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I looked through the manual again and couldn't find any info regarding dealing with text pilots and using alias commands to control.

 

For example, I have my VRC alias file that I can edit and add any alias I want. .land 17R spells out, "(A/C), wind X, runway 17R, cleared to land." Obviously, I have a slew of them available.

 

When dealing with text pilots, is there an alias file (or equivelant) I can edit? Is there alias commands at all for basic instructions?

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You must import the alias file into the facility profile. This is well explained in the docs.

Well, I just read the manual for the fourth time and maybe I'm blind. Even searched for the word "Alias". If it is a part of the facility profile, I'll [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume that it is something that our FE is concerned with and not something that is managed or manageable by me alone. Since I'm not the FE, I didn't bother reading the FE guide. Is that where you say it is "well explained"?

 

EDITED: removed some nonsense.

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You must import the alias file into the facility profile. This is well explained in the docs.

Well, I just read the manual for the fourth time and maybe I'm blind. Even searched for the word "Alias". If it is a part of the facility profile, I'll [Mod - Happy Thoughts]ume that it is something that our FE is concerned with and not something that is managed or manageable by me alone. Since I'm not the FE, I didn't bother reading the FE guide. Is that where you say it is "well explained"?

 

EDITED: removed some nonsense.

 

It's "well" explained in the FE docs. It is in the same FE tab as the positions definitions (where you import a POF and define inter/intrafacility position IDs).

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To be honest, as an FE, I never really thought to explain to anyone what's in there for vSTARS. On the other hand, I just used our existing Alias, so it's all the same stuff. I'm not sure what your FE did, but it's probably worth a check on your own forums. Beyond that, if you want to change it on your own, read the FE Guide and it'll tell you how.

Kyle Rodgers

 

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The problem is that controllers have always customized our local facility file to meet their needs. Though I realize I too vouched for the facility file option when the discussion took place, I wasn't aware that this included the alias as well. I would request the functionality to allow controllers to import their own alias files if Ross would be willing to make it a feature. If not, I'm sure the controllers can re-import the file, but from a usability point of view, I think alias importation makes sense.

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Daniel, Harold mentioned that controllers can just import their own alias file. I think he's suggesting that vSTARS allow for a "personal" alias file that would supplement the aliases from the facility file, and it would not need to be re-imported when the facility file was updated.

 

This is something I considered during the beta but decided against because I didn't think a lot of controllers customized the alias file, and if they did, they could just ask their FE to add their aliases to the facility alias file.

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