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Boston (vZBW) / FlyTampa Boston v4!
« on: February 23, 2018, 08:30:03 pm »
FlyTampa Boston v4 will be released this weekend according to FlyTampa's latest Facebook post!

Read it and see screenshots here!

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News / Boston's New EC!
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:01:39 pm »
I am excited to announce that Krikor Hajian (HI) has been appointed to the position of Events Coordinator at Boston Virtual ARTCC. Krikor has been an ATC Mentor for quite some time and has contributed to the ARTCC in many other ways, including but not limited to his help with facility files. He is always willing to lend a hand and help out in any way possible. He is, without a doubt, an extremely positive influence on the community as a whole and a perfect fit for the position.

Please join me in congratulating him!

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News / Boston's Newest DATM
« on: April 24, 2017, 01:54:41 pm »
I'm excited to announce that Clif Whitten (WN) has been selected to take over the position of Deputy Air Traffic Manager at Boston Virtual ARTCC. Clif was most recently the Events Coordinator for the ARTCC and will remain as an ATC Mentor, therefore, his knowledge of our programs and system along with his abilities as a controller make him the perfect fit for this position. We all look forward to seeing him excel!

Please join me in congratulating WN and thanking Matt Miller (MR) for his years of dedication and service to our ARTCC.

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Boston (vZBW) / Boston Virtual ARTCC Suggested Runways
« on: November 28, 2016, 09:30:43 pm »
Flying into or out of Boston Logan Intl when Air Traffic Control is offline? Check out our Boston Suggested Runways utility on our website for a more realistic experience.

The utility displays the current suggested runways for Boston Logan Airport (KBOS), which are determined based on the current airport METAR. Note that the information on the page is intended for use only when air traffic control is not available. Additionally, pilots are in no way required to use the runway configuration displayed on the page.

If a controller is actively covering Boston, pilots should listen to the ATIS on the network for runway configuration information, as it may differ from the page.

Enjoy!

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Boston (vZBW) / Boston Virtual ARTCC Letter to Airmen (LTA)
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:48:21 am »
Boston Virtual ARTCC has developed a Letter to Airmen (LTA) to provide guidance for both member and non-member pilots who are flying within Boston's (ZBW) airspace on VATSIM. We strongly recommend all pilots review the document prior to flying in our airspace for the first time.

The LTA covers important information about having the most recent/updated scenery, some general recommendations about flying online, and several procedures specific to our airspace, particularly operations at KBOS.

Please visit www.bvartcc.com/LTA to download the latest copy of the LTA.

You may also consult the Pilot References section of our website for other useful tools when planning/conducting a flight.

As always, let us know if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions.

Regards,

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Boston (vZBW) / Boston Virtual ARTCC ATC Timetable
« on: February 11, 2016, 05:31:44 pm »
Interested in flying within ZBWs airspace but unsure of when Air Traffic Control will be online? Be sure to check our ATC Timetable to find when controllers are scheduled to be online.

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News / ZBW Seeking a Webmaster
« on: January 24, 2016, 06:31:06 pm »
Our ARTCC is in a unique scenario at the moment in that we have a patchwork of a few different systems (archived website, bvartcc.com website, and these forums) that currently aren't interconnected. We also don't currently have a member of the staff with the availability or technical expertise to create a unifying website that will either bring all of those elements together, or create a new interconnected website and forums that meet our needs.

We are exploring two possibilities, the first being finding a Webmaster who has the availability and commitment to build us a new website. The website would need to be CMS-based with several custom applications including training/roster administration, PRP ratings, events sign-up, and an integrated VATSIM SSO sign-in system. A second option would be finding and paying a professional web developer to create a website for us, in which case the role of a new Webmaster would be to oversee the contract and development of this website, and to know enough about it to maintain the website moving forward.

Potential applicants for the webmaster role should clearly identify in their application which of the two options above they are intending to pursue if selected to the position.

Boston Virtual ARTCC is one of the only integrated ATC and pilot communities on the VATSIM network. As a result, we have one of the busiest, realistic, and professional on-frequency experiences available. Controllers in our ARTCC have the benefit of talking primarily to member pilots who know the airspace, train through the Pilot Ratings Program, and are available in TeamSpeak to help others. A webmaster will join our experienced Administration Team and will also have the ability to join our ATC roster through an abbreviated process skipping the majority of the requirements for regular visitors or transfers (if that is of interest and if the candidate is already a controller with another facility).

