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jlink 0 points

Wow! Great catch and pretty cool pic. Will have a look. Thanks!

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jlink 0 points

Prague will be going live today; you can even try a basic version now. Thank you so much for your supreme patience. I’m sorry I let it slip.

One question: since it’s now Václav Havel Airport Prague, should it be alphabetized in the list as Václav or Prague? It’s not standard to have the name at the end.

Thanks again.

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jlink 0 points

Whoooops!! Is five months excessive? Haha ... I'll get this one finished pronto!

Please accept my apologies for the lapse.

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jlink 0 points

In general, yes, but I'm falling behind. Can you please check back in a week or two? Thanks!

-- Jay

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jlink 0 points

What is your altitude, and at what airport? You are likely too high.

Try starting your approaches from further out, until it starts working consistently for you.

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jlink 0 points

Hi there --

Thanks for the note. I found the weird plane and deleted it.

Thanks,

-- Jay

Calgary Intl. (YYC / CYYC) is now available. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Alignment should be better now. Thanks / sorry!

Calgary Intl. (YYC / CYYC) is now available. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Should be better now. Thanks / sorry!

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Calgary Intl. (YYC / CYYC) is now available. (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

I didn't think you were bitchy.

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Congratulations to Kyle K., who has just achieved his lifelong goal of becoming a Southwest pilot!! (General)

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jlink 1 point

Should be fixed now. Sorry for the trouble!

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jlink 1 point

Whoooops!! Ok, will have a look. Thanks / sorry.

-- Jay

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jlink 0 points

Thanks so much, Richard! The consensus agrees with you.

-- Jay

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jlink 0 points

Really?? That's bizarre-- sorry for the trouble. May I ask what browser you are using?

Anyone else experiencing this?

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jlink 0 points

Next time, maybe do the STATS command and see what it shows, and then save? It's also possible you saw the score from another session. I'll have a look in the DB later on today.

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jlink 0 points

Hmm, does seem odd, but if there were a bug then it shouldn't work at all. I'll have a look. Thanks.

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jlink 0 points

Ok, will prioritize HOU. Thanks for the heads-up.

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jlink 0 points

Were there any airports in particular in which this was happening? Most of the newer ones and revamped ones have exit points at the edges of the screen. Thanks for the note.

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Improved separation of arrivals (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Potential fix is in place. Can you guys please see if it's any better now? Thanks!

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jlink 0 points

Guess that makes sense. :-) Will have a look! Thanks.

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jlink 0 points

All the new features go into the existing site. There isn't a separate app.

"2.0" is my term for the improved site. Sorry if you feel misled.

That said, all donations are much appreciated. Thank you.

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New feature: Tab autocomplete. Type a partial flight ID and press TAB to complete it. If this works well for everyone, we can expand it to include waypoints as well. (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Oh, I see: you are saying they should NEVER depart on 30, even if the wind is from the north?

p.s. Not a bother.

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jlink 0 points

There's no release date per se; I just add in new features as they become available.

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jlink 0 points

Done!

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jlink 0 points

Your wish is my command. Please check it out now.

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Over Colorado: Keeping flyers safe at DIA (9news.com)

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jlink 0 points

They will land.

New STATS display by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 1 point

Leaving the screen / terminal area without being handed off.

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New STATS display (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Done!

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jlink 0 points

Done!

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jlink 0 points

It's hard to get the traffic level right & fair for everyone. I wonder if some kind of slider would be in order, to increase or decrease traffic, which would influence scores accordingly?

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jlink 0 points

Fixed; thanks for your note and patience.

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jlink 0 points

Thanks -- will have a look.

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jlink 0 points

Whoooops!!

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jlink 0 points

Both done. Will work on airspace for both as time permits, and CYUL needs some new traffic as well.

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jlink 0 points

Hi, thanks for the note. I'm out of time for this morning, but these are good points and I'll make sure they get addressed.

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jlink 0 points

Done! Looks like we need some aircraft thumbnails and improved exit points, too. Will work on that last past as time permits.

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jlink 0 points

Done! Looks like we need some more aircraft images, too.

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Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA) is now available. (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

No worries. We'll get the flight plan thing figured out, but correct in that it's not yet in place.

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Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR / KBUR) is now available. (ATC-SIM)

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Air Canada new livery (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Can you please see if it's any better now?

