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    a few questions

    i have a simple question about your acars and cpdlc implementation. is there a plugin available where vatsim,pilotedge, poscon and ivao controllers can use to send cpdlc messages for PDC and oceanic clearance. are you guys also aware of a free alternative called Hoppie acars which was developed for world flight but is now also being used by FSlabs and PSX as the main gateway for acars and cpdlc messaging?

    If a VA starts using your system and a non-VA member wants to fly one of those aircraft reg belonging to that airline how will that function?

    kind regards,
    Koen Meier
    Koen Meier

    #2
    We will have to wait and see.I personally don't think that there will be plug for VATSIM,IVAO...etc, since it's to complicated to produce and syncronize,also it would be time consuming to maintain so to say.
    STEFAN ĐORĐEVIĆ

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      #3
      Originally posted by Stefan_888 View Post
      We will have to wait and see.I personally don't think that there will be plug for VATSIM,IVAO...etc, since it's to complicated to produce and syncronize,also it would be time consuming to maintain so to say.
      A plug in for a D-ATIS would be awesome tho
      Alex Kulak
      PMDG Studier and flyer
      Ramp Agent @PHX

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        #4
        I can be down for D-ATIS as well as PDCs...they are the best and a lifesaver. Less blabbing on the radio too!
        CA JP Walden
        ATPMEL, IRA E170/190PIC, CE525 SIC
        CFI/MEI/II

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          #5
          Originally posted by ProPilot85140 View Post
          I can be down for D-ATIS as well as PDCs...they are the best and a lifesaver. Less blabbing on the radio too!
          I've actually heard a controller (on my cross country) swear at the end of an ATIS and say "if you have Datis use it so I dont have to F****** do this anymore" I died laughing
          Alex Kulak
          PMDG Studier and flyer
          Ramp Agent @PHX

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          • Michael Codd
            Michael Codd commented
            Editing a comment
            Shannon Volmet was once heard slurring his words over the SSB radio and running ten minutes behind schedule with the weather forecasts. It was just after midnight on one New Year's Day and for some unknow reason the same voice was never heard again!

          #6
          But you got to say that there’s wisdom in the controllers answer.
          Danny Z. Cebis

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            #7
            How are they implementing CPDLC? This is astounding in the sim world.
            Regards,

            Aaron Zylman

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              #8
              Michael Codd I still hear the same controller voice to this day
              Alex Kulak
              PMDG Studier and flyer
              Ramp Agent @PHX

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                #9
                Originally posted by azylman1 View Post
                How are they implementing CPDLC? This is astounding in the sim world.
                It wouldnt be too hard to do. Just getting the info is the hard part
                Alex Kulak
                PMDG Studier and flyer
                Ramp Agent @PHX

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by Swaluver88 View Post

                  It wouldnt be too hard to do. Just getting the info is the hard part
                  What info do you need? CPDLC can be very inconsistent. Especially over Central Europe.
                  Regards,

                  Aaron Zylman

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by azylman1 View Post

                    What info do you need? CPDLC can be very inconsistent. Especially over Central Europe.
                    Here in the US, CANADA, and MEXICO it's used almost on every flight that can receive it
                    Alex Kulak
                    PMDG Studier and flyer
                    Ramp Agent @PHX

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                      #12
                      CPDLC is not used in the US.
                      Regards,

                      Aaron Zylman

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                        #13
                        Originally posted by azylman1 View Post
                        CPDLC is not used in the US.
                        It's on it's way. Currently, Kansas City and Indianapolis Centers are using it 24/7. ALPA has put out a briefing paper on CPDLC: https://www.alpa.org/resources/datacomm-guidance
                        Dan Downs KCRP

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by azylman1 View Post
                          CPDLC is not used in the US.
                          Look I talk to pilots all day long for my job, I asked many about it they say it us used (broad answer) once again if you can back up your info that would be great . DDowns I did read about that early today
                          Alex Kulak
                          PMDG Studier and flyer
                          Ramp Agent @PHX

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                            #15
                            CPDLC is not currently used in the US. I wasn’t aware of any trial FIRs within the US.

                            Backup my claims? My current office is a 777-200ER.
                            Regards,

                            Aaron Zylman

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                              #16
                              Originally posted by DDowns View Post

                              It's on it's way. Currently, Kansas City and Indianapolis Centers are using it 24/7. ALPA has put out a briefing paper on CPDLC: https://www.alpa.org/resources/datacomm-guidance
                              Thanks Dan. Wasn’t aware there were any trial FIRs within the US. Looking forward to using that stateside (finally).
                              Regards,

                              Aaron Zylman

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                              • DDowns
                                DDowns commented
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                                FAA moves slow. I remember a while back they paid IBM billions to study and recommend a new airspace structure and after 10 years they didn't have a report, well at most they had stuff but not what was envisioned. Today they are just realizing that all the controllers they hired after Reagan fired a lot of them are at retirement age. Maybe they'll start hiring in another five years after they study it.

                              • Swaluver88
                                Swaluver88 commented
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                                Why IBM? Why not jeppesen who does all the waypoint names and etc. Someone familiar with airspace around the world?

                              • DDowns
                                DDowns commented
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                                Airspace management and traffic control involves a massive amount of computing. Stuff like waypoint names is pretty low level administrative work, the hard work is data management.
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