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  1. Congratulations to @Sam Edmunds who passed his S2 Rating this afternoon! Looking forward to seeing you on a TWR, GND or DEL position in the future!
  2. Massive congratulations to @Pepijn Colenbrander who passed his S2 assessment this afternoon Looking forward to hearing you on the network!
  3. Do you have any ideas on a future VATPAC Major Event? Want to provide feedback to the Events Team or 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 is for the purpose of Major Events that will be conducted in 2022. Fill out the survey Here and let us know your ideas! This survey will remain open from 6AUG20 -> 15OCT20
  4. Congratulations to @Aryan Lalwho passed his S2 Assessment today Looking forward to hearing you on the network.
  5. Changes 6AUG21: Birthday Bash - East Coast: Event date changed to the 22AUG21 at VATSIM Request
  6. "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!
  7. 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.
  8. Congratulations to @Chris Gardiner who passed his S3 Assessment today! See you behind the scope!
  9. Congratulations to @Daniel Smythwho passed his S3 assessment with flying colours on Sunday! Coming to a TCU near you!
  10. Massive congratulations to @Jakob Hansenwho passed his S2 assessment on Saturday! Coming to an ADC position near you!
  11. 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!
  12. NOTICE: Awards Eligibility Information - Panic Stations Adelaide Hello Everyone, In order to ensure fairness during Panic Stations Adelaide, please see the below eligibility requirements for Pilot and Controller awards. Pilots: Eligibility Requirements Must be the first aircraft to arrive (touch down) at or after the target arrival time (UTC); The winning aircraft must make a full stop landing on the active or designated runway at the target airport, having complied with the VATSIM Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations and User Agreement at all times during the event. Aircraft who conduct a go-around will not be considered the winner; Touch down times will be assessed based on the controller client display showing the aircraft to have arrived on the active runway, with an altitude equal to the airport elevation and a groundspeed suggesting that aircraft has landed; The pilot departed from an airport which was different from the target airport. The pilot is not a VATPAC Director and is not involved in the assessment process for awards; Winners will be assessed by Joshua Micallef, the Director of Events; and Disputes regarding the decision of awards should be directed to the VATPAC Division Director. Video Evidence will be available for the Division Director to adequately respond to any disputes. VATPAC5 will contact pilots who reach all of these requirements over the network with instructions about how to redeem their reward. Controllers: Eligibility Requirements To be eligible to receive an award for this event, controllers must meet all of the following: The controller is not a VATPAC Director, and is not involved in the assessment process for awards; The controller is located on the controller roster to provide ATC Services for the Event; Remained on their controller position for the duration of their shift unless sufficient notice (15 Minutes) is provided about a controllers inability to stay on their position; Eligible Controllers will be cross-checked by Joshua Micallef, Director of Events, and Blair Shaddock, Event Coordinator, who will be observing via a supported radar client during the event; and Disputes regarding the decision of awards should be directed to the VATPAC Division Director. Evidence of controllers present and eligibility criteria marks will be available to the Division Director to respond to any disputes adequately. Eligible controllers will be assigned a random number from 1 to (number of controllers eligible.) A random draw will be conducted. The controller will be contacted with instructions about how to redeem their reward. Queries can be sent to [email protected] - Enjoy Panic Stations Adelaide!
  13. It is sad news that I have to announce to the membership body that @Brodie Thorburn has decided to leave the Events Department. Brodie has had an increase in his IRL commitments and no longer has time to commit to the VATPAC Division as a staff member. Thank you for your time on the team Brodie! Best of luck with your future endeavors.
