Not enough traffic! by Barnsley to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I agree.

Traffic seems less by daedalus to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I think ATL is the busiest on the sim, from what I can tell. I can't tell if it's been reduced. I know what you mean about wanting a "challenge". When I get in a rut, doing the same thing over and over, I will try some of the harder airports like JFK, SFO , EGLL & BOS, on 'arrivals only' and do landings on a single runway. I tried doing ATL on arrivals only and just couldn't do it - now that's a challenge! It would be nice to have the traffic intensity on any given airport to be more variable than just 'easy' & 'hard'.

Uncontrollable plane after runway change command (L after L). by federbear to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I'm confused. You were cleared to land on 8R. Then, because of a departure, you cleared to sidestep to 8L. Why did you clear to the DM035 waypoint? Did you lose separation with another arrival/departure and have to go around? After you reached DM035, were you able to do a C command? Could you clear to hold somewhere (an H command)?

Failed handoff behavior changed? by gsaf to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I did ATL the other day and noticed that too. The only thing I can think you could do, is when you have a departure going to a fix too close is:

  1. Clear it a second time, which is irritating.
  2. Clear it with a left/right turn command, which ever is longer, to give it more distance to reach the fix.
  3. Clear it to hold at the fix. Ex.: "DAL40 H BOJAA", then it will circle instead of going past it.

Old Code by theredbaron to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Maybe he's working on incorporating the chain commands into the default sim, so you won't have to have the grease monkey script. I just wish we knew when/if that was going to happen....

I'm back ... and so are holds. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Works fine here. Thanks.

What do you mean by "does not YET allow "north" and "south"? Are you thinking of improving the hold option, aside from the "racetrack" we have?

Update on chain command? by av8nut to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Great! Thanks.

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Seperation issue by Hotshot to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I suppose if the SIM generated departures often enough, this might be warranted. But the amount of departures that show up now (which are already less than real life), can easily be handled without the need for simultaneous departure. Honestly, I'd rather Jay finish his chain command idea before we get him distracted with all these other ideas.

ATC-SIM Helper script and chain commands gone? by Evan to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I know Jay has been working on the chain commands, from the sounds of it on other posts. The fact that it's not working for you may mean that soon something will be implemented on the default ATC-SIM, without the need for the script. Maybe.

Command Chaining -- Semi-final Proposal by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Jay, wasn't sure if you saw this question or not below about chain commands. But, I think it's important to some (myself, at least): How would you handle directional instructions in a chain? In other words, right now we can clear a flight to a fix with a left or right turn instruction (L/R) or, if not included in the command, it will go the shortest route. Would it be "FlightID C ABCDE R FGHIJ C 3 S 180", for a right turn to ABCDE, then direct to FGHIJ from there? What about multiple, directional comands? EX. "FlightID C ABCDE R FGHIJ L C 3", which would be, right turn to ABCDE, then left turn to FGHIJ from there.

Command Chaining -- Semi-final Proposal by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Jay, quick question:

How would you handle directional instructions? In other words, right now we can clear a flight to a fix with a left or right turn instruction or, if not included in the command, it will go the shortest route. Would it be FlightID c ABCDE FGHIJ r c 3 s 180, for a right turn?

Command Chaining -- Semi-final Proposal by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Jay, quick question:

How would you handle directional instructions? In other words, right now we can clear a flight to a fix with a left or right turn instruction or, if not included in the command, it will go the shortest route. Would it be FlightID c ABCDE FGHIJ r c 3 s 180, for a right turn?

Command Chaining -- Semi-final Proposal by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Great. Can't wait to try it out!

Command Chaining -- Semi-final Proposal by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Sounds good. A couple questions:

  1. Could you possibly have more than two waypoints in the command? (not that I would imagine many doing that, just going by your example.)

  2. Going by your example, would there be any issue if you hadn't reached the assigned altitude (3,000) upon arriving at the first waypoint (ABCDE)? In other words, because of the sequence of priority in the command chain, would it wait until you reached 3,000 feet before turning for FGHIJ?

