By Steve Bootes
I was flying IFR into EGPN Dundee today (from EGLC London City) and Scottish Control was online. Somewhere around EGPH I received the communication "leaving controlled airspace - deconfliction-only service" (or something very similar to that).
I'd never come across this before and wasn't quite sure what it meant - the frequency was a little busy so didn't want to query it there and then (first mistake). Then I assumed "leaving controlled airspace" meant own navigation and proceeded to descend without authorisation (second mistake). I soon figured out that I was very much under control so halted quickly, but was and still am a little confused.
So, can I ask exactly what this phrasing means? (I'm assuming it's that I'm not on radar so will need to report my position, but perhaps someone can confirm).
What is the correct response when I'm given that information?
Assuming I'm landing at EGPN, is everything else the same in terms of top-down control? SCO_CTR still need to give landing clearances, taxi clearances etc? Is it just that they don't know my position?
By Jeremy Kent
I am new to VATSIM and would like to complete some of the Flight Training Exercises. However, I'm on a Mac and so can't use the recommended smartCARS application. A kind person has written a MacOS app but I still need the URL to connect to, described as "the URL to the smartCARS frames.php or the URL with the vAMSYS VA-UUID". Can anyone provide this please?
By Oliver Rhodes
But Time, to make me grieve,
Part steals, lets part abide;
And shakes this fragile frame at eve
With throbbings of noontide.
- Thomas Hardy, I Look into my Glass
At 1am on Sunday 28th March the clocks will advance one hour. This means that 1am will immediately become 2am.
Times on VATSIM are always given in UTC, so if you are in the UK you will need to convert from BST/UK local time to UTC/z time by taking off one hour:
19:00 UK local time -> 18:00z 22:30 UK local time -> 21:30z 01:00 UK local time -> 00:00z Please be mindful of this when entering availability into, or accepting sessions from, the CT System.
By Terry Beddoes
Hi, di any smaller airports in UK hold training sessions.
I used to fly online regularly with VATSIM and BA Virtual about 12-15 years ago, but, circumstances changed and I stopped swimming.
I've been loitering at EGCC for a couple of days listening to Ground, Approavh and London Control.
But, I could do with somewhere like EGGP to start
Also, I've noticed in the FBW A320 NX it is not possible to tune to certain frequencies, how do I get onto those?
By Jake Stabb
Is anyone interested in Re-creating some sort of large scale military operation like ( eg , crimson warrior ) one evening if allowed of course