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  1. You are the hero our city needs! Great work Nick
  2. Congratulations to @Sam Wilson who recently completed the S3 Training. His training wheels are off so good luck everyone!
  3. Congratulations to Jesse who recently smashed the S3 exam. Coming to vector you soon!
  4. 1. Introduction Worldflight 2020 will arrive in VATPAC Airspace on Saturday Morning (7th November) and travel through a number of airports including Port Moresby (AYPY), Cairns (YBCS), Brisbane (YBBN) and Sydney (YSSY). There is significant traffic expected to build from the Port Moresby sector onwards. VATPAC will provide ATC services for the arrival legs using controllers who have registered to control via the VATPAC Events website (https://events.vatpac.org). This NOTAM contains details of controller positions reserved for use during the event and procedures developed and implemented to manage traffic levels throughout the day. This content is relevant to both ATC and pilots participating in Worldflight legs. 2. Reserved Controller Positions The following control positions are hereby reserved under VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy 4.1 for Worldflight operations during the indicated times (format DDHHMM eg. 022030 refers to 2030z on the 2nd November UTC). 062300 until 070300 AYPY_DEL, AYPY_GND, AYPY_TWR, AYPY_APP, AYPY_DEP, AYPM_CTR 070100 until 070500 BN-ARA_CTR, BN-BAR_CTR 070200 until 070600 CS_DEL, CS_GND, CS_TWR, CS_APP, CS_DEP 070400 until 070800 BN-TBP_CTR, BN-SWY_CTR, BN-DOS_CTR, BN-KPL_CTR 070600 until 071000 BN_DEL, BN_GND, BN-S_GND, BN-N_GND, BN-W_TWR, BN_TWR, BN_APP, BN-S_APP, BN-S_DEP, BN_DEP, CG_APP, CG_TWR 070700 until 071200 BN-DOS_CTR, BN-MDE_CTR, BN-ARM_CTR, SY_GND, SY-E_GND, SY_TWR, SY-E_TWR, SY_APP, SY-S_APP, SY-D_APP, SY-DE_APP 3. Worldflight ATC Coordinators The following persons are nominated Worldflight ATC Coordinators. Callum Strawbridge Joshua Micallef 3.1. Un-rostered or unfilled ATC Positions While unreserved ATC positions may be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, any un-rostered controller wishing to contribute on the day should contact any of the above coordinators to offer and coordinate their services. 4. Procedures Please consult the briefing package linked below. It is highly relevant to pilots & controllers and contains information regarding PDC, expected procedures and charts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xGDnW54_vn6-bK90CVjkMlypSXTFnBBy/view?usp=sharing 5. Authority Director, Division – [email protected] 6. Cancellation This NOTAM self cancels at 1300 7th November 2020
  5. 1. Introduction Worldflight 2020 will depart from Sydney (YSSY) on the morning of the 1st November (Local Time) and travel through VATPAC Airspace via Adelaide (YPAD), Perth (YPPH) and Port Hedland (YPPD). VATPAC will provide ATC services for the departure legs using controllers who have registered to control via the VATPAC Events website (https://events.vatpac.org). This NOTAM contains details of controller positions reserved for use during the event and procedures developed and implemented to manage traffic levels throughout the day. This content is relevant to both ATC and pilots participating in Worldflight legs. 2. Reserved Controller Positions The following control positions are hereby reserved under VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy 4.1 for Worldflight operations during the indicated times (format DDHHMM eg. 022030 refers to 2030z on the 2nd November UTC). 312000 until 010200 SY_DEL, SY_GND, SY-E_GND, SY_TWR, SY-E_TWR, SY_APP, SY_DEP, SY-S_DEP, ML-WOL_CTR, ML-GTH_CTR, ML-MUN_CTR, ML-TBD_CTR 312300 until 010400 AD_DEL, AD_GND, AD_TWR, AD_APP, AD_DEP 010000 until 010600 ML-AUG_CTR, ML-ASP_CTR, ML-ESP_CTR, ML-HYD_CTR, ML-PIY_CTR 010300 until 010800 PH_DEL, PH_GND, PH_TWR, PH_APP, PH_DEP 010500 until 011000 ML-LEA_CTR, ML-GEL_CTR, ML-BIL_CTR, ML-ORE_CTR 010700 until 011100 YPPD_DEL, YPPD_GND, YPPD_TWR, YPPD_APP, YPPD_DEP **Note** Port Hedland has been designated a Class C Aerodrome with full ATC Services for this event. The Port Hedland TMA will extend SFC-FL245 40nm around YPPD. A photo is provided below. *** 3. Worldflight ATC Coordinators The following persons are nominated Worldflight ATC Coordinators. Callum Strawbridge Joshua Micallef 3.1. Un-rostered or unfilled ATC Positions While unreserved ATC positions may be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, any un-rostered controller wishing to contribute on the day should contact any of the above coordinators to offer and coordinate their services. 4. Procedures Please consult the briefing package linked below. It is highly relevant to pilots & controllers and contains information regarding PDC, expected procedures and charts. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xGDnW54_vn6-bK90CVjkMlypSXTFnBBy/view?usp=sharing 5. Authority Director, Division – [email protected] 6. Cancellation This NOTAM self cancels at 1200 1st November 2020
