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  1. Town Hall - Spring 2018

    I was hoping to release this last weekend, but better late than never. The attached discussion paper will serve as the basis for the discussion around the future of the governance of the organisation. There is still time to submit any written questions. Please do so by sending them to director at vatpac.org. VATPAC Governance Discussion Paper - Public Release.docx
  2. Operations

    I'm pleased to advise that Greg Barber has agreed to fill in as Acting Director Operations until the vacancy is filled next month. Peter Story will also fill in as AIS Manager.
  3. BZ - Richard Quigley

    I would like to take this time to thank Richard Quigley for his time as acting operations director. He has provided stability to the portfolio and ensured that it is well staffed by experienced members for a future permanent operations director. Richard will now be departing the team for personal reasons and I will announce the interim staffing arrangements later in the week. Thanks again Richard for your hard work and dedication and certainly for the time I have been in my role, I am grateful to have had your counsel.
  4. Town Hall - Spring 2018

    VATPAC Members are invited to our Town Hall meeting to be held on Sunday 14 October 2018 at 8pm AEDT (0900 UTC). Business: Reports from the Board Governance Discussion Paper Questions and Answers If you would like to submit a question on notice to be answered at the Town Hall meeting, please submit to director at vatpac.org. Otherwise, you may ask questions without notice at the meeting. We will be releasing our Governance Discussion Paper at the next weekend and we will be inviting a discussion and comments on the issues raised in the paper.
  5. Applications Open: Director Operations

    Applications are now invited from suitably experienced members of the VATPAC division for the position of VATPAC Director Operations (VATPAC2). Responsible to: VATPAC Director of Division Direct Reports: Deputy Director Operations AIS Officer AIS Officer, Pacific Area Virtual Airlines Liaison Officer Operations Advisors Duties: Attends periodic VATPAC Board meetings to report on pilot-related issues to act as a liaison between pilots and the VATPAC Board bringing pilot and controller views, complaints, ideas, and proposals to the appropriate Division and Board meetings in order to consistently improve the effectiveness of communications, suitability of new procedures, and overall satisfaction of pilots with ATS provided Assists the Events Director where required in the coordination of Events, Fly-Ins and Group flights in the VATPAC airspace Reports quarterly on activity within the division. Liaises with Virtual Airlines for anything they may need from the Division (events, contact information) Maintains an online register of all VATPAC affiliated Virtual Airlines Acts as the Division's Point-of-contact for VATSIM's main VA Coordinator Stay abreast of real world issues which may involve VATPAC airspace Coordinates the personnel and activities of the VATPAC AIS Team Monitors VATPAC policy change proposals as they affect pilots Liaises closely with the Director ATC Training on operational matters affecting pilots and controllers Stays abreast of current issues and contributes to discussions and dissemination of information within the VATPAC and VATSIM community as they affect pilots Monitor facilities and accuracy of the ATC Clients to the TAAATS specification. Maintains an online presence of 5-10 hours per month on the VATSIM Network Essential Criteria: Consistently active participation in the greater VATPAC community for the last 2 years Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than one year at the time of application Have a good rapport with VATSIM pilots and maintain this rapport throughout their tenure 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 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 Flight Simulation, VATSIM Approved Pilot and ATC Client Software How to Apply: Members interested in being considered for the role should apply by outlining their experience and suitability, addressing each of the essential criteria listed above. Applications should be sent via email to director at vatpac.org APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEDT on Sunday 4 November 2018.
  6. Resignation - Jacob Holmes

    It is with regret that I inform the community that Jacob Holmes has resigned from his positions of Deputy Director IT and ATC Mentor. Please join me in thanking Jacob for his contributions to our community.
  7. JOB OPPORTUNITY - VATPAC Director of Events VATPAC5

    Applications for this position closed on Sunday 9 September. Thank you to all of the applicants. I have sent an email out to each of you confirming receipt. If you didn't get one, please contact me via forum private message ASAP. In accordance with convention, the Board is currently in the process of selecting an appointments committee which will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the Board.
  8. Acting Director IT

    I'm pleased to announce that Steven Brown has agreed to return as Acting Director IT. A vetetan of the organisation, Browny needs no introduction. Please join me in welcoming him back into this position.
  9. ATC Training - Christmas Shutdown

    On behalf of the ATC Training Team, I would like to wish all members a happy Christmas and a safe festive season. Our ATC Training Team perform an enormously important task and do so entirely with their generously donated time. So it is traditional for us to express our gratitude to them by giving them a couple of weeks off to enjoy family, friends and VATSIM. ATC Training will be closed from 21 December 2017 and will reopen on 8 January 2018. During this time, there will be no new theory exam passwords given out, no exam results processed and no additional arrangements will be made for official mentoring or practical assessments (existing arrangements will of course be honoured). If you feel you are nearing completion of your selfdirected study, please consider using these 2 weeks as an opportunity to read over those tricky subjects again and we will be happy to serve you in the new year.
  10. Instructor - Daniel Martin

    Dan has not only recently been appointed as Deputy Director ATC Training but now takes on the additional duties of being an Instructor having recently completed his "checkride". Please join me in congratulating and thanking Dan for taking up this added responsibility!
  11. Appointment: Mentors

    Please join us in congratulating Richard Quigley, Jacob Holmes and Joshua Micallef on their appointments as Mentors! I am sure these fine gentlemen will do a great job in training our next generation of controllers.
  12. Cross the Ditch - 11 Dec 2016

    A bit busier now... I don't think I have the ETO warning logic or parameter correct, it's on almost every aircraft!
  13. Cross the Ditch - 11 Dec 2016

    The traffic situation between RIGMI and ELLAS en route to Brisbane... (I won't be answering any questions on this picture, but I will say that it is not related to Jake's project)
  14. Cross the Grove ? AEDT vs UTC

    Would UTC (Universal) be a more appropriate default?
  15. USA FNO Downunder

    ML will be the only place getting event traffic from multiple directions. No point running Flow for a single direction (as in the case of SY and AD) as you can easily get your 2 minutes-in-trail using the velocity vector without any need to consider merging.