|Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System|
The following is an overview of, and instructions on the use of, the fully integrated It's Your Plane fully integrated
Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) and Pilot's Reporting system (PIREP).
Activating ACARS: Pronounced... "Eh Cars"
Please be advised, that when you launch the IYP application for the first time, ACARS is NOT ACTIVATED. Please say, "Bring up the ACARS window." To ACTIVATE ACARS, simply say, "Activate ACARS system." Your trusty Co-Pilot will respond with, "The ACARS system has been activated."
The ACARS window will change from what is displayed on the LEFT to what is displayed on the RIGHT (above).
Automatic Logging of ACARS data:
If you meet the following conditions:
"Captain, do you wish to start the ACARS logging system at this time?"
If you answer in the affirmation, ACARS will start logging your flight.
Manual Logging of ACARS data:
Given that the aforementioned six (6) conditions have been met, you can manually start the ACARS logging process by saying...
"Start ACARS logging"
at any point.
Alternatively, you can say...
"Bring up the ACARS window"
and then click on the Start ACARS Logging button. (see image below)
VERY IMPORTANT NOTES:
LOADING PRE-SAVED FLIGHTS
Here's a typical setup procedure for a Cessna Skyhawk flying from the Reina Beatrix International airport in Aruba to the Josefa Camejo airport in Venezuela.
IATA - Will display IYP
Registration - Actual Tail (Registration) Number of the aircraft being flown
Select Call - A 4-character Selective Calling Code that is randomly generated by the
IYP application. Refer to PAGE 152 of the IYP User's Manual for details.
Call Sign - Is derived from the Flight Number of the aircraft being flown
Pilot # - The IYP Pilot Number
Dept ICAO - The departure airport ICAO pulled from the Flight Plan
Dest ICAO - The destination airport ICAO pulled from the Flight Plan
Altitude - The planned Flight Level pulled from the Flight Plan
Aircraft - An IYP formulated 4-character code for the aircraft being flown
Route - pulled from the Flight Plan (unless Project Magenta then FMC)
Here's what your ACARS window should look like if you are flying as an It's Your Plane user (i.e., not associated with a Virtual Airline)
Here's what your ACARS window should look like if you are flying as a pilot associated with the IYP Virtual Airline
Saving ACARS Data:
If you have started ACARS logging for a given flight, then upon arrival at the destination airport, the IYP application will ask you if you would like to SAVE your ACARS data at the conclusion of the Parking or Shutdown checklists. Assuming that you want to save your data, it is saved in the folder:
(e.g., C:\Program FIles\Microsoft Games\Microsoft Flight Simulator X\IYPLogs\ACARS\20071214083202.TXT)
Uploading ACARS Data:
If you have saved your ACARS data to your local drive per the above instruction, and you are operating IYP in the ONLINE mode, then Michelle will then ask you if you would like to UPLOAD your ACARS to the IYP servers. If you say, "Yes please", or "Affirmative", then the IYP application will send your ACARS data to our servers in order to create a Pilot's Report (PIREP) that can been seen by fellow pilots on our site.
You can see filed PIREPs by clicking HERE.
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