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Events / [5/4/2024 at 2000z] May the 4th
« Last post by Meg Bruck on Today at 07:32:42 AM »


Departure Airport: MCO
Arrival Airport: KATL
Route: TBD
Date: 05/04/24 20:00:00Z (GMT)

Pilots of the Resistance,

Prepare to be transported to a galaxy far far away as we celebrate “May the 4th” on Star Wars day! Whether you’re a Jedi Master, a Sith Lord, or a humble droid, we promise a fun filled event for everyone!

Join us for an intergalactic adventure on Saturday May the 4th departing MCO at 4pm EDT (2000z). Prepare the X-Wings as we’ve got inbound First Order Ti-Fighters and need to get up to ATL pronto! Our friends at the ZJX & ZTL ARTCC have joined the SVA Alliance to help us win this fight! They’re going to provide cover for us to escape the fighters.

Good luck, and we will see you on the ground in ATL.
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News / Position Posting: Anchorage ARTCC Air Traffic Manager
« Last post by Brandon Wening on April 11, 2024, 10:28:38 PM »
Anchorage ARTCC Air Traffic Manager Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Anchorage ARTCC (ZAN)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required quarterly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Deputy Division Director - Air Traffic Services (ATS)
Application Deadline: Closes April 19th, 2024 23:59z

The Air Traffic Manager (ATM) is the overseer of all ARTCC operations. The ATM's primary responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation of the ARTCC, along with drafting and implementing ARTCC policies and LOAs. The ATM is the primary point of contact and representative of the facility for VATUSA management.
 
Main responsibilities:

Manage the ARTCC
Handle Transfer/Visiting requests
Maintain the ARTCC roster
Communicate regularly with VATUSA2
Collaborate closely with ARTCC staff to ensure transparent and effective communication with the membership
Oversee the air traffic control training program, events, social media, and data services/facilities infrastructure
Foster a positive, healthy, and educational environment for members to learn and grow in
Maintain a strong online presence through various platforms to foster community engagement and facilitate information dissemination
Develop/Grow the ARTCC in alignment with division goals
Oversee the Deputy Air Traffic Manager and Training Administrator directly
Develop and implement policies, air traffic control standard operating procedures, and letters of agreement alongside the DATM
Manage an active staff of DATM, TA, EC, FE, and WM

Potential responsibilities (based on ARTCC needs):

VATUSA Workgroups
Assisting the Junior and Senior staff in all aspects
Community moderation/development

Requirements for the role:

Active member of VATSIM in good standing
Ability to maintain ARTCC activity requirement standards
Strong understanding of the WM, EC, FE, TA, and DATM roles
Obtained a rating of C1
Ability to manage a team of at least 5
Positive and professional attitude with the time commitment necessary to lead the ARTCC
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong understanding of US Airspace and the NAS

Preferred qualifications for this role:

Familiarity with the ARTCC
VATUSA Member
Understanding of the VATUSA Structure
Prior staff experience
Prior teaching/education experience

ATM is a Senior Staff role and therefore is not an entry-level position. The ATM could be required to dedicate several hours daily to managing the ARTCC. However, the ATM must also be able to utilize his/her staff to effectively delegate tasks to ensure the continued operation of the ARTCC. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying for this position. Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.

If you wish to apply for the ATM position, please email Brandon Wening, Deputy Division Director - Air Traffic Services ([email protected]) with a detailed VATSIM/relevant real-world résumé and cover letter by April 19th, 2024 23:59z. The letter of application should summarize the applicant's reasons for wanting to lead the ZAN ARTCC, compelling evidence to show how the position requirements are met, and how the facility will thrive under the applicant's leadership. Your virtual resume should consist of all prior VATSIM experience and any real-world experience you feel is applicable. Please also include your name, active email address, CID, current ARTCC, and current rating.
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Events / [08/24/2024 2300z - 0200z] Greetings From Miami
« Last post by Robby Parknavy on April 10, 2024, 08:40:54 AM »


Greetings From Miami! Join the Miami ARTCC from 2300z- 0300z (7pm - 11pm ET) as we feature the Miami International Airport for a good old-fashioned evening of flying. We can't wait to see you there!

