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  1. A warm welcome to James Martin, who recently completed his transfer controller training into VATPAC. Well done James.
  2. Congratulations to Joshua on completing the Transfer Controller process into VATPAC. Coming to a TCU near you!
  3. 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 we invite you to fly to, from, and around Port Moresby Jacksons International (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z. 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 and Philippine Airlines 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: PY R210 ZANEY CS YBBN - AYPY: Route: BN Q67 GUDSO Q24 KELPI B220 PY AYPY - YBBN: Route : PY B462 MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 SMOKA BN Pilots are welcome to fly to and from other aerodromes 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 authorisation 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-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Check out the airspace organisation for Port Moresby here --> https://vatpac.org/controllers/airspace/ Scenery: AYPY - Port Moresby International AirportPayware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)Freeware - Cami De Bellis (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns AirportPayware - 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
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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 we invite you to fly to, from, and around Port Moresby Jacksons International (AYPY) between 0800z - 1200z. 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 and Philippine Airlines 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: PY R210 ZANEY CS YBBN - AYPY: Route: BN Q67 GUDSO Q24 KELPI B220 PY AYPY - YBBN: Route : PY B462 MK V153 POONA Y61 RUROX Y177 SMOKA BN Pilots are welcome to fly to and from other aerodromes 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 authorisation 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-TBP_CTR Brisbane Centre 120.550 BN-ARA_CTR Brisbane Centre 133.700 AYPM_CTR Moresby Control 123.400 Check out the airspace organisation for Port Moresby here --> https://vatpac.org/controllers/airspace/ Scenery: AYPY - Port Moresby International AirportPayware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX)Freeware - Cami De Bellis (X-Plane) YBCS - Cairns AirportPayware - 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
  5. Cross the Ditch 20 is fast approaching and we need your help! We are still seeking as many S2 (including procedural endorsed), S3 and C1/C3 controllers throughout the duration of the event. In particular between the hours of: 1900-2330 UTC (0500-0930 AEST) - Hobart Wave 0230-0730 UTC (1230-1730 AEST) - Brisbane Wave 0830-1330 UTC (1830-2330 AEST) - Sydney Wave If you are able to control, please submit your application via the link below: https://crosstheditch.net/winter2021/atc_applications The preliminary roster is available for viewing here: https://vats.im/pac/ctd20-roster Note: This is likely to change pending more controller applications. We hope to see as many of you flying or controlling the skies in less than 2 weeks time!
  6. Did you enjoy Real Ops Melbourne? I know I did! We are always on the hunt for ways to improve. If you had any feedback, we would love to hear it! https://vats.im/pac/rom-feedback We look forward to hearing from you.
  7. An amazing number of controllers applied for this event, thank you all for your interest! The roster has now been released. You can view it via the link below: https://events.vatpac.org/real-ops-melbourne Controllers and pilots alike are strongly encouraged to read the briefing document for this event via the link below: https://vats.im/pac/rom-documentation
  8. Congratulations to Taylor Radke on becoming one of the newest Visiting Controllers in VATPAC, coming to a tower near you! Well done Taylor!
  9. Congratulations to Chia-Hao (Oliver) Chuang on joining the Visiting Controller ranks on Tower! Well done Oliver!
  10. Good evening everyone! The Real Ops Melbourne briefing document has been released. You can access it via the link below! https://vats.im/pac/rom-documentation We look forward to seeing as many of you at Melbourne!
  11. Wow, what a night! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported TMA Turnaround yesterday. It was amazing to see so many people flood the Brisbane and Gold Coast TMAs. We're always looking for ways to improve. Please provide your feedback for this event via the link below: https://vats.im/pac/tmat-feedback We look forward to hearing from you!
