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  1. New Airport Request

    Thanks Vic. I shall wait in line with the others. Also KBOS is an interesting airport.
  2. New Airport Request

    For Vic & the FeelThere team I know you guys are working on airports & Upgrades but I wonder if KSFO is on your short list. I was watching KSFO on fltRadar 24 & listening on Live ATC last night and realised how mush I enjoyed working KSFO on Twr2011. Kev M Brisbane Australia
  3. Continuing Flights

    Craig, Thanks for looking at this. The AAL flight is interesting. Looking at the schedules from Flight Aware, AAL 108 HNL-LAX (A321) arrives about 15:30. at a certain gate. AAL108 LAX-LHR (772) departs about 18:05 from a different gate. Any ongoing passengers have to go to a different gate to board what is in reality a new flight, albeit with the same Flt Nbr. This means from an operational viewpoint it is a new flight with a different A/C type, new crew etc. But, from a tower3D viewpoint it is a continuing flight as it has the same flight nbr. As it has a type change and as per your AS 738/739 example it would probably not show. I wonder if Vic has any ideas on this one. Kev M
  4. SERVICE PACK FOR REAL TRAFFIC AND REAL COLORS

    Thank you to FeelThere & Nygeres Design for announcing the new updates as a new post subject & highlighting it in capitals. I have catalogued most of the RC packages & notice a large number of duplicate files, where the same file appears for several airport files. Is there a possibility of combining all the common operators (US, Canadian,) into one download package? The program cross references to all the files when it loads. i.e. when running KLAS without the KLAS RC file, all the liveries for most operators are already there. They are accessed from other RC files. That would give one "domestic" package for all US airports. A second package could be made up of the foreign operators that operate into the various US airports. This would mean updating two packages instead of several and not having to download 4 or 5 packages. Now for non US airports (when they are released) the foreign package or a new package could be produced. It probably would not be as profitable for Nygeres but it might be easier for them to update one big file rather than update several. Maybe a small nominal charge could be made for updates that include a large number of new liveries changes or new packages but no charge for fixes. This might initially seem out of left field but might be worth a consideration in the future when more airports are out there. Kev M
  5. Rotate ADIRS Display?

    Regarding the ADIRS, this has been something that I have thought about for some time. I am not an ATC controller but I would have thought that at AP's like KPHL where all of the movement area is on one side, the ADIRS display in the twr would have been the same as seen from the twr windows. i.e the tower basically faces Sth & the ADIRS in the program is showing Nth up as they all do in the Tower program airports. Surely an A/c taxiing from a R/H terminal as viewed from the window should show on the ADIRS in the tower as coming from the right, not have to determine its position from a display that is sort of upside down. Also an A/C landing on 27 L/R is seen coming from the right from the twr but shows up coming from the left on the ADIRS. The ground controller would want to see the ADIRS display in front of him/her as seen from the tower window. not reversed in any way. If I am wrong, someone will surely let me know in a big way. Enjoying KLAS. Kev M
  6. Continuing Flights

    There was a problem with Tower 2011 where a flight arrived and departed using the same flight number in the same session, the second flight was normally ignored. To fix this it was necessary to change one of the flight numbers to a unique number. This took quite a lot of effort. especially for operators like OO etc. where there were a lot of these flights. Ques. Is this still a problem with Tower 3DPro as LAS has several of the flights. Also there are a couple of duplicate flight in the schedule. These are easy to delete but going through the schedule making sure there are no duplicate flight numbers by the same operator can be quite time consuming. Maybe I'm getting lazy Kev M
  7. Tower3D; Duplicate IATAs in Airlines file

