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  1. The Q3 2019 Regional report is now available to view at
  2. Hi all, The release date for AFV has been announced. Please visit for more information
  3. I am happy to report that the application process to appoint VATPAC's new Director Of Division has been completed. It was a hard fought contest with 2 candidates nearly impossible to separate. It gives me great pleasure to announce that the new DD is Callum Strawbridge, I wish him well in his new appointment and I am sure the community will get behind him and support him as he works with the Board to improve VATPAC for all it's members. I must also thank the selection panel for the work they did in trying to find the best possible candidate. Thanks must also go to David for stepping in at a time of crisis in an acting role. He settled the Division down and has brought plenty of new structure and confidence to the board, I personally am very grateful to David for this and it will also set up Callum in a good position for moving forward. I would like to wish David well in his future endeavors. There will now be a short transition period where David can hand over to Callum. Thanks Alan
  4. Applications have now closed. Thank you to all that applied.
  5. Just a reminder that applications close this Sunday 28th
  6. VATSIM OCEANIA REGION invites applications for the position of Divisional Director Australia VATPAC1. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The Division Director is an important link between the "front line" of the network and VATSIM Oceania Region. The duties below are intended for further delegation in part but ultimate responsibility lies with the Division Director. Reports to: VATSIM Oceania Regional Director Direct Reports: Director, ATC Training Director, Operations Director, Events & Communications Director, IT Duties: Responsible for overall smooth operation of the VATPAC Division of VATSIM Establishes and publishes VATPAC policies and duties of VATPAC Board of Directors Conducts and chairs periodic meetings with VATPAC Board of Directors Oversees the continued growth and maintenance of VATPAC information systems Works directly with other Division Directors to foster international cooperation and the exchange of ideas Communication to VATPAC Board of Directors and members Monitor progress of ongoing procedures (Training, Membership, Events, IT, etc) Monitor ATC ID Upgrades Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM Network Produces a quarterly report to the VATSIM Oceania Regional Director Attends quarterly conference with VATNZ Divisional Director and VATSIM Oceania Regional Director Position Holder Attributes and Requirements: Be a member of the OCEANIA Region of VATSIM for a period longer than 12 months (prerequisite) Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than two years at the time of application (prerequisite) Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Controller Level (prerequisite) Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation Have proven ability with the use of VATSIM Approved Controller Client Software Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation and VATSIM Approved Pilot Client Software Members interested in being considered for the role should apply by outlining their experience and suitability for the role and providing information addressing each of the Position Holder Attributes and Requirements listed above via email with "Application for VATPAC1" in the subject line to [email protected] APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEST on Sunday 28th April 2019
  7. Alan Cooke owes me one "gentle" knuckle rap! ;)

  8. I am pleased to announce that Harrison Scott has been appointed as VATOCE4 Director Web Services. Harrison has a wealth of experience and already has plans to update and modernise the Regional Web site and ATO web structure. He will be a great asset to the Regional team and will also be available to assist the Divisional IT teams should they require. Welcome aboard Harrison. Thanks must also go to Jacob Holmes who has been in an acting role up until Harrison's Appointment.
  9. Hi all, VATOCE held its Q4 2018 meeting on the 9th Feb 2019. The minutes of the meeting can be found at
  10. The VATOCE Regional report Q4 2018 can be viewed at
  11. It gives me great pleasure to announce that Mr Dick Tucker has been appointed as VATOCE3 Regional Membership Manager. Dick is very experienced in real life management and will be a great asset to the Regional Team. Congratulations on your appointment and I look forward to working along side you.
  12. VATOCE is seeking applications for a Regional Membership Manager VATOCE3. This is an important position within the VATOCE Region so applicants should apply themselves to the Duties and Personal Specifications listed in the description before applying. The full job description, closing date and application process to be followed can be viewed at Applications that do not follow this process will not be considered. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Below is a a list of Duties and Personal Specifications. REPORTS TO: REGION DIRECTOR, VATSIM OCEANIA RESPONSIBLE FOR: REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP MANAGEMENT AND RELATED AFFAIRS The duties of the Regional Membership Manager are described in short, but not limited to: DUTIES: • Review monthly management information in relation to member’s progression and new/returning members with divisional teams to aid member retention and improve controller coverage within VATSIM Oceania Region (VATOCE). • Monitor trends and raise any issues with the Region Director and relevant Division staff. • Monitor Region Transfer requests, communicating as necessary with receiving/sending Regions/Divisions. • Work with divisions to improve the efficiency of the joining process, including (but not limited to) introduction and possible enhancement of welcome email systems. • Contacting members who register but fail to connect to the network. • Provide the Region Director with Quarterly statistics of member’s retention of the Divisions and ATC rating upgrades. • Maintain a strong online presence. PERSON SPECIFICATION: • Must have a good knowledge of EU GDPR or be prepared to gain the necessary knowledge. • Be a member of the Oceania Region or willing to Transfer to Oceania. • Must show awareness of Air Traffic Control operations. Ideal candidate will hold at least a C1 rating, while ratings such as I1,I3 or SUP will be considered advantageous. • Must show awareness of Pilot operations. Ideal candidate will hold at least a P1 rating. • Must be a member in good standing within the network, no disciplinary actions taken against them for the last 3 years and never had CERT access removed. • Expected to be able to commit at least 2-3 hours per week to this role. • Organized, Respond to emails in a timely manner. • Previous staff roles or other experience/awareness of management aspects desirable. • Ability to communicate clearly through different mediums to different people of different cultures. • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  13. Apologies for the report being published late. It can be viewed at 2018 Q2.pdf
  14. 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
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