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  1. We have let Sam loose into the airspace of VATPAC after he showed competency for the S2 Rating Well done Sam, looking forward to seeing you around!
  2. Congratulations to Mark who is the latest controller to join the VATPAC S3 Ranks. Well done mate!
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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT. Route YMML-YSSY: ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT YSSY-YMML: TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML ATC MRM is now rostered. View the roster for this weeks event here, and view the NOTAM here SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 126.50 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00 Scenery Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)
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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT. Route YMML-YSSY: ML H129 DOSEL Y59 TESAT YSSY-YMML: TESAT H65 RAZZI Q29 ML ATC As the trial for rostering MRM has concluded, we encourage ATC to open the following positions to provide ATC Services to pilots! SY_ATIS 126.25 SY_DEL 133.80 SY_GND 126.50 SY_TWR 120.50 SY_APP 124.40 ML-WOL_CTR 125.00 ML-SNO_CTR 124.00 ML_APP 132.00 ML_TWR 120.50 ML_GND 121.70 ML_DEL 127.20 ML_ATIS 118.00 Scenery Melbourne Airport - Freeware for FSX Orbx YMML Melbourne v3 (FSX/P3D) Melbourne Airport for Xplane (ISDG) Sydney YSSY freeware, FSX version | P3D version Sydney YSSY by FlyTampa (FSX & P3D) Sydney YSSY for Xplane (ISDG)
  5. We are still interested in your feedback!!! - The survey closes on the 1st October 2020 Click above to have your say in next years calendar!
  6. Please welcome Zachari as the latest TMA Controller to be released into VATPAC! Well done mate!
  7. NOTAM: Reserved Positions for Panic Stations Alice Springs 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under reference to section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of positions for the purpose of Panic Stations Alice Springs 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0900z to 1200z on Saturday the 19th September 2020. AS_GND AS_TWR ML-ASP_CTR ML-ASE_CTR* ML-ASW_CTR* YMMM_FSS YBBB_FSS * designates event specific positions. Further Details seen in 5 AIRSPACE INFO 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Joshua Micallef - 1342084 | Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 DESIGNATED EVENT LEAD The following staff member is nominated as the Event Lead for Panic Stations Alice Springs. Queries about the ATC Roster should be directed to this staff member via [email protected] All other queries can be directed to the Director of Events via [email protected] Blair Shaddock | Events Coordinator E: [email protected] This staff member can be found on the VATPAC Discord (Rostering Queries) channel and logged on the network as VATPAC35 (Unless covering an event position.) 5 EVENT AIRSPACE INFO During Panic Stations Alice Springs, two event specific positions (ML-ASE_CTR & ML-ASW_CTR) have been created. These positions are to assist with the flow of traffic throughout the event. NOTAM for event airspace definitions can be found below 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1200z on Saturday the 19th September 2020.
  8. NOTICE: Updated Awards Eligibility Information - Panic Stations Alice Springs Hello Everyone, To improve the fairness of how awards are distributed for this event, please see below the updated information for the eligibility criteria and method of selection for both Pilot & Controller awards.. Pilots: Eligibility Requirements Must be the first aircraft to arrive (touch down) at or after the target arrival time (In UTC Time); 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 or Deputy Director, and is not involved in the assessment process for awards; Winners will be assessed 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. 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 or Deputy 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 Alice Springs!
  9. Congratulations must be in store for Mr Anthony Power who passed his C1 test last week. Well done to you sir!
  10. Ding Dong! We have let Kayne Graham loose in VATPAC Airspace with his new and shiny S2! Be sure to congratulate him when you see him around! Well done!
