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The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby elgaton » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:52 pm

Hello everyone,
during the Christmas season me and some other FG enthusiasts happened to control northern Italy regularly – and as we enjoyed it, we agreed to provide you regular ATC service every weekend.

Thus, we are pleased to announce the start of a new project: the Northern Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA).
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Airports marked blue are manned; we are searching for volunteers for the red marked fields.
Routes between manned fields are marked yellow, other suggested routes are marked green.

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This is the schedule we came up with. Please note that all the times given below are approximate and subject to availability: always check Lenny’s website for exact times and dates.

Samedan (LSZS), Switzerland
Position manned by: TP (callsign: LSZS_TW)
Approximate times: on weekdays
Aerodrome type: civilian
ATC available via: text
Charts: http://platinumairways.org/files/LSZSCharts.pdf, http://www.engadin-airport.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/VFR_Area_Karte-ICAO.pdf, http://www.engadin-airport.ch/fileadmin/user_upload/Sichtanflugkarte-ICAO.pdf, http://ch.ivao.aero/ba_cms/public/index.php?cmd=smarty&id=108_lfr, http://ch.ivao.aero/ba_cms/public/index.php?cmd=smarty&id=109_lfr
Remarks:
  • The conformation of the surrounding terrain requires pilots to perform VFR flights. The control tower is able to guide the aircraft progressively.
  • It is strongly suggested to read the special pilot briefing (http://www.engadin-airport.ch/fileadmin ... IEFING.pdf), especially pages 3, 7-10, 14, 23-25, 30, 36.
  • The field is not suitable for heavy aircraft.
  • Normally, no night operations are permitted.

Milano Malpensa (LIMC)
Position manned by: ISS96 (callsign: ISSlimc)
Approximate times: on Saturday (in the afternoon, approx. 13 UTC, see Lenny's website)
Aerodrome type: civilian
ATC available via: text, FGCom (120.90, fgcom.flightgear.org), Mumble (mumble.allfex.org)
Charts: https://charts.aero/airport/LIMC (use the VATITA charts or get them from Eurocontrol until the European charts on charts.aero are restored)

Verona Villafranca (LIPX)
Position manned by: elgaton (callsigns: LIPX_TW, I-ELGA, LIPXfm)
Approximate times: Saturday evening (1930-2300 UTC – to be confirmed as I applied for a ground position at EHAM as well), Sunday afternoon from time to
time
Aerodrome type: civilian and military
ATC available via: text; Mumble (mumble.allfex.org)/FGCom (118.65, fgcom.flightgear.org) at ATC discretion
Starting positions: Civilian aircraft: apron at the northeastern side, Military aircraft: use any of the “loops” northwest of the runway. As the starting positions
are not in the scenery database, please start FlightGear and vacate the runway before connecting to the multiplayer server.
Charts: https://charts.aero/airport/LIPX (use the VATITA charts or get them from Eurocontrol until the European charts on charts.aero are restored)
Remarks:
  • Transition level: FL060.
  • When departing from runway 22 to the North or East (ADOSA5U/VIC5U/VABOK5U/KOPER7U/FER7U/BOA7U SIDs), the first turn after the initial climb (at
    PX502) should be made to the left, not to the right – pay attention as most autopilots perform the turn in the wrong direction.
  • ILS equipped aircraft strongly recommended in winter (thick fog is often present).
  • Follow me assistance available.
  • Custom scenery (still incomplete!) is available from http://forum.flightgear.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=21576.

Aviano Air Base (LIPA)
Position manned by: Maverick (callsign: USAF_AV)
Approximate times: Saturday afternoon (1400-1700 UTC), Sunday (1600-1800 UTC), sometimes on weekdays (between 1700 and 1830 UTC)
Aerodrome type: military
ATC available via: text, FGCom (112.100, fgcom01.flightgear.org)
Starting positions: apron or runway 05
Charts: http://skyvector.com/airport/LIPA/Aviano-Airport, http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?id=IT49911&sch=LIPA
Remarks:
  • Transition level: FL070.
  • No civilian aircraft is accepted as this is an American military air base.
  • Suggested aircraft: F-16, C-130, C-17, F/A-18, C-5M, E-3B, KC-135
  • For more information, see the official Web site of the air base: http://www.aviano.af.mil

Trieste-Ronchi dei Legionari (LIPQ)
Position manned by: Maverick (callsign: FVG_ATC)
Approximate times: Saturday afternoon (1400-1700 UTC)
Aerodrome type: civilian
ATC available via: text, FGCom (130.20, fgcom01.flightgear.org)
Starting positions: apron or runway 27
Charts: http://skyvector.com/airport/LIPQ/Trieste-Ronchi-Dei-Legionari-Airport
Remarks:

