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  1. In the announcements section of this month's PC Pilot magazine, the picutre illustrating the announcement of the Bristol Flightsim show is of VATSIM-UK's stand at last year's show in Birmingham. It's a bit small so I can't identify the wearers of the VATSIM T-shirts, but someone might be able to....

     

    Ruth

    VATUK2

  2. Would someone mind contacting me to let me know what the staff have decided? Apart from seeing the recommendation that Martin Leat sent out when he was RTSM, I can't remember ever hearing the exact decision. It would be nice to know as it affects training.

     

    Chris, I'll e-mail you directly with the original proposal that was posted on the VATSIM-UK forum (it'll have to be tomorrow) and then can we talk online, TS or MSN? Any changes will only be workable if the RTSM and the RTS Instructor (Martin and you) are happy with it.

     

    Ruth

  3. Hi Hugo, spotted you sitting at London City tonight. I was on Thames Radar. If you connect at an airport, Squawkbox will show you all the controllers at that airport, and other nearby ones, together with their frequencies. Luton is EGGW, by the way.

     

    and as mentioned ServInfo is a wonderful bit of software which shows you who's online all over the world.

     

    Ruth

  4. OK, abbreviated version of the TeamSpeak connection instructions for the UK server, as the UK forum is broken:

     

    1. Download TeamSpeak from http://www.goteamspeak.com/news.php - install and open it.

     

    2. Click on Connection>Connect

     

    3.Right-click on Servers, and then Left-click on Add Server

     

    4. In the dialog boxes

    Server - VATSIM (or any name you choose!)

    Server address - 80.249.98.88

    Nickname - use the name you registered with Vatsim

    select "anonymous"

    then click connect.

     

    5. This should take you in to the Vatsim server. If there is a server admin online they will have SA by their name. Usually an SA will spot you as soon as you connect and come and help. They will set your permission to register.

     

    6. Click on Self>Register with server, and you should then be registered. Future logins will be with the logon and p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word you have selected.

     

    7. Click on the room you want to join to move there. There is a special room set up for the New Pilots Night.

     

    See you online!

     

    Ruth

    VATUK2

  5. I've e-mailed Steve to tell him to look at your post. In the meantime while the forum is down I will be reminding all RTSMs and Instructors to read this forum. The UK forum is well on the way to being repaired, so hopefully this is just a stop-gap.

     

    Ruth

    VATUK2

  6. Hi Andrew.

     

    At mimumum you will need the aerodrome chart. The parking chart just gives a bit of extra detail. If you are planing on flying IFR in or out you will need the relevant SID or STAR chart. For VFR flying the CTR/CTA char tis useful as it sdhows the major landmarks, and airspace limits.

     

    Ruth

  7. I'm pleased to announce that the New Pilots Night on October 5th will be at Luton. Start time is 2000 local (1900z) Your controller for the night will be Nick Taylor.

     

    Charts are available at http://www.ais.org.uk/aes/pubs/aip/html/eggw.htm

     

    This is your chance to try speaking to ATC for the first time, and to try a circuit or two, or get help filing an IFR plan. See the start message for further details.

     

    Ruth

    Deputy Director, VATSIM-UK

  8. Er exactly.. not been up at all! The forum is wholly out of action, it has not been restarted since it was taken down for maintenance.
    someone broke it didn't they hehe

     

    You guessed it Lee! The current position is as follows:

     

    The whole website was taken down last weekend, and backed up so that the software could be updated as part of our progress towards a new website. Unfortunately there has been a problem with restoring the data for the forum from both the latest back-up and the back-up from last week. it's not helped by the fact that the website for the company that supplied the forum software is currently giving a "server not found" message.

     

    As the people working on it have full-time jobs, it has had to wait till the weekend to be looked at again, but rest [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ured it is definitely being worked on.

     

    Ruth

    Deputy Director, VATSIM-UK

  9. Follow-up question, from a different newbie...

     

    Call-Signs... on the x-plane.org XSB server, I'm used to logging in with my .org nickname, however, it seems on VATSIM that the pilot callsigns are all tail numbers, i.e. N905F. Is this a required thing on VATSIM?

     

    Also... I noticed on the site that pilots log in as FIRST NAME - LAST NAME - followed by what appears to be an Airport Code. Again, is this a required procedure, and is the Code, I [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume, the start point of the flight?

     

    Usually commercial airlines will use the ICAO code and a number, while non-airline traffic use either a company callsign or a tailnumber. Most general aviation aircraft will use their tail/registration number.

     

    The airport code after the name is your home airport ie where you consider youreself based. You can choose any home airport you like, but there's no requirement to have one at all. Of my two light aircraft, one is based at EGKB because that's where our virtual flying club is officially based, the other is at EGSG because that's home for its real life equivalent

     

    Ruth

    VATUK2

  10. When you say "can't open ASRC" do you mean that you can't even get the radar window open? If so, it's worth uninstalling and reinstalling.

     

    If you can open it but can't log on, the problem may be the p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word. All VATSIM p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]words were changed some time ago following a secruity breach. Use the lost p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word faiclity on www.vatsim.net to get your new one. Remember the p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word for ASRC is your main VATSIM p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word, not your VATUSA one.

     

    Ruth

    VATUK2

  11. I'm pleased to announce the Open F.I.R., the newsletter of VATSIM-UK, is back online with the summer issue. You'll find it at www.vatsim-uk.org - just click on Newsletter.

     

    Please welcome Joe Burberry who has joined the newsletter team as staff reporter and features editor. We'll now both be nagging people to contribute to the next edition.

     

    Ruth McTighe

    Deputy Director, VATSIM-UK

  12. It's gone very quiet - I think everyone's gone on holiday! But I've seen quite a few new pilots braving the airways, so this is for you guys.

     

    Although we won't be providing any formal training in August, Biggin Hill (EGKB) will be open on Weds 3rd August at 2000 local time (1900z) for new and inexperienced pilots who would like to try their hand at VFR or IFR circuits, or otherwise practice talking to ATC. Please see the messages at the start of this thread for links to charts and a description of how to set up TeamSpeak.

     

    See you online!

     

    Ruth McTighe

    VATUK2

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