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  1. Spilled Milk Run Monday; Tasmania

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    Hello Tony, This event is tomorrow... are you checking to see if controllers are online where you are currently? Use afv-map.vatsim.net to check receiver and frequencies currently available.
  2. [15SEP19 0600z - 1000z] GA Madness Brisbane

    Another reminder controllers can apply for ATC via the following link https://forms.gle/CnYvWMXNSe2a4qnk7
  3. NOTAM: Reserved ATC Positions for Transcon Panic Stations Perth 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 Transcon Panic Stations Perth 2 RESERVED POSITIONS The following positions are reserved during the Indicated Times below Saturday 17th September: 0300z - 0600z ML-WOL_CTR, ML-SNO_CTR, ML-TBD_CTR, ML-ASP_CTR, SY_APP, ML_APP, SY_TWR, SY_GND, SY_DEL, ML_TWR, ML_GND, ML_DEL, AS_TWR Saturday 17th September: 0600z - 1000z ML-ASP_CTR, ML-ESP_CTR, ML-FOR_CTR, ML-HYD_CTR, AS_TWR, PH_APP, PH_TWR, PH_GND 3 POSITION JURISDICTION During Transcon Panic Stations Perth, the following non-standard positions will assume additional airspace to accommodate the traffic flow. Positions not mentioned here retain their default controlling authority. ML-HYD_CTR - Controls HYD and PIY sector 4 AUTHORITY This NOTAM is under the Authority of the following; Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications (events[at]vatpac.org) Joshua Micallef - Deputy Director of Special Events (j.micallef[at]vatpac.org) 5 CONTACT The following people are contactable throughout the duration of the event. Sam Hall - Director of Events and Communications - VATPAC5 (events[at]vatpac.org) Joshua Micallef - Deputy Director of Special Events - VATPAC25 (j.micallef[at]vatpac.org) Nicholas Naumovski - Events Coordinator (n.naumovski[at]vatpac.org) 5 CANCELLATION This NOTAM self cancels at 1000z on Saturday 17th August 2019
  4. [17AUG19 0300-1000z] Transcon Panic Stations Perth

    ATC Roster is now Available! The Controller roster is now available for those who applied for the event - If you need to update your availability, or are unable to attend, please email n.naumovski[at]vatpac.org to get the roster fixed. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12gzaT5n1MGk_OsyNNy13HZXPna1C3wF3mXGatJNriCE/edit?usp=sharing
  5. [17AUG19 0300-1000z] Transcon Panic Stations Perth

    The events department is still in search of VATPAC Controllers to provide ATC Services for Transcon Panic Stations Perth. If you are able to control, please apply using the following form ATC Applications have now closed for Transcon Panic Stations Perth
  6. Transcon Panic Stations Perth

