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Events / [26 Apr 2024 2300-0300z] Appalachian (chem)Trails FNO
« Last post by Gia Pham on February 18, 2024, 12:13:26 PM »


Please come join us for an unforgettable Friday Night Ops event as we embark on an Appalachian Adventure! This event will showcase a series of airports nestled within the breathtaking Appalachian Mountains, including Asheville Regional Airport (AVL), Tri-Cities Airport (TRI), McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), Charleston Yeager Airport (CRW), Tri-State Airport (HTS), Blue Grass Airport (LEX), Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), and Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH).

Pilots will have the opportunity to traverse the picturesque landscapes of the Appalachian region, navigating through valleys and over ridges, while experiencing the unique challenges that come with flying in this terrain. Our professional Air Traffic Controllers will be on hand to provide professional and realistic ATC services, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all participants.

This will be a good breakaway from your usual jetliners and dust out your helicopter, GA, and Biz-Jets to explore the beauty of nature.

April 26, 2024 | 7pm - 11pm Eastern | 2300z - 0300z
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Events / [7/25/2024 2300z-0200z] Razorback Rendezvous
« Last post by Daniel Furberg on February 18, 2024, 11:49:24 AM »
Experience the exhilarating Razorback Rendezvous, traversing the stunning landscapes of Arkansas's iconic Razorback region, from the vibrant cityscape of Northwest Arkansas to the historic charm of Fort Smith.

Event Fields: KXNA & KFSM
Time & Date: July 25th, 2024, 6-9 PM Central (2300-0200z)
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The Control Room Floor / Re: Event Timelapses!
« Last post by Ashar Hussain on February 18, 2024, 01:31:09 AM »
Sunshine Spotlight Series FNO on 2/9/24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zMI1Y77lS8

Feel the Love FNO on 2/16/24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAyuhZRLL0U

De-Ice at Detroit on 2/17/24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqd56Fb3_x8
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Events / [6/20/2024 2300z-0200z] A Night in the Rocket City
« Last post by Daniel Furberg on February 17, 2024, 10:47:20 PM »


The American space program played a crucial role in the development of rockets that would launch the first humans into space. Today, Huntsville is still an important hub for the American space program, with the Marshall Space Flight Center continuing to be a major NASA facility.

Event Field: KHSV
Time & Date: June 20th, 2024, 6-9 PM Central (2300-0200z)
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Events / [2024-03-30 2330z-0330z] Spring In Seattle
« Last post by Kai Demorest on February 16, 2024, 10:21:58 PM »
vZSE Presents Spring In Seattle ft. KSEA
Saturday, March 30, 2024
2330-0330z (1630-2030 PDT)

Banner still to be created.

Join the Virtual Seattle ARTCC controllers as we celebrate the coming of warmer weather at KSEA! This event coincides with the Cherry Blossom Fly-In hosted by vZDC. The Cherry Trees covering Seattle were a gift from the government of Japan to the city of Seattle in 1912, as a symbol of goodwill and friendship, along with a simultaneous donation to Washington DC.

Pilots can view the new "Guide to KSEA" here: (to be created)
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Events / [03/09/2024 0100z-0500z] The FNOscars
« Last post by Joshua Daily on February 16, 2024, 01:45:35 PM »
Welcome to the Oscars! Come join ZLA on March 8th as we roll out the red carpet and welcome pilots to Hollywood's biggest night. 

Featured Fields: LAX BUR SAN

March 8, 2024. 5pm-9pm PST (0100-0500Z)
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News / [Position Posting] Anchorage ARTCC Facilities Engineer
« Last post by Jordan Rash on February 15, 2024, 11:28:10 PM »
Position Posting: Anchorage ARTCC Events Coordinator
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

Anchorage is VATUSA's largest Continental US ARTCC. We have over 2 million square miles of airspace open to explore, with everything from the Pacific Fjords in the southeast, glaciers across the state, arctic tundra of the north, and the real bush experience. Anchorage is a growing ARTCC with a need of someone energetic and committed to helping continue the growth that we have experienced.

Job Description:

The Facilities Engineer is responsible for updating and maintaining all ZAN vNAS data.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

 - Leads facilities team to ensure completion of tasks
 - Works with the training team to develop sweatbox training material
 - Keeps up with procedural changes within the FIR and ensures necessary updates are made
 - Maintains and updates all vNAS data
 - Maintains vATIS profiles

Minimum Requirements:

 - Must hold rating of S2 or higher
 - Must have no disciplinary record with VATSIM, VATUSA, or ZAN within the last year.
 - Exceptional written and verbal communication skills as this is a client-facing position.
 - Ability to work well within a team

Desired Qualifications:

 - S3 rating preferred
 - Previous FE or AFE experience
 - Knowledge of Oceanic Procedures
 - Knowledge of ZAN airspace

Application Instructions:

 - Full Name, E-Mail, and VATSIM CID
 - Resume (Real World or VATSIM)
 - Letter of intent explaining "why Anchorage"

Applications must be submitted to ZAN Staff, at [email protected] with the subject "ZAN EC Application Package". This position will remain posted until filled.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an in-depth interview.
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News / [Position Posting] Anchorage ARTCC Training Adminstrator
« Last post by Jordan Rash on February 15, 2024, 11:11:14 PM »
Position Posting: Anchorage ARTCC Training Administrator
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

Anchorage is VATUSA's largest Continental US ARTCC. We have over 2 million square miles of airspace open to explore, with everything from the Pacific Fjords in the southeast, glaciers across the state, arctic tundra of the north, and the real bush experience. Anchorage is a growing ARTCC with a need of someone energetic and committed to helping continue the growth that we have experienced.

