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« on: July 27, 2007, 12:54:09 AM »

Just got it and man is it hard. I am starting out gave shift with just a few aircraft as I have learned that things can really get out of hand quickly.
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 01:02:16 AM »

I would start with departure. It's pretty easy- just clear them to the altitude that was scratched out on the tab, they're on their own nav from the start, so you just need to watch and make sure they don't run into each other.

I'm up to working the dense arrivals at ORD or ATL. I can't do both arr and dep at the big airports yet (sometimes it seems not humanly possible).
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 03:05:36 AM »

Yeah in real life one person controls a sector of only arrivals or departures unless it is a really light load like late night. The sim rocks so if you're tired of firs person shooters and need more of a mental challenge, it's like 3 D chess.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 12:48:09 PM »

Ya, when I'm bored, I'll just spend an hour on the scope.
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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 01:28:54 PM »

hey guys

i had thought about getting this a year ago  but i din;t have th cash at the time. do you guys think its worth the cash. the the pro. edition woth it to get. does atc2 have voice recination.

thanks
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 01:55:47 PM »

It does have voice recognition, but I have yet to try it out. I don't feel like speaking slowly like I'm talking to a two year old. The voices aren't really that great though. It's about as good as the Microsoft voices. Not near as good as the Flight Sim X voices. I hear that you get a discount if you are pursuing an aviation degree, or something like that. When you get good at it though, it gets old.
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 05:58:00 PM »

You guys need to spend your 'talents' on vatsim, that is, if you have any. This will prove your skills.  evil
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 10:53:06 AM »

Yeah in real life one person controls a sector of only arrivals or departures unless it is a really light load like late night. The sim rocks so if you're tired of firs person shooters and need more of a mental challenge, it's like 3 D chess.

i guess youve never worked the south sat positions at C90, were in the real world we work MDW arrivals and depatures at the same sector
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 12:27:50 PM »

No I haven't.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 12:41:04 PM »

Go with VATSIM, its free, and best of all you can speak and someone from somewhere will respond.....
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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2007, 01:38:11 PM »

I tried VATSIM, but maybe I'm just too lazy. I don't feel like going through the training they have. I already know what I'm doing. The first guy that was assigned me wasn't really friendly or helpful (from ZHU).
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2007, 02:19:23 PM »

I'm sorry for that, come join us at ZNY, its a challenge, and you can progress quickly if you know your stuff
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« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2007, 03:00:35 PM »

I tried VATSIM, but maybe I'm just too lazy. I don't feel like going through the training they have. I already know what I'm doing.

Computer sims are sure fun. I never tried ATC2, but have spent hours playing ATCC and love it. However, VATSIM is still something different from an AI simulator. You'll need a much greater knowledge of the ATC procedures and phraseology to work VATSIM traffic, because the types of flights vary greately from one to another, and you'll often be dealing with traffic to multiple airports 400 miles away.

Don't let the previous experience discourage you, and give VATSIM another try. There's a whole lot to learn to work VATSIM traffic, and it will actually make you a better controller. It can be as difficult as an enjoyable process, and can get you addicted easily. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2007, 03:49:10 PM »

I'm sure most VATSIMmers are already addicted, same here.  wink
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2007, 03:15:34 PM »

Well I'm up to 37k a year now Woo Hoooo!
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