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  1. DeltaVII

    Departure

    Thanks for letting me know to never ever fly with Southwest. It's frustrating how basically nothing was learnt from Colgan or ValuJet, but it also explains how the FAA could let Boeing basically self-issue the air-worthiness certificate for the Max 8... (Context)
  2. DeltaVII

    Speech recognition performance&weather

    I noticed that, too, but I thought it was somehow a feature. However, it occurred to me mostly with engine noise from aircraft parking next to the tower at any weather, like the Delta ramp at Kennedy or the Terminal 3 gates E15, E14, E12 at McCarran.
  3. DeltaVII

    Vueling SR issues

    I pronounce it "Voo-a-ling". Although that's not how you pronounce it in Spanish, but this is an English engine, so...
  4. DeltaVII

    CYVR

    For me, the main issue with KMEM is not the one-dimensional traffic flow (either in or out), but the fact that the Fedex ramp is very unpleasant to work with as one single monolith. When all the cargo aircraft arrive, you fill up from the east to the west, which is simply boring. There's no management to do. Yawn. If that ramp was divided into multiple ramps (gates 100-125, 130-135+350-359, 200-262, 452-463, 500-656, 669-680, 800-817, 740-762+820-847+900-969), that would make it completely different and more interesting to work with. But this way...? Meh. Add to that the unnecessary collisions in the 200's ramp due to heavies being allowed there, even if there's not enough wingtip clearance past other parking aircraft, and it becomes a pain in the ass.
  5. DeltaVII

    CYVR

    I propose developing the new Istanbul airport IST. Because the way the planners f-, erm, I mean, messed up sure makes it a challenge bigger than the 1500 power hour at KATL. 😂
  6. DeltaVII

    CYVR

    Didn't anyone notice, or didn't anyone bother? I wonder, because there should have been discussions by now, as I thought... hm.
  7. DeltaVII

    EDDM Gata to runway bug

    The game automatically assigns flights from the schedule to terminals, if there's not assignment for that airline at all. So just distribute the airlines from 1B and 1C to other terminals. The game does read the data correctly - if all those data are correctly formatted by the one making them. However, it stops loading when the schedule contains an aircraft unknown to the engine, because it's not in the respective airplane file. Like the BCS3 missing from Joe's KBOS airplane file. Mistakes happen (especially when you provide FREE STUFF such as a schedule that took lots of UNPAID hours to make), and if you're able to read the log file, it's even easy to fix - and kindly leave a note in the thread so the maker can fix it.
  8. DeltaVII

    KPHL fail

    They haven't even opened a wishlist by now. So my guess is Tower!3D II will take another three to four years from now.
  9. DeltaVII

