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Thanks everyone who helped out. Good to see the charity livestream getting some good quality aussie ATC love while everyone else on Vatsim thought the Atlantic Ocean was all the rage :P


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Other Events Discussion / Re: SimFest visits Australia 0930z 25th March 2017
« Last post by Josh Micallef on March 24, 2017, 11:42:02 PM »
Count Me In  :D

May even use my Visiting Controller Rating in Bali
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Other Events Discussion / Re: SimFest visits Australia 0930z 25th March 2017
« Last post by Ryan Steffe on March 24, 2017, 05:12:39 PM »
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For QLD
Figure out what daylight savings is and get your state into the 21st century already.

WHY????!!!!!   >:( >:(
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Other Events Discussion / Re: SimFest visits Australia 0930z 25th March 2017
« Last post by Tracy Shiffman on March 24, 2017, 04:26:14 PM »
Barring anything unexpected, count me in!
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Saturday 25/03

For Sydney people
9pm takeoff time (assume ~30min of delivery/taxi time)
 till Midnight.

For QLD
Figure out what daylight savings is and get your state into the 21st century already.
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Other Events Discussion / Re: SimFest visits Australia 0930z 25th March 2017
« Last post by Tracy Shiffman on March 24, 2017, 12:45:08 PM »
Speak English man! Date / Time in AEDT please  :-[
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Other Events Discussion / SimFest visits Australia 0930z 25th March 2017
« Last post by Trent Hopkinson on March 24, 2017, 12:35:21 PM »
For those of us either not attending Cross the Pond, or who have a late departure slot (after 1330z), Simfest is visiting Australia, with a takeoff time of 1000z from YSSY, heading to YBCS eta 1250.

If any ATC is interested in manning up Brisbane Centre or something from 8:30pm to cover YSSY till just on Midnight AEDT, that would be awesome.

Website:
http://www.simfest.co.uk/48-hour-challenge
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Event Announcements / VATPAC Montly Focus Regions
« Last post by Callum Strawbridge on March 22, 2017, 07:04:02 PM »
Hi All,

On behalf of the VATPAC Events department, I would like to announce the introduction of Monthly Focus Regions. We have received feedback from several members in the community that they would like to see events held in locations other than Sydney, Melbourne and the familiar East Coast. Taking this onboard, We will trial having several events focused around a particular region/State in VATPAC.

This April will see the Focus turned on Western Australia. Events including MRM, Australia Online and VFR Ops will be based around Western Australia.

Also in W.A this month will be our coordinated Iron Mic effort and a TBA Major Event. 

While we have tried similar things in the past, We have struggled to get traffic away from the East Coast. So that this can be successful we ask pilots to give flying in a different region a crack. Instead of flying MEL-SYD in a MRM, Fly PER-KGI! It's the same amount of flight time!

For ATC, We encourage you to check out not only Perth, but some of Western Australia's more remote Towers such as Karratha, Port Headland or even work on some class D ops at Jandakot. It is also crucial to make this successful that you staff up W.A positions for our scheduled events rather than the East Coast.

We welcome feedback regarding our Focus Regions and events which can be directed to events@vatpac.org or through the forums.
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NOTAMs / Re: VATPAX Outage
« Last post by Zach Biesse-Fitton on March 22, 2017, 11:46:28 AM »
Hi all,

Over the past ~72 hours, the VATSIM Data Collection System (VDCS) that VATPAC runs had intermittent outages lasting between 1 and 3 hours. We believe we've rectified the problems, but the data lost during this period is un-recoverable, so apologies for that. We aren't sure exactly what caused the problem, but as I mentioned, we believe we have fixed the issue and we will monitor the VDCS over the next few days.

Thanks.
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Other Official Events / Iron Mic - Perth
« Last post by Callum Strawbridge on March 21, 2017, 08:03:35 PM »
Hi All,

Iron Mic is something we haven't coordinated in some time here at VATPAC but this April, It will be making a return.

What is Iron Mic?
Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds which recognizes a position with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic. 

Where? When?
Following our Focus on Western Australia this month, Iron Mic will be centered around Perth. It will run from Monday 10th of April to Sunday 16th April. The positions which should be utilized are PH_TWR, PH_APP and ML_ESP_CTR. 

How can I get involved?
There are no rostered ATC positions and we invite any controller to get involved. While Ground and Delivery aren't included in the hours, If Perth Tower is full, We encourage you to logon to Jandakot Tower (If you are S3 Rated or have your Procedural tower rating)! Otherwise, Logon to Ground and Delivery! Although these won't count towards our Iron Mic.

If you're a pilot, please come and give our controllers some fun! The more traffic, the more enjoyable it will be for our controllers to continue staffing up the TMA.

Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Perth positions.

VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
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