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  1. Do you have any ideas on a future VATPAC Major Event? Want to provide feedback to the Events Team on past editions of Events and play a part in the events calendar for next year? The VATPAC Events Department is inviting members of the community to conduct a survey! This survey will be the driving force for all the Major Events that will be conducted in 2023. Fill out the survey Here and let us know your ideas! This survey will remain open from 17AUG22 -> 01NOV22.
  2. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for First Wings - Sydney & Brisbane 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of First Wings - Sydney & Brisbane. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0200z-0700z on the 07AUG22. BN-ARL_CTR BN-INL_CTR BN-MLD_CTR BN_APP BN_DEP BN_TWR BN_GND BN_DEL SY_APP SY_DEP SY_TWR SY_GND SY_DEL 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) Luke M - Event Coordinator ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. They may also be logged onto the network as VATPAC35. 5 ROSTER The roster for First Wings - Sydney & Brisbane can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 0700z on the 07AUG22.
  3. Good Evening Everyone, It is with a heavy heart that I address the community today to announce that Tyler H has resigned from his VATPAC Staff positions with immediate effect. Tyler has been a member of the Events Department as an Event Coordinator, and a member of the Air Training Services Department as an Instructor and Operations Advisor for over 18 months. Tyler has devoted significant portions of his own time to ensure that the community recieves the highest quality training and events possible. A massive debt can be owed to Tyler for the running of Spilled Milk Run rostering last year, and the coordination of a large number of Major Events during his time as staff. Tyler was also at the forefront for assisting a large number of students progress through the mentoring stages for their controller ratings. On behalf of the VATPAC Board, Senior Staff Team and Community, we thank you for all that you have done, and wish you luck on your future endeavours!
  4. VATPAC is looking for members of the community to provide feedback about Long Haul - South East Asia Connect This information will be valuable for VATPACs next long haul event. Survey Link - https://forms.gle/8FQEvfJy4ZV9A7Bd8
  5. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Long Haul - South East Asia Connect 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of Long Haul - South East Asia Connect. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0300z-1100z on the 16th of July 2022. ML_APP ML_TWR ML_GND ML_DEL AD_APP AD_TWR AD_GND AD_DEL ML-ELW_CTR ML-TBD_CTR ML-ASP_CTR ML-OLW_CTR BN-TRT_CTR ML-IND_FSS 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) Chris G - Events Manager ([email protected]) Zachari G - Events Coordinator ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. They may also be logged onto the network as VATPAC35. 5 ROSTER The roster for Long Haul - South East Asia Connect can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 1100z on the 16th of July 2022.
  6. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for City Pair - Brisbane & Cairns 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of City Pair - Brisbane & Cairns. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0200z-0800z on the 24JUN22. CS_DEL CS_GND CS_TWR CS_APP BN_DEL BN_GND BN-S_GND BN_TWR BN_APP BN_DEP BN-INL_CTR BN-KEN_CTR 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Zachari G - Event Coordinator ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. They may also be logged onto the network as VATPAC35. 5 ROSTER The roster for City Pair - Brisbane & Cairns can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 0800z on the 24th of June 2022.
