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  1. Just wanted to wish my American brothers and sisters in the flightsim community a very happy 4th: May God Bless America
  2. Same for me, Bert. I'm sure JL is all over it!
  3. Howard, I have to agree with Mad_Mac's view. It works fine with P3Dv4.4 and it's also my "go-to" ATC replacement. Has been since FS9. There are a number of issues and the support is still pretty much non-existent. That being said, I still use it on every flight and put up with it's eccentricities (I'm being kind) because it does the job. In my long experience using VoxATC the vast majority of problems are caused by 3rd party airports having errors in their AFCAD. It really helps if you have at least a working knowledge using Airport Design Editor. Regarding the issue that vadriver brought up about the indexer not reading P3Dv4 scenery correctly, I have not had that issue at all. The indexer correctly recognizes all of my 3rd party scenery, and many, many airports that I've edited myself, whether they are in the scenery.cfg or via the add-on XML method. Any other questions, fire away! Jay
  4. Oh, lol, I thought you meant to actually enter expert mode...DUH. Maybe we should call it Mad_Mac Mode 😁 I also noticed that the '0. Report clear of runway' prompt won't go away. I'm gonna try that tip next time, if I can actually remember to close my flight plan that is 🤔
  5. @ Mad_Mac I was just testing my newly installed P3D 4.4 using VoxATC (all good so far!) and I was thinking about what you said re not being able to close your VFR flight plan. Once you switch to an IFR plan that option is no longer available. So, I guess that's one more thing we're gonna have to live with until it gets fixed. I don't think you can switch to advanced mode while VoxATC is enabled, so I'm not sure if it's even worth it to do the whole disable, run the advanced settings app, switch to advanced (Expert?) mode, then enable VoxATC again just to close the flight plan. Guess it's up to you if you want to. Most of the time I don't even bother to close my flight plan... Yeah, I know... @ supersym I didn't know that's how it was in France, with some non-towered fields being 'controlled' by those agents you mentioned. I should have specified that my 'fix' was probably only useful in the US. Sorry about that. Happy Flights, Jay
  6. I use ADE all the time, but by just adding a tower frequency all you are doing is converting a non-towered airport into a towered airport (as far as VoxATC is concerned). Kind of ruins any sense of realism of flying into an uncontrolled field. Thanks Kevin, maybe it'll get fixed in the next release. I did report this to Tegwyn 2 years ago...
  7. Jeff, Just to follow-up on some points you made. Once you are approved for your approach request you are on your own as far as vectoring and altitude. You are expected to fly the approach as published, until you report the FAF. At that point you're told to switch to either tower or CTAF freq, where you will be given clearance to land. Oh, something I just remembered, if your approach request is met with 'unable at this time' then just wait until you are given a new squawk code and then make the request again. You will get approved this time. Don't have any clue why. About the multiple approaches issue. VoxATC will only display the approaches that are coded in the AFCAD. I have also tried to add, let's say, a Y and Z RNAV to the same runway using ADE. While I didn't know the default ATC would recognize both (haven't looked at default ATC in many years) I did know that VoxATC won't. My own workaround is this; if it's really necessary to have a Y and Z, for example at KEWR there's an RNAV X and Y into runway 29 that are completely different, and I use both, then I use RNAV for one and add a GPS approach for the other. I also add the proper X or Y to the header which helps me remember what I did, and which one is which. Does that make any sense? Jay
  8. I know you're just joking, but of course that would work. 😉 I tried your suggestion a while back, and it will work, but you don't the 'happy ending' that you do using my trick. 😁 The only hassle is switching to an IFR flight plan before arriving at your destination. Now I always have a VFR and IFR plan set up in advance to make it easier and I just disable VoxATC, use FSUIPC's 'Load Plan' menu to quickly switch plans, and the re-enable VoxATC. It's an acceptable workaround until it gets fixed (if ever...)
