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    X-Plane 11 AddOns:  X-Checklists, X-Camera, X-ATC-Chatter, XPRealistic, KnobXP, Pilot2ATC

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  1. P2A works perfectly with 11.50
  2. Fiddler, As Dave says, you can get up to 19 AI aircraft to show up by assigning X-Plane's AI but be sure you use the worldtraffic AI (stick plane) and not "normal" AI as they will steal your frame rate horribly otherwise. I never use more than eight AI as any more than that, you will suffer terrible frame rate drop. Actually six to eight is very adequate.
  3. Sidney, I have made a number of videos. You're welcome to check them out. I'll link the three that seem to meet your request. I have many others too. Here is one on Class C to Class C VFR: Here is another on Class E to Class D This is my most popular one on general VFR using Pilot2ATC
  4. Though I don't have plans to leap to MS20 anytime soon, it is great to know there is an upgrade path. Without P2A, there would be no way I'd do that. Thank you Dave for keeping this great addon relevant! -mark
  5. Many thanks to Dave for squashing some small bugs to make this possible. Hope you enjoy! -mark
  6. No criticism for MSFS intended. I wasn't even thinking about that. Here's the point... How many weather addons can you name? How many AI Traffic addons can you name? How many head tracking programs can you name? etc, etc, etc! How many voice ATC programs can you name? ONE!
  7. Dirk, I believe the only time I don't get Ground to hand me over is if I take the wrong route to the HS or take an early ramp (midfiled). There is a grammar rule "ready for departure runway <Runway>" but that's not much better I guess.
  8. I don't understand why voice ATC is not more popular. That silly menu-driven text ATC stuff is a joke! People seem to really like that system but I definitely don't understand why. At this point, I would have no interest in flying any sim without P2A! And Dave is the best support I have encountered. If and when I jump to MS20 I would not hesitate to pay for this program again! Thank you Dave! -mark
  9. I get lots of cases where ATC suddenly falls silent and stops responding to me. Sometimes I am successful at clicking Connect and Connect again to reconnect. Many times that does not work. I have sent you email with a log of my most recent flight where I had some success getting comms going again but later was unable to. The other night, I had filed a FP, cleared it with CrDr, got taxi instructions from Ground, taxied to the HS and was handed off to tower. I contacted tower: November Seven Whiskey Alpha, ready for departure runway 27L. Silence! I reconnected. Still silence. I tried the opposite runway just for the heck of it: November Seven Whiskey Alpha, ready for departure runway 09R. He immediately came back saying "The active runway is 27L." However, when I repeated with the correct runway, again silence. I then tried using the phrase builder (?+) and constructed the exact phrase. Silence! I have the log for the above (not the same one I sent you in email). I decided to send you my most recent attempts so as not to confuse things too much. I can send the earlier one if you wish. It's not like I haven't been doing this for a long time; usually with great success. Seems lately I'm having quite the streak of bad luck. I can see where I can confuse ATC and they don't respond but to have them absolutely going silent I don't understand. Hope you can help me. Thanks -mark ---------------->>>>>> Here are the relevant lines from the log file for the above events: Recognized Speech: November Seven Whiskey Alpha Ready for Takeoff Zero Departure Runway Two Seven Left 03:05:19 UnInterruptAudio in OnPilotEndSpeaking 08/13/2020 03:05:19 AudioInterrupts: 0 in UnInterruptAudio 03:05:19 WaveOutPlayer Playing in UnInterruptAudio 03:05:19 Stopped Listening HandleTakeoffRequest 03:05:19 Error in HandleTakeoffRequest. 08/13/2020 03:05:19 System.OverflowException: Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow. at P2A_2018.simAIAcft.get_Altitude() at P2A_2018.simAIAcft.OnFinal(Single Distance, Runway Rwy, Int32 MaxAGL) at P2A_2018.modSimGlobal.cdf846dd189143a8205ac25ab908bfac7.ccf0ab565e08e2d48e549ed676790b47c(simAIAcft cff0df7af1722ca3c91ea0d5229f39abd) at System.Linq.Enumerable.WhereSelectListIterator`2.MoveNext() at System.Collections.Generic.List`1..ctor(IEnumerable`1 collection) at System.Linq.Enumerable.ToList[TSource](IEnumerable`1 source) at P2A_2018.modSimGlobal.UpdateAITrafficOnFinal(Runway Rwy) at P2A_2018.P2AStateMachine.IsFinalClear(Runway Rwy) at P2A_2018.Controller.c31ff64bb66dd4122a3a8ed2072900314(String& c10d14a58376e8a5fedf6f0955109c8c6, SpeechInteraction c9408508583fe6860a9cb8bcb2e3c1245, String& c2d61cf92c662496fc273eb7fc03570f3) InterruptAudio in OnPilotSpeaking 08/13/2020 03:05:27 AudioInterrupts: 1 in InterruptAudio 03:05:27 WaveOutPlayer Paused in InterruptAudio 03:05:27
  10. I have wondered about this too. Whenever I need to request something when I don't know how to say it, I use the ?+ to scroll through all the available options but I, like you, don't see anyway to make this request. I end up either just flying through the weather to keep the controller happy or do the right thing and let them fuss at me. I'd like to know how to do this properly as well. Regards, -mark
  11. I was on an IFR flight from KSBN to KORD. I filed the plan to the active runway 09L via the arrival ESSPO3.ESSPO and approach ILS09L.DOOGY. The ESSPO arrival had published altitudes at 10,000' so I had to set my cruise to that altitude. After peddling my heart out in the 172, I got to 10k about then minutes from the transition ESSPO. The controller told me to "Expect the ESSPO Arrival with the ESSPO Transition for the ILS 09L Approach to KORD." Cool! That's exactly as I expected. Then, to my surprise, the controller came back to say "Descend via the ESSPO Arrival to 4,000 feet." What?? There is no 4,000' altitude anywhere in the ESSPO3 Arrival (the first one is 10,000 and the last altitude in the Arrival is 6,000). The first altitude of 4,000 is the IAF which is DOOGY at 4,000. Why would the controller have me descend to Approach altitude before I even entered the STAR? 10,000 is clearly in the flight plan and the controller said "via the ESSPO Arrival" so why the 4,000'? I know the controller can override published altitudes but why must I waste all that altitude over 50 miles at low altitude? I was only at 10,000 for about ten minutes! Confused! Explanation appreciated -mark
  12. I'm back to working again! I had forgotten that we had a power outage last Friday night. It happened while I was flying so my machine of course lost power. Apparently that must have damaged P2A. I reinstalled the program (saved off all my xml files after verifying that they were ok) and I'm back to working properly now. I am really slipping! I usually put two and two together better than this. Can't believe I had forgotten about the power outage since it took me forever to get my generator started. Thanks Dave for your help. Sorry I bothered you about something I should have been able to fix on my own. -mark
  13. Good idea Dave. Thanks. I'll try that as something definitely happened sometime this weekend. I appreciate the effort you put into this! <S>!
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