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Joshua Micallef

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  1. It's time for another VATSIM Australia Pacific Event - This time, we are teaming up with VASIM South East Asia's Indonesia vACC to host a brand new VATPAC Event - A City Pair between Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD) and Perth International Airport (YPPH)! Expect full ATC Coverage from 0800z to 1300z between WADD and YPPH! What is a City Pair Event? Put simply, a City Pair event is exactly what the name suggests - Two vACC's (or a vACC and Division in this case) Team up to provide Air Traffic Control Services between two airports of their choice. Recommended Route: VATSIM Australia Pacific has provided a Recommended Route for pilots to take during the even, this is; MURAI G578 EGATU L514 MUNNI L514 REVOP Q38 JULIM Pilots can also expect the MURAI2A or MURAI2B SID Departing WADD and the JUILM4A STAR Arriving into YPPH That's all good, but how do I get involved? What a great question! As there is no booking system for Pilots to utilize, you are free to load up at WADD with a departure window between 0800z - 0930z where you can expect full ATC Coverage from WADD -> YPPH (Yes, even over the Ocean!) For ATC Controllers: For VATSIM Australia Pacific & Indonesia vACC ATC - Please access the VATPAC City Pair Website -> events.vatpac.org/citypair <- and login via VATSIM SSO - Here you can apply to control, select the times and preferred positions you would like to control. The roster will be released on Thursday the 21st of March. (PLEASE NOTE: ATC APPLICATION HAVE NOW CLOSED - THE ROSTER CAN BE VIEWED HERE) We look forward to seeing you there! Calendar Event:
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    It's time for another VATSIM Australia Pacific Event - This time, we are teaming up with VASIM South East Asia's Indonesia vACC to host a brand new VATPAC Event - A City Pair between Ngurah Rai International Airport (WADD) and Perth International Airport (YPPH)! Expect full ATC Coverage from 0800z to 1300z between WADD and YPPH! What is a City Pair Event? Put simply, a City Pair event is exactly what the name suggests - Two vACC's (or a vACC and Division in this case) Team up to provide Air Traffic Control Services between two airports of their choice. Recommended Route: VATSIM Australia Pacific has provided a Recommended Route for pilots to take during the even, this is; MURAI G578 EGATU L514 MUNNI L514 REVOP Q38 JULIM Pilots can also expect the MURAI2A or MURAI2B SID Departing WADD and the JUILM4A STAR Arriving into YPPH That's all good, but how do I get involved? What a great question! As there is no booking system for Pilots to utilize, you are free to load up at WADD with a departure window between 0800z - 0930z where you can expect full ATC Coverage from WADD -> YPPH (Yes, even over the Ocean!) For ATC Controllers: For VATSIM Australia Pacific & Indonesia vACC ATC - Please access the VATPAC City Pair Website -> events.vatpac.org/citypair <- and login via VATSIM SSO - Here you can apply to control, select the times and preferred positions you would like to control. The roster will be released on Thursday the 21st of March. We look forward to seeing you there!
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    What is Saturday Australia Tour? Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST). This Week (30/03/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: This week depart from the sunny Cairns airport inbound for the regional town of Longreach. On this flight, you can expect great scenic views as you glide over the vast open wilderness that is North Queensland. Longreach features one daily flight from Barcaldine (BCI) by Qantaslink, in addition too on average 4 RFDS Flights each day. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and possibly even Boeing 717's could be suitable for this flight. The Route: SWIFT R346 TL Q30 BOXER Aircraft Type: It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft similar to a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet (Equivalent to a B738/A321) Charts: Charts for Cairns can be found here. Charts for Longreach can be found here. Cairns Area Local Instructions https://operations.vatpac.org/documents/li/Cairns Area Local Instructions.pdf Requested ATC Positions: The below positions are what are recommended to provide pilots with ATC Services - However, if these become full, we welcome you to log onto additional positions to provide even more services. Scenery: ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) ORBX Carins (YBCS) , FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/ybcs (PAYWARE) AVSIM Craig Scott Cairns (YBCS) - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=185772 (FREEWARE) Ants Aussie Airports Complete (YLRE) - https://www.antsairplanes.com/scenery.html (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] or use feedback.vatpac.org with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
  4. Congratulations to Mr Hakobyan who is the latest member to join the Elite VATPAC S2 Squad, Have fun controlling the VATPAC Aerodromes!
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    Please Note the following; Sunshine Coast is a Class D Aerodrome, which serves 2 Flying Clubs, as well as JETSTAR, QANTAS & VIRGIN AUSTRALIA - The Recommended Inbound Call Point is via EUMUNDI - Aircraft should expect something similar to the following when initiating calls with the Tower Controller. YFC: Sunshine Coast Tower, YFC Inbound Details SU_TWR: YFC, Sunshine Coast Tower YFC: YFC, Overhead Eumundi 1500ft, Received Infomation Alpha, Inbound SU_TWR: YFC, Expect Left Downwind Runway 18, Track West Mount Coolum, Report West Mount Coolum YFC: Expect Left Downwind Runway 18, Track West Mount Coolum, Report West Mount Coolum, YFC Enjoy the flight tomorrow!
  6. Congratulations to Mr Cummings who was deemed competent and received his S3 Rating on Monday. Congratulations Sir!
  7. Congratulations to Mark who became competent for the VATSIM S2 Student Controller Rating last Week with Mr Shiffman. Have fun Mark!
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    That is correct, @Tristan Garratt you did not exactly "Hold" one, you made one post on the forums, and another on the Facebook group. As of late, we have been doing an Iron Mic every Quarter, so there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved throughout the year (28 to be exact)
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    We have like 40 Oceanic Controllers I said that as I did 15hrs on TSN last year
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    Bugger - I will be on Holiday this year - TSN will need someone else this year
  11. Biggest of congratulations to @Liesel Downes who recently gained her C1 rating with Callum. Congratulations Liesel, enjoy that shiny C1 badge
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    I will probably push myself onto AY_TWR, VFR Aircraft are welcome to use IRL Procedures, we will see how it goes (As well as IFR)
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    Hey Tristan. From previous experience, the Events Department will not put you on a position during a busy period if you have not had your rating for a considerable amount of time. I think it is highly improbable that you will be placed on the roster during the event time. However, the next event we have will most likely be promising. Note: I do not speak for the Events Department - From previous "Open" Discussions in a public environment, this information has been provided to me - it does not confirm nor deny the fact you may be added in the roster for this event
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    @Nicolas Tessede https://realops.vatpac.org
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    It did too lol - @Tristan Duncombe plz fix as i can't
  17. Please welcome Richie Queally as the newest Visiting Controller in VATPAC Airspace. Richie comes from the Vancouver FIR as the Facility Engineer - We hope you enjoy your time in VATPAC
  18. Changed my Mind, I will take Sunshine Coast (ALL VFR TRAFFIC WELCOME!)
  19. Good to hear! Looking forward to your return Scott!
  20. I will join you Nick! Let's test out that new shiny S2 you got (Bag's BN_APP)
  21. Please welcome Bertus who recently transferred to VATPAC as an S2 Welcome Bertus!
  22. can't wait guys. Definitely will be an awesome experience. I will be [move]QFA150 (YSSY-YMML)[/move] [move]QFA151 (YMML-YPAD)[/move] See you then.
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