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Events / Re: ZLA Live 2024
« Last post by Joshua Daily on May 15, 2024, 11:47:46 PM »

VATSIM's Premiere Live ATC controlling event returns on Saturday June 15, 2024!
Come join ZLA as we control together in the same room!

Featured fields: LAX SAN BUR ONT PSP SNA
Time: 4pm-8pm Pacific Time (2300Z-0300Z)
Events / Houston Highlight: Lafayette, LA
« Last post by Dean Varsano on May 15, 2024, 10:41:09 PM »

Join ZHU as we staff Lafayette, LA, for our bi-monthly ZHU Highlight field!

Events / We Run This HTOWN
« Last post by Dean Varsano on May 15, 2024, 10:34:18 PM »

Houston, known to many as "H-Town" is a hotspot for many airlines and aviators from around the nation. Join ZHU as we light up Houston (IAH) on June 14th @2300z!
Events / [06/07/2024 2300-0300z] - Empire Builder FNO
« Last post by Kristofer Pierson on May 15, 2024, 10:30:31 PM »

Join Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, and Seattle ARTCCs as we celebrate the airspace that follows the route of the incomparable Empire Builder! We will be staffing up enroute centers as well as several airports that coincide with stations along the picturesque route. From the Land of 10,000 Lakes, through the prairies, across the Rockies, and into the Pacific Northwest, nearly half the geographic area of the lower 48 will have ATC staffing during this multi-region FNO.

All aboard!!
Events / Austin TRACON LIVE
« Last post by Dean Varsano on May 14, 2024, 11:24:50 PM »

Events / [10/5/2024] 24 Hours of VATSIM
« Last post by Shane O'Neill on May 13, 2024, 09:34:53 PM »
The next edition of 24 Hours of VATSIM is on October 5, 2024.

Note to ECs: Overlapping events will be allowed on this date, please consult VATUSA5.
Events / [09/29/2024] It's Pronounced "Lawn Guyland"
« Last post by Daniel Sirota on May 13, 2024, 07:08:48 PM »

Two years ago, we educated the community about pronouncing Westchester correctly (it’s pronounced “wes-ches-tah”). As another summer season comes to a close, the New York ARTCC believes it is our civil duty once again to declare the proper pronunciation of this popular destination: Long Island Lawn-Guy-Land. Don’t think about saying it any other way or our controllers will taxi you to a blast pad and blast you into nonexistence.

ANYWAY, fly into or out of our mainstay Long Island Lawn-Guy-Land airport, Republic (FRG) for a fun Sunday afternoon! Enjoy some scenic views of this very long island and annoy residents by flying too low.

Event Field: KFRG
Date & Time: September 29, 2024, 5:00pm → 8:00pm Eastern (2100z - 0000z)
News / Position Posting: vZSE Events Coordinator
« Last post by Shi Bucher on May 12, 2024, 10:38:10 AM »
Seattle ARTCC is seeking applicants for the soon-to-be-vacated Events Coordinator (EC) role at ZSE!

REPORTS TO: ZSE Deputy Air Traffic Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: The coordination, planning, and execution of events at the VATSIM Seattle ARTCC.

• Create, plan, and execute events to generate pilot and controller participation according
to the vZSE Event Policy while promoting vZSE.
• Coordinate with neighboring facilities to arrange support for events and arrange ZSE
support for events held by neighboring facilities.
• Maintain an active relationship with VAs and ATOs.
• Develop and distribute marketing materials to promote events and The Facility.
• Serve as Team Leader of the Events Team.
• Maintain an active online presence on the website, The Discord, VATSIM network, and
meet minimum controlling requirements.

Interested parties should send a letter of application, and a current VATSIM and/or real-world resume to the Deputy Air Traffic Manager by email at [email protected].

The application deadline for this position is Friday, May 31 2024.
News / Position Posting: vZSE Deputy Air Traffic Manager
« Last post by Shi Bucher on May 12, 2024, 10:36:46 AM »
Position Posting: Virtual Seattle ARTCC Deputy Air Traffic Manager
Date Posted: 12 May 2024
Submission Deadline: 01 June 2024   
Expected Fill by Date: 07 June 2024

vZSE is looking for a motivated individual that possess a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as the Deputy Air Traffic Manager.

Key Responsibilities:
-   Responsible for day-to-day operations of The Facility.
-   Assume the duties of the ATM in their absence or leave.
-   Assist the ATM with duties as directed by the ATM or Deputy Director – Air Traffic Services.
-   Oversee the Events and Facilities team, assign duties to the EC and FE, and assume duties in their absence or leave.
-   Maintain, update, and manage facility Orders, SOPs and LOAs, and refer to the ATM for approval and publication.
-   Provide guidance to Controllers.
-   Maintain an active online presence on the website, The Discord, VATSIM network, and meet minimum controlling requirements.

-  Supports goals and foundation set forth by the Seattle ARTCC while creating and maintaining open and accepting community.
-  Serves as a leader to coach and motivate controllers while upholding a culture that builds exceptional internal and external pilot experiences.
- Supports and participates in initiatives that give back to the VATSIM community.
- Works in collaboration with Virtual Airlines and other VATUSA ARTCC’s to leverage synergy opportunities across the United States.
- Supports the recruitment, retention, and development of a diverse range of talented people.
- Strengthens others through consistent feedback while driving productivity and morale.
- Manages a group of team leaders to a diverse group of individuals and provides coaching and mentoring to ensure the growth of future managers
- Holds self and others accountable to high performance standards while providing pilots with memorable experiences.
- Partners in the development of strategy and helps to translate into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans.
- Understands and drives appropriate metrics to assess controller performance.
- Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.
- Monitors the daily activities of the ARTCC.
- Maintains an online presence on Seattle ARTCC Discord and website.
- Assumes the duties of the ATM when they are unavailable.
- Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities.
- Ensures that vZSE is following all VATSIM and VATUSA directives.
- Be able to meet all activity requirements as outlined in vZSE policy and all sections thereof (as appropriate)
- Must hold the rating of C1 or higher.
- This position requires a time commitment of an average of four (4) hours per week working on administrative tasks
Preferred Skills:

- Prior ATC Mentor/Instructor experience
- Teaching/Education experience (on or off VATSIM)
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience (real world or VATSIM applicable)
- Real world aviation/pilot/ATC experience
- Familiarity with the vZSE 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 “ZSE DATM Application Package” 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 Seattle and why this position is for you”

Applications must be received by 2359z on 01 JUN 2024 to be considered. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered and discarded.

Applicants selected for an interview shall expect a panel style comprehensive interview.
Events / [July 21, 2024 20z-23z] SWTEE at Peachtree
« Last post by Meg Bruck on May 11, 2024, 08:41:21 AM »
It's hot out there, and nothing is better than a nice, cold glass of sweet tea. Join ZTL from 2000z to 2300z as we enjoy some SWTEE at Peachtree (PDK), Fulton (FTY), McCollum (RYY), and Gwinnett (LZU).
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