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  1. Nice work @Rob Hooley, a mentor to the young'ns. +5.
  2. Thank you to @Peter Story and @Clem Wu for their contributions.
  3. 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files, Euroscope Client Installer and Controller Client Updater. The version released today is AIRAC 2011, effective on the 10th of September 2020. The sector files provided support the Virtual Radar Client, Euroscope Client, and VatSYS client. Please see below for details. 2. DETAILS 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files, Euroscope Client Installer and Controller Client Updater. The version released today is AIRAC 2011, effective on the 7th of October 2020. The sector files provided support the Virtual Radar Client, Euroscope Client, and VatSYS client. Please see below for details. 2. DETAILS WLM APP airspace boundary update New YSNW and YPEA airport layouts YMML, YBAS, YPAD airport layout updates Updated coastline for VRC and Euroscope Enroute files to improve client responsiveness for large sector files World Flight Preparation Vatsys Only: Australia and Pacific dataset updated for ease of handoff to active adjacent external sectors ALL_SECTORS and FIR_BDRY maps updated Terminal labels available in sector file database included in TAXI_ALL map 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS VRC: Sector Files & POF Euroscope: Client Updater & Sector Files VatSYS: Please use the inbuilt updater when prompted. 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 05th November 2020, unless otherwise noted.
  4. Good job Callum, great to see a steady improvement!
  5. 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC operations department is publishing this NOTAM to designate procedures and airspace around the upcoming Panic Stations: Alice Springs event. This involves the creation of two new sectors as well as an addition to the current airspace around the airport. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE & TIME 19th of September 2020, 0900z 3. AFFECTED POSITIONS - Melbourne Centre - Alice Springs – 131.800 (ASP) - Melbourne Centre - Alice Springs (East)* - 128.850 (ASE) - Melbourne Centre - Alice Springs (West)* - 121.850 (ASW) - Alice Springs Tower – 118.300 (TWR) - Alice Springs Ground* – 119.900 (SMC) *indicates an event specific position. 4. PROCEDURE DETAILS 4.1 ML-ASP This sector will assume responsibility of the Class C and G in the predefined AS sector. All approach clearances (excluding aircraft already in the YBAS CTR, Class D) will be given by this sector. 4.2 ML-ASW This sector will be responsible for the western Class A airspace of the ASP sector, as defined in the green shaded are of figure 1 below. 4.3 ML-ASE. This sector will be responsible for the eastern Class A airspace of the ASP sector, as defined in the red shaded area of figure 1 below. 4.4 AS_TWR. This sector will assume responsibility of the Alice Springs CTR, Class D airspace. The use of radar for this sector is strictly for situation awareness only and may not be used to provide a separation standard. This sector will coordinate any non-auto-release departures into CTA with an appropriate “NEXT” call, and in doing so, obtain and requirements or delays for the departing aircraft. Auto-release SIDS will be co-ordinated at the time of the event between AS_TWR, AS_GND and ML-ASP_CTR. Please refer to the MATS for other coordination requirements. 4.5 AS_GND. This sector will assume responsibility of the YBAS manoeuvring areas as shown in figure 2. This sector will also issue airways clearances to any departures from YBAS but must coordinate with ASP via a “TAXI” if the aircraft is not departing via an auto-release SID into CTA. Auto-release SIDS will be co-ordinated at the time of the event between AS_TWR, AS_GND and ML-ASP_CTR. Please refer to the MATS for other coordination requirements. 5. CONTACTS Ryan McDonald, Acting Director Operations - [email protected] Joshua Micallef, Director Events – [email protected] 6. CANCELATION This NOTAM will self-expire on 19th September at 1300z unless otherwise stated by the Director (Operations) or Director (Events) 7. APPENDIX 1. Fig 1 – ASP E-W split. 1. Fig 2 – ASP manoeuvring areas.
  6. Awesome work Tom, keep it up!
  7. Thanks as always to @Peter Story for his largely thankless efforts. As always, it's much appreciated the work you put into the division.
  8. 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files, Euroscope Client Installer and Controller Client Updater. The version released today is AIRAC 2010, effective on the 10th of September 2020. The sector files provided support the Virtual Radar Client, Euroscope Client, and VatSYS client. Please see below for details. 2. DETAILS AYPY, NFFN airport layouts and SIDS & STARS updated - Thanks to @Clem Wu RNAV Updates (YBUD, YCNY, YBHM) YBTL PEWEE6 SID YPPD SSR Radar added for Worldflight. 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS VRC: Sector Files & POF (please note there are no changes to the VRC POF file, only an updated link for the VATPAC CDN migration) Euroscope: Client Updater & Sector Files VatSYS: Please use the inbuilt updater when prompted. 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 05th November 2020, unless otherwise noted.
  9. Many thanks as always to @Peter Story and the AIS team for their hard work on this release. Also many thanks to @Clem Wu for his new additions to the release.
  10. 1. INTRODUCTION The VATPAC Operations Department has updated the sector files, Euroscope Client Installer and Controller Client Updater. The version released today is AIRAC 2009, effective on the 13th of August 2020. The sector files provided support both the Virtual Radar Client and the Euroscope Client. This will bring changes to SID and STAR procedures, and a mirage of updates to ground maps, sector boundaries and frequencies. Please see below for details. 2. DETAILS SID STAR, IFR fix updates as per DAP and SUPs. YBSU runway, SID, STAR, airport layout update (updated scenery for pilots provided by Sean Harrison). YBCG Taxiway E extension, YSCB Taxiway B extension, YBRM Apron update. New airport layouts: YAMB, YMES, YBOK SDY Enroute sector boundary change with VATSPY update YSSY TCU airspace boundary update for rwy 25 MARLN STAR and RWY 07 Dir airspace Position Updates: Brisbane Finals 119.25 added, YPTN ATIS updated to 124.0, TN_APP to 120.95. YBBN TCU airspace boundaries updated to the latest diagrams. BN-TSN position now includes ANAU and AGGG airspace in Euroscope. New ADSB sites in PNG: Mt Nauwein, Mt Mission, Mt Konokalang, Mt Dimodimo, Lorengau, Mt Robinson, and Burns Peak. 3. DOWNLOAD LINKS* VRC: Sector Files & POF Euroscope: VATPAC Euroscope Package AIRAC2009.1 & Sector Files 4. AUTHORITY Director, Operations – [email protected] 5. CANCELLATION This NOTAM will self cancel on 05th November 2020. *Vatsys Beta users will be able to access this package through the in-built updater.
  11. I just wanted to send a huge thank you to Cameron Wilbraham. He was controlling ML-WOL_CTR today and was absolutely incredible. It was my first flight on the network and despite a ton of flying off network this week in preparation I was still nervous. He was so friendly throughout, gave lots of options, was flexible all while managing traffic in and out of YSSY and YMML. I really appreciate his help, understanding and patience. His professionalism was also noted while speaking with other pilots on frequency. Such a great start to VATSIM and I am so grateful to have had him control this morning. Incredibly appreciated. Thanks Cameron for an awesome intro to VATSIM and VATPAC. Awesome job AGAIN Cameron!!
  12. Hi Chris, send it over to feedback.vatpac.org I would also encourage you to include details of the event that took place as bullying on the netowrk is unacceptable.
  13. Cheers, was heaps of fun
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