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News / There's a new ATM in Cleveland!
« on: December 07, 2019, 12:52:23 am »

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!


General Discussion / Re: Hello! New Member just joined
« on: December 04, 2019, 12:03:09 am »
Welcome to the show!

News / Re: VATUSA Has a New Northeastern Region Air Traffic Director
« on: November 16, 2019, 12:40:20 pm »
Thanks Jimmy, Derek, and Tony!

News / Re: VATUSA Has a New Northeastern Region Air Traffic Director
« on: November 12, 2019, 12:48:04 pm »
Thanks everyone for the kind words! I am truly excited to start working in my new role.

See ya on the scopes!

Simple Insanity / Ha
« on: November 07, 2019, 01:41:13 am »
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 ;)

News / Re: Houston Hires Unpaid Intern for DATM Position
« on: November 05, 2019, 04:34:32 pm »
I am sorry to inform you that your pension from your retirement has been cancelled as a result of your recent hiring.  VATUSA can not afford to pay a pension and a separate salary.  However your pension will continue to build with your new role.  Congratulations


News / Honolulu seeks Training Administrator!
« on: October 25, 2019, 12:43:13 am »
Position Posting - HCF Training Administrator


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


- 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 atm[at] (

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

News / Re: Houston Hires Unpaid Intern for DATM Position
« on: October 24, 2019, 10:34:38 am »
Marcus!!!!! Welcome back to the dark side! Hit me up sometime - would love to catch up!!


General Discussion / Re: Holding PTT Switch Down Long Enough
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:27:53 pm »
This is a great piece, Shane! I too (like Antony) used to take little breaks...whether it be I'm going to move my chair, check my texts, etc. while I wait for the readback! It's a new culture - and some of us need slight adjustments!  8) 8)

News / Re: ZMA has a new Events Coordinator!
« on: October 11, 2019, 12:54:35 pm »

News / HCF Seeks Webmaster!
« on: September 27, 2019, 09:06:06 pm »
Position Posting - HCF Webmaster

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.

-   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 and CC

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

The Control Room Floor / Re: LUAW Safety Logic
« on: September 25, 2019, 09:26:55 pm »

I “cheat” for the purposes of the simulation, and for efficiency during events. If controllers are using the vSTARS ASDE-X at equipped fields, I let them use the landing clearances with LUAW rules.

We don’t teach LUAW until major Local Control for this reason.


News / Re: ZAN has a new Air Traffic Manager
« on: September 25, 2019, 01:56:49 pm »
Congrats! If HCF can be of any assistance to you and your staff, please don't hesitate to reach out!


News / Re: New Deputy Air Traffic Manager in Cleveland
« on: September 23, 2019, 01:01:08 pm »

Honolulu (vHCF) / HNL_CTR OTS - 9/21/2019
« on: September 19, 2019, 11:46:57 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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