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    Backed by popular demand, the Events Department invite you to a spinoff of the popular acclaimed VATPAC Panic Stations Event, this time, it's Trans-Continental! Whether you like flying a B717, B737 or even DH8Ds, this event is for you! Depart Alice Springs Airport (YBAS,) Melbourne International Airport (YMML,) or Sydney International Airport (YSSY) bound for Perth International Airport (YPPH) with the expectation of full ATC services for 7 Hours from 0300z - 1000z. Event Details: Panic Stations is a simple, yet quite challenging event. Get as many aircraft flying to the destination airport as possible, with only one objective. Arrive at or after the target time to enjoy bragging rights... Well, until the next panic stations event that is! VATPAC is putting a spin on the traditional Panic Stations Event - Instead of only providing ATC Services for the arrival airfields, VATPAC is providing services for Alice Springs Airport (YBAS,) Melbourne International Airport (YMML,) or Sydney International Airport (YSSY) as possible departure points. Additionally, we are going Transcontinental! Depart in the east, enjoy the slow sun setting as you wiz your way towards the West coast along with a large number of other pilots, all with the same goal as you! Pilots can expect full ATC Services from 0300z - 1000z at all 4 Airfields, and expect full ENR Coverage across the continent! This time, we have two different titles for people to win, these being; JET & NON-JET Winner (From either YBAS/YMML/YSSY) JET/NON-JET Winner (Anywhere other than the departure points.) This has been done in order to create more of a challenge, we invite pilots to fly from Flukeys FIFO airports and WA Airport packs to take out the second title. Touch Down Time for this event is 0900z However, expect heavy delays as we try and accommodate everyone whilst maintaining separation standards! We look forward to seeing you all there! Routes: VATPAC recommends the following routes and departure times for you to arrive into Perth at approximately 0900z - Charts sourced here; Photo of routes (Click to enlarge) YSSY -> YPPH | Departures - 0340z: ROUTE: KADOM H44 BORLI Q32 KAMBI Q32 GRABL Q10 HAMTN Q158 BEVLY SID: KADOM1, DEENA7 STAR: BEVLY5A (03/06), BEVLY5A (21/24) YMML -> YPPH | Departures - 0430z: ROUTE: CRENA Q158 BEVLY SID: CRENA7 STAR: BEVLY5A (03/06), BEVLY5A (21/24) YBAS -> YPPH | Departures - 0600: ROUTE: AS J64 AYE Q41 HAMTN Q158 BEVLY SID: ANGUS5, ARNTU4 STAR: BEVLY5A (03/06), BEVLY5A (21/24) ATC: Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here - Applications will remain open until 7 Days before the event date (10th August) and a roster will be provided on this day. Dependant on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Sydney Approach North SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 Sydney Tower SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 Sydney SMC SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 Sydney Clearance Delivery SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 Melbourne Approach (East) ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 Melbourne Tower ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 Melbourne SMC ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 Melbourne Clearance Delivery ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 Alice Springs Tower AS_TWR Alice Tower 118.300 Perth Approach PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 Perth Tower PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 Perth SMC PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 Melbourne Centre (Alice Springs) ML-ASP_CTR Melbourne Centre 131.800 Melbourne Centre (Bourke) ML-BKE_CTR Melbourne Centre 128.200 Melbourne Centre (Esperance) ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 Melbourne Centre (Snowy) ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 Melbourne Centre (Tailem Bend) ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 Melbourne Centre (Wollongong) ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 In the event a large number of ATC Applications are received, the following additional rostered positions will be considered. Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Melbourne Centre (Forest) ML-FOR_CTR Melbourne Centre 132.700 Melbourne Centre (Hyden) ML-HYD_CTR Melbourne Centre 118.200 Previous Winners: In the previous Panic Stations Event - Launceston & Hobart, the following members took out the winning titles for their respective airports and categories; YMLT - Launceston Airport: JET - Alex Diederich (JST753) | 07:03:26z NON-JET - Pheonix Taylor (SHA806) | 07:00:28z YMHB - Hobart Airport: JET - Blair Shaddock (VOZ1328) | 07:01:05z NON-JET - Ben Childs (BAC) | 07:18:55z' Will you be the next person to take out the Panic Stations trophy? Scenery: YSSY - Sydney International Airport Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - AVSIM (P3D) Freeware - ISDG (XPlane) YMML - Melbourne International Airport Payware - ORBX Simulation Systems (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - AVSIM (P3D) Freeware - ISDG (XPlane) YBAS - Alice Springs Airport Payware - ORBX Simulation Systems (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - Gateway (XPlane) YPPH - Perth International Airport Payware - MFSG (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) MISC - Miscellaneous Requirements Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports* Freeware - Flukeys OZx WA Airports (FSX/P3D) *Requires OZX Original Libraries which are no longer available* Freeware - OZx Libraries (P3Dv4 ONLY) Freeware - Australia and PNG (XPlane) *What is included* Full list of Robert Fluke's scenery available can be found here - Incase you would like to fly in a prop from FIFO or WA Airports Massive thanks to Pheonix Taylor for testing the XPlane Scenery! Should you have any questions, queries or suggestions, please contact the events department via the VATPAC forums or by emailing [email protected] We look forward to seeing you at VATPAC's spinoff Panic Stations event!