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jlink 0 points

Ok, this one should be fixed now. Sorry for the trouble!

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Apologies for the downtime (ATC-SIM)

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Forum logins improved (ATC-SIM)

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Berlin Tegel Intl. (TXL / EDDT) (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 1 point

Will work on it.

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jlink 0 points

Weather's been part of the plan. You don't have to donate. :-)

Chained commands are now available. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Yes, immediately. The command chain is not the same as a flight plan.

Chained commands are now available. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Ok, right. You can only do one directional clearance at a time.

What you are thinking of is more of a flight plan, which is not yet in place.

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Chained commands are now available. (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 1 point

Good idea. I started on this, but this one will be a bit more involved than a simple refresh, so please allow me one more day or so.

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jlink 0 points

Is COATE near the edge of the screen for you? If so, the aircraft may leave the terminal area while circling.

Yes, do just use "C", like Broadway said, unless you are explicitly wanting to hold.

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jlink 0 points

I did see your post, and these are both good ideas, and emergencies are going to be a part of the updated site. Thanks!

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jlink 0 points

I add new airports for $100 (US). Feel free to coordinate with others here if you'd like to split that.

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jlink 0 points

Ah, sorry. It's within 3,000 ft of ground level. I'll get that sentence fixed.

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jlink 0 points

LROP is available only to subscribers.

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jlink 0 points

I think I found the problem and fixed it. I'm very sorry for the trouble with the scoring.

-- Jay

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jlink 0 points

I think I found the problem and fixed it. I'm very sorry for the trouble with the scoring.

-- Jay

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jlink 0 points

I think I found the problem and fixed it. I'm very sorry for the trouble with the scoring.

-- Jay

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jlink 0 points

It's just the number of flights per day at that particular airport.

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New airport: Budapest Ferenc Liszt (BUD / LHBP) (ATC-SIM)

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Looking west over Heathrow (LHR / EGLL) terminals (Photos)

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From email: Will London Gatwick traffic be updated? (ATC-SIM)

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Insight into BUD / LHBP operations by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Thanks!!

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Insight into BUD / LHBP operations (ATC-SIM)

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Conflict bug by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Oh!! I'll check it out. Thanks!

No score recorded after a long game becase my session is expired. by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Sorry for the trouble and the loss of your score. I think something else may be going on, as an active session isn't required after you open up an airport.

What is your username? I see the forum doesn't show it. Can you try logging out and logging back in?

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jlink 0 points

Looks like you're in good shape now. Sorry for the trouble.

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jlink 0 points

And your username isn't showing up here, either. Could you please click on "log out" and then log back in? Then leave a comment here and see if your username shows up.

Thanks, and sorry for the trouble.

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✈ Yes, it's another ATC-SIM fundraiser ✈ (ATC-SIM)

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FLG is now EDV (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Done! Thanks again.

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jlink 0 points

Wow! Ok, thanks.

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jlink 0 points

Do heavies use 16L / 34R for departures, though? At the moment, the sim isn't sophisticated enough to do conditional runway assignments based on aircraft type, although I'm burning to get that added in. Another place with a similar problem is Philadelphia.

As an aside, I've landed on 16L / 34R in a 777-300, and it was rather harrowing, haha. We seemed to drift for half the runway, too, which may have contributed.

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Experiment -- can you please help? (General)

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jlink 0 points

Thanks, Martin. Agreed, but it may take a little time on this one.

-- Jay

Flow rate by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Ok, I'll have a look. It was a little slow, and now a little fast. Will work on it.

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jlink 0 points

Ok, thanks for the info. Will update.

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jlink 0 points

That's a good idea. I was kind of wanting that recently, myself.

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jlink 1 point

Some of this is slated to be a part of "2.0" . But please do keep the ideas flowing and the suggestions coming.

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jlink 0 points

Look right under where you type commands.

TRAFFIC FLOW RATE by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Ok, will work on making it a more even mix.

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jlink 0 points

Ha, thanks.

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jlink 0 points

Hold is a new command; I guess I never documented it.

FlightID H ABC123

Let me know if you have any trouble!

(If you use "H" on the ground, it will still interpret this as "line up and wait.)

Is BHM on the list? by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Hi there --

I hadn't even thought about this one, but it looks like it gets decent traffic, so sure, I'll consider BHM for inclusion.

