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TransaTvia.com écrit :
Bonjour et bienvenue sur le fil de discussion. Vous pouvez laisser un commentaire ou une suggestion. Je vous en remercie par avance. Les commentaires sont modérés. Ils apparaitront dans l'ordre chronologique. Je me sers également de cette page pour ajouter des articles.

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10/08/12, 7:02 pm, Ajouter un commentaire, add a comment, back to the English website

Bravo!!

F-PINO écrit :
Bravo, le pdf sur les procedures RNAV, avec des exemples tirés des add-ons les plus connus est un superbe travail de qualité !!!!
22/12/12, 8:22 am, Ajouter un commentaire

Re: Bravo !

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Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire
22/12/12, 12:14 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

Presenting YART ¡ Yet Another Route Tool !

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I am proud to present you YART ¡ Yet Another Route Tool ! I have coded a web-based engine to convert graphical output from RouteFinderFree into a FS flight plan.

Find a route on RouteFinder, copy the details in YART ¡ Yet Another Route Tool !, then click on "SUBMIT". That's all ! You have weather and a route compiled in the FS format directly from RouteFinder website output !
Please bear in mind this is BETA work, with known limitations that still need work.

https://www.ssl-url.net/gf3.myriapyle.net/aero/transatvia_convertrfinder.php (lien externe)
03/03/13, 4:47 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

The idea behind YART ¡ Yet Another Route Tool !

TransaTvia.com écrit :
What's the idea behind YART ? "Why did he made YART ?" you may wonder. There are indeed a lot of flight planners out there. However, most are not freeware, you must pay for them. I don't want to pay for something I can do myself. The flight preparation can be done without paying ! For instance, you have the great (and free) NAVIGATION (by François Fouchet) program to plan a navigation.

So during my flight preparation I usually begin with a look at RouteFinderFree(c) ASA sarl 2005 to get an idea of which route could be followed. But, you know, if you are flying offline, there is little chance that the current AIRAC cycle would be recognized by FS and its ATC service. So I used to switch to Navigation, plot every waypoint on its interface and export an FS flight plan for FS9. Then, FS can be feed with the data. FS will only use the coordinates from the flight plan entered, so no need of its internal (and old) data base. You can follow the route within FS.
But that's long and sometimes, I'm kinda tired of launching Navigation and plot every waypoint along the route. While it is a nice way of reviewing carefully my route before my flight (actually I prefer preparing the flight than flying) sometimes I want to fire up the simulator quicker, while retaining the capacity to fly along a realistic route under ATC surveillance.

From this statement came the idea of an integrated "virtual dispatcher unit" which would produce for me the flight plan directly from RouteFinder output. I made the thing on my computer. Then I moved on and decided to put the thing online for other people. It' not a flight planner, rather an helper with the ability to switch from it to external flight sim websites to expand the preparation. I recommand for instance visiting The Owl's Nest, FSRealWSlite(c), RouteFinder(c) and SkyVectors.com(r) websites.

So I have built a parser for RouteFinder output and offered the possiblity to access to various external ressources (free or with limited free access at least) from a single page. I did that firstly to answer to my very needs. So I have now, from my own point of view, an integrated flight preparation interface. Of course, it may not correspond to your own habits, especially if you already use a flight planner for Microsoft Flight Simulator(r). It has been a full 5-days duty to accomplish the work, but now, I am satisfied and proud to annonce that

VERSION 1.0 of YART ¡ Yet Another Route Tool ! is released today ! (FOR FLIGHT SIMULATION ONLY)


https://www.ssl-url.net/gf3.myriapyle.net/aero/transatvia_convertrfinder.php (lien externe)
06/03/13, 9:07 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

A comment on old school navigation and modern airliners

VOR IMAGE
(Image of Yaoleilei from Wikipedia under CC licence).

TransaTvia.com écrit :
I recently discovered that old school navigation was not anymore possible with several modern airliners. By meaning old school navigation, I am speaking about NBD/VOR tracking for navigation. This is refered as NON-RNAV navigation.

In the good old times, there were airliners deprived of any computerised navigation tools, for instance the Boeing 727. In the Boeing 727, pilots had to manually set the radio to ground beacons frequencies. Then, tracking the relative positions they had to those beacons (i.e. on which radial they were), they were able to determine the position of the aircraft.
On top of this, the autopilot on the B727 was able to do VOR tracking. Set the frequency and the radial to be tracked, and the auto-pilot tuned in VOR mode was able to keep the aircraft on the radial.

I thought it was still available on any modern airliner. For instance, in the B737, there is a VOR/LOC mode. Upon activation on the Mode Control Panel, this mode is able to drive the 737 along an enroute-VOR radial.

My surprise was big to say the least when I saw that the Embraer 175 hasn't a VOR mode. While I am well aware that it is not the primary means of navigation in developped countries, I wanted to practice NON-RNAV skills. This lack of VOR mode is stated in the official operation manual by Embraer. If you pay attention to the Auto-Flight Lateral modes section in this manual, you'll see that there is no VOR mode. There is still a LOC mode, but that allow only the aircraft to track a localizer during a LLZ approach without glide-slope after arming the approach mode.

I saw various post on the web (mostly on www.pprune.org) confirming that on modern aircraft it is not possible anymore to give a VOR radial to the auto-flight system. If you want to do it the "raw data way", pilots are explaining that you have to use HDG select and manually track the radial from the signal displayed on the HSI. As we have to compensate for winds, it may produce a loss of precision during the radial tracking compared to the VOR mode.

Of course, you may know that VOR tracking is not used for a dozen of years in some GNSS-equipped aircraft and some airlines. Instead LNAV is used, even in a VOR approach. As long as the VOR approach is included in the database, those approaches are flown as an Flight Management System (FMS) overlay of the VOR approach.

Still, I was going on using VOR capture in Flight Simulator approaches, as LNAV is not very precise in every simulated aircraft. The Feelthere EMB 175 does have a precise LNAV behavior, therefore there is no problem doing the VOR approach with the FMS data instead.

With the developping Required Navigation Performance procedures, most of the routes and airways are not based on VOR anymore. Instead, fixes are described as geographic coordinates in the WGS-84 format. It seems that in the future of aviation, VOR beacons should be switch off one day. It is not without drawbacks. Because you have to have a great confidence in your IRS and GNSS signal. Ground beacons are a great way to improve the strengthness of your mean of navigation. They are still used for position updating by FMS but we can see that there is a global move to release ourselves from ground navaids, first with the RNAV and RNP approaches and now with the disparition of VOR tracking capability (and ADF sensors) from the aircraft, thus acknowledging a pilot practice but reducing the number of backup systems offered to the pilot (or the auto-pilot) and reducing his basical skills in conventional navigation.

The VOR page on Wikipedia (external link)

MAP vs Raw data (a discussion of interest on www.pprune.org) and another one here (www.pprune.org)

08/10/13, 4:01 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

The BAE-146 in the Ultimate 146 collection

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The Bae-146 in the Ultimate 146 collection is now published at QualityWings Simulation. This is the version 1.3 of the whole package. It adds the Bae-146 to the existing Avro RJ.
12/10/13, 10:42 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

737 Service and Flight Interphones

TransaTvia.com écrit :
The 737 flight and service interphone were definitely a things I wanted to know more about.

This article is what I can share from my researches on this thema.

What we have from the Boeing documentation is :
ACP

Flight Interphone System

The flight interphone system is an independent communication network. Its primary purpose is to provide private communication between flight deck crewmembers without intrusion from the service interphone system. The ground crew may also use the flight interphone through a jack at the external power receptacle.

