[jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

  • From: Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 08:42:31 +0100

The weird thing is that it crosses all the same points and control zones as the outward route. It just comes up in red with Track Unacceptable. I wondered whether it might be flight level but FSC dictates whether odds or evens are acceptable. If I hadn't chosen to "save" the plan I wouldn't have got the message. The first time I saw it I'd opted for a Navaid derived route and wondered whether there might be limits to distances between navaids. I've looked at a few IVAO pilots' plans and some are using navaids only.


Gerry Winskill

bones wrote:

Don't forget that there are several sources for obtaining correct flight
plan routing data. There are;

a) IVAO Eye,

b) UKRoute V2 (if you still have it) but this is limited to UK routes only,

c) Vroute - VATSIM's answer to IVAO Eye,

d) RouteFinder at http://rfinder.asalink.net/free/

Also check you are filing the correct levels as these will be different for
RVSM and non RVSM airspace.


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Sent: 14 August 2007 21:23
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

Sorry I can't join you but I'm currently mid flight, from this
afternoon's Keflavik destination to Bristol; of which more anon.

I dithered over doing it on IVAO but, inexcusably, chickened out! I
couldn't see a way of getting through without tangling with either ot
the two centres; Shannon or London Centre. A  bad case of LMF!

Preparing a flightplan in FSC produced another showstopper. No problem
with the outbound flight but the return, just a mirror image, was tagged
as unacceptablr by FSC ????? What with an iffy flightplan and fighter
command protecting the skies, I've taken the cowards way and am a third
of the way of doing it off line. Must try harder! In fact it's not the
proceedures that I find daunting; I'm reasonably confident I can deal
with those and with the aircraft. The offputting nature of my first
attempt was down simply to the speed of delivery and distortion of that
evening's Scottish control transmissions. We've got used to the speach
mannerisms of our own group, whilst being relatively willing to shout
out if we can't hear.

I'm doing this return flight in the Citation, to check on FSC's TCAS.
Using the B757 it was self triggering again, after a decent period
without, since I reinstalled FSC. On this trip the Citation isn't doing
it. I suspect it might be caused by aircraft that have several liveries
and titles built in. The one not tied to the model being flown might be
triggering the TCAS.
Another investigation looms!

Back to Bristol Xtreme. The lighting there is so bright that, at night,
it excludes the runway, completely. The question has been raised on the
UK2000 forum. The reason has been put down to a limitation of FSX that
prevents the use of decent lighting. Bovine Excrita! A visit to other
third party sceneries doesn't show the same effect. Although the FSX,
Xtreme, versions of Stansted, Gatwick and Glasgow are bright, they are
tolerably so. Therefore the problem is confined to Bristol and can't be
blamed on MS. I tend to be put off visiting the UK200O forums. The
posters are a bit too sycophantic for my tastes. I can't see the need
for such gushing gratitude, for something for which we've all paid.

Gerry Winskill

bones wrote:

Logged on for an hour or so if anyone needs to test - or go for a
little flight..


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