Note that it won't be any time soon, though, as Copenhagen will probably be the next freebie, and I also have a lot of features to add.

As always, I offer fast service on new airports for $100, and you are welcome to use this space to coordinate with others if you want to split it.

If you can raise some vocal support on the forum, I will also consider escalating BHM in the schedule. No fair cheating and creating a bunch of forum accounts!! :-)

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Time lapsed takeoff of a British Airways Airbus A319 (Photos)

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TRAFFIC FLOW RATE by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 1 point

Ok, how about now?

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jlink 0 points

Ok, how about now?

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jlink 0 points

Maybe just restart? What browser are you using?

Sometimes rebooting the server helps with that, oddly enough, if it's affecting a lot of people. I'll have a look.

The iPhone / mobile Safari is a little off, but I am working on that.

Blank usernames / mismatches in high scores and forum. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Looks like you're having the problem! Could you tell me what your username should be?

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Blank usernames / mismatches in high scores and forum. (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Hi --

I do new airports quickly for $100. If you want to coordinate with others and split it, that's fine and you can organize that here.

Otherwise, it's "whenever I get to it", which means after Copenhagen and a bunch of other updates.

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jlink 0 points

Hi --

I do new airports quickly for $100. If you want to coordinate with others and split it, that's fine and you can organize that here.

Otherwise, it's "whenever I get to it", which means after Copenhagen and a bunch of other updates.

TRAFFIC FLOW RATE by to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Any particular airport(s) this is happening at?

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jlink 0 points

The second BBN is now out. Thanks again.

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jlink 0 points

Looks like we have a username mismatch now in the forum, too. I'll be able to take care of that one in a few hours. Sorry for the trouble.

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jlink 0 points

Ok, thanks for the report. I'll get both of those fixed.

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jlink 0 points

Ok, they're both in the queue, but I'll make sure they're prioritized.

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jlink 0 points

Thanks!!

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jlink 1 point

Roger. It's actually in the queue. Will do my best to RUSH the YYZ.

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Missing overlays added for RJGG, MMMX, and YPPH (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Thanks for the suggestion and map. Often these smaller airports are boring in ATC-SIM due to light traffic, and mostly VFR traffic at that.

I was going to do a few smaller airports in Illinois, USA, but gave up for that reason.

I'll keep it in mind.

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jlink 2 points

"Unbelievalble pricy" as compared to what? Have you never bought a game in a store? They are often $70.

I have to pay for the server, and my helpers, and it's nice to get a few bucks for groceries and gas.

Sounds like you're 14 - 18 years old. Maybe ask mom & dad to help you out?

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jlink 0 points

Roger on the Stockholm Arlanda update. Will get ESSA updated ASAP.

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jlink 0 points

This should be completely fixed now. Please let me know if it isn't. Thanks for your patience.

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Progress strips expand to show aircraft images (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

If you're at Chicago O'Hare, for example, the lowest you can assign is "2".

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jlink 0 points

Please give one example of what you're typing.

It should be like this:

ABC123 C 9

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Bug fix: waypoints and airport in a tiny area on the left (ATC-SIM)

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Sorry for the downtime this morning. (ATC-SIM)

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JAL Boeing 787-8 [JA824J] landing at Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX / RJBB) (Photos)

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jlink 0 points

Fixed, thanks!

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Sunrise in the office, aboard an Airbus A320 (Photos)

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United Airlines Boeing 787-9 touches down at LAX (Photos)

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jlink 1 point

I know, right? Thanks.

And I never once told this guy that if he pays $20 I'll add an airport for him, or on any schedule.

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jlink 0 points

When this happens, just go back to the main page, refresh, and load the airport again.

Sorry for the trouble.

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jlink 0 points

How so? Does it happen repeatedly?

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jlink 0 points

There's a guy helping me that's working on restricted airspace (like KDCA) and terrain.

The delays are my fault, but it's coming.

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jlink 0 points

Thanks so much for doing this. I went ahead and redid the base KATL traffic to alleviate the Chrome concern, but do keep this going for fast future updates!

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jlink 0 points

If I'm understanding correctly, you need to do an "A" (abort) command to stop the landing and return to regular flight. Then C will work as normal.

