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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:35 am
by Christopher Serio 823884
I think Richard is mistaken. Controllers should be able to login just fine.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 3:43 am
by Richard Jenkins 800012
Yes, I made a mistake, controller and above will be able to login.

I'm still baffled by the lack of instructors in Europe. Why even have the rating, it doesn't appear to be used?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:43 am
by Marek Pola 843115
It would be very nice if Senior Students also could use the Sweatbox. Pleeeeeeeese? :)

We have quite a few SS who are mentors for Students at VACCSCA. Out of totally 25 VACCSCA instructors, 9 are Senior Students.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:56 am
by Richard Jenkins 800012
Tell them to get promoted and they get and extra tool... :D

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:19 am
by Christopher Serio 823884
Marek Pola 843115 wrote:It would be very nice if Senior Students also could use the Sweatbox. Pleeeeeeeese? :)

We have quite a few SS who are mentors for Students at VACCSCA. Out of totally 25 VACCSCA instructors, 9 are Senior Students.


It would be nice if i got paid for doing this too but some things just aren't meant to be. :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:39 am
by Martin Loxbo 811805
A problem that we have within VACCSCA is that there is no incentive to proceed to the Controller rating, or for that matter beyond. That's why we have so many who stay at the Senior Student (SS) level. The skill level acquired and training provided to SSs today is to a large extent dependent on which instructor/mentor the student has, as well as the student's initial level of knowledge and motivation. So we have some very experienced SSs who are excellent controllers, and on the other hand we have SSs fresh out of training with very varied skill levels. SSs in VACCSCA are entitled to man all ATC positions at all times, and there is no differentiation between "experienced" and "inexperienced" SSs. This has the effect that mostly the larger positions are staffed, like CTR and APP at the largest airports, while other positions are rarely opened.

Now, that was a bit off topic, but the point is that we shouldn't remove incentives for controllers to aim for the higher ATC ratings, and we should use the ATC rating system to ensure that we have a high and consistent quality of training, as well as a high quality ATC service.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:02 pm
by Matthew Horan 901577
I was logged in yesterday with my staff callsign, and had a new student in another region message me; I helped him get set-up with some questions about ASRC, and then he asked me 'how do I get on the sweatbox server to make all those planes go'

I explained to him that it was restricted to above a certain level, and he would only be able to connect to watch, and not use ACSim to direct the planes.

He said he wanted to fly them into each other, and so on -- I think reasons like that are reasons why we have the restrictions in place. To keep the less informed, and less mature people out of the way of those who want to use Sweatbox to push their students!

req ACsim

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:50 am
by Anton Krishna Saputra 1012234
I'am holding the INS rating at VATID
can i get the link for download the ACsim software ..
please tell me at [email protected] or [email protected]
thx b4

Sweatbox Reply !

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:17 pm
by Blake Gray 841141
Sweatbox is an awesome tool ! I tried it a few times with my instructor and I consider it awesome and a great workout. Thanks Vatsim !

Mr Gray

Im In

PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:46 am
by Nick Brown 1086486
That sounds great I would like to be trained thanks,

Nick Brown
[email protected]

Re: Can You Handle The SweatBox?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:41 pm
by Pedro Marquez 811136
Where can I download Sweat Box?

I can use that to train our controllers in the USAFv.

Thanks

Re: Can You Handle The SweatBox?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:14 pm
by Ernesto Alvarez 818262
sweatbox is just a server. the instructor needs ACSim or tower trainer to inject the traffic.

i cant remember how vUSAF (used to be with them) handles the training with VATUSA/VATSIM, but youll need the appropriate ratings/permissions etc.. to be able to use those programs.

nothing special needed from the student other then the ATC client, all they have to do is connect to the sweatbox server.

are you guys able to issue ratings etc.? if not, im thinking you may need to contact the home ARTCC's and try to see if their instructors can be made available to you.

Rich or someone else may be able to give more info. the last time i was in the vUSAF ATC program a few years ago we only operated as visitors within the home ARTCC's, we didnt do ratings advancement, etc.. from what i remember. altho we did have instructors who were also instructors at their home ARTCC's, our sessions were on the network tho, never on sweatbox, so not sure if that was a limitation or something

Re: Can You Handle The SweatBox?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:32 pm
by Pedro Marquez 811136
Thanks a lot for the clarification Ernesto, greatly appreciated.

Yes indeed, we want to be able to work a few of the military airbases as visiting controllers and to work in the MOA's etc....


Thanks

Re: Can You Handle The SweatBox?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:01 am
by Gabriel Himes 1341943
Can anyone train me so I can get to work?

Re: Can You Handle The SweatBox?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:37 am
by Don Desfosse 1035677
Hello, Gabriel. Welcome to VATSIM. I noticed you joined VATSIM a few hours ago. Once VATUSA receives your membership information from the central membership database (about 07Z), you can go to the VATUSA home page and click the green link on the right side, Become a VATUSA ATC, and follow the process. See you on the scopes soon.