[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI

  • From: gwinsk@xxxxxxx
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 12:33:53 +0100

It's hard to knock something that relies on voluntary support but I guess we've 
spoiled by Bones controlling. Despite those differences, I often look in but, 
these days, 
seldom find a UK controller, at the times I'm wishing to fly. In the absence of 
other fliers, 
it's actually less lonely to rely on FS9's IFR and ATC; despite their not being 

Gerry Winskill

On 23 Oct 2004 at 11:13, Alastair McIntyre wrote:

> Mike, that could be very true, however, they don't seem to have that
> kind of problem in Vatsim and IVAO, and despite FPI having vastly
> superior software (in my opinion).
> I must admit, that as of late, I have been very disappointed with FPI,
> after it promised so much. For some reason FPI doesn't seem to be
> getting the support that it deserves.
> Honestly, I don't know where the answer lies. Perhaps it is lack of
> leadership, from the top!.
> The way things are going the UK is turning out to be an ATC dessert.
> I only hope that the present situation can improve.
> Alastair
> Mike Lucas wrote:
> > Colin
> > 
> > Certainly I have been using FPI less of late through pressure of
> > other demands, but I suspect that generally in the UK there's the
> > "chicken-and-egg" problem of pilots will only log on if there's ATC,
> > and ATC will only join if there are pilots ...
> > 
> > Mike L
> > 
> > Wilding, Colin wrote:
> > 
> >>Dear all,
> >>
> >>Is it me, or has everyone stopped using FPI lately?  
> >>
> >>I know that I rarely get home from work before 8pm and because of
> >>the kids (bless 'em) it's 10pm before I get a chance to go on line,
> >>but the only people I ever see on Servinfo  are our German, Dutch
> >>and Austrian colleagues.  Am I missing something?
> >>
> >>Colin

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