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Delta A330 landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Photos)

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American Airlines 777-300ER N734AR with reversers on. (Photos)

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Icelandair 757 in flight (Photos)

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jlink 1 point

Yes, that's the plan, and "he" is hopeful for this week, still.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL / KATL) from the air. (Photos)

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Two Air France 747-400s in action. (Photos)

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A380 and A319 size comparison, with Air France, Korean Air, And Virgin America. (Photos)

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Air France Airbus A380 lands at Los Angeles International Airport runway 24R (Photos)

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G-EZGL easyJet Airbus A319-111 touches down (Photos)

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jlink 0 points

Sure, it's possible, but when I've suggested things like that in the past ("Classic O'Hare", "Miami 1968 - in the Pan Am days", or whatnot) people freaked out.

I won't rule it out, but like you said, 2.0 has to be finished first.

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jlink 0 points

I'm back. It's coming. Hang on! :-)

Sorry for the wait.

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I'm back ... and so are holds. (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Holds are back!

FlightID H ABC123

Let me know if you have any trouble!

(If you use "H" on the ground, it will still interpret this as "line up and wait.)

Note that it just replicates the old behavior at the moment, and does not yet allow "north" and "south", etc., and will not perfectly resemble a racetrack.

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jlink 0 points

Note that it just replicates the old behavior at the moment, and does not yet allow "north" and "south", etc., and will not perfectly resemble a racetrack.

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jlink 0 points

Holds are back!

FlightID H ABC123

Let me know if you have any trouble!

(If you use "H" on the ground, it will still interpret this as "line up and wait.)

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jlink 0 points

Thanks so much!! Will do so.

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jlink 1 point

Compared to this, 707 interiors, once the epitome of "cool", look positively dreary.

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jlink 1 point

Could double as a 2-lane "space bowling" alley.

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jlink 0 points

Didn't say so before, but agreed!

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jlink 1 point

I will KINDly try & fit that in.

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jlink 0 points

Yes, it can be a heading or a navaid.

Yes, expedite would still work.

If you want it to descend AFTER reaching a certain point, then yes, I'm proposing that you have to wait on issuing the altitude clearance.

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jlink 0 points

Absolutely, you could enter any number of waypoints; and there would be no issue on the altitude, as it would be as though you simply typed in the commands separately.

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jlink 0 points

Is that a bug or a feature?? :-) Ok, thanks for the report.

Command chaining by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

Some, yes.

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jlink 1 point

Ok, I can go ahead and work on a hold command, but many people didn't like the circling behavior and I don't want to reintroduce it.

Jeez, so it really was a "feature"? Sorry for the trouble!

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jlink 3 points

Yes, I would care to explain: it's on deck for ATC-SIM 2.0 . :-)

Indeed, it's currently annoying.

Command chaining by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 0 points

But let's say you wanted to simultaneously fly to ABCDE and reduce speed, similar to typing two commands:

FlightID C ABCDE

FlightID S 180

?

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Command chaining (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

Anchorage traffic has been updated. Thanks for your patience.

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jlink 0 points

I just have a history of coding delays. Thus the shame.

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jlink 0 points

Well, I fixed a bug regarding aircraft circling waypoints and navaids after passing them; and improved Chicago O'Hare departures when the wind is from the NW or SE; and updated traffic in Anchorage.

But I'm going to need yet another 24 hours on the command chaining. Thanks for your patience.

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jlink 0 points

This is now fixed for O'Hare. Sorry for the wait. Is it happening at other airports, too?

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jlink 0 points

Actually, I feel ashamed about this, and will do everything I can to get the chained commands in place in the next 24 hours, since that's what everyone wants.

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jlink 2 points

Thanks for writing. Yes, it's February 1. :-)

I'm working on a redo of the screen area to allow resizing and to eliminate the bug where things get scrunched up in the left sometimes. Then, the next new feature will be to allow people to change departure runways. Then, probably chained commands, which already work in a few demos.

I had hoped to be saying all of this a week ago, but yes, it's definitely in progress.

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jlink 0 points

There's Oslo and Stockholm. :-)

Yes, I'll get it, but my top priority now is ATC-SIM 2.0 .

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jlink 1 point

Thanks so much for your thorough and detailed post!! Will see what I can do.

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jlink 0 points

I was actually looking at that along with restricted airspace. No promises, but I've been thinking about it, too.

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jlink 1 point

Good question. I would imagine Beijing does, but I can't check until tonight.

Best answer would be for me to add Moscow Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo, ha.

