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  1. Q2 2018 Region Report

    Apologies for the report being published late. It can be viewed at 2018 Q2.pdf
  2. Acting Director of Division

    I am now in a position to announce that David Zhong has agreed to step up as acting Director of Division. I would like to personally thank David for agreeing to help VATPAC out in its time of need. I would appeal to the membership to get behind David and support him as he has a very difficult task ahead of him. Welcome on board David. Alan
  3. VATPAC1 Resignation

    Hello all, It saddens me to bring this news but I have received Scott's letter of resignation today. He has a lot of personal reasons for doing this and with respect to his privacy I will not be making them public. He can do this if he feels the need. Interim measures are being discussed at present and as soon as I know and have a concrete plan in place you will all be informed. I would just like to thank Scott and wish him the very best for the future Alan
  4. Division Directors LOA

    I am really pleased to announce that Scott is well on the road to recovery. He plans to return to full duties this Wednesday 29th August 2018. Welcome back Scott.
  5. Ryan Yung - Visiting Controller

    Welcome Ryan
  6. Acting VATOCE4 Web Services Manager

    It gives me great pleasure to announce that Jacob Holmes will be joining the VATOCE Region team as acting VATOCE4. He is on secondment from VATPAC until the vacancy is filled permanently. Thank you for stepping up Jacob to assist VATOCE.
  7. VATPAC are inviting applications for the position of Director of Events VATPAC5. This is a senior position on the VATPAC Board of Directors. Read and apply yourself to the duties and criteria listed below before applying. Responsible to VATPAC Director of Division VATPAC1 Direct Reports Deputy Director Special Events Deputy Director Events Duties Facilitates the smooth operation of all events within the VATPAC airspace. Responsible for the organisation, promotion and execution of regularly occurring and one-off official VATPAC events. Acts as a first point of contact and is responsible for aiding other divisions and organisations wishing to hold events in VATPAC airspace. Develops relationships with other divisions' and organisations' event staff to arrange support for VATPAC events as well as provide support for their events. Reports quarterly on events activity and participation within the division. Liaises with Director Operations for coordination of online ATC support of VATPAC events. Works with the Director Operations to ensure that VATPAC event information is promulgated to Partner Virtual Airlines. Identifies and champions potential improvements for the organisation, promotion, and execution of events in VATPAC airspace. Responsible for the Maintenance of the VATPAC Events webpage(s). Responsible for the promotion of VATPAC events to social media sites (such as VATSIM Forums, Vroute events, VATTASTIC Event, VATPAC, VATOCE and VATSIM Facebook pages) as required. Maintains an online presence of 5-10 hours per month on the VATSIM network. Essential Criteria Be a member of the VATPAC Division of VATSIM for a period of at least 12 months. Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for at least 12 months at the time of application. Must have at least an S3 rating. Be able to work well with other board members and the VATPAC community as a whole. Have ability to maintain focus and organisation over the long run. Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation. Be able to work as a Team Player To have the ability to plan both commercial and military events Be able to plan Social Get Together Events All applications will be treated in confidence and should be submitted by email to director[at] before 23:59 hours AEST Sunday 9th September 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered. The applicant should include any experience and examples of events they have previously organised along with any experience they have of managing a small team.
  8. Director of Division Absence

    Hi all, I am posting this NOTAM to quell any speculation, keep the membership up to date and to explain why I have been doing all the recent NOTAMS . The Division Director has been suffering from ill health and has asked me for a LOA for a minimum of 2 weeks so that he can fully recover. He has asked me to step in and look after the Division until he returns. His email address has been redirected to mine so that any correspondence can be actioned. I am sure you will all join me in wishing Scott a speedy recovery and I look forward to him returning fully fit to fulfil his duties. Alan
  9. VATOCE CFI Appointed

    Joshua Micallef has been appointed as the new VATOCE ATO CFI. I would like to welcome him to the region team and wish him well on his new appointment.
  10. Events Director Resignation

    Today I received Callum's resignation from the VATPAC Board. Callum has a new position on the VATSIM Marketing team and he would like to concentrate on this. I would like to thank him for his time on the Board and wish him the very best for his role at Marketing. Callum was responsible for many a great event at VATPAC. He will be staying on as an instructor for ATC and Pilot training. Good luck for the future Callum
  11. The minutes from Q2 2018 Regional meeting can be viewed at
  12. Please see the following post on the forum Thanks
  13. VATOCE CFI Open for Applications
  14. Q2 2018 Regional meeting will take place on Saturday 0900z 4th August 2018 I. Welcome and Apologies II. Regional Minutes Q1 Read and Adopted III. Membership Report Membership Report VATOCE3 IV. VATPAC Divisional Report Divisional Report VATPAC1 V. VATNZ Divisional Report Divisional Report VATNZ1 VI. AOB (a) VATOCE3 Membership Position (VATOCE1) (b) Pacific Islands (VATOCE1) (c) New Supervisor (VATOCE2) (d) ATO Future (VATOCE1) (e) Vatsim CoC
  15. VATOCE CFI Resignation

    I have today accepted Alex's resignation as VATOCE CFI. I will post a job advertisement in the next few days for his replacement. I would like to thank Alex for his short time as OCE CFI and wish him good luck for the future.