  12. ATC Applications for Perth > Singapore Shuttle have now closed... Thank you to all the controllers who have applied; please view the roster via the link below: https://events.vatpac.org/perth-singapore-shuttle
  13. VATPAC invites you to the next Real Operations event featuring Melbourne Tullamarine as the host airport. Fly in or out of Melbourne to a huge selection of locations the aerodrome services on a daily basis. Whether you prefer a quick city hop, a run to the west or a long haul trip starting with or ending with full ATC, this event is for you! What is Real Ops? Real Ops Melbourne is a major event hosted within VATPAC's airspace on the VATSIM Network. This 8-hour event aims to closely replicate and simulate the real schedules of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. This year we have decided to open a dedicated 8 hours of full time controlling to capture the peak arrivals and departures for Melbourne. Flight slot times are based on a typical weekend schedule offering the most accurate schedule possible. We will provide documentation to help ensure the smooth operations of this event. This document will be released to the public in the final few days before the event. How does it work? To simulate Melbourne's real-world environment, we have carefully laid out slot times for pilots to book. These slot times are replicated from the real world to the best of our ability. A pilot will need to secure their slot before logging onto the network, if a pilot decides to log on to the network without a slot they will need to contact Melbourne Delivery to receive clearance which will be given based on an available slot. If a pilot is inbound from another airport into Melbourne; they will be accommodated secondary to those who have booked slot times. Event Details: Real Ops Melbourne is designed to allow pilots and controllers the ability to receive full ATC service as they transition in and out of the Victoria's largest airport. Fly either domestically or internationally as you hurtle your way to/from Melbourne! The possibilities are endless. 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 Melbourne busy for the entire event! We can only do that with heaps and heaps of pilots! All VATPAC, VATNZ and Visiting Controllers may apply for a position to control at this event, we intend on splitting the 8 hours into 4x2 hour shifts. To apply for ATC please visit the link below. Apply for ATC here! Dependent on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departure 118.900 ML-S_DEP* Melbourne Departure 129.400 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750 ML-FLW_CTR* Positions denoted with a '*' are non-standard positions and may not be rostered on the day. Booking System: To book your flight(s), please visit the booking site here. Aircraft slots have been created to simulate real-world schedules (To the best of our ability). One month prior to the event (23APR21), slots will be opened for booking. Pilots may choose more than one slot to book if their arrival or departure slot times do not overlap. Once your slot 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 prior to the event (21MAY21 @ 1000z), unless booked out prior to this date. 24 hours prior to the event commencement, you will receive an email from the Director of Events with all the appropriate Event Details! Important Pilot Information: - Please read the Pilot Briefing. This will include important airspace information including ATC flow and who to contact. - Please make sure you log on with the correct callsign at least 20 minutes prior to 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. Documentation: Documentation for this event will be released for pilots and ATC on 18MAY21. Scenery List: YMML - Melbourne Tullamarine Intl. Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) Feedback is always appreciated, please submit it to feedback to https://feedback.vatpac.org or email [email protected] If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected]
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    VATPAC invites you to the next Real Operations event featuring Melbourne Tullamarine as the host airport. Fly in or out of Melbourne to a huge selection of locations the aerodrome services on a daily basis. Whether you prefer a quick city hop, a run to the west or a long haul trip starting with or ending with full ATC, this event is for you! What is Real Ops? Real Ops Melbourne is a major event hosted within VATPAC's airspace on the VATSIM Network. This 8-hour event aims to closely replicate and simulate the real schedules of Melbourne Tullamarine Airport. This year we have decided to open a dedicated 8 hours of full time controlling to capture the peak arrivals and departures for Melbourne. Flight slot times are based on a typical weekend schedule offering the most accurate schedule possible. We will provide documentation to help ensure the smooth operations of this event. This document will be released to the public in the final few days before the event. How does it work? To simulate Melbourne's real-world environment, we have carefully laid out slot times for pilots to book. These slot times are replicated from the real world to the best of our ability. A pilot will need to secure their slot before logging onto the network, if a pilot decides to log on to the network without a slot they will need to contact Melbourne Delivery to receive clearance which will be given based on an available slot. If a pilot is inbound from another airport into Melbourne; they will be accommodated secondary to those who have booked slot times. Event Details: Real Ops Melbourne is designed to allow pilots and controllers the ability to receive full ATC service as they transition in and out of the Victoria's largest airport. Fly either domestically or internationally as you hurtle your way to/from Melbourne! The possibilities are endless. 