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  1. ENR Controller - Ethan Barr

    Congratulations to the latest candidate of the Enroute Controller course, Ethan Barr. He'll have a lot more airspace to hassle you in so be kind!
  2. TWR Controller - Jordan Blackman

    Congratulations to VATPAC's latest Tower Controller - Jordan!
  3. Blair Shaddock - ENR Controller

    Congratulations to Blair Shaddock who has just become the latest graduate of the C1 course! Coming soon to an enroute sector near you!
  4. Sam Litsas - ENR Controller

    Congratulations to Sam Litsas who has just received his early Christmas Present of an Enroute Controller (C1) rating.
  5. 1. INTRODUCTION This NOTAM is detailed in accordance with section 4.1 of the VATPAC Controller Positions and Ratings Policy. This is for the purpose of Panic Stations Launceston & Hobart. 2. RESERVED POSITIONS ML_TWR ML_APP ML_DEP ML-SNO_CTR ML-WON_CTR ML-TAS_CTR LT_TWR HB_TWR HB_GND 3. EFFECTIVE DATE & TIME The above positions will be reserved for use between 0400Z and 0800Z Sunday 19/08/18. 4. CONTACT Callum Strawbridge - Director, Events & Communications E: events(at)vatpac.org 5. NOTICE TO ATC Under section 4.1, controllers must not control this position during the times indicated without prior approval of the listed contacts. 6. CANCELLATION This NOTAM Self Cancels at 2359z 19 AUG 2018.
  6. Sam Litsas - TMA Controller

    Congratulations to Sam who has become VATPAC's latest S3 controller. Coming to a TMA near you!
  7. Panic Stations Launceston & Hobart

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    https://panic.vatpac.org/ About Panic Stations The idea is devilishly simple. Get as many aircraft as possible to try and arrive at a destination airport, touching down at the same time. It's up to ATC to sort it out and ensure correct procedures and separation standards are adhered to at all times. The first jet and non-jet aircraft to touch down at/after the target time enjoy bragging rights....until the next Panic Stations. Pilots can expect non-standard arrivals, plenty of holding and/or speed restrictions. Controllers can expect to work hard, often in non-standard or non-radar positions. It is an extremely satisfying experience as a controller sitting back after a Panic Stations event having adhered to published standards and procedures at all times. This Panic Stations will be a little different. We're featuring 2 procedural airports! Come along as we shift the focus to Tasmania. With double the chance of winning, where will you be flying? ATC Details Due to the small amount of ATC Positions at Launceston & Hobart, We will also be staffing up Melbourne! ATC Applications are now open through the Panic Stations website and close on Friday 10th August. The following positions are currently planned to be rostered however if demand requires, it is likely that an additional non-standard Launceston or ML-TAS position will be opened on the day to assist with clearance and holding. LT_TWR HB_TWR HB_GND LT_ATIS HB_TWR ML-SNO_CTR ML-WON_CTR ML-TAS_CTR ML_APP ML_TWR Full details, pilot briefing and charts available at https://panic.vatpac.org/
  8. [19AUG18 0400 - 0800Z] Panic Stations Launceston & Hobart

    ATC Roster Released! If you are no longer able to attend, please contact [email protected] A.S.A.P so a replacement can be found. Times below are AEST.
  9. https://panic.vatpac.org/ About Panic Stations The idea is devilishly simple. Get as many aircraft as possible to try and arrive at a destination airport, touching down at the same time. It's up to ATC to sort it out and ensure correct procedures and separation standards are adhered to at all times. The first jet and non-jet aircraft to touch down at/after the target time enjoy bragging rights....until the next Panic Stations. Pilots can expect non-standard arrivals, plenty of holding and/or speed restrictions. Controllers can expect to work hard, often in non-standard or non-radar positions. It is an extremely satisfying experience as a controller sitting back after a Panic Stations event having adhered to published standards and procedures at all times. This Panic Stations will be a little different. We're featuring 2 procedural airports! Come along as we shift the focus to Tasmania. With double the chance of winning, where will you be flying? ATC Details Due to the small amount of ATC Positions at Launceston & Hobart, We will also be staffing up Melbourne! ATC Applications are now open through the Panic Stations website and close on Friday 10th August. The following positions are currently planned to be rostered however if demand requires, it is likely that an additional non-standard Launceston or ML-TAS position will be opened on the day to assist with clearance and holding. LT_TWR HB_TWR HB_GND LT_ATIS HB_TWR ML-SNO_CTR ML-WON_CTR ML-TAS_CTR ML_APP ML_TWR Full details, pilot briefing and charts available at https://panic.vatpac.org/
  10. Iron Mic Cairns