  11. Announcement Feedback received this morning for @Rowan Lilley from controlling last night. Well done
  12. It is that time of the month again! VATPAC invites you to the next installment of Milk Run Monday! This week we are heading to the Tropical North of Australia! Fly between Cairns International Airport (YBCS) and Port Moresby Airport (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z with the expectation of full ATC services throughout the event! Traffic for these events tends to build at around 6PM AEST and tends to peek from 8-9PM AEST. ATC Positions will be scarce! Float around the discord if you are available to control and we may even open some Non Standard ENR & TMA Splits for you all to enjoy! Routes: Here are some recommended routes for you to fly! Remember you can fly to and from every airport in between! YBCS - AYPY: CS ZANEY R210 LENAK BELUP AYPY AYPY - YBCS: APYP LENAK R210 ZANEY CS Controllers: Prefer to control during this event? Positions are often scares 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!!!) - Non-Standard Positions are noted with * beside the callsign. 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_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.7 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 CS_DEP* Cairns Approach 126.100 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Scenery: YBCS - Cairns Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (xPlane) AYPY - Port Moresby Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - xPlane We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.vatpac.org
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    It is that time of the month again! VATPAC invites you to the next installment of Milk Run Monday! This week we are heading to the Tropical North of Australia! Fly between Cairns International Airport (YBCS) and Port Moresby Airport (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z with the expectation of full ATC services throughout the event! Traffic for these events tends to build at around 6PM AEST and tends to peek from 8-9PM AEST. ATC Positions will be scarce! Float around the discord if you are available to control and we may even open some Non Standard ENR & TMA Splits for you all to enjoy! Routes: Here are some recommended routes for you to fly! Remember you can fly to and from every airport in between! YBCS - AYPY: CS ZANEY R210 LENAK BELUP AYPY AYPY - YBCS: APYP LENAK R210 ZANEY CS Controllers: Prefer to control during this event? Positions are often scares 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!!!) - Non-Standard Positions are noted with * beside the callsign. 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_DEL Cairns Delivery 128.750 CS_GND Cairns Ground 121.7 CS_TWR Cairns Tower 124.900 CS_APP Cairns Approach 118.400 CS_DEP* Cairns Approach 126.100 BN-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Scenery: YBCS - Cairns Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - FSClips (xPlane) AYPY - Port Moresby Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - xPlane We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.vatpac.org
  14. Ding Dong! Andrew Taplin is being released into VATPAC's airspace to cover TWR, GND and DEL positions whenever he feels like it! Coming to a Tower Cab near you!
  15. Good Evening Everyone, It is my greatest pleasure to announce to you all that Mr Cameron Wilbraham has been appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Events. Cameron was the outstanding applicant for the position and has shown great enthusiasm for his role within the Events Department over the past month. Personally I look forward to working with Cameron on VATPAC's Events into the future. His outstanding work ethic is something that will greatly benefit the team in the long term. Please congratulate Mr Wilbraham when you see him around next.
  16. Changes to the above schedule as of 10SEP20: 29NOV20 event added: Light Up South Australia
  17. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for East Coast Connect - Sydney & Brisbane (05SEP20) 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under reference to section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of positions for the purpose of East Coast Connect - Sydney & Brisbane 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0800z - 1200z on Saturday the 5th of September 2020. Controllers are only permitted to control the below positions provided the criterion in 3 REQUIREMENTS TO OPEN POSITIONS are satisfied. BN_DEL BN_GND BN_TWR BN_APP CG_TWR CG_APP BN-DOS_CTR BN-MDE_CTR SY_APP SY_TWR SY_GND SY_DEL 3 REQUIREMENTS TO OPEN POSITIONS Controllers are only permitted to open the reserved positions if: The controller roster has your name as the nominated controller; The position does not have a controller assigned to the position during the hour you are intending to log on; Approved to open the position from the controller rostered on the position; or The controller rostered on the position during the slot time has not showed to their position (at least 10 minutes after beginning of slot) See 7 APPENDIX for examples to clarify the above if any confusion occurs. 4 EVENT ROSTERING TRIAL During September & October, East Coast Connect is being rostered to trial the suitability of rostering weekly and fortnightly events in this manner into the future. Feedback about this trial can be directed to [email protected] or via https://feedback.vatpac.org/ 5 AUTHORISATION This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Joshua Micallef - 1342084 | Director of Events ([email protected]) 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels on Saturday the 5th of September 2020 at 1200z 7 APPENDIX The below photo is to define the difference between available and rostered positions. Only SY_TWR, SY_APP and BN-MDE_CTR are demonstrated, the same applies for all positions rostered by this NOTAM. *Time in 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 control of the sector to the rostered controller. Any queries regarding this NOTAM can be directed to Joshua Micallef via [email protected]
  18. The controller roster for East Coast Connect has been released! Take a look below! https://events.vatpac.org/east-coast-connect-sydney-brisbane