Command Chaining -- Semi-final Proposal by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Sounds good. A couple questions:

  1. Could you possibly have more than two waypoints in the command? (not that I would imagine many doing that, just going by your example.)

  2. Going by your example, would there be any issue if you hadn't reached the assigned altitude (3,000) upon arriving at the first waypoint (ABCDE)? In other words, because of the sequence of priority in the command chain, would it wait until you reached 3,000 feet before turning for FGHIJ?

Empty 787 by BLUNOSE to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 2 points

That looks pretty cool.

Command idea by AndrewUK to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I think that would be good (and realistic) for arrivals.

Bug fixed where aircraft would circle waypoints and navaids after passing them by Murillo Coutinho to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I know what you mean. It kind of helps when you're doing a busy airport on "arrivals only". Awhile back, I did the video below showing London; pretty crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M19eepNKqdo

Suggestion by Mac1 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

What about altitude restrictions/minimums over transient airports? Say for instance, you're working JFK, you might restrict a 6,000 feet AGL minimum altitude over LGA, EWR, and TEB (for a 5 nm radius). It's more realistic that way and requires one to be more judicious with their arrival's altitude, rather than just clearing them all down to a minimum altitude as soon as they come on the screen.

PANC traffic update request and question by atccheif to /forum/general

av8nut 0 points

That's funny.

A380 in flight by BLUNOSE to /forum/photos

av8nut 1 point

very nice!

Is this even possible? by imaboss3112 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I'm not for sure, but I think statistically one would have to play it for 25 days straight un-paused to get those sort of numbers. It doesn't speak too well about the quality of life that person has. Or it could be glitch perhaps. That's my two cents

SW 737 LAX Approach (leave feedback!) by Alex Thomas to /forum/general

av8nut 1 point

Looks cool. What program did you use?

SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Trolls Arrogant Fighter Pilot with Ground Speed Check. by jlink to /forum/general

av8nut 0 points

I never get tired of that story.

Amsterd√£ at the sea by rmano to /forum/general

av8nut 2 points

Well, it is below sea level. Haha

JFK traffic update by av8nut to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Looks great. Thanks!

American 777-300ER Breathtaking Windy Landing at New York JFK! by aviationpics to /forum/photos

av8nut 0 points

Pretty awesome.

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Buffer Rings Around Aircraft by sbrems to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

haha!

1996! UA Boeing 747 lands at Hamburg by will9372 to /forum/photos

av8nut 2 points

Airline liveries sure have improved over the years, haven't they?

Las Vegas old ATC tower. by will9372 to /forum/photos

av8nut 2 points

Very cool.

Idea for multiple clearances/commands by anitelite to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Hey buddy, in case YOU weren't aware, the sim is already set up so that the planes that come in on the screen are already at their predictable entry points, their STAR arrival route end points. If you ever looked at one, you'll notice that they do not give you vectors and altitudes to any specific runway, just to a particular VOR or point about 50 miles or so away. From there, it's up to the controller to vector them in to the active runway. Depending on the traffic volume, the vectors from the arrival fix can vary greatly. Just watch flightradar24.com and listen to liveatc.net some time.

Busy Flights: Simple browser game (just a demo; what do you think?) by jlink to /forum/general

av8nut 1 point

I like that you seem to have some sort of interest in Ground Control, regardless of how "nintendo" it may appear. As you know, I've been begging for a Ground Control for years. It definitely seems like a work in progress. If I were you, considering the crowd of simmers on ATC-SIM, you should replicate a realistic airfield and provide tasks/goals like taxiing to the active runway (departures) or to a gate (arrivals), and also clearing to land and takeoff. If you wanted to start with a simple one runway setup with minimal taxiways, you could do that just until you got enough feedback to see what sort of tweaks you might want to do later to improve upon. Then add harder, more complex airports later progressively. As to the actual play, I would like for it to have actual taxiway and runway identifiers, with typed commands, similar to ATC-SIM. However, I don't know what sort of multi-platform purpose you are looking at for this.

