yesterday it just happened that 4 ATCs arranged in one area - and those ATCs agreed it might be a good idea to offer that arrangement on a regular base, most probable on Sundays, 17:00 to 21:00 UTC. We are still in a process of defining it. At least we now have a place (here) to discuss with you guys/girls, the interested "customers". Let us hear from you:
The biggest problem (besides the ones talked about in viewtopic.php?f=10&t=6388
(Multiplayer booking) was already the name:
it started off by saying: it is a "Rhombus"
while actually/mathematically it probably should be a "Trapeze"
and jomo always happened to say "Triangle"
have a look and decide:
I personally vote for "EDDF-Triangle" because it just sounds better, many plans/targets just disappear like in the famous "Bermuda-Triangle"
, and I am sure: Not all 4 ATC-locations will always be available (or sometimes even more!), AND: There are 8 Triangles and only 1 Trapeze!
Also it would be nice to hear if we should keep this as a (to be defined) weekly "open event" (?) as open as it happened yesterday, or put restrictions on it? Like e.g.:
- needed pilot skills (VFR/IFR, ILS, VOR, SID, Stars, Membership, etc. etc. etc. pp). I vote for: None, except being capable of controlling altitude, speed, heading, perform a decent landing, and be able to communicate with ATC
- FGCOM, MPchat, Mumble. My opinion: Yesterday it proved that MPchat was heavily overloaded with those 4 locations! FGcom was fine (1 unique freq. for each airport). Mumble probably would be even worse overloaded than MPchat -- so I vote for: None -- but pushing people to install/use FGcom!
- we know the time is not ideal worldwide - but I do not know of any ideal time! I hope some of the "real" pilots get taken by visiting the old central military base "Ramstein" (ETAR) and surroundings. And of course this whole area is just over the vineyards of the best German Wines - just stop and pick a few grapes! (But watch out that ATC does not report you to FAA!)
This now is just a Kickoff - we will start to organize a little more. Let us hear your thoughts!
joe (right now I signing for it - because I am not sure all ATC's want to be known by name (yet?)