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jlink 1 point

Ok, lemme get back to you in a day or two.

Regarding HOW, I used to fly to every airport in the world and write down what I saw out the window. But that bankrupted me, so after I got out of debtor's prison I created several spider-like robots to climb the fence and photograph everything. But eventually I was caught and went back to prison, serving multiple sentences in the US, UK, Canada, Sweden, and Thailand. After that I switched to drones, but got in trouble for airspace violations and went back to prison yet again. I'm actually writing this to you from prison now.

(Actually, I made all of that up.)

I have a few different methods, none of which are perfect. Ultimately, I may start paying FlightStats for bulk data, or something like that.

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jlink 0 points

Ok, sorry for the wait. The overlay and traffic update are in place. Will work on the airspace tomorrow or as time permits.

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jlink 2 points

It's still pretty easy to cheat on scoring, but I'm improving that with ATC-SIM 2.0

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jlink 2 points

Hi, yes. Fast service is $100. Slow service is free, but I have a lot of ATC-SIM 2.0 material to add first.

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jlink 0 points

Agreed. I'll see if that can be added with the other upcoming changes.

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jlink 0 points

What I really want to get in with ATC-SIM 2.0 is more runway logic, so that Dash 8s and such get assigned short runways such as the N/S one at Philly but heavies have to use the longer ones.

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jlink 0 points

And it also needs the overlay, which I almost had the other day, but I was having trouble with the river and ran out of time.

I'll see if I can get both the traffic and overlay done in the morning. Thanks.

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jlink 2 points

Sure, I'll have a look. Thanks for the report.

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jlink 0 points

Sometimes it happens. For now, just go back to the home page, refresh, and try it again. That should fix it.

Then, the next round of updates for ATC-SIM 2 should fix it 100%.

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SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Trolls Arrogant Fighter Pilot with Ground Speed Check. (tribunist.com)

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ATC-SIM 2.0 first feature: smooth runways by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 1 point

They are no longer jagged and 1980s-looking. This was noticeable on diagonal runways.

ATC-SIM 2.0 first feature: smooth runways by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

jlink 1 point

Every bit helps. Thank you.

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ATC-SIM 2.0 first feature: smooth runways (ATC-SIM)

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jlink 0 points

I see that KMEM needs a lot of help. It will likely take me two days to complete, but the runway smoothing and overlay upgrades are in place. I'm working on the traffic update now, and we should have some new exit points tomorrow.

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jlink 2 points

Sure, I can get to it in a day or two.

Regarding the choppy runways at some airports, it has to do with line drawing and blending.

I hereby declare that smooth runways will be the first feature of ATC-SIM 2.0!

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jlink 0 points

Thank you!! I'll do my best.

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jlink 0 points

Roger.

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jlink 0 points

Done! Please let me know if you see any problems.

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jlink 1 point

+1 for funny title!

So the usual deal on new airports is $100 for fast service. Otherwise, my top priority this month is ATC-SIM 2.0, or at least the start of it, which would likely mean February at the earliest for new airport requests (for free).

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jlink 0 points

I'm on it! Please allow me 18 hours from now ...

Thanks.

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jlink 0 points

Amsterdam update is in progress ... Hooray!

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jlink 0 points

Amsterdam update is in progress ... Hooray!

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jlink 0 points

Fix is in place. Can you please let me know if it happens again?

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jlink 1 point

Fix is in place. Can you please let me know if it happens again?

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jlink 0 points

Ok, I'll get it fixed. Thanks for the report!

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jlink 1 point

I always thought that one looked good in the '80s, but yeah, it's dated and I'm kinda glad it's gone.

As a kid, I thought the 3D "U" looked like a "W" and was confused as to the meaning. Despite being created by the famous designer Saul Bass, whose work I normally love, the "tulip" never quite worked for me.

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Agreed.

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Thanks for testing! It's just a demo at this point; just wanted to see if anyone likes the concept.

I'm open to ideas on goals and how to get points. Maybe just parking planes at the appropriate gate and taxiing to the active runway, which changes? Maybe avoiding other traffic?

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It's supposed to "feel" like a Nintendo Game Boy game, or something of that nature.

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Here's the start of a simple browser game.

Do you like it? Should I continue?

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Busy Flights: Simple browser game (just a demo; what do you think?) (busyflights.com)

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Apologies -- it's fixed now. Thanks for the catch. I'll also go ahead and update the other departure points.

