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  1. You don't need AVC. The voice software is built in to both FSInn and Squawkbox. If you open AVC after you've started FSInn it recognises that FSInn is already using the port.

     

    Why are you wanting to use AVC?

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

  2. When flying online the AI traffic is switched off, as otherwise it could conflict with the real traffic. When you log off the AI taffic will be switched back on.

     

    The other planes you will see are other online pilots, so it depends on who else was online at ATL at the time. Quickest way to check is with the program ServInfo which will tell you who else is flying and where

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

  3. OK guys (and gals), here's your chance.

     

    Lots of VATSIM pilots come on here hoping to start a VA, often with very little experience or concept of what's involved. What would be your top tips to someone thinking of starting a VA?

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president Communications

  4. Hi Nathan,

     

    the rules about e-mail addresses have just changed, which should make it easier for you. You should e-mail the membership department and explain your problem. Go to www.vatsim.net and click on Membership Services>Contact VATSIM, and then on VATSIM Membership and Registration.

     

    With regards to the software, I presume when you say you are using XP8.60 you mean you are using XPlane. If so you need XSquawkbox to connect to the network. You will find it at http://www.xsquawkbox.net/ You don't need AVC as voice is integrated into XSquawkbox. You'll also find it useful to read the XPlane forum on this site

     

    Ruth McTighe

    VATGOV7

    Vice president Communications

  5. I'm new on Vatsim and I think it's an easy question, but I can't find the answer on prc. If I connect using FSX or any other than FS2004, will I still be seen by other poeple on network, is it the same session as in FS2004?

     

    Yes, as long as you are using a flightsim program with an appropriate pilot clinet e.g. Squawkbox, FSInn, Xsquawkbox, it doesn't matter what the program is - everyone will see everyone in the area they are flying in. VATSIM runs one glorious single session on a network of servers.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president, Communications

  6. FSInn is the only software that will let you connect with FSX, until SB4 is released.

     

    I'd suggest you post in the FSInn forum on here with the exact details of where it starts to go wrong, as I'm sure someone will be able to help

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice presdient - Communications

  7. In the UK (the home of GMT) we have no problem with you setting daylight time when it's really dark out there. Otherwise we'd never get any VFR traffic in those long winter evenings! It's helpful if you put a comment in your remarks like "daylight settings".

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    4 miles from the Greenwich Meridian

  8. to cover England and Wales.

     

    What about Scotland and Northern Ireland

     

    I have some charts kicking about somewhere from my lovely trips down south in the Piper I will have a look

     

    Sorry Scott - not having the charts for Scotland I wasn't going to stick my neck out and guess. NI is on the same chart as Northern England. Perosnally I prefer the quarter mil charts, but you need more to cover the whole country, which makes it more expensive.

     

    Ruth

  9. You can't I'm afraid - they aren't published in electronic format. They cost about £13 each new - you only need two at the half-mil scale to cover England and Wales. If you ask nicely on the VATSIM-UK forum, one of our realworld pilots may be able to let you have out-of-date but recent charts.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

  10. If you want to observe in the UK, I'd suggest downloading the UK area file from CTR-TMA. Later if you want to watch specific airports in more detail, you can download the appropriate TWR or APP file.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

  11. I think a considerable difference between the US and UK legislation here. The UK Data Protection Act covers both private and public organisations (I had to register under the DPA when I was maintaining a clubs membership records). The subject of a record has the right to see anything written about them, including statements of opinion as well as of fact.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

  12. VATSIM are very pleased to announce the addition of a new server to the network. Donated by VATSAF, it has now successfully completed the test phase, and is now an "official" VATSIM server. It is known as South Africa One, with an IP address of 196.7.47.15

     

    Our warmest thanks go to VATSAF for their support for the network.

     

    Ruth McTighe

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

  13. With the arrival of FSX and the "Shared Skies" feature, it is now possible for two pilots to fly online together as a single aircraft on VATSIM. This is done by the co-pilot using FSInn's Observer mode and a modified callsign. Full details of how to set this up can be found in the Pilot Resource Center at http://mbev.net/wikka/ConnectingAsCopilot The instructions for the co-pilot must be followed exactly to ensure he doesn't show up on the controller's scope as a duplicate aircraft.

     

    Flying with a co-pilot adds a new dimension to the VATSIM experience and is an excellent way for newer pilots to learn from their more experienced colleagues. Try it for yourself!

     

    Ruth McTighe

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

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