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Charts from VATPRC homepage - a few suggestions

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Dear friends,

 

first of all, I am happy to see simulator charts available for download from the VATPRC homepage. In my opinion, this is a huge step forward for the Chinese community inside VATSIM as it will help many online pilots, from China and abroad, that otherwise do not have access to charts.

 

In order to further improve the service, let me make the following suggestions, based on how charts are handled at VATSIM Germany (see http://www.vacc-sag.org/airport/EDDF

 

- It would be awesome to have a package (zip file) of all charts for each airport (instead of having to click that many download links).

- Each chart should be listed with the revision date / date of last modification (this would accelerate the process of checking for updates).

 

Otherwise - well done, keep up the good work!

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Hi Markus,

 

First of all, thank you so much for your suggestions. Actually, the "Charts" link on our homepage is outdated.  It is linked to eAIP China website, which has required a valid account to read those charts since 2017. However, registration is only available for the companies which are in the real world. Therefore, we have to keep finding ways to providing charts but do not make any confliction with any law. 

 

Then our pilot center is available for online pilots. Charts reading, as one of the functions in the pilot center, has already been available as well. In that page, if you type an airport name or an ICAO of any airport into the search bar, the table below will automatically filter charts which are related. For example, if you type 'ZBAA' in the search box, all charts of ZBAA will appear in the table. For any of those charts, there will be a summary/description written in the result table and a revision date written at the bottom when you view it on your browser. Also, at the top of the page, the website will tell the latest AIRAC cycle number. 

 

Lastly, there is a few things need to clarify:

  • Those charts will be obtained from a third-party server so that we cannot make any promise to its validation.
  • Those charts are only for simulation convenience, cannot be used in the real world.
  • English version websites are on our plan and will be released after we think the functionalities of Chinese websites are complete. 

 

Click here to visit our new charts providing page.

 

Once again, thanks for your suggestion. And we will take serious considerations to improve our websites. We do hope to make more steps forward and fly higher!

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Miao Guanglu, Zhang Wenlue, 你们好!

 

Thank you for your replies. Indeed I was referring to the new charts page which I learned about from the post about this weekend's Shanghai event (which, by the way, came with an amazing banner - made my day!).

 

The search for airports works well, and I am already very thankful that you put the chart description next to its title - that already helps a lot. I also noticed the effective date shown on top of the search results. However, equally important would be to see when a file was updated.

 

Looking forward to seeing the website evolving and hearing you on frequency!

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Another question:

 

Are you going to add enroute charts to the new page as well or where would one be able to find those?

 

The enroute charts I use date back to the time when the official site was still open for all users - I would assume there have been changes since then.

 

Thank you in advance.

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Another question:

 

Are you going to add enroute charts to the new page as well or where would one be able to find those?

 

The enroute charts I use date back to the time when the official site was still open for all users - I would assume there have been changes since then.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Yes. Enroute charts have been changed a lot and they have been planned to be added to the page according to my working schedule. 

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Awesome, thank you!

Thanks for your suggestion. En-route charts have been added. You may find those charts at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks for your suggestion. En-route charts have been added. You may find those charts at the bottom of the page.

(⊙o⊙)…那能否把目视终端图VTC   终端区域航图TAC  这些添加进去呢,有时学习目视的时候十分需要呢 thanks!

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(⊙o⊙)…那能否把目视终端图VTC   终端区域航图TAC  这些添加进去呢,有时学习目视的时候十分需要呢 thanks!

这些图我们没有在第三方网站上找到相关的资源。

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