  7. Backed by popular demand, the Events Department invite you to a spinoff of the popular acclaimed VATPAC Panic Stations Event, this time, it's Trans-Continental! Whether you like flying a B717, B737 or even DH8Ds, this event is for you! Depart Alice Springs Airport (YBAS,) Melbourne International Airport (YMML,) or Sydney International Airport (YSSY) bound for Perth International Airport (YPPH) with the expectation of full ATC services for 7 Hours from 0300z - 1000z. Event Details: Panic Stations is a simple, yet quite challenging event. Get as many aircraft flying to the destination airport as possible, with only one objective. Arrive at or after the target time to enjoy bragging rights... Well, until the next panic stations event that is! VATPAC is putting a spin on the traditional Panic Stations Event - Instead of only providing ATC Services for the arrival airfields, VATPAC is providing services for Alice Springs Airport (YBAS,) Melbourne International Airport (YMML,) or Sydney International Airport (YSSY) as possible departure points. Additionally, we are going Transcontinental! Depart in the east, enjoy the slow sun setting as you wiz your way towards the West coast along with a large number of other pilots, all with the same goal as you! Pilots can expect full ATC Services from 0300z - 1000z at all 4 Airfields, and expect full ENR Coverage across the continent! This time, we have two different titles for people to win, these being; JET & NON-JET Winner (From either YBAS/YMML/YSSY) JET/NON-JET Winner (Anywhere other than the departure points.) This has been done in order to create more of a challenge, we invite pilots to fly from Flukeys FIFO airports and WA Airport packs to take out the second title. Touch Down Time for this event is 0900z However, expect heavy delays as we try and accommodate everyone whilst maintaining separation standards! We look forward to seeing you all there! Routes: VATPAC recommends the following routes and departure times for you to arrive into Perth at approximately 0900z - Charts sourced here; Photo of the routes (Click to Enlarge) YSSY -> YPPH | Departures - 0340z: ROUTE: KADOM H44 BORLI Q32 KAMBI Q32 GRABL Q10 HAMTN Q158 BEVLY SID: KADOM1, DEENA7 STAR: BEVLY5A (03/06), BEVLY5A (21/24) YMML -> YPPH | Departures - 0430z: ROUTE: CRENA Q158 BEVLY SID: CRENA7 STAR: BEVLY5A (03/06), BEVLY5A (21/24) YBAS -> YPPH | Departures - 0600: ROUTE: AS J64 AYE Q41 HAMTN Q158 BEVLY SID: ANGUS5, ARNTU4 STAR: BEVLY5A (03/06), BEVLY5A (21/24) ATC: Controllers interested in controlling the event are encouraged to submit their ATC Applications here - Applications will remain open until 7 Days before the event date (10th August) and a roster will be provided on this day. Dependant on the number of ATC Applications will ultimately persuade the number of controller positions that are eventually published and rostered. Positions that are planned to be rostered are below. Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Sydney Approach North SY_APP Sydney Approach 124.400 Sydney Tower SY_TWR Sydney Tower 120.500 Sydney SMC SY_GND Sydney Ground 126.500 Sydney Clearance Delivery SY_DEL Sydney Delivery 133.800 Melbourne Approach (East) ML_APP Melbourne Approach 132.000 Melbourne Tower ML_TWR Melbourne Tower 120.500 Melbourne SMC ML_GND Melbourne Ground 121.700 Melbourne Clearance Delivery ML_DEL Melbourne Delivery 127.200 Alice Springs Tower AS_TWR Alice Tower 118.300 Perth Approach PH_APP Perth Approach 123.600 Perth Tower PH_TWR Perth Tower 127.400 Perth SMC PH_GND Perth Ground 121.700 Melbourne Centre (Alice Springs) ML-ASP_CTR Melbourne Centre 131.800 Melbourne Centre (Esperance) ML-ESP_CTR Melbourne Centre 123.950 Melbourne Centre (Snowy) ML-SNO_CTR Melbourne Centre 124.000 Melbourne Centre (Tailem Bend) ML-TBD_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.300 Melbourne Centre (Wollongong) ML-WOL_CTR Melbourne Centre 125.000 In the event a large number of ATC Applications are received, the following additional rostered positions will be considered. Name: Login Identifier: Radio Callsign: Frequency: Melbourne Centre (Forest) ML-FOR_CTR Melbourne Centre 132.700 Melbourne Centre (Hyden) ML-HYD_CTR Melbourne Centre 118.200 Previous Winners: In the previous Panic Stations Event - Launceston & Hobart, the following members took out the winning titles for their respective airports and categories; YMLT - Launceston Airport: JET - Alex Diederich (JST753) | 07:03:26z NON-JET - Pheonix Taylor (SHA806) | 07:00:28z YMHB - Hobart Airport: JET - Blair Shaddock (VOZ1328) | 07:01:05z NON-JET - Ben Childs (BAC) | 07:18:55z' Will you be the next person to take out the Panic Stations trophy? Scenery: YSSY - Sydney International Airport Payware - FlyTampa (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - AVSIM (P3D) Freeware - ISDG (XPlane) YMML - Melbourne International Airport Payware - ORBX Simulation Systems (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - AVSIM (P3D) Freeware - ISDG (XPlane) YBAS - Alice Springs Airport Payware - ORBX Simulation Systems (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) Freeware - Gateway (XPlane) YPPH - Perth International Airport Payware - MFSG (FSX/P3D) Freeware - AVSIM (FSX) MISC - Miscellaneous Requirements Payware - AUSv2 (FSX/P3D) *Required by ORBX Airports* Freeware - Flukeys OZx WA Airports (FSX/P3D) *Requires OZX Original Libraries which are no longer available* Freeware - OZx Libraries (P3Dv4 ONLY) Freeware - Australia and PNG (XPlane) *What is included* Full list of Robert Fluke's scenery available can be found here - Incase you would like to fly in a prop from FIFO or WA Airports Massive thanks to Pheonix Taylor for testing the XPlane Scenery! Should you have any questions, queries or suggestions, please contact the events department via the VATPAC forums or by emailing [email protected] We look forward to seeing you at VATPAC's spinoff Panic Stations event!
  8. TWR Controller - Matthew Allan

