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  1. Your flights normally don't show till the system updates, so usually within 24 hours. However there's been something wrong with the server, so it has just been restarted. You should see your stats appear by tomorrow.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice President - Communications, VATSIM

  2. Hi Robbie, welcome to VATSIM.

     

    You only need ASRC to start with, though once you start controlling there are other useful programs which make your life easier. At this stage you should be connecting as an observer and watching what goes on. You don't need ASRC configurator, as you can set everything in ASRC itself. There's a walkthrough of setting up to observe called the "ASRC Observers Guide" which you can find at www.vatsim-uk.org - just click on ATC training and scroll down to the section marked Training Manuals.

     

    By the way, this forum is for a specific piece of software for practical training called Sweatbox which your instructors will use. I'd suggest posting further questions about getting started in either the Controllers or ASRC forums

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    Vice President - Communications.

  3. Jay,

     

    Whilst you cant control at two different locations at the same time (duplicate connections) a person could control in Memphis now and then Hong Kong later before returning to control at Memphis (or elsewhere subject to being checked out) tonight.

     

    This is covered under VATSIM's Regional Transfer Policy.

     

    The best person to speak with is probably Gary Law. He does most of the training in VATASIA.

     

    Just to clarify, most of the policy is about transferring from one region to another. However at the bottom of the policy is a paragraph about "visiting controllers". That is the scheme which allows you to be based in one Region/Division, and yet be allowed to cottnrol in another one.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

  4. I'm very pleased to announce that we now have the Quickstart guide in Chinese (thanks to Brendan Chen) and the User Manual in Spanish (thanks to Rodrigo Cabrales). Ross has uploaded them to the VRC website at http://www.metacraft.com/VRC/docomeentation.shtml

     

    Offers of other translations can be made by e-mail to ruth (at) vatsim.net and will be greatefully received. Check the link first to see what has already been done.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

  5. I'm intrigued as to why you would want to use a ptt on a joystick when controlling. For me it would mean repeatedly moving my hands away form the keyboard when I'm typing and slow things down.

     

    When I had a five button mouse, I used to have one button configured as the ptt (that was in the days of ProController). I can't remember how I did it though.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

  6. The website http://www.airliners.net is a superb source of aviation related photographs. However all their photgraphs are copyright, and may not be posted on other websites without permission. That includes the vatsim.net forums.

     

    The airliners.net policy on linking to their website can be found at http://www.airliners.net/usephotos/

     

    Below is a copy of how to link to their photos, taken from the above link

     

     

    Every photo has a unique ID number. If you want to link to the large version of an individual photo, insert the following code in your web page:

     

     

     

    Click Here to view the photo

     

     

     

    It would look like this:

    Click Here to view the photo

     

    Replace '12345' in the code above with the id number of the photo you want to link to. You will find the ID number of every photo on every entry in the database.

     

    If you want to link to the small (thumbnail) version of a photo use the following code:

     

     

     

    Click Here to view the photo

     

     

     

    It would look like this:

    Click Here to view the photo

     

    Of course, you simply replace the ID number in the above code with the ID number of the photo you want to link to.

     

     

     

    Any photograph on this forum that is direct-linked to the full size photo on airliners.net will be removed. VATSIM does not condone breach of copyright, and we need to ensure that we keep our high reputation in the aviation community.

     

    Ruth McTighe

    VATGOV7

    Vice President, Communications

  7. The policy is exactly the same as it was

    "All air traffic controllers are to have ATIS in their ProController / ASRC to a size never greater than four lines with a suggested maximum of three lines. The suggested format includes the controller's voice connection details (if using voice) in first line, then runways in use (if appropriate), followed only by some simple details of the airport / airspace they are controlling in the lines to follow

     

    As the voice information is put in automatically by VRC and take sup one line, then that only leaves you three (and preferably two) lines to play with.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

  8. If the mike test works, then using the built in one shouldn't be a major problem. But it's definitely far better to use a headset with its own mike so that the mike is always close to your mouth. The other thing to check is that you've got all the relevant ports open correctly on your router/firewall if you have one.

     

    Ruth

    VATGOV7

    VP Communications

  9. They are based on pre-existing routes,

    And these are ?

    The charts are free and available to be downloaded by everyone

    Which charts and where ?

     

    Not trying to be a Smart Alec, Matt, but am confused as to which site, VATSIM or the UK-NATS ?

    Its my home airport (EGHI) and I've never flown in or out - nows my chance !

    Thanks

     

    Rob

     

    VATSIM-UK uses the NATS charts. The links are on the VATSIM-UK website, or you can go direct to http://www.ais.org.uk/aes/pubs/aip/html/aipad2.htm You'll need to register and log-in, but as Matthew says "it's free!"

     

    Ruth

  10. If you aren't flying a plane which has an automatic sqauwk mode charlie on take-off, then the best time to turn the transponder on is when you are about to line up on the runway. Make it part of your standard check prior to lining up. If you leave it till when you are airborne and worrying about flyign the SID, cleaning up, and changing radio frequency, it's just another thing to distract you.

     

    Ruth

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