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Events / [22 Mar 2024 2300-0300z] Northern Crossings VII
« Last post by Jonathan Johnson on February 13, 2024, 01:50:20 PM »

This fan-favorite Friday Night Ops returns for its 7th annual edition! Cleveland, Chicago, and Minneapolis centers again team up to feature their largest and busiest airports. Cruise beneath the northern lights as our best controllers guide you through the unpredictable late winter weather over and around the Great Lakes for an on-time departure and/or arrival to the biggest cities in the upper Midwest!
News / Join the VATUSA Social Media Team! Team Lead & Video Production!
« Last post by Jared West on February 13, 2024, 01:44:37 PM »
The VATUSA Social Media Team is seeking a Team Lead & Video Production specialists!

Currently the SMT is seeking a Team Lead. Responsibilities include overseeing day to day social media posts, acting as a project manager to oversee the Flight Across America project.  This may include:

- Graphic Design
- Video Production
- Script writing
- Video Promotion

We are also seeking individuals with Video Production skills!  The SMT is embarking on a new pilot education focused short video series and we need production engineers to assist with editing, sound production, and to give input on how to create engaging pilot-focused short form videos. 

Desired skills:
- Video Production experience
- Team oriented project experience
- Creating engaging content
- Creating a killer intro for each video

Interested parties are requested to send a short email introduction, including your skill set and where you see yourself benefiting the team to the Deputy Director: Support Services (Jared West) at [email protected].

Thank you!
Events / Re: [2/23/2024] Parkway Power FNO
« Last post by Gia Pham on February 13, 2024, 01:30:11 PM »
Friendly reminders from your local Washington ECs

If you're using the default BWI MSFS scenery, you will notice runway 33L/15R is missing. Please     
 use the freeware MSFS

or latinVFR

Thank you kindly
News / Position Posting: ZJX Training Administrator
« Last post by Matt Bromback on February 13, 2024, 07:52:38 AM »
The Jacksonville ARTCC is currently seeking applicants for the position of Training Administrator.

Duties to include:
Attends all ZJX Staff meetings.
Responsible for overview, development, and implementation of all training programs and materials.
Approving all mentor applications upon completion of the mentor-in-training program.
Nominating and managing all instructors, mentors, and mentors in training.
Serves as acting Air Traffic Manager in the absence of the Air Traffic Manager and the Deputy Air Traffic Manager.
Maintain an active online presence.

Minimum Requirements:
I1 rating or above.
No significant disciplinary record and no history of unprofessional behavior.
Be a home controller at the time of appointment.
Be in good standing on the VATSIM network.

Preferred Skills:
Have previous senior staff experience in a VATSIM ATC facility or current/former Instructor.

Application Information
Applications may be submitted to the Jacksonville ARTCC Air Traffic Manager via email: [email protected]

Application Must Include:
Full Name, Email Address, and VATSIM CID
Cover Letter and Resume
Letter of Reference from Current ATM/Supervisor

Applications should be submitted

What to Expect
Interested candidates should be aware that this position requires a SIGNIFICANT time commitment and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying. All applications will go through an initial evaluation. Candidates who pass this evaluation will be contacted for a comprehensive interview. All candidates will be notified if/when a selection is made.

Any questions about this posting are encouraged and should be directed to the Jacksonville ARTCC Air Traffic Manager via email: [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until February 29th at 2359z.
Events / [02/24/2024] Polar Southbound Flyout
« Last post by Jordan Rash on February 12, 2024, 09:09:15 PM »

Join us on a frosty VATSIM event! start your flight in the snowy tundra of Anchorage and end in the beauty of Vancouver. This cold-weather flight promises beautiful views over frozen landscapes, snow covered mountains, and ATC all along the way.

Route: PANC to CYVR
Date: February 24th 2024
Time: 2000z - 0100z
Events / [5/18/24 2300z-0300z] Share A Coke with Atlanta
« Last post by Meg Bruck on February 12, 2024, 08:30:25 PM »

In May 1886, Dr. John Pemberton brought his perfected soda to Jacobs' Pharmacy in downtown Atlanta and shared the first Coca Cola with a group of 9 people. Since then, he shared about nine drinks per day in the first year of founding the Coca-Cola company. Share a Coke with ZTL, as we celebrate the 138th anniversary of not-Pepsi!

Event Field: KATL
Event Date: Saturday - May 18, 2024
Event Time: 2300z-0300z
News / Position Posting: Salt Lake City ARTCC Events Coordinator
« Last post by Evan McSweeny on February 12, 2024, 04:54:56 PM »
Position Posting: Salt Lake City ARTCC Events Coordinator
Date Posted: February 12, 2024
Submission Deadline: February 25, 2024

The Salt Lake City ARTCC is looking for a motivated individual who possesses a high degree of energy and commitment to serve as the Events Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities:
- Reports to and serves at the pleasure of the ATM and DATM.
- Maintains an online presence within the facility and on the VATSIM network.
- Manages a team of highly qualified individuals as part of the Events Team.
- Functions as an ARTCC junior staff member and attends meetings as necessary.
- Identifies and develops events to generate traffic and promote the ARTCCs.
- Develops and distributes marketing materials to promote ARTCC events.
- Implements and oversees approved events.
- Acts as CIC or TMU during ARTCC events when able, or designates a replacement on their behalf.
- Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to arrange support for local events.
- Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to provide vZLC support.
- Maintains relationships with VAs and coordinates support for VA events.

- Must hold at least an Aerodrome Controller (S2) rating (S3/C1 rating is preferred).
- Must be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing.
- Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be able to work in a team environment and manage a team.

Preferred Skills:
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience (real world or VATSIM applicable).
- Familiarity with Salt Lake City ARTCC policies and procedures.
- Demonstrate the qualities of understanding, patience, restraint, and professionalism.
- Have previous experience working with an event team.

How to Apply:
Please note that this position requires a significant time commitment. Interested applicants must email their application package with the subject title “ZLC EC Application Package” to [email protected] with the following:
- Full name, CID, and email address
- Résumé, including any applicable real-world/VATSIM experience
- Letter of intent explaining “Why Salt Lake and why this position is for you”
- Create an event – include in this event the featured fields, marketing strategy, how you would motivate controllers to sign up, banner, which neighboring facilities are needed for support, etc. Show us what you have.
- Your goals and vision for Salt Lake City ARTCC events.

Applications must be received by 2359z on February 25, 2024. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered and will be discarded.
Events / [07/06/2024] Cross the Americas: Northbound 2024
« Last post by Shane O'Neill on February 12, 2024, 04:40:38 PM »
This event blocks out July 6 from 1400z to July 7 at 0500z.
Events / [07/18/2024 2359z-0400z] WATSS UPDOC? SCT Class D Spree
« Last post by Joshua Daily on February 12, 2024, 01:27:09 PM »
Events / [4/11/24] Masters with ZTL featuring Augusta
« Last post by Meg Bruck on February 11, 2024, 07:43:41 PM »

Since 1934, the Masters Tournament has been home to some of golf’s greatest moments. Welcome to Augusta, and join ZTL as we celebrate the return of the Master's Tournament once again in 2024!

Event Field: KAGS
Event Date: April 11, 2024
Event Time: 23:30z-02:30z (19:30 - 22:30 EDT)
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