Service (Attendant) Interphone System

The service interphone system provides intercommunication between the flight deck, Flight Attendants, and ground personnel. Flight deck crewmembers communicate using either a separate handset (if installed) or their related ACP and any standard microphone.
The Flight Attendants communicate between flight attendant stations or with the flight deck using any of the attendant handsets. Anyone who picks up a handset/microphone is automatically connected to the system.
External jacks for use by maintenance or service personnel can be added to the system by use of the service interphone switch.

SERVICE INTERPHONE Switch

OFF –
• external jacks are deactivated
• communication between flight deck and flight attendants is still possible.
ON – adds external jacks to service interphone system


Another source says :
"There are 2 interphone systems on the 737. They are the flight interphone, and the service interphone. The flight interphone is for the flight crew to talk to each other. The flight interphone is isolated from the service interphone system. There is also a flight interphone jack on the external power receptacle. Ground personnel use this interphone jack to talk to the flight deck."
The service interphone can also be used for communication between the flight crew and the ground crew. In order to do so, the SERVICE INTERPHONE switch must be on the aft overhead panel. It connects all external service interphone jacks to the service interphone system. "Normally, the switch remains in the OFF position. It is not necessary to set the switch to ON to communicate between the flight deck and cabin."

Look at the photo of The External Power Hatch on www.b737.org.uk :
http://www.b737.org.uk/images/external_power_conn.jpg
http://www.b737.org.uk/communications.htm
"It is used by groundcrew to connect the Ground Power Unit and headset for pushback communications with Flight Interphone. The service interphone is used by engineers to communicate with the service interphone stations inside the aircraft."
On this picture, you can see both flight and service interphone jack, the one next to the other.

So in a nutshell I would state to use
- SER INT when you speak with the Flight Attendants ;
- FLT INT if you want to talk only with the flightdeck crew and with the ground service guy when he is plugged to make the push back ;
- PA for cabin announcement.

Of course, I guess that if the ground crew makes an error and connects itself to the service interphone and not to the flight interphone, it can still be heard if the pilot has the SERV INT receiver tuned. If not, the ground guy will see that nobody answer and may replug the jack into the FLT INT.

I grabed related checklists in the FCOM for reference.

Oxygen Mask Microphone Test

MASK-BOOM switch .................................................................. MASK
FLT INT ............................................................................................ Push
SPKR switch ........................................................................................On
RESET/TEST .................................................................... Push and hold
EMERGENCY/TEST selector .......................................... Push and hold
Push-to-Talk switch ........................................................................... INT
Simultaneously push the Push-to-Talk switch, EMERGENCY/TEST
selector and the RESET/TEST switch.
Verify oxygen flow sound is heard through the flight deck speaker.
Push-to-Talk switch ..................................................................... Release
EMERGENCY/TEST selector .................................................... Release
RESET/TEST .............................................................................. Release
SPKR switch ............................................................................ As needed
MASK-BOOM switch ..................................................................BOOM

The Push-to-talk switches

There are two Push-to-Talk switches located on the control column and the other one on the audio panel (labelled R/T (radio–transmit) / I/C (Intercom)). They are spring loaded to the OFF neutral position.
ACP
Push–To–Talk Switch
MIC (microphone) –
• selects the current microphone for transmission, as selected by ACP transmitter selector.
• same as using audio panel PTT switch in R/T position.
OFF – center position.
INT (interphone) –
• selects the current microphone for direct transmission over flight interphone
• bypasses ACP transmitter selector
• same as using audio panel PTT switch in I/C position

The current microphone is either the boom or the mask microphone, per ACP selection.

So if you want to transmit over the Flight Interphone, press the PTT switch in the INT position whatever the MIC selection is on the audio panel.

The "CREW COMMUNICATIONS .... ESTABLISH" item

Several non-normal checklists use the "CREW COMMUNICATIONS .... ESTABLISH" item. Now that we fully understand the FLT et SRV INT systems we can review them !
For instance the following one :
BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL HAZARD / THREAT
Condition: suspected biological or chemical hazard / threat to the flight.
1. Oxygen Masks & Regulators (Smoke Goggles, If Required) ............................ ON, 100%
2. Crew Communications ............................................................................... ESTABLISH
Press crew interphone receiver down and set volume arrow at 12 o'clock or greater.
Set MASK/BOOM selector to MASK. Use I/C toggle on audio selector panel or bottom position on YOKE ROCKER switch when speaking to other pilot.
...

Another checklist with the Crew Communications item :
Window Damage - Window 3 Not Heated

That's all folks ! Thank you for reading.

10/12/13, 11:08 am, Ajouter un commentaire

Transatvia.com Spotlight on...

The spotlight today is on the Syrian Sim team, for its two airports of Latakia (OSLK) and Damascus (OSDI). Both are high quality add-ons for FSX and FS9. A lot of details are included, including static aircrafts, 3D grass, and photographic pictures as scenery basis.

http://www.syriasim.org

Syriam Sim Video on YouTube.com
Clicking on the image above will direct to an external website (youtube.com)

Le coup de projecteur du 15 Janvier 2014 porte sur l'équipe de Syrian Sim, pour ses deux aéroports de Latakia (OSLK) et de Damascus (OSDI) gratuits pour FSX et FS9. Les scènes d'aéroports sont très précises, avec de l'herbe 3D, des avions syriens statiques (Il-76 et Tupolev, hélicoptères militaires) et des textures photographiques comme base de chaque scène. A tester absolument.

15/01/14, 8:01 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

Transatvia.com Spotlight on...

The spotlight today is on the Thessaloniki airport LGTS located in northern Greece.

Ο προβολέας είναι σήμερα στις LGTS αεροδρόμιο της Θεσσαλονίκης βρίσκεται στη βόρεια Ελλάδα.

Γεια σας, είμαι ένας Γάλλος ακόλουθος στην Ελλάδα. Ασκώ πτήσης προσομοίωσης Αιγαίου καιρό. Η Αθήνα είναι κύρια στάση μου από το οποίο θα χρησιμεύσει για τη Μέση Ανατολή (Τελ Αβίβ, Χουργκάντα​​, Eilat) και την Κρήτη (Σητεία, Ηράκλειο, Χανιά), την οποία γνωρίζω καλά, Λάρνακα Κύπρος, κυρίως από τα αεροδρόμια του Παρισιού στη Γαλλία . Μπήκα πριν από ένα χρόνο και IVAO Προορίζεται να ζητήσει από το ελληνικό τμήμα για τον έλεγχο αεροδρομίου LGIR με την έγκριση του πελάτη, αλλά μέχρι στιγμής δεν είχα χρόνο για να το συνειδητοποιήσει και είμαι ακόμα AS3 ATC.

For FSX and P3D

FSDG has released in the past few days a new scenery of the Thessaloniki airport, for FSX and published by Aerosoft Gmbh. The scenery does not only cover the airport but also recreates the whole town. AES 2.34 fully covers this airport (one credit). Here is the external link to Aerosoft if you wish to take a look at that scenery . The commercial representative of Aerosoft Gmbh. said in the Aerosoft forum that it might be the finnest scenery ever released for FSX per Aerosoft.

I don't like to make free add for a commercial company here, but it seems that there is no dedicated LGTS detailled freeware scenery for FSX. There is however a photorealistic scenery of the airport with repositionned objects on the AVSIM library . The description follows : AS REAL AS IT GETS. This is a highly detailed photorealistic scenery of Thessaloniki and the surrounding area. Default FSX airports of Makedonia (LGTS), Alexadreia (LGAX) and Sedes (LGSD) were redone, positioned to their exact location and buildings were added in the airport compounds. Aprons were added along with plenty of parking spots, aircraft traffic and airport vehicle traffic.

You might also use the wonderful freeware per GAP for FS2004 (see below) with the FSX fix from Olmpic Air Virtual (link provided for the Thessaloniki 9th february event)

For FS2004

There is a very nice scenery with photorealistic background and detailled airport buildings for FS2004. In addition this scenery is fully covered by AES (0 credit). It has been done in 2006 by GAP (Greek Airport Project) which website is unfortunately down at the moment. This scenery is highly recommanded by TransaTvia.com !

