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  1. 10 points
    For once in my career, I'm gonna post my own feedback! Mikkel Lindgren <denmark@vatsim-scandinavia.org> 04:58 (4 minutes ago) to feedback It's worldflight week! I just want to give my kudos to the swedish ATC - what you are doing right now is amazing! I'm in the Worldflight 2017 ATC team, and by far we haven't seen anything like this. 6 local controllers online at 4:30 in the morning. I take my hat of for you guys! Keep up the spirit and thanks for you efforst!!! @Hakan Schulz @Oskar Sunnanhagen @Martin Tornberg @Max August Larsson Kuhla @Thomas Ljung @Mattias Krogstad - Great job, guys!!!!! Mikkel Lindgren Director of Copenhagen FIR www.vatsim-scandinavia.org Denmark@Vatsim-Scandinavia.org
  2. 9 points
    I have long thought that VATSCA logo has needed a bit of updating, as the current design is way out of fashion. It has thin lines, text and elements which renders bad onto backgrounds. It's also a very wide format, which can be challenging in different cases. The new 'era' of graphic profiling is all about minimalism, and the less-is-more principle. I wanted to create a logo which represents the whole VACC, not just 'the triangle'. I wanted it to be recognized with and without the text, and wanted it to be adaptable. So I came up with this suggestion. Each corner is naturally one of the hubs in the VACC, drawn in proportion. The logo is bold and easily readable, and can be changed to white if on a dark background. The blue is a cold-ish color, which represent our northern geographical position. It's also possible to create country-specific logos for this to represent each FIR – but I'll have to look more into that. All in all, what do you guys think?
  3. 7 points
    Tack alla inblandade i kväll! För de som undrar hur det gick... Jo, det gick bra, nu har jag S3-MA.
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    According to the constitution, under 4.3.2 all members of Vatsim Scandinavia has the right to [...] Propose suggestions for change. These should be addressed to the Director or another person in the board, and labeled "formal proposal". So if this is something you would like I would encourage you to make a formal proposal to the director (@Julius Mannermaa)
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    This is starting tomorrow at 09z, we hope to see you flying in and out of Arlanda!
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    <future banner to be placed here> Vatsim Scandinavia and the Swedish training staff is pleased to invite everyone to Göteborg-Landvetter Airport (ESGG) tuesday november the 16th for an checkout of @Mattias Krogstad on ESGG_APP. Expect supporting ATC as well! Come fly IFR, VFR, large airliners, small aircrafts or why not a helicopter, to really help Mattias earn his endorsement! Airport briefing, charts and other useful information can be found here. Examinator: Magnus Gustafsson
  8. 4 points
    Jag bokar tornet. Klart du ska få någon under dig, kul å sitta nåt jag inte vanligtvis bemannar/bemannat sen S2-träningen Lycka till!
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    Hello everybody! @Krister Larsen has been selected to be the next Assistant Event Coordinator of VATSIM Scandinavia! He will be working alongside with our Event Coordinator @Martin Tornberg in Event Department, creating events all around the vACC. I would also like to thank @Aleksander Storma for his time in the position. -Julius
  10. 3 points
    Congratulations Mattias to your new S3 rating!
  11. 3 points
    New SOP's have been uploaded to our website. All students that are waiting in the queue or are under active training should read up on the new SOP Students. Any questions regarding the SOP's can be addressed to training-director@vatsim-scandinavia.org. The new SOP's can also be found here: VACCSCA SOP Mentors v2.1.pdf VACCSCA SOP Students v2.pdf
  12. 3 points
    The idea of connecting the 5 hubs is not bad. But in my opinion it doesn't work . It's to big (the logo symbol), if you want to use it on all platforms. The text is not bad, try to have the same horizontal scale and size on both lines (vatsim and scandinavia) then you have an open room next to "vatsim". This is where our symbol/avatar should be placed. It should not add this much white-space. Remember that the main use of the logo is text documents in our case. If we wanted to build two/three version of the logo it does not matter. We could have a document logo, a web logo, and a presentation logo. ( Sidenote: I dont like the idea of FIR specific logos, We are ONE vACC and should not profile us as 5 different ones) For everyone watching this, don't think that the symbol presented here has to stay in that format for every setting. I have long thought about remaking the design-profile for vatsca, but it is a big process and it has to be original and easy to recognize even if it is only the symbol showing. And for some time now, I've wanted to make an avatar for our logo/brand instead of a symbol, an avatar that we can animate for presentations and have a more futuristic design. The avatar could be a nice little ATC robot (for ex), that can speak on animated presentations, jump up and down and celebrate whenever we get awards. I've wanted to make animated overlays and alerts for twitch/streaming platforms because more and more people are starting to stream when they are controlling/flying online. I have a lot of plans/wishes for the design, but things takes time and has to be done with 100% professionalism. A complete design-profile is not needed in my opinion, as this is not a company with strict guidelines on how the profile should be. We just need a coherent understanding to how we want to be viewed from the outside. Just remember not to rush with this change. If we have a designer/animator in our roster, contact me and we can look at some of my ideas together, then present it to the rest.