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    WorldFlight 2020 It's that time of year again! What is WorldFlight? WorldFlight is one of the longest running events on VATSIM to date. It's a week long event with plenty of aircraft who make their way from Sydney, around the world and back again, all in the name of charity. Aircraft will depart Sydney on the 1st at 8:00am AEDT (2100z) and arrive a week later on the 7th at 8:35pm AEDT (0935z). With full ATC along the way, all VATSIM members are invited along to join in from home. For more information on WorldFlight or to make a donation, please head to the WorldFlight website. https://www.worldflight.com.au/ ATC requirements Although World Flight has a team of Global controllers to mange the traffic on the legs outside of for the rest of the world, who may not have the active controllers to manage the traffic, VATPAC is looking for controllers available for the departure and arrival days to manage the traffic within our airspace. ATC applications To apply for ATC please find the applications page below. https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-2020-outbound https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-2020-inbound Pilot Briefings Pilot briefings will be provided on the above links and throughout NOTAM's on the forums. Please keep your eyes peeled!
  7. Welcome to Theo who has joined the ranks as a Tower Controller. Coming to a tower near you
  8. Wow! I strive to get as much feedback as you James! God Bless you! @Zach Biesse-Fitton Just making sure you didn't miss this
  9. Welcome to WorldFlight 2020 Worldflight Australia is a virtual round the world flight to raise money for the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service. The concept of a virtual, round the world flight for charity was started by a team in the United Kingdom and has spawned an annual event with participants all over the globe. World Flight Australia was started in 2001 and over the years, World Flight Australia teams have raised over $220,000 for the RFDS, helping with the costs of avionics and providing funding for Fly Around Clinics in the essential Air Ambulances used to ferry nurses, doctors and patients around rural Australia. VATSIM Australia Pacific provides ATC within the VATPAC Airspace during Worldflight. Worldflight departs and arrives in Sydney each year, travelling through several airports within the VATPAC Airspace. Pilot information will be published on the event page and forums prior to Friday 30th of October. Outbound ATC Applications Open ATC Applications for the outbound legs of WorldFlight are now open. We invite all interested controllers to nominate their availability and get involved in the busiest event through the VATPAC Airspace. We usually see well in excess of 100 aircraft movements on the first few legs. Thanks to the large amount of sectors through our airspace this year, we have up to 39 positions which need controlling across a period of 15 hours. While the slots are 1 hour in length, we would prefer to keep controllers on single positions for at least 2-3 hours to limit interruption to pilots. This will be subject to availability. Apply Here: https://events.vatpac.org/worldflight-2020-outbound The ATC Roster for the outbound legs will be published by Monday 26th of October. ATC Applications for the inbound legs will open within 7 days. If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to reach out via forum PM or email [email protected]
  10. I'm honoured you chose to use your last 3 digit post on my thread buddy! I learnt from the best
  11. This has been a huge change that has been coming for some time. It's definitely a step in the right direction as it brings the community closer to the people who lead it. I wanted to say a few words to recognise two people who have contributed greatly to the Region through their respective roles. Jackson has also been involved in the Division and VATSIM for as long as I can remember. When I started back in 2011, Jackson was the Division Director of VATPAC and over the years, moved through to the Regional Director position before joining the BoG. His dedication to his roles on the Network have seen the Division and Region grow and although we've had our differences, I appreciate all the assistance you've provided me. I hope to see you hanging around Tahiti in the future Alan came into the Division at a very turbulent time and he hit the ground running. It certainly hasn't been an easy run but he's handled all of the curveballs perfectly and continued to maintain stability. Alan, your assistance, wisdom and guidance in a variety of situations has been greatly appreciated and I hope you stick around and come flying through the VATPAC airspace soon. I was shocked to hear about your medical episode and I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery and healthy future. Finally, we have such a great community. Regardless of who's leading it, the people in it are the ones who make it as great as it is. Alan and Jackson will always be a part of that and I look forward to seeing both of you for many years to come