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Sure, no problem. Update is done. Hope to do a comprehensive update before the weekend is over.

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Done!

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Sounds good. 4-day weekend coming up for me.

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I'll have a look. Thanks.

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United 747-400 passes overhead (Photos)

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No worries. Glad it's resolved.

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Works for me and nothing has changed recently in that regard.

What kind of browser environment are you using?

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What airport was this?

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Nothing should be changed in that regard. Overlays are there when I try it.

Maybe clear out your browser's cache and reload the site?

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"Cleared to intercept" means the plane is not within the cone or triangle shaped area outside the approach end of the runway that it needs to be in to issue a landing clearance. However, the plane in question will keep moving forward until it does enter that area.

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And yes, that's the correct command.

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Perhaps you are erroneously looking at the speed? The appearance of the down arrow suggests it's working.

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Likely you are pressing the down arrow in an effort to scroll the page down. However, what happens instead is that you change your button choice. That is standard web page "radio button" functionality.

I took the quiz just now and it was right. Thousands of others have taken it.

I'll see if some Javascript magic fixes it: onclick="this.blur()"

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Marana Pinal Air Park - KMZJ Arizona (Photos)

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Thanks for your patience. Will get to everything when I can.

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Is it better now?

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Ok, I rebooted the server. Did that fix it?

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Ok, will get it sorted out in the next 12 hours. Thanks for the heads up.

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Try rebooting.

Anyone else having this issue? If need be, I can reboot the server.

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Done!

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Done!

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Absolutely! Might be 24 hours, though.

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Ok, will do.

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Both done.

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Arkia Israel Embraer E-195 landing at Eilat Airport (ETH / LLET) (Photos)

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Queenstown Airport in New Zealand (ZQN / NZQN) (Photos)

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It's free -- which airport?

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Please upvote, then. :-)

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Time-lapse film shows how a Boeing Dreamliner is built (bbc.com)

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Thanks for the comparison. I think they're all pretty good, but I prefer the current one.

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I add new airports for $100. It's how I pay the bills.

Feel free to coordinate with others if you want to split it.

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Ah, sure enough.

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Is that an NWA 757?

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Think this is actually the link (slight typo in the original):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6Cg46K7xVs

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Absolutely!

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A Cessna 172 taxiing past a KLM 747 at Willemstad. (Photos)

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Please post whatever aviation photos you have, and don't forget to upvote the good ones by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

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Just an active forum. So let's start with photos. Aviation anything, not just one game. So airliners, airports, control towers, YouTube videos of game play, YouTube videos of real landings, news articles, industry gossip, other aviation games you like ...

Thanks.

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Please post whatever aviation photos you have, and don't forget to upvote the good ones (ATC-SIM)

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Airliner Identification Quiz (opennav.com)

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User Maros Marko once suggested that people might like to pool together to commission a new airport. If you wanted to do that, you can coordinate here.

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Your favorite airport in 72 hours for $100 (ATC-SIM)

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Good idea -- thanks for the note!

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Collegiate air traffic controller programs struggle to stay relevant after FAA hiring changes (insidehighered.com)

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Anyone else having this issue?

Might want to make sure any screen sizing changes you make are done on the front page, and then hit refresh to be safe. THEN start the sim.

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Portland Intl. (PDX / KPDX) is now online. (ATC-SIM)

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New "My Account" area is now ready. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

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Sure, that's a great idea.

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Thanks for the report. Will get it straightened out. Likely I have some mislabeled codeshares.

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New "My Account" area is now ready. (ATC-SIM)

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Air traffic controllers work inside Singapore Changi Airport's control tower. (Photos)

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Spirit Airlines A319 N534NK arrives at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS / KLAS) (Photos)

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Tokyo Haneda (HND / RJTT) with landscape overlay (ATC-SIM)

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Two Lufthansa A380s pass at Frankfurt (FRA / EDDF) (Photos)

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Yes, have two airports in the works, and we can get some traffic updates in today. Any airport in particular?

p.s. Do you want your username to be "atcchief" (I before E) ? Lemme know.

