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Events / Atlantic Route Madness
« on: June 19, 2021, 04:51:40 pm »
Join the Washington (ZDC), Jacksonville (ZJX), and Miami (ZMA) ARTCCs for a once-in a blue moon Friday the 13th FNO where we staff up key airports in the mid-Atlantic network to bring you a night of fun! Further details to be released closer to the event date!

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Events / 4th of July Preparty
« on: February 24, 2021, 10:14:02 am »


It's that time of the year again, where Jared brings the brisket, Ray brings the beer, and Dylan brings the excitement! Join the ZDC ARTCC as we staff up PCT for our annual 4th of July Preparty! We will be staffing up Baltimore (KBWI), Washington (KDCA), and Washington-Dulles (KIAD) from 2300z - 0300z on 7/3/2021! What better place to celebrate our independence than in our great nations capital?!

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Events / The Virginia Showdown
« on: February 17, 2021, 08:53:21 am »

Join the Washington DC ARTCC on 4/18/2021 from 2000z - 0000z as we staff up KORF, KRIC, & KCHO for the first ever Virginia Showdown! Which airport will come out on top? You'll never know if you don't join in on the fun!

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Events / Washington's Class D Shenanigans
« on: January 23, 2021, 11:40:44 am »

It's time for some fun shenanigans within a few of DC's core class Delta airports! Bring out the corporate jets, turbo-props, and other types to enjoy a great afternoon of fully staffed satellite airports! We'll be staffing KHEF (Manassas), KMTN (Martin State), KMRB (Martinsburg), and KFDK (Frederick) from 1900z-2300z (2pm - 6pm Eastern).

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Events / ZDC Presents: Cherry Blossom Fly In
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:44:38 am »


Join ZDC for our annual tradition of welcoming the Cherry Blossom's back! There is NO better way to welcome back the beautiful scenery! Fly into KBWI (Baltimore), KIAD (Dulles) or KDCA (Washington) to take full advantage of DC's best ATC! We hope to see you there! 2100z - 0100z.

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Virtual Airlines / Fly High Virtual | Now Departing!
« on: November 15, 2020, 11:54:52 pm »
Fellow Enthusiasts,

Fly High Virtual is a new Virtual Airline that was made FOR enthusiasts, by enthusiasts! We offer an exclusive user experience with our unique, in-depth, and interactive pilot center; guaranteed pilot satisfaction with over 70,000 routes flown by an extensive fleet thats operated by more than 20 US Airlines (AAL,AAY,ASA,ASH,ASQ,AWI,DAL,EDV,ENY,GJS,JBU,JIA,NKS,PDT,QXE,RPA,SKW,SWA,UAL,UCA) with more international and cargo operators on the way!

Our mission is simple: To create a culture that is inclusive to all skill-levels within our community while offering an easy, unique, and in-depth virtual flying experience. With an impressive 10+ years in the hobby, our staff team ensures that your experience flying with Fly High Virtual is a smooth one.

We plan to become an official VATSIM ATO with our unique curriculum to be created by a diverse team with real world flying/controlling experience, and over 10+ years of combined VATSIM flying and controlling knowledge.

We use the smartCARS2 ACARS as our Flight Tracking software compatible with X-Plane, P3D, FSX & more!

Ready to start (or improve) your virtual flying career? Join Fly high Virtual today!

www.flyhighva.net

Regards,

Fly High Virtual Executive Committee

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News / There's a new ATM in Chicago!
« on: June 16, 2020, 08:50:04 pm »
All,

First, I'd like to thank Matthew Campbell for his time as ATM in Chicago for the last 1.5 years. Thank you Matt!

Next, I'd like to introduce Dristin Rose as ZAUs newest ATM. Dristin comes with a wealth of VATSIM and real world experience that I'm confident prepared him well for this opportunity! Congratulations, Dristin and welcome back to the team!

Best,

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News / Position Posting: Chicago ATM
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:10:52 pm »
VATUSA Position Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Chicago ARTCC (ZAU)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required monthly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Northeast Region Air Traffic Director (ATD)
Application Deadline: Closes June 6th, 2020 23:59z

VATUSA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Air Traffic Manager at the Chicago ARTCC.  This position is not an entry-level position and will require significant time commitments to effectively perform the duties of Air Traffic Manager.

