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  1. 20 points
    Hi everyone! This is my formal notification that I am going to continue as Director of VATSIM Scandinavia for the next year. As mentioned this is announcement of the previous as required by the constitution of VATSIM Scandinavia. -Julius, Director
  2. 13 points
    Hello all! @Håvard Halvorsen has been appointed by Board of VATSIM Scandinavia to be the next Training Director of our vACC. During transition period I and Håvard will share the duties. And to get everything set up, Kristian Kling will brief our new TD about credentials and procedures needed for this position. Also there will be some transfer of credentials for our new Training Director. I would also like to thank @Kristian Kling for his work dring his time in this position. -Julius
  3. 12 points
    Great effort everybody! And happy controlling year 2018! List of everybody who controlled over 100 hours in 2017 attached. VATSCA-TopControllers2017.xlsx -Julius
  4. 12 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
  5. 11 points
    Can we manage an RTE together at the same time (i.e OSL, ARN, CPH, HEL)? Would be very interesting traffic patterns through the ACC sectors if we can pull it off. Enough pilots to make it interesting?
  6. 10 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?
  7. 10 points
    Hello everyone! The forum have been upgraded with some small changes, so if you got problems with some functions on the forum, please remove site-cache and it will be solved. The update applied were a very big update, but with minor changed notable to a normal user. Regards, Peter Web Services Director
  8. 9 points
    What an evening! Here is a timelapse from ENGM Thanks @Adrian Bjerke for the capturing
  9. 8 points
    Hello everyone! @Kobi Lecornu has been appointed to the new Training Assistant Iceland. During the transition he will share duties with Miska Jokinen. And Miska will brief our new TA about credentials and procedures needed for this position. Also there will be some transfer of credentials for our new Training Assistant.
  10. 8 points
    So close to 1000 hours.
  11. 8 points
    How about a Monthly Scandinavian Capital Airport Shuttle event ? For example January: EFHK <-> ESSA February: ESSA <-> EKCH March: EKCH <-> ENGM April: ENGM <-> BIKF May: BIKF <-> EFHK
  12. 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.
  13. 8 points
    Here is a very informative video on a phenomenon called Controller Blind Spot, which means overlooking a close-by aircraft when scanning for conflicts. https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Controller_Blind_Spot_(SKYclip) More info: https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Blind_Spots_–_Inefficient_conflict_detection_with_closest_aircraft
  14. 7 points
    Hi everyone, I'm pleased to announce that @Mattias Krogstad have been appointed as the new Deputy Training Assistant Sweden. Mattias will share duties with Martin Stockzell, and together they will make sure the training in Sweden runs smoothly. Take good care of our newest staff-member.
  15. 7 points
    Tack alla inblandade i kväll! För de som undrar hur det gick... Jo, det gick bra, nu har jag S3-MA.
  16. 6 points
  17. 6 points
    ARLANDA-live; both DEP and ARR flawless flow anytime, thank you for the event 'till next time everyone have a good time !
  18. 6 points
    I would like to invite everyone to celebrate out newest controller in Sweden @filip laj. Let me be the first one to congratulate @filip laj to have passed his S2 rateing on ESMS TWR this evening.! Great work today Filip and Welcome to the ever groving family of controllers in VATSCA. See you soon online and hopefully during your training as you get more ratings further on :-) Wish all of you a great weekend and safe skies. Best Regards, Axel Westermark C1 Examinator.
  19. 6 points
    Many have maybe heard it already about the CTP Airfield Applications, which has been opened. I and Martin have discussed it and decided to apply only one airfield, as we think there is a bigger chance to be one of the 5 departure/arrival airfield under CTP when "nominating" only one airport from Vatsim Scandinavia. The event department has decided to apply; EKCH (Copenhagen, Kastrup) for CTP Westbound 2018 ESSA (Stockholm, Arlanda) for CTP Eastbound 2018 (when that time comes )
  20. 6 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
  21. 6 points
    First day of the convention is now done; here are some pictures as promised. Registration began at 9 o'clock in the morning. The convention location is Holborn Bars, an old Victorian building in Central London and it certainly is an amazing location for an event like this. The main room for the convention with people settling in for the day Welcome kits were handed out, with things like the two days' schedule, name tags and discount codes for the upcoming Aerosoft A330 and CRJ, as well as a JustFlight coupon. Ben Hunwicks giving a part of the welcome speech to the attendees The actual program began with Heathrow ATCO Michael Benson giving us an insight into the operation required to fit as many aircraft in and out of EGLL as has to be done every single day and the challenges related to it. In the picture he's explaining TBS, time based separation that is now used for arrivals to boost the overall arrivals rate. The swift pilot client team gave an update on the progress of the development. Also caused some "heated discussion" on things like the purpose of the project, development speed and features . The Simfest team giving a humour-filled presentation about their 747 simulator, the process of building it and World Flight. One of today's panel discussions, this one regarding creating innovative and novel VATSIM events. @Martin Tornberg as one of the panelists. The conference will continue tomorrow, so some more photos to be expected then .
