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Is the ATC coverage area realistic?

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How realistic are the ATC coverage areas in FS2002?I ask because on a flight from Houston - Belize, I remained in contact with Houston Center throughout the trip. On another flight from Paris - Casablanca, Madrid Center controlled me until approach. Doesn't seem realistic, considering the distance and political boundaries between the ARTCC and destination airport... for example, Seattle and Vancouver have separate control centers, despite the relative proximity between the two cities.One that I'm certain is unrealistic is that over Pakistani airspace, I was controlled by Mumbai and Delhi Centers.But the one that really floored me... flying around Guam/Saipan, I was controlled by Oakland Center!!GS

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The Oakland thing is for the most part correct, but in real life it

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Isn't there also an Auckland Oceanic too?I recall that Oakland Oceanic extends all the way to the equator south in the Pacific- actually to 10S, I think.Bruce.

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I can't speak for the rest of the globe but the UK sector areas are pure fiction in some places. Instead of working just three UK centres you can get put over to minor airfields (Woodvale, St Athan) when flying airways..I hope it is better in FS2004..boneshttp://fsaviation.net

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the Radar Contact addon does a much better job in this respect than FS2002.

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