By Ross Carlson 887155
#205845 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 assigning 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.
By Michael Pike 812012
#215877 They can drive them though in TWRTrainer under the direction of whoever is running the software. This of course would be subject to your local training policy.
By Ray Lang 899884
#216355 Ross can approved mentors of there divison can now use twrtrainer
and log in via twrtrainer to the sweatbox server and carry out training sessions
with students.
By Sebastien Bartosz 1053857
#272712 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
By Brian Rock 1093114
#324020 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 hassle. Any help?

-brian R.
By Harold Rutila 974112
#324507 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!
By Jody Turner 1018734
#326997
Sebastien Bartosz 1053857 wrote: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.
By Anthony Baker 1080999
#396760 bump

Any chance of allowing S-2s to connect and Use Twrtrainer?