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Events / [11/17/2024] VATUSA General Aviation Appreciation Day
« Last post by Kai Jackson on July 20, 2024, 02:11:06 PM »
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Join VATUSA in partnership with The Virtual USA Flying Club and The Pilot Club for General Aviation Appreciation Day on November 17th, 2024! From coast to coast, north to south, you'll find multiple Class D and C airports staffed in every ARTCC from 2100-0200z. Hop back into your favorite light twin, taildragger, or trusty Skyhawk and take to the skies this Sunday!

Streamer & software partnerships, event fields, and other details to be announced.
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News / Position Posting: VATUSA Social Media Team - Graphic Design
« Last post by Jared West on July 18, 2024, 08:08:15 PM »
The VATUSA Social Media Team is seeking talented individuals to join the Graphic Design department


Required Qualifications:

- Be an active member of VATUSA in good standing with no significant disciplinary history
- Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
- Strong knowledge of Adobe photoshop or equivalent
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Able to commit to 1-2 hours a week


Preferred Qualifications
- Real world Graphic design experience
- Excellent knowledge of the Adobe suite


Interested parties should fill out the following google form and expect an email from the team lead in the coming days.

Qualified candidates may be invited to an interview

Application Form: vats.im/smt
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ZLA is looking for a Facility Engineer!

The facility engineer is responsible for keeping controllers up-to-date with new procedures and airspace changes. We're looking for someone who is motivated, experienced and willing to take on new challenges.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains ZLA CRC data-admin database, alias file, video maps, and tools
- Troubleshoot issues with geoJSON files, ERAM filters, video maps, Audio for VATSIM, etc.
- Participates in and leads outreach to partner organizations, fellow engineers and outside resources
- Stays up-to-date with new procedures and airspace changes
- Manipulates and converts raw FAA data
- Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to maintain facility files
- Assists with creation and maintenance of sweatbox/ATCTrainer simulation files and scenarios
- Maintains an active presence within the facility and on the VATSIM network
- Other duties as required


Required Qualifications
- Be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing with no significant disciplinary history
- Currently hold a rating of S3 or higher
- Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
- Strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems
- Excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications
- Previous or current ARTCC staff experience
- Real world aviation experience
- Coding/Software engineering experience (especially Python), familiarity with github
- Familiarity with QGIS and geoJSON highly preferred
- Team leadership experience


This position requires a significant commitment to ZLA and VATSIM. Role and responsibilities may change as needed. All controllers who hold an S3 rating or higher and who may be interested are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with ZLA's airspace is helpful but not required.


Please include the following in your application:
- Full name, email address and VATSIM CID
- Letter of intent or cover letter
- Resume detailing VATSIM experience
- Optional: Letter of recommendation from a current or previous ARTCC/VATUSA staff member


Please submit applications to the ZLA Air Traffic Manager at [email protected] and Deputy Air Traffic Manager at [email protected].

Applications must be received by Wednesday, July 24th at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
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Events / [09/13/2024 2359-0400z] Light Up The Coast FNO
« Last post by Hayden Tilby on July 14, 2024, 01:26:39 PM »

Join the West Coast in the Light Up The Coast FNO, an event featuring ZSE, ZOA, and ZLA!

This event does not feature any airports, meaning your departure and destination options are limitless! Pilots are encouraged to fly to or from staffed fields, which will not change throughout the night. Fly a long flight along the coast, visiting each event ARTCC, or fly your favorite short route in the Western Seaboard! The opportunities are endless at this event.
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What a wonderful week it has been within FedEx Virtual Air Cargo! ✈️ We've seen a surge in MD-11 flights thanks to the new release of the TFDI MD11 🌟. Not only that, but pilot activity has been soaring!
Join us today and experience a MODERN Virtual Air Cargo VA with realistic routes, and most importantly a community.
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Events / Re: [07/14/2024 1800z-2200z] VATVenture 2024
« Last post by Kevin Huang on July 11, 2024, 09:51:31 PM »
Notice to Air Missions: VATVenture, as a simulation of EAA AirVenture, involves very specific procedures not commonly encountered by VFR aircraft. Please review the pilot guide to ensure that you are informed of the procedures expected from pilots, and for the enjoyment of all participants.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j2jk0JTLV9IG5SdtH0NiKgitCEnbk78RPya0uC1nQLw
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Events / Re: Sunshine Spotlight Series: Myrtle Beach
« Last post by Randy Bosserman on July 10, 2024, 05:25:13 PM »
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News / Position Posting: Honolulu (HCF) Webmaster (WM)
« Last post by Dave Mayes on July 10, 2024, 12:18:44 PM »
Position Posting: HCF ARTCC Webmaster
Date Posted: 10 July 2024
Position Closes:  When position filled

Details:
HCF is looking for a motivated individual who possesses a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as our 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 related requests as assigned by the ATM and DATM.