Download it from DropBox , as provided in february 2014 by Antony Manalis on behalf of GAP.

If the link above is dead, please contact me using the link "Contacter le webmestre" or leave a comment. I will provide you the scenery.

This scenery also works without problem on FSX with the FSX fix from Olympic Air Virtual

Updated charts

You may dowload updated charts on the greek division of VATSIM. There are not vectored however. But they are accurate and kept updated by the VATSIM team and this is the best solution if you don't want to pay Navigraph charts. Greece is a notorious destination for being hard to legally find up-to-date charts.

Μπορείτε να το κατεβάσετε τους χάρτες από VATSIM. Δεν υπάρχουν αριθμητικά. Αλλά είναι ακριβή και ενημερωμένα από την VATSIM. Αυτή είναι η καλύτερη λύση, αν δεν θέλετε να πληρώσετε διαγράμματα Navigraph. Η ελληνική διοίκηση δεν πεθαίνει παρέχουν επίσημα διαγράμματα για το κοινό.

VATSIM charts for Thessalonoki LGTS

You will find all the other greek charts from VATSIM by clicking this external link. This adress is the reference for greek charts.

Αυτό το ρεπερτόριο VATSIM είναι το σημείο αναφοράς για νομικά charts σε όλη την Ελλάδα.

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New scenery / Nouvelle scène de Lognes Emerainville 2014 (FS9,FSX,P3D)

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Lognes - Émerainville airfield (IATA: XLG • ICAO code: LFPL) is a French civil airfield open to public air traffic (CAP) 1, settled in cities of Lognes and Émerainville in the « departement de Seine-et-Marne » in Île-de-France. It is located 1.5 km south of Lognes, 28 km east of Paris.

This civil controlled airfield usually hosts general aviation's traffic under visual flight rules (VFR) and only allows daytime operations. It sometimes hosts international traffic, on particular demand. It is also used for the practice of leisure and tourism (light aircrafts and helicopters). It is operated by Aéroports de Paris.

This scenery contains all main buildings of the airfield and many realistic objects and details.

We, at TransaTvia.com, tested the scenery, installed over a France VFR Paris layer. We recommand it for all people knowing Lognes in real life, at it is fully immersive.

The scenery is a welcome addition to the FS2004 world and is available at SimMarket.

However, we had to mannually edit the AFCAD file with ADE, because runways 26 and 08 are inverted in the naming. So the FS9 ATC clears you to land on what he thinks is R26, however it is R08 from your plane. Open ADE, select each runway and invert primary and secondary numbers. Then compile the airport.

http://www.libertysim.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=39276
12/03/14, 5:07 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

Transatvia.com Spotlight on...

26th of March, 2014. The spotlight today is on the Thessaloniki airport LGTS located in northern Greece.

After a first spolight published a few weeks ago on LGTS, we are doing another spotlight on the same airport, because a new scenery was released 6 days ago by GAP (Greek Airport Scenery).

Ο προβολέας είναι σήμερα στις LGTS αεροδρόμιο της Θεσσαλονίκης βρίσκεται στη βόρεια Ελλάδα.

For FSX and P3D

You might use the new freeware LGTS-2014 per GAP for FSX available on AVSIM via their new website .

You might also use the wonderful freeware LGTS-2006 per GAP for FS2004 (see below in the FS2004 section) with the FSX fix from Olympic Air Virtual (link provided for the Thessaloniki 9th february event)

For FS2004

There is a very nice scenery with photorealistic background and detailled airport buildings for FS2004. In addition this scenery is fully covered by AES (0 credit). It has been done in 2006 by GAP (Greek Airport Project) which original website is down. This scenery is highly recommanded by TransaTvia.com ! Download it from DropBox , as provided in february 2014 by Antony Manalis on behalf of GAP. If this link happen to be dead, please contact me using the link "Contacter le webmestre" or leave a comment. I will provide you the scenery.

However, there is a new version published by GAP in March 2014, LGTS 2014 currently the recommanded scenery !

Charts

You may dowload updated charts on the greek division of VATSIM. There are not vectored however. But they are accurate and kept updated by the VATSIM team

You will find all the other greek charts from VATSIM by clicking this external link.

Αυτό το ρεπερτόριο VATSIM είναι το σημείο αναφοράς για νομικά charts σε όλη την Ελλάδα.

Otherwise, you might try the Official AIP website .

26/03/14, 5:07 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

LFMT Montpellier airport or the death of FS2004 announced

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It's been a few days since I have the idea to write about the "death" of FS2004, the simulator published 10 years ago.

Have a look at the comment here.

27/04/14, 7:00 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

iFly 3.2.1

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published picture

12/06/14, 7:02 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

Heringsdorf Airport on AVSIM

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From a report in the french flight simulation magazine MicroSimulateur, we discovered a nice freeware scenery for FSX but also for FS2004 on AVSIM. This German airport is located in the vincinity of the Baltic Sea, Northen Germany.

published picture

12/06/14, 7:02 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

Transatvia.com Coup de projecteur sur... / Spotlight on

... la nouvelle version du document de préparation des vols sur 737 NG, qui incorpore le calcul du N1 au décollage pour le CFM56. A découvrir sur YART ! (19/04/2014)

12/06/14, 7:02 pm, Ajouter un commentaire

Transatvia.com Spotlight on... (monthly edition, July 2014)

The spotlight of the month will this time deals with the engine manufacturer CFM website. Have a look at those stunning videos that explain how a CFM56 works !

How does a CFM56 work ? (read the videos directly)

How does a CFM56 work ?

www.cfmaeroengines.com CFM56-7B

www.cfmaeroengines.com CFM56-5B

Transatvia.com Spotlight on... (monthly edition, August 2014)

The spotlight of the month will this time deals the entry into active service of the runway 21 at Ben Gurion Tel Aviv International airport.
Transatvia.com

You can download my unofficial patch in the scenery section. LLBG Ben Gurion 9 for FS9 update

Euroairport Basisszenerie LFSB 1.01 (FS9)

TransaTvia.com écrit :

It seems there is some changes on the EAP-szenerie website. Harry "the Poly-wrestler" and Othmar "Buddy Canadien" have released a long time ago the Euroairport LFSB freeware scenery for FSX. It seems now that a first version for FS9, namely the "Basisszenerie", is about to be released.

"Veröffentlichung / release: ca. 10.09.2014"

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/707615tu134interflug.jpg (lien externe)

This scenery has a long-term competitor : the France VFR Euroairport .
http://content.dbalternative.fr/products/LFSB9/LFSB9_13.jpg (lien externe)

If the freeware scenery is released we will be able to compare the quality of the two competitors. I feel perfectly fine with the FVFR scenery. I modified it by hand to add the new AMAC aviation area. However, AES is only supporting the freeware scenery (with 0 credits) since Oliver Pabst never adapted the FVFR one.
http://www.aerosoft2.de/downloads/aes/aesairports.html (lien externe)
http://forum.aerosoft.com/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&fromMainBar=1 (lien externe)

Euroairport Basisszenerie LFSB 1.01 (FS9) home page :

http://www.euroairport2011.homepage.t-online.de/Home (lien externe)

10/09/14, 7:31 pm, Ajouter un commentaire (Add a comment)


The greek carrier AEGEAN named the Best Regional Airline in Europe

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The greek carrier AEGEAN named the Best Regional Airline in Europe at the 2014 World Airline Awards for the foutrh year !

http://el.aegeanair.com//files/1/Content/Newsletter/180914/indexEN.html (lien externe)

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Le blog de f52cr

"J'ai attendu longtemps avant de me décider.
Partagé entre la volonté de créer un site web pour transmettre un peu de mon expérience, et ma satiété des langages informatiques (pour lesquels j'ai beaucoup donné, sauf le html...). Il me fallait une solution avec laquelle je puisse n'avoir à faire qu'une chose : Ecrire, rien que cela, et tout de suite !
Avec l'aide de ma fille aînée c'est vers ce blog que j'ai atterri."