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    Update! I saw @Daniel Lange's note about not using the space good enough, leaving a lot of whitespace. What I did is simply switch the positions of the text and logo (doesn't have to be hard!) I have also made some suggestions for the FIR specific logos. Let me know what you think! (special thanks to Finland for having a white flag, forcing me to put borders on all of them :( ) I also noticed that I had tampered with the location of Iceland in the logo, so I fixed that. The logo is a bit more pointy now, but that doesn't make any difference with the new setup, it only boxes in the text better. Also; here's a proof that it actually represents the hubs.
  14. 3 points
    Should be made in more than one format to accept the different formats that are used. For example: A lite/squared version for discord A long (wide) version for things such as QR sheets A standard version for places that supports everything
  15. 3 points
    Drago Blagojevic will have S2-training on Landvetter TWR (ESGG_TWR) 7th of November, 18.00z - 20.00z. All kind of traffic are welcome! Supporting ATC on Sweden Control would be much appreciated: ESOS_CTR: Vacant ESGG_APP: Thomas Ljung ESGG_TWR: Drago Blagojevic
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    Join me to congratulate @Kobi Lecornu for passing his S3 checkout this evening!
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    Jag hade mer än gärna suttit Tower om inte varit för att dygnet för närvarande endast är 24 timmar, tyvärr upptagen med annat. Lycka till!
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    I have no say here, but I think it's genius. Though most people won't know the idea behind, it still looks great. As for updating documents, real world companies change their logos, names etc., but it doesn't mean you have to change every old document. You're not even supposed to change a document once issued. It remains as an evidence of history. It's not like the logo's being changed because it's wrong, just updated.
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    Thanks very much @Miska Jokinen for the training and thank you @Julius Mannermaa for examining me!
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    Be ready for a new checkout at ENOS! This time 12th November, 18z-1930z. Jakob A. Brønstad will be showing his skills this evening. If you're planning to fly in and to ENOS, within or just transit the ENOS airspace, you're very welcome. Give him some challenge by flying to the area of Oslo. Norway identifies you and hopefully see you there!
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    Hello Janne! What I know, you are expected to squawk mode C also in Sweden, when initiating your pushback and further movements. At least in airports with ground radar (ESSA and ESGG). What I have heard in real life, there is the differens between Finnish and Swedish ATC, that Finnish ATC acknowledges readback rather often! Magnus
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    Stort grattis till nya S3-ratingen Mattias!
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    Instämmer i gratineringarna, Mattias!!
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    VATSIM-Scandinavia would like to welcome all pilots for this year's edition of "Bridge Between Continents" where Iceland will be fully staffed from 14-21z on 25 November. Pack your bags and head for KeflavÌk and Iceland, the bridge between Europe and North America and experience the beautiful and wild nature. Contrast fiery volcanoes and black lava fields with glaciers and sparkling fjords in Iceland. Watch that speck of land grow larger and larger as you approach the secluded Faroe Islands in the middle of the North Sea. Or head over vast frozen landscapes to some of the remotest airports in Greenland. Who knows, you might even spot the elusive Northern Lights? We recommend you to take a look at the pilot briefing and bring charts with you to make it as good as possible. Briefing | Charts
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    This is due the EU-meeting. Scheduled traffic is excepted and on Vatsim all traffic is scheduled
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    Stockholm? Oj jäklar, då tror jag att jag har tränat fel S3 på Göteborg ska det väll ändå vara @Martin Stockzell
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    On 11th November VATSIM Scandinavia invites you to Iceland to help our candidate, Jonathan Fong to pass his S2 checkout on Keflavik tower! Please visit http://vatsim-scandinavia.org/pilots/airports/iceland/ for charts, procedures and sceneries! See you in Iceland! As always, supporting ATC is required, at least ACC and preferably APP also... Please sign up below.