  9. Hi all, First, I admit this a hack, not a solution, but bear with me and hear me out. I fly alot of GA into non-towered fields and I miss not being able to complete the flight since VoxATC v7 has a still has that unresolved bug that leaves you hanging after you report the arfield in sight. If you don't know what I'm talking about then this hack doesn't apply to you. Ok, here goes, you need to be on a IFR flightplan into a non-towered field. At the appropriate time, request an RNAV approach. When you get close to the field (5-10 mi) start to line up for a standard VFR pattern entry. Report the IF to VoxATC. Enter the downwind leg as per normal VFR procedure. Report the FAF to VoxATC. You will be told to switch to advisory frequency. Upon doing so, you will see the old menu choices (!) 0. Report Downwind, 1.Report Base, 2. Report Final, etc. Ok, I said it was a hack! Gimme a break, jees... But it works. Ok, further investigation allows you to begin the flight as VFR and then, at some point, switch to an IFR plan to the same field. At that point continue with the above instructions. Someone help me out with this, PLEASE!!! (I check for VoxATC v.7.4.3 every day...) Regards, Jay
  10. Hi Jeff, I'll take a swing at this since nobody has chimed in yet. Once you request a different approach from VoxATC, it won't provide vectoring or altitudes any longer. It's now up to you (and your GPS!) to do these. Requesting different 'types' of approaches also cause VoxATC to require different responses, eg. asking for a VOR approach will trigger VoxATC to ask when your base turn is complete, and when you are beacon outbound, etc. Requesting an RNAV approach will only require 2 replies, first will be the IF (Intermediate Fix) and then the FAF (Final Approach Fix). After you respond to the latter, you will then be handed off to either the tower (if airport has one) or to the advisory frequency (CTAF). Now, more specifically, KTIX RNAV(Z)18. Looking at the approach plate, I see that FORNI is a transition, therefore shown as an IAF (Initial Approach Fix). Now, I don't know if the airport you are using is coded correctly, but, assuming it is, do you see the FORNI transition on your GPS? If you do, then what you would do is navigate to FORNI, at or above 1600', then turn right to 137 to CUTON, at or above 1600', report CUTON, then VoxATC would ask you to report POPHY, the FAF. Once you do that, you should be told to switch to Tower at 118.9. Also, you seem to be mixing the 2 RNAV18 approaches, Y and Z. I don't know which one is coded in the airport you're using, but you need to pick only one. I don't believe that FSX/P3D allows more than one type of approach per runway. Maybe someone with more knowledge about this will add their insight. Hope this helps a little Regards, Jay
  11. Hi Kevin, I can absolutely tell you how it used to work. Now, we are only referring to VFR flights into uncontrolled fields. VFR flights into towered fields works fine. Ok, so, you takeoff from your departure field, controlled or uncontrolled, doesn't matter. Soon after you are prompted to switch to a departure or some other interim frequency. There you report your position and altitude and request traffic advisories. You are then given a squawk code and given traffic advisories as needed enroute. As you near your destination you are prompted to switch to the appropriate approach controller. Soon after you are prompted to "Report airfield in sight". When you do so, there is no further contact from Vox, only traffic advisories. Now, what should happen, and what USED to happen prior to v7 is that when you report airfield in sight is that you were prompted to switch to advisory (CTAF) frequency. You then asked unicom for field advisory and then were given prompts to 1.Report downwind, 2.Report Base, 3.Report Final, 4.Report clear of runway. (Possibly report going around, but not sure) That's how it used to work. Without that final handoff to the CTAF there's no way to properly complete a VFR flight into a non-towered field. I reported this behavior to Tegwyn nearly 2 years ago. Hope this helps. Best, Jay
  12. It's not about "improved VFR". VFR flight in to uncontrolled fields worked fine up until v7, so something got broken and was never fixed. I reported it to Tegwyn nearly 2 years ago, when beta7 was released and he never addressed it. Not asking for any improvement, just that it works the way it used to. Jay
  13. Very disappointed that the issue regarding VFR into uncontrolled fields hasn't been fixed. It was reported over one year ago, I just reported it to Tegwyn - AGAIN I haven't noticed any other differences compared to 7,41 Jay
  14. I would like to see this fixed as well. This was the same behavior in the original version and never addressed, although being reported to the developer. Additionally, the 2D Autopilot pop-up VS wheel direction is reversed. I mean, it's not like a deal-breaker, but it's just frustrating. Great job in updating one of my all-time favorite planes but why not apply a bit of polish to a great aircraft? Should be a relatively simple fix for the developer...
  15. Hi Rob, Yes, this issue affects me, and others here on the forum have reported the same. It has been reported to the developer and we shall wait and see if it has been addressed in the next update, hopefully in the not too distant future! In the meantime just bear with it, not much else to do. Jay
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