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 Melbourne busy for the entire event! We can only do that with heaps and heaps of pilots! All VATPAC, VATNZ and Visiting Controllers may apply for a position to control at this event, we intend on splitting the 8 hours into 4x2 hour shifts. To apply for ATC please visit the link below. Apply for ATC here! Dependent on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 ML_DEP* Melbourne Departure 118.900 ML-S_DEP* Melbourne Departure 129.400 ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 ML-ELW_CTR* Melbourne Centre 123.750 ML-FLW_CTR* Positions denoted with a '*' are non-standard positions and may not be rostered on the day. Booking System: To book your flight(s), please visit the booking site here. Aircraft slots have been created to simulate real-world schedules (To the best of our ability). One month prior to the event (23APR21), slots will be opened for booking. Pilots may choose more than one slot to book if their arrival or departure slot times do not overlap. Once your slot 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 prior to the event (21MAY21 @ 1000z), unless booked out prior to this date. 24 hours prior to the event commencement, you will receive an email from the Director of Events with all the appropriate Event Details! Important Pilot Information: - Please read the Pilot Briefing. This will include important airspace information including ATC flow and who to contact. - Please make sure you log in with the correct callsign at least 20 minutes prior to 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. Documentation: Documentation for this event will be released for pilots and ATC on 18MAY21. Scenery List: YMML - Melbourne Tullamarine Intl. Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D)Freeware - ISDG (X-Plane) Feedback is always appreciated, please submit it to feedback to https://feedback.vatpac.org or email [email protected] If you have any questions regarding this event, please email [email protected]
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    VATPAC invites you to the next rendition of TMA Turnaround! Whether you prefer a quick city hop, a run to the west or a long haul trip starting with or ending with full ATC, this event is for you! Once again, we are putting a spin on the traditional event by staffing up Queensland's two busiest airports. Brisbane International and Gold Coast Airports! These airports provide an essential link to Queensland's regional communities, as well as connecting Queensland with the rest of the Australia and the world! Event Details: TMA Turnaround is a simple yet engaging event. Get as many aircraft flying into Brisbane International Airport and Gold Coat Airport as possible, shut down and hit the next leg of your journey as quickly as possible as we attempt to flood the TMA area! Routes: VATPAC recommends the following routes for flying into and out of Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports. Pilots are encouraged to fly different routes, domestic and international; and aircraft from a small King Air up to an Airbus A380! The possibilities are endless! YBTL - YBBN: Route: TL JEMMA W258 LINSU W228 COCKA Y177 SMOKA BN YBBN - YBTL: Route: BN BIXAD Q67 CAPRI UQ493 PROBO V308 POROB TL YBCS- YBBN: Route: CS SWIFT Y177 SMOKA BN YBBN - YBCS: Route: BN BIXAD Q67 UPOLO CS YSSY - YBCG: Route: SY ENTRA Y245 BANDA Y43 BERNI GOMOL CG YBCG- YSSY: Route: CG APAGI H91 CORKY H12 BOREE SY YMML- YBCG: Route: ML NONIX H66 TW Y23 BERNI GOMOL CG YBCG- YMML: Route: CG APAGI Q53 ISKIM Q923 CANTY H119 ARBEY ML ATC: 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 (12MAY21), after which the roster will be released and available for viewing. Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: BN_DEL Brisbane Delivery 118.850 BN_GND Brisbane Ground 121.700 BN_TWR Brisbane Tower 120.500 CG_GND Gold Coast Ground 121.800 CG_TWR Gold Coast Tower 118.700 BN_APP Brisbane Approach 124.700 CG_APP Brisbane Approach 123.500 BN-DOS_CTR Brisbane Centre 135.600 Scenery: YBBN - Brisbane International Airport:Payware - ORBX (P3Dv4+)Freeware - Ants (FSX/P3D) Freeware - CDG (X-Plane) YBCG - Gold Coast Airport:Payware - ORBX (FSX/P3D)Freeware - AVSIM (FSX/P3D) Freeware - TDG (X-Plane) MISC - Miscellaneous Items:Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Recommended by ORBX Airports*Payware - Brisbane Landmarks (MSFS) Payware - Gold Coast CityScene (FSX/P3D) We are always looking for feedback about our events! Email [email protected] or visit https://feedback.vatpac.org
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