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Ruth McTighe 824054

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  1. Hi Matthew, welcome to VATSIM

     

    It doesn't actually matter which server you connect to. It sounds as if you haven't found the instructions for connecting yet. Go to the Pilot Resource Center at www.vatsim.net/prc and read section 103 "Software setup". Then if you have any further questions post in the section of this board that deals with the software you are using.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president, Communications

  2. You might like to copy your e-mail to vatusa2 (at) vatusa.org You could also post in the USA forum of this board, as your message is more likely to be seen by the right people. If you get nowhere in a couple of days, let me know at ruth (at) vatsim.net

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president - Communications

  3. I want to start controlling, but it says it can't find me.

     

    You'll have to give a little more detail than that! What can't find you? Which divsion do you want to learn to control with, and have you read their website to see how to get your controller training?

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice President - Communications

  4. Thanks for answering, Matt

    So all I have to do is get controllers's software (VRC or other) and get the training?

    1) Where, how and when could I do it?

    2) Once choosing a region would I be sent to any airport or there would be an specific place?

    3) Controllers's software already has voice?

    Thanks again

    Eduardo

     

    You need to go to www.vatsim.net and click on "New Controller Start here" The arrangements about what airport(s) you go to depend on which country/division you join. Have a look on the relevant website for information

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

  5. If you're an instructor and have downloaded the software, install it and view the included docomeentation. This will get you started and show you how to take advantage of the features of the ACSim. You can also view a flash tutorial that I put together by following the link below. The tutorial is not meant to replace the docomeentation, it's mean to make the docomeentation easier to understand. I suggest following both.

     

    http://vatsim.net/comms/acsim/ACSimTutorial.htm

     

    If you're a student, there's nothing special that you need to do. You merely connect to the server (click here for a tutorial on doing this) and treat the aircraft as if they were real pilots. Someone on your instructing staff will provide the voices and/or text for all of the pilots and you should work and practice like you normally would.

     

    can i get the link please to download it

     

    cheers

     

    If you read the part you've quoted again, you'll see that the download is for instructors. You don't have to download anything. The person doing the instructing will set it all up and will then arrange for you to connect to the ACSIM server for a training session. However ACSim is for experienced students who have already p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]ed their tower exams and are now learning to vector aircraft. There is a Tower Sim, but your local Training department wil lbe the people to ask if your division uses it or not.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice Presdient - Communications

  6. Shoot Ruth.. "games" I dont think so.. j/k We already have like Rise of Nations and other things on the Server. This Vatsim thing is an addiction that can't be curred

     

    Is there are branch of VATSIMolholics Anonymous near you?

     

    Ruth

  7. yes, I know a VATSIM controller who has the same problem at University. It is most likely blocked ports, and you don;t stand much chance of getting them opened so you can play "games" on school computers. Funnily enough, I expec tyou are supposed to be studying on them.

     

    ruth

  8. All the EGLL controllers are on voice - they haven't got any text only controllers at present. Did you call up the controllers atis and get the details of the voice channel?

    ("Observing a controller" paragraph 4)

     

    Ruth

  9. I really would recommend reading the Observers Guide that I linked to above, which answers virtually all of your questions. The only one it doesn't is the lower left box, which should definitely read A/G 1

     

    Ruth

  10. I'll let someone from the USA answer the membership question.

     

    with the inability to see or hear communications, I'd suggest then when you find a contorller that's not TOO busy and try to observe him, send him a prviate message and he should be able to help you test things. It sounds as if you haven't got things configured properly, but it's easier to sort out when your'e talking to someone online.

     

    However have you actually set up a VSCS button for a controller who is online at the time? If so, post here what you put in the configuraiton boxes.

     

    Ruth

  11. On www.vatsim.net click on "New Pilots start here". That will take you to the Pilot Resource Center or you can go direct to www.vatsim.net/prc. Then read the tutorials, which will tell you all about how to set up software, how to connect, and how to fly on the network.

     

    By the way, there's plenty of information, including the link to the PRC in Pilot Software Forum on here.

     

    Have fun!

     

    PS FSX is not designed to be maxed out on the current generation of computers. Push your sliders down a bit and your frame rates will come back. The max settings are for the forthcoming Vista and DirectX 10

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice president, Communications

  12. VATSAF (South Africa) have been using a dedicated unicom frequency for some time. It would be wroth asking themf or their experience. My concern is the same as others have mentioned - how will less experienced pilots know about the special frequency, especially as so many have problems grasping the use of unicom in the first place?

     

    Ruth

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