Idea for multiple clearances/commands by anitelite to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Fox - I agree with the idea of stringed command for SIDs of departures, with regard to giving multiple points when the given departure fix on the sim doesn't work well with a direct departure route. But for arrivals, I think it's just impractical and wouldn't be implemented as much as you'd think.

Holding by 1zm1 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Ideally, that would be great.

Higher Initial alitudes by 1zm1 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I agree, to some extent. Depending on the arrival point on the screen, in real life the altitude may be pretty accurate. Whereas, in some cases it may be quite lower. Or, depending on your personal "STAR" route, you may find yourself expediting your decent to get down fast. Jay (the developer) can't begin to read everybody's minds as to the likely altitudes of every given airport arrival point. I'm just glad that when two planes arrive in the same point within a short amount of time, the majority of the times they are not at the same altitude. Not always though.

All departures coming from one runway by Doublrr to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Try changing your frequency of wind change. If you leave it on no change, it will tend to get a little boring after awhile.

departure planes by rxbincfl to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Fine here, on both I.E. and Chrome.

Idea for multiple clearances/commands by anitelite to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Ideally, that would be great, and if there were no other aircraft around, that would work just fine. However, with busy airports, especially ATL, a lot of factors come into play with the need for incremental clearances:

  1. Realism - It's more realistic to give incremental clearances. Approach controllers will typically give you a runway to expect, and most of the time that's what you land on. But, when getting closer to the airport, spacings get tightened, and sometimes you may have to give them another runway.
  2. With ATC-SIM, you don't have the benefit of looking farther into the distance to see anticipated arrival aircraft approaching your radar. Thus, while you may want to clear a aircraft that's still 40 miles out to a certain runway, something may come on to your screen 20 miles out unexpectedly, that forces you to change your approach. It is a good idea to develop general "STAR" paths, that can even be modeled after realistic approach plates. But even then, they will only take you to a certain fix and from there, it's all vectors from ATC to final.

What I think should be implemented, is the option to see farther out of the radar screen or at least a warning message alerting you to anticipated aircraft approaching your sector at a certain point.

How should an in-flight emergency work in ATC-SIM? by jlrwi to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Jay, do any of these suggestions seem reasonable from a programming standpoint? Just curious.

How should an in-flight emergency work in ATC-SIM? by jlrwi to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Also, the emergency shall have control over speed. In other words, the user would only be able to issue directional clearances.

Another idea would be to have a time limit, thus the need to expedite the landing.

How should an in-flight emergency work in ATC-SIM? by jlrwi to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I'm no programmer, but I have been an ATC-SIMMER for awhile, and have given this thought. It doesn't need to be too complicated. To keep it simple, yet effective in idea, I think what could be done is simply changing the color of the emergency aircraft to an orange (something other than the red that represents violations), a required runway for landing, and closing the runway after landing for a specific time period.

Sugestions by Guy to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 2 points

  • Altitude restrictions.
  • Emergency arrivals.
  • Restricted airspace.
  • Random non-arrival VFR aircraft.
  • Different colors for ARR./DEP.
  • Specify departure runways.
  • GROUND CONTROL!!

Marana Pinal Air Park - KMZJ Arizona by jlink to /forum/photos

av8nut 0 points

R.I.P.

Idea for new command by atcfreak112 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

That would be really cool. I know when I do "arrivals only", sometimes I have to have airplanes hold at a particular fix before I can weave them into the traffic flow. Of course, now they do circles randomly around that holding fix, which can look a little chaotic at times. To issue realistic holding instructions would involve clearance to a fix, a radial/heading, time or length of legs, and left or right turns. I'm going out on a limb but it could be something strung out like: "AAL001 CH DPK 260 L", wherein the clearance would be "American 001 cleared to hold at Deer Park VOR, with 260 degree radial. Left turns." The holding length could be pre-programmed for a set default length of leg radial, say 3 miles perhaps. Just my 2 cents.

Airplanes aren't on the runway!! by imaboss31 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Works for me in both Chrome and I.E. Are you in Chrome, Safari, I.E.?

