[jhb_airlines] Re: Empty IVAO

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 16:23:35 +0100

No problem with the Pireps Peter - IVAO showed you online from 2035 to 2155
(from memory).

I agree that the fuel bit is a bit daft and I can't really see the point of
recording this. It's not as if I can verify fuel burns for such a diverse
range of aircraft - and many FS aircraft have inaccurate fuel burn rates


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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Dodds
Sent: 19 October 2007 11:58
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Empty IVAO

I finally found a slot to do a JHB flight - 2 actually - last night. I did a
couple of farm strip legs, most of the first off line as IVAO booted me off
and I didn't know because I had hidden the Ivap display. I didn't notice the
lack of communications because there was only Bones on at Ronaldsway and
someone at Birmingham in the UK.  I was left alone as I droned north in my
Lysander towards Cliffe Farm (yes I am that far behind!). Amazingly there
was a Lysander in the aircraft list for the flight plan, although it still
wanted to display an AN2!

The Lizzie is really great for farm stripping and I enjoyed the flights.

However, it then became a bit irritating.  When I came to fill in the Pirep
I couldn't find how to do it then realised I was on the OTHER IVAO web site
- they still look almost identical, so I suspect the war has not yet been
won. Finally I found the right place and I've bookmarked to go straight to
the JHB page in future.  Much easier than trawling through the very muddled
site.  Far too many menu options in my view.

Bones - when you check out the pireps they may look nonsensical because I
had to enter times that IVAO knew I was online and that was considerably
less that the duration of the first flight.  Secondly I tried to enter the
fuel in lbs, and there was a note saying that 34000lbs should be entered as
34.0.  However, when i tried to enter 305lbs as 0.3 it said "You can't use
the decimal point in this field".  I hate their net-nanny checking
procedure.  Grrr. And why can't I enter fuel in litres? It accepts all other
units. In a paddy, I entered Heathrow as my alternate for my flight to
Cliffe Farm and then with a guilty conscience couldn't find how to change
it! The farm strip X codes confuse it too.

Finally, when I checked the entries, in my summary it had my flights entered
correctly, with 2 pending, but in the miles column it said I had 1200 miles
pending. Clearly trying to calculate the distance between two points it
knows not where they are! <g>


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