[jhb_airlines] Re: ATOC/FPI problem

  • From: "Tom Isaac" <tgi-alarms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 00:00:23 -0000

Thankyou Mike,
I thought insanity was a pre-requisite for this site, in which case - I'm well at home here!
If not then - Oh well it's back to the asylum where the sane people are!!!


----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 11:46 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: ATOC/FPI problem

Welcome, Tom!  You'll need to get a very tight grip on your sanity if
you intend to stick around here... <G>

Season's Greetings


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Tom Isaac
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 11:42 PM
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: ATOC/FPI problem

Hi Guys,

This is my first posting on your site.
To those of you who have contacted me directly with
suggestions about how to
overcome the visibility problem - my thanks.
All suggestions have been followed through but, I'm sorry to
report, without
It would appear from your postings and those on the FPI
forum, that I am not
alone with this problem - it seems to be
affecting a lot of members.
As many of you will know, I am a relative newcomer  to FPI and have
concentrated on learning the ATC role - again I thank you all
for your patience and understanding when you have had the
misfortune of
being controlled by me!
Over the last few evenings I have taken the position of
EGTT_CTR and been
inundated with pilots flying within the UK airspace.
Strangely enough, most of the have been JHB pilots - (I smell
a conspiracy
It may interest you to know that the current problems also
extend to ICP
(the ATC client).

I have had situations where:-
All pilots suddenly drop off the screen & the airspace is left empty
Metar updates drop in & out like a yoyo when they feel like it
Pilots pop up on the scope that aren't really there (usually
with flight
plans that are 24Hrs old)
Pilots are telling me that they are at ALT' XXX  and XX miles
out when I
showing them still on the ground!

All very strange and disconcerting but, still enjoyable.

Look forward to meeting up with you all again soon!



"Don't worry, get drunk & be happy"

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