Venezia Tessera (LIPZ)
Position manned by: RIO-IT (callsign: RIOlipz)
Approximate times: in the evening
Aerodrome type: civilian
ATC available via: text
Charts: https://charts.aero/airport/LIPZ (use the VATITA charts or get them from Eurocontrol until the European charts on charts.aero are restored)
Remarks:

Remarks common to all aerodromes:
  1. You are expected to:
  2. Check flightgear-atc.alwaysdata.net before flying as the schedule detailed here may change. All our official sessions will be listed there.
  3. You are also encouraged to file a flightplan on Lenny’s website.
  4. Real life procedures will be followed: please consult the charts before flying.
  5. Avoid connecting to busy multiplayer servers as they may introduce heavy latencies! Visit the MPServer status page and choose an online server near you and with few clients connected.

Volunteers needed!
We are also looking for volunteers who can volunteer at other ATC positions, namely Torino (LIMF), Genoa (LIMJ), Milan Linate (LIML), Bergamo (LIME), Treviso (LIPH), Innsbruck (LOWI), Bologna (LIPE), Bolzano (LIPB). Candidates are required to:
  • know ATC phraseology;
  • know the English language (knowledge of Italian is a plus);
  • be able to read charts and to let pilots follow real SIDs/STARs;
  • be able to man their position(s) at least one/two hours a week.
If you are interested, please fill in this application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yh5QqE ... o/viewform
Last edited by elgaton on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:46 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:51 pm

Hello everybody!
This is my 1st post, :D
Me and elgaton are the creators of this fantastic project of ATC services in Northern-Italy (NIATCA), and I think that it will be a very good project to involve the Towers who do ATC in Italy and also a way to have more virtual air traffic in this zone.

A first screenshot of Saturday 1st...
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I hope that many airmen will come to Italy and land in our controlled airports/air base.
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIACTA)

Postby de profundis » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:49 pm

NIATCA is great :!:

So far I've visited Malpensa, Verona and Samedan and enjoyed the excellent ATC service there.
Thumbs up for Lenny's website too.

you guys rock...!
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIACTA)

Postby elgaton » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:58 pm

Thank you very much, de profundis! Hope to see you again soon ;)
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:58 pm

Hi everybody!
I'm creating a form on-line for request the partecipation at the NIATCA project! :D
In a few days I'm going to publish the link here. :shock:
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:56 pm

Finally, this is the link to the registration form for the NIATCA project
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yh5QqEHGZ-64tvUHUBoEa43SLMF8jwOm2Sis9otyPpo/viewform

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Please apply only if you are really interested to contribute.
We hope many ATC will join the team,
Maverick
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:39 pm

Little misunderstandings in writing the abbreviation of the ATC project.
"NIACTA" instead of "NIATCA" all has been modified. :wink:

Other news about our project: :idea:
Last week we have created a NIATCA Google+ page where we will publish all news, events and posts about the project.
Here's the link of the page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113151232487920064268/113151232487920064268/about/p/pub
Enjoy it! :lol:
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby Johan G » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:42 pm

The Google+ page currently seems to only be available to people with a Google+ account.
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:51 pm

Really? I have to change the link then...
Here it is: https://plus.google.com/113151232487920064268#113151232487920064268/about
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:51 pm

Hi everyone,
I am proud to announce that we have created a YouTube channel where we will post our videos about the project! :D
The first will be the presentation video (I am working on it these days...) and then all the others.
Fell fre to subscribe to our channel! Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/user/NIATCAproject :lol:
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby Wombat » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:38 pm

Hey guys,

I thought a litle bit about your project and decided I want to become an controller at your project..
But how can I do this? It would be nice if you could post an reply :)
P.S. I would go to any airport... :D
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby elgaton » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:56 pm

Just fill in this form and one of us will contact you!
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:55 pm

Hi Wombat,
I'm the CEO of the NIATCA project. Welcome into it.
elgaton will contact you to add in the NIATCA's mailing list.
Thanks for join this fantastic project! :D
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby AGamingLeprechaun » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:45 am

Very good plan, we need more UK ATC though! ;)
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Re: The Northern-Italy ATC Controlled Area (NIATCA)

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:23 pm

Here's the first NIATCA video: EDDF > LIPX
a flight performed by ElGaton on April 20th, 2014, on the FlightGear multiplayer network. The approach was definitely fast, the pilot however managed to slow down using speedbrakes.



https://www.youtube.com/user/NIATCAproject

Feel free to leave a comment of it! :wink:
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