Featuring: KMIA

Date and Time: August, 24th 2024 | 2300z - 0300z (7pm - 11pm ET)
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Events / Re: [04/28/2024 2300z-0300z] CalSCREAM XXIV
« Last post by Joshua Daily on April 08, 2024, 12:25:04 AM »
Flight bookings open April 14!
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News / Position Posting: Salt Lake City ARTCC Webmaster
« Last post by Evan McSweeny on April 07, 2024, 04:52:37 PM »
Position Posting: Salt Lake City ARTCC Webmaster
Date Posted: April 7, 2024
Submission Deadline: Until Filled

Purpose:
Salt Lake City ARTCC is looking for a motivated individual who possesses a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as the Webmaster.
Key Responsibilities:
- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager and Deputy Air Traffic Manager regarding website matters
- Manages and oversees the ARTCC data services, including web content and delivery, web services, email systems, data storage systems, etc.
- Responds quickly to website and data system needs
- Maintains a high online presence and community presence
- Completes other duties as assigned by the ATM and DATM

Requirements:
-  Supports the Salt Lake City ARTCC’s mission of “Community, integrity, and professionalism” while fostering an open and accepting environment.
-  Be a member of ZLC, or be willing to transfer upon selection.
- Must be proficient with modern web programming languages and techniques, including Linux, MySQL, and JavaScript.
- Must be able to work in a team environment.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Work with other WMs of "the partnership" in developing features and maintenance that pertains to all shared facilities (ZAN, ZDV, HCF, ZLC, and ZFW)
- Must be at least a Developing Controller (S1) rating (S2+ is preferred)

Preferred Skills:
- Have previous staff experience in a VATSIM ATC facility or virtual airline
- Previous VATUSA Webteam/personal web project experience
- Experience managing a small group of people
- Some experience, knowledge, or willingness to learn VueJS, Kubernetes, Docker, Golang, PHP functionality, and CI/CD Pipelines

How to Apply:
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants shall email their application package with the subject title “ZLC WM Application Package” to [email protected]  with the following:

- Full name, CID, and email address
- Résumé, including any applicable real-world/virtual experience
- Résumé to include examples of previous work, including, if applicable, a GitHub or similar portfolio.
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News / Position Posting: VATUSA Events Manager (VATUSA5)
« Last post by Jared West on April 07, 2024, 12:59:55 PM »
VATUSA is seeking applicants for the soon-to-be-vacated Events Manager (VATUSA5) role at Headquarters!

REPORTS TO: Deputy Director – Support Services

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Manages the VATUSA events department, including but not limited to the following duties:

- Manage and support the VATUSA Command Center (vATCSCC)
- Develop and deploy an effective VATUSA Events program
-  Act as the division liaison with Virtual Airlines.
-  Monitor performance, activity, and effectiveness of ARTCC events programs
-  Coordinate with ARTCC Event Coordinators
-  Maintain the Events Calendar and Event Banners on the VATUSA Website
-  Ensure that VATUSA Events have visibility on the myVATSIM Portal
-  Serve as the point of contact for Inter-divisional events
-  Maintain close communication with the Air Traffic Services department on event matters
- Complete other tasks as assigned by VATUSA4.

Interested parties should send a letter of application, and a current VATSIM and/or real-world resume to the Deputy Division Director - Support Services by email at vatusa4 [at] vatusa.net.

The application deadline for this position is Sunday, April 21 2024. 
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News / Position Posting: Miami ARTCC Training Administrator
« Last post by Dan Leavitt on April 05, 2024, 12:33:04 PM »
Position Posting: Miami ARTCC Training Administrator
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

Miami is a busy international gateway. There is a lot of trans-continental traffic, trans-atlantic traffic, as well as a lot of Carribean island flying. Miami ARTCC has 2 class B facilities, and numerous class C and D facilities, as well as Oceanic sectors. Miami airport is a tier 1 facility, and Fort Lauderdale and Tampa are tier 2 facilities.