  34. 1 point
    16 December from 17-23z it's time to visit Santa Claus again, as usual Vatsim-Scandinavia will staff Rovaniemi (EFRO), Luleå (ESPA) and Tromsø (ENTC) throughout the evening. Since this event attracts a fair amount of pilots we highly recommend you to bring a lot of holding fuel. Make sure you DO NOT take advantage of the Free Route Airspace, DO NOT file any DCT routings. Due to the excess traffic on some airways you might get rerouted to optimise the traffic flow. Make sure you are familiar to reprogram your aircraft accordingly. Don't forget your favorite bevarage and candy onboard since it will most likely be a long night for you. Visit our Santa Web for pilot briefing, charts and scenery suggestion to make your visit to the north as enjoyable as possible. Vatsim-Scandinavia hope you will enjoy this year's Fly and See Santa. Santa Web Merry Christmas!
  35. 1 point
    Hehe Typical Scandinavian people who says 110% all the time LOVE IT But yeah I could try to pitch my ideas to @Mats Edvin Aaro and maybe he could make some more ideas? If your not too hung up on the 5-hubs idea that is
  36. 1 point
    As @Bork Johnsen here points out, there's nothing standing in the way for a professional organisation to use an old logo or graphical profile for its old documents. Most of our training documents (at least for Norway FIR) are way outdated anyways. It's way more important to have correct information in our documents than to have a consistent graphical profile all over, incl. the old documents. The documents that are outdated we'll have to change anyways, as the info there is outdated and either false as for what's regular practice, or as for how the world of aviation has changed. Even our Exam document is outdated, as per our practical standards, where examiners often require to see the examinee deal with an emergency and where the requirement for a military flight under a checkout is not practiced. I find it more unprofessional that spoken or verbal procedures are not consistent with what's actually written down in our documents. Time and time again I have to tell my students to disobey our training manuals, because they have false information in them.
  37. 1 point
    I think having the perhaps soon to be old logo in older documents will work fine. Regardless of whether a document contains the old or the new logo, people will understand which vACC the logo belongs to. To prove my point, I don't see people getting confused over American Airlines flying with an old livery/logo, despite having changed their logo years ago, and I honestly find the problem with having old logos in documents to be non-existent.
  38. 1 point
    Don't see the resemblence to Navigraph too much. If anything, it might resemble Jeppesen's logo. Even if that one is three layers.
  39. 1 point
    First off: The idea that the logo is similar to the Navigraph logo is fairly subjective. The logo itself is abstract to some extent, and one can either see it as it is probably meant, a compass fitting all the Scandinavian countries, or as a paper plane or whatever. However, I don't think we will get in trouble with Navigraph for using this logo. If that was the case, Microsoft would get in trouble with Navigraph for their WordArt of a compass, which is way more similar to Navigraph's logo than the initial draft here. Second off: I elected to use the word "draft" about this "suggestion" in the last paragraph. I don't see this as a final suggestion to Board whatsoever. This is a public brainstorming process to end up with the best draft for a suggestion in the end, before actually submitting the suggestion for Board. Obviously suggestions shall not be presented in such a manner, on the public forums, that'd be unprofessional and would attack Board's integrity as an organisational organ. However, Board may take this positively. With such posts being made on the forums, Board may prepare for having to process such suggestions, without suddenly getting a suggestion in their laps, with no warning. Our graphical profile is way outdated, and we need a way to attract new members and to appear professional in all of VATSIM's branches. And again, this is merely a brainstorming process. Public brainstorming processes are the best way of figuring out what's best in the end, as well as what's the most popular in a community. I would encourage all members: normal mebers; staff; or board, to participate in this process with their thoughts.
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    I actually don’t think that looks too bad... I’ll fiddle around with it at work tomorrow (I’m productive I know) and see! Thanks, Daniel!
  41. 1 point
    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.
  42. 1 point
    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
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    Picture by Avinor Where is the party tonight? It´s at ENOS! Sunday, the 26th of November, Adrian Bjerke will prove that he is worth a C1 rating upgrade. If you´re planning to fly within the ENOS airspace, you're very welcome. Give Adrian a challenge by flying in the area around Oslo between 18 and 20z. Norway identifies you, and hopes to see you at the party!
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    Stort grattis Thomas! Strålande jobbat - såg att det var riktigt mycket och komplex trafik i Stockholm TMA!
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    Hinner inte hem i tid, men lycka till thomas, det klarar du utan problem!
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