C'est avec ces mots que l'auteur du blog f52cr.canalblog.com nous acceuille. D'un niveau technique appréciable, bien rédigé et bien tenu, la lecture de ce blog orienté vers la simulation de vol est recommandée ! Voir le lien ci-dessous.


http://f52cr.canalblog.com/ (lien externe)

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Le blog de f52cr

TransaTvia.com écrit :

Bonjour,

Lire (lien externe)

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Airlines using the b747

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Good day.

I write here a list of current operators of the B747.

Airline // Number of the type // +extra boeing types

In the extra boeing types column a 5 means 757 also in service in thi airline.
A 6 means also 767 in service, 7 for 777, 8 for 787.

So if you read :
Kam Air 1 +6
it means that Kam Air has 1 747 in its fleet, plus one or more aircraft of the type 767.
If you read :
iFly 8 +56
it means that an airline called iFly has height 747 in its fleet plus one or more 757 and one or more 767.

____________________________________________________
Airline // Number of the type // +extra boeing types

==== Afghanistan ====
Kam Air 1 +6
==== Armenia ====
Vertir Airlines 1
Veteran Avia 1
==== Australia ====
Qantas Airways 13 +6
==== Azerbaijan ====
Silk Way Airlines 3 +6
==== Belgium ====
TNT Airways 4 +57
==== China ====
Air China 7 +57
Air China Cargo 7 +57
China CArgo Airlines 5 +57
Uni-Top Airline 3
Yangtze River Express 3
==== France ====
Air France 9 + 7
Corsair International 3
==== Georgia ====
The Cargo Airlines 1
==== Germany ====
Lufthansa 32
==== Greece ====
Aerospace One 2
Hellenic Imperial Airways 3
==== Hong Kong ====
Air Hong Kong 3
Cathay Pacific 33 +7
==== India ====
Air India 5 +78
==== Indonesia ====
Garuda Indonesia 2 +7
Lion Air 2
==== Iran ====
Caspian Airlines 2
Iran Air 3
Mahan Air 2
==== Iraq ====
Iraqi Airways 1
==== Israel ====
C.A.L. Cargo Airlines 2
El Al 7 + 67
==== Italy ====
Cargolux Italia 1
==== Japan ====
Nippon Cargo Airlines 12
==== Luxembourg ====
Cargolux Airlines International 19
==== Malaysia ====
Eaglexpress 3
Malaysia Airlines 2 +7
==== Morocco ====
Royal Air Maroc 1 +6
==== Netherlands ====
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 25 +7
Martinair 2
==== New Zealand ====
Air New Zealand 2 +67
==== Nigeria ====
Kabo Air 3
Max Air 5
==== Pakistan ====
Pakistan International Airlines 3 +7
Rayyan Air 2
Vision Air International 1
==== Philippines ====
Philippine Airlines 2 +7
==== Russia ====
Air Bridge Cargo 12
Transaero Airlines 20 +67
____________________________________________________
Source : fleet data from CAPA - correct at the beginning of June 2014


While the airlines of countries from A... to R... have been reviewed from the CAPA survey for June 2014, the following entries (from S... to Z...) have been added for each airlines from planespotter.net or from the airline website. The data is less accurate than the one from the CAPA survey.
On www.planespotters.net stored and active have been both accounted.
Websites consulted on October 27, 2014.

==== Saudi Arabia ====
Saudia 4
==== Singapore ====
Singapore Airlines Cargo ( )
==== Slovakia ====
Air Cargo Global 1
==== Spain ====
Pullmantur Air 4
==== Switzerland ====
Panalpina (wet leased from Atlas Air Cargo)
==== Taiwan ====
EVA Airlines 14
==== Thailand ====
Orient Thai Airlines 6
Thai Airways International 13
==== Turkey ====
MyCargo 4
==== United Arab Emirates ====
Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight 3
Dubai Air Wing 4
Emirates SkyCargo 2
Midex Airlines 2
==== United Kingdom ====
British Airways 46
Virgin Atlantic Airways 12
==== United States ====
Atlas Air 31
Centurion Air Cargo 4
Delta Air Lines 4 (and 12 leased)
Ernest Angley Ministries 1
Kalitta Air 19
Las Vegas Sands 2
Polar Air Cargo 8
Southern Air 3
United Airlines 24
UPS Airlines 13

=============================
What could be the acquisition price of a 747-400 today ?
One of the offers listed in this page (http://www.globalplanesearch.com/search?mk=205®ion=Worldwide&cntry=Any&st=Any&syr=1&eyr=2019&spr=0&epr=999999999999&at=Any<filt=1&ut=&mf=3060|747&sort=default&shw=15&cur=1&lsl=4&hsl=7&rs=0) brings an order of size :

FOR SALE
1992 Boeing 747-400-4056
$26,000,000
TTAF: 66,000 Hrs.

Location: CA, US
PW-4056 Engines
347 seats

Gears Due 2014
Recent C Check
HMV Due May 2010
875,000 MGTOW

In constrast, a 2001 Boeing 777-200ER (300 to 400 pax, max range 5,240 nautical miles or 9,700 km, MTOW 545,000 lbs, 2 * 77,000 lb of thrust, CRZ M.84) is sold at $49,000,000.
(the unitary price for a new 777-200 ER is reported at $ 269.5 millions)
(the unitary price for a new 747-8 is reported at $ 367.8 millions)

Some facts about the B744 :
April 29, 1988 First flight of the first 747-400.
416 to 524 passengers.
Max range : 7,260 nautical miles (13,450 km)
MTOW : 875,000 lbs
Thrust : 2 * 60 000 lb
CRZ : M.85
At the end of 2002, Boeing incorporated new Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) on all new 747-400s.


===========================
Continuing the 744/777 comparative, this time about freighter variants :


____ B744 ____

Total volume : 27 467 cu ft
Main Deck:
21,347 cu ft (605 cu m)
30 pallets, 96 in x125 in (244 cm x 318 cm)

Lower Deck:
5,600 cu ft (159 cu m)
32 LD-1 containers

Bulk Cargo:
520 cu ft (15 cu m)

Maximum Payload (2 options):
248,300 lbs (112,630 kg)
Optional 273,300 lbs (123,970 kg) available with maximum takeoff-weight limitation

____ 777 ____
Total volume:
23,051 cu ft (653 cu m)

Volume, Main Deck:
18,301 cu ft (518 cu m)
27 pallets, 96 in. x 125 in. (244 cm x 318 cm)

Volume, Lower Deck:
4,150 cu ft (117.5 cu m)
10 pallets, 96 in. x 125 in. (244 cm x 318 cm)
Bulk cargo: 600 cu ft (17.0 cu m )

Maximum Revenue Payload:
112 tons (102 metric tons)


===============================
Continuing this first review of the type 747, we will have a short review about fuel requirement and fuel costs.

Basis from a review of :
http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2014/04/15/analysis-of-deltas-widebody-replacement-options-for-767-300er-and-747-400/
This paper offers trip costs evaluations based on a 5500 nm flight.

