[jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 15:53:09 +0100

Just got in myself but I had to enable Java first..

bones

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
Sent: 23 September 2005 15:36
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM


Hi Al

Definitely cannot access thet URL.  I can reach www.vatsim-uk.org OK
though ...

Mike

Alastair wrote:
> Hi Mike
>
> Accessed   http://www.vatsim.net/    at 1500hrs, no problem.
>
>
> Alastair
>
> Mike Lucas wrote:
>
>> This thread prompted my to have another look at VATSIM - but I can't
>> access their Web site except via my Citrix connection to my office
>> network.  Attempts at local connection using Windows or Linux,with IE,
>> Opera and Firefox all time out.  Anyone else having similar connection
>> problems?
>>
>> Mike L
>>
>> Gerry Winskill wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Phil,
>>> I took an initial look at the Vatsim site and, though not yet
>>> registered, downloaded sb235 and setup (avc).
>>> Is there anything else I would need download?
>>>
>>> Gerry Winskill
>>>
>>>
>>> Phil Reynolds wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi Gerry,
>>>>
>>>> I must admit to not using the "diamond" callsign, simply because I
>>>> don't
>>>> think any controllers would recognise the JHB callsign.  I use
>>>> EZY037 due to
>>>> the fact this is the only UK based airline I could find which use the
>>>> PMDG737-700 I fly.  I hope Bones doesn't mind me and my a/c being wet
>>>> leaseed out to EasyJet!!
>>>>
>>>> Phil
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Gerry
>>>> Winskill
>>>> Sent: 23 September 2005 07:28
>>>> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Hi Phil,
>>>> I'd been toying with following the same route. Particularly if
>>>> flying in the USA, it's frustratingto see so much Vatsim
>>>> activity, whilst I proceed in silence. Like you I'd stick to FPI for
>>>> Wednesdays; probably any European flying.
>>>> Must look at their site for info. Do you still use your Diamond 037
>>>> callsign on Vatsim?
>>>>
>>>> Gerry Winskill
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Phil Reynolds wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi bones,
>>>>>
>>>>> A few hours to add, it's been a while!
>>>>>
>>>>> JHB037G EGKK EGCC 1437 1534 00:57
>>>>> Route - <LAM4M> N57 WELIN T420 TNT <DAYN2A>
>>>>>
>>>>> JHB037H EHAM EGLL 1346 1443 00:57
>>>>> Route - <VALKO1S> UL980 LOGAN <LAM3A>
>>>>>
>>>>> JHB037J EGLL EHAM 1608 1712 01:04
>>>>> Route - <BPK6F> UM185 CLN UL620 <REDFA>
>>>>>
>>>>> JHB037K EGCC EGSS 1713 1813 01:00
>>>>> Route - <HON1R> HON <LOREL1J>
>>>>>
>>>>> The first and last of these flights were made on VATSIM, the first
>>>>> time
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I've
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> tried the network...I must say I'm extremely impressed.  The new
>>>>> SB3 software was a doddle to install, just a single installation
>>>>> exe which
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> loads
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> everything you need to get going.  Connection (once the settings
>>>>> are inputted, a one time job) is a single click and you're away.
>>>>> Controllers can be contacted by dialling the frequency directly
>>>>> into the radio stack and for many aircraft (my PMDG 737 included)
>>>>> the transponder
>>>>> also sets mode standby/charlie via the stack. No dropping out to
>>>>> menus or
>>>>> external programs!
>>>>> Weather is a great online bonus (which FPI is still sadly lacking)
>>>>> but the
>>>>> main plus point between the two networks for me was the amount of
>>>>> controllers/traffic.  For my last flight from EGCC to EGSS I was
>>>>> passed
>>>>> through EGCC_GND, EGCC_APP, EGTT_CTR, ESSEX_APP, EGSS_TWR.  I was
>>>>> number 3
>>>>> for departure at EGCC, had multiple TCAS targets during the cruise
>>>>> (not too
>>>>> close to activate a warning though!!!) and number 3 for landing at
>>>>> EGSS
>>>>> (scarily busy with constant controller chatter all the way down
>>>>> from the
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> end
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> of the STAR).  I parked up on stand literally sweating! However,
>>>>> what I was surprised (and very pleased) to find was that the
>>>>> controllers weren't as intimidating as I had imagined them to be.
>>>>> It's
>>>>> taken me ages to finally take the plunge with VATSIM due to the
>>>>> various
>>>>> tales/rumours I've heard in the past of VATSIM being full of
>>>>> professional
>>>>> pilots/controllers with no room for the true armchair pilot to fit in.
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> This
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> I've found to be completely wrong.  The only exception I've found
>>>>> was on my
>>>>> first ever flight on VATSIM (JHB037G above) where I had a French
>>>>> controller
>>>>> running EGKK_GND.  He seemed intent on blurting clearances out so
>>>>> fast that
>>>>> every pilot I heard had to request a "say again?" on at least one
>>>>> occasion.
>>>>> This was the only exception however, and I will certainly be doing
>>>>> a lot
>>>>> more flying on VATSIM in the future.
>>>>>
>>>>> Of course, I shall still try to make as many FPI Wednesday
>>>>> evenings as
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> well!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>
>>>>> Phil Reynolds
>>>>> JHB037
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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