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bbell1102

Equipment Suffix Codes

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, figured it was the best out of all the options.

 

I've noticed a number of times on VATSIM seeing certain people filing T/xxxx/x or B/xxxx/x. Until now, I've only known of H/ which of course is "heavy" and after doing some reasearch found that T/ is for TCAS and B/ is for both Heavy and TCAS.

 

What I can't seem to find out is which if any, equipment suffixes mean you already have TCAS which then would mean there is no point in filing T/, or if just a general rule of thumb, should you file T/ if you have TCAS either way??

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I know all about the equipment suffixes, what I was asking was about the suffixes before the aircraft type i.e. T/ B/ H/ which are...

 

T - TCAS

 

H - Heavy

 

B - Both

 

I'm just not sure if I fly /L if that idicates already that I have TCAS or not, or if I should file T/B738/L also to indicate that I have TCAS

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In the United States, H/XXX/X is for a heavy aircraft. There are no other prefixes attached to the aircraft type. 

 

The suffix might be VATSIM specific denoting the pilot can use "text" only. 


Jared Listinsky

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I was just asking because I came across this post originally..

 

http://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?t=730

 

and if you look on VatSpy or ServInfo or whatever you use, you will find multiple people that file T/XXXX/X or B/XXXX/X and if you look at their flight plan alot of them say they are voice capable.

 

I guess next time I'm online I'll just ask someone who's filed that what it means and why

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It must be something VATSIM specific then. The "H" prefix is common for a heavy aircraft. In all of my time behind the scope (real world), H/XXX/X is all that I've seen. 


Jared Listinsky

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