    KPHL fail

    To a certain extent, this is realistic. There definitely ARE stupid pilots out there missing their assigned exit, and it's the ATC's job to keep an eye on it. Unfortunately, I don't think this is an intended feature by FeelThere. I have yet to find out when a virtual pilot reads back "unable to land, the runway is too short" and when he/she accepts the exit and takes the next one (sometimes on the opposite side). Yup. When I'm ATC at LEBL, there are multiple occations where I have to issue a Go-Around. Mostly in Western flow operations on 7L with A321s exiting R1 after having completed their landing short of runway 2 and creeping up to the exit with another aircraft on short final. Same goes for middle and long-range jets following a CRJ at JFK's 4R/22L. Regional jets in general are problematic, including the Dash-8s, because of their landing speeds and distances which make especially the CRJs miss most exits by an inch and creep up to the next one at 19 kts (because braking action in Tower3D is fixed by aircraft type and not calculated for the best performance to the next reachable or assigned exit). That's what I love the A319 and B757 for. They are the easiest to handle on almost any airport.
  10. Nah, I did it the easy way: After ending the Tower3D task I took a good look at the logfile (I always start the game through the batch file) and found the error message stating that this particular aircraft type was unknown. Then I tried again. And in terms of the "more aircraft models" - he doesn't. The A220 is in the game since (I think) LEBL came out. At least, airplane_texpack16.manifest is the earliest occurrence of a livery for this model that I could find (Air Baltic, Swiss).
  11. @Kim @EliGrim Look up in the KBOS airplane file whether you have the CS3 (BCS3) aircraft in the list. Copying it in from another airport's aircraft file did the trick for me.
  12. I already wanted to go home, but there were two guys I caught coming out of nowhere. The first one was one of two flights from the regional airport Heide Büsum (EDXB /HEI), a Cessna 172 with the registration D-EOSG (the other was D-EFLL), registered to an aviation club and flight school called "Hanseatischer Fliegerclub Hamburg e.V." which is residing at HAM and connected to Lufthansa. The other one was a Cessna Citation Latitude (C68A) flying for NetJets Europe (a Portugal-based subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and a sister company to NetJets - probably better known with their callsign "EXECJET", while this European airline's callsign is "FRACTION"). This one was registered "CS-LTA" and came from Bern (LSMB / BRN). The following aircraft were nothing out of the ordinary - two A319s from Austrian (OS173, OE-LDA from Vienna / VIE) and Swiss (LX1056, HB-IPU from Zurich / ZRH), a Eurowings B738 (EW7657, D-ABKN from Heraklion / HER) and a Lufthansa "Star Alliance" A321 from the Tower!3D world out of Munich (EDDM / MUC), flight LH2070, registration D-AIRW. The only reason for me to stay was this last one that I don't see too often when I'm away from the keyboard: An Embraer 190, registration "PH-EZN", this time in KLM Cityhopper livery (flight KL1781 from EHAM / AMS). After this one, I went home for an hour to relax, until I had to leave again. Because at 16:25 was the scheduled departure time for the A380... The first departure from runway 33, however, was this Ryanair Boeing 737-8 (EI-DYF) operating flight number FR7184 to Palma de Mallorca (LEPA / PMI). Another GA aircraft, a Cessna 525 Citation Jet CJ1 (D-ICEY) going somewhere in Swiss canton Ticino or northern Italy, as far as I could find, then a Eurowings A320 (D-AEWF) to Pristina (LYPR / PRN) and the Speedbird A320neo (G-TTNF) that I mentioned earlier (now back to Heathrow with flight number BA965) departed, before Emirates made their way back home to Dubai (EK60). It's quite something to see, hear and especially feel this fat baby take off. Because 30 seconds after it passed my position behind the fence about 50 or 60 meters from the runway, a storm caught me off-guard that went as quickly as it came. I couldn't believe that the wake turbulence from this beast was so strong! WOW!
  13. So, I was at my home airport HAM / EDDH yesterday. I even refused to listen to the web radio broadcast of my home team (Hamburger SV) playing against Aue. What was so special? Well, not this Speedbird A320neo (BAW965 from Heathrow / EGLL / LHR, registration G-TTNF) landing on runway 05. And I couldn't help but notice there were service vehicles ("Verkehrsaufsicht" - "Traffic supervision") waiting at taxiway D1 short of the displaced portion of the runway. But why? They were not waiting for this Air France A318 (AF1710 from Paris Charles de Gaulle / LFPG / CDG - registration F-GUGO). And they weren't interested in this "hearty" Condor A321 (CFG1565 from Jerez de la Frontera / LEJR / XRY - D-AIAD) either. But what was it? It was the next aircraft that appeared on the horizon over Niendorf. And it was the one that a dozen planespotters were waiting for on this Easter saturday. Tadaaaaa... "Our" Airbus A380-842 from Emirates Airlines (A6-EUS). Flight UAE59, fresh from Dubai (OMDB / DXB) on its first afternoon rotation since the A388 started serving EDDH on October 29, 2018. "Funny" fact (not so much for me, to be honest): When this gentle giant of the skies approached runway 05, three minutes before touchdown, it flew right over the arena where Hamburger SV (who have "Emirates" as their main sponsor on their chest!) was playing one of his key home matches - and just at that moment it flew over the roof of the stadium, HSV's goalie failed to do his job and allowed the opposition to score the lead, as if he way busy looking at the A388... I wish I was joking - but that really happened. Right after the A380 passed, the two service vehicles entered the runway, like they always do after every landing and every takeoff of the A380 to check the runway for FOD before the next landing. So, effectively for this little, but to some Tower!3D players quite well-known little guy: The Vueling A320 (EC-MVN) coming from Barcelona (LEBL / BCN). And, of course, for general aviation aircraft like this Piper PA-46-500TP (N308ST). I don't know where it came from, though. It might have been Mönchengladbach (EDLN / MGL) where it seems to be based. Less exciting: Flight LH16, a A320neo (D-AIND) from Frankfurt (EDDF / FRA).
  14. DeltaVII

    GPU Usage?

    Yeah, T3D does grill the GPU, even when paused and/or escaped. So you better keep the fans clean at all times.
  15. DeltaVII

    NEO AIRCRAFT - Community Input Required

    Forget the two WOW Air Neos - the airline has ceased operations. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/wow-air-ceases-operations-and-cancels-all-flights-456970/
  16. DeltaVII

    EDDM Gata to runway bug

    I guess he experienced what I found (but somehow always missed for documentation): A plane missing its path on pushback and subsequently either 1) spinning around backwards trying to catch it after not being separated from the tug despite calling ready for taxi (that's a bug I found on several airports such as JFK - at the MA ramp with the two Terminal-1-side gates closest to the building -, LEBL - at the GA-side EN ramp, or at EDDM's Terminal 2 alongside W2, mostly with the Dash-8s from Luxair or Croatia), or 2) just going offroad, parallel to W2 and across the runway into nowhere (unless it hits another aircraft in the process, I guess), which is what happened once or twice in my gameplay.
  17. DeltaVII

