Virtual Area Control Centre (VACC)
for Sri Lanka & Maldives Flight Information Regions (FIR)
Sri Lanka and Maldives vACC is functional and operational in line with polices and guidelines established by the VATWA > VATASIA > VATSIM. Relevant links are given below for reference.
Any region/country specific requirements will be published as Notams within country pages and Crib Sheets.
To correct VAT-Spy data with updated West Asia FSS Control, Colombo & Male FIR information:
Find VATSpy.dat (usually in C:\Users\...\AppData\Roaming\VAT-Spy)
Open VATSpy.dat with notepad to alter and add the below changes into the section [airports]
ASIA|West Asia Control|VABF,VIDF,VECF,VOMF,VEGF,OPKR,OPLR,OAKX,VCCF,VRMF,VGFR,VNSM
Save the file.
Then open FIRBoundaries.dat in the same VAT-Spy folder.
Save the file.
Run VAT-Spy to confirm the changes.
Notam 13.12.07 If you use VAT-Spy/Servinfo, please update data file as per the instructions here.
Or use Vattastic.com to check real time Vatsim status.
Notam 13.12.08 Unidentified triangle on VCCF & VOMF FIR Boundary should be disregarded. Refer here.
Controller: Flight 122, can you climb to FL390?
122: Standby (A few seconds pass)
122: We can make it, but we’ll have to throw out a few passengers
Controller: That’s approved.
Notam 13.12.06: Indian Ocean HF radio position reporting system
In Sri Lanka & Maldives vACC you can request simulated 'HF radio position reporting system' to make your online flying more realistic. Following is a sample HF radio position reporting message when aircraft is not under radar control, usually when your aircraft is 250nm away from nearest land or VHF radio station.
Sample Radio message script for Colombo Radio in VCCF FIR is given below. Enter required data in the boxes to automatically get the correct radio message at the top.