    I have mentioned this many times before, but it still occurs in every Real Traffic update. I never install any new airport or update to the Real Colour or Real Traffic without first putting them into a spare folder & going through them for errors like listed above. Also backing up all my files that are in use. As I do individual schedules for each airport I never us the published ones as they don't cover some flights. I compare the new airlines file with the current one that I use & amend the current one as required, if required. This makes sure there are no redundant or fallen flag airlines in them. For the ICAO & IATA codes, in real life there are duplicates & if you look at them closely, they usually are airlines that would not operate in the same area. I just delete or // out those who would not operate into the airports on Tower. Even the terminal files sometimes need tweaking. After tweaking, you can copy them into the correct folder. How many times do we need to tell Nyerges about these airlines that no longer exist or duplicates. On another note & requested before, how hard would it be for FeelThere to post a sticky with theirs & Nyergers latest program revision/SP so we don't have to go through the process of going into the purchasers websites to find out that you already have the latest version. Also we would know when a new version is published. As long as we don't go as far as Microsoft & force updates to you. Next job is to download KLAS, & get it up & running. Kev M
  8. To add my 2 cents to the grouping discussion: Below is an extract from the Australian AIP Dated May 2017. Grouping is the preferred call sign method here as well "4.16.1 Within Australian airspace, “group form” is the preferred means of transmitting callsign/flight number. Group form should also be used with military and other aircraft using a rootword callsign with numeric suffix. "
  9. Tower!3D Schedules

    A small trap for schedule creators is A/C arriving & departing using the same flight numbers. This is mostly "Express" or "Connection" type operators. In Tower 2011 & 3D is probably the same, if one operators A/C arrives & departs in the same session with the same flt nbr, the departure one may not move from the terminal or be ignored because the game has already handled an A/C of that operator with that flt nbr. What I do is go through the schedule & change any duplicate flt nbrs on one operator to make them all unique. That way all flights are recognised. To do this I import the .txt file to Excel & manipulate it there, then convert it back to a .txt file. All this might seem old hat to the older players but might be of value the newer guys making their own schedules. Kev M
  10. Tower!3D Schedules

    Agrajag Sorry I was a bit slow getting back As I made the schedule from scratch, although the data come from flight aware I feel I can share it without causing any problems with copyright. My KPHL .txt file is attached. A little hint: If you want to Stop an A/C appearing in the game but not delete it from the list open a text editor and put // in front of the entry. It will be ignored. This is handy for when the schedule is too busy for you to handle but don't want to delete the A/C from the schedule. Kev M kphl_schedule.txt
  11. Gameplay Reference Cards

    Nole JP. Do a google search on the airport you are interested in. One hit is a Wikipedia for that A/P site. Open that. It gives you a list of the operators into the airport & the cities they serve. It is reasonably accurate & updated regularly. That's how I make sure that I don't miss out on an airline in mt home made schedules. Kev M
  12. Tower!3D Schedules

    Agrajag, To help explain why the cargo A/C turn the wrong way exiting the runway:- The logic in tower 2011 was that arriving A/C always exited the runway towards the side with the most gates. I guess the same logic was applied to Tower 3D. That's why all the A/C turn off towards the passenger terminal. As Willem said, use the vacate right command for the cargo terminal. I use KPHL a lot and have both cargo arrivals & departures. Depends on schedule time. I always make my schedules using flight aware schedules, suitably modified to make it more realistic. Have fun Kev M
  13. TOWER!3D PRO HAS BEEN RELEASED

    To Mike T I bought a $35 plantronics headset from JB Hi Fi. The ear pad foam all fell apart. I then bought a $9.00 internet headset from Coles. It works fine & for that price, replacement is easy. Still using it after many months/years. Kev M
  14. Tower!3D/Tower!3DPRO KLAS Airport

    OK guys, nice to see more airports coming online, but what about us in the down-under land of Australia. What about Sydney (YSSY). Lots of movements and operators. Interesting airport for parallel runway ops with cross runway sim ops at same time. It would probably be upside down to you guys.though. (Only Joking). Keep up the good work.
  15. KPHL 26 traffic

    Amit' Your right, a tracon controller (arrival in my part of world) would normally send an A/C to a runway suitable of its operation (length etc.). FeelThere Tower does not have that function and randomly sends A/C to the specified active runways. What I do at airports like KPHL that have short runways not suitable for all traffic is to activate one or more runways that will take all A/C and manually vector the smaller types to the shorter runway. That way you can control what operates on the short runways. KBOS is another example (in Tower2011) with Runways 15L,33R & 14,32 being short. It adds to the game. Another interesting thing is if you have a slow A/C arriving in front of a jet on the same runway, the jet can easily run into the back of the slow A/C if you are not careful. All good fun Kev M
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