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    Welcome to the latest VATPAC Iron Mic attempt featuring Cairns. Cairns receives several RPT, charter and GA flights every day from a variety of major and regional cities within Australia and select international destinations. With fantastic scenery by ORBX, it's the perfect location for both GA and Jet traffic so make sure our controllers are working hard. The following positions will be the primary positions: CS_TWR CS_APP BN-TBP_CTR To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Cairns prior to occupying others. Remember, There are no reserved positions so if one of the above positions is available, logon! What is Iron Mic? Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds which recognizes a position with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic. Iron Mic runs from 0000Z on Monday (1000 AEST) to 2359Z Sunday (0959 Monday AEST). How do we know about our progress? Click on this link (http://fsmine.dhis.org/stats/showstats.cgi) to view all the VATSIM ATC stats for the week. Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Cairns positions. You can do this on Facebook, Discord or the forums. We have setup a special Iron Mic Coordination text channel on Discord to make it easier to coordinate coverage with your fellow controllers. VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck VATPAC!
  11. [09JUL - 15JUL] Iron Mic Cairns

    Welcome to the latest VATPAC Iron Mic attempt featuring Cairns. Cairns receives several RPT, charter and GA flights every day from a variety of major and regional cities within Australia and select international destinations. With fantastic scenery by ORBX, it's the perfect location for both GA and Jet traffic so make sure our controllers are working hard. The following positions will be the primary positions: CS_TWR CS_APP BN-TBP_CTR To give us the best chance possible, please logon to the above positions at Cairns prior to occupying others. Remember, There are no reserved positions so if one of the above positions is available, logon! What is Iron Mic? Iron Mic is a weekly competition that VATSIM holds which recognizes a position with the most hours logged on the network. It is broken into 3 categories; TWR, APP and CTR. The position in each category that logs the most online hours over a 7 day period wins the Iron Mic. Iron Mic runs from 0000Z on Monday (1000 AEST) to 2359Z Sunday (0959 Monday AEST). How do we know about our progress? Click on this link (http://fsmine.dhis.org/stats/showstats.cgi) to view all the VATSIM ATC stats for the week. Remember, Our aim is to keep the TWR, APP and CTR positions open as much as possible. Coordinate with other controllers to ensure maximum coverage of the Cairns positions. You can do this on Facebook, Discord or the forums. We have setup a special Iron Mic Coordination text channel on Discord to make it easier to coordinate coverage with your fellow controllers. VATSIM has set out a few rules regarding Iron Mic which can be viewed here https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=11100 If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Good Luck VATPAC!
  12. Spilled Milk Run Monday

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    Spilled Milk Run Monday - Cairns Iron Mic This week, Milk Run Monday moves up to Cairns to assist the team in our Iron Mic Efforts. Fly between Brisbane and Cairns or perhaps explore some of regional Queensland with some fantastic freeware and payware scenery available. Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Spilt Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  13. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
  14. Tasman Overload