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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage Training, inclusive of consulting to understand needs, building project roadmaps, and guiding/managing the org design process in partnership with ARTCC Partners to support ZAN 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 Anchorage is following all VATSIM and VATUSA training directives

Requirements:
- Prior I1 experience
- Oversees the quality of the training program
- Be able to meet all activity requirements as outlined in the ZAN ARTCC Administrative Manual 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 Anchorage 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 "ZAN TA 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 Anchorage 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 / [Position Posting] Anchorage ARTCC Events Coordinator
« Last post by Jordan Rash on February 15, 2024, 11:09:05 PM »
Position Posting: Anchorage ARTCC Events Coordinator
Submission Deadline: Open Until Filled

Anchorage is VATUSA's largest Continental US ARTCC. We have over 2 million square miles of airspace open to explore, with everything from the Pacific Fjords in the southeast, glaciers across the state, arctic tundra of the north, and the real bush experience. Anchorage is a growing ARTCC with a need of someone energetic and committed to helping continue the growth that we have experienced.

Job Description:

The Events Coordinator is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and execution of events at the ARTCC. The Events Coordinator position requires a considerable amount of work.

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Lead the events team to provide support for ZAN Event Operations.
- Identifies and develops events to generate traffic and promote the ARTCC.
- Implements and oversees approved events.
- Work closely with the training department to prepare our members for event positions.
- Coordinates with neighboring FIRs to arrange support for ZAN hosted events and neighboring events.
- Coordinates with VATUSA Command Center for event planning, traffic expectations, event execution, and debrief.
- Develops and distributes marketing materials to promote events and the ARTCC.

Minimum Requirements:

 - Must hold S3 rating, highly qualified S2s may be considered
 - Must have no disciplinary record with VATSIM, VATUSA, or ZAN 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:

 - S3 or higher rating preferred
 - Knowledge of the ZAN 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 ZAN. This event may involve neighboring FIRs.

Applications must be submitted to ZAN Staff, at [email protected] with the subject "ZAN EC Application Package". This position will remain posted until filled.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an in-depth interview.
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News / [Position Posting] Seattle Training Administrator
« Last post by Shi Bucher on February 15, 2024, 09:49:09 PM »


Position: Training Administrator
Location: Seattle ARTCC (ZSE)
Time Commitment: 8 to 10 hours per week+, and required controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Seattle ARTCC Air Traffic Manager
Application Deadline: 8 March 2024

PURPOSE:

The virtual Seattle ARTCC is currently seeking applications for the position of Training Administrator.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

-   Report to Air Traffic Manager and VATUSA Deputy Director - Training Services
-   Manage an effective and efficient training program the meets ARTCC needs
-   Maintain training website and update as necessary
-   Lead and effectively manage a team of mentors and instructors
-   Maintain an online presence in facility Discord and on VATSIM network
-   Attend and participate in monthly staff meetings
-   Develop and maintain training materials for ATCTrainer and Academy
-   Other duties as assigned by the Air Traffic Manager

REQUIREMENTS:

-   Hold a rating of Controller 1 (C1) or higher
-   Active member in good standing on the VATSIM network with no significant disciplinary record
-   Have no history of unprofessional behavior
-   Have a strong knowledge of the United States ATC system, VATSIM ATC system, and FAA JO 7110.65
-   Hold no staff position on any competing networks
-   Be a ZSE home controller at the time of appointment or willing to transfer upon selection

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

-   Instructor 1 (I1) rating
-   Familiarity with the Seattle ARTCC
-   Understanding of the ZSE training program
-   Prior staff experience
-   Prior teaching/education experience

The ideal candidate is highly motivated with a drive for training, works well in a team atmosphere, has unique ideas to bring to the table and holds themselves and others accountable to high performance standards. Candidates should understand the time commitment and responsibility requirements associated with this position. Qualified candidates should expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.

TO APPLY:

Email [email protected] with the subject line “ZSE TA Application Package” and include:

A detailed VATSIM/relevant real-world résumé, cover letter and a mock training scenario for a home controller to progress from S3 to their C1 rating.

The letter of application should summarize the applicant's reasons for wanting to help lead the ZSE ARTCC, compelling evidence to show how the position requirements are met, and how the facility training program 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.

The mock training scenario should include the competencies that should be covered, the type of session, (classroom/sweatbox/live monitoring) and clear expectations with specific training to work on a certain skill (departure rush, sequencing, holding...etc).

Applications will be considered until 5:00 PM PST on 8 March 2024.
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