= = =
Boeing 747-400 Fuel Planner

London to VVDN EGGW-VVDN (5303 NM)
Total Fuel: 302808 POUNDS
Fuel Time
Fuel Usage 276872 13:20
Reserve Fuel 25936 01:15
Fuel on Board 302808 14:35
Luton to Danang Intl
All weights in POUNDS
////////////
Price of FOB : 10 926 061 cts* ($ 109 260)
This is a cross-check of the evaluation of airwaysnews.com which states a $116 000 fuel cost for the 5500 nm trip in a 744.
Cross-check successfull.
////////////


= = =
Boeing 777-200 Fuel Planner

London to VVDN EGGW-VVDN (5303 NM)
Total Fuel: 244141 POUNDS
Fuel Time
Fuel Usage 223230 13:20
Reserve Fuel 20911 01:15
Fuel on Board 244141 14:35
Luton to Danang Intl
All weights in POUNDS
////////////
Price of FOB : 8 809 211 cts* ($ 88 092)
This is a cross-check of the evaluation of airwaysnews.com which states a $96 000 fuel cost for the 5500 nm trip in a 773.
Cross-check quite successfull.
////////////

= = =
Boeing 757-200 Fuel Planner

London to VVDN EGGW-VVDN (5303 NM)
Total Fuel: 119991 POUNDS
Fuel Time
Fuel Usage 109713 13:20 (83 400 lbs from my own interpolation of the 757 FCOM)
Reserve Fuel 10278 01:15
Fuel on Board 119991 14:35 (91 000lbs from my own interpolation of the 757 FCOM)
Luton to Danang Intl
All weights in POUNDS
////////////
Price of FOB : 4 329 572 cts* ($ 43 295) (3 283 505 cts based on my interpolation or $ 32 835)
////////////

=================================
* Data collected from http://fuelplanner.com/index.php
As a simplification fuelplanner.com as been used instead of FCOM figures for fuel.
(London to VVDN EGGW-VVDN (5303 NM))

Fuel Price October 17, 2014 : http://www.iata.org/publications/economics/fuel-monitor/Pages/price-analysis.aspx
About : 245 cts/gal

Using 6.79 lbs/gal.
then
the fuel price is 245 cts for 6,79 lbs.

Also using 1 U.S. cent => 0.01 U.S. dollars.

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FullHDcaptain YouTube channel

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzePCTGUIE8vNlNMvAwgMCg (lien externe)

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Transatvia.com Spotlight on (September issue)......

This time the spotlight is focussed on a video from the Youtube channel 'askcaptainscott' with some pretty interesting live explications about transoceanic procedures in a 747.

askcaptainscott


Carenado pour X-plane 10.30

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Carenado met à jour ses appareils pour X-Plane 10.30.

New aircraft versions for X-Plane 10.30
With the last X-Plane update (to10.30) new features are now possible in our aircraft.

One of the most important new feature is related to the incorporation of the GNS 430 and GNS530.

We decided to update all our fleet to 10.30 (or higher).
We are calling this new version: version 3 (v3).

Most important features of this fleet update are:

-Aircraft will only be for X-Plane 10.30 (or higher).
-Those aircraft with an old default GPS will be updated to the new GNS430 or GNS530.
-Plugin-enhanced (SASL, 32-bit and 64-bit).
-FPS-optimized models.
-NEW! Scroll wheel support.

We will be updating by groups of 4 or 5 aircraft every 3 weeks.

Customers just have to re download their aircraft from Carenado´s site or from the site they bought it from.

These are the aircraft updated in this batch:

Carenado C340 HD Series X-Plane
Carenado C90 King Air HD Series X-Plane
Carenado PA46 Malibu Mirage 350P HD Series X-Plane
Carenado B200 King Air HD Series X-Plane
Carenado CT206H Stationair HD Series X-Plane

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Projets à surveiller pour X-Plane 10

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Au nombre des projets à surveiller pour X-Plane 10

Le MD-80 de ROTATE SIM.
http://rotatesim.com/

Le 737-300 de IXEG.
http://ixeg.net/

S'il est certain que ce dernier projet sera d'une qualité technique inégalée, apportant dans X-Plane un cocpkpit et des systèmes identiques àn l'appareil réel, le niveau de spécificité technique (modélisation des pannes ? Degré de profondeur des systèmes électriques AC et DC ?) de la simulation du MD-80 est encore moins clair. Il a maintenant fallu presque 5 ans de développement pour le groupe IXEG, constitué de plusieurs ingénieurs, alors que le MD-80, produit par un développeur assisté de deux conseillers techniques semble être développé plus rapidement.

Quoiqu'il en soit, les deux appareils apportent un FMS avec SID et STAR, permettant la navigation RNAV. DU point de vue réel, ces deux appareils sont cependant un peu anciens pour respecter les spécifications RNP, qui sont l'autre série de certifications aux côtés du RNAV dans le schéma des certifications basées sur la performance de navigation. Par conséquent, il faudra attendre la modélisation d'appareils plus modernes pour suivre des approches RNAV-GNSS. Cependant, dans quelques années, les appareils de PMDG seront adaptés à X-Plane 10 (c'est PMDG qui l'annonce, dans la mesure de la demande et de la faisabilité technique actuellement en cours d'évaluation). Nous avons donc l'espoir de voir à moyen terme un 737NG hyper réaliste.

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Un site sur le MD-80

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Potentiellement utile pour accompagner la découverte du MD-80, quand la verstion de ROTATE sortira pour x-plane :

http://www.hilmerby.com/

http://www.hilmerby.com/ (lien externe)

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The winter link

Publication de plans de vols EGLL - LFLB et retour LFLB - EGLL dans la librairie de YART Yet Another Route Tool !

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New in YART 4.4

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OFP for the 737 (full METAR added, waypoints coordinates included) and OFP for the 727 updated (INS data added).

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CREATION/ EDITION/ CONVERSION de scènes sous X-Plane

CREATION/ EDITION/ CONVERSION de scènes sous X-Plane

1- Convertir avec FS2X-Plane

- Lors de la conversion d'une scene avec FS2Xplane (http://marginal.org.uk/x-planescenery/tools.html), utiliser le répertoire racine de FS2004 ou FSX comme source de librairie supplémentaire. Cela a pour effet de démultiplier le temps nécessaire à la compilation d'une scène mais permet de convertir tous les objets présents dans la scène, même ceux qui sont référencés dans des librairies extérieures aux librairies présentes dans le dossier de scène.

2- Modifier la distance de visibilité de certain objet (.obj), par exemple des fichiers HR à haute résolution (s'ils ne sont visibles que de très près dans le simulateur)

// ATTR_LOD
// LOD indique le début d'une nouvelle LOD, qui devrait être utilisé pour représenter l'objet lorsque le spectateur est entre = proche (inclusif) et = loin(exclusif), en mètres.

// ATTR_layer_group
// [Nouveauté 8.50:] X-Plane dessine les scènes par "groupes de couches" - tous les éléments du même groupe de couches sont dessinés avant tous les autres groupes, mais dans un groupe de couches, l'ordre de dessin peut être optimisé par X-Plane. Normalement, les groupes de couches sont déterminés par X-Plane en fonction du type de dessin. Les objets ont toujours eu leur propre groupe de couche.

// Lorsque le ATTR_layer_group est inclus quelque part dans un objet (il ne doit être utilisé qu'une fois, même si vous avez plusieurs LODs), ce dernier est dessiné dans un groupe de couches différent. Le décalage est utilisé pour augmenter la priorité - par exemple. est dessiné après , et est dessiné deux couches avant . Vous pouvez utiliser un décalage de -5 à + 5.

= Application

ATTR_LOD_draped 880
ATTR_draped
ATTR_layer_group_draped objects -1
TRIS 0 6

deviendra :

ATTR_LOD_draped 0 5000
ATTR_draped
ATTR_layer_group_draped objects -1
TRIS 0 6

3- Traiter le problème des fichiers aboutissant à une texture photoréaliste brouillée alors que la priorité doit être donnée aux objets HR (haute résolution) (à dessiner au-dessus)

4- Ajout d'effets d'éclairage : ajouter les lignes de paramètres dans le fichier objet désiré, sauvegarder l'objet.

