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NOTAM: Positions Reserved during Milk Run Monday (Mode A Active)


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NOTAM: ATC Controlling Positions During Milk Run Monday

 

1 INTRODUCTION
The following NOTAM is for the reservation of positions and the authorisation of non-standard positions under the Controller Positions and Ratings Policy during Milk Run Monday events.

 

2 NON STANDARD AUTHORISED POSITIONS
Per the Activation of Non-Standard Positions NOTAM, a number of controller positions are now auto-authorised both during and outside this event. You are encoraged to familiarize yourself with these positions.

 

3 NOTAM Mode
This NOTAM revolves around two different modes depending on the current time zone status within Australia.

  • Mode A: Daylight Saving Mode
    While VIC, NSW, SA, AS and the ACT are in daylight savings mode (early OCT - early APR) Milk Run Monday positions are reserved from 0730-1130z
  • Mode B: Normal Operations Mode
    When all eastern states operate on AEST (Early APR - Early OCT) Milk Run Monday positions are reserved from 0800z-1200z

Current Active Mode: Mode B
Reservation Time: 0800z-1200z

Please note, all positions in 4 RESERVED Positions are reserved during the time NOTED above.

 

4 RESERVED POSITIONS
Under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy, the following positions are reserved for the time noted above every Monday, excluding the last Monday of each month.

ENR Positions

  • ML-ELW_CTR
  • ML-BIK_CTR
  • ML-SNO_CTR (*)
  • ML-WOL_CTR (*)
  • ML-BLA_CTR (*)

Melbourne TCU

  • ML_APP
  • ML_DEP (*)
  • ML_TWR
  • ML_GND
  • ML_DEL

Sydney TCU Positions

  • SY_APP
  • SY-D_APP (*)
  • SY-DE_APP ($)
  • SY_DEP (*)
  • SY_TWR
  • SY-E_TWR (*)
  • SY_GND (*)
  • SY-E_GND (*)
  • SY-C_GND ($)
  • SY_DEL

Canberra TCU

  • CB_APP
  • CB-W_APP (*)
  • CB_TWR
  • CB_GND

(*) denoted a position authorised to be opened by the requirements of the Activation of Non-Standard Positions NOTAM.

($) denotes a position that requires authorisation under the Controller Positions and Ratings Policy to be opened. These positions are automatically authorised for those who appear on the controller roster.

Additionally, controllers are only permitted to open the above reserved positions if one of the requirements in Section 8 (Appendix) are met.

 

5 ROSTER
The controller roster for each Milk Run Monday can be found on the VATPAC Events Website.

https://events.vatpac.org/

 

6 AUTHORISATION
This NOTAM is under the authority of the following;

 

7 CANCELLATION
This NOTAM is active unless cancelled by the Director of Events, or Division Director.

 

8 APPENDIX
The below photo is to define the difference between available and rostered positions. As an example; SY_TWR, SY_APP and BN-MDE_CTR are demonstrated, the same applies for all positions rostered by this NOTAM. 

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*Time in example photo is AEST (from 08z - 12z)*

  • BN-MDE_CTR is free from 1100-1200z for any controller to provide ATC services
  • SY_APP is free from 0900-1000z for any controller to provide ATC services
  • SY_TWR is free from 1000-1200z for any controller to provide ATC services

Controllers who are on the roster have priority of the position during their nominated times. Controllers not on the roster must relinquish the controller position to the rostered controller.

 

Any queries regarding this NOTAM can be directed to the Director of Events via [email protected]

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  • 3 weeks later...

Changes to the above NOTAM effective 29JAN21

The below modifications have been made to this Milk Run Monday NOTAM.

  • Removal of SY-D_APP as an authorised and reserved position
  • Changes to requirements to open Departure TCU Position.

 

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  • Joshua Micallef changed the title to ATC Controlling Positions during Milk Run Monday --- (Mode B Active)

Changes to the above NOTAM effective 12APR21

The below modifications have been made to this Milk Run Monday NOTAM.

  • Positions now rostered 0800z - 1200z as Daylight savings has concluded. This NOTAM will now alternate between two modes and described below (Info about each mode and the current active mode can also be found in the original NOTAM)
    • Mode A: Daylight Saving Mode
      While VIC/SA/NSW and WA are in daylight savings mode (early OCT - early APR) Milk Run Monday positions are reserved from 0730-1130z each and every Monday (Excluding the last Monday of each month).
    • Mode B: Normal Operations Mode
      When all eastern states operate on AEST (Early APR - Early OCT) Milk Run Monday positions are reserved from 0800z-1200z each and every Monday (Excluding the last Monday of each month).
    • NOTICE will NOT be made for switches between mode A and mode B. Controllers are encouraged to check this NOTAM Title to see the current active mode, or check the NOTAM itself for information about which mode is currently active.
  • Changes to the Authorisation requirements for _DEP positions
    • C3/Senior Staff members can now authorise _DEP positions for SY/ML if traffic deems the position more important than having DEL, GND, TWR & APP all open first. This authorisation must be recorded in the #non-starndard-approvals channel on the VATPAC Discord.
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Changes to the above NOTAM effective 7JUL21

  • Removal of ML-ELW_CTR as a reserved position during the nominated NOTAM times (Section 3)
  • Removal of ML-ELW_CTR as an Authorised Non Standard Position (Section 2)
  • Fixup of Daylight Savings Mode designations
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  • Zach Biesse-Fitton changed the title to NOTAM: ATC Controlling Positions during Milk Run Monday (Mode B Active)
  • Joshua Micallef changed the title to NOTAM: Positions Reserved during Milk Run Monday (Mode B Active)
  • Joshua Micallef changed the title to NOTAM: Positions Reserved during Milk Run Monday (Mode A Active)
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