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  1. The board of VATSIM Scandinavia has appointed @Lukas Agerskov as the next Director of Copenhagen FIR. He will take over the reins after @Mikkel Lindgren who has decided to call it quits after many years of service to our community. The transition will happen in the coming days. Thanks for everything Mikkel and welcome Lukas!
    13 points
  2. Hello all, I am pleased to announce that @Peter Toft has been appointed to the position as Deputy Training Assistant Denmark. He will help out Daniel with running the Danish part of the Training Department. Congratulation on the appointment!
    10 points
  3. There will be some changes in the Danish part of the Training Department. Since @Lukas Agerskov has been appointed as the new Director of Copenhagen FIR, he will no longer serve as Training Assistant Denmark. But @Daniel Andersen will step up from his role as Deputy TA and take over after Lukas. Lukas, thank you for your hard work and dedication during your time as TA, and congratulations on the appointment as Director of Copenhagen FIR!
    9 points
  4. The board of Vatsim Scandinavia is proud to announce that @Adrian Bjerke has been appointed the role of Training Director! He will succeed @Håvard Halvorsen who has earned some time off, after many years of service to our community. A major thanks to Håvard and a very warm welcome to Adrian. The transition will be ongoing for some time until Adrian is fully up to speed.
    8 points
  5. Just a reminder about this. The vote will be earlier then usual in 2021 to get the transition period running smoother then some unnamed countries For those who are afraid of that it "means" being the Director. It's not a dictatorship. Basically you are the guy representing the community in official matters and primary contact to the Division and Region. My mentality is delegation. I want as many people to contribute with what they know and like - instead of me micro managing stuff. I hope that's how I'm perceived by my colleagues anyhow
    6 points
  6. Hello all, I'm pleased to announce that the new Training Assistant Iceland will be @Oscar Berenguer. During the transition period Kobi will help out to ensure that the daily operations goes as normal. Welcome to the Training Department, Oscar!
    6 points
  7. We've received two submissions, where unfortunately none of them followed the guidelines, which led to no eligible submissions. Web & Staff department will place a temporary banner for now, and I welcome new submissions to my e-mail continuously if someone feels they captured a new banner within the guidelines above that we should promote.
    5 points
  8. Guess we can't complain if we are seeing aircraft going 2x simulator rate anymore then: "Well we have a strong jetstream"
    4 points
  9. On thursday there will be a training session for @Gabriel Gradin and @Mattias Sallberg, both continuing their training for their S2 rating on the tower at Göteborg Landvetter. Simultaneously @Karl Widborg will also have S3 training on Göteborg Control (ESGG_APP). IFR/VFR traffic welcome to give the students a good chance to develop their skills together on the Swedish West Coast. Recommended sceneries for MSFS/P3D: ORBX ESGG Recommended sceneries for Xplane: Converted RB design scenery by RunwayBot on Xplane.Org downloads section. Welcome to Göteborg!
    3 points
  10. Hi, it's possible in the future. It's not going to make it into 2.3.1 but perhaps the next version after that.
    3 points
  11. And the winners are: RYR59E - Oscar Johnsen (1460771) (EFHK Scenery) SAS718 - Ben (1438411) (EFHK Scenery) IBK267 - David Solesvik (1341101) (Other Scenery) FIN122 - Teemu Tuuri (1529272) (Other Scenery) If you are the lucky winner, please send an e-mail to martin.tornberg[at]vatsim-scandinavia.org. If not, I will try to find you!
    3 points
  12. And a shoutout to our Nitro boosters who made our Discord level up @Christian Kovanen @David Mortensen @Edward Kjellen @Henrik Sonstebo @Jakob Velle @Martin Jacobsen @Martin Stockzell and Mysteryman 1422009
    3 points
  13. Please, join me in congratulating @Alexander Oehman to his new S2 rating after having passed his Tower Check at Landvetter Tower this evening . Well done Alexander and welcome to the ATC team !
    3 points
  14. Well, almost at least this afternoon (!) Speed of sound at FL350 is around 574 knots. Here is BAW161 zooming past Sweden at ground speed 601 knots. However, I suspect that they have a little bit of help for a strong south western jetstream.