Requirements:
-Be a member of HCF, or accept transfer to HCF upon selection.
-Must be proficient with modern web programming languages and techniques, including PHP, Laravel, Docker, Plesk and JavaScript.
-Must be able to work in a team environment.
-Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Must have a rating of S3 or higher or be able to obtain S3, from an S2 rating, shortly after being appointed to staff.
-Have not had any disciplinary record with VATSIM, VATUSA or HCF within one year from the application. 

Preferred Skills:
-Previous VATUSA Webteam or personal web project experience.
-Experience managing a small group of people.
-Some experience, knowledge, or willingness to learn other platforms such as VueJS, Kubernetes, Golang, 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 “HCF 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 webpage work.

HCF currently has a "interim" Webmaster but successul applicant will replace the interim person.
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News / Position Posting: ZLA Facility Engineer
« Last post by Matthew Kramer on July 09, 2024, 07:12:58 PM »
ZLA is looking for a Facility Engineer!

The facility engineer is responsible for keeping controllers up-to-date with new procedures and airspace changes. We're looking for someone who is motivated, experienced and willing to take on new challenges.

Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains ZLA CRC data-admin database, alias file, video maps, and tools
- Troubleshoot issues with geoJSON files, ERAM filters, video maps, Audio for VATSIM, etc.
- Participates in and leads outreach to partner organizations, fellow engineers and outside resources
- Stays up-to-date with new procedures and airspace changes
- Manipulates and converts raw FAA data
- Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to maintain facility files
- Assists with creation and maintenance of sweatbox/ATCTrainer simulation files and scenarios
- Maintains an active presence within the facility and on the VATSIM network
- Other duties as required


Required Qualifications
- Be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing with no significant disciplinary history
- Currently hold a rating of S3 or higher
- Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
- Strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems
- Excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications
- Previous or current ARTCC staff experience
- Real world aviation experience
- Coding/Software engineering experience (especially Python), familiarity with github
- Familiarity with QGIS and geoJSON highly preferred
- Team leadership experience


This position requires a significant commitment to ZLA and VATSIM. Role and responsibilities may change as needed. All controllers who hold an S3 rating or higher and who may be interested are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with ZLA's airspace is helpful but not required.


Please include the following in your application:
- Full name, email address and VATSIM CID
- Letter of intent or cover letter
- Resume detailing VATSIM experience
- Optional: Letter of recommendation from a current or previous ARTCC/VATUSA staff member


Please submit applications to the ZLA Air Traffic Manager at [email protected] and Deputy Air Traffic Manager at [email protected].

Applications must be received by Sunday, July 14th at 23:59Z.
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News / Position Posting: Honolulu (HCF) Events Coordinator (EC)
« Last post by Dave Mayes on July 09, 2024, 02:19:17 PM »
Position Posting: HCF ARTCC Events Controller
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

HCF is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Events Team as the Events Coordinator.

Job Description:

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and execution of events within HCF.
 
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Reports to the DATM.
2. Identifies and develops events to generate traffic and promote the ARTCC.
3. Implements and oversees approved events.
4. Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs and/or FSS to arrange support for HCF hosted events and
neighboring events.
5. Develops and distributes marketing materials to promote events and the ARTCC.
6. Coordinates and works with the VATUSA Command Center and National Operational Manager.
7. Appoints Assistant Events Coordinator (AEC), if desired, to assist in EC duties. Selection must be
approved by the ATM
8.  Work closely with the training department to prepare our members for event positions.

Minimum Requirements:

 - Must hold S3 rating, or be able to reach S3 in a set time after being appointed to the position.
 - Must have no disciplinary record with VATSIM, VATUSA, or HCF within the last year.
 - Exceptional written and verbal communication skills as this is a client-facing position.
 - Ability to network with neighboring facilities.

Desired Qualifications:

 - Knowledge of the HCF airspace and typical traffic loads in various event situations
 - Experience/talent in graphic design, typography, etc.
 - Experience with event planning of any type
 - Knowledge of Oceanic Procedures

Application Instructions:

- Full Name, E-Mail, and VATSIM CID
- Resume (Real World or VATSIM)
- A Event Idea with a banner specific to HCF. This event may involve neighboring FIRs.

Applications must be submitted to the HCF ATM [email protected] with the subject "HCF EC Application Package".

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an in-depth interview.
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