[jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

  • From: "ERNIE LAYCOCK" <ernie.laycock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 19:42:09 -0700

Hi John,
I am registered though haven't done any flying yet.
Ernie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 7:53 AM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM



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my own VID is well out of date).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















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