Par exemple, pour les lampadaires d'aire de trafic utilisé dans les scènes FVFR (objets "lightpoletex") :

# Lights added per editor from default X-plane object apron_light.obj
# Emetteurs de lumiere a 20 metres du sol
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard 1.2513 20.0000 -1.2513 0.150 -0.455 -0.150 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard 1.2513 20.0000 1.2513 0.150 -0.455 0.150 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard -1.2513 20.0000 1.2513 -0.150 -0.455 0.150 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard -1.2513 20.0000 -1.2513 -0.150 -0.455 -0.150 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard 0.0000 20.0000 1.7696 -0.0 -0.455 0.210 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard 1.7696 20.0000 -0.0000 0.210 -0.455 0.000 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard 0.0000 20.0000 -1.7696 0.0 -0.455 -0.210 0.5 6.0
LIGHT_PARAM apron_light_billboard -1.7696 20.0000 -0.0000 -0.210 -0.455 0.000 0.5 6.0
# Autres effets de lumiere depuis environ 20 metres du sol
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_N 0.0000 20.5208 -1.7700
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_E 1.7696 20.5208 -0.0000
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_S 0.0000 20.5208 1.7696
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_W -1.7696 20.5208 -0.0000
LIGHT_CUSTOM 1.2513 20.5208 -1.2513 0.150 -0.455 -0.150 0.5 6.0 0.628 0.506 0.856 0.734
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_N 0.0000 20.5208 -1.7700
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_E 1.7696 20.5208 -0.0000
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_S 0.0000 20.5208 1.7696
LIGHT_NAMED apron_light_W -1.7696 20.5208 -0.0000

Ressource sur le sujet

http://wiki.x-plane.fr/index.php?title=.obj (lien externe)
How To Convert MSFS Scenery to X-Plane (lien externe)
Marginal → X-Plane Scenery → Tools (lien externe)

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Night Environment - France - Preview

See the video


A History of AVSIM : Thomas Verne Allensworth

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A History of AVSIM

=By the Staff of AVSIM Online=
=Revision Date: April 24, 2009=

Tom Allensworth had operated a Bulletin Board System from 1983 until approximately the fall of 1995. The BBS had started as the CAPENET while he lived on Cape Cod during the early ‘80’s, and was renamed THE VINE (The Virginia Information Network Exchange), when he moved to central Virginia in 1987. By the middle of 1995, the Internet was taking hold and the BBS concept seemed limited at best, when compared to the then international potential of the Internet.

Tom became a flight simulation enthusiast when he purchased his first computer, an Apple IIc in 1983 and had happened to purchase BAO’s Flight Simulator to go with it. He had taken flight lessons in the early ‘70’s for his PPL and had to drop out of active flying for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the lack of funds as a poor former sailor back at college using the G.I. Bill to get through. So, with the discovery of Bruce Artwick’s wonderful Flight Simulator 1, he was back in to aviation no matter the tenuousness of the connection.

Closing the VINE BBS was one of the toughest decisions he had to make. After 12 years of operation in one form or another, it was difficult to shut down. As time past however, Tom felt the need to get back into the online world in some fashion. In the closing months of 1996, the concept of AVSIM was born.

The initial concept for AVSIM was pretty straight forward. Write articles and capture images of the Flight Simulation genre, put it all into a neat HTML magazine format and a well packaged zip file, and make it available for download among the major library servers on the Internet (notably, the file library system run and maintained at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania – one of the first major file libraries for flight simulation). The first issue was uploaded to IUP and elsewhere on March 1st of 1997. Tom's original intent was for it to be a monthly magazine. That did not last long.

It became rapidly apparent that the flight simulation community was growing by leaps and bounds. Add-on releases, Freeware and other important growth enablers were happening at a blinding pace. A monthly magazine was not going to be adequate to report news that was indeed happening multiple times a day. Since the magazine was published in HTML, the answer was obvious. In April of 1997 AVSIM went online with its own, fledgling, web site.

Tom Allensworth departed on his angel flight at 0530 on the morning of the 4th of April 2015.

http://www.avsim.com/history/ (lien externe)

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Putting into active service the "Thomas Verne Allensworth"

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The iFly 747 v2 might be the best airplane I have ever flown with in FS2004.It would be unfair not to see all the incredible work that has been done. Also about the lightining. I love how is the dome light in the current version (not too bright) and backlighting is clearly a compromise resulting from a developpment choice (We are not in X-Plane with every and each light). In my medium configuration I achieve average to low average FPS in the VC, but for IFR for me that's fine enough since I can actually enjoy flying between two heavily modelled airports with a high resolution virtual cockpit, sufficient fluidity and very reasonnable VAS usage (just a little more VAS that the 737, so I guess it was tooken care of). Good job ! And if I need more for visuals I can switch to the wonderfull 2D for 25 FPS. The transformation from the 737, provided you follow the operation manual, is straightforward. Except for the high point of view which made me do a couple of go arounds in my first visual circuits (never been so high in a cockpit !). Last week I saw the B747-400 F-GITE in actual flight and a few days later I was able to fly this very immatriculation thanks to the Colin repaint for this very aircraft ! Woww !

I have made a couple of hand-made texture modifications : changing the chinese crew (the iFly team I guess) by diversity in the cockpit including occidental faces, changing the windows texture to get it smoother, changing the books covers in the cockpit storages for my airline SOP .

I also acquired FSUIPC. The total sounds a little expansive however the results are better with a registered version : longer than default battery life is required for startup, it's handy to assign axis for the spoiler accurately and the throttle is better handled by the autothrottle when the axis are set through FSUIPC than directly into FS. Also the 747 is a four engine aircraft (not easy to support on everyone desk - think to int 6 axis needed including spoilers and flaps !), so FSUIPC offers you to assign one axis for Engine 1 and 2 and one other axis for engine 3 and 4. Convenient. Of course officially the developper can't force you to buy an external product so fsuipc free also appears in the System Requirements.

I yet have to confirm the judment on this simulation in exploring the deepness of the systems and their accuracy of modellisation.

So now the time has come to put into service the Boeing 747-400 "Thomas V. Allensworth" under TransaTvia.com colors.

This bird flies at M.90, FL450 !

The transaTvia.com fleet (lien externe)

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Lido at navigraph.com

(external link)

Navtech charts are removed from the Navigraph offer for flight simulation charts. The new provider is Lufthansa Systems. You can take a look at navigraph, but take care : the pricing conditions and technical limitations of the offer have evolved !

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A new Hellenic aeronautical information publication website.

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) website (external link) and in particular the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) / Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) / Aeronautical Information Services Division (AIS) pages aims to provide information regarding the aeronautical publications of Greece. The new website has been put into service on the 10th of July 2014 (source : http://www.ypa.gr/en/news/welcome).

The picture below shows the new access to the aerodrome charts. While charts prior to 2013 are still old pixellised and scanned pictures (sometimes hand edited), new vectored charts are progressively released.
(external link)

The following picture shows the differences between providers in the depiction of the Thessaloniki airport in Greece. Those pictures are only very small extracts from the charts so, please do not use the pictures below for flight.

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X-Plane 10.40 is comming !

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"X-Plane 10.40 is a major feature release that includes changes to how DSFs are loaded, anonymous usage data tracking, and new ATC functionality". (Source : www.x-plane.com).

http://www.x-plane.com/search/page/3/ (lien externe)

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Flight Sim Con 2015

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An interesting video from froogle sim !

https://youtu.be/x27rGI3vtuc (lien externe)

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YART 4.9 : the 732 and the A300 !

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Hi, we have just published the version 4.9 of YART !

A lot of work has been done to provide the data for two additional aircraft. Now the Boeing 737-200 Original and the Airbus A300 operational flight plans are avalable when YART is used in advanced mode !

