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Re: Cargo System/Packages

Post by Cat » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:36 pm

Well after review, each video has some information the others do not... maybe put the new one up one slot so the package video's are all together.

While the first package video does have some outdated information regarding using the 'all' tab in the search engine, we covered that in the most recent video so I really don't see the need to redo any of them at this point.

Of course it's your call Joe and if you things would be more simple with one long package video instead of several shorter ones, I could do that. But most people's attention span when it comes to "instructional" things like this won't last long enough to sit through a really long video.

The two video's on getting started (one for new pilots and one for new owners) are pretty long but the necessary information takes a bit of time to get through without rushing. The other topics are more "optional" and pilots can see them as they get "stuck" when trying to figure things out on their own.

I did go through and change the titles of the Package Series videos with tags to indicate the subject matter: 1) Basics 2) Releasing & Ground Delivery 3) Aircraft Transfers & Warehouse Storage 4) Using The Search Engine.
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Re: Cargo System/Packages

Post by joefremont » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:18 am

Sam I reordered and retitled as you suggested. I should figure out how I can give you access to update the page where all the videos are listed so you can change them as you see fit. I am usually in favor several shorter videos that are more focused. If its too long some ppl just will not watch it.
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Re: Cargo System/Packages

Post by Queenofsky747 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 am

Hello

I did fly from MMMX to SEQM. I had some Package for other Destination.
But after landing I cannot select them for Ground delivery.
Unfortunatly I did delete it and had to pay -9.924.825v$ for not delivery.

What did I do wrong?

Thank you.

P.S. I saw the the last Video from Sam.
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CEO Swissair Virtual Airline
https://www.swissair-va.ch/

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Re: Cargo System/Packages

Post by Cat » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:27 pm

What was the distance you tried to ground deliver?

Anything over 50nm won't make much money anyway and I think Joe changed the ground delivery radius from 100 to 50 nm in one of those updates to the system.

If the distance was greater you can always transfer packages to other aircraft that have the ability to take the same size of packages and just fly them to their destination.
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Re: Cargo System/Packages

Post by joefremont » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:20 am

I have noticed some errors where airlines are transferring aircraft with packages on-board, so for now I am disabling transfers in that situation.
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Re: Cargo System/Packages

Post by Cat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:23 pm

Yes, we just did it after a serious crash at -34,000 fpm to bring the pieces back to our Service Center to repair the aircraft. When an aircraft crashes and is at some podunk airport or heliport (nearest facility), there would be no way to retrieve those packages from the aircraft without transferring the aircraft first.

Perhaps an "auto release" when an aircraft crashes should be installed? The odds of recovering packages still in a condition to deliver after such a catastrophic crash are slim to none anyway. As well as the idea we can put Humpty Dumpty back together again..... I'm surprised there is not a crash rate threshold whereby the aircraft simply cannot be repaired but must be a "write off". That feature would really fire up the forum with protests though :shock: :lol:
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