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by Peter Armstrong
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: vATIS
Replies: 3
Views: 1975

vATIS

I have downloaded the latest vATIS and uploaded our KSEA gz file from Controller Downloads however, after installation and configuration, the gz file does not seem to work. The ATIS does not show North and South options, just blank. Any advice? Many thanks Addition: This version of the vATIS has bee...
by Peter Armstrong
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: ZSE Pilot Chat
Topic: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS
Replies: 71
Views: 46519

Re: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS

Emergencies at night Engine Failure A forced landing at night away from an aerodrome is obviously a more dangerous event than by day, when better vision will allow the easier selection of a suitable field. Moonlight may help at night, but do not count on it! Normal daylight procedures should be fol...
by Peter Armstrong
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: ZSE Pilot Chat
Topic: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS
Replies: 71
Views: 46519

Re: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS

Wind variations with height At night therefore, with less heating and less mixing, the effect of a strong gradient wind will not be brought as close to the earth’s surface, resulting in a surface wind that is lighter at night than by day. A light wind of 10 kt by day may fall to become practically ...
by Peter Armstrong
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: AUDIO DEVICES
Replies: 3
Views: 5595

Re: AUDIO DEVICES

Thanks Chris and Mike. My question is, why now after 4.5 years of controlling with VRC?
by Peter Armstrong
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: AUDIO DEVICES
Replies: 3
Views: 5595

AUDIO DEVICES

Recently, when opening my position and setting all the parameters for controlling, I have had pilots contact me via Chat box and requesting "do you receive my voice"? After running a diagnostic throughout my entire VRC system, I happened to open my AUDIO DEVICES Box and, to my horror, the "Microphon...
by Peter Armstrong
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: ZSE Pilot Chat
Topic: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS
Replies: 71
Views: 46519

Re: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS

Wind Variations with Height …. continued There will be some vertical mixing in the air mass near the earth’s surface, depending on a number of things, including heating, which will cause thermal eddies in the lower layers. During a typical day, the earth’s surface is heated by the sun. The earth’s ...
by Peter Armstrong
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)
Replies: 18
Views: 31016

Re: Summer Meetup 2019 | Aug 16-18 (Portland, OR)

Great photos and some fantastic set-ups with multi monitors. I would really like to know how to set-up my VRC system with multi monitors. I currently have a laptop and a second monitor attached via HDMI. However, I have been told that if I obtain a multi USB hub and connect a third monitor, I would ...
by Peter Armstrong
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: ZSE Pilot Chat
Topic: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS
Replies: 71
Views: 46519

Re: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS

Wind Variations with Height The surface wind at night may differ significantly from the wind at height. The term surface wind refers to the wind measured 10 meters (30 feet) above open and level ground – where windsocks and other wind indicators are generally placed. The surface wind is generally w...
by Peter Armstrong
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: ALIAS [DOT] COMMAND ISSUES
Replies: 4
Views: 7664

Re: ALIAS [DOT] COMMAND ISSUES

DEPARTURES – UNMANNED AIRPORTS Normal clearance first: .su15 cleared to $arr airport via radar vectors $1, then as filed, maintain $2,expect $cruise $3 mins after dep, departure frequency 125.600, squawk $squawk Followed by:- .rfd released for departure this time $timeZ, report airborne this freque...
by Peter Armstrong
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: ALIAS [DOT] COMMAND ISSUES
Replies: 4
Views: 7664

Re: ALIAS [DOT] COMMAND ISSUES

If, you encounter a text only pilot, then you will need an Alias [dot] command File. To give you some of the commands that you may require, I am highlighting some of them that I use below:- (all of which are centred on KSEA) The $strings are automatically interpreted and incorporated by VRC, except ...
by Peter Armstrong
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: CIRCLING
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: CIRCLING

Thanks Frank - I will do that.

My only concern was that other Students would not be made aware of information received at such a session, which may prompt them to rely on current in-house materials and/or the USA CBT
by Peter Armstrong
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: ALIAS [DOT] COMMAND ISSUES
Replies: 4
Views: 7664

Re: ALIAS [DOT] COMMAND ISSUES

Another way to get around having to connect the words/letters is to find the First Fix/Intersection ("Fixes") that is on an airway. Lets use - just as an example - J523 departing SEA South East Using Airnav.com/KSEA - Sectional Chart - Low or High IFR (in this instance = High) Zoom in on the airway ...
by Peter Armstrong
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: CIRCLING
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: CIRCLING

VATUSA - CBT "Skyhawk N5204N, Turn right heading 030. Join the Cincinnati 051 radial outbound direct ICING. Cross ICING at or above 3000. Cleared VOR runway 24 approach into Cincinnati-Blue Ash" "Learjet N838OM, Proceed direct the Ocala VORTAC. Cross Ocala at or above 1700. Cleared VOR Runway 36 ap...
by Peter Armstrong
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: CIRCLING
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: CIRCLING

1. NON-PRECISION APPROACH TO UNCONTROLLED AIRPORT PDX APP: ‘N57SF cleared direct BTG, cross BTG at or above five thousand six hundred feet, cleared VOR/DME-ALPHA approach into Scappoose Airpark [don’t assign runway/circling as this is uncontrolled field], report procedure turn inbound.’ The instruc...
by Peter Armstrong
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: CIRCLING
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: CIRCLING

NOT JUST CIRCLING! Putting some meat on the bones? 1. TRAINING DOCUMENTS 2. MINOR APPROACH 3. NON-PRECISION APPROACH TO CONTROLLED AIRPORT PDX APP: ‘N57SF cleared direct BANKS, cross BANKS at or above three thousand six hundred feet, cleared NDB-BRAVO approach; circle to land [assign runway based on...