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Delta 757-200 N658DL on final approach. (Photos)

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Evening at Nagoya Centrair (NGO / RJGG) (Photos)

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Dillingham Airfield on the north shore of Oahu (HDH/ PHDH) (Photos)

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The first British Airways 787-800 Dreamliner G-ZBJB passes 747-400 G-CIVW at London Heathrow (LHR / EGLL) (Photos)

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Airports test unmanned traffic control towers (bbc.com)

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Has anyone else experienced this?

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Digant Kasundra, can you please send me an email? Thanks. (ATC-SIM)

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Ok, will get it fixed. Thanks so much for the detailed report.

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Do you need to change the filter to show more than the past month? How long ago were the missing scores added?

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Ok, will get it fixed. Thanks so much for the detailed report.

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Whoops! Ok, will check it out.

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Thanks for sharing. This marks the beginning of the end for another part of the original Douglas field. Of course, the old triangle layout doesn't make sense in today's world.

I once had a dream that all the runways were east-west. That was probably due to me seeing what is now 28R and two taxiways from the tollway, but it's interesting that it's coming true.

14L/32R always seemed like an accident waiting to happen to me, with the embankment down to the highway at the arrival end of 32R.

Once upon a time I lived in Arlington Heights and the two 14/32s brought air traffic nearly over my house. In those days, there was gooey black soot from the exhaust over everything, making windows hard to clean. As a young child, the "flanged" sound of jet engines fading in and out often put me into a trance.

I once went to Germany from 14L and Japan from 32R.

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Look forward to seeing it!

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Boeing Dreamliner-model 787-9 near vertical take-off (imgur.com)

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What happens when a thunderstorm hits the world's busiest airport (ATL / KATL). (imgur.com)

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La Guardia Airport to Be Overhauled by 2021, Cuomo and Biden Say (nytimes.com)

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Can y'all try again now? Thanks.

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The login process did change this past weekend. I wonder if you have the old page cached somehow? Could you try it with a different browser, or else clear out your cache / temporary files first?

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42 seconds from Osaka to Tokyo (youtube.com)

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Looks like you did get logged in, since you were able to post to the forum. Are you having trouble accessing the sim? You should be logged in there now as well, as they're both "atc-sim.com".

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ATC-SIM Gameplay 1 (Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD/YSSY) by "thelabratzz" (youtube.com)

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Did that help? Can you land now?

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Journalist's Guide to Aircraft Identification (i.imgur.com)

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I think sometimes these master plans aren't necessarily actively pursued, but more along the lines of "Here's how we would do it if we needed to do it."

Could be PTSD from the old Stapleton and the bad weather delays.

I wonder if, during a snowstorm, some runways could be plowed while others are active, and then they alternate?

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Denver International Airport master plan (Airports)

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Thanks for the date.

so there may be new navigation aids as well.

I think there are actually fewer now than before. O'Hare seems to be moving to all GPS.

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Ok, it's there! Please go ahead and post the first one.

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I need about three hours to get back to a terminal, but you'll see it tonight (US time).

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Your wish is my command. What would you call it? "Airports"?

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F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes (nytimes.com)

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Airbus fleet size comparison (Photos)

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Can you start your approaches from further out, like at the edge of the screen, and see if that works? If so, gradually bring them in closer.

If that doesn't work, please report back.

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KLAS has a similar setup on the south side of the field.

It was was easy enough for me to get to the Strip at night but surprisingly hard to get back in the day! (And no, I wasn't completely trashed.)

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Two Lufthansa A380s pass at Frankfurt (FRA / EDDF) (Photos)

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Hanoi is playable and nearly finished ...

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High Scores

When you are finished with the simulation, type QUIT or EXIT and your statistics will be entered into the high score table.

** This feature is available to registered users only.

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It's kind of funny to me: I got the "arrivals cutting across corners" thing solved this morning, once and for all.

It was the most important thing in the world a week ago, but now we're on to the next batch of things to gripe about. :-)

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Airports with ICAO codes A - RC now have the safe arrival paths, if they didn't get the STAR treatment.

Let me know if you have any trouble. I hope to have RJ - Z done in the next 48 hours.

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Let me know if DFW is behaving for you now. If so, I'll apply the same change to all the older airports that don't have STAR paths.

Thanks,

-Jay

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It does sound like Paul is beginning his approaches too close to the runway, although if 2,000 works for him at LHR then it should work at MCO.

The test is to see how high the planes are as they approach the threshold. If higher than, say, 200 feet, then it means the approach needs to be started from farther out.