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Valencia X Elevation Issue

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If you just purchased Valencia X and are having some elevation issues with it and have UTX installed in the mean time, check this :

1/ go to scenery/wolrd/scenery.

2/ rename the file "UTX_LEVC_EUR.bgl" to "UTX_LEVC_EUR.BGL.off".

Do not touch the file "LEVC_ALT.bgl" which is part of Valencia X.

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New routes from Lyon, Paris, Clermont, Nice to Valencia then Sevilla and the way back.

Highlight : we just made it, we opened a new destination ! This time, we continue to expand our spanish network and on top of the current services to Sevilla and Granada we are very pleased to introduce a new all-year-round service to Valencia.


The Boeing 737-800 "Ville de Caen" parked on stand at Valencia airport.

03/03/16, 10:00 am


The Winter link 2016

February 2016


During the Winter season, our special service from London Heathrow and London Luton to the ski resorts is back ! Fly with us to the French and Austrian Alps !


Our Boeing 737-800 "Ville de Caen" parked on stand at Chambéry airport.


Problem with Budapest in P3D v3

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Beware of a problem with Budapest in P3D v3 !


Problem:
After installing Budapest_LHBP_v13_FSX_P3D_P3Dv2_Build9 , P3D v3 crashs with fatal error.

http://lhsimulations.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=070ae04aa9b613172deb2ba19b89ae60&topic=617.15

http://lhsimulations.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=070ae04aa9b613172deb2ba19b89ae60&topic=617.15 (lien externe)

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Settings for the MJC84 : how to ?

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The best method to set up the 125 MHz controls that the MJC84 simulation provides it to look for the usb game controllers box of Windows.

In the picture below, we start the USB game controller dialog box

In the picture below we show the Game controller as well as an extract of the mjc84.ini file

In the example above, each device has been identified from bottom to top in the game controller box. This order has been kept to set up the mjc84.ini file located in SimObjects/Airplanes/Q400/ini.

As the Flight sim Yoke is in position #4 (starting with zero), it becomes J4 in the INI file.

To determine if an axis is "X", "Y" or is named "R", start the registred version of FSUIPC if you have it. Moving the selected axis in FSPUIC interface will present you the name of the axis, either X, Y or R. In the example above, the rudder axis of the Combat Rudder Pedals was found to be the axis "R" in FSUIPC. By trials and errors (to discriminate between Rx, Ry and Rz), this could then be set to Rz in the INI file.


De Sao Paulo à Rio de Janeiro

Le visionnage des vidéos YouTube de Rodrigo David (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mug2fJd3vmc (lien externe)), mises en lien par Jean-MIchel Hirson sur le forum du réseau de pilote virtuels IVAO et qui met en scène un Airbus 320 de la compagnie Avianca à Rio de Janeiro et Sao Paulo m'a amené à découvrir la terre du Brézil ! Pour moi, qui écume la méditerranée (lien externe), c'est une première, je suis donc allé voler virtuellement sous les cieux de Rio et de Sao Paulo sous Prepar3D.

Les routes sont accessibles en NON-RNAV - ie. les routes sont ouvertes aux anciens appareils dotés de tableaux de bord à cadrans à aiguilles dans lequel le pilote fait la navigation en se calant sur des radiophares émettant depuis le sol sur des fréquences définies et pas sur des points virtuels de l'espace. Pour faire le pont aérien entre Sao Paulo et Rio de Janeiro, il est possible de sélectionner des routes basées sur des NDB (à savoir les premières radio-balises utilisées dans l'histoire de l'aviation) ! Aucun problème donc pour suivre ces routes et approches en navigation conventionnelle. (Pas question de faire du "RNP AR + RF" en RNP 0.1 avec le Fokker 27).
Ca fait du bien parfois de repasser en navigation conventionnelle sur un tromblon à cadrans analogiques, et de suivre des routes NDB (même pas basées sur des VOR - ie. des radiobalises inventées plus tardivement et ayant pris majoritairement le pas sur les NDB -, les VOR ne sont qu'en flanquement) comme dans les années 50, aux aiguilles qui plus est. Tout en restant réaliste : ces routes sont en vigueur aujourd'hui ! Rien à voir avec la programmation d'un ordinateur de bord en phase de prévol, qui est la normale aujourd'hui sur des appareils modernes ou rétro-usinés avec des systèmes de navigation intégrateurs.

Particulièrement,je souligne la combinaison :
- d'une approche NDB avec des minimas de l'ordre du millier de pieds à Santos Dumont/Rio !
- du brouillard (première fois que je doute de pouvoir me poser, à cause de la MDA élevée d'une approche NDB, et des conditions qui régnaient au moment de faire l'approche) : ça fout la frousse, ou plutôt, pour rester modéré, le suspens, alors qu'en RNP APCH, avec ces minimas de l'ordre de 200 pieds, on n'en a plus bcp, de ce suspens, en B738 sur une destination européenne lambda...
- du relief !
- de la densité de population extrême !
- des pistes très courtes !

Ouaou !!

Sao Paulo -> Rio sur Skyvector :


Extrait de la procéure d'approche NDB sur les piste 02/20 de SBRJ Santos Dumont (Source : Ministry of Defense, Brazil) :


En approchant de Rio, le brouillard s'installe :


Et les reliefs sont présents :


Arrivée à la MDA, ouf, on a 'visuel' :






Et on coupe tout chez TAM Cargo :


Le Fokker Friendship est le Fokker 27 de Just Flight (lien externe), modifiée par mes soins en version cargo. Voir aussi ici (lien externe).

La scène de Santos Dumont est de Tropical Sim (lien externe).


Au fait, j'en ai profité pour mettre à jour YART ¡ Yet Another Route Tool !© avec l'AIS/AIP brésilien.

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Departure Date

Departure Date by "Virgin America Produced" (lien externe)

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Actualités

Dans les actualités de la rentrée de Septembre 2016, la publication (enfin !) d'une superbe scène de l'aéroport de Cilipi, qui dessert la capitale dalmate qu'est Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik, autrefois connue sous le nom de Raguse, la perle de l'Adriatique, concurrente de Venise, à la croisée des influences musulmanes (mais synchrétiques dans la région) de l'empire ottoman et de l'empire austro-hongrois dont la République de Raguse fût la vassale, assiégée dès le 7ème siècle par les navires du califat établi sur la côte Sud de la méditerranée, province française de l'empire de Napoléon au 19ème siècle qui construisit un fort sur ses hauteurs, assiégée par les Serbes en 1993, restaurée par l'UNESCO après les bombardements.

Dubrovnik, donc, est disponible pour FSX et P3D.

L'aéroport de Dubrovnik est situé sur la commune de Cilipi, proche de l'habitat originel de Caveat, dont on trouve des traces datant de l'empire romain et des provinces hyliriennes auxquelles la dalmatie fut rattachée. Son code OACI est LDDU.

C'est ORBX qui le vend. N'oubliez pas d'installer les librairies ORBX FTX Global, disponibles en téléchargement séparé.

Et puis, avec l'aéroport de Split (LDSP), également disponible pour FSX et P3D, il n'y a plus de raisons de ne pas avoir exploré la côte croate au simulateur avec le nouvel airbus 320 de FlightSimLabs ! Et c'est tellement proche en avion de la métropole française !

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PMDG NGX and Windows updates

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Recen tly I was forced to update Windows 10 64-bits to its 1607 version, the so-called Anniversary update. But afterwards, it was impossible to use the PMDG NGX on Prepar3d 3 anymore. I tried to resintall theNGX but with no results. It appears that the problem was the missing MSVCR100.dll.

