[jhb_airlines] Re: Online flight/IVAO/Stuff

  • From: "Paul Reynolds" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 17:03:13 +0100

MessageBones, it is the former that is evolving not the latter.  .aero is the 
developing one.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: bones 
  To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 4:33 PM
  Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Online flight/IVAO/Stuff

  Just a thought Gerry but have you grabbed the software from IVAO.aero or 
IVAO.org? It is the latter that is the evolving network after IVAO.org 
foundered. It's confusing in that IVAO.org has restarted but I don't think it 
is that busy yet. IVAO.aero use TeamSpeak so the manual is out of date.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Barrett
    Sent: 15 July 2007 12:27
    To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Online flight/IVAO/Stuff


    When I ran the installer for the pilot client there were two option tick 
boxes, one for FS9 and one for FSX, I simply ticked the FSX option and that was 
it, the software ended up in the Add on menu within FSX. 

    Don't recall having to do anything else. 

    I do, however, think it requires the latest free version of FSUIPC, could 
that be it? 


    Gerry Winskill wrote: 
      Hi Alex, 
      Welcome back to the asylum. 

      I've donloaded the software but not yet managed to connect. I'm trying to 
use with FSX but the Manual doesn't mention either FSX or Teamspeak, just the 
obsolete RW. 
      I'm hoping to find an idiot's guide to connecting, to give it a try. 

      Gerry Winskill 

      Alex Barrett wrote: 

        Hello All! 

        Well its been a long week away from home sunning myself on the Spanish 
Costa's, even took a daytrip to Gibraltar, which I always love, Can't beat 
walking across an active runway, then the barriers coming down and watching a 
A320 hurtle past you from 100 feet away - even more fun when your camera 
batteries ran out 3 minutes previously (girlfriend gets 70 pictures of the 
Barbary Apes, Alex gets none of Aircraft - typical!) 

        Anyway, I come back to plenty of emails from you lot, and what is more 
surprising, several emails from IVAO UK members passing on useful information 
and other nuggets which I've missed out on, despite me being an active member 
for only 2 days before I left. Which I thought was brilliant. 

        How has everyone else got on with IVAO? for those of you that tried it 
that is. 

        In answer to Alan's question about VATSIM. I did give it a go before I 
left and I'm afraid that it just didn't do anything for me, the GA ops was good 
for the time I was flying around, however was made to feel a  bit of a nuisance 
when requesting airspace transits, a bit too much like real life for it to be 
hobby like. 

        Also it just felt more of a competition to be better than everyone 
else, pilots and controllers alike. Far too much snobbery, it just didn't feel 
like an organisation where one could feel at home. The software isn't as slick 
as IVAO's, the web systems don't seem to be advanced. I'm sure its an excellent 
network for those who want to plug in, fly by the book, log out and do their 
flight reports at their little desks. However I want to be part of a community. 

        As with Bones I joined way back when it was SATCO, down in the dark 
days when one could see names like Miguel Blaufuks, Mungo Amyatt-Leir and Nels 
Anderson flying round. In fact I was one of the first UK Division staff 
members, I remember the long nights of sitting as EGTT CTR and having only one 
aircraft come in and out of Heathrow, FS awareness of SID's and STARS back then 
was almost non existent and their introduction as things got more busy caused 
many problems. 

        It was at the introduction of membership entry exams that I left, 
something I protested most strongly, and loudly, about. I'm glad to see those 
have gone now. 

        I will give VATSIM further tries over the week, however for the moment 
IVAO is certainly at the top of the pile for me - things could change of 


        Alex Barrett 
        Turbine Sound Studios 
        (+44) 0121 288 3195 

    Alex Barrett
    Turbine Sound Studios
    (+44) 0121 288 3195

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