  12. Great work Rowan! You were on the ball last night!
  13. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Light Up Queensland 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 the Light Up Queensland event. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0700z to 1100z on the 28th June 2020. BN-TBP_CTR, BN-DOS_CTR BN_DEL, BN_GND, BN_TWR, BN_APP CS_DEL, CS_GND, CS_TWR, CS_APP RK_GND, RK_TWR MK_GND, MK_TWR HM_TWR 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT The following people are the nominated contacts for this event. Sam Hall - Director of Events - VATPAC5 (events[at]vatpac.org) Joshua Micallef - Events Coordinator (j.micallef[at]vatpac.org) Nicholas Naumovski - Events Coordinator (n.naumovski[at]vatpac.org) 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1100z on Sunday the 28th June 2020.
  14. A reminder, applications close this Sunday for Director, Events.
  15. NOTAM: Positions Reserved for Cross the Ditch 18: Winter 2020 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 the Cross the Ditch 18: Winter 2020 event. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved during the nominated times 20JUN20 @ 2000z -> 21JUN20 @ 1359z BN-TSN_FSS, NFFF_FSS 20JUN20 @ 2000z -> 21JUN20 @ 0059z NVVV_CTR, NVVV_APP, NVVV_TWR 21JUN20 @ 0200z -> 21JUN20 @ 0659z ML-TAS_CTR, HB_TWR, HB_GND 21JUN20 @ 0800z -> 1359z ML-SNO_CTR, ML-TBD_CTR, AD_APP, AD_TWR, AD_GND 3 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications (events[at]vatpac.org) 4 CONTACT The following people are contactable for this event. Sam Hall - Director of Events - VATPAC5 (events[at]vatpac.org) Joshua Micallef - Events Coordinator (j.micallef[at]vatpac.org) 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1359z on Sunday the 28th June 2020.
  16. Congratulations to @Jesse Isaac who recently graduated Tower Training School and is ready for the big leagues! Look out for VATPAC's latest controller coming to a Tower near you!
  17. Congratulations to Mark who recently passed his S2 assessment showing he can move aircraft around some of VATPAC's busiest airports. Where will you see him next!
  18. Congratulations to @Lachlan Boyd who recently graduated Tower Training School! Deploying soon to a tower near you!
  19. Hi All, I seem to find myself apologising once again for emails that appear to have been sent by me titled "Welcome to VATPAC". Due to another VATSIM Technology issue, users were missing from a regular data pull which our membership system relies on to determine new users. When the database updated this morning, all the users returned meaning it thought people had joined the Division. When a member joins our Division, they get an email automatically which is why these members, some who have been with VATPAC since its inception, received emails. This appears to have only affected a particular range of VATSIM ID's. There has been no comment from VATSIM to the Division on why this has occurred on either occasion. The VATNZ I.T Team who administrates the automated email system is investigating how to stop this occurring. I apologise for any inconvenience.
  20. Applications are now invited from suitably experienced members of the VATPAC Division for the position of VATPAC Director, Events (VATPAC5). Responsible to: VATPAC Director, Division Direct Reports: Deputy Director, Major Events Deputy Director, Events Event Coordinators Duties: Attends periodic VATPAC Board meetings and produces quarterly reports on events held by the division Plan and develop a program of weekly, and major events targeted at VATPAC members Promote events to maximise participation Act as a facilitator for assisting other divisions and organisations wishing to hold events in VATPAC airspace Liaise with the Director, Operations to ensure that suitable ATC is provided for events Liaise with the Director, Operations to promulgate event information to affiliate virtual airlines Assist in monitoring the effectiveness of other portfolios Actively participate in the management of the division Reports to the Board on issues affecting members’ satisfaction with online operations Considers and raises complaints, ideas and proposals to the Board in order to consistently improve the effectiveness of VATPAC Maintain an online presence of 5-10 hours per month on the VATSIM network Essential Criteria: Active participation in the greater VATPAC community for the last 12 months Be a member of good standing in VATSIM Be able to work well with other board members and the VATPAC community as a whole. Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people How to Apply: Members interested in being considered for the role should apply by outlining their experience and suitability, addressing each of the essential criteria above. Applications should be sent via email to [email protected] APPLICATIONS IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEST Sunday 28th June 2020.