  22. 6 points
    As of today, version 1.1.2 is the current public release for the Ground Radar plugin. Anyone using version 1.1 or newer should see an update message box when starting EuroScope. The main changes of version 1.1.1 from version 1.1 are: Unique settings for each opened radar screen Possibility to have airport-specific settings pre-defined Stand assignment only possible for assumed and untracked aircraft More options for the APP Window (view rotation, prediction lines, history dots, etc.) Raw primary radar data display Possibility to hide the ground mode track label to simulate a very basic system Version 1.1.2 has just some minor fixes to 1.1.1 As this is the first time the update check feature introduced in version 1.1 is used, here's a short description about it: The update can be either: Recommended: In this case there's no deadline and the user's current version can still be used without any restrictions. Mandatory with a deadline: In this case the message box will show the deadline if it hasn't passed yet. The current version can be used until then, but it's still recommended to update without delay. Mandatory: The current version can not be used and (nearly) all plugin features will be blocked until it is updated. The same happens if a "mandatory with deadline" update is not done before the deadline. Currently the update is just recommended so any previous version can still be used, but it will at some point become mandatory to have only one "official" version around. Easier for controller training and technical support. The current version should eventually make its way to the sector file packages, but until that happens, the updated files are available at the URL specified in the update message box. The update package contains the plugin's current manual set, the plugin itself and those plugin data files that can be used globally. The update procedure is rather simple: Download the update package Copy the included plugin (dll) and data files (txt) to your plugin directory, overwriting the existing files. DO NOT delete any files.
  23. 5 points
    Lately several new aircraft types have reached the market and with them comes new ICAO type designators. I have added a few new codes to the attached ICAO_Aircraft.txt. New types are: Airbus A319neo Airbus A320neo Airbus A321neo Airbus A350-1000 XWB Airbus A330-700 Beluga XL Boeing 737 Max 7 Boeing 737 Max 8 Boeing 737 Max 9 Embraer Legacy 600/650 Does anyone know if updated ICAO_Aircraft.txt files are available for download somewhere? I have just added the most common new types that I could think of, but I'm sure there have been other changes to ICAO Doc 8643 over the last few years. ICAO_Aircraft.txt
  24. 5 points
    Expect the royal swedish coast guard to be present!
  25. 5 points
    Join me to congratulate @Martin Stockzell on his new rating = C1! Magnus
  26. 5 points
    If only vPilot had a dropdown list where you had to choose your aircraft code... The amount of B77F, B74F, BOEING737-800 and AIRBUS is excruciating...
  27. 5 points
    With the Scenery for Stockholm Skavsta ESKN being released today maybe an event here would something to look in to. With both Ryanair and Wizzair as well as VFR and other GA I'm sure we could attract some traffic. This could of course be combined with other regional airports for a "regional airport event" https://www.facebook.com/groups/vatsim/permalink/10159961144625602/
  28. 5 points
    This! Also I would like to try out more events including several countries at once to increase the amount of traffic and also make us work together more (which is always more fun). How about a regional shuttle-type event? Focus staffing on the smaller airports. Another suggestion also in the spirit of cooperation is to have one night where we just try to staff as many positions as we can, where the focus of the event is just to have a massive online presence.
  29. 5 points
    Sunday November the 26th, the swedish training staff welcomes everyone to help @Dragoljub Blagojevic earn his S2-rating at ESGG, Göteborg-Landvetter Tower. 17-19Z is the time to have in mind! Expect surrounding areas to be covered as well, and as always both IFR and VFR flights are most welcome! Since there is also an C1-checkout planned in Norway, why not a flight between our neighboring countries? Examinator: Oskar Sunnanhagen
  30. 5 points
    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)
  31. 5 points
    This is starting tomorrow at 09z, we hope to see you flying in and out of Arlanda!
