[jhb_airlines] Re: Please refresh these old brain cells

  • From: "Peter Dodds" <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 10:55 +0100 (BST)

..and feeding that pesky dog.  It had my new "Transair wannabee a flying
instructor with gold epaulettes" jumper this morning because Bones was late
with the Chappie!

Peter


> *From:* "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Date:* Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:39:16 +0100
> 
> Frank _
> 
>  
> 
> I don_t care how big his head get, as long as he carries on paying 
> his bar bills _
> 
>  
> 
> M.
> 
>  
> 
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
> Sent: 24 September 2008 14:32
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Please refresh these old brain cells
> 
>  
> 
> Mike
> 
>  
> 
> I am sure that everyone on this list, and those who have come into 
> contact with him over the years, will endurse that sentiment.
> 
>  
> 
> But please do not give him too much of a big head, he may not fit 
> through the clubhouse door. (only joking boss)
> 
>  
> 
> Frank F
> 
>  
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> From: Mike Brook <mailto:mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
> 
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> 
> Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 1:49 PM
> 
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Please refresh these old brain cells
> 
>  
> 
> Mike _
> 
>  
> 
> (bones _ don_t read this _ <g>)
> 
>  
> 
> One of the joys of being a part of JHB (and this list) over the 
> years has been the way that the boss has freely and without 
> hesitation, shared not only his comprehensive flying and ATC 
> knowledge but his knowledge and personal experiences as well.  His 
> immense skill in sharing and explaining anything related to 
> aviation in the sort of language that the average Joe in the street 
> can understand are now legendary.  Several years ago, when flying 
> online was a tad more enjoyable, we had several multiplayer 
> sessions centred on Kai Tak.  bones_ tutorials and patience taught 
> many of us the _skills_ that we like to think that we have today 
> and the pleasure of successfully _landing_ some heavy metal at that 
> most difficult airport under careful ATC cover and using correct 
> procedures were a joy that has ensured that I have continued with 
> this hobby ever since <g>.  I still remember the Tiger Moth 
> _fly-ins_ at Woburn and  Shuttleworth with great pleasure!
> 
>  
> 
> It is good to see that bones_ tutorial skills have continued to 
> this day _ 
> 
>  
> 
> MikeB
> 
> JHB193
> 
>  
> 
> p.s. I still want that bit of kit _  8-(
> 
>  
> 
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike 
> Nicholls
> Sent: 24 September 2008 13:15
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Please refresh these old brain cells
> 
>  
> 
> Bones
> 
>  
> 
> It never ceases to amaze me the amount of time and effort you put 
> into these projects to bring to our aviation world
> 
>  
> 
> The pictures look great, it makes a huge difference to see airspace 
> and navids around the airports, particularly a busy one like Gatwick
> 
>  
> 
> My eldest son flies out of there on Saturday bound for a sunny week 
> in Cairo. As both he and his other half  used to be a tour reps ( 
> she was his manager ), it will amuse him to catch up with his ex 
> colleagues from the other side of the ( perimeter ) fence
> 
>  
> 
> Mike
> 
>  
> 
>   
> 
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Bones <bones@xxxxxxx>
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, 24 September, 2008 12:06:40
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Please refresh these old brain cells
> 
> The Mode C/Mode S stuff I knew because it's part of basic ATC 
> training and
> the ADSB trials are published in the ICAO development publications 
> which we
> should all (but many don't) read.
> 
> When the SBS box came on the market I already knew what it was 
> about - and I
> was also very surprised that a small company could develop such a 
> tool years
> ahead of anything the CAA were contemplating. In truth SBS users 
> were
> picking up Mode S signals a long time before the CAA ran the first 
> test
> signals from the Burrington and Pease Pottage sites.
> 
> The basic SBS software is quite that - rather basic. The display on 
> first
> firing it up is hard to assimilate - this shot is centred on 
> Gatwick:
> http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/images/Guide1.gif
> 
> I saw that the coding was quite simple and so it was quite an easy 
> job -
> although horribly time consuming - to add data for airspace and 
> navaids. The
> difference is quite stunning for the same viewpoint:
> http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/images/Guide2.gif
> 
> In fact, having designed all the UK airspace files it was this data 
> I
> reconverted to IVAO format for use in the IVAO controller software 
> - these
> are shots of Doncaster in SBS and then in IVAO and there's little 
> difference
> between the two displays:
> http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/WebPost/Doncaster.gif
> http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/WebPost/DoncasterIVAO.gif
> 
> As I got to know the software better I developed further data files 
> for it
> and eventually set up a web page so users could download the 
> extras. Other
> users were also designing tools for the SBS and some of the really 
> good ones
> are also on the page - making it an essential place for SBS newbies 
> to
> visit:
> http://www.homepages.mcb.net/bones/Kinetic/Kinetic_Utilities.htm
> 
> I include the above link because although the content may not be of 
> interest
> there are some nice screenshots. <g> Having said that there are 
> three KML
> files on the page for UK navaids, airports and fixes that can be 
> loaded up
> in Google Earth that any JHB member may find useful.
> 
> Inevitably the number of files available became confusing and the 
> forum got
> swamped with requests for help in setting these up. In addition the 
> many
> tweaks to the SBS software itself produced a lot of posts and (as is
> inevitable) these became somewhat repetitive as older posts 
> scrolled down
> the list. In the end order had to be restored from this chaos and I 
> ended up
> writing a tutorial on the system:
> http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/barebones.php
> 
> Funnily enough I thought the tutorial would take weeks to write 
> because of
> the sheer volume of information and the many screenshots needed - 
> and that
> it was during a period when I wasn't very well at all. Somehow I 
> seem to
> work better in tough conditions and the article was essentially 
> finished in
> 48 hours. Proof reading took another week though. <g>
> 
> 
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://woodair.net <http://woodair.net/> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of F FISHER
> Sent: 24 September 2008 09:20
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Please refresh these old brain cells
> 
> All I can say Bones, is wow.
> 
> Will have a look at the screen shots a bit later.
> 
> I do not know have you have the time to do all this, and as for the 
> knowhow,
> 
> you must be in the mensa league.
> 
> I think I will stick to my hammer and chisel. And keep my head down.
> 
> Frank F
> 
> 
> 
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