Pilot Discussion With a Global Perspective
By Don Desfosse 1035677
#527032 You mean live from VATSIM? Assuming either my sim and pilot client are not fired up yet and/or I'm looking for ATIS information at an airport I can't "see" based on my location, I usually open up VATSpy, right click on the ATIS symbol, and select the ATIS Details option. There are most likely other ways with other situational awareness tools, also.
By David Ulman 1270628
#527036
Don Desfosse 1035677 wrote:You mean live from VATSIM? Assuming either my sim and pilot client are not fired up yet and/or I'm looking for ATIS information at an airport I can't "see" based on my location, I usually open up VATSpy, right click on the ATIS symbol, and select the ATIS Details option. There are most likely other ways with other situational awareness tools, also.


Thanks for the reply :D

I mean when vatsim atc is offline, like you i used vatspy to get atis when there are an atc coverage.
By Lindsey Wiebe 1101951
#527138 Two options that I use in that case:
1. Use FSX atc, what I do is have the ATC volume quite low so if i'm listening to the real Vatsim ATIS then it more than overpowers the FSX ATC, however, if no VATSIM ATIS is active then I can hear it no problem.
2. and/or as above ".wx CYVR" or ".metar CYVR" will at least get you the weather and you can determine the rwy
By Nestor Perez 1369273
#527172 UniATIS is what most european controllers use to put their ATIS up on VATSIM. What you see in "ATIS history" are the last requests controllers have made. Unfortunately, you'll only be able to see it where there is/has recently been controllers online. UniATIS itself doesn't choose the runways; the controllers send several parameters including the ATIS letter, METAR, runways, etc... when requesting it.
By David Ulman 1270628
#527192
Nestor Perez 1369273 wrote:UniATIS is what most european controllers use to put their ATIS up on VATSIM. What you see in "ATIS history" are the last requests controllers have made. Unfortunately, you'll only be able to see it where there is/has recently been controllers online. UniATIS itself doesn't choose the runways; the controllers send several parameters including the ATIS letter, METAR, runways, etc... when requesting it.


Thanks, still useful for me :D