Lol. Yeah I'm dong that. I have a flight plan that's in the special manual Im
trying to do, but for some reason my IP lags like crazy. Look at my last video
I uploaded to twitch. It's actually I believe in one of my posts. If not go to
twitch.tv/ke7zum and go to videos.
I can't wait to try this wiht humans. Lol! Thanks for the updates guys.
On Jan 15, 2017, at 7:20 PM, Ron Kolesar <kolesar16417@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Sarah, from Ron Kolesar AKA The Blind Pilot.
Start out with some private flights and use the simple ATC mode.
That way you can get use to the FSX program and the IYP program.
You’ll have a few flights under your pelt and you also will have practice
filing a flight plan.
So, hope that has been helpful.
From: Sarah Alawami <>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 06:15 PM
To: blind pilots discussion list <>
Subject: [bvipilots] Re: LiveATC questions
Cool., so which would be easiest for me once I'm ready and once I'm used to
IYP? All of this is very interesting.
On Jan 15, 2017, at 2:00 PM, Hadi Rezaei <hadirezaei@xxxxxxx <>> wrote:
Yeah, as Jason mentioned, there are very friendly controllers active,
specially in VATSIM (I've met some in the IVAO network as well). the initial
contact can be extremely hard. As you know some people have very quick
comprehension of stuff, So as soon as you say that you're blind and you use
a voice activated add on, They quickly grasp it and go on with it. Some
controllers make no attempt to understand what you say, but still will clear
the runway for you and give you clearance to slew into it. Some of them,
specially in very busy airports (Such as EGLL, KJFK and such) Might refuse
to cooperate. At that time It's always good to just disconnect and continue
your flight offline, Because VATSIM and IVAO are both heavily moderated
networks. If you're covering an area as an Air Traffic Controller, You are
responsible for all the traffic and If you accidentally screw up a pilot's
flight, They can file a complaint and you'd lose your ATC ratings.
This is both a good thing and a bad thing. Bad thing about it is that
sometimes ATC instructs you to do a thing that is not possible to do with
Itsyourplane. for example a holding. or a procedure like, "Go direct to
Rodeville.". most of the time, You can ask them to give you radar vectors.
but sometimes for whatever complexity they reject your request and You will
have to disconnect.
Good thing about this is that while you're in the air in an controlled
sector, You can expect everything to go smooth and perfect. Since almost all
of the controllers pass some sort of training and examination to get
certified, They'll sort traffic pretty good and everyone performs their own
procedure in a professional manner and You will have a very good online
Now, This does not mean that you will not get stupid controllers giving you
wrong vectors or forget to vector you at all. The last one is very extremely
rare. Because they always monitor each traffic very closely, so if you
manage to drift off of your corse They'll quickly react.
Once or twice I remember that a controller dumped me right into the ILS
path something about 5 miles out of the runway and asked me to land. It was
clear that they were not paying attention and wanted me to just do a visual
approach and land the thing, but that was not possible at all.
And while we're on the controllers subject, You'll find out that there are
some dedicated members in VATSIM or IVAO network. If you fly a route that's
under their coverage much more often, They begin to recognize you and you do
not need to do the "/private message hello I'm a blind pilot..." thing every
time you want to do a flight. Oh and yes, You'll have to do this every time
you want to fly If the departure area is controlled....welcome to online
I will talk about controlled areas and things like that later though.
For online flying, You'd need to know Itsyourplane very well. It does not
mean that it's going to take a very long time to do that though! I'm just
saying that because sometimes you need to do some...very not standard
procedures with Itsyourplane, which the result behavior might confuse you.
I just saw your mail about Pilot Edge. I think It's a very good thing to
start off in a small online community. You will probably have a very good
time. the things that I said above are mostly regarded for VATSIM and IVAO
networks, since they're huge and thousands of online pilots and controllers
are active there. I think with an online community like Pilot Edge, things
might be much more easier since you can find friends much more faster and
they might not be so much strict on standard procedures.
I'm still working on the guide. one of the tools is giving me some trouble
and I'm trying to fix it. I'll write it as soon as I can! promise!
On 1/16/2017 12:40 AM, Zachary Kline wrote:
Not at all, Sarah. I didn’t read it as flaming in any sense.
On Jan 15, 2017, at 1:08 PM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12@xxxxxxxxx <>> wrote:
Thats good, by the way I'm trying not to start a flame war or anything
like that, I was just expressing my strong opinions. I hope I didn't
Blessings and happy Sunday
On Jan 15, 2017, at 10:52 AM, Jason Fayre <jfayre@xxxxxxxxx <>> wrote:
As I understand, that is correct. I've heard that most controllers are
fairly understanding. Hadi has a lot of experience with this, looking
forward to his words of wisdom. No pressure Hadi!
On 2017-01-15 1:48 PM, Zachary Kline wrote:
I think we can do it if we make it clear to them we need to for
accessibility reasons. I’m planning to just not mention it until I’m
actually online, because i figure it’s easier to talk to them and
explain the situation. PilotEdge, the system I’m interested in trying,
seems like a professional outfit, so I’d trust they’ll be understanding.
On Jan 15, 2017, at 10:41 AM, Sarah Alawami <marrie12@xxxxxxxxx <>>
I thought that the Live ATC people don't like when we use IYP because
it teleports us to the runway instead of letting us taxi and hold etc.
I could be wrong though, but if I'm not, I don't think that's fair to
not let us or those of us sighted or blind who use IYP not use live
ATC plugin, that's just me though. When I get more experienced though I
would like to try anyway.
Take care all.
On Jan 15, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Jason Fayre <jfayre@xxxxxxxxx <>> wrote:
Really looking forward to this as well. This is something I've been
wanting to get into for quite a while and just never took the time to
set everything up.
On 2017-01-15 2:00 AM, Hadi Rzaei wrote:
I will provide tools as well
Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 15, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Jordan Gallacher
<jordanandseptember@xxxxxxxxx <>> wrote:
I would like to know as well.
Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 14, 2017, at 10:51 PM, Zachary Kline <zkline@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
I’d definitely appreciate any advice you could give. A guide is
probably a bit easier for me to deal with than SKype, but I’m open
to whatever’s easier for you.
On Jan 14, 2017, at 8:50 PM, Hadi Rzaei <hadirezaei@xxxxxxx <>>
I can give you some good advice for online flying
We can skype or i can write some sorta guide or something once im
Sent from my iPhone
On Jan 15, 2017, at 7:04 AM, Robert Cezar <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Page 184 of the IYP Users'manual.
On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 10:40 AM, Zachary Kline
<zkline@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <>> wrote:
I’m thinking of trying out PilotEdge or Vatsim, and have a
couple questions. Mostly, I’m wondering if it’s possible to
change the push-to-talk key by any chance? The default PE ptt
key is scroll-lock, but their documentation advises removing the
default scroll-lock binding in FSX, and I don’t know if I’d like
to do that. So I was thinking of changing the binding from
scroll lock o, say, space bar.
Is this possible?
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