this, but to date it doesn't look like I can find active runways in the US as easy as Canada. I'm well aware this is still not solving the problem, but I find this helpful. If anyone has info on other locations I'm all ears. As someone with a visual impairment it is almost impossible to read a chart. Having text equivalents is incredibly helpful, and that also goes for holding patterns (most often used in Europe). I can get altitude and speed restrictions via text thankfully. here is what I mean
  6. I personally don't have an issue with it, but can understand. Thank you.
  7. I am so very sorry for the 3 month late reply. Essentially I navigate tramp's interface from outside of the sim - heading, airspeed, mach, altitude, and vertical speed can all be changed from here. Once it is changed from within tramp, I can then use talking flight monitor to more quickly and efficiently change the various values, including setting nav1 on the approach. Rnav landings can still be hit or miss for us - they are doable, but aren't nearly as accurit as ils or even getting the localizer, and they are often a lot firmer than I'd like. Depending on how we're directed, tramp
  8. I often find radars in Europe quite confusing. It may look like approach, but is actually radar - and when there are multiple radars online it can get a bit overwelming, especially if one is new. That being said, it is something that I just got used to with time. If I'm in unfamiliar airspace, at an unfamiliar airport, or in any way unsure, the .atis (callsign) is the first thing I look at. Personally, it's quite disappointing when nothing shows up on it - I've found quite a few twitch streams thanks to this, especially in the US. Random observation - the other night I noticed
  9. For some reason not able to see current bookings - where would I go to do that?
  10. Hello I use VATSpy quite regularly (if the developer is reading this, even if not intentional, it is quite accessible from a screen reader perspective). However I am part of a virtual airline that will post in a discord channel as soon as a controller comes online (this is exclusive to Canada). I was wondering if there was something similar for the rest of the world? Yes, I'm well aware this would more than likely be incredibly busy, as it were. There are a lot of places control can come online in the world. I do see on vatmap that there is something called vatbook. Controllers
  11. I'd just like to give you a huge highfive for this. As someone who is Blind, the idea of a blind individual flying an aircraft is pretty lutacris, I'm well aware. However controllers, apart from a few who either did not understand my intent or the fact that lining up and waiting on the runway takes a matter of seconds for me, have been incredibly accomodating. I've been on the vatsim network for just over a year now and, while my issue is far and wide much less than what the OP is facing, I'd just like to put my two cents in regarding that particular issue, as well. One of my
  12. Hello Sorry for the late reply. Essentially, I simply navigate through tramp using my screen reader. Entering values e.g. airspeed, heading, altitude. I can take manual control of the plane thanks to TFM if I need to - thanks to its atitude indicator it is able to, in a sense, give me an idea of the yaw and pitch of the airplane. The only thing we need to work on now is VOR indications and DME. And that is being worked on. DME in particular (or track miles from the field) seems to be more prevalent in Europe, though controllers have been very accomadating. Thanks
  13. I still use it. I'm a blind pilot using software to fly the airplane and FSX is tried and true. P3d does work, but there are accessibility issues using a screen reader. They can be gotten around, but not with ease. That being said, I really do hope the essentials, like v pilot, don't suddenly stop working, at least for a while.
  14. Hello there, I'd be more than happy to! First, a bit of history in terms of the software I and others used before I dive into specifics. First off - a lot of the Aircraft I, and others, fly - are Freeware, simply due to the autopilot on most payware aircraft being far too complicated, having a lot of systems in general that are well above and beyond what the sim's default autopilot offers, and the inability to use the FMS (until now, I will explain later). I'm also still using FSX - though P3d v4 is useable, there are still some frustrations with it - mostly the inability to have tru
  15. Hello everyone! This is my first post on these forums - and first post of, hopefully, more to come in 2021. As someone with over 1,700 hours on Vatsim, I figure I might as well throw a quick message up. First and foremost - I'd like to thank those involved in the upkeep and conduct of this network - you all are doing a fantastic job and, as someone who was absolutely terrified at the prospect of using it initially, I have had almost no issues with anyone here. As a blind pilot - someone who is unable to taxi to a runway - I'd also like to take this time to thank all of the controllers
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