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  1. 707FAN

    Airline callsigns lists

    Having re read your original post, it appears you are looking for a list of airline call signs for a particular airport as a quick references perhaps. I make a spreadsheet for each airport with the following info on it. in this order. I sit it beside the airport diagram etc on the desk until I am familiar with all the odd call signs. ICAO, IATA, CALL, AIRLINE, then perhaps terminal and any other relative bits of info. Where to get the information. Wikipedia each airport, it usually has a list of airlines operating to that airport-- gives AIRLINE names for reference from schedule.txt. pull out the IATA for each airline. copy to a spreadsheet. from airport terminal.txt copy the ICAO files to the same spreadsheet. This gives the ICAO for each airline. from the airline.txt copy either the ICAO or IATA files listed for each airlines listed in the files above with all their data. It will contain all the info you need. Massage the info into whatever format you want and print a list of those airlines operating to that airport. It is best not to try and make custom airlines.txt for each airport as it gets very messy to control. Probably the best way is to try to maintain a good full listing, amended as required and use this as a master file and copy it across to each airport, amending the name as applicable. Make use of Excell or similar to massage data. It makes it easier than trying to collect it all togther manually. Don't try to amend the airplanes.txt file that come with RT files as they are interlinked with other files. It will fall over. Hopefully this might help a bit Kev M
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    GPU Usage?

    A handy thing that I have found and I have quite an old video card, is if your computer has been running for many hours doing word processing, spreadsheets, other games etc. which leaves left over bits in RAM etc. a good cold reboot before running T3D makes sure that you have all the CPU, video and RAM resources available for the game. I never have a crash (except Aircraft) if I start the game from a fresh boot. Kev M
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    Tower 2011 Airport Design Editor

    Yep, If you have the manual, look on page 69. Item 7 Knot Properties under Roads/Routes Setup Editor. At the gate type selection, you can select what type of holding point (taxi hold line). The second dot point explains it. It took a bit of finding my old Tower 2011 manual to find this. KevM
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    Tower 2011: Change runway exit

    Dan This had me scratching my head a bit. I have the tower 2011 manual but it is too big to attach even zipped and can not find any command to specify a particular taxiway or direction to vacate the runway. I think that is why I had to delete bays on the wrong side of the runway to get the A/C to turn towards the terminal at some A/p,s. I don't know if the speech files can be amended as in Tower 3D but perhaps others might be able to help there. When tower 3D came along I virtually abandoned Tower 2011. Do you have the 2011 manual? Sorry if I am not a great deal of help. Kev M
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    Airline callsigns lists

    The list can get fairly long. The hardest part for me is to keep up with the newcomers, LCC's going bust and mergers. Not to take anything away from Gabors hard work but I notice that the airlines.txt list put out with each new A/P does still contain a number of defunct airlines and a couple that have merged or their data has changed. Would it make sense to start an airlines sticky post like latest schedules post etc. where any changes to airlines can be listed and as individuals we can update our own airlines.txt files. I don't think this would have any copyright implications as the .txt files are not owned by anybody to my knowledge. Kev M
  6. @battlehawk77 After all the confusion over my posts in other ares, I came across a duplicate flight number OAK,LGW,789,DI,7074,12:27,12:00,1,DI JFK,LGW,789,DI,7074,22:33,12:00,1,DI Flight aware show the JFK-LGW flights as being predominately 701X flight numbers. Kev M
  7. Pete, No I didn't try the continue taxi but will if it occurs again. From memory, there was nothing in the immediate area of the pushback. I will remember that for future reference. Craig Sorreee. I was really pointing out an anomaly and was asking Battlhawk77 if he wanted any funny things such as double flight numbers etc. brought to his attention via the forum or via PM;s Perhaps I should have worded it better. Kev M
  8. @battlehawk77 I had a no pushback today. Wednesday schedule NRS7013 06:12 dep did not pushback. From the ground movement/parking/docking chart it looks like it was from stand 13 or 15. I had to delete it. All other PB's worked fine. Good airport. I liked it on Tower 2011 but this Adds another level. Ques. For these sorts of queries do you want them on the forum or PM's. Kev M
  9. @wombat169 As general LGW knowledge it is known that RWY 26R/08L is not normally used. But to those not familiar with the airport I can understand the confusion. If you want to use it as a taxiway, it is taxiway ZZ. Have a look at http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php%3Foption=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=93&Itemid=142.html There is heaps of info there and some good charts. Below is an extract from this document. Underlined is the relative information. USE OF RUNWAYS a) Special runway utilisation procedures are detailed at GEN 3.8.4. b) Departure Wake Vortex Separations The following pairs of holding points for Runways 26L/08R are considered to be the same point for the purposes of departure wake vortex separation: c) Use of Runway 08L/26R i. Runway 08L/26R is a non-instrument runway and will only be used when Runway 08R/26L is temporarily non-operational by reason of maintenance or incident. Runway 08R/26L is closed regularly to allow maintenance to take place. Dates and times are subject to change, latest details are advised by NOTAM and airport notices. ii. Runway 08L/26R cannot be used simultaneously with Runway 08R/26L because of insufficient separation between the two. For this reason also, extensive safeguarding procedures are required (see d ii) before Runway 08L/26R can be activated and the runway is not available on request by pilots. Lighting for the closed runway and parallel taxiway will not be visible on approach. d) Restriction of Operation i. During Runway 08L/26R operations, delays may occur to aircraft taxiing on the aerodrome due to the following: Runway 26L Runway 08R Holding points Mike 1/3 and Alpha 2/3 Holding points Juliet 1/3 and Hotel 1/3 Holding points Mike 1/3 and Bravo 1 Holding points Juliet 1/3 and Golf 1 Holding points Alpha 2/3 and Bravo 1 Holding points Hotel 1/3 and Golf 1 Holding points Bravo 1 and Charlie 1 Holding points Bravo 1 and Yankee 1/2 Hope this helps Kev M
  10. 707FAN

