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Harry Sugden

I'm sure that many have seen, but for those that haven't: https://www.nats.aero/news/aireon-system-goes-live/

Perhaps we might be justified in using VATSIM's 'radar' to control Shanwick now, with separation requirements to one day reduce... or at the very least, perhaps this marks the beginning of the end of the Google Sheets Shanwick? 😄 

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Fraser Cooper

This is well overdue. The Shanwick operation currently is so outdated and this technology, you would think, has been around for years. Glad to see this finally being introduced.

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Morten Jelle

With todays technology it makes perfect sense. I wonder if the ranges on VATSIM can cope with this using different vis points - and will position reports still be necessary when the trial is over? 

So many questions is coming now!

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Henry Cleaver

Interesting. May also be the end of the NAT Track system as we know it.

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