    Massive congratulations to Matthew Allan - 1405113 who showed competency in the S2 course with Ryan Steffe on Wednesday. Enjoy controlling the Aerodromes of VATPAC!
  9. TWR Controller - Romel Gutierrez

    Massive congratulations to Romel Gutierrez - 1296631 who showed competency in the VATPAC S2 Course last night through an astounding display of his knowledge, putting himself to the test and showing true knowledge about the course. Great job Romel!
  10. TMA Controller - Tristan Garratt

    Biggest of congratulations to Tristan Garrett - 1412849 who attained the VATSIM S3 rating after a marvelous display of his controller capabilities yesterday. Enjoy your new shiny S3 Mr Garratt! A well deserved treat for your hard efforts.
  11. TMA Controller - Sam Keast

    Big Congratulations to Sam Keast - 1445607 who showed superior knowledge and skill of the VATPAC S3 Course tonight. Enjoy your rating!
  12. TMA Controller - Ashot Hakobyan

    Congratulations to Ashot Hakobyan - 1307841 who received his S3 rating on the 21st of June after showing superior knowledge of the course! Congrats!
  13. TWR Controller - Angus McKenzie

    Congratulations to Angus McKenzie (1314768) who became competent for the VATSIM S2 Rating on Sunday. Congrats!
  14. Congratulations to Alex Metcalfe (1369259) who is the latest Transfer Controller to join the VATSIM Australia Pacific Division. Congratulations!
  15. Saturday Australia Tour (YBRM- YPPD)

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    What is Saturday Australia Tour? Australia Tour is a new fortnightly event that aims to tour Australia’s airports and show this country’s beauty. Every fortnight you’ll be starting another leg of the Australia wide flight! The tour will start in Sydney and end in Sydney commencing in January and ending in November! With 23 legs touring every state of the country you’ll experience the many different areas, from the booming southeast to the dusty west, there will be something for everyone! Australia Tour is a fortnightly event that occurs every second Saturday from 0900z – 1200z (6pm-9pm AEDT & 7pm-10pm AEST). This Week (22/06/2019) from 0900z - 1200z: Depart the beautiful town of Broome inbound the cozy regional town of Port Headland. This route sees no regional carriers conducting weekly services between the pair. Aircraft as small as light passenger jets up to the size of Dash 8 and Boeing 737's could be suitable for this flight. The Route: BRM SAFIR J151 YPPD Aircraft Type: It is recommended that this event is flown in any aircraft similar to a turboprop, business jet or a small commercial jet (Equivalent to a B712/DH8D) Charts: Charts for Broome can be found here Charts for Port Headland can be found here Requested ATC Positions: The below positions are what are recommended to provide pilots with ATC Services - However, if these become full, we welcome you to log onto additional positions to provide even more services. Scenery: ORBX Australia (Enroute), FSX/P3D - https://www.orbxdirect.com/product/au (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), FSX/P3D - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm (PAYWARE) ORBX Simulations (YBRM), XPlane - https://orbxdirect.com/product/ybrm/xp11 (PAYWARE) FlightSim.Com West Australian Airport Pack (YBRM) - https://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?searchid=71301456 (FREEWARE) AVSIM Library (YPPD), FSX/P3D - https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=204324 (FREEWARE) If you have any questions or feedback, please email Joshua Micallef - [email protected] with your feedback, we would be happy to hear any feedback you have!
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