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Events / Re: B&O Railroad FNO
« on: September 12, 2021, 10:25:17 AM »
this is the greatest thing ever

Events / Re: [9/10/2021 2300z - 0300z] The JFK FNO
« on: September 10, 2021, 07:04:11 AM »
Regardless of what was agreed, the event is clearly a tongue-in-cheek nose-thumbing to the new FNO guidelines, which were instituted to *prevent* all FNO traffic from being focused onto a single airfield.

Yes, let's funnel an unrealistic amount of traffic into one of the 3 NY Metro airports during convective weather season and just hope for the best.

I'd better make sure someone's on ZMP so we can start creating 50 MIT for JFK over Iowa...

Iowa is scenic this time of year. A couple extra minutes can't hurt.

Yeah, I could go for Iowa. Iowa couple beers to myself, that is.

The Control Room Floor / Re: Event Timelapses!
« on: August 29, 2021, 03:04:45 PM »

Events / Re: [9/10/2021 2300z - 0300z] The JFK FNO
« on: August 23, 2021, 06:52:32 PM »
Hey y'all. Couple things to keep in mind before judging this event. First, ZNY is breaking a grand total of...ZERO rules!! This has been approved by all of the necessary people and organizations, including VATUSA. Not to mention, it's not a single-field FNO—ALB and ORF are BOTH part of the event. We are, without a doubt, following the "rules implemented and agreed upon by every ARTCC." We all know this'll be a fun one.

Honestly, there’s one word I can think of to describe this event: awesome.

Mind kept, still judging. It won't be fun when we have to give N90 60MIT on the CAMRN....

Technically the LOA is just to hand off to ZNY at the lowest usable FL. If you hand them a stack at HOGGS, isn't the top guy at the lowest usable FL?

Events / Re: I-85 Crossfire (KATL/KCLT)
« on: July 18, 2021, 11:14:07 AM »
You know Atlanta. You know Charlotte. Did you know that the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways connects the two metropolises? Interstate 85 runs through South Carolina and Georgia to link the two.
Are you suggesting we drive instead of fly?  ;-)

I would like to get an exception from the BoG to allow ground vehicles for this event

I would like one for rail vehicles. Take the Crescent, train good, car bad.

USA Division Updates / Re: 2021 Mid Year Update
« on: July 05, 2021, 12:28:36 PM »

this tbh emoji goes here

Not sure why the focus has always been on attrition at OBS/S1 ranks. You're losing out on perfectly good mentors/instructors when you let S3+ controllers walk away from the division without any sort of exit interview. Keep those people around and maybe facilities wouldn't be begging for visitor restrictions when their training programs can barely keep up with the demand for home controllers.

Don't know why we need to be comparing facilities either, speaking as the head of a facility that's relatively middle-of-the-pack. Nastygrams from RMs about encouraging people to staff more when a healthy bulk of controllers have real lives to attend to (even more now that COVID restrictions have largely been lifted in the US) shouldn't even be a consideration on a network that exists as a hobby. Keeping your own internal analytics is fine, but instead of releasing them maybe consider reaching out to those facilities toward the bottom of the list and seeing if you, as the division, and as facilities' liaisons to the BoG, can do anything to help increase those numbers.

Events / Re: Sausalito Summernight
« on: June 26, 2021, 08:13:50 PM »
We blew a gasket on the Grapevine.

Events / Re: Sausalito Summernight
« on: June 26, 2021, 07:13:24 PM »
And had a preference to fly

The Flight Deck / Re: PRM approach?
« on: May 12, 2021, 05:57:17 PM »
1) Yes - at the airports where PRM approaches are published, they are routinely used when traffic warrants. I have flown PRM approaches at KATL regularly. I believe they are also common at KSFO.

SFO actually had its PRM approaches deleted within the last few cycles, and the LDA that they used alongside it is gone now. It required some really specific weather minimums that didn't occur often so .308s were more practical when it wasn't VMC.

Events / Re: Sausalito Summernight
« on: April 14, 2021, 08:45:36 AM »
We left for Frisco in your rambler.

Oakland (vZOA) / Join the ZOA Discord!
« on: March 24, 2021, 06:25:33 PM »
Hi all,

ZOA has recently opened up a pilots' section on our discord. Feel free to join, ask questions, post screenshots of your sim, or discuss flightsim in general!

Join here:

Events / Re: [29 May 2021 2300-0300z] Honk! v2: Electric Honk-alooo
« on: March 07, 2021, 09:45:16 AM »
I'm Canadian and I'm already scared of geese, this just makes me even more afraid.

Please take your geese back.

Anyone who has ever met a Canadian Goose in the NJ or NY area.

If you got a problem with Canada Gooses, you got a problem with me, and I suggest you let that one marinate!

News / Position Posting: Oakland ARTCC Deputy Air Traffic Manager
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:56:26 PM »
ZOA is searching for a Deputy Air Traffic Manager. The DATM assists the ATM in the day-to-day management and leadership of the ARTCC. We're searching for someone motivated, active, and experienced to fill the role.

Key Responsibilities
- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager
- Assists in management of ATC Roster, permissions and access, Discord administration, and other general administrative tasks associated with ATC organization
- Assists in development of ARTCC SOPs, LOAs, Policies, and more
- Maintains a high online presence
- Completes other duties as assigned by ATM
- Functions as an Administrator and attends quarterly meetings

- C1 rating or higher
- Active VATSIM member in good standing and with a clean history
- Capable of working well in team-oriented environment
- Strong knowledge of VATSIM/US ATC system
- Strong knowledge of FAA Order 7110.65
- Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills
- Prior ATC Mentor/Instructor experience
- Teaching/Education experience (on or off VATSIM)
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience
- Real world aviation/pilot experience
- Familiarity with the Oakland ARTCC on Vatsim ATC training program, policies, etc.
- Demonstrates the qualities of understanding, patience, maturity, and when necessary, restraint

How to Apply
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants should send an email to atm(at) containing the following:

-Full name, CID, and email address
-Resume, including any applicable real world managerial experience
-Letter of intent or cover letter

Applications must be received by 2359z on January 30th, 2021 to be considered. Qualified applicants can expect to be contacted to schedule an interview.

News / Re: New ATM in Oakland!
« on: January 18, 2021, 09:49:39 AM »

News / Position Posting: Minneapolis ARTCC Facility Engineer
« on: November 17, 2020, 06:06:34 PM »
ZMP is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Facility Engineer.

  • Reports to the ATM.
  • Maintains and updates sector files, SOP's LOA's and the ARTCC Operating Policy.
  • Manages the ZMP Engineering Division.
  • Works with VATUSA and other ARTCC's to approve LOAs and SOPs.

  • Must hold an S3 rating or higher.
  • Must be an active member of the network with no significant recent disciplinary history.
  • Familiarity in working with VRC, vSTARS, vERAM, and other VATSIM ATC software.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Desired Qualifications
  • Previous experience as ARTCC staff.
  • Working knowledge of TWRTrainer and Euroscope 3.1d's Sweatbox files.
  • Familiar with ZMP airspace and procedures.

Interested applicants should send an email to the ZMP ATM ([email protected]) and DATM ([email protected]) with a resume of VATSIM and applicable real world experience. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

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