Search found 1705 matches

by Mark Richards
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Screenshots/Videos
Topic: RNAV Night SNO 19JAN20
Replies: 0
Views: 5644

RNAV Night SNO 19JAN20

Thanks to all the controllers tonight for the Sunday Night Ops RNAV night.

It was nice to get on the other side of the scope for a change and actually fly in an event!

Mark
Image
by Mark Richards
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: An a Happy New Year from VATSIM
Replies: 0
Views: 4008

An a Happy New Year from VATSIM

Happy New Year to all 80,000 plus VATSIM members! We want to thank all of you for your continued participation and volunteer work this year that continues to make VATSIM the number one online flight simulation network in the world. 2019 was a big year for us, highlighted by the long-awaited release ...
by Mark Richards
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only

The pilot can only see on his Audio Control Panel (XPilot, Xsquawkbox, VPilot, etc) ATC that is in range. Even if you were using CHCH_S_CTR he may not be able to hear you until he gets enough altitude after takeoff. cheers, Dick T Unless he/she looks at the Airspace Page and uses the local frequenc...
by Mark Richards
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only

It does get confusing when you say "Contact Auckland Control on ...." and then the same voice answers them so I think using the same callsign would be best.
by Mark Richards
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only

Oliver Holmwood wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Hi Mark,

I'd say traffic going from NZAA_CTR who is extending to NZCH-T_CTR would go from Auckland Control to Christchurch Control.

My two cents,

Ollie
Thanks, that is what I thought too but some are using Auckland/Christchurch for the whole country.
by Mark Richards
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas Brothers.
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: Merry Christmas Brothers.

And to you Sean.
by Mark Richards
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only
Replies: 14
Views: 2936

Re: Use of multiple frequencies within VATNZ Airspace is for Extending Enroute Controllers Only

Quick question as I am getting differing opinions, and experiences. NZAA_CTR is extending. Normally callsign is Auckland Control. What callsign when an aircraft is in NZCH-x_CTR's or NZOH_CTR area? Christchurch/Ohakea/Auckland Control? Same question for NZCH-x_CTR extending into NZAA or NZOH area? M...
by Mark Richards
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: VATNZ News
Topic: Reminder: VATSIM Offline 24 hours
Replies: 0
Views: 2794

Reminder: VATSIM Offline 24 hours

Just a reminder: At 2000z on Sunday 13th October 2019 (0900 NZDT on Monday 14 October 2019), all VATSIM servers will be taken offline to begin the migration to our new Audio for VATSIM infrastructure. VATSIM users should ensure that their flights and ATC sessions have concluded by this time. During ...
by Mark Richards
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: VATNZ Events Discussion
Topic: CTD / 15 Jun 2019 / Cross The Ditch 16
Replies: 1
Views: 1172

Re: CTD / 15 Jun 2019 / Cross The Ditch 16

What a great event yesterday and I really enjoyed controlling. I am embarrassed to say that this is the first time in 2019 that I have actually logged some controlling hours in the VATNZ airspace. I did make up for it by controlling for 13hrs 13mins yesterday (not bad when I was rostered for 11). A ...
by Mark Richards
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Cross The Ditch 16 Event Appreciation
Replies: 3
Views: 1177

Re: Cross The Ditch 16 Event Appreciation

Glad that you enjoyed yourself Aharon. It certainly was interesting controlling you with FSX default navigation.

And as a matter of interested, RWY23 at NZQN is actually the preferred runway and the one used most often.
by Mark Richards
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: RECOVERY
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Re: RECOVERY

David, if you have the paid version of FSUIPC, you can set this to Autosave.
by Mark Richards
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: Proposed GD for Colour Vision
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Re: Proposed GD for Colour Vision

Andrew Moseley wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:35 am
And the latest newsletter from the Director of CAA says they will be reviewing PPL medical standards as well
Maybe if my finances allowed, I might be able to pick up where I left off about 30 years ago!
by Mark Richards
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: WorldFlight 2018 - Team Hamilton NZ - Live stream
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: WorldFlight 2018 - Team Hamilton NZ - Live stream

Had a quick look before and it would appear that the Captain had stepped out and left the F/O in charge. Well done guys!
by Mark Richards
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Hangar Talk
Topic: VATSIM new voice codec coming
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Re: VATSIM new voice codec coming

And a good explanation now published at https://blog.vatsim.net/index.php/posts/something-new

Mark
by Mark Richards
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Screenshots/Videos
Topic: Saturday Afternoon in Wellington
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Saturday Afternoon in Wellington

Today was a planned day of flying NZWN-YSSY-NZWN. I was rapt to see Fenton Loveday online as NZCH-T_CTR for my arrival and I think everyone else was taking advantage of his ATC with four arrivals into Wellington in quick succession. Here's a couple of quick shots. ANZ604andNZ374.png ANZ604_ShortFina...