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