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Sweatbox reconfigured for OBS training and S3 mentoring


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Hello all,

 

In order to support the implementation plans for the global ratings policy, the sweatbox has been reconfigured to allow OBS-rated students to work with targets by [Mod - Happy Thoughts]igning squawks, amending flight plans, etc. Also, S3-rated mentors can now connect targets with the ACSim or TWRTrainer programs.

 

Note that an OBS-rated student will appear to be an S1 when working in the sweatbox. This is just a side effect of these changes, and does not mean the student is actually an S1.

Developer: vPilot, VRC, vSTARS, vERAM, VAT-Spy

Senior Controller, Boston Virtual ARTCC

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Hey,

Are S2's able to operate TWRtrainer and ACSim because the TA of my ARTCC allowed me to become a mentor and i'm an S2. I teach my students everything they need to know but then I am unable to see how they actually do in a sweatbox session because I am unable to operate it. Then the students need to wait till another mentor can help them and that can take a while...anyway its just a h[Mod - Happy Thoughts]le. Any help?

 

-brian R.

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There isn't a policy that prevents you from becoming a mentor as an S2, however, the VATSIM Sweatbox server restricts every rating below S3 from using programs that control aircraft on the Sweatbox server. As a former ARTCC TA, I would say monitoring students on the real-time servers is the only viable option for your mentor designation at this time until your rating allows you to instruct students with a practical (Sweatbox) application. Consult with your TA to determine the best course of action. You'll be up to an S3 rating before you know it!

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Is it possible to create situations for myself? During the holidays, I'm not in training, and after the holidays, I'll have a number of "live" sessions and eventually get my recommendation. But, I want to train myself so I can get back in the game. Is it possible?

 

Seb

 

Well, you just have to have the program, and run it. I have done it, but it is a lot harder than controlling or running the sweatbox, be it through ACSim or TWRTraininer, as you have to control and move things around on the sim.

Jody Turner - I1

Toronto FIR - Facility Engineer

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