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!