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  1. monnie

    VATSIM

    Hi, One of the things that bothered me was the ATC phraseology(sp) and having to repeat what I was hearing while I was trying to carry out tasks. It seems that the controllers speak very fast. Some do, but as you experience it more,the slower it seems to come.I found that it was good to use text, or ask the controller for text instructions. That way you can read it back knowing that you got it right. Fly short flight in one control space where there may be several small to medium traffic airports and one controller controlling all of them. Huston ARTCC for example, but there are others where that controller may have time to talk you through all phases of your flight. I found many of the controllers who are controlling you are pilots who understand exactly what you are going through because they had to go through the same anxiety:-) Don't be afraid to ask for a repeat of te instructions. It's real world. Don't be afraid to ask for a go around to get your composer. Don't be afraid to ask for Vectors out of the pattern to try to get it right.Don't be afraid to disconnect if you find yourself overwhelmed.Listening and responding to other peoples instructions off mic is great practice.Finally, go with an experienced pilot. Let them go first and you'll have someone to imitate since you'll know what is coming.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  2. >I know this was a shot at me, and all I can say is>"whatever". Beside it's not a debate that ###### me off, it>was someone being a jackass that caused me to create this>thread. >DanFirst of all, I share your concerns 100%. However, I hope you won't mind me using this post as an example,Dan.When I read the posters comment, I did not see it as a rub against you directly. In my mind he was offering a truizm of many perpetrators of flame.As has been brought up many times before, we are a large , World Wide community, and our languages sometimes causes problems. In some peoples minds, the term, "whatever" is considered a dismiss of that person and an attack upon his existance, when as if feel in your case you actually said"...I'm not going to let your statement bother me, nor am I going to allow it to cause me to respond in a negative way."I have some concern when people in these forums feel tat there is am implied "right" to say anything. Maybe I'm wrong in my thinking, but though I am a member here, I don't own this site or this forum. For me to be allowed to do anything within AVSIM is a "privilage" and not a "right". The fact that individuals feel that they have a "right" here also contributes to the feeling that they can get away with whatever they want and if recourse is taken, somehow, it is a violation of the Constitution.You guys hve bought up some good points in this discussion and I enjoy the conversation. But, it is not only in this forum where the problem exists, which is unfortunate. Is it an "age"thing? I don't think so. I see, so called "adults" acting up worse than our younger members and therefore set the poorest examples.In my mind, as long as we have people who choose not to argue a point to satisfy their ego and would rather stop, or just remain quiet versus piling on to be, "on the right side", we'll do alright. For now, I refuse to let someone steal my enjoyment of this hobby of our's.We have to many good people that have the answers I need and I know they are watching and waiting for that one person who really needs, or wants the help. And they make themselves accessible via PM or email. So, when I see their name I read and hang on every word and skip the bull of the "wanna be's".Dan, I thank you for bringing up the subject and I hope that I have not offended you by using your post as an examole.LaMonte CrenshawBest regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  3. monnie

    FSNavigator Closing

    I love a happy ending:-0)Nice discussionBest regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  4. monnie

    Virtual cockpit

    "I already copied the panel files from my default 747 in the PMDG 747 panel folder but I just got an empty sight when I look,...."I really want to say something, but the sound of my bottom jaw hitting the floor keeps distracting me.:-hang You're gonna have to help me here, bud.....I really don't understand what you're going for here.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  5. Are you register with VATSIM? Are you using FS9 or which version.You don't need a mic to see the servers in your area is why I'm asking.When you start SB it is not connected to the server. You have to connect and when you do it is going to ask you for your information and if you are using FS9 ( i don't use FSX so I don't know) it will connect you to a multiplayer game.Lets say that you are registered and you just can't seem to get SB to say that you calibration was successful. Ignore it. When you listen for the playback, if you hear you voice then ask for a radio check from a controller.Hate to sound wishy washy but we need alittle more info about what it is you actually are experiencing.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  6. People that use AVSIM are above average users of flightsim and chances are very good that the model is already installed on their machines....and they do not need an .exe installer to go along with it. I don't know, maybe I am getting cranky in my old age. Oh my...I could not disagree with you more and I hope that you were just having a little brain fade.Where there are some above average users of this site, there are also those like me who are novice and maybe mediocre who love this site because we have the opportunity made available to us to get better.Although I may understand your concern about storage space, I have my concerns that one day Tom and the staff may run out of it and we won't have a library with not only the wealth of FREE items of interest to somebody out there who may need it.I think I'm a download junky and I do in fact have mega more than what I use sitting on my hard drive. Before I found this site, I had nothing but default. Heck. I did not know anything thing about models. So I'm glad that there are those that supply the models, because some models are better than others, I think...And I think because I'm still not sure exactly what the model does or how to use it. But where it may not be of interest to me I do know it is necessary in alot of cases for me to be able to fly the plane once I get it installed, and sometimes that's all I may need to do.Then, let 's talk about the history of this hobby we can find in our library. We can also see the growth and development of some of those who graciously let us have their stuff for free You have to admit there is some freware stuff in the library that in my not so important opinion exceeds the quality of some pay ware items that was made available by someone wholearned their craft by making things better the next time they made it. No...I don't think it is wasted space unless it is on my hard drive, but even there, I have seen and had the opportunity to provide a copy of something that may be what was needed by someone else that I just happened to have downloaded from here. I still use FS2002 even though I have FS9. I like it when someone developes something better for 2002. It shows me I'm not alone:-)I need 2002 stuff and I can get it here. And it will be the same for FS9I hope you don't take this as a slam, because it is not intended to be. It is only my attempt to offer an opinion and not personal toward you. If you take it as such, I sincerly apologize.I do agree with you on one thing though...Chile is one heck of a beast!!! But, it's the labor, thought, desire, and skill that goes into that project and many like it that we must applaud and encourage if our hobby is to grow. Who knows? One day we might have to buy the next version because we need it:-)Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  7. monnie