  19. Fantasic Work @Brodie Thorburn!!! Got a few emails about you today!
  20. It is that time of the month again! VATPAC invites you to the next instalment of Milk Run Monday! This week we are heading to the East Coast to 'prepare you' for a new bi-weekly event that is on the crux of being released! Fly between Brisbane International Airport (YBBN), Sydney International Airport (YSSY) and Coffs Harbour Airport (YCFS) between 0800z - 1200z with the expectation of full ATC services throughout the event! Traffic for these events tends to build at around 6 PM AEST and tends to peek from 8-9 PM AEST. ATC Positions will be scarce! Float around the discord if you are available to control and we may even open some Non-Standard ENR & TMA Splits for you all to enjoy! Routes: Here are some recommended routes for you to fly! Remember you can fly to and from every airport in between! YBBN - YSSY: BN SANEG H91 SANAD BOREE TESAT YBBN - YCFS: BN SANEG GAMBL CFS YSSY - YBBN: TESAT ENTRA Y245 BANDA TOJAM BLAKA BN YSSY - YCFS: TESAT ENTRA BANDA CFS YCFS - YBBN: CFS GFN W223 GAMBL H66 BLAKA BN YCFS - YSSY: CFS BANDA J70 CORKY H12 BOREE TESAT Controllers: Prefer to control during this event? Positions are often scarce, so be sure to float around on the discord for 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!!!) - Non-Standard Positions are noted with * beside the callsign. 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 BN_DEP* Brisbane Departure 128.300 CFS_TWR Coffs Tower 118.200 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_DEP* Sydney Departure 123.000 BN-MDE_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.000 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 Planning to control CFS Tower? Make sure you have a review of the Procedural Tower information available on the VATPAC Academy to refresh yourself about controlling a Procedural Tower! Scenery: YSSY - Sydney International Airport: Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - ISDG (xPlane) YBBN - Brisbane International Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) YCFS - Coffs Harbour Airport Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D) Freeware - Gateway (xPlane)
  21. Applications for this position have now closed. All applicants will be contacted within the next 48 Hours regarding their application.
  22. Do you have feedback about this event? We want to hear what you have to say about this event! Fill out the survey to let us know! - https://forms.gle/rnV48Qu2tqe4P7Ss5
  23. NOTAM 30AUG20: Reserved Positions for Sydney -> Cairns Shuttle 1 INTRODUCTION The following positions are reserved under reference to section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This NOTAM is the reservation of positions for the purpose of Sydney -> Cairns Shuttle 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0600z to 1200z on Sunday the 30th August 2020. SY_DEL SY_GND SY_TWR SY_APP BN-MDE_CTR BN-DOS_CTR BN-CVN_CTR BN-TBP_CTR BN-SWY_CTR CS_APP CS_DEP CS_TWR CS_GND 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Joshua Micallef - 1342084 | Director of Events ([email protected]) 4 DESIGNATED EVENT LEAD The following staff member is nominated as the Event Lead for Sydney -> Cairns Shuttle. Queries about the ATC Roster or ATC Operations during the event should be directed to this staff member via [email protected] Other general queries can be directed to the Director of Events via [email protected] Cameron Wilbraham - 1411415 | Events Coordinator E: [email protected] This staff member can be found on the VATPAC Discord (Rostering Queries) channel and logged on the network as VATPAC35 (Unless covering an event position.) 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1200z on Sunday the 30th August 2020.
  24. The roster has been released! view here: https://events.vatpac.org/sydney-cairns-shuttle Queries regarding the roster can be sent to [email protected]!
  25. This is a friendly reminder to everyone that Applications for the position of Deputy Director of Events close this Sunday 30th August 2020 at 23:59 Hours AEST
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