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    This year VATPAC and VATNZ will be hosting a winter mini cross the ditch and celebrate the newly released Orbx Gold Coast scenery. Fly from the Gold Coast to Auckland at around 4pm NZST (0400z), planning to arrive in Auckland (NZAA) after 6pm NZST (0600z) before pilots will return to the Gold Coast to finish off the evening. The event will conclude at the Gold Coast airport at around midnight NZST (1200z). Lets fill the Tasman skies will a large selection of different planes and pilots. Enjoy. Times in AEST. To assist with position reports, feel free to use the Oceanic Reporting Tool. Airports Gold Coast, Australia << Charts Airports Auckland, New Zealand (NZAA) Arrivals Arrival/Departure (1) & (2) — All RWY Arrival/Departure (3) & (4) — All RWY Arrival/Departure (5) & (6) — All RWY Arrival/Departure (7) — All RWY, Nosie Abatement — All RWY Arrival/Departure (8) & (9) — RWY 05R/23L RNAV STAR RWY 23L (3) & (4) RNAV STAR RWY 23L (5) & (6) RNAV STAR RWY 23L (7) & (8) RNAV STAR RWY 23L (9) & (10) RNAV STAR RWY 23L (11) RNAV STAR RWY 05R (1) & (2) RNAV STAR RWY 05R (3) & (4) RNAV STAR RWY 05R (5) & (6) RNAV STAR RWY 05R (7) & (8) RNAV STAR RWY 23L (1) & (2) Visual RNAV Arrival RWY 05R & 23L VFR Arrival/Departure Procedures — All RWY, VFR Arrival Procedures — All RWY Approaches ILS/DME or LOC/DME RWY 05R & 23L ILS/DME (CAT II/III) RWY 23L VOR/DME RWY 05R & VOR/DME RWY 23L RNAV (GNSS) Z RWY 05R & RNAV (GNSS) Z RWY 23L RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 05R & RWY 23L RNAV (RNP) X RWY 05R & RWY 23L RNAV (RNP) U RWY 23L Ground Aerodrome — RWY 05R/23L Operations (1) & (2) Ground Movements — RWY 05R/23L Operations Ground Movements (7) — Low Visibility Taxi Routes Ground Movements (8) — RWY 23L Arrivals, Ground Movements (9) — RWY 23L Departures Ground Movements (10) & (11) — Code F ACFT Code F ACFT Taxi Routes — RWY 05R/23L — Arrival & Departure International Apron — RWY 05R/23L, Domestic Apron — RWY 05R/23L Ground Movements (1) & (2) — All RWY Ground Movements (3) & (4) — All RWY Ground Movements (5) & (6) — All RWY Departures RNAV SID RWY 23L (1) & (2) RNAV SID RWY 23L (3) & (4) RNAV SID RWY 23L (5) & (6) RNAV SID RWY 23L (7) & (8) RADAR SID RWY 05R/23L RNAV SID RWY 05R (1) & (2) RNAV SID RWY 05R (3) & (4) RNAV SID RWY 05R (5) & (6) RNAV SID RWY 05R (7) & (8) RNAV SID RWY 05R (9) & (10) VFR Departure Procedures — All RWY Standard Route Clearances Standard Route Clearances Miscellaneous Operational Data — RWY 05R/23L Heliport Procedures, Heliport Operational Data Visual Docking (1) & (2) Special Aerodrome — RWY 05R/23L — WIP West, Operational Data — RWY 05R/23L — WIP West Ground Movements — RWY 05R/23L — WIP West ILS/DME W or LOC/DME W RWY 23L, LOC/DME W RWY 05R ILS/DME E or LOC/DME E RWY 05R, LOC/DME E RWY 23L VOR/DME E RWY 05R & 23L RNAV (GNSS) E RWY 05R Aerodrome — RWY 05R/23L — WIP East, Operational Data — RWY 05R/23L — WIP East Ground Movements — RWY 05R/23L — WIP East VOR/DME W RWY 05R & 23L RNAV (GNSS) W RWY 23L
  15. Milk Run Monday

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    By far the most popular of our regular weekly events, on any given Milk Run Monday you'll find the famous "J-Curve" between Melbourne and Sydney well serviced by both pilots and ATC. Not to be confused with our Spilled Milk Run Monday events, details of which can be found on the Spilled Milk Run page, the Milk Run invites you to fly in any direction between Sydney and Melbourne and all destinations in between (Canberra, Albury etc). Prefer to control? We recommend getting in early. ATC positions on Milk Run Monday are often scarce so definitely worth being an early bird. Traffic levels traditionally start to pick up at around 7:30pm AEST / AEDT and generally peak between 8:30pm and 9:30pm AEST / AEDT.
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