  21. Hi All, It's with sadness I inform the community of the resignation of our Events Director, Sam Hall. Sam came into the Division at a difficult time and has been responsible for bringing the community together through our events for close to two years! This is not an easy job and I think we can all agree, there have been some great events over the past 18 months. Sam, on behalf of the VATPAC Community, I'd like to thank you for your contribution! Sam will remain on the Board as the Director, Events until a new Director is recruited. Thanks,
  22. NOTAM: Reserved Positions for RealOps Sydney 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 RealOps Sydney. 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved from 0200z - 1000z on Sunday 14th June 2020. Controllers may contact a delegate listed below on the day to provide additional coverage where a controller may not have arrived for their shift. SY_DEL, SY-C_GND, SY_GND, SY-E_GND, SY_TWR, SY-E_TWR SY_APP, SY-D_APP, SY_DEP, SY-FLW_CTR CB_APP ML-BIK_CTR, ML-WOL_CTR, ML-SNO_CTR, BN-DOS_CTR, BN-MDE_CTR 4 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following: Callum Strawbridge - Director, Division (director[at]vatpac.org) 5 CONTACT The following people are contactable throughout the duration of the event: Callum Strawbridge - Director, Division (director[at]vatpac.org) Sam Hall - Director, Events - VATPAC5 (events[at]vatpac.org) Joshua Micallef - Events Coordinator (j.micallef[at]vatpac.org) Sam Keast - Team Lead/Assist (s.keast[at]vatpac.org) 6 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1000z on Sunday the 14th June 2020
  23. It's last minute but with such a fast changing real world environment, we need to move quickly to keep up! Welcome back to VATPAC's newest event series, Friday Night Live! We're bringing you some Friday Night Entertainment that the pubs and clubs can't! Visit a new location or perhaps an old favourite, the possibilities are endless. This Week This week, come and help the airlines of Western Australia deliver their FIFO workers to locations around the state. The resource industry sees hundreds of flights a week across Western Australia by Alliance, Cobham, Qantas, QantasLink, Skippers, Virgin Australia and Rex. With some amazing scenery for airports across the entire state, why not get involved and check some of them out! Routes We recommend using the Airservices Route Guide to ensure you're using an acceptable route. Simply scroll to page 31/32 to see information for routes departing Perth. https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/ersa/GUID_ersa-fac-2-2_21MAY2020.pdf ATC Positions Australia: Name Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Perth Ground PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 Perth Tower PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 Perth Approach PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 Karratha Tower KA_TWR Karratha Tower 127.350 Melbourne Centre (ORE) ML-ORE_CTR Melbourne Centre 127.000 Melbourne Centre (Esperance) ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 : Charts / Scenery Australian Charts Air-Services Australia Charts: https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/dap/AeroProcChartsTOC.htm Scenery YPPH - Perth Freeware - Zachari Gell's Perth (FSX/P3D) Payware - MSFG Perth (FS9/FSX/P3D) Freeware - Perth Airport v2 (XP) Regional Airports North WA Freeware - Flukey's Paraburdoo YPBO (FSX/P3D) Freeware - Flukey's Pilbara Pack [YANG, YCWA, YFDF, YCHK, YBGD, YSOL, YGIA] (FSX/P3D) Freeware - Alan Blencowe's Geraldton (FSX/P3D) Freeware - Geraldton XPlane (XP) Regional Airports South WA Freeware - ORBX Busselton (FSX/P3D) Freeware - Tim Burnett YBLN (XP) Freeware - Nightflyer Albany YABA (XP) MISC - Miscellaneous Items Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports* Freeware - OZx Libraries *Required for some scenery packages above*
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