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    VATPAC invites you to the next rendition of our newest quarterly event where we explore the Pacific Islands within VATPAC Airspace. On the last Friday of each quarter you can expect to be invited to fly routes across Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and many other islands in our very own backyard This Round This quarter we are exploring the beautiful islands of Papua New Guinea. We invite you to fly to, from, and around Port Moresby Jacksons International (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z on Friday the 24th of June 2022. Port Moresby International Airport is the nation's largest and busiest airport; home to Air Niugini and PNG Air, as well as hosting flights from Qantas/QantasLink, Virgin Australia, Philippine Airlines and even Pacific Air Express for cargo just to name a few! Routes VATPAC recommends the following routes for pilots flying to and from the nominated airfield. YBCS- AYPY: ROUTE: CS ZANEY R210 LENAK SAKTO PY AYPY - YBCS: ROUTE: DCT PY R210 ZANEY CS DCT Pilots are also welcome to fly to and from other aerodromes, inbound to Port Moresby, throughout the event. Controllers: Positions during Pacific Connect are NOT rostered. As such, any controllers who wish to control this event are encouraged to log on early to secure their spot! Be sure to float around on the Discord to check when positions become available! Non-standard positions may be opened depending on traffic level. Please see a C3 or Senior Staff member for authorization to open them! Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AYPY_GND Port Moresby Ground 121.700 AYPY_TWR Port Moresby Tower 118.100 AYPY_APP Port Moresby Approach 125.800 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 BN-KEN_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.150 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Check out the airspace organization for Port Moresby here --> https://vatpac.org/controllers/airspace/ Please note: some scenery details for AYPY are not reflected in certain simulators. As such, you may recieve some aircraft requesting different taxi instructions, or taxing "on the grass" on your scope. Scenery: AYPY - Port Moresby International Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - Cami De Bellis (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.vatpac.org
  8. VATPAC invites you to the next rendition of our newest quarterly event where we explore the Pacific Islands within VATPAC Airspace. On the last Friday of each quarter you can expect to be invited to fly routes across Melanesia, Polynesia, Micronesia and many other islands in our very own backyard This Round This quarter we are exploring the beautiful islands of Papua New Guinea. We invite you to fly to, from, and around Port Moresby Jacksons International (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z on Friday the 24th of June 2022. Port Moresby International Airport is the nation's largest and busiest airport; home to Air Niugini and PNG Air, as well as hosting flights from Qantas/QantasLink, Virgin Australia, Philippine Airlines and even Pacific Air Express for cargo just to name a few! Routes VATPAC recommends the following routes for pilots flying to and from the nominated airfield. YBCS- AYPY: ROUTE: CS ZANEY R210 LENAK SAKTO PY AYPY - YBCS: ROUTE: DCT PY R210 ZANEY CS DCT Pilots are also welcome to fly to and from other aerodromes, inbound to Port Moresby, throughout the event. Controllers: Positions during Pacific Connect are NOT rostered. As such, any controllers who wish to control this event are encouraged to log on early to secure their spot! Be sure to float around on the Discord to check when positions become available! Non-standard positions may be opened depending on traffic level. Please see a C3 or Senior Staff member for authorization to open them! Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: AYPY_GND Port Moresby Ground 121.700 AYPY_TWR Port Moresby Tower 118.100 AYPY_APP Port Moresby Approach 125.800 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 BN-KEN_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.150 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Check out the airspace organization for Port Moresby here --> https://vatpac.org/controllers/airspace/ Please note: some scenery details for AYPY are not reflected in certain simulators. As such, you may recieve some aircraft requesting different taxi instructions, or taxing "on the grass" on your scope. Scenery: AYPY - Port Moresby International Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - Cami De Bellis (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane) We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.vatpac.org
  9. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Newbie Night - Adelaide & Melbourne 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of Newbie Night - Adelaide & Melbourne 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0800-1200z on the 18th of June 2022 ML-TBD_CTR ML-MUN_CTR ML-ELW_CTR ML_APP ML_DEP ML_TWR ML_GND ML_DEL AD_APP AD_DEP AD_TWR AD_GND AD_DEL 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Tyler B - ATS Training Team ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. 5 ROSTER The roster for Newbie Night - Adelaide & Melbourne can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 1200z on the 24th of June 2022.
  10. The controller roster for Newbie Night - Adelaide and Melbourne has been released. The roster can be viewed here - https://events.vatpac.org/newbie-night-adelaide-melbourne
  11. Thank you to everyone for making your way out last Sunday to support the bi-annual event between VATPAC and VATNZ! As always, we are looking for feedback about how you found this event, the feedback will only take a few minutes and will assist us for future editions of Cross the Ditch! Feedback Link - https://forms.gle/Zxt9dmozKoR1ejt89
  12. The preliminary roster for cross the ditch has been released! We still have plenty of positions available to control. If you are available to control, please put in an application via the following link - https://crosstheditch.net/winter2022/atc_applications The roster can be viewed via this link (please note this roster is not final, the positions you are on may change). - https://vats.im/ctd-roster
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    Thanks James! September is when we plan to release the next edition of this series.