    Thank You AVSIM Readers

    I agree with everybody else here. It is you and the staff that make this truly the number one site and reesource for simmers.Thank you for providing us a place to play. Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  8. Andy...I hope you don't mind me addng to your response but I am in so much agrement with you. Dave,I too miss your "Tips and Tricks" Publications. I know it's alot of work for you but you have helped me and I know for sure , others learn and enjoy this hobby in a form that made it understandable. I often refer back to them as I progress in my learning to be able to take the next step. Because you wrote for different experience levels the information is also timely.Hope you're working on another one. Call it selfish but I like it when you sweat to help us learn and share your knowlege with us.:-)Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  9. monnie

    Question about livery

    Hi, Don't take this for a foolish question, but do you have the payware PMDG installed?If so, go to your aircraft folder, open the 737-700 folder and see if you have the VC model. I haven't gotten that far yet so I don't know if you have posted this question in the PMDG forum yet. If not, that is where you should ask your question. I'm sure that they can answer it for you.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  10. monnie

    AES has ruined me

    "KBOS is a great Airport to try it out on Smart thinking for Aerosoft to allow that one for free. It worked on me. ""Smart thinking>>>>You got that right! Heck. They give you KBOS and DEMO's for other popular airports you may own like FLYTAMPA which are already great.Major improvements and easy to use. I can't wait until they are able to add more airports. No "IF or Buts" about it...I will be spending money.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  11. monnie

    hi, and help pls

    Craig,I didn't ask the question but I'm glad it was asked. I haven't attempted to fly the 747 but one day I will.I just want to thank you for the tutorial. I 'm going to need it.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  12. HiYou did not say where you have your 'Traffic" percentage set to. I'm not sure but if you have it set at 50% you aren't going to see alot of traffic at certain times depending on AI flight plans. Try moving your percentage to 100% and see if it changes.You also did not say if your were using FS9 or FSX.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  13. monnie

    BYEBYE! :(

    PMDG Is great for payware, but also look at the iFly 747 freeware stuff.BTW...I still use 2002 on my laptop so I don't have to waorry about carrying a start-up disk around when I travel. It's also good for setting up a different era of flight you might like. I like hauling passengers around in vintage prop jobs and 707's. Make for an interesting airport enviroment.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  14. monnie

    Addon Airports - Freeware/Payware

    Dreamscenery KIND and KMKE are a nice price bundle. Sort of frame rate pig for some but for the price i 'm okay with them.Best regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2
  15. monnie

    Cant fly 737NG Higher than Flt340

    I agree with you. I fly some of those routes and i find that it is important to calculate the fuel and weight using whatever tools or devices you might have.Using Flightaware I have often attempted to immulate the aircrafts progress to include altititudes. What I see is that sometimes the plane has to cruise at a certain step before it is able to climb to its final cruising altitude.Fuel weight is an issue. a couple of examples are SWA from KMDW to KDEN flies at 40000,with around 135 pax, 11866 lbs cargo, and uses 14100.76 lbs of fuel not counting extra fuel needed. I fly with 18608 lbs for the 781 mile trip. KSTL to KSLC uses close to the same amount for a 1014 mile trip. Monnie CrenshawBest regardsJan1,KINDWhen I push the button and it works, I'm happy:-)HP Media CenterPentium D 2.80 GHz Duel core2.00 GB RAMNVIDIA GeForce 6200SEConexant Falcon II NTSCXP SP2