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  1. Date: 26 AUG 2020



    I'm a newbie and still getting used to flying airliners. There were some strong headwinds heading south to YMML from YBBN. Chris got me sorted out on the comms for a proper flightlevel and then was kind enough to help me out and point me in the direction of Hemispherical Flight Levels when I asked him about the standard flight levels.

    Helping me out has made a lot of other Centre controllers lives easier. Thanks Chris!

    Great job Chris! Its these kind of controllers that make such a positive influence in the network and within our community.

    Keep it up!

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  2. Hello All,

    Please join me in congratulating the following people who have joined the ATC Training Department as Trainee Mentors.

    Ryan McDonald 

    Cameron Wilbraham 

    Blair Shaddock 

    I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re skills can bring to the team over the next three months! Coming to train the next virtual air traffic controllers near you!!!

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  3. Hi Henryk,

    We no longer use the legacy voice rooms and as you’ve correctly observed, we now use Audio For VATSIM. 

    Use this to listen to all the different frequencies on the network. When you want to listen to a station, click the plus button, type the callsign and frequency and then RX.

    Thats it. Just make sure you’ve correctly typed out your password as it is case sensitive in the setting panel. If you have any questions feel free to send me an email.

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  4. Today arguably VATPAC’s hardest working staff member, the backbone of the ATC Training Department, our very own Will Smart was promoted to the rating of I1. 

    Congratulations Will, thank you for being such a hard working, positive individual and I can’t wait to see you conducting assessments and continue to train VATPAC’s newest virtual air traffic controllers! 

    Coming to an assessment and position with an ‘I1’ all over Australia and VATPAC Pacific Airspace near you! If you see him around thank him and give him a huge congratulations! 

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  5. Hi Dave,

    At VATPAC we use Discord now instead of TS. That can be accessed at 

    However, I’m not sure if the VFR guys use that for not so I’m hoping @Russell Diehl can jump in and give you some more assurance on the matter. If they do use Discord, we can organise visitor permissions for you to access the server. Please send the discord administrator an email at [email protected] with the names and CIDs of the three of you. 

    Hope that help,


  6. Evening all, 

    It is it with sadness that I have to advise the community that Nick Falcione has decided to step down from his role as a mentor within the ATC Training Department. Nick wishes to focus more on personal projects and his life at the moment. 

    I want to take this time on behalf of the ATC Training Department, to thank Nick for this dedication and time in the ATC Training Department. Nick has been a big help in making videos and training students throughout his time in the department. I would like to take this time to say a massive thank you to you Nick for your service to the community. 

    Nick, I wish you all the best for your future endeavours and hope to see you around with your comedy!

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  7. Hello all, 

    It is with my deepest regrets that I advise the community that Sam Keast has stepped down from his postion as a mentor within the ATC Training Department. 

    Over the time that Sam has been with us he has been a huge help in training VATPACs next students from TWR right through to ENR. On behalf of the ATC Training Department and myself, I would like to take this time to say a massive thank you to you Sam for the time you've provided the department and has been a huge help to myself over his time. I'll miss having you around in the team Keast. I'm sure if you avalibility frees up they'll be a spot on the team for you mate! Look after yourself. 


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  8. VATPAC is seeking potential candidates to join the ATC Training team as a Mentor(s). 


    Trainee Mentor


    Responsible to:

    • Director, ATC Training 
    • Deputy Director, ATC Administration
    • Deputy Director, ATC Standards


    • Contribute to the ongoing activities of the ATC Training Team by remaining active in conducting mentoring duties as part of the normal ATC rating progression of VATPAC members.
    • Provide advice and training support to VATPAC members performing ATC in accordance with the VATPAC ATC Training Syllabus (Academy).
    • Maintain an online and visible presence to the membership with a minimum of 10 hours per month logged on the VATSIM Network inclusive of a minimum of 5 hours actively engaged mentoring or assisting ATC students.


    Essential Criteria:

    • Be a member of the Oceania Region of VATSIM for a period longer than 12 months
    • Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application
    • Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Enroute Controller level (C1)
    • Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations
    • Demonstrate an intimate knowledge of the VATPAC ATC Academy syllabus
    • Demonstrate a proven ability in the use of a VATSIM Approved Controller Client Software, including simulation and training features of such software
    • Be able to work well within a voluntary team organisation
    • Possess the ability to work with new members in a constructive and respectful manor. 


    Desirable Criteria:

    • Have experience in a training role involving mature study methods and learning styles
    • Be rated on VATSIM to a level of Senior Controller
    • Demonstrate a sound understanding of real life Air Traffic Services and an appreciation of how those services and regulations apply to online activities


    Members interested in being considered for the role should send your application, addressing the selection criteria listed above, via email to [email protected] AND If you have displayed interest before, I ask you to please send in your application again. 


  9. Congratulations to James who is the latest VATPAC controller to join the C1 ranks! 

    James brings a wealth of knowledge from controlling ENR in the RW with ASA and will be a real asset to the VATPAC C1 team. 

    Have fun controlling the virtual planes James. 

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    This NOTAM is detailed in accordance with subparagraph 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This is for the purpose of ATC Training.






    The above position will be reserved for use between 7th July 2020 between 0800-1000z



    Cam Tyson - Director, ATC Training (atc(at)



    Under subparagraph 4.1, controllers must not control this position during the times indicated without prior approval of the listed contacts.



    This NOTAM self cancels at 1000z 7 July 2020 OR if cancelled by Director, ATC Training prior to date and time listed.

    All edits will be posted in this thread.

    7. NOTE

    This reservation is during Spilled Milk Run Tuesday: 


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  11. Date: 30/06/2020



    What a sick guy. Although the start of our group flight (around 5-6) was a bit dead, we were given top-quality ATC service with our approach into Adelaide. 10/10 would fly again.

    And we see @Cameron Wilbraham pop up again! Very obvious he's doing something right!! Keep it up Cam. 

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  12. Congratulations to Charlie who is the latest controller to join the radar ranks.

    It was a fantastic performance from Charlie who showed true professionalism for the duration and assessment and will make a great controller in the future I'm sure. 

    Well done Charlie see you on the scope shortly!

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  13. Date: 25/06/2020



    It was a pleasure being controlled by Tracy, Rowan & Rob tonight, upon departing Sydney these 3 were able to maintain a professional environment whilst having time for a quick laugh cheers for the ATC :) can't wait to fly with you guys again

    Seemed like the night to be flying on the network. Great work gents!!

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