ATC-SIM QR Code. by will9372 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Yes, it eventually worked. It first took me to a Visualead.com advertisement, then after 5 seconds, auto-redirected me to ATC-SIM.com.

Time-lapse film shows how a Boeing Dreamliner is built by jlink to /forum/general

av8nut 1 point

That's awesome.

What Southwest Airlines livery do you think is the best? by will9372 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 2 points

I like the Current Livery the best personally. I didn't like that beige look on the original.

Impact of new features on high scores by jlrwi to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

As far as the high scores go, I say leave it as is, even though some of us may not have the time and circumstances that we would like to devote to a current sim session like some people. If you were able to add more potential situations (wind changes, emergencies, pilot-initiated missed approaches, VIP, aircraft frequency, restricted airspace), you could set a multiplier for each, and thus, could get a higher score in a shorter amount of time than if you didn't have those options applied to the sim session.

Sweet Sunrise colors by av8nut to /forum/photos

av8nut 0 points

NWA A319

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Wind change score by Emik73 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Great idea. If you were to be able to add more potential situations (wind change, emergencies, pilot-initiated missed approaches, VIP, aircraft frequency, restricted airspace), you could set a multiplier for each, and thus, could get a higher score in a shorter amount of time than if you didn't have those options applied to the sim session.

New runway at Ohare by northland to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 2 points

With this configuration, they just might surpass ATL for most movements/year.

A Cessna 172 taxiing past a KLM 747 at Willemstad. by jlink to /forum/photos

av8nut 2 points

That's hilarious! Good thing it's not the other way around; that KLM would blow that thing off the taxiway.

London Heathrow and Gatwick by sjames99 to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

If you do it with arrivals only, it's pretty realistic, but then you don't have the departures.

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

av8nut 1 point

Looks nice. No trouble. It would be kind of cool to have personal statistics there, or be able to filter certain statistics. Just a thought.

Journalist's Guide to Aircraft Identification by jlink to /forum/general

av8nut 1 point

So true! Lol

ATC SIM timelapse ORD by theredbaron to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Pretty cool! I like doing those too. They're really neat to look at later. Here's a couple I've posted:

JFK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMj_t6bwKVQ

LHR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M19eepNKqdo

ATL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bdc-_BSwFz8

ATC-SIM enhancements - feedback please! by DerekTP to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I like the idea of a finite amount of fuel - just makes sense, right? However, I got caught a couple of different times, where once I didn't get to the airfield in time (was following a STAR), and another time, I didn't even know I was low before it was too late (I crashed on final). Would it be possible to change the color of a low fuel plane? Maybe bolder or orange or flashing? Just a thought.

I like that the pause button turns red when activated.

The additional stats is nice. I didn't realize how sloppy I was when entering my commands. :)

ATC-SIM enhancements - feedback please! by DerekTP to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

The contrasting arrival color is good (tan/beige). Maybe try to make the departure color contrasting as well (light blue). That way the only white on the screen is the label information. Just a thought. I really like the improvements, would love to have it in JFK.

ATC-SIM enhancements - feedback please! by DerekTP to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

Love it! "RW" is awesome, fantastic and realistic.

Derek, ever thought of doing a Ground-SIM? ;)

Movements per hour by gaeroe to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 0 points

I agree. Some of the major airports I do on here, like JFK for instance, does not have near the amount of traffic as it does in real life. In real life, during a big departure push in the evening, there may be 10, 20 or even 30 or more queued up to go. But on here, it's just not there, at least for the major airports like ATL, JFK and ORD.

Denver International Airport master plan by jlink to /forum/airports

av8nut 1 point

I think it looks really cool, but completely unnecessary. I don't see why any major international airport would pursue more than 6 parallels, as I don't think you could attempt more than three simultaneous arrivals and departures. And besides, this is Denver. I don't think this amount of demand will ever be there, maybe JFK or LAX. Even ATL (the busiest in the world) only has 5 parallels. Pretty cool anyway.

