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ACARS Live Map

Postby PAA0691 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:34 pm

Hi people.

I got a question and may be you can help me: how the ACARS Live Map at the main page of the HAG website works?
It tracks someone using ACARS and then shows that current flight in real time?

I know that HAG don't use or ask it's pilots to use ACARS, but the option ACARS Config still appears in the PILOT CENTER.
So, what's the advantage on using it during a flight?

As always, thanks!
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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby Dave Reed » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:23 pm

Good question! ACARS can be helpful because you can automatically submit pireps and others can see you flying around real-time. On the home page the display is an option available to put there, but will only show those currently using ACARS. I always had problems with it myself, so I drifted away from using it. Someday in the future we may revamp the whole process, but within the confines of VA Central/phpVMS and my own limited knowledge of the black magic of web page management we will be doing things the olf fashioned way for a while.
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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby PAA0691 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:43 am

Thanks for the answer Dave.

I was asking because I saw some PIREPS from HAG0688 (I swear I'm not stalking Vlad :lol:) and they are very cool! with a lot of details.

I guess I'm feeling a little guilty because in previous VA's where I flown, they where very hard/restrictives (some of them with very unrealistic conditions for people with a demanding real job in the real life) with the PIREPS and how pilots had to prove they actually did the flight for real.

That's what I like of being a HAG member: you fly when you can (THAT and the beautiful fleet/routes devoted to old propliners).
Here t's all about trust.

And trust and goodwill, like the old propliners, is something that is disapearing but you can still find it in some places! :)
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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby HAG0688 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:32 am

Rodrigo, no problems! )

About the ACARS Live Map.
Problem with the airport VANDENBERG AFB (KVBG)
I flew on the route Hickam AFB (Honolulu) to Vandenberg AB (PHNL - KVBG) .
Then from Vandenberg AB to McChord AFB (KVBG - KWRI).
If you look at the ACARS map, then I flew somewhere into space ... )

And the problem with airport Lagos.
I flew from Lisbon to Lagos.
And on the map, I flew to Colombia ...
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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby SAB0106 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:15 pm

HAG0688 wrote:Problem with the airport VANDENBERG AFB (KVBG)...
And the problem with airport Lagos...

Both "problems" are now corrected.
This were mere typos in our airport database btw, which can be corrected WHEN REPORTED.
So, thanks for reporting!

I like the ACARS map btw. I always have it on my iPad while flying.

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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby PAA0691 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:56 pm

Dave Reed wrote:Good question! ACARS can be helpful because you can automatically submit pireps and others can see you flying around real-time. On the home page the display is an option available to put there, but will only show those currently using ACARS. I always had problems with it myself, so I drifted away from using it. Someday in the future we may revamp the whole process, but within the confines of VA Central/phpVMS and my own limited knowledge of the black magic of web page management we will be doing things the olf fashioned way for a while.


Well... I guess I'm going to drift away, like you, from ACARS I guess :)
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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby HAG0688 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:15 am

Problem with airport PADL.
And problem with airport PATG.

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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby SAB0106 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:57 pm

HAG0688 wrote:Problem with airport PADL. And problem with airport PATG.

Sorry it took me that long. Been away for a while.
Anyway, both airfields corrected.

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Keep 'em coming!

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Re: ACARS Live Map

Postby HAG0688 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:33 pm

Many thanks!
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