[jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 22:18:24 +0100

FPI for UK and VATSIM for the rest of the world? And maybe VATSIM if you
want to fly in the UK and see no FPI activity?

There's room for both..

Got the ASRC software running now and I still have little idea how it works.
It's been too long - I'll have to dive back into the manual..


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 23 September 2005 22:14
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

Never been one for desertion; SWMBO doesn't permit it!

I had to overcome feelings of disloyalty to investigate Vatsim but I see
it as complimentary to FPI, not an alternative, so that's OK.

Gerry Winskill

Peter Dodds wrote:

>>*From:* Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
>>*To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>*Date:* Fri, 23 Sep 2005 17:01:07 +0100
>>Many thanks, I'll go back and re download, later this evening.
>>Hope to be able to join some of your VFR MP sessions, as
>>"sold" by Tom, if your lot will have me. Do you use Fsmeteo?
>>If so, do you, like me, fly VFR only if the weather permits?
>We use the weather which comes down from Vatsim.  It is usually
>fairly current, so yes, if we can't fly, we can't fly, although
>we do fly in marginal conditions when real world VFR pilots
>wouldn't!. We got a rosette one evening from Birmingham when we
>were flying there as a group and when we called "inbound" he gave
>us visibility of 3 Km.  We asked what the weather was at
>Coventry, he reported that it was about 7Km, so we diverted
>there.  He promptly opened up Coventry to receive us! Doing a
>diversion on Vatsim is different!
>Everyone is welcome, but please don't all desert JHB.  We are
>much quieter in general - only 2 or 3 members flying on club
>nights.  Only when we have an "Event" do we get a reasonable
>turnout of 7 or 8.

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