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    Hi Paul, please see the above comment where it was announced on the 25th. https://vats.im/pac/tn-metro-ops-pilot
  15. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Training Night - Metro D Ops 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of Training Night - Metro D Ops. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0800z-1200z on the 28th of May 2022. BN-ARL_CTR ML-BIK_CTR BK_TWR BK_GND CN_TWR CN_GND SY_APP SY-S_APP SY_DEP 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Joshua M - Director of Events ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. They may also be logged onto the network as VATPAC35. 5 ROSTER The roster for Training Night - Metro D Ops can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 1200z on the 20th of May 2022.
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    Hi James, it is available on the event announcement
  17. The controller roster has been released! It can be accessed and viewed here - https://events.vatpac.org/training-night-metro-d-operations Positions which are free on the roster can be opened by any controller on the day. Additionally, the event briefing documents can be found below: Pilot Briefing Controller Briefing
  18. We are still on the hunt for people who are looking to gain knowledge (or gain practice) on controlling class D airfields! The controller roster will be released tonight. We ask that anyone and everyone interested in controlling on Saturday applies via the following link - https://events.vatpac.org/training-night-metro-d-operations Thanks!
  19. Training Night - Metro D Operations is next Saturday! We are still on the hunt for controllers who are looking to learn how to operate Metro D airports in VATPAC Airspace! Interested? Apply here - https://events.vatpac.org/training-night-metro-d-operations
  20. Thank you for everyone who came out yesterday to support Panic Stations Gold Coast! We are looking for feedback on what you thought about yesterday's event, this will take a matter of minutes and be of great assistance to the Events Team. Feedback Link - https://forms.gle/L2AVNPTYjjzNzy419
  21. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Panic Stations - Gold Coast 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of the positions noted in 2 RESERVED POSITIONS for the purpose of Panic Stations - Gold Coast. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0700-1100z on the 20MAY22. BN-INL_CTR BN-DOS_CTR* BN-BUR_CTR* BN-FLW_CTR* BN_APP BN_TWR CG_APP CG_TWR CG_GND 3 AIRSPACE CHANGES During Panic Stations Gold Coast, the following airspace ownership will be activated in order to ease controller workload. INL covers SDY and DOS BUR covers KPL and CVN Additional sub sectors being opened will assume their own individual area of control, unless approved by the Director of Events, or an active Event Coordinator. 4 AUTHORITY This NOTAM Is under the authority of the following: Joshua M | 1342084 - Director of Events ([email protected]) 5 EVENT CONTACT The nominated Event Coordinator(s) for this event are: Joshua M | 1342084 - Director of Events ([email protected]) Event Coordinators will be available for contact on the VATPAC Discord, using the @eventcoordinator role. They can also be contacted via PM over the VATSIM network. They may also be logged onto the network as VATPAC35. 6 ROSTER The roster for Panic Stations - Gold Coast can be viewed here. If you have any questions about the roster, or with to have it amended, please email [email protected], or make contact with one of Event Coordinators in the VATPAC Discord Server. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the Event Coordinators and we will find a position for you! 7 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel at 1100z on the 20MAY22.
  22. The roster of Panic Stations Gold Coast on Friday has been released! We are still looking to fill the following positions with appropriatly rated controllers. If you are available to control, let us know in the Coordination Channel in the VATPAC Discord, or by emailing [email protected] BN-DOS_CTR BN-FLW_CTR You can view the roster here!
