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  1. 14JAN20 | Kyle Varley

    Great work Kyle!
  2. Applications Open: Community Engagement Coordinator

    VATPAC is now accepting applications from suitably experienced members of the VATPAC Division for the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. This is a new, 'Senior Staff' role which has been created by the VATPAC Board to assist with the operation and maintenance of our communications portfolio. Responsible to: • Director, Division - VATSIM Australia Pacific Direct Reports: • Nil Duties: • Promoting VATPAC and informing members of various VATPAC activities and events through the VATPAC website, forums, and official VATPAC Social Media accounts. • Assists with development and maintenance of styling guides and templates for official VATPAC documents and images. • Uses communications and social media strategy, as defined by the VATPAC Board, to channel information to members and the VATSIM community. • Works closely with all departments to ensure the seamless passage and publication of information. • Liaises with other parties on the creation of media, including videos and photos for use by VATPAC. • Manage the distribution of the VATPAC Newsletter. Essential Criteria: • Be a general member of VATPAC for six months at the time of application. • Be a member of good standing in VATPAC/VATSIM. • Be able to work well in a volunteer organisation. • Ability to work independently and in a team where required. • Ability to organise and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines. • Advanced concept and understanding of Social Media advertising and marketing techniques. 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 [email protected] APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEDT on Sunday 19 January 2020. The Board will establish an appointment committee to consider the applications and make a recommendation to the Board on the two most suitable candidates.
  3. 03JAN20 | Matt Kelly

    Congratulations to @Matt Kelly who recently received this positive feedback! Keep up the amazing work Matt!
  4. 26DEC19 | Cian Ryan & Nick Falcione

    We recently received the following feedback about Cian and Nick for their outstanding service on Boxing Day. Fantastic work gents!
  5. TWR Controller - Jamieson Battersby

    Congratulations to Jamieson who recently completed his S2 Training. Coming to a tower near you!
  6. Applications Open: Non-Executive Director(s)

    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, 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 2020, 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 APPLICATIONS IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE CLOSE AT 23:59 hours AEDT on Sunday 12 January 2020. The Board will establish an appointment committee to consider the applications and recommend on the two most suitable candidates.
  7. Happy Holidays - 2019 Wind-up

    G'day All, I wanted to take this opportunity, on behalf of the VATPAC Board, to wish you, your friends and your family season's greetings and a wonderful and prosperous 2020. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year. If it weren't for everyone in VATPAC, we wouldn't have regular ATC, plenty of traffic and such a fun, diverse and friendly community. Some of the VATPAC Board and Staff team will be taking a break over the next couple of weeks as they take time away to celebrate the festive season. There may be some delays to ATC Training, Operations, I.T Issues and Events. We appreciate your patience and understanding. We look forward to returning stronger than ever in 2020 as we continue working with the community on making a better VATPAC for everyone! Best Wishes, Callum Strawbridge
  8. ENR Controller - Angus McKenzie

    Please join me in congratulating Angus who recently showed he could keep planes separated with a blindfold on (Non-Radar Enroute + all the other stuff)! Great work Angus!
  9. Discord Server Launched

    Welcome to the new and improved VATPAC Discord! As I've mentioned over the past few months, we've been working hard on bringing back a new and improved Discord server to replace Teamspeak. This decision was made by the Board after conducting a trial, multiple polls and gathering community feedback. While we know Discord is a big change for some members, we'll be on hand to assist in the transition from Teamspeak. Some of you may be asking, Why Discord? Well, Discord is a newer, modern and massively popular community voice platform. It's available on Windows, Mac, Android, iOS and Linux for free! You can use it for personal chats and calls with friends as well as using it to join the VATPAC server. It's regularly updated and has many other benefits compared with Teamspeak. We've made it as easy and streamlined as possible to connect and gain permissions to the server through the use of our automated permissions system. If you are a visiting controller, you'll need to contact the Discord Administrator ([email protected]) after following the steps on the Discord Page to get your permissions allocated (VATNZ members will get permissions automatically). If you hold an administrative rating (I1,I3,SUP,ADM), we'll need to allocate some of your perms manually once you join the server but you'll still gain access. The board recognises that there have been issues in the past with Discord so we've changed a couple of things to ensure a safer and fairer community voice service. All VATPAC Staff will no longer moderate the service. We have a team of dedicated Discord Moderators who are trained and given additional resources to combat any issues which may arise. The other major change we've incorporated is a brand new Discord Policy. The policy dictates what is and isn't acceptable on the server. While we want to apply as much of a common sense approach as possible, it's important everyone understands the expectations of being a member of the server. You can view the Discord Policy here As I mentioned above, Discord is replacing Teamspeak and you will now notice Teamspeak has limited channels & access. During a one week transition, we'll leave the Teamspeak up with limited access to allow members who might not read the forums to discover the changes. After one week, the Teamspeak server will be closed. Sign me Up! To get started, head on over to Follow the steps (in order) and you'll be able to connect! If you have any issues or queries, you can contact the Discord Administrator (Director, Operations) via email at [email protected] or you can get in touch with myself. We hope you enjoy the Discord server and the opportunities and features it brings!
  10. Congratulations to Kyle Varley who has recently become a VATPAC Controller.
  11. TMA Controller - Stephen Harrington

    Congratulations to Stephen for achieving his S3 rating! Coming to separate traffic near you!
  12. TWR Controller - Cian Ryan

    Congratulations to Cian who aced his TWR training and achieved his S2 rating! Coming to a tower near you
  13. TMA Controller - Bill Teale

    Congratulations to Bill who recently achieved his S3 Rating.
  14. Senior Controller - Joshua Micallef

    Please join me in congratulating Joshua Micallef who has been awarded the Senior Controller rating by the VATPAC Board. Josh has been a committed member of the VATPAC controlling team for some years and has helped many students achieve their ratings while serving on the ATC Training Team. Josh is very knowledgable not only in Australian ATC Procedures but also the procedures of several divisions and regions around the world. He continues to commit to the Division through his roles in ATC training and Events and I look forward to working with Josh for years to come. Congratulations again Josh!
  15. ENR Controller - Sam Keast

    Congratulations to Sam Keast who recently demonstrated his ability to separate aircraft he can't see! (Plus all the other stuff ) Coming to a Centre near you!