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Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:17 am
by VNAF ONE
Thought it'd be nice just to have a place to talk about our impromptu or planned YS ATC sessions.

Tonight on Venom's server, SC, Venom, and I as well as some others who joined us (Bombcat, Gizmos) decided to fly in some low visibility conditions around Hawaii at night. SC instructed Venom on flying ILS approaches and IFR flight procedures, while I provided ATC for all phases of their flight from clearance to TAC. We had tons of fun! I learned a bunch on controlling in IFR conditions (Turbo, we may need to add to the manual) and Venom learned a bunch and flew some pretty nice approaches (and had some SERIOUS scares!!!).

Anyways, here's some shots of the results of the approaches, as well as the vectors I gave them. I used Skyvector to vector Venom around terrain and to the correct ILS approaches. I also pulled up some of the ILS approach plates through FlightAware and the airport diagrams from AirNav.

IFR Flight Plan from Dillingham to Honolulu. Skyhawk 171DB just landed on RW8L at HNL.
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IFR Flight from Honolulu to Molokai. Rhino flight lands on RW23 at HMK.
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Scarecrow and I had such a good time sharing our knowledge of Instrument flying and wouldn't mind doing something like this again. We may see more sessions like this again.

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:55 am
by Scarecrow
This was extremely fun. I enjoyed flying right seat in the Cessna with Venom teaching him how to do basic ILS approaches. It was real enjoyable. I'd be happy to take anyone willing to do this again. We flew on my new Hawaii map in zero-zero visibility and at night. It was pretty outstanding popping out of the clouds right at minimums and there's a runway there!

Hope for more soon. I must say, that two ship F/A-18D formation ILS approach to Molokai looked darn sweet coming out of the clouds.

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:58 pm
by Alpha Star
Looks awesome. Nice work people! :)

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:38 pm
by Venom
Honestly, this was the most fun I've had on YS in a LOOOOONG time! Look forward to some IFR Fun-Flight Night events coming in the near future!

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:06 am
by Turbofan
Pretty sweet. Yeah, I'll come up with something for IFR controlling in the manual. That will be a nice addition too.

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:46 pm
by Barr
Anyone up for a small ATC session this weekend?

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:58 pm
by David
BARRACUZ wrote:Anyone up for a small ATC session this weekend?
Yeah, I would be up for it. 8-)

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:18 am
by Flake
That's a really nice screenie, brings back great personal memories.

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:20 am
by u2fly
OfficerFlake wrote:
That's a really nice screenie, brings back great personal memories.
How make that lights (with star blur)?

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:20 pm
by Nodoka Hanamura
I'm willing, if anyone's interested today, to host a ATC Session on the Grun Squadron Server, which has been recently updated to OYS December 2016.

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:50 pm
by Barr
u2fly wrote:
OfficerFlake wrote:
That's a really nice screenie, brings back great personal memories.
How make that lights (with star blur)?
What version of us are you running?

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:19 pm
by u2fly
BARRACUZ wrote:
u2fly wrote:
OfficerFlake wrote:
That's a really nice screenie, brings back great personal memories.
How make that lights (with star blur)?
What version of us are you running?
Use latest YSFLIGHT 20150425

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:23 pm
by NightRaven
Making bright lights with the star-like glow is visible only in the OpenGL2 version of YS. As for the blur it's probably just a visibility reduction through server settings.

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:50 am
by YSFan
Anyone wanna have an ATC/flying session on Pat's server in a short while?

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:02 pm
by David
YSFan wrote:Anyone wanna have an ATC/flying session on Pat's server in a short while?
Yeah, if you can make it happen. ;)

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:26 pm
by Barr
Sucks when youre too busy or when theres not enough time to get a flight in

Re: Online YS ATC General Discussion

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:06 am
by Flake
@u2: Add ZL xxxx line to end of SURF file where xxxx is the polygon id to make a star light:

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Surf
VER 50.000 0.000 -50.000
VER -50.000 0.000 -50.000
VER -50.000 0.000 50.000
VER 50.000 0.000 50.000
FAC
COL 0 0 255
NOR 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 1.000 -0.000
VER 0 1 2 3
END
ZL 1
END
ZL creates a star light effect on the polygons center as defined in NOR 0.000 0.000 0.000