Duties of the ATM:

- Reports to the Northeast Region Air Traffic Director and directs the operations and management of the assigned facility
- Must maintain an online presence on the VATSIM network
- Maintains facility website and TeamSpeak and/or Discord
- Drafts facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents; seeks ATD approval for the same
- Ensures facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents are readily available for viewing/download
- Functions as VATUSA staff member and attends meetings as necessary to discuss and stay current with region and division issues, policies, and initiatives
- Manages and defines the duties of facility staff; submits selection of Deputy ATM and Webmaster to the ATD for final approval; submits selection of Training Administrator to the ATD and Training Director for final approval
- Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers; may establish a staff of "Mentors" to assist with training
- Works with or delegates a liaison to work with region/division-level Event Coordinators on events as necessary
- Addresses disciplinary situations with the ATD when appropriate

Minimum Requirements:

- Possess a high degree of energy and commitment appropriate to the requirements of the position
- Must have at least a Controller (C1) rating
- Must be an active member of the network in good standing
- Must be able to work in a team environment and function as a team member
- Have no significant disciplinary record, no history of unprofessional behavior

Highly Desired Skills:

- Demonstrates qualities of understanding, patience, and maturity.
- Understands the role of the facility and facility staff within the Northeast Region, VATUSA, and VATNA
- Understands the position requires CONSIDERABLE commitment of time
- Prior facility Senior Staff experience
- Prior or current Instructor or Mentor experience
- Experience effectively managing others through good leadership practices
- Real world management experience

Only those candidates who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should apply.  Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.  All qualified candidates will be reviewed and considered.

Applications should include:

- Name, active email address, and VATSIM ID
- Resume (including any applicable real-world management experience).
- Letter of Intent / Cover-letter.

To Apply:
Submit the required information above to [email protected] no later than June 6th, 2020 23:59z.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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News / New ATM in ZOB!!
« on: February 26, 2020, 09:56:59 pm »
All,

Please join me in congratulating Nick Lascko on being appointed to the Air Traffic Manager role in Cleveland. Nick has been instrumental in ZOBs continued success and look forward to working with him in his new role!

Congratulations!

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News / Position Posting: Cleveland ARTCC ATM
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:27:00 am »
VATUSA Position Vacancy Announcement

Position: Air Traffic Manager
Location: Cleveland ARTCC (ZOB)
Time Commitment: 4 to 8 hours per week+, and required monthly controller hours to maintain facility membership
Supervisor: Northeast Region Air Traffic Director (ATD)
Application Deadline: Closes February 2nd, 2020 23:59z

VATUSA is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Air Traffic Manager at the Cleveland ARTCC.  This position is not an entry-level position and will require significant time commitments to effectively perform the duties of Air Traffic Manager.

Duties of the ATM:

- Reports to the Northeast Region Air Traffic Director and directs the operations and management of the assigned facility
- Must maintain an online presence on the VATSIM network
- Maintains facility website and TeamSpeak/Discord
- Drafts facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents; seeks ATD approval for the same
- Ensures facility SOPs, LOAs and other appropriate documents are readily available for viewing/download
- Functions as VATUSA staff member and attends meetings as necessary to discuss and stay current with region and division issues, policies, and initiatives
- Manages and defines the duties of facility staff; submits selection of Deputy ATM and Webmaster to the ATD for final approval; submits selection of Training Administrator to the ATD and Training Director for final approval
- Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers; may establish a staff of "Mentors" to assist with training
- Works with or delegates a liaison to work with region/division-level Event Coordinators on events as necessary
- Addresses disciplinary situations with the ATD when appropriate

Minimum Requirements:

- Possess a high degree of energy and commitment appropriate to the requirements of the position
- Must have at least a Controller (C1) rating
- Must be an active member of the network in good standing
- Must be able to work in a team environment and function as a team member
- Have no significant disciplinary record, no history of unprofessional behavior

Highly Desired Skills:

- Demonstrates qualities of understanding, patience, and maturity.
- Understands the role of the facility and facility staff within the Northeast Region, VATUSA, and VATNA
- Understands the position requires CONSIDERABLE commitment of time
- Prior facility Senior Staff experience
- Prior or current Instructor or Mentor experience
- Experience effectively managing others through good leadership practices
- Real world management experience

Only those candidates who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should apply.  Candidates can expect an initial evaluation of their application after which they may be contacted for a comprehensive interview.  All qualified candidates will be reviewed and considered.  Qualified candidates currently assigned to ZOB will be given special consideration.

Applications should include:

- Name, active email address, and CID
- Resume (including any applicable real-world management experience).
- Letter of Intent / Cover-letter.

To Apply:
Submit the required information above to [email protected] no later than February 2nd, 2020 23:59z.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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News / There's a new ATM in Cleveland!
« on: December 06, 2019, 10:52:23 pm »
All,

Please join me in congratulating Andrew Sterling for being selected as ZOB's next Air Traffic Manager. Andrew brings  with him previous experience as ZJX EC, TA and DATM. Most recently, he has served as VATUSA5. Congratulations Andrew and I look forward to working with you in your new role!

Best,

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Simple Insanity / Ha
« on: November 06, 2019, 11:41:13 pm »
So - Quick backstory -

WAYYYY back when FSX was in its prime - my friends and I would mess around on gamespy (RIP)...and came across this video.

So, just going to leave it here ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UieFk6yq74w

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News / Honolulu seeks Training Administrator!
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:43:13 pm »
Position Posting - HCF Training Administrator

Purpose

The Honolulu Control Facility (HCF) is seeking a qualified, professional and motivated individual to fulfill the role of Training Administrator (TA) to develop and maintain the HCF training department and be the mediator between the CF and VATUSA regarding the hiring of Instructors and VATSIM GRP Training compliance.

