Webeye presentation[PDF]

Introduction

This article will show you what Webeye is and how you can use it for daily operation in IVAO.

Overview

Webeye is the official interface for viewing online activity of the IVAO server.

This interface has a graphical appearance showing:

  • Active controllers
  • Flying pilots
The Webeye is a WWW page accessible by using the link: https://webeye.ivao.aero/


The Webeye interface has several menus:

  • Map menu: Default open menu which displays the network situation by using a graphic.
  • Client menu: List of different category of users by using table text
  • Event menu: A schedule of different IVAO activities dedicated to the members
  • Contact menu: This menu will forward you to the IVAO Forum in order to get information and help
  • Login/Logout menu: To log yourself by using your IVAO User ID, in order to get more information about the connected members.
  • Settings menu: To configure some display settings (only accessible for IVAO logged users)
  • Friends menu: To configure your friend list (only accessible for IVAO logged users)

Webeye Menu before login.png

The menu above is the menu shown by Webeye before login.

Webeye Menu after login.png

The menu above is the menu shown by Webeye after login.

MAP Display

When you launch Webeye, you will find a world map with many aircraft icons on it and coloured areas.

Webeye map.png

The Webeye interface will display above the map two types of IVAO activity:

  • Pilot flying with aircraft or helicopter not on the ground
  • Air traffic controller in active control


You can center the Webeye on a geographic point by using the following URL address:

The first number is the number of degrees North
The second number is the number of degrees East
The third number is the zoom factor on this point

You can center the Webeye on a callsign by using the following URL address:


Air Traffic controller display

Area Controller (ICAO_CTR)

The area controllers or en-route controllers are represented by a large blue zone.
This zone represents the exact lateral area of responsibility of the controller.

Webeye position CTR.png

Military control zones are represented in green.

DepictionMilitaryEnrouteWebeye.png

Be careful that sometimes the controller will not control vertically each altitude on this area.

Approach, Arrival controller (ICAO_APP)

The approach and arrival controllers are represented by a blue rounded zone.

If this zone is a circle, it does never represent the exact area of responsibility of the controller. Usually this zone is larger than the depicted zone. As a pilot, your contact shall be anticipated.

Webeye position APP.png

If this zone is a shape (other than a circle), this represents the lateral limits of the TMA.

Webeye tma.png

The approach controllers are not responsible for aircraft overflying at high level (usually greater than FL200) established at cruise flight level.

Departure (ICAO_DEP) controller

The departure controllers are represented by a pink rounded zone. This zone does never represent the exact area of responsibility of the controller.

Webeye position DEP.png

Usually this zone is larger than the depicted zone. As a pilot, your contact shall be anticipated.
The departure controllers are not responsible for aircraft overflying at high level (usually greater than FL200) established at cruise flight level.

Tower controller (ICAO_TWR)

The tower controllers are represented by a small red rounded zone.
This zone does not represent the area of responsibility of the controller, but it can be used as approximation.

Webeye position TWR.png

The tower controller is responsible for the runway and surrounding area.

Ground controller (ICAO_GND)

The ground controllers are represented by a small yellow rounded zone.
This zone does not represent the area of responsibility of the controller.

Webeye position GND.png

The ground controller is only responsible for the taxiways and aprons on this airfield.

Delivery controller (ICAO_DEL)

The delivery controllers are represented by a small orange rounded zone
This orange zone does not represent the area of responsibility of the controller.

Webeye position DEL.png

The delivery controller is responsible to issue IFR departure clearance on the ground.

Combined position

Several positions can be combined and you can find hereunder some examples of combined positions:

Webeye position APP and TWR.png Approach (APP) position combined with tower (TWR) position

Webeye position GND and TWR.png Tower (TWR) position combined with ground (GND) position

Webeye event atc.png
Two close airports opened; LEPA and LEIB with 2 CTR:
LEIB: APP , TWR and GND positions connected
LEPA: APP, DEP, TWR, GND and DEL positions connected
This is a typical full-staffed airport in IVAO during a major event in IVAO

Aircraft representation

Each aircraft connected and flying on the IVAO network is represented by one of the icons presented below:

The aircraft is represented in function of its declared wake turbulence category.


