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  1. 8 points
    Hi all, I would just like to inform that I have applied for Oslo-Gardermoen for Cross The Pond Eastbound 2017. This will be the only application for airfields within VATSIM-Scandinavia since we have better chance to get chosen if we focus on one airfield during the voting process.
  2. 5 points
    Starting at 4 November 09:00z, Arlanda together with Sweden Control will be online for 36 hours in this rare marathon event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to fly in and out of Stockholm-Arlanda regardless of what time zone you live in. Fly some local domestic hops with Norwegian or visit Arlanda with your favorite cargo aircraft, hauling cargo throughout the night. Or why not depart Arlanda in the morning on Saturday, visiting the Big Apple and head back arriving Sunday morning with ATC still being online! No matter what you decide to fly during this event, you will have excellent ATC coverage for 36 hours. We recommend you visiting the pilot briefing page and have your charts with you in the cockpit. The Swedish ATC team hope you will enjoy this event, see you online! Briefing and Sceneries | Charts
  3. 5 points
    NAX - NORSHUTTLE callsign is used when the flight is operated by Norwegian Air Norway. That is when the flight is based in Norway, Sweden or Denmark IBK - NORTRANS callsign is used when the flight is operated by Norwegian Air International. That is when the flight is based anywhere else than Norway, Sweden or Denmark By based I mean where the rotation starts and crew is based. For example NAX1302 and NAX1303 is a rotation from ENGM to EGKK and back to ENGM While IBK2801 is rotation from EGKK to ENGM and back to EGKK. Notice the difference that NAX flight starts from ENGM and IBK flight starts from EGKK. / Jouka
  4. 4 points
  5. 4 points
    I hope you guys will accept my humble appologises. I have not been aware of any agreement on this matter, and I have not been able to find it written down anywhere. What I have done wrong here, is that I have stepped in to event departments area of responsibility. The least thing, I could have done, was to inform Martin immedeately after my application. Let's see how this turns out, and based on these circumstances, In a situation where only Copenhagen or none of the airports are chosen, I think ENGM should be number one priority for 2018 westbound.
  6. 4 points
    Looking back in the forum (where I do not have access anymore) there should be obvious that in cases of major events, our Event department should inform/bee informed from the first thought of the event. The coordination process regarding events was one of the long lasting task for me during my time as Director, where I was working on an SOP Event document but that was left on draft-level. Still, unless things have changed there should be an forum thread in staff forum regarding the major things, for example "Planning Calendar", where I see that there is no post regarding the planing of the CPT! This situation is not the ultimate one. Magnus
  7. 2 points
    The next version of the TopSky plugin has been in development now for almost two years. Progress has been slow for various reasons, but for a long time now the only thing delaying the release has been a possible crash-causing bug in the code. I've never encountered the crash myself, and the few reports I have of it happening are months apart with so far no clue as to where the issue might be, or even if it is the plugin at fault or something else. Rather than delay the release indefinitely, I've decided to put the plugin into a public beta period, hoping that there are brave souls willing to risk getting a crash so that I could get the necessary information to fix the issue, or if enough time passes and no issues are found, consider it stable enough and release it. For testing purposes, the plugin package contains a command-line utility called ProcDump. It is used to monitor the EuroScope process, and in case of a crash write a memory dump which I can then examine to find out where the problem is in the code. While I can't prevent anyone using the plugin without ProcDump running, I can't stress enough how important it is to use it as a memory dump is most likely the only way to find out the cause for the crash if it happens, as it doesn't seem to be related to any specific action. If you're still interested in helping out, here's the download link. Installation: The beta package contains up-to-date common manual sets, a version history document listing some of the main changes and folders including files for three setups: Estonia (EE), Finland (FI) and Sweden (SE). The instructions here assume the basic controller package for the country is already installed as the beta package only contains the files specific to the beta plugin. It is possible to have both the current release version of the plugin and the beta installed at the same time, and that is the configuration I recommend as you might want to use the familiar and well-tested release version on some occasions. However, here are install instructions for both the "beta only" and "release+beta" setups: Beta-only installation: Put the procdump.exe file somewhere Copy the files in the package's PluginsBeta folder to the Plugins folder of your setup, overwriting where necessary Extract the files in the package's Settings folder to a temporary location Rename the settings files by removing the "_beta" part from each file Copy the settings files to the Settings folder of your setup, overwriting the existing files Release+beta installation: Put the procdump.exe