ATC-SIM POLL by Alex Thomas to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Jay,

Yes, we do appreciate what you have done. Yet, you have to agree with this - something is more noticeable when it's added, as opposed to taken away. Now that arrivals behave the way they should, that's great. But it's just not as noticeable as say, different colors for arrivals and departures, emergency arrivals, or altitude restrictions (hypothetically speaking of course). Now that would get you some compliments ;)

ATC-SIM POLL by Alex Thomas to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

30% on new aircraft/fleet updates??? Sounds like a lot of people would rather have a airline/airport management sim than ATC-SIM.

For me, I could care less what type of aircraft is flying in my airspace, or whether or not certain airline mergers have been updated, or out-of-date flight numbers.

Av8nut

Cannot land at MCO by squeakmail to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

If you want to clear from 2,000 feet AGL, then I would clear for landing at least 8-10 miles out. Another consideration is your current speed upon clearance. If your speed is still at 240 from arrival entry, you need to allow a little more on your final than if you've reduced to say 180-200.

Av8nut

ATC-SIM POLL by Alex Thomas to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Alex,

I like the idea of polls, as it gets a majority vote on the the ideas and features everyone has been voicing about over the years.

However, with all due respect to you and Jay, I am a little hesitant to recommend any ideas for a new poll because I am not sure what's actually going to get done, or what is possible, nor do most of us have any realistic time frame in knowing when to expect it. In other words, if there were a poll for new features, but the majority vote was for a feature that was going to take excessively long or was not even feasible or possible, it would be a waste of our vote.

Perhaps it would be more advantageous for Jay to do the polls, as he would have control of what he is willing and capable in doing, as well as knowing a realistic time frame for completion. Perhaps he could even include the time frame of completion in the feature poll (example: "change departure runway, 1 month") However, I would hate to put the burden on the developer to make the polls, as things come up in people's lives, out of our control. And he's suffered enough of the addicted disgruntled simmers out there in the past. Just a thought.

Personally, I would love to see a realistic looking ground control, but I recognize that this would take a lot longer than some simpler addition or change to the existing simulator, as the ground control would be a whole new sim. So I'll be patient.

Av8nut

ATC-SIM POLL by Alex Thomas to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Jay was wanting to incorporate some sort of restricted airspace feature into the DCA airport when he did it in the future. Obviously, that would probably involve more work than just doing another airport as usual.

ATC-SIM POLL by Alex Thomas to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Oh well. I was really hoping for Washington (DCA).

"Mysterious" violation seconds? by av8nut to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Thanks, Jay. It's good to hear you're doing some work on ATC-SIM.

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Landscape Overlay by theredbaron to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Thanks. Sounds exciting. Keep it coming, Jay!

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Traffic Updates - Really? (ATC-SIM)

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Airport Traffic Density by Dakamar to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

There's not any specific list anywhere that shows the traffic levels from greatest to least. However, the developer (Jay) has been pretty consistent with real-world airports, as far as skill level. For example, airports such as Atlanta and Chicago, are going to be harder than most. You can Google 'Airport traffic' for that.

It would be nice to have a function on the program for the user to regulate the traffic density. As it is right now, there's just "Easy" or "Normal".

[Feature Request] Custom colors by pilotchip to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Having different colors between arrivals and departures would be interesting to see.

Departure Runways by Old Forum to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I like the idea of assigning runways and agree it would be more realistic to control which runway to depart, as we have that control for landing. I think it would be difficult, however, to assign that option before starting the simulation, as the wind direction is not assigned at that point.

Command feedback is now improved. by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Like it a lot. Thanks.

Av8nut

New server by jlink to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

All seems to be good here. Glad to here your circumstances have improved.

Save by Old Forum to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

I hope everything works out for the best for you, Jay.

Mike (Av8nut)

Inaccurate Airport by Ryan to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Yep. Runway 6/24 on the sim is actually taxiways L/T.

High time for improvements by crware to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

yep, sure would. (sigh)

No Departure by oldpilot to /forum/atc-sim

av8nut 1 point

Very odd. But I would be okay with that, even though it probably is a bug. If anything, I probably do "arrivals only" more so than "normal".