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David Zhong

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  1. Public Comment: Data Handling Policy

    Comments are sought from VATPAC members on the proposed Data Handling Policy. The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) of the European Union has had a broad impact on business and other organisations and VATSIM taken the view that it is subject to the provisions of the GDPR and accordingly developed a global policy on data handling. The BOG has required that divisions have local policies that implement the global policy. This policy addresses the issues raised by the global policy and includes a number of additional measures such as the management of data risk and data breaches, control of access to data and reporting. Submissions can be made in writing to director at vatpac dot org and close on 11 January 2018 at 23:59 AEDT. Following the close of comments, the policy will be put before the Board for consideration. VATPAC Data Handling Policy.pdf
  2. Applications Open: Non-executive Directors

    Applications for this position have closed and applicants should have received a confirmation email. If you did not receive this confirmation email, please send me a private message ASAP.
  3. VATPAC is seeking the assistance of members who have significant experience in cybersafety and teen behaviour (e.g. school teachers, child psychologists, police officers). VATPAC intends to develop a cybersafety strategy to combat bullying and other issues of the type that have been growing in our organisation and expected to be an issue in most medium-to-large online organisations in the coming years. If you believe you may be able to assist, please get in touch with David Zhong, Acting Division Director by email: director at vatpac dot org.
  4. Applications Open: Non-executive Directors

    A reminder that applications for this position close tommorow night. If you intend to apply, please get in touch soon!
  5. Director Operations

    I am pleased to announce that Eoin Motherway has been appointed as Director Operations. Eoin should be no stranger and is responsible for such projects as the TAAATSmod installer and Accumap. Eoin also brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the air traffic system. Congratulations Eoin, we look forward to working with you!
  6. Director Events

    Please join me in congratulating Sam Hall in being appointed as Director Events. Sam has been an invaluable member of our events team and the Board is looking forward to working with Sam to present an exciting events calendar for 2019!
  7. Applications are now invited from suitably experienced members of the VATPAC division for the position of Non-executive Director. There are two vacancies for this position. Responsible to: VATPAC Director of Division Duties: Attends periodic VATPAC Board meetings Monitors the effectiveness of VATPAC executive team Actively participate in the management of the division Support the executive team in meeting their long-term plan and yearly objectives Stays abreast of issues affecting VATPAC and members Considers and raises complaints, ideas and proposals to the Board in order to consistently improve the effectiveness of VATPAC Maintains an online presence of 5-10 hours per month on the VATSIM Network Essential Criteria: Active participation in the greater VATPAC community for the last 12 months Be a member of good standing in VATSIM Be able to work well with other board members and the VATPAC community as a whole. Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation It is desirable that the appointee has held senior staff positions within VATSIM, including deputy director or higher within VATPAC or VATSIM network supervisor Term of Appointment: The appointee’s term will expire on 31 December 2019, but may be reappointed. Application Process: 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 9 December 2018. The Board will establish an appointment committee to consider the applications and recommend on the two most suitable candidates.
  8. Public Comment: VATPAC Constitution

    Comments are sought from VATPAC members on the VATPAC Constitution which is to be proposed to the Board for adoption. This document has been produced as a result of consultations in September-October this year with the Board, staff members and more generally at the recent Town Hall meeting. If you wish to make a submission, you may do so in writing to director at vatpac dot org. Submissions must be submitted by Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 23:59 AEDT. VATPAC Constitution.pdf
  9. Applications Open: Director Operations

    Just a reminder that this closes tommorow night.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
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