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Must mean you're not lined up as well as you think, or not within the "cone" area at the end of the runway.

I typically advise people to begin their approaches from farther out when this happens, and then start bringing it in closer once it starts working.

And you're definitely at 1,000 feet? What does the confirmation box in the upper right say after you issue the command?

Maybe approach the runway more diagonally and go for a localizer "intercept".

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I have a plan. Every remaining airport that hasn't had arrival path updates will get fake paths that definitely don't cut across corners. This will fix it until I can code all the real paths.

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Roger. Got it.

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Right, that's what I was getting at. So DCA is more of a new feature rather than just another airport.

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That one's not a $100 airport. But if it means a lot to all of you, I can prioritize it.

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Ok, sure, but please allow me 24 hours on that.

What is the link to the features poll? Did you post that already?

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No worries, no hurry, I'm not going to be able to look at features until Monday at the earliest.

Thanks for your help!

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Also:

Should more be done with Twitter, such as automatically posting new high scores, or is that annoying?

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Ah, jeez. Chained commands is always #1.

How about:

Chained commands

Fixing improper exit problems (corner cutting)

Member area to change passwords and view personal scores.

Ability to change takeoff runway

More realistic flight performance models

Weather

Emergencies

Military airports

Tablet & smartphone versions

Separate ground control sim:

A. ASDE style (realistic)

B. Game style (more cartoony)

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Looks great, Alex! Let's see what the people choose.

You could have a separate poll for features.

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Vancouver (ATC-SIM)

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KEWR & KLGA (ATC-SIM)

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It's not just you. I'll have a look.

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Thanks for the note. Did the SAB to BEL change, and will do a complete refresh in the near future.

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Sorry to hear of the trouble. The radar screen size should be based on how large the front page is. Maybe hit refresh on the home page after you have it sized correctly and see if that helps?

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Out of respect for Germanwings, you will not be able to crash into mountains in the near future.

The upcoming restricted area will be for KDCA, and can hopefully be expanded as you've described without too much trouble.

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Chicago Midway (MDW / KMDW) (ATC-SIM)

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How about Auckland / NZAA? It has the overlay now. Just needs a million other fixes. :-)

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Ok, thanks for the report. Looks like I have a busy weekend!

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Chicago O'Hare updates (ATC-SIM)

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Yes, it's a legitimate problem. It has to do with the old style arrival path programming & the various screen resolutions. If these bad things "line up" all together, like the "Swiss cheese" explanation of crashes, then arrivals will cut across the corner and the player will be unfairly"dinged".

New & revised airports don't have the problem.

Several new landscape overlays were added over the weekend, including Incheon this morning, and the arrival path revisions are ongoing as well.

-Jay

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Thanks, Roy, for the report. I'll put something in to re-center the overlay when the screen changes -- hopefully later on today or tonight.

In the meantime, you can work around this by making the "home" screen full-sized, refreshing it, and then starting the sim.

As it turns out, I did add some more overlays this morning, but not the ones you wanted. However, Anchorage looks pretty nice.

I know Boston and Honolulu will be spectacular, but also a huge PitA due to the runways being right on the water. However, I'll get 'em.

-Jay

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Thanks again. That should be fixed everywhere, and the overlay has been added. Please let me know if you see any problems.

p.s. Whew! Just made the deadline.

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Thanks for the heads-up. Will get that fixed in the next 24 hours.

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Thanks for the note! Hope to have ATC-SIM 1.5 completed soon, and then ...

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Hi Kamoun Skander --

Go ahead and make your post, and then I'll approve you.

Kind regards,

-Jay

p.s. I see you had a post three days ago. Is it not working now?

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These all sound good. I have changed LAX to be like you described, and also as is found here:

http://www.lawa.org/uploadedFiles/LAX/noise/PDF/Final%20LAX%20Preferential%20Runway%20Use%20Policy%20Report%20041114_Web.pdf

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Command feedback is now improved. (ATC-SIM)

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KDAL update -- feel the Love! (ATC-SIM)

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Frankfurt (ATC-SIM)

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Twitter (ATC-SIM)

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New server (ATC-SIM)

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I am going to have a significant life change in a few days, which will hopefully solve all the problems of the last two years.

So there's hope.

At this point, expectations on improvements are so low that I cannot possibly fail.

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I have to approve new people and posts, that's all. No worries.