Key Responsibilities

- Oversees, develops and Manages the HCF training program.
- Reports to the HCF Air Traffic Manager (ATM) and VATUSA Training Director (VATUSA3).
- Hires effective Instructors (I1) and Mentors as needed for HCF requirements.
- Develops scenario files using Situation Editor for usage in Tower Trainer.
- Administer Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) Examinations on Sweatbox or the live VATSIM network.
- Train and evaluate members of varying skill levels and controller rating.
- Maintains controller and student quality by adhereing to local standards and VATSIM GRP.
- Develop HCF training policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by the HCF ATM or DATM, or VATUSA3

Requirements

- Hold at least a C1 rating for at least 3 months.
- Have held a rating of I1 for at least 30 days at any given time before hiring date.
- Have previous training experience.
- Have no history of disciplinary or unprofessional conduct in the last 12 months.
- Be capable of working well in a team-oriented environment.
- Have a strong knowledge of the United States Airspace and Air Traffic Control systems.
- Must be familiar with the FAA JO 7110.65
- Understanding of the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy and how it applies to the development of a training program.
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Have the ability to create professional looking documents using Word or similar software.

Preferred Skills

- Supervisory, training, or management experience in the virtual or real world.
- Previous or current ARTCC Senior Staff experience.
- Instructor or Mentor experience within VATSIM.
- Knowledge of Aircraft Situation Editor and TWRTrainer; will train if never utilized.
- High Engagement with teaching and helping others develop relevant skills through their virtual ATC career.

Interested candidates should be aware that this is not an entry-level position and not for the inexperienced. The workload is considerable (4+ hours a week, in addition to facility activity requirements) and should not be taken lightly. Only those who understand the requirements and can make the appropriate commitment should consider applying.

Candidates can expect the following hiring process:

1. An initial evaluation of their application (ATM)
2. Comprehensive interview (ATM)
3. VATUSA Review
4. Selection of Candidate


Applications should include:

- Full Name, Active Email, and VATSIM CID
- Resume
- Cover Letter and/or Letter of Intent (Include your vision for the HCF Training department)

Candidates should email their application package to [email protected] AND [email protected]

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Good Luck!

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News / HCF Seeks Webmaster!
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:06:06 pm »
Position Posting - HCF Webmaster

Purpose
The Honolulu Control Facility (HCF)  is currently seeking a Webmaster who will provide effective management and leadership our facilities data services, including but not limited to web content development and delivery, web services, email systems.

Key Responsibilities:
-   Report to HCF Air Traffic Manager and Deputy Air Traffic Manager
-   Develops, Manages and oversees HCF Teamspeak, HCF Discord, Web Services, IAPs, E-mail and Voice Server, etc;
-   Must respond reasonably and quickly to web site and data systems needs
-   Develops and implements policies and procedures for operation and maintenance of the ARTCC new web and data systems
-   Other duties as assigned by ATM/DATM.
-   Select an assistant as needed.
-   Functions as an Administrator and staff member to attend meetings are needed.


Requirements
-   Must be an active member of the VATSIM network in good standing with a with no history of unethical practices or misuse of technology.
-   An active member of HCF or willing to transfer to HCF if selected;
-   Capable of working well in a team-oriented environment
-   Must be proficient with modern web programming languages and techniques, including PHP Object Oriented Programming, HTML, PHP/MySQL, CSS
-   Must have excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills
-   Demonstrated custom web programming skills and expertise.
-   AJAX/Javascript
-   RSS/XML and DOM
-   Familiarity with APIs for other applications (Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
-   Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience
-   C1 Controller (not required)

How to Apply
Candidates can expect a 4-stage interview and hiring process:

1. An initial evaluation of their application
2. Comprehensive interview
3. Review
4. Selection of Candidate

Candidates will be contacted after each stage and advised of the next step.

Applications should include:

- Full Name, Active Email, and VATSIM CID
- Resume
- Cover Letter detailing your experience and any other relevant information you would like to provide

 Candidates from outside HCF must submit a Letter of Recommendation from
 a Senior Staff Member (ATM/DATM/TA) at their current facility.

Candidates may optionally include an extensive letter of intent that outlines in detail their plans and vision for HCF in this position.

Candidates should email their application package to [email protected] and CC [email protected]

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  Good luck!

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Honolulu (vHCF) / HNL_CTR OTS - 9/21/2019
« on: September 19, 2019, 09:46:57 pm »
Come fly in paradise and help Jimmy Chen earn his C1 rating! The OTS will start at 2pm eastern time and run until 4pm eastern time. Come fly your big jumbos to the small Cessna's. If it flies, bring it along! All traffic welcome!!!! Make Jimmy sweat to know what it is really like to be a C1 rated controller!

Thank you - and hope to see you there!

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