By Magnus Meese
Please don't leave the oceanic guide as a PDF in the file library. When you're on EGGX and must help a pilot figure out what the hell this oceanic magic is, a quick and easy link with no hurdles other than reading the guide itself reduces the odds of the pilot's head imploding with the result of radio silence or disconnects. Don't underestimate the impact of navigating a few subfolders in a file library when you're already feeling dumb and stressed, as opposed to recieving the direct link to a web page which has all you need.
PS, semi related: I can understand the logic behind using the home page like a profile page, but I still prefer a traditional home page with relevant news, events, online controllers, quick links, etc. A stats page (or if not logged in, a JOIN US! page) has its use, but I believe the top menu bar should be the go-to for full site navigation, not the first instance for the most common and usefull site usages. Again, I think this is directly linked to the odds of new members spending five seconds looking at the Area Sectorisation map and other useful things. Other than these two pet peeves, the VatUK website has become really one of the best built sites on the network in terms of look, function and content.
By Harry Sugden
Was scrolling through vHansard, and came across this! Looks like we missed the memo? Ah well, looks like a pretty cool format for temporary notices, so maybe next time.
(p.s. this is not a criticism!!..... i just wanted to write something in the house of commons font)
By Ryan Boulton-Lear
Hello all ! Not wishing to open a can of worms here, but hoping for a bit of clarification regarding the booking of Manchester tower. Now there is obviously two towers "EGCC_N_TWR" and "EGCC_S_TWR" and it's always been a gentlemen's agreement so to speak from North Tower whether they wan't South tower open or not, so it's not really booked. Now I accidentally booked on the CTS "EGCC_TWR" which it let me do, and then another controller booked "EGCC_N_TWR" which it also let them do which overlapped the bookings then. So looking for clarification really on what you should be booking Manchester Tower under. However if there is no official rule my proposal would be:
If someone books "EGCC_TWR" they are band boxing both towers, but if someone wishes to open EGCC_S_TWR they still ask EGCC_N_TWR if that's okay.
If someone books "EGCC_N_TWR" then another controller can book "EGCC_S_TWR" and the controllers do duals for the time that South Tower is logged on with their bookings.
I look forward to any responses and hopefully we can get some clarification on this for the future !
Ryan Boulton - Lear
By Simon Conway
It seems the smartCARS is windows only (an .exe file) which alienates mac users.
Is it possible to supply all the necessary server details so if for example I were to use Xplane and a Mac (yes, I know!, a double whammy!!) I could use the existing XACARS application and enjoy the new (is it new?) training excercises? 🙂
Thanks in advance,
By Callum McLoughlin
Hi all, can I challenge why both the head of training and manager responsible for ATC training both have a potential of holding S3 ratings? Why is it judged as appropriate for the vacancy for head of ATC training to also have a minimum of an S3 too?
My question arises as the S stands for "student".
Open minded, but would be interested in the justification/thought process behind this.
Have a good weekend 🙂