  14. NOTAM: Position Reserved For Panic Stations Adelaide 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 Adelaide 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0600z to 0900z on the 17th of July 2021. ML-TBD_CTR ML-MUN_CTR ML-AUG_CTR ML-SNO_CTR ML-WOL_CTR ML-ASP_CTR AD_APP AD_DEP AD_TWR AD_GND AD_DEL 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the authority of the following: Joshua Micallef - Director of Events (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT The nominated coordinators for this event are @Joshua Micallef 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 Panic Stations Adelaide can be viewed here. The roster will be released on the 14th of July 2021. If you have any questions about the roster, or wish to have it amended, please contact roster[at]vatpac.org. If you find yourself free during the event, and wish to offer your ATC services, please contact one of the event coordinators. 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self-cancel on Saturday the 17th of July at 0900z
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    Welcome to the next rendition of one of VATPAC's most popular events, Slotmania. This time featuring Sydney Kingsford Smith as the host airport! Fly in or out of Sydney to a selection of destinations that the aerodrome provides services for along the infamous J-Curve as we put pilots and controllers alike to the test! Looking for a challenge? This event is for you! Event Details: Slotmania is designed to test both pilots and controllers as we try to keep to a tight schedule! With slots separated by minutes, our goal is to get pilots airborne at slot time and land at their touchdown times. Throughout this event, ATC will be tasked with keeping appropriate separations standards whilst pilots move around the TMA and ground, joining the arrival and departure streams. The challenge is to keep Sydney busy for the entire event! We can only do that with heaps and heaps of pilots! Booking System: To book your flight(s), please visit the booking site. BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS HERE Aircraft slots have been created to push pilots and controllers to the limit. One month prior to the event (08JUL21), slots will be opened for booking. Pilots may select more than one slot to book if their arrival or departure slot times do not overlap. Once your slot(s) is booked, and flights are confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email. Please read over this to ensure the information is correct. Bookings will close two days before the event (06AUG21 @ 1000z), unless booked out before this date. Important Pilot Information: - Please ensure you log on at least 20 minutes prior to your slot time. - Please ensure you are using your assigned route, these routes are based on real-world. If you cannot use your assigned route, please email [email protected] or converse with Delivery on the day. - Please be courteous; if for some reason you miss your slot, we will endeavour to fit you in. - If you decide to fly without a slot we will do our best to fit you in, however there may be lengthy delays. Routes: Pilots with bookings will receive their route within the confirmation email. We recommend the following routes between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for aircraft without a booking. YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT YSSY-YBBN: TESAT ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 BN YBBN-YSSY: BN H91 CORKY H12 TESAT Controllers: Controllers who wish to control during this event are encouraged to submit their ATC applications here. Applications will remain open until three days before the event (5AUG21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are received. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position on the day. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 Scenery List: YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport Payware - FlyTampa (FSX / P3D / MSFS) Freeware - Robert Catherall (FSX / P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBBN - Brisbane Airport Payware - ORBX (P3D v4+) Freeware - Ray Smith (FSX) Freeware - Ants Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX) *MISSING RWY 01L/19R* Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YMML - Melbourne Tullamarine AirportPayware - ORBX (P3D / FSX)Freeware - Robert Catehrall (P3D / FSX)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
  16. Welcome to the next rendition of one of VATPAC's most popular events, Slotmania. This time featuring Sydney Kingsford Smith as the host airport! Fly in or out of Sydney to a selection of destinations that the aerodrome provides services for along the infamous J-Curve as we put pilots and controllers alike to the test! Looking for a challenge? This event is for you! Event Details: Slotmania is designed to test both pilots and controllers as we try to keep to a tight schedule! With slots separated by minutes, our goal is to get pilots airborne at slot time and land at their touchdown times. Throughout this event, ATC will be tasked with keeping appropriate separations standards whilst pilots move around the TMA and ground, joining the arrival and departure streams. The challenge is to keep Sydney busy for the entire event! We can only do that with heaps and heaps of pilots! Booking System: To book your flight(s), please visit the booking site. BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS HERE Aircraft slots have been created to push pilots and controllers to the limit. One month prior to the event (08JUL21), slots will be opened for booking. Pilots may select more than one slot to book if their arrival or departure slot times do not overlap. Once your slot(s) is booked, and flights are confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email. Please read over this to ensure the information is correct. Bookings will close two days before the event (06AUG21 @ 1000z), unless booked out before this date. Important Pilot Information: - Please ensure you log on at least 20 minutes prior to your slot time. - Please ensure you are using your assigned route, these routes are based on real-world. If you cannot use your assigned route, please email [email protected] or converse with Delivery on the day. - Please be courteous; if for some reason you miss your slot, we will endeavour to fit you in. - If you decide to fly without a slot we will do our best to fit you in, however there may be lengthy delays. Routes: Pilots with bookings will receive their route within the confirmation email. We recommend the following routes between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for aircraft without a booking. YSSY-YMML: TESAT WOL H65 RAZZI Q29 ML YMML-YSSY: ML DOSEL Y59 RIVET TESAT YSSY-YBBN: TESAT ENTRA Y245 BANDA H185 BN YBBN-YSSY: BN H91 CORKY H12 TESAT Controllers: Controllers who wish to control during this event are encouraged to submit their ATC applications here. Applications will remain open until three days before the event (5AUG21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Non-Standard positions are denoted with an (*) beside the callsign and will only be opened if sufficient controller applications are received. Please see a member of the Board of Directors, or a C3 rated controller to be granted permission to open a non-standard position on the day. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 SY-D_APP* Sydney Director 126.100 SY_DEP* Sydney Departures 123.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 Scenery List: YSSY - Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport Payware - FlyTampa (FSX / P3D / MSFS) Freeware - Robert Catherall (FSX / P3D) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) YBBN - Brisbane Airport Payware - ORBX (P3D v4+) Freeware - Ray Smith (FSX) Freeware - Ants Aussie Airports (P3D / FSX) *MISSING RWY 01L/19R* Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YMML - Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Payware - ORBX (P3D / FSX) Freeware - Robert Catehrall (P3D / FSX) Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane)