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    It's June and with the easing of travel restrictions, people all across Australasia are dreaming of escaping the cold with trips to the Islands. Facilitating these holidays are the pilots and controllers of VATSIM, connecting Melbourne, Auckland, and Fiji as we once again Cross the Ditch! What's it all about? For twenty hours this June, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two and a half to three and a half hours flight time. Throughout the event, Oceania's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full gate-to-gate ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world to join the fun: UTC: Saturday 11th June 2022 18:00 - Sunday 12th June 2022 14:00 AEST: Sunday 12th June 2022 04:00 - Monday 13th June 2022 00:00 NZST: Sunday 12th June 2022 06:00 - Monday 13th June 2022 02:00 Routes This season's event is following a three-airport structure, with an airport in Australia, one in New Zealand, and one in the Pacific Islands - in this case, Nadi in Fiji. Each flight should take roughly two and a half to three and a half hours to complete, allowing pilots time to easily complete multiple sectors. The following is the active ATC available during this event. The Arrival and Departure Slots available on the Flight Booking page will ensure that there is ATC coverage throughout your flight. The Routes for Cross the Ditch 22 - Winter 2022 are: Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Melbourne, Australia (YMML) Melbourne, Australia (YMML) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page. Cross the Ditch is brought to you by VATPAC and VATNZ
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    VATPAC invites you to the inaugural edition of VATPAC's newest training based series. Welcome to Training Night! Event Details Designed to teach members of the VATPAC and VATSIM Network on specific procedures, Training Night is open to members of all experiences, backgrounds and knowledge levels. Whether you are looking to gain knowledge about a specific procedure, or wanting to extend a helping hand to members of the community, this event will satisfy your urges. For this edition, we are going to focus on Metro D Operations within VATPAC Airspace. Looking at some key Metro D Airports within the Sydney Basin (Camden and Bankstown) on Saturday the 28th of May from 0800-1200z. While there will be some specific procedures for some of the airfields during this event. This event is designed to teach you the basic building blocks for controlling and flying at all Metro D fields within VATPAC Airspace. Event Briefings In order to assist with understanding the procedures and operations during this event. VATPAC has created a Pilot Briefing & Controller Briefing for all pilots and controllers to review before the event. It is strongly recommended that you review this document to get the most out of this event! You can access both of these briefings below. Controller Briefing Pilot Briefing Note: The Pilot & Controller Briefings will be released on the 25th of May. Routes Routes recommended during this event can be found in the Pilot Briefing above. Controllers Controllers who wish to participate in this event are encouraged to apply via https://events.vatpac.org/. Below is the list of controller positions of which are planned to be rostered during Training Night - Metro D Operations. Controllers are requested to review the controller briefing located above. Air Traffic Service Team Members will be available on the VATPAC Discord to assist you with learning new procedures during the event. You can gain access the VATPAC Discord via https://discord.vatpac.org/. Login Identifier Radio Callsign Frequency ML-BIK_CTR Brisbane Centre 129.800 BN-ARL_CTR Brisbane Centre 130.900 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-S_APP Sydney Approach 129.700 SY_DEP Sydney Departures 123.000 BK_TWR Bankstown Tower 132.800 BK_GND Bankstown Ground 119.900 CN_TWR Camden Tower 121.900 CN_GND Camden Ground 120.100 Scenery YCNK - Cessnock Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) YSBK - Bankstown Airport Payware - Impulse Simulation (MSFS) Freeware - FlightSim.com (P3Dv4) Freeware - FlightSim.com (FSX)
  25. It's June and with the easing of travel restrictions, people all across Australasia are dreaming of escaping the cold with trips to the Islands. Facilitating these holidays are the pilots and controllers of VATSIM, connecting Melbourne, Auckland, and Fiji as we once again Cross the Ditch! What's it all about? For twenty hours this June, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch. An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two and a half to three and a half hours flight time. Throughout the event, Oceania's two divisions – VATNZ and VATPAC – will be providing full gate-to-gate ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event. This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight! If you're new to Oceanic Flying, our reporting tool makes taking part a breeze. Event Times This twenty hour event is timed to allow pilots from all over the world to join the fun: UTC: Saturday 11th June 2022 18:00 - Sunday 12th June 2022 14:00 AEST: Sunday 12th June 2022 04:00 - Monday 13th June 2022 00:00 NZST: Sunday 12th June 2022 06:00 - Monday 13th June 2022 02:00 Routes This season's event is following a three-airport structure, with an airport in Australia, one in New Zealand, and one in the Pacific Islands - in this case, Nadi in Fiji. Each flight should take roughly two and a half to three and a half hours to complete, allowing pilots time to easily complete multiple sectors. The following is the active ATC available during this event. The Arrival and Departure Slots available on the Flight Booking page will ensure that there is ATC coverage throughout your flight. The Routes for Cross the Ditch 22 - Winter 2022 are: Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Melbourne, Australia (YMML) Melbourne, Australia (YMML) to Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) to Nadi, Fiji (NFFN) Calling all Pilots and Controllers Flight plans are available from the Flight Plans section. Book your flights now from the Flight Bookings page. Bookings made on this site help us plan for the event, and will also show up in vroute. Controllers wanting to get in on the action can also apply now at the event's ATC Applications page. Cross the Ditch is brought to you by VATPAC and VATNZ
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