    3 points
  15. On Saturday 12 December from 17-23z VATSIM-Scandinavia invites you for this year's edition of Fly and See Santa. Fly into either Rovaniemi (EFRO), Tromsø (ENTC) and Kiruna (ESNQ). Since this event attracts a fair amount of pilots we highly recommend you to bring a lot of holding fuel. Don't forget your favorite bevarage and candy onboard since it will most likely be a long night for you. Due to the excess traffic on some airways you might get rerouted to optimise the traffic flow. Make sure you are familiar to re-program your aircraft accordingly. Visit our Santa Web for pilot b
    2 points
  16. Thanks to our Discord Nitro boosters, we've now 256kbps voice rooms and possibility to create a server banner as well! We need help from the community to make a banner that can reflect VATSIM Scandinavia! Here's some guidelines: The banner needs to be 960x540 pixels and exported as JPG or PNG. The banner should not include VATSCA logo as it's present other places in Discord The banner should reflect VATSCA, and it's up to you to decide how to do that The banner should not include text. Be aware that about 1/3 from the top is covered by the server name alrea
    2 points
  17. I have not considered developing a complete client for two reasons, lack of skills and time. My knowledge of coding is fairly limited as well. The plugins may have the "looks" but it's mostly smoke and mirrors - I've tried to figure out coding just to be able to develop the plugins and the resulting code probably leaves a lot to be desired. I'm just happy when (or even if) it works. To create a complete client application is well beyond my current abilities. I couldn't even estimate how long it would take me to accomplish that, given that I would first need to figure out what I'd need to learn
    2 points
  18. Since my second year as Director is staring to come to an end, a new election for Director is called for. Based on past experiences this role is the hardest to get willing applicants to (and perhaps rightfully so). So my plan is to be proactive and start gathering candidates earlier then normal and then announce the vote in the beginning of next year. TL;DR: Every member has the right to nominate candidates, however they must fulfill the requirements above. Then there will be a vote where, active, permanent ATC members (members with more than 10 hours of ATC time d
    2 points
  19. Something like this is in the to-do list. I can't say for sure when or how it will be implemented, just that it's planned for some future version.
    2 points
  20. Hey Juha if possible request feature to add quicklinks for the maps section according the sectorfile entrys so that we could open geo stuff from the sectorfile with topsky MAP:rivers FOLDER:LOVV COLOR:C_Map_Land STYLE:Solid:1 GEO/River Inn GEO/River Donau ... at the moment its double maintenance in Topsky and sectorfile
    2 points
  21. That sounds like the area drawing code has trouble figuring out what color to use for the borders, in which case it falls back on Color_Active_Map for unfilled and Color_Active_RD_Map for filled areas. Whatever is causing that should be easy enough to fix.
    1 point
  22. It appears the beta code doesn't like FONTSTYLE lines, I'll fix that for the next update.
    1 point
  23. Hi Juha, I love the feature of automatically active maps depending on certain conditions. We have one issue with it though and it would be amazing if you could implement a small(?) change to how maps are handled: As a little bit of background - LOWW can use RWY 11 and RWY16 parallel and independently (under certain conditions, but thats not the point here) and I would love to display one of three different maps, depending on what the config is: Map 1 for 11 only. Map 2 for 16 only. Map 3 for 11 / 16. Currently that is not possible since if I have both RWYs (11 / 16) active in
    1 point
  24. FYI, the real TopSky has a Limit of 6 Chars for the TSA-Name. The "Name" field is used for an abbreviation while the correct "long" name is entered as Map Text.
    1 point
  25. Do the apron controllers have "Show simulated traffic" enabled in EuroScope? Looking at some saved logs, information such as scratchpad texts seems to be available from some distance outside the controller's visibility range, but if there's no flightplan to connect it with (not even a simulated one), the information won't be forwarded to the plugins.