file somewhere Create a copy of the Plugins folder of your setup and rename the copy PluginsBeta Copy the files in the package's PluginsBeta folder to the new PluginsBeta folder of your setup, overwriting where necessary Copy the files in the package's Settings folder to the Settings folder of your setup Create a copy of the profile file you normally use in EuroScope, name it as you want Edit the new profile file using a text editor as follows: Replace all occurrences of "Lists.txt" with "Lists_beta.txt" Replace all occurrences of "Symbols.txt" with "Symbols_beta.txt" Replace all occurrences of "Tags.txt" with "Tags_beta.txt" Replace all occurrences of "Plugins\TopSky.dll" with "PluginsBeta\TopSky.dll" Use: To enable the crash dump generation, the ProcDump utility must be run when using the plugin. It can be launched from the command line if necessary, but it's probably easiest to create a batch file to do it automatically. Here's how: Create a text file wherever you like, and name it appropriately, for example "ES+procdump.bat" Edit the file using a text editor to contain the following: start "" "C:\some folder\shortcut.lnk" cmd /c ""C:\another folder\procdump.exe" -e 1 -ma -w euroscope.exe "C:\yet another folder\dumps"" "C:\some folder\shortcut.lnk" is the shortcut you use to launch ES (you may need to create a new shortcut to use the new profile file if you chose the "release+beta" setup) "C:\another folder\procdump.exe" is where you put the procdump.exe file "C:\yet another folder\dumps" is the folder where you want the crash dumps to be put to. It is optional, but if specified, make sure the folder exists as ProcDump will not create it by itself (if not specified, the dump will be put in the folder the batch file is in). Then just run the batch file whenever you want to use the beta plugin, it'll start both EuroScope and ProcDump for you. ProcDump will open a command prompt window when it's running, don't close it! Note that if you're running more than one instance of EuroScope at a time, the batch file can't be used to launch the second (and subsequent) instances as then the "euroscope.exe" in the command won't be enough to specify the wanted process. Launch the new EuroScope instance as you normally would, then open a command prompt window and type in the following command to attach ProcDump to the EuroScope instance: "C:\another folder\procdump.exe" -e 1 -ma -w PID "C:\yet another folder\dumps" PID is the process ID number for the correct EuroScope process. To see that, open Task Manager and see its Details page for the PID number. Note that you'll have to check the PID of the already started ES instance before you launch the next one so you know which one is the new one. A bit complicated but only necessary when using multiple ES instances and wanting to make sure a crash dump is generated if any of the instances crash. It is possible to create a memory dump file from Task Manager even without ProcDump running. Just right-click on the desired process and select "Create dump file". It will be created into a temporary folder so don't forget to move it somewhere safe before logging off or shutting down your computer. I'm not sure if this dump file provides the same information as the one produced by ProcDump, or if it can be created in all crash situations, but if it can and you've forgotten to run ProcDump, it's better than nothing so try to keep this option in mind as well. I've noticed that opening some file dialogs in EuroScope will for some reason make ProcDump think ES has crashed. It will then create the dump and terminate itself (the only way to spot this is to notice that the command prompt window is no longer displayed on the task bar...). If that happens, ProcDump can be started again and it's probably easiest to have another batch file to do that. Just create a copy of the first batch file and remove the first line from it that launches the ES shortcut. The remaining line runs ProcDump and it automatically attaches to the already running EuroScope process, it won't be necessary to start EuroScope again (which is handy if you're already controlling). It's a good idea to test everything is set up correctly regarding the crash dumps when you've done all this. Run the batch file and wait until ES has started and the plugin has loaded. Then, enter the command ".topskycrash" to the EuroScope command line. It will cause an immediate unhandled exception that crashes the plugin and EuroScope. Check that the dump file was created. If you can’t find the dump file (it's somewhat over 200MB in size and should be named "EuroScope.exe_170424_224756.dmp" for a crash on April 24th 2017 at 22:47:56 system time) where you thought it’d be or anywhere for that matter, something went wrong in the setup. Instructions: If you have any questions about the beta program or how to install and set it up, please post on this thread. I hope I got all the information right, but I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't 100% correct. I'll clarify where necessary. If the plugin crashes and a dump file is available, let me know where I can download it. Even though the main objective is to find out if there is a problem in the code - and if so - fix it, please report if you find anything wrong, no matter how trivial. All these reports should be posted in a dedicated thread I'll create for this purpose in the Finland FIR subforum. That'll keep all the information in one place, and I have moderator privileges there to keep the thread tidy. Also post there if the plugin crashes regardless of whether a dump is available or not so others get an idea of what's happening.
