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I don't usually do these introduction kinda things, but here goes.
So I'm Iota, I like civilian and military aviation though never really saw much in aerobatics, my hobbies
involve flight simming, pen spinning and playing video games.
To be honest, playing flight simulators is actually pretty new to me (acquiring my joystick just two months ago)
and having a community here that have servers and forums dedicated to three different kinds of flying is
pretty crazy to me.
Now I've got quite a few questions,
Where do you guys learn to talk to ATC?
There's probably indeed people here who are real pilots, but for
the rest of you, how did you learn? The main problem for me is requesting things, because I only ever
seem to be able to find how ATC responds. (though I do understand that ATC may not be such an
importance here due to the small amount I see on servers).
What's the community like in general?
I have this deep feeling that if I join a server and am doing things wrong or someone notices me
that they'll get seriously annoyed and start going 'What on earth are you doing? Don't you have any idea
how to taxi/fly/shoot/land/takeoff". Maybe it's just me being paranoid, but I see this alot in other
games (except from the 'veteran' perspective)
If anyone can answer these questions I would be very grateful. ^^
Well that's pretty much all I want to share, have a nice day~
- Penguin Airways VA
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The community here is great! I am relatively new here also, and have been able to get involved in Virtual Airlines and a Fighter Squad with relative ease. The older members will always try to make you feel at home on any server. Because the community itself is the largest ysflight community but still not huge, you won't really run into very much "What are you doing?"
As for ATC speak, on of the owners of the Virtual Airline Server (yes we have one,) DAVE (sorry,) wrote a guide to it, I'll pop a link to the thread in once I find it.
I'm Looking forward to flying with you!
EDIT: forum.ysfhq.com/viewtopic.php?f=193&t=5 ... atc#p73012
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As for the community question, most of us are pretty layed back and understanding. But just so you know, here are some tips for servers incase you don't know yet: Use 30% fuel and full flaps for a dogfight. Don't vulch (shooting at aircraft on the ground or landing, you also don't wanna shoot from the ground). 3 flares dropped from a plane = disengage. Do not engage civilian aircraft. You also don't wanna fire more than 2 missiles at a time.
So yeah, have fun and hope to fly with you on server soon.
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- Nodoka Hanamura
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As for ATC, I learned it from playing Flight Simulator X offline and a bit online. However, you can learn about it from the link Simon Gave you.
and as for community, we're pretty laid back, as long as you follow the rules of the forum and the rules that the servers adopt for play.
Simply put, online:
if someone fires off three flares, you are to disengage them. This doesn't count for rulebreakers.
You ask someone before you engage them. If they say no, go about your day.
You NEVER shoot someone who is on the ground, unless they're firing back from below, or are a rulebreaker this is the same if someone's landing.
Don't spam missiles. This is considered bad practice. the only exception to this is against rulebreakers and Ground targets when firing in a volley.
If a ground object doesn't have a target reticule on it (it can be targeted with AGMs) Don't Shoot it.
Other than that.. there's not much else.
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Neocon via waspe414 wrote:Welcome to YSFHQ.
Don't double post, don't type in all caps, don't upload addons made by other people, don't request anything for a few weeks, don't release modifications to other people's addons without citing your sources, and when on a server stop shooting anything that drops three flairs and don't shoot anything on the ground or anything that isn't carrying weapons.
These are rules that all new members should know but won't know until they break one of them.
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Edit: You can download the 2014 ATC Manual here!
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I learnt about ATC talk by watching Air Crash Investigation...
The community here is great! I've been here for over a year, and I've never had unpleasant experiences!
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