    EGKK Crash

    Thanks for the suggestions. I added the game to the AVAST safe list. I also did a fresh (cold) computer reboot and ran the same scenario again It worked OK this time. In the past i have found that sometimes I get a crash if I run the game if the computer has been on for a long time and has been used for loads of spreadsheets, documents etc. A good clean-out of the Ram seems to do it justice. Kev M
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    EGKK Crash

    Program crashed using Battlehawk77 Wednesday schedule. I think it was a windows crash but if Vic, Ariel or others can have a quick look at the Output_log file and let me know what you think. It would be appreciated. Kev M output_log.txt
  12. 707FAN

    Custom Schedule Problems

    For the new custom schedule makers some interesting facts. For the old hands I know this is nothing new but it might help the newbies to custom schedules to understand how easy it is to get something wrong & how hard it is sometimes to find it. Waking at 3:AM with the answer is usually a good start!!!! Ah, the dreaded syntax errors with the various .txt file. I regularly make custom files but don't publish them as there are enough out there. BUT I have found these to be the most common errors that I have made with the .txt files: schedule.txt 1. wrong aircraft type 2. a ; instead of a : in the time list. 3. with non US airports, forgetting to change the code from ICAO to IATA in the arr/Dep list. 4. Duplicate flight numbers (the program does not like that very much) terminal.txt 1. Forgetting to put a comma after each entry in the terminals. airports.txt 1. Making sure that the airports listed in the schedule are listed in the airports.txt file & adding them, if needed airline.txt 1. Making sure the odd bod airlines (the interesting ones) are in the airlines.txt file, researching them and adding them if required. There are 9 columns in the flight schedule & lets say you download a days operation from JFK using flightaware , that could be up to 1000 individual pieces of operational data. All this data has to be massaged into the correct format with NO mistakes. That's 9000 pieces of info to get right with no mistakes. Whew!! Occasionally I have had excel put in a few character of its own for no reason. They have to be sussed out and removed in the .txt files. Have fun making custom schedules. Kev M
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    Craig I was under the belief that in tower 2011 there was a file that showed the recognised speech words. I thought this also applied to 3D. Obviously I was wrong (again) Where do you find the speech recognition status in Win 10? Kev M
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    @Someguythere Listening to your video, you appear to be saying runway twenty six. Try saying runway two six. ( distinct words spoken clearly) The speech engine in the game does not like multiple numbers. i.e flight AA1234 will not recognise american twelve thirty four but will recognise american one two three four. There is a list of what numbers the program recognises but I can't remember where it is. Maybe someone might be able to help with the list location Kev M
  15. 707FAN

    UK voice training...?

    @EliGrim Basically for Takeoffs/landings, the sequence is "Aircraft, Runway, cleared for takeoff/ clear to land. Coming from Tower 2011, I had a problem with the command also. In Tower 2011 you did not have to give the runway identifier. It took a bit of getting it through my thick head. Now it comes automatically. Kev M

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