    1 point
  26. Windows like Prim Freq Window and Notepad has the potential to greatly enhance my controlling, I would really like to use them but right now they're not really functional because neither wraps text (the text continues out of view instead of stepping one line down when reaching the right border) and the notepad doesn't seem to have any way to linebreak. To save space for watching planes and stuff I'd have to keep the windows quite narrow, and text wrap becomes necessary. The QNH/TL window is an awesome idea as well, but over longer sessions in sectors with many airports it becomes too crow
    1 point
  27. Hello pilots! Friday the 13th is coming It is time for yet another checkout in Finland, as @Lauri Nieminen gets to prove his examiner that he has got the required skills to become a qualified air traffic controller! You're all welcome to fly in and out of Helsinki (EFHK) with excellent supporting service covering the whole country! Why not try some relaxing VFR around the city of Helsinki? Or a short IFR hop to Lapland? Briefing | Charts
    1 point
  28. In terms of complexity, you can think of ES as the operating system of sorts and plugins as programs for that OS. There is a reason not too many ATC clients exist. It is just too much work to do for free (vatsim doesn't allow payware clients) for the benefits it would give when we already have ES and others with plugin support. For one man in his free time that would be quite the task.
    1 point
  29. There is no "correct" one as there is no such thing as ADS-B in EuroScope. The best you can probably do is to define ADS-B-coverage using mode S radars in the sector file and then using the SSR(S) symbol to designate "ADS-B only" tracks (they'll actually be "mode S only"). This does mean that every mode S capable aircraft is then seen as ADS-B capable as well but that's not a big deviation from reality.
    1 point
  30. I see that's the Swedish setup and I have added Maestro TAG-items to the label. You need to have Maestro plugin in the Euroscope instans you are running. If you download the full package it will contain all the necessary files. Beta 2 will be pushed on the next AIRAC that has been delayed due to Aerosoft fail to deliver the data in time.
    1 point
  31. Thank you all .That was both the funniest and the scariest adrenalin rush in quite some time!
    1 point
  32. After years of dedication to our community, @Håvard Halvorsen has decided to step down as Training Director. Hence we are looking for applicants to take over the position, which is an "executive staff" position on the board Working description as per the constitution: Requirements: C1 rating or higher, must have been member of VATSIM Scandinavia for at least one (1) month. Applications, together with a short letter of interest, are sent to election@vatsim-scandinavia.org no later then Nov 17:th at 23.59Z
    1 point
  33. Hi Juha, still great to see the GRPlugin in development. I have some feature requests for the Tower Mode, that might be helpful for controllers. I personally use the Tower Mode on my second screen to see the final and my Controlzone only, like a simple Radar. My Ground Mode is the one I'm most of the time working with. To have the Tower Mode more like a real Tower Radar (e.g. Frankfurt), it would be great if the following features could find a way into the Plugin: 1. Possibility to disable maps in Tower Mode (to have a quiet simple setup with less in
    1 point
  34. Good grief, why couldn't they just switch to imperial units for distances and speeds as well... It's possible to do some changes in a future version, but until then you're probably best off just using the imperial units and converting to kilometers in your head.
    1 point
  35. In the next version the maps can be defined to be limited to tower, ground or app window or a combination of them (the difference from the current beta being the ability to define ground and tower modes separately). Generally speaking the tower mode is currently not in active development and will see any changes only as result of changes to the ground mode that affect it as well.
    1 point
  36. Welcome to Cross The Pond: Eastbound 2020! Airfield voting is closed, your votes have been counted and the results are in; here are the airports for Cross The Pond: Eastbound 2020! This year we are setting new standards, with no fewer than 16 participating airports! We are excited about the results, making up a staggering 54 city pairs across the North Atlantic ocean! With no further ado, here are the airports that will facilitate your flights on November 14th! Departures: CYYZ (Toronto Pearson intl.) CYYC (Calgary intl.) KATL (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlan
    1 point
  37. Hi Jonas, I will do my best to answer you. There are many things different in VFR than IFR flying. It is difficult to find detailed rules and guides. Most of it is very legal text, eg. you could try if you can find SERA and OPS M1-1, which give guidelines on EASA level. Traffic patterns are good to start with. Once you master them, you can fly around the control zone and eventually make longer VFR navigation trips. So traffic patterns are usually flown as left-hand circuits. My understanding is that this is because pilot flying usually sits on the left-hand seat and thus has bet
    1 point
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