Key Responsibilities:
- Reports to the Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA3
- Oversees a comprehensive ARTCC Training Department and academy
- Develops and maintains a training policy, simulation files, and training materials
- Manages and mentors a team of Instructors and Mentors
- Supports the Miami ARTCC's mission of creating quality controllers, while creating and maintaining open, friendly, and accepting community
- Lead and effectively manage a team of mentors and instructors, including facilitating a structure for applications and onboarding new training staff members
- Serves as a leader to coach and motivate controllers while upholding a culture that builds exceptional internal and external pilot experiences
- Perform multiple functions, including project management, instructional design, and instructional writing
- Assess learning needs accurately and propose creative and effective learning solutions
- Initiate and manage throughout the lifecycle of project, including: initiating projects, creating project plans, executing all milestones and tasks, monitoring risk, and evaluating success
- Leverage a diverse set of skills and delivery approaches, including: instructor led, blended, experiential, media based, performance support, and other emerging technologies
- Organization design for Miami Training, inclusive of consulting to understand needs, building project roadmaps, and guiding/managing the org design process in partnership with ARTCC and VATCAR Partners to support ZMA goals
- Supports and participates in initiatives that give back to the VATSIM community
- Supports the recruitment, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people to fill the roles of Instructors and Mentors
- Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards while providing pilots with memorable experiences
- Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action
- Maintains, updates and manages training program, lessons, sweatbox scenarios, exam rubrics
- Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities
- Ensures that Miami is following all VATSIM and VATUSA training directives

Requirements:
- Prior I1 experience
- Ability to oversee the quality of the training program
- Be able to meet all activity requirements as outlined in the Miami D1 Training and Administrative Policy and all sections thereof (as appropriate)
- No history of significant or recent behavioral issues

Preferred Skills:
- Teaching/Education experience (on or off VATSIM)
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience (real world or VATSIM applicable)
- Familiarity with the Miami policies and procedures
- Demonstrates the qualities of understanding, patience, restraint, and professionalism

How to Apply:
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants shall email their application package with the subject title "ZMA TA Application" to [email protected] with the following:

- Full name, CID, and email address
- Resume, including any applicable real world/virtual experience
- Letter of intent explaining "Why Miami and why this position is for you"
- Your goals for your first six months as Training Administrator

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an in-depth interview.
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News / Iron Mic Awards: March 2024
« Last post by Brandon Wening on April 04, 2024, 10:49:34 PM »
March 2024 Iron Mic Awards

Congrats to our March 2024 Iron Mic winners!
Enroute: LAX_CTR - ZLA
TRACON: SCT_APP - ZLA
Tower: PDX_TWR - ZSE
Ground/Delivery: PDX_GND/DEL - ZSE

Enroute Top 3
LAX_CTR 31.59%
BOS_CTR 25.72%
MSP_CTR 20.47%

TRACON Top 3
SCT_APP 21.58%
MCO_APP 18.59%
HNL_APP 16.19%

Tower Top 3
PDX_TWR 32.61%
LAX_TWR 24.25%
SAN_TWR 19.57%

Ground/Delivery Top 3
PDX_GND/DEL 27.72%
SAN_GND/DEL 26.24%
JAX_GND/DEL 21.58%










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Hello VATUSA Family,

I am going to keep this short and sweet.
It is my pleasure to announce the launch of Spirit Virtual Airlines. We are looking for flight simulator enthusiasts that wish to be part of a family, help grow the virtual airline as their own, and enjoy what the Virtual Airline has to offer. We have a very interactive flight crew and ACARS system which adds to the enjoyment of flying.
To see what we offer, please visit us at https://flyspiritvirtual.com/

Thank you,
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News / Re: [Closed] Anchorage ARTCC Facilities Engineer
« Last post by Daniel Hawton on April 02, 2024, 02:37:10 PM »
This position is no longer open.
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