  8. 2 points
    With "scroll inactive windows" disabled, anyone should be able to scroll the menus as in previous Windows versions. With the setting enabled, the current release version of the plugin can't scroll the menus. The beta plugin can, but the code to achieve that isn't completely foolproof and the scrolling ability is occasionally lost. For anyone encountering this, it can be re-enabled by clicking on the colored square in the top left corner (left of the time value in the Global menu, that is...). The reason for this mess is that mouse wheel events aren't available for plugins so I just try to intercept the messages before they get to EuroScope.
  9. 2 points
    The Latvian and Swedish controllers would like to welcome everyone for a shuttle event between Stockholm-Arlanda (ESSA) and Riga (EVRA). The airports and the enroute sectors will be fully manned for you on 8 October starting at 16z. Hop into your favorite aircraft and cross the Baltic Sea and enjoy the views, it doesn't matter if you fly an Air Baltic Q400 or a SAS 737-800. The choice is entirely up to you! We recommend you to have your charts with you and please use the suggested routes between the airports. Charts and Scenery EVRA: Charts | Scenery ESSA: Charts | Scenery and Briefing Suggested routes EVRA-ESSA: LAPSA Y130 RUDNI N623 NEKET N616 XILAN ESSA-EVRA: BABAP P156 RASEL Y130 MILTA M870 TENSI
  10. 2 points
    Both EKCH and ENGM has been selected to take part in this edition of CTP. More information will come as we get closer. Make sure 14 Oct is dedicated for either controlling or flying.
  11. 2 points
    Interesting points and good read to a more complicated matter than meets the eye Because of this I have joined virtualnorwegian haha.. not a bad outcome, I must admit See you in the skies!
  12. 2 points
    Keflavik (BIKF) and Kangerlussuaq (BGSF) are also in Worldflight this year... hope to see lots of VATSCA controllers helping us out in Iceland and Greenland so we don't need to bring in those ATC outsiders Around 1600-1900z for Greenland and 2000-0200z for Iceland.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Guys, let's calm down. No need for hard feelings, it's just an event amongst others. More CTPs will come in the future.
  15. 2 points
    It will be an early morning for the few brave souls that decide to control!
  16. 2 points
    Then just leave it then? - Apology has been made. " For the eastbound in October we will send an application for either EKCH or ENGM. " So it will either be EKCH or ENGM. But where is it mentioned that ENGM, is the chosen airport for this edition of CTP?
  17. 2 points
    Hmm, not good. This might ruin our chances. Thought this was an agreement, that we increase our chances by applying for one airport in the vacc per event.. Hope we can work this out somehow
  18. 2 points
    Join me to congratulate the newest S2 graduate in Finland! Congratulations Arttu! Hope to see you a lot in the network! / Jouka
  19. 1 point
    Congratulations. Three weeks of checkouts in a row and three passes. Lets have fourth one next week as well!
  20. 1 point
    And from what I can tell, EGKK will get a lot of them.. hmm Edit: BUT there will be a lot of non-slot flights as well..
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  23. 1 point
    Seems like we would need both ENSV_CTR and ENOS_CTR (Or ENOR) for the arrival to ESSA as well. If we can find anyone to control in the middle of the night, that is
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    On 28 September it's time for Antii's C1 CPT at EFES_CTR. From 17-20z there will be excellent staffing at EFHK. Join in for a fun evening of flying and to help the candidate earn his rating! Briefing | Charts
  26. 1 point
    Tonight I will be up for my second online training at ESMS_APP Starting around 17z Welcome!
  27. 1 point
    Aww, i dont Think i will make it in time, but if i do ill come fly!
  28. 1 point
    I'll join on ESMM-8 for realism. Good luck with the training!
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  30. 1 point
    It has been mentioned earlier under this topic
  31. 1 point
    Discussion is under its way and Copenhagen might be removed from the voting process. However, for the time being vote for your favorite, regardless of it being either ENGM or EKCH.
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  33. 1 point
    I'll take BIRD_CTR 11-13z to attract traffic
  34. 1 point
    Hello all, Jonathan Fong is up for his final online session before his exam at BIKF. It would be great to see some traffic both VFR and IFR welcome.
