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[17 FEB 1700-2200z] Keeping Portland Weird - LIVE

Justin Alderman

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[17 FEB 1700-2200z] Keeping Portland Weird - LIVE
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:44:31 am »



The Controllers at ZSE are hosting a meetup for all VATSIM members (pilots too!) the entire weekend of the 15-17th of February. So we figured we needed to hold at least one official event.

Sunday morning during our last moments together ZSE will staff up KPDX and other airports around KPDX. This will be from 1700-2200Z (9am to 2pm local) Sunday Feb 16th

You can also expect us staffing up the ARTCC throughout the weekend for those looking for a place to start or go from the other official events. 

This is also being done in celebration of the recent release of the Flightbeam KPDX scenery for P3D. TBA, but we hope to arrange for some prizes to be awarded. So now P3D users, alongside their XPlane 11 counterparts, have updated taxiway/runway configurations at KPDX with some more impressive scenery.

Due to traffic and conflicts, we are asking anyone with default scenery of P3D w/o Flightbeam or who are on FSX to look at flying into one of the 3 other airports which we will staff up in this order. KHIO, KUAO, KTTD. This will help avoid many conflicts due to the different scenery and help us disperse traffic. Of course, you'll have to consider a smaller plane, but we are highly encouraging GA traffic including at KPDX, so check out that Atlantic terminal at PDX.

What's even better, ZSE will be operating from the office space of a company owned by one of our members with some awesome technology, including several large 65inch TV's, tri-monitor displays, and more. This should result in a top-notch controlling experience and service to pilots! We will also have a 180-degree tower-view running with P3D and Flightbeam PDX for the Ground and Tower controllers at our live meetup.

If you're a member of another ARTCC or just a pilot and want to attend the meetup itself (longer than the event) in Salem Oregon, you can also check out this link to RSVP: https://zseartcc.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5067  . Controllers from other ARTCC's attending, especially if staffing another event, are absolutely able to do so at this meetup. Like we said, pilots only are welcome too!

OTHER NOTES about KPDX

  • GA Traffic starting at KPDX will need to slew into position on the North GA ramp at KPDX prior to connecting to VATSIM if departing out.
  • Only Q400 aircraft can fit at the Alpha (SE Concourse of the Terminal) gates on the new scenery.
  • Remember that at KPDX you do need clearance to pushback in most situations! If you pushback onto an active taxiway, you need to not only receive the clearance from the ground, but expect to taxi without delay.  Pilots pushing back even on the central concourse should be prepared to immediately taxi to avoid bottlenecks for others.
  • If you're intent on flying in but don't have either Flightbeam KPDX for P3D or XPlane, please be sure to include this in your remarks and have the current airport diagram available to know the taxiway label changes.

We look forward to seeing you there.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2019, 08:37:39 pm by Justin Alderman »
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Matthew Kosmoski

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Re: [17 FEB 1700-2200z] Keeping Portland Weird - LIVE
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2019, 11:30:38 am »
The Controllers at ZSE are hosting a meetup for all VATSIM members (pilots too!)

That's the spirit!  I hope to see more Live events open up to the general membership!  That, with the description of the space, sounds like a really good setup and time to be had.  I wish I didn't already have a commitment that weekend or I'd book a flight!
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Justin Alderman

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Re: [17 FEB 1700-2200z] Keeping Portland Weird - LIVE
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 06:21:55 pm »
Matthew,

Our meetup will also involve a showcase by ZSE Controllers at the Evergreen Aviation Museum (where the Spruce Goose is) for a few hours on Feb 16th. It'll be a great way to introduce VATSIM to non-members as well. We also hope other ARTCC's will announce our meetup to their members who might live in the pacific northwest.
Justin Alderman, Events Coordinator
Seattle ARTCC (ZSE)
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Michael Backes

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Re: [17 FEB 1700-2200z] Keeping Portland Weird - LIVE
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 04:49:09 pm »
so cool. Man, i miss being part of ZSE. One day again...