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Support for VAM 2.4 - 2.6 / Need info about Tours
« on: April 29, 2018, 11:03:06 AM »

I still don't really understand how a tour works (assuming I created a TOUR in VAM):
  • Do I have to jumpsite to the tour departure?
  • Am I supposed to see any info in SIM ACARS about I'm entering a TOUR?
  • If the TOUR departure belongs to a HUB, how SIM ACARS knows I'm here for a TOUR and not for a regular flight?
  • Do I have to affect aircrafts on TOUR and how?
  • Can I define which aircrafts are allowed for this TOUR?
  • How to report a LEG with SIM ACARS as their is no LEG identification such as flight number for regular flight? (SIM ACARS needs it AFAIK)


Support for VAM 2.4 - 2.6 / Re: Are we supposed to take-off?
« on: April 29, 2018, 10:07:18 AM »
Hi Sam,

Sorry for the late reply, I was quite busy.

I'm interested to talk about this subject to figure out by could be done.
It seems that without fuel consumption for the airlplnes it's maybe difficult for an accurate solution but maybe we could imagine a predefine weight ratio to leave space for fuel.



I'd like some precision about time regarding regular flight.

First I suppose that the departure time is local time?
The true localtime, not the time I could set in my simulator?

But it seems logical that I maybe can take-off +/- 5 or 10 minutes but not 1 hour before or after?


Hi Dominique,

Thanks a lot, I'm going to see that.

Support for VAM 2.4 - 2.6 / Are we supposed to take-off?
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:14:46 PM »

We've created a regular flight and a DHC-6 is bookable.

I reserved the flight and the plane and VAM told me that I have to transport 16 passengers and 792 kgs.
Hum well, I don't really know where I can store 792 kgs of fret in a DHC-6. Maybe on the roof. I'll check it..

So I start with an empty plane with 160 kg of payload. the 2 pilots.

Then I fill it up with the 16 passengers.

So I get a 1440 kg of payload

And I add the cargo:

We are at 2230 kg.

Ok so now I have to add fuel:

Arghh 80 kg of fuel so 20 minutes of flight and I'm in overload !?!

Maybe it should be necessary to take care of the ETE or at least allow 2 or 3 hours of flight.

Ok, in that case VAM sould asks for the fuel consumption which is not the case...

So I don't know how to solve this issue but VAM should reduce the estimated pax and cargo to load for a flight.



According to the doc (VAM_2.6), I can see page 48:

It is important to remember that the aircraft status is only decreased when scheduled flights are
reported, for charter flights the system is not able to recognize what aircraft has been used. (Note:
Future versions of VAM will allow to use fleet aircraft for charter flights).

And I can see page 69:

Aircrafts can be used also in charter flights. Same rules from regular flights about
aircraft wear will apply. This is managed by the new parameter Allow Select Aircraft
For Charter.

So it's not so clear to me.

Any info?


Support for SIM ACARS / Does SIM ACARS currently supports Tours?
« on: April 08, 2018, 10:16:01 AM »

I'm interested by Tours but I don't really understand how to select a Tour/leg from SIM ACARS 1.4.0.

How is it supposed to work?


Support for VAM 2.4 - 2.6 / What is the idea behind Tours?
« on: April 07, 2018, 06:57:04 PM »

Could you please explain a bit how Tours are supposed to be managed?

How a user is supposed to declare entering in a tour, selecting the leg to realize?

What is the concept of award?

What to indicate in SIM ACARS for flight number....


Support for VAM 2.4 - 2.6 / Are Tours financially affected like Lines?
« on: April 07, 2018, 03:27:34 PM »

I wanted to know if tours are affected in the same way as lines about financial rules: costs, profits, salary, etc... ?


Bug reports / Modify Date Format
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:14:11 AM »

It would be necessary to format date like 2018-04-04 in the logbook view to be able use the Date sorting correctly.


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