[jhb_airlines] Re: JHB037 hours and VATSIM

  • From: "Phil Reynolds" <phil.reynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 12:32:16 +0100

Hi Gerry,

Are you using FS2004 or FS2002?

Phil

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 23 September 2005 12:13
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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:
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>>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>
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>>JHB037H EHAM EGLL 1346 1443 00:57
>>Route - <VALKO1S> UL980 LOGAN <LAM3A>
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>>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
>>
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>loads
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>>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
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>>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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