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Christian Sager

atc-discussion This weekend: 5-7 December 2014

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Christian Sager

Greetings Gentlemen.

 

This weekend I'll be doing a "stunt" on Shanwick Radio.

I have booked the position these three nights (5-7 December) between 22.30UTC and 06.00UTC. With a possibility to stay online for longer than the booking.

Just posting if anyone feels like taking over in the morning, or opening Gander/A second Shanwick with me these nights.

 

Short notice, but it might be a lot of fun!

 

 

I'm also open for doing this more often, if anyone would be interested in joining.

 

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Kind regards.

Christian Sager

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Alec Walker

Hi Christian, I will hopefully be able to get on Saturday day from around 1200z until you open again in the evening and may be able to take over on Sunday, probably from around 0900z, although that I will have to wait and see on.

 

I am absolutely up for manning the position more often.Unfortunately, the lack of the position has bred a certain amount of lack of knowledge amongst crews and it is very off putting! Hopefully a more regular presence will improve this!

 

Will you be using CPDLC and GOATS?

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Christian Sager

Sounds great Alec!

Unfortunately, when I'm opening the oceanic position. I always use VRC. So its a limit to what I can use.
There are several reasons for this.
* I don't need the functions Euroscope has
* No radar = No radar, so its the same which software to use.
* Easier chat windows for longer conversations with pilots.
* I haven't set up my Euroscope properly for Oceanic.

And perhaps the most annoying reason of them.
Euroscope to me tends to crash more and more often.
I have some computer issues at the moment that will be solved with a format soon. (Hopefully before newyear)
So I'll be doing it the "old fashioned way. At least for now.
Three nights with my Excel spreadsheet :P

I was also considering doing something similar at the end of the year.
I usually fly on New Years Eve, and Christmas Eve. But I might change this to doing ATC instead.

Would be fun to ring the new year in with a good presence on the Oceanic sectors.

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Alec Walker

Hi Christian,

GOATS is an external program that runs independently of your client and will revolutionise the way you run Oceanic.

As far as clients go, I understand what you are saying about non-Radar, however I utilise the Australian TAAATS mod within my Shanwick file which allows me to use CPDLC from within ES and also allows me to show ADS derived positions of capable aircraft. All other aircraft I track via the Flight Data Display on GOATS which is much more accurate than the FPL estimates in ES.

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Christian Sager

I have had a look at GOATS while being online.
Looks like a nice program that I'm going to have to dig in to later on ;)

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Alec Walker

It's incredibly useful! And the ability to handoff traffic via that will be very useful for controller changes, rather than having to type everything in the controller client!!!

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