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VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:02 pm
by Nick Botica
Hi there,

I've recently started using VATSIM again and at the start forgot some of the things I'd learnt when I first joined. I don't think there is enough training material unless you look in the forums which people may or may not do.
I think for the casual offline simmer VATSIM is a big jump and there are lots of things to learn that we now have forgotten about if we had to start again. Not many of us have training in this area - it's mostly an odd hobby/passion :)

I've written this guide for the new person to VATSIM and specifically VATNZ to try and tell tell everything they need to know coming from the offline environment to the online one. So specifically I'm assuming they know how to fly their plane and have their sim already installed etc.

Hopefully I've covered most things, if you want to add/change anything please feel free. It won't be all correct and some things could be said better or might not follow VATNZ policies etc etc.

Also ATC, please read the transmissions as there are bound to be mistakes, incorrect information etc. As this is aimed at the first timers we may as well get everything correct from the start. Please note I have made some comments for some things so make sure to turn on comments.

You shouldn't have to have a microsoft account to view or edit this document, I've got Track Changes turned on so someone doesn't come along and delete the whole thing. If there are discussions you can reply to comments in the messages - just add you name so it doesn't just appear as Guest.
To edit the document click Edit in Browser.

Don't worry about formatting too much - this is just a staging area and I envision it will be displayed on a webpage after editing.

https://onedrive.live.com/redir?page=vi ... ujWk-qYnPQ


Nick

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:48 pm
by Duncan White
Hi Nick,

Looks good. :)

Sent you a PM.

Cheers,

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:45 pm
by John Kappelle
Hi Nick,

Brand new to VATNZ so read this with interest. Excellent info, could you add a bit about the process for unicomm if there are no atc on-line?

Thanks
John

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:10 pm
by Nick Botica
John Kappelle wrote:Hi Nick,

Brand new to VATNZ so read this with interest. Excellent info, could you add a bit about the process for unicomm if there are no atc on-line?

Thanks
John
Yes good idea. I was just thinking that was required!

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:49 pm
by Mark Richards
John Kappelle wrote:Hi Nick,

Brand new to VATNZ so read this with interest. Excellent info, could you add a bit about the process for unicomm if there are no atc on-line?

Thanks
John
Welcome to VATSIM and VATNZ John.

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:26 am
by Nick Botica
UNICOM added on page 5 - thoughts welcome

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:18 am
by John Kappelle
Thanks Mark, now just need to get up the courage to join a controlled session :)

Thanks Nick, does this mean voice unicomm is not enabled? Or can I use voice backed up with text?

John

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:57 am
by John Kappelle
Hi there Ray, thanks for the info. Where would i find the TS address? I looked around and found a few older posts but not sure what is current?
Will try your suggestion for listening to atc, eventually would be keen to try controlling too, but probably best to get the pilot side sorted first?

John

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:12 pm
by Duncan White
John Kappelle wrote:Hi there Ray, thanks for the info. Where would i find the TS address? I looked around and found a few older posts but not sure what is current?
Will try your suggestion for listening to atc, eventually would be keen to try controlling too, but probably best to get the pilot side sorted first?

John
Sent you a PM with the info you need.

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:10 pm
by Duncan White
ATC Feedback

NZAA_DEL: “New Zealand 449, information Juliet correct, cleared Wellington 1, Flight Level 340, LENGU ONE PAPA DEPARTURE, LIMES transition, squawk 5037.”

NZAA_GND: “New Zealand 449, taxi to holding point Alpha 1, Runway 23 Left via Bravo 5, Alpha.” (removed for)

I was taught to taxi A320's B737's and smaller on Bravo, bigger stuff on Alpha.

NZAA_GND: “New Zealand 449, contact Auckland Tower on 118.7”

NZAA_TWR: “New Zealand 449, good afternoon. Airborne contact Auckland Control on 124.3, Runway 23 Left, cleared for take-off (always last)

NZAA_APP: “New Zealand 449, identified, climb to Flight Level 150.” (no you're)

NZCH-R_CTR: “New Zealand 449, Christchurch Control, Climb to Flight Level 340.”

NZCH-T_CTR: “New Zealand 449, Christchurch Control, flight level 340.”

NZCH-T_CTR: “New Zealand 449, STAR clearance available.” (Not done anymore)

NZCH-T_CTR: “New Zealand 449, cleared TPAPA TWO BRAVO ARRIVAL, Runway 16, maintain Flight Level 340 ." (not needed)

NZCH-T_CTR: “New Zealand 449, descend to one-zero-thousand (10,000) , Cook strait QNH 1013.” (feet not needed)

11,000 more likely

descending below FL150 given AREA qnh not tower qnh although Cook Strait = nzwn :)

northland nzaa, king country nzhn, thermal nzro, hawkes nznr bay etc etc

NZWN_APP: “New Zealand 449, Wellington Control, continue descent to 3000, direct WITBY, expect ILS DME approach Runway 16.” (no expectations)

NZWN_APP: “New Zealand 449, Wellington Control, descend via the star profile to 3000.”


NZWN_TWR: “New Zealand 449, continue approach number nnn.

NZWN_TWR: “New Zealand 449, winds 150 at 15 knots, qnh nnnn, Runway 16, cleared to land.” (always last)

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:07 pm
by Nick Botica
Brilliant. I'll update it later on

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01 pm
by Mark Helyar
Hi, did this get finished??

Great guide for beginners, be nice to have that in the Pilot tab on the main website for those at entry level.

Re: VATNZ first time pilot guide

Posted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:42 am
by Nick Botica
Mark Helyar wrote:Hi, did this get finished??

Great guide for beginners, be nice to have that in the Pilot tab on the main website for those at entry level.
Thanks Mark, that's the idea. It can be hella confusing stumbling upon these sites with no real world knowledge and no step by step.

I'm updating to tonight.
If you've got any suggestions let me know.