The official position posting is listed below. The posting will remain open until a candidate is selected.

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Position Posting - Webmaster

Purpose
Boston Virtual ARTCC (BVA) is currently seeking a Data Services Manager / Webmaster who will provide effective management and leadership of the ARTCCs data services, including but not limited to web content and delivery, web services, email systems, and data storage systems.

Key Accountabilities
•   Report to BVA Air Traffic Manager
•   Manages and oversees the ARTCCs data services including web content and delivery, web services, email systems, data storage systems, etc.
•   Must respond quickly to web site and data systems needs
•   Develops and implements policies and procedures for operation and maintenance of the ARTCC web and data systems
•   Maintain a high online presence
•   Other duties as assigned by ATM/DATM/TA
•   Functions as an Administrator attends bi-monthly meetings
•   Functions as a staff member and attends periodic meetings as necessary

Requirements
•   Must be an active member of the network in good standing with a clean history and no previous incidence of misuse of technology (hacking, cracking, etc.)
•   Capable of working well in 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 with PHP/MySQL in a production environment, Commercial/Enterprise class experience
•   AJAX/Javascript
•   RSS/XML and DOM
•   Familiarity with APIs for other applications (Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
•   Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience

How to Apply
Applicant must provide a letter of application, a resume, and a letter of recommendation.  The letter of application should summarize the applicant's reasons for wanting to join the Administration Team, compelling evidence to show how the position requirements are met, how the function will thrive under the applicant's leadership, and why the applicant desires to hold a position as a part of BVAs Administration Team. Please also include your name, CID, current ARTCC, current rating, and any prior experience.

Applications should be submitted to Camden Bruno, Air Traffic Manager (atm@bvartcc.com). This is an ongoing posting with no immediate closing date. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Events / [20 November 2015 2359-0400z)] - FNO: Chowdah Run
« on: November 04, 2015, 08:57:33 am »


As thanksgiving approaches, many find themselves running to gather last minute cooking supplies, food, and more. Here in the northeast, people will be flocking to the nearest grocery store to stock up on what they need for the holiday. One common necessity in New England being Clam Chowder. If you're looking to make this Thanksgiving a good one, be sure to join us for a 'Chowdah Run' between Boston (BOS) and the Cape Islands (ACK & MVY). Whether you're hopping aboard an airline flight or making a fun little jaunt in your Cessna from point A to point B, join us for a great night in ZBW airspace from 2359-0400z on November 20th.

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General Discussion / Website Drop-Down Problems
« on: October 13, 2015, 09:08:32 am »
Not sure if its just me, but I tried 3 different browsers and even tried my phone and I still can't get the dropdowns to work under "My VATUSA" on the website. I'm attempting to assign an exam for a student but am unable to do so because I can't get the dropdown to work. This has been happening more and more often for me recently.

Thanks,

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Events / A New Beginning - Boston Virtual ARTCC
« on: July 27, 2015, 09:07:28 pm »


VATSIM’s Boston ARTCC and Boston Virtual ATC are coming together to form one organization of pilots and air traffic controllers called Boston Virtual ARTCC. Together, the two organizations will be able to provide the best integrated pilot and air traffic control community online. By combining the airline traffic common on VATSIM with the general aviation-focused traffic on Boston Virtual ATC, the new community offers the most realistic mix of traffic in a routinely busy environment. The increase in general aviation and internal ZBW traffic, including from Cape Air Virtual, gives controllers new opportunities to practice their craft. Controllers are training and working together to manage what will become one of the busiest airspaces on VATSIM. Meanwhile, the combined ATC training staff will be larger, allowing controllers to benefit from more training opportunities and staff who have a multitude of experiences on various networks.

Please join us in celebrating this extraordinary merger as we host our first major event as one community. ZBW will be lit up and staffed more than it ever has been before. All types of traffic are welcome across the area and the entire ARTCC, be it your local flying club doing some VFR, your VA operating scheduled flights, or just a fun little jaunt in your Cessna from point A to point B, we'll be turning up the heat for our controllers and shooting for a busy Sunday night.

We hope to see you there!

