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    Hello all,
    I was wondering...Professor seems to be too long a callsign to enter in vPilot, and I'd really prefer using "The Professor". Is there a way to get a few more characters so that I can have a longer name display during our group flights?

  • #2
    no
    max is 8
    mike404

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    • #3
      Think of it this way Prof,

      How many characters in an aircraft's registration?

      Thats the callsign in vPilot.

      Get creative! I'm boring and shorten mine to NOVA
      Others use LI0N or HA1L ....

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      • #4
        The way Vpilot is setup is similar to real world.

        For example you wouldn't see American Airlines 123 on a flight strip.
        You'd see AAL123.
        The AAL is known as a Trigraph.
        Trigraphs are similar to airport ICAO or IATA codes and relate to the airline name.

        Most big airlines also have Callsigns.
        BMR (BRITISH MIDLAND REGIONAL) MIDLAND
        BAW (BRITISH AIRWAYS) SPEEDBIRD
        TCX (THOMAS COOK AIRLINES) KESTREL
        AWE (US AIRWAYS) CACTUS

        So you wouldn't hear US AIRWAYS 123 on liveatc.net, you would hear Cactus123 etc etc

        Maybe you could make a Trigraph up.
        PRF (Professor)

        When you use a real world trigraph on SimLink, controllers using software such as Euroscope and VRC will see the Trigraph convert into the real world callsign on their screen.

        If you make one that doesn't exist then controllers would see PRF and call you by the callsign you first contact them as.

        All Callsigns can be found on this website.
        http://www.airframes.org/airlines/
        Last edited by ATC_ROO; May 15, 2016, 12:03 AM.
        If you don't use BOINC or World Community Grid then you should!

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