[jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 18:19:31 +0100

Bones -

Just managed to successfully register.  My new Pilot ID is 943998.
(Although Gawd only knows when I'll be able to find the time to pursue
things further, I'm working on it... <g>).  Please keep me in touch!

MikeB
JHB193

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 5:13 PM
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
>
>
> Thank you Mike - it may help our case.
>
> bones
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Brook
> Sent: 23 September 2005 17:09
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
>
>
> Bones -
>
> I've been out of things for the last few weeks with pressing domestic
> matters (nothing to get worried about <g>) but will
> (hopefully) be able to
> participate fully again very soon.  I'd be happy to register
> with VATSIM if
> it would help get JHB recognised - please bear with me for a
> day or two
> more...!
>
> MikeB
> JHB193
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> > Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 4:45 PM
> > To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
> >
> >
> > My guess is that we actually have eight pilots on the
> VATSIM registry.
> > Here I am assuming that Frank, Phil, Tom, Peter, Mike, myself,
> > Gerry and Alastair
> > are on the list (or are just about to be).. Two more and I'd
> > have a word
> > with Ruth..
> >
> > I hope this doesn't mean I have to make another set of aircraft
> > repaints! To be honest I can't recall what you see in
> VATSIM - was it
> > a CSL(common shape
> > library) file?
> >
> > bones
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
> > Sent: 23 September 2005 16:30
> > To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
> >
> >
> > John,
> >
> > I'm already registered.
> >
> > pilot i.d.   914551
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Alastair
> >
> >
> > Bones wrote:
> > > If we get the 10 registered pilots with VATSIM then I'll
> > contact Ruth
> > > and see if she would add JHB to the VATSIM VA register.
> > >
> > > How many are registered right now? Tom, Phil and Peter
> > obviously (I'll
> > > guess my own VID is well out of date).
> > >
> > > bones
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Smith
> > > Sent: 23 September 2005 15:45
> > > To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
> > >
> > >
> > > Hi Gerry
> > > Yes just started again I had to sign on again with vatsim  our old
> > > ones must
> > >
> > > have been binned. I am flying with Mike in the maule most
> weeks so I
> > > thought
> > >
> > > I would like abit of vfr on the sim. I will log on to the uk voice
> > > channel Tom
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Gerry Winskill" <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
> > > To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 3:28 PM
> > > Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >>Hi Tom,
> > >>Saw you, briefly, on Wednesday.
> > >>
> > >>Have you been using Vatsim then?
> > >>
> > >>Just flying St Maartens to Aruba. After that I might fly to
> > Galveston,
> > >>to see how realistic is FSMeteo.
> > >>
> > >>Gerry Winskill
> > >>gwinsk@xxxxxxx
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Tom Smith wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>>hi Gerry
> > >>>we used sb when we first started with John many moons
> ago the only
> > >>>difference is you log on to the vatsim uk server instead of
> > >>>Johns.after saying that I have had problems getting on
> > this week Tom
> > >>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerry Winskill"
> > <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
> > >>>To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >>>Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 12:12 PM
> > >>>Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>>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
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>--
> > >>>>No virus found in this incoming message.
> > >>>>Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
> > >>>>Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.11.3/107 - Release Date:
> > >>>>20/09/2005
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>--
> > >>No virus found in this incoming message.
> > >>Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
> > >>Version: 7.0.344 / Virus Database: 267.11.3/107 - Release Date:
> > >>20/09/2005
> > >>
> > >>
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