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  2. "Well done to all the controllers who controlled who controlled MRM. Very enjoyable from a pilot perspective to have essentially full 'true-to-world' ATC from start to finish." Well done everyone!
  3. 1. INTRODUCTION This NOTAM is detailed in accordance with subparagraph 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This is for the purpose of ATC Training. 2. RESERVED POSITIONS A) ML_APP 3. EFFECTIVE DATE & TIME The above position will be reserved for use on 3rd August 2021 between 0600z-0700z. 4. CONTACTS Greg Barber- Director, ATC Training & Standards (atc(at)vatpac.org) 5. NOTICE TO ATC Under subparagraph 4.1, controllers must not control this position during the times indicated without prior approval of the l
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  5. Changes 1AUG21: Birthday Bash - East Coast: Event created for the 20AUG21. Event to celebrate VATSIMs 20th Birthday between Sydney & Brisbane! Light Up Pacific: Event Rescheduled 21AUG21. Another collaboration event with VATNZ for VATSIM 20th Birthday! Friday Night Ops Downunder: Event rescheduled one week earlier. 15OCT21.
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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 165 nm Est Flight Time: approx 80 mins Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias. Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3000 ft. Flight plan File as: YWYM YARG YLDL YPKU GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
  8. Welcome to one of VATPAC's rare event types! A "return" event allows our pilots to fly two sectors, between two relatively close airfields! In this rendition, we will be flying out of Darwin to Denpasar and back, between the hours of 0800z to 1400z on the 28th of August 2021. This will allow pilots to get a feel of flying a return flight while testing our controllers' skills with two flows of traffic! Departure Information Departures out of Darwin will be expected to fly the JULIE5 departure off of the chosen runway at Darwin, departing at roughly 0800z. Alternatively, pilots may reques
  9. Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 154 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias. Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 2500 ft. Flight plan File as: YPKU YCIL YFRV YWYM GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap.
  10. Congratulations to @Chris Gardiner who passed his S3 Assessment today! See you behind the scope!
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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 124 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins Aircraft: Any aircraft capable of 100-110 kias. Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3500 ft. Flight plan File as: YSRN YQNS YZHN YVAL YDPO GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation:
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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 125 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins Aircraft: Any aircraft capable of 100-110 kias. Altitude: Not above FL125. Suggested 3500 ft. Flight plan File as: YDPO YHEY YWRT YSRN GPS flight plan is available for FSX/P3D .pln, MFS2020 .pln, X-Plane .fms and Little Navmap. Navigation: Pilo
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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 145 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias. Altitude: Remain in class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes below. Flight plan File as: YCFS SIO YSEW WGG RER YPLI YEVD YBNA YTYH HASS CDG YBCG GPS flight plan is ava
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    Simulation Date/Time: Current date set to daylight. Weather: Real World / Fair weather if real world is unsuitable for VFR operations. If not using live weather, please be mindful of others who are using live weather and will be taking off and landing into the wind. Distance: 147 nm Est Flight Time: approx 75 mins Aircraft: Cessna 172 or similar aircraft capable of 110-120 kias. Altitude: Remain in class G airspace as far as possible. See waypoint notes below. Flight plan File as: YBCG STOT CGM YMUR YCAS YSGR GRE MTBA YCFS GPS flight plan is available for FS
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  16. Greetings, I was extremely disappointed to receive feedback regarding several controllers' conduct over the ATC text channel over the weekend. All controllers are reminded that whenever they are connected to the VATSIM Network, they are bound by the VATSIM Code of Conduct and User Agreement and may face consequences up to and including having their account permanently terminated under the VATSIM Code of Regulations if they are found to be in breach of these policies. Furthermore, the ATC text channel should be used for ATC coordination only, and not general chat including the harras
  17. Congratulations to James Hennell who has recently completed his Oceanic Endorsment. Well done James.
  18. Congratulations to @Daniel Smythwho passed his S3 assessment with flying colours on Sunday! Coming to a TCU near you!
  19. Massive congratulations to @Jakob Hansenwho passed his S2 assessment on Saturday! Coming to an ADC position near you!
  20. A congratulations is in store for @James Walker who passed his S3 Assessment on Saturday! Coming to a TCU position near you very, very soon!
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    This weeks flight 1st September 2021 concludes a five leg flight around regional New Zealand in the North Island. Leg 5 commences at Opotiki (NZOP) with destination Napier (NZNR) with T&G opportunities as per flight details below. Flights suggested and prepared by Peter Smith YMA489 Scenery Suggested: There is a plethora of scenery available for both X-Plane 11 and MSFS2020 so choice of any addons is left to pilot discretion. Aircraft Suggested: Any capable 120/150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details: LINK Weather: Real t
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    This weeks flight 25th August 2021 continues a five leg flight around regional New Zealand in the North Island. Leg 4 commences at Raglan (NZRA) with destination Opotiki (NZOP) with T&G opportunities as per flight details below. Flights suggested and prepared by Peter Smith YMA489 Scenery Suggested: There is a plethora of scenery available for both X-Plane 11 and MSFS2020 so choice of any addons is left to pilot discretion. Aircraft Suggested: Any capable 120/150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details: LINK Weather: Real ti
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    This weeks flight 18th August 2021 continues a five leg flight around regional New Zealand in the North Island. Leg 3 commences at Mercer (NZME) with destination Raglan (NZRA) with T&G opportunities as per flight details below. Flights suggested and prepared by Peter Smith YMA489 Scenery Suggested: There is a plethora of scenery available for both X-Plane 11 and MSFS2020 so choice of any addons is left to pilot discretion. Aircraft Suggested: Any capable 120/150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details: LINK Weather: Real time
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    This weeks flight 11th August 2021 continues a five leg flight around regional New Zealand in the North Island. Leg 2 commences at Kaipara Flats (NZKF) with destination Mercer (NZME) with T&G opportunities as per flight details below. Flights suggested and prepared by Peter Smith YMA489 Scenery Suggested: There is a plethora of scenery available for both X-Plane 11 and MSFS2020 so choice of any addons is left to pilot discretion. Aircraft Suggested: Any capable 120/150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details: LINK Weather: R
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    This weeks flight 4th August 2021 commences a five leg flight around regional New Zealand in the North Island. Leg 1 commences at Kaitaia (NZKT) with destination Kaipara Flats (NZKF) with T&G opportunities as per flight details below. Flights suggested and prepared by Peter Smith YMA489 Scenery Suggested: There is a plethora of scenery available for both X-Plane 11 and MSFS2020 so choice of any addons is left to pilot discretion. Aircraft Suggested: Any capable 120/150 kias Comms: Unicom 122.80 unless instructed by ATC Flight Details: LINK Weather: R
  26. Responsible to: Director of Airspace and Publications Direct Reports: N/A Duties: Review and update technical documents (e.g. manuals and local instructions) Checking and editing documents for accuracy and compliance Create templates for future use Manage the flow of documentation within VATPAC Maintain confidentiality around sensitive information Be able to dedicate 5 - 10 hours per month Essential Criteria: Active participation in the greater VATPAC community for the last 6 months Be a member of good standing in VATSIM a
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