  17. Changes 11JUL21: Slotmania Sydney: Event rescheduled 15AUG21 to stop conflict with town hall.
  18. 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
  19. Good Evening Everyone, It is with a heavy heart that I announce to the membership body that @Trent Hopkinson has handed in his resignation to me today for his position of Events Coordinator within the Events Team. Trent has decided to step down due to his recent unavailability sparked by the recent COVID outbreak in Victoria. This marks the end of a 9 Year Events Staff role for Trent, who supersedes the entire Events Team by more than 7 years... Appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Events on the 14 July 2014. Trent has seen the Events Department change significantly since his appointment. Going through a plethora of Directors and Staff Members alike. On the 29th July 2020, Trent hung up the Deputy Director role, residing as an Event Coordinator for the next year. Today marks the end of a chapter for the Events Team, with Trent serving the VATPAC community for 8 Years, 11 Months, and 21 Days (Or 3,278 Days). So my hat goes off to Trent for his efforts. On behalf of the VATPAC Membership Body, Current and Past Events Directors, Event Coordinators and VATPAC Directors. I would like to thank you for the countless hours and energy you have put into the Events Team over the years. Please thank Trent for his time within the Team when you see him next!
  20. Congratulations to @Paris Ioannidis who passed is ENR assessment this week! Coming to a suspicious ENR sector near you!
  21. Congrats to @Robert Reid who showed competency for the S3 rating this week! Looking forward to seeing you on the network soon!
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    Welcome to a special Spilled Milk Run Series! VATSIM turned 20 yesterday! so it is time to pull out your regional aircraft or commercial airliners and explore the Northern Tropics, as we attempt to provide the most realistic ATC services for you as you travel to the many stunning destinations that Queensland has to offer. From the busy streets of Brisbane to the Great Barrier Reef, the East Coast really has a lot of sights to see! Suggested Major Routes: The Eastern Coast has so much to offer and explore! Whether your flight is high or low, fast or slow, there are plenty of routes to fly. Find some of our suggested routes below, bearing in mind that Pilots are more than welcome to fly other routes from other destinations! Charts for all airports can be found here. Brisbane Based Routes: YBBN-YBCS: DCT BN Q67 CS DCT YBBN-YBTL: DCT BN Q67 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V308 TL DCT Cairns Based Routes: YBCS-YBBN: DCT CS Y177 BN DCT YBCS-YBCG: DCT CS Y177 GOMOL DCT We would also suggest flights from any of the following airports: Hamilton Island (YBHM), Mackay (YBMK), Rockhampton (YBRK), Sunshine Coast (YBSU) plus many others... ATC: Positions during Spilled Milk Run are NOT rostered. Positions are often filled up fast so be sure to float around on the discord to check when positions become available! Remember there are non-standard positions that can be opened should you be looking to join in on the fun (see a C3 or Senior Staff Member for authorisation to open them!) Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 Scenery List: YBBN - Brisbane International Airport: Payware - ORBX (P3D v4+) Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) Freeware - Ray Smith (FSX) Freeware - Ant's Airplanes (FSX/P3D) *Note: Does not include second runway YBCS - Cairns International Airport: Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane)
  23. Welcome to a special Spilled Milk Run Series! VATSIM turned 20 yesterday! so it is time to pull out your regional aircraft or commercial airliners and explore the Northern Tropics, as we attempt to provide the most realistic ATC services for you as you travel to the many stunning destinations that Queensland has to offer. From the busy streets of Brisbane to the Great Barrier Reef, the East Coast really has a lot of sights to see! Suggested Major Routes: The Eastern Coast has so much to offer and explore! Whether your flight is high or low, fast or slow, there are plenty of routes to fly. Find some of our suggested routes below, bearing in mind that Pilots are more than welcome to fly other routes from other destinations! Charts for all airports can be found here. Brisbane Based Routes: YBBN-YBCS: DCT BN Q67 CS DCT YBBN-YBTL: DCT BN Q67 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V308 TL DCT Cairns Based Routes: YBCS-YBBN: DCT CS Y177 BN DCT YBCS-YBCG: DCT CS Y177 GOMOL DCT We would also suggest flights from any of the following airports: Hamilton Island (YBHM), Mackay (YBMK), Rockhampton (YBRK), Sunshine Coast (YBSU) plus many others... ATC: Positions during Spilled Milk Run are NOT rostered. Positions are often filled up fast so be sure to float around on the discord to check when positions become available! Remember there are non-standard positions that can be opened should you be looking to join in on the fun (see a C3 or Senior Staff Member for authorisation to open them!) Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 CS_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.700 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 Scenery List: YBBN - Brisbane International Airport: Payware - ORBX (P3D v4+) Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) Freeware - Ray Smith (FSX) Freeware - Ant's Airplanes (FSX/P3D) *Note: Does not include second runway YBCS - Cairns International Airport: Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (X-Plane)
  24. Changes 2JUL21: Light Up - East Coast Edition: Event Cancelled. SMRM Adapted to incorporate part of the event. Darwin <> Denpasar Return: Event Postponed to 28AUG21
  25. Congratulations to @Zachari Gell who passed his C1 Controller Assessment on Monday afternoon! Looking forward to seeing you on the network!
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