Webeye aircraft L.png Light aircraft

Webeye aircraft M.png Medium aircraft

Webeye aircraft H.png Large aircraft


Webeye helico.png Helicopter

Online client counters

Webeye client counter.png

You can find the following current counters and the maximum counter during a period of 24 hours:

  • Number of connections (amount of users connected)
  • Number of active controllers
  • Number of active pilots
  • Number of active pilots flying a World Tour
  • Number of observers (including staff members)
  • Number of supervisors
Webeye popular.png

In addition, Webeye gives the current popular airfields used by people considering the amount of inbound and outbound traffic.

Online client lists

The Webeye tool gives you the opportunity to get information about the current connection and situation on the network presented in a table list.

Pilot/aircraft list

You can display the aircraft list and the Webeye will present the information like the figure below: Webeye pilot list.png

ATC/Controller list

You can display the ATC/Controller list and the Webeye will present the information like the figure below: Webeye atc list.png

Observer List

You can display the observer list and the Webeye will present the information like the figure below: The observers are all members (regular, staff members) connected to look at the current activity on the network. The observers are neither active controllers nor active pilots.

Webeye observer list.png

Supervisor List

There is also a supervisors list not described in this documentation. The supervisors are IVAO members connected as observers, pilots and ATC who are responsible for helping the members and resolving issues on networks (except those network structure related).

Friends List

Once logged in, you can add here a list of members called friends. To add a member, enter his VID on the top. The first list shows friends who are currently connected to the network, either as pilot, ATC or observer. Click on pilot/ATC callsign to display it's aircraft/position on the map. Click on his name/VID to display his IVAO profil.

The second list shows friends who are currently offline. Click on his name/VID to display his IVAO profil.

Webeye friend list.png

Events List

In the Events menu, each member can have a look at the IVAO HQ events schedule of the current month in IVAO website.

The events are areas controlled by ATC/controller for a specific activity. These activities are managed by one or several divisions or the IVAO HQ event staff. The pilot may fly on these activities but, ATC coverage is managed by the division.


Webeye use

Webeye use for controllers

The Webeye tool is not necessary for a controller as our radar software gives more information.

But, it can be used to:

  • verify if your wanted position is active or not in the network before connection
  • verify the nearby air traffic controller before connection
  • verify the incoming aircraft to your airport(s) which are very far from your area of responsibility
Webeye is not a tool that helps you to provide ATC traffic service.


Webeye use for pilots

Webeye is not necessary to fly.

But it can be very helpful for pilots to check:

  • Their flight progress in order to detect technical issues (your aircraft is not moving on the network)
  • Their flight progress including track flied since take-off (see figure below)
  • If there is nearby aircraft not communicating on Unicom in order to get their call sign

Webeye flight progress.png

Pay attention that this tool is monitored continuously by observers and supervisors.

Signification of the aircraft route colours:

Minimum altitude Maximum altitude colour
0 2099 Yellow
2100 5999 Light Green
6000 11999 Green
12000 17999 Cyan
18000 23999 Violet
24000 31999 Magenta
32000 - Red


But it can be very helpful for pilots to verify the presence of ATC and check:

  • If their flight will enter a controlled area soon
  • The ATC activity for the planned flight.


Example: 2 aircraft will soon enter an area controller zone at the right near Egypt and 3 aircraft flying under ATC control in the same area:

Webeye aircraft near atc zone.png

Webeye for staff

In order to easily update Webeye datas, links are available to display polygons.

https://webeye.ivao.aero/mapschanges/

To request any update, contact your division staff who are allowed to submit updates on the appropriate board : http://forum.ivao.aero/index.php?board=1010.0


See also

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Reference

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Author

  • VID 150259 - Creation - Wiki integration
  • VID 450012 - Update (new features v2.2.0)

DATE OF SUBMISSION

  • 13:13, 7 January 2020

COPYRIGHT

  • This documentation is copyrighted as part of the intellectual property of the International Virtual Aviation Organisation.

DISCLAIMER

  • The content of this documentation is intended for aviation simulation only and must not be used for real aviation operations.