Online Airline Management Simulation
or login using:
My Account
Edit account
» Achievements
» Logout
Game Credits
Credit balance: 0 Cr
Buy credits
» Credit history

Next Game World #4 starts this Saturday!

Started by Sami, June 09, 2015, 11:26:29 AM


The Game World #4 will relaunch with a fresh new scenario this week. The launch date for this "The Jet Age" scenario is this Saturday, June 13th at approximately 17 UTC (1pm @ NYC, 02am @ Tokyo).

This long game world will begin in the early 1970s and will run all the way to 2030. You will still have the chance to fly with historical propliners while the beginning of air travel for the masses with jet aircraft is just around the corner.

Another mini-game with the Early Days theme (~1950 to 1970) is also planned to begin after some weeks.


Can we please, please, please have GMT added to the starting advice as well Sami  ;) ;) :)


GMT is not even used anymore oficially as far as i know.

Jona L.

Quote from: Air Azure [President and CEO] on June 09, 2015, 09:42:52 PM
GMT is not even used anymore oficially as far as i know.
Well, it is the official name for UK time....


Quote from: [Remover of SkyConnect] Jona L. on June 09, 2015, 09:44:41 PM
Well, it is the official name for UK time....

Yes, you are absplutely right :-[

I should have written: Is not used as the international standard time anymore. In the past you said GMT+5. Now it is UTC+5.


We still use GMT here in the UK and I've never heard of UTC what does that stand for?

It's like we have to call our game of football soccer now even though we invented the game and our cousins call their game American football and yet they rarely use their feet so I don't know how they can call it football. I wonder if they even know where the very first game game of baseball was played? Yep here in the UK so we invented baseball as well.  :laugh: :laugh:


UTC / GMT is the basis for local times worldwide ▸

Other names: Universal Time Coordinated / Universal Coordinated Time

Successor to: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Military name: "Zulu" Military Time

Longitude: 0° (Prime Meridian)

At sea: Longitudes between 7.5° West and 7.5° East

Note: United Kingdom is one hour ahead of UTC / GMT during summer



Jona L.


Yeah..whatever you like, I'm still F/O  Beech Super King Air 200 8)

OBVIOUSLY, no one could explain it good enough, so I did.

It has to do with those bloody Atomic Clocks!  I do prefer GMT though..or Zulu, then we know what we are talking about!  >:(

Having been in Greenwich on the 0-meridian, it is someway easier to understand. They do have a nice Maritime Museum there if you have some spare time after Biggin Hill , Imperial War Museum and Duxford  ;)

Anyways, I hope I don't miss the start at UTC 1700!  :laugh:

F/O Sgt_Hotcliff


Well I got some more fun facts for you :laugh::

It all started 1958 with the so called TAI (Temps Atomique International). Today, the TAI is approximately 34 seconds in advance, because this time doesn't take earth rotation errors etc. into account.

Then some intelligent minds invented the UT1 (Universal Time No.1). UT1 does take these effects into account and has inaccuracies of less then a few tenth of a second per year.

UTC is basically the same as TAI. But it is regularly adjusted by a so called "leap second", so that it is always less than 0.9 seconds away from UT1. The last leap second was inserted 2012. The next one will be 2015, June 30 at 23.59:59 UTC. So stay tuned for a spectacle 8) :laugh:


Hey Air Azure shall I scratch your head from here in London UK at 22:50 GMT

Hey Capt Sarge did you ever visit the Imperial war museum in Kensington SW London? A fantastic place to visit and when you're there it is close to a load of other museums as well. 


Thanks Air Azure,
it is fantastic how different people can mess up something that already is working fine!  :'( Same in technichal world, when they started to say KPa ,HPa and MPa instead of our trusted system with atm or bars! I still use the old ones! 8)

Yes,yes, been there a few times, it's great! I forgot also to recommend "Hendon Airfield" , also great museum of aviation. Duxford has a lot of live air shows.
Lived and worked in London in the early 80's, so I had some time for this. :-[
Also, I had booked flight training in avanced manouvers, in a CAP-10 a small beast for aerobatics outside London. My instructor was Hoof Proudfoot, who sadly was killed in action at Duxford, rolling a P38 Lightning into flames close to audience.  :'(

Gear up!

Jona L.

Quote from: Sgt_Hotcliff on June 12, 2015, 02:41:21 PM
I do prefer GMT though..or Zulu, then we know what we are talking about!

ZULU = UTC, not GMT ;)


I am talking about the "Good Old Days" , before atomic clocks screwed it all up!  >:(

""Zulu" time is that which is more commonly know as "GMT" (Greenwich Mean Time) or time at the Zero Meridian..  Our natural concept of time is linked to the rotation of the earth and we define the length of the day as the 24 hours it takes (on average) the earth to spin once on its axis.

As time pieces became more accurate and communication became global, there needed to be a point from which all other world times were based.  Since Great Britain was the world's foremost maritime power when the concept of latitude and longitude came to be, the starting point for designating longitude was the "prime meridian" which is zero degrees and runs through the Royal Greenwich Observatory, in Greenwich, England.

When the concept of time zones was introduced, the "starting" point for calculating the different time zones was agreed to be the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Unfortunately the Earth does not rotate at exactly a constant rate.  Due to various scientific reasons and increased accuracy in measuring the earth's rotation, a new timescale, called Universal Time Coordinated or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), has been adopted and replaces the term GMT.

The Navy, as well as civil aviation, uses the letter "Z" (phonetically "Zulu") to refer to the time at the prime meridian.

NOAA satellites use Zulu Time or Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) as their time reference.  The satellite images that appear on NOAA's Web sites are stamped in Zulu time.

The Department of the Navy serves as the United States official timekeeper, with the Master Clock facility at the  U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, D.C. "

End of story I hope  ;D

Jona L.

At the airport we used Zulu (yes I know it is NATO-code for Z), for all flight relevant times, and ZULU was set to be UTC, not GMT, thus independent from that crap called DST. Which is the only difference in them, really.


Quote from: [Remover of SkyConnect] Jona L. on June 09, 2015, 09:40:07 PM
not during DST

UTC is the same all year, GMT is the same all year, but in Britain you have BST, British Summer Time.


I just don't like UTC..prefer GMT or Z..

end of story! :)