  35. 1 point
    Not an objection, but generally the phrase used at the end is: "If the results end in a tie, the Director has the casting vote." [two votes]
  36. 1 point
    Dear VATSIM Pilots and Controllers We invite you to one of the grand events of the year. This is COPENHAGEN LIVE 2017 September 16th Danish controllers gathers under one roof to deliver the flight-simming experience of the year! From the early morning at 0600z for the morning rush out of Copenhagen, and all thru the day until midnight, Copenhagen will be fully staffed. The day includes numerous competitions with prices from Aerosoft, FlyTampa, FS2CREW and Vidan Design. We will have live stream running so you can see how it all progress, and FlyCopenhagen will be on a special sale for the weekend, so those of you who have not dared Copenhagen yet. Now is the time! The day will also feature a new booking system we are proud of, where you make your flight, select information, and we will send you a dispatch briefing 24 hours before the event, with data we have been so lucky to get a hold of with the assistance of the air traffic control of Denmark. For more information about the event, competions and flight bookings please visit the dedicated event website! Charts | Briefing | Dedicated Event Website
  37. 1 point
    Hello Everyone, IBK or NAX is dependent as people already said on the AOC that we operate on. All bases outside Scandinvaia except CPH is NAI and so on has IBK = Nordtrans as callsign. Operated by Norwegian Air International. ARN is on it way to be a NAI base but as the situation is now all Norway and Sweden bases are NAX = Norshuttle. Example if it's ARN crew flying to CPH it's Norshuttle as callsign! They are also LN Registration If it's CPH crew flying in to ARN it's Nordtrans as callsign! They are also EI Registration. Hope this help to clear things out Have a great week.
  38. 1 point
    Tonight (31th August) @Fredrik Stromgren will have his first onlinesession on ESMS_APP. Starting around (17.30z) Thursday means overall good ATC-coverage in Swedish airspace. Welcome!
  39. 1 point
    Well, in the end it really comes into which operator operates the flight, Norwegian Air Norway or Nirwegian Air International. Could be that Denmark has a bit of cross operation with some routes flown by Norwegian Air International and some by Norwegian Air Norway. I just made a quick overly simple differnece between both and most likely in reality the relationship between companies are much more complex under the parent company.
  40. 1 point
    I suppose they mean Oulu (EFOU) by Olou .
  41. 1 point
    Actually, both NAX and IBK are used on CPH-ARN
  42. 1 point
    I'll join on ESOS. Good luck with the training.
  43. 1 point
    I'll be there with my precious 737, Good luck!
  44. 1 point
    I´ll join at about 1800z to give you traffic, as soon as im home from work! Good luck, but won't be a problem for you
  45. 1 point
    Jouka, thanks alot for clearifying - and Hampus, nice clue :). Håvard, I will look in to the VA Thank you all for replies, very kind.. now I know!
  46. 1 point
    If you are interested in joining a VA, check out https://www.virtualnorwegian.net/. There you can find all of Norwegians routes with correct callsigns.
  47. 1 point
    I did not know that either, thanks Jouka
  48. 1 point
    Chris Oddsund is ready for his S2 checkout at ENGM_TWR! On Monday 28th of August, he will take on the challenge from 1700z! Take a flight to or from Oslo this evening, and help Chris earn his rating. Charts AIP Norway Scenery:P3D Freeware: Airports of NorwayFSX Payware: Aerosoft Oslo V2 XPlane Payware: Aerosoft Airport Oslo XP
  49. 1 point
    @Henrik Sonstebo Done! @Krister Larsen Exactly same thing but I think you covered it more in depth
  50. 1 point
    Hello, I was finally able to upload my updated versions for Norway for VAT-Spy and ServInfo today Main updates is the sectors within Norway FIR and Bodø Oceanic FIR as of 12th November. As I had to stop somewhere with the borders between countries, there will unfortunately be a double border between Norway and Finland/Russia, and northern Sweden and Finland. ServInfo will also display two borders between Norway and Scotland. (Otherwise I would have just kept going and going..) Download links: VAT-Spy: http://www.vnas.net/download/vatspy ServInfo: http://www.vnas.net/download/servinfo How to install: VAT-Spy: extract the three files into C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Roaming\VAT-Spy ServInfo: extract the two files into the folder you have installed/extracted your ServInfo. Anders