I was hoping to join in but I was busy with other work until the last minute and then I caught all the posts about the new software and the radio problems. When I eventually tried to get onto the PilotClub site to grab the new version the link was down. To be honest I can't see us settling down with Pilot Club until they are officially operational. Until then we can still fly around on Wednesday nights but properly organised sessions will have to wait until the whole system is bolted down. By that I mean pilot and controller software in sound operational condition and an open forum so that we can get back to properly notified sessions to attract other Pilot Club flyers. The forum will probably have to act as a booking system too. Two things we lost when FPI closed was the booking system and the pilot/controller hours/ranks records - neither of which I am convinced we will see again. The bookings were handy because they showed that controllers were planning to man positions for a session which, in turn, attracts pilots to take part. It may therefore be worth including in a thread announcing a weekly session a list of the controller positions required for the evening as well as the airports for the night. Controllers can then post a reply to say which position they volunteer for. It's messier than the booking system but it would at least show what pilots could expect on the night in terms of controller coverage. bones -----Original Message----- From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of FrankTurley@xxxxxxx Sent: 19 October 2006 08:07 To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: tonite In a message dated 18/10/2006 22:02:08 GMT Daylight Time, ff006c5886@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: Wonder if the number of controllers and flyers will pick up soon?? Frank Frank, Saw there were problems so I didn't get involved, will join you on Friday if things get resolved. Frank T.