[jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM JHB

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 22:33:20 +0100

I agree that it is indeed a shame that such a good system is so
underutilised. I looked earlier and there were three pilots and no
controllers on FPI but 273 pilots and 21 controllers on VATSIM. Of these
five were in the UK but they were all students. In fact one sent me a text
message (must get used to that as they can't talk to each other very well)
to ask how the heck I had a C1 rating. Looks like there are a lot of
students wanting to upgrade.

I wasn't actually active on VATSIM but I had to log in as a controller
because many ASRC functions don't work if you log in as OBS. I then had to
move because someone else wanted the APP position and they rightly kicked me
off as I wasn't working the aircraft. Trouble with VATSIM is that it's hard
to plug in somewhere quiet to test the software as it seems to attract


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
Sent: 27 September 2005 21:45
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: VATSIM JHB

Thanks for your efforts there John.  I kept wanting to give my Diamond
010 callsign when I flew VATSIM on Sunday - had to bite my tongue and
remember to use G-MIKE.

I was about to join you at EGNS on VATSIM earlier this evening but you
logged off just as I was about to log on.  So I took my business to FPI
to give EGSS_APP and EGTT_CTR something to do.  It's sad to see only 4
ATC and 6 pilots on FPI and several hundred on the other two networks.

Mike L

Bones wrote:
> I've had a good chat with the VATSIM UK guys today and sorted out a
> few problems. Got voice working now but it's a pain in the backside.
> All controllers seem to log into one of three voice servers and if
> they do they can't talk to one another! They have to be on the same
> server to use intercom - bloody daft. Voice is indeed Roger Wilco -
> ATC use either rw.avsim.net or rw.liveatc.net. Apparently the
> server is for pilots only - but no-one mentions that in
> the ATC docs..
> Right - back to more important matters. JHB has now been registered on
> ServInfo as a VATSIM and FPI airline. Once that goes through you can
> use your callsigns. You will know because you'll see the logo appear
> if you look in VATSIM on ServInfo. As far as VATSIM goes they
> recognise anything as long as it is in ServInfo.
> The aircraft paints are a different matter and I'll have to talk to
> Ruth or someone about that.
> And I agree - RW voice quality is bloody awful.
> bones
> HC@xxxxxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net

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