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

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NOTAM: ATC Controlling Positions During Milk Run Monday


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.


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 encouraged 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.


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-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.


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



This NOTAM is under the authority of the following;


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


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. 


*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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