Maybe it was removed by the Anniversary update. So to solve the problem and be able to use the NGX again, I had to reinstall the following softwares :

Package redistribuable Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/download/details.aspx?id=5555 (lien externe)

Package redistribuable Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/download/details.aspx?id=14632 (lien externe)

Both needed to be installed as P3D and pending softwares are 32 bits.

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Ditch point for the FSL320-X cfg

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// ditching
point.13=3, -80.0000000, -5.00, -8.0, 2200, 0, 0.00, 0.00, 1.0, 1.0, 0.2, 0.0, 0.0, 5, 0.0, 0.0 //Left Wing Scrape

point.14=3, -80.0000000, 5.00, -8.0, 2200, 0, 0.00, 0.00, 1.0, 1.0, 0.2, 0.0, 0.0, 6, 0.0, 0.0 //Right Wing Scrape

point.15=3, -20.0000000, 00.00, -7.0, 2200, 0, 0.00, 0.00, 0.2, 0.2, 0.2, 0.0, 0.0, 4, 0.0, 0.0 //Fuselage Scrape

point.16=3, -80.0000000, 00.00, -7.0, 2200, 0, 0.00, 0.00, 1.0, 1.0, 0.2, 0.0, 0.0, 9, 0.0, 0.0 // Tail Scrape

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After Navtech and LIDO, Navigraphs goes Jeppesen

After Navtech and LIDO, Navigraphs goe Jeppesen and offers night mode, geolocalisation of your plane on the map

In the animation below, we see the Jeppesen thumbnail for some VHHH SID, in regular and new enhanced format, as well as a part of the LIDO layout for the same departure. It seems Jeppesen and it's new geolocalised format is catching up LIDO layout in term of environnemental awarness and also draws more attention to altitude and speed limits, now in colors.



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Updating P3D default navigation data is now possible

Updating P3D default navigation data is now possible since a company has now translated the Jeppesen data from Navigraph into BGL files for FSX and P3D. We wanted to provide an insight on this new service and went to a 3 months subscriptions for a small fee. (You also need a valid Navigraph subscription, which is checked during the activation process to unlock the download of the BGLs).

The update brings three new directories. Per default, they are stored in your Document directory, which I dislike and I moved them later to my scenery directory. The activation of the new data is a matter of adding those folders into scenery.cfg, on top of your other sceneries.

The original data is kept untouched in Scenery / World / scenery and are just taken over by the new files due to their higher priority.

Here are the results.

In the pictures below, we show the communication frequencies available at LFLC Clermont-Ferrand airport in France before (first picture) and after (second picture) the update with the BGLs from fsAerodata. You can see an increase in available frequencies. A crosscheck with the AIP confirms they are now up to date.

Then below, we show the airpace around LFLC Clermont-Ferrand airport before (first picture) and after (second picture) the update with the BGLs from fsAerodata. You can see an increase in depicted volumes ith accurate (not shown) vertical limits. A crosscheck with the AIP confirms they are now up to date.

In the next panel below, we show the improved airspace around LGSA airport, as well as added IFR procedures for LGIR including the very new RNP APCH for runway 27. We show the default location of the BGLs in the Documents folder as well as a screenshot of the fsAerodata automated tool to download and activate the scenery. But we also show that approaches with RF-legs are not fully supported.

Also the default GPS has been updated in P3D (the new p3dgps.gau) to be able to read SID and STAR, ATC will not recognised them, and will vector you to the IAF or you can ask an approch with the correct transition (since approaches are now updated). So you'll have to fly SID and STAR on your own, as shown on the fsAerodata forum below.

In the end, this is a fresh start for the simulator and for add-ons that use the default FS or P3D navigation databank. For people using liners with their own databank, then it will be usefull to gather the recent Navaids. If you use the default ATC, it will be also usefull rather than cheat the software and ask the ATC for the old approaches when you will be in fact flying the recent approaches from your FMS. I don't think it is usefull to update on a monthly basis however. Getting fresh 2017 data today (and keep it for a few months without updating at each AIRAC) seems fair enough. Since we did learn how to fly in a very outadated simulator since today we might afford that compromise.

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Lu sur le web

TransaTvia écrit :

"my favourite after getting off an aircraft is to type in:

I.SAID.INVALID.ENTRY.YOU.IDIOT

and then line select that to any field e.g. ZFW so you get the

INVALID ENTRY msg

so when the next guy comes along, he/she sees INVALID ENTRY, they clear the message and then see I.SAID.INVALID.ENTRY.YOU.IDIOT"

http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-267759.html (lien externe)

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Creator update

J'avais déjà eû le problème avec Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

J'avais réinstallé Visual 2010 pour rétablir la fonctionnalité perdue des PMDG et Ivap.

Cette fois-ci, voici le chemin que j'ai dû faire pour que l'installateur de Visual 2010 me laisse le droit de le réinstaller, après Windows 10 Creator Update :

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- désintallation de Microsoft Visual C++ 2015, 2013 et 2010 en x86 sans toucher aux versions x64...
- réinstallation de MV2010_x86 (uniquement la version x86)

j'ai donc au final :
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MV 2005 x86
MV 2005 x64
MV 2008 x86
MV 2008 x64
MV 2010 x86
MV 2010 x64
Mv 2013 x64
Mv 2015 x64

-> Ivap_config.exe peut à nouveau se lancer.  :D

puis en ajoutant
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  <Launch.Addon>
    <Name>IvAp</Name>
    <Disabled>False</Disabled>
    <Path>C:\Program Files (x86)\IVAO\IvAp v2\ivap_fsx_bootstrap.dll</Path>
    <Commandline>
    </Commandline>
  </Launch.Addon>
dans C:\ProgramData\Lockheed Martin\Prepar3D v3\dll.xml qui y avait disparu

-> je récupère la possibillité de lancer Ivap depuis le menu Add-ons à l'intérieur du simulateur.


A lire aussi :
Quote
Microsoft Visuals are another story. They are not backward compatible  (...)Recently, Orbx/FTX, ASN, and PMDG upgraded their software to MSV 2010 so that version is required (as well as a requirement for P3D). If the proper version is not installed, the product will not even start up.

FSX also needs dotnet 2.0 to run. (...) I saw that Orbx/FTX, who required 3.5, upgraded their products for dotnet 4.0 or 4.5
Source : www.avsim.com/forums/

Fichiers :
Package redistribuable Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/download/details.aspx?id=5555

Package redistribuable Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x64)
http://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/download/details.aspx?id=14632

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Quick tool box !

TransaTvia écrit :

Charts :
https://navdatapro.aerosoft.com/ or https://beta.charts.navigraph.com/#/login.

Transatvia.comTutorial : How to invert screen colours at night ? (17th nov. 2017). Transatvia.com

Negative Screen :
http://arcanesanctum.net/other/NegativeScreen-custom-multi-monitor.exe

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Embraer forP3D4

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ReadontheFeelthere forum today:


Dear Folks,

Please let me give you an update about the development and release of the EMB v2 for P3D4.
Yes, the development is over and even the testing is over. The product will be released in around middle of December (this year) if everything is goes as planned.

It's a purely compatibility update and there will be no new functions. In fact during night time you need to turn Dynamic Lighting OFF to have a proper night texture in the VC. This is a limitation we will clearly indicate on the product page. We understand the visual model is behind some today's standard and the price will reflect it. Currently we are looking for the price range at around $24.99

Based on your feedback we consider bringing the rest of the Embraer fleets into P3D4 too in the future.



Thank you



Vic

http://forum.simflight.com/topic/84505-emb-v2-for-p3d4/ (lien externe)

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LFPO Patch

André écrit :

Merci pour ce renouveau d'Orly.
Devenu indispensable pour la scène d'Aérosoft, cet aéroport évolue toujours et grâce à vous s'approche un peu plus de la réalité.
Bien cordialement à tous.
Un modeste réalisateur de scène (LFBD_2016 d'Aquitaine Simulation)
André

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