By Janet Kino
I was practicing checking flight plans, and for a flight from EGPH to EDDB I discovered something I don't understand. I'm sure there is some special rule that covers it. The non-UK portion of the route was LAMSO DCT EVELI DCT OSN L980 HLZ P12 BATEL T207 OGBER. Validating the route through the NOP portal, if flown at FL300 down to FL260 (since cruising below FL260, once you leave UK airspace, is not allowed), you had to descend to FL240 or lower at HLZ to meet the requirements of P12, BUT if you flew above FL300 you until BATEL to start you descent. What is special about FL300 over that portion of Europe?
By Jack Edwards
VATSIM Special Operations Partner Organisations have approval to use Special Use Airspace on the VATSIM network. In order to minimise disruption, VATSIM UK provides a facility for these organisations to NOTAM this airspace as active. The use of this facility is agreed in the VATSIM UK - vRAF Letter of Agreement.
This thread replaces an older thread in the discussion section of the forum. It is located here to maximise visibility for UK Controllers and allow SOA members to post in it. It is extant until a replacement system is devised.
This thread is for NOTAMs only, not discussion; NOTAMs relate to virtual activity on the VATSIM network only; Expired NOTAMs/discussion will be hidden by moderators to maximise visibility of relevant/current NOTAMs; A simplified NOTAM format is used, please see the samples below. Example:
Q) - FIR that the NOTAM effects (EGPX/EGTT/EGXX), EGXX indicates that the NOTAM affects both FIRs
B) - the starting date in yy/mm/dd format and starting time in UTC
C) - the ending date in yy/mm/dd format and ending time in UTC
E) - the area being activated and/or the activity taking place
LOWER - lower vertical limit of the airspace activated
UPPER - upper vertical limit of the airspace activated
Note: the available vertical limits can be found in ENR 5.1 of the UK eAIP.
Relevant UK Special Use Airspace:
Managed Danger Areas Air-to-Air Refuelling Areas (AARAs)
By Walter Hakios
I am new to Vatsim UK. Where can I find VFR Charts for the UK region?
Thanks for help!
By Roger Harris
At FL90, who should I be talking to?
IFR on airway L8
By Chris Jones
Hi, Is there a piece of software which will automatically generate the route and remarks information for the flight plan form? Thanks