  32. 5 points
    Yesterday evening (Friday October 20) the FSCB-Flightgroup was again a very happy flightgroup thanks to the wonderful support from VATSIM Scandinavia. We departed from ESGG for a flight to EDDT and we had Oskar as ESGG-GND, Alexander in the TWR, Mattais did APP and AXEL gave ESOS-CTR. All positions filled with friendly and professional ATC ! We had 11 aircraft in our group, but everything was handled very smoothly. FSCB-Flightgroup thanks all of you for your great service ! Till next time. Paul KLM366
  33. 5 points
    On September 29, 2017 the FCSB-Flightgroup continued the flights in Scandinavia with a flight from Bromma to OLOU in Finland. Unfortunately we had no controllers on our departure from Bromma, but Miska ((Tampere Radar) provided great ATC soon after taking off and all the way to OLOU. There we were welcomed by Julius (EFOU_APP) and Joonatan (EFOU_TWR). Thank you Julius and Joonatan to come online at EFOU for FSCB-Flightgroup! I added some pictures of our group taken after our landing in Olou. Thank-you Vatsim Scandinavia for your support! Paul / KLM366
  34. 5 points
  35. 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
  36. 4 points
    Hello everyone, Yesterday I received a letter of resignation from our Training Assistant Finland, Joonatan Porkkala. Due to changes in his real life, he will soon not be able to carry out the duties as a TA. He has stated that he will be able to stay in his role for a while until we find a candidate to take over, so we will get a smooth transition. I would like to thank Joonatan for the fantastic job he has done, and wish him the best of luck with the next chapter in his life.
  37. 4 points
    Hello fellow pilots and ATCs, I just wanted to take the oportunity wish all of you happy easter (... And show a screenshot of my easter flight, left downwind for RWY 08, ESGP-EKSN) GLAD PÅSK!
  38. 4 points
    Last year with ENGM and EKCH as arrival airports wasn't planned from the ED. However EKCH was applied for also by director Mikkel, which was a bit of misunderstanding. However it all went well and we got both(!) selected, which I thought was tough to achieve in the voting process. If that EKCH application wasn't sent in last year it would have been ENGM to be the only application from VATSCA. So therefore in order to have a good rotation on the airfields it's time to have EKCH applied as a departure airfield. And when it comes to the Eastbound edition later this autumn the airfield being applied for will be ESSA. Hope that makes sense in why I suggested that EKCH was to be nominated for this year's Westbound edition.
  39. 4 points
    On March 1st, the Swedish training staff welcomes everyone to help @Jimmy Stigsjoo earn his S2-rating at ESGG, Göteborg-Landvetter Tower. 18-20Z is the time to have in mind! Expect surrounding areas to be covered as well, and as always both IFR and VFR flights are most welcome! Examinator: @Magnus Gustafsson
  40. 4 points
    I'm going to go ahead and forego Magnus by saying congrats to Jimmy on his brand new rating!
  41. 4 points
    " Yesterday, my MA-rating seemed so far away, now it looks though like it's here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday ". Tack allihop! (Hoppas ni har överseende med Beatles-referensen)
  42. 4 points
    Join me to congratulate @Hampus Norrby to an extremely well performed checkout! Magnus
  43. 4 points
    Hi, Earlier this week @Oskar Sunnanhagen notified us that he will be stepping down as Training Assistant Sweden, as he will start his ATC training for LFV in Malmö in a few weeks. @Martin Stockzell has been working alongside with Oskar as the Deputy Training Assistant, so he will take over the role as Training Assistant. I would like to thank Oskar for his dedication and great work, and wish him the best of luck with his career.
  44. 4 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.
  45. 4 points
  46. 4 points
    <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
  47. 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!
  48. 4 points
    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
  49. 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
  50. 4 points
    Hello everybody! I am pleased to announce that @Mikkel Lindgren has been selected as new Director of Copenhagen FIR by unanimous decision of VATSIM Scandinavia Board. During transition time, Mikkel and Christian will share duties until the new FIR Director has obtained needed information and credentials for the position. I would also like to thank @Christian Frederiksen for his work during his time in office. -Julius Director