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Events / FlightSimCon 2015
« on: June 03, 2015, 10:49:51 pm »


We are only 10 days out from FlightSimCon 2015! VATSIM will be represented by multiple sub-divisions of the organization, including Virtual Boston and New York ARTCCs. We will have two separate booths (side by side) demonstrating both sides of the network (both pilot and ATC). Our VATSIM-specific controlling software, pilot clients, and much more will be on display. Additionally, students, senior controllers, and staff will all be there to answer your questions and show you what VATSIM is all about.

Be advised that, as you would imagine, to properly demonstrate the software, we have to be online controlling! With that said, both Virtual Boston and New York ARTCCs will be staffed throughout the weekend virtually the entire time we are at FlightSimCon 2015. This acts as a major hint to all of you pilots that are looking for some quality, professional ATC over the weekend. Disclaimer: This is not an official VATSIM event and we cannot guarantee ATC throughout the entire weekend, so please don't be upset if you get on and we aren't online. What I can guarantee is that we will be online a very good amount of the weekend and you will be able to catch us at some point I'm sure.

Speaking of flying during FlightSimCon, Canadian Xpress Virtual is hosting a fly-in at 1530z on the first day of the event (June 13th). They are inviting any and all pilots to join as they fly into KBDL to simulate flying to FlightSimCon! Please feel free to join in on the fun (banner below).



Well, I believe that covers it all folks. All other information can be found on the FlightSimCon website. Last but certainly not least, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates, pictures, news, and more. We certainly hope you enjoy the event both online and in person. Hope to see you there!

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Events / Boston Tea Party 2015
« on: May 18, 2015, 04:40:03 pm »


The 16th Annual Boston Tea Party is coming! On Saturday, August 8th, Boston's finest controllers will gather on the campus of Daniel Webster College in Nashua, NH for the 16th consecutive year as we present our own Boston Tea Party! ZBW airspace will be fully staffed for our premier event and we will have some fantastic prizes lined up as well. Not only will Boston Logan staffed to the hilt, but we also plan to staff many of our smaller airports, such as Hartford-Bradley, Providence, Albany, and the variety of airports on the Cape. All airports in the ZBW airspace will have at least center coverage. During Tea Party, you'll be able to share the fun with many pilots. Last year, virtual Boston had more traffic than real Boston did during the same timespan, and numbers were comparable at Bradley International. Where ever you choose to fly during Tea Party rest assured you will not be alone.


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Events / Bradley Bash 2015
« on: May 11, 2015, 09:36:56 am »


Join the controllers and frequent pilots of the Boston ARTCC for an evening in Connecticut. The focus is on the Y90 Bradley TRACON area, including KORH, KHFD, KCEF, and, of course, KBDL. We'll be staffing up the facility from 2300 - 0400Z. All types of traffic are welcome across the area and the entire ARTCC, be it your local flying club doing some VFR, your VA operating scheduled flights, or just a fun little jaunt in your Cessna from point A to point B, we'll be turning up the heat for our controllers and shooting for a busy Saturday night. Any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions can be directed to events[at]bostonartcc.net. We hope to see you there!

P.S. Somebody decided to lock and close my previous topic, so I had to create this new one...

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Events / Bradley Bash 2015
« on: January 30, 2015, 06:26:33 pm »
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Join the controllers and frequent pilots of the Boston ARTCC for an evening in Connecticut. The focus is on the Y90 Bradley TRACON area, including KORH, KHFD, KCEF, and, of course, KBDL. We'll be staffing up the facility from 2300 - 0400Z. All types of traffic are welcome across the area and the entire ARTCC, be it your local flying club doing some VFR, your VA operating scheduled flights, or just a fun little jaunt in your Cessna from point A to point B, we'll be turning up the heat for our controllers and shooting for a busy Saturday night. Any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions can be directed to events[at]bostonartcc.net. We hope to see you there!

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Events / NCAA Frozen Four
« on: January 30, 2015, 05:26:13 pm »
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The 2015 Men's Frozen Four is coming to the TD Garden in Boston. The controllers at ZBW are preparing for a rush of expected traffic. Between the hours of 2300-0400z on April 10th, Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS) will be fully staffed and our controllers will be providing extremely realistic Air Traffic Control services. Come join us as we staff up the busiest airport in New England, where excellence is routine.

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