    LEBL Bugs

    Holding points at LEBL in general just seem to be suggestions... 😉
  18. DeltaVII

    Gatwick (EGKK) Bugs

    Can you add the output_log.txt from that session? The forum rule is: "No log - no bug". At no. 1: The sim can't be instructed to use a taxiway twice, which you implicitly did. If you wanted to have the aircraft departing from H, you would have to say "EZY8575, runway 08R AT H via K Q ZZ". Other than that, the only way to use H from ZZ for a full-length departure is to go back to J. But I guess taxiway H is one-way only, so to return to J the sim had to utilize G. At no. 2: We'd need a log to analyze what happened. At no. 3: 5 miles in Tower is not enough, since the line-up process already takes up 42 seconds (26L) or a little more (08R). I've done some calculations. The basic final for a LUAW and departure is a 7-mile final. If you've got three (the first landing A/C, the departing A/C, the next landing A/C) medium jets like the A320, A319, B737, E90 involved. For every Heavy or A321 involved add another mile - if the first landing plane is a 777, the next departure is a 777, and the next landing plane is a 747, you add 3 miles for a 10-mile final on the 747. For every Super involved - by which I mean the A380 - add two miles. So with the 380 instead of the 747 in my last example, you'll need an 11-mile final for the A380 to shoot the gap.
  19. DeltaVII

    NEO AIRCRAFT - Community Input Required

    Here are my contributions, based on FlightRadar. NEO_RC Requests.xlsx
  20. DeltaVII

    Custom (REAL) Traffic #15 -- Barcelona v1.0 -- Fall 2018/19

    Hey, Joe, just a small one: Flight "EWE5921" (09:52, LEBL - LOWW, callsign "EUROPE WINGS 5921") is actually a normal Eurowings flight EWG5921 (callsign "EUROWINGS 5921").
  21. DeltaVII

    LEBL Bugs

    I found another one. I don't know whether it's one for @nyergesdesign or @FeelThere, but I got a ghost plane... I was using @ATControl -- Joe's custom schedule when GES251 landed on 25R exiting at D5. I gave instructions to taxi to the GA apron via T, EN, S. But the aircraft remained just sitting there. However the tag was completely gone. The next aircraft, EXS231, exited at D5 - and drove right over the ghost of GES251. So did every other plane exiting on D5. There was no penalty, however, but... The log says there was a NullReferenceException, so somehow the aircraft got lost. (You can find it in the log between line 66,238 and 66,248.) And later (line 72,481 ff. - unfortunately without a picture of it) LXA251 took off from 25L, but never actually took off - it just ran over the runway threshold and went offroad. It also denied contacting departure. Must have been the SUV version of a DF9... 20190307_LEBL_ghost-plane_game.zip
  22. DeltaVII

    noob on schedule customizing

    You can verify what @ac455 says, if you start Tower 3D from the installation directory using the "tower3d.bat" file. After you're done there will be a "game.log" file in that directory. Open it with WordPad or a similar text editor and you will find a lot of messages stating "***** no free terminal". Those are flights on hold at a waypoint outside the aerodrome's area, if you will. Tower 3D, as it is constructed, always needs an endpoint for arrivals. You can try it out when all gates for a ramp are occupied - there will be one call for push and start and a corresponding arrival calling in shortly after. Just let the departure sit at its gate without issuing a push instruction while the arrival lands. Then try to give taxi instructions to the gate. The PIC (or his/her FO) will respond "Negative, gate is not available" and stay sitting at the runway exit. As soon as you issue the pushback instruction to the delayed flight, you can give successful taxi instructions to the arrival. As long as there's no pushback available to open up a gate, arrivals to that occupied terminal are delayed. (The solution for this is on the wishlist for the next major version of Tower, which is "progressive taxi". This means you can send the aircraft on any way to any holding point on the airfield, until the gate opens. That holding point could even be an intersection on an inactive runway, as far as our wishes go. This is what happens in real life. One aerodrome where this is a very common occurrance is Kennedy. You may have already noticed, if you know the "Kennedy Steve" videos on Youtube.)
  23. Reminds me of when I bought Tracon, started testing my HAM sector with the default flight plan and had a flight coming in operated by an airline I used to work for (and that folded a few years later).
  24. I'm afraid there's going to be version 3.1 soon... (same with EDDS) https://www.dw.com/en/berlins-germania-airline-files-for-bankruptcy-halts-flights/a-47359882 Looks like they're folding.
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