I've been away, so joining this thread a little late....
It would appear that:
Reading this thread with Interest!
The trouble is that you never know which aircraft are needed and which are not.
Don't forget that the whole list of ATOC aircraft are not for you to fly - they are purely AI aircraft only. They are triggered by the aircraft that other FPI users select in their flight plan drop down box.
Let's say I decide to go for a flight in my trusty Tiger Moth. I start ATOC and fill in the flight plan - but there isn't a Tiger in the available listing. So, for a laugh, I select the F16. When I connect to FPI I'll be flying the Tiger on my screen but everyone else will see the F16 on their screens.
You will never know what other FPI users have chosen as their flight plan aircraft and so you can't really tell which ATOC aircraft you need to delete from your list. I suppose you could delete the lot except for the Cessna but then all you will ever see in FPI is other pilots in that aircraft - a bit odd when one goes past you at 450kts and at FL350!
If you want to fly an aircraft that is not in the flight plan list there is nothing stopping you - I've flown the Moth on a few FPI sessions. I know I have to choose the C172 in the flight plan but I also add a remark to show the real aircraft I am flying.
-----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of franklyn fisher Sent: 25 August 2005 16:41 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] FPI
If you think about it, how about deleting all the non relevent ATOC aircraft, it will slim down the aircraft folder and make it load quicker. Keep your Boeings and Cessnas and Beechcrafts etc, but the rest, who uses them for GA or commercial flights. And the Beechcraft list is not that big either. And your stymied if you want to use one that is not in the list!! Frank F