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ATC Controllers Forum / real world arrival to CYVR
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:29:44 AM »

watch a Premier Jet flight from USA to Vancouver with full ATC along the way


Vancouver (CZVR) / real world arrival to CYVR
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:28:51 AM »

watch a Premier Jet flight from USA to Vancouver with full ATC along the way


ATC Controllers Forum / METEOROLOGY - Decoding a METAR
« on: July 15, 2017, 12:36:18 PM »
Take a look at the You Tube channel below
An excellent video on decoding the METAR
  Note that is is from Spain but all is relevant to North America

C1 rw PPL

General Discussion / Re: Unfair Practices within VATCAN
« on: July 09, 2017, 04:48:27 PM »
Rob has an excellent point!
I can speak to this 100% as former Vatcan 3 and I3
The work that goes on behind the scenes takes an incredible about of time and collaboration with other members of the
Vatcan team.
The biggest criticism is one more or cooperation rather than even communications. It is very disheartening to spend the time and effort on a project, have a general TS meeting, have every on collectively nod their heads, hang up on TS and all go back to do what "THEY" want to do, not what is for the good of Vatcan/Vatsim
We wonder why all the FIR's positions are not light up across the country, but listen the the pilots who make up the other side of the mic. They are flying elsewhere because of the lack of consistency in the FIR's ATC activity but more over, the quality of the ATC.
Lets get our acts together, or the future of this "Gaming" outlet is questionable, there is just to much competition out ther.
If I may also make a suggestion, Graham.

While it is inappropriate to name those who were not selected for a position, I think it is important to thank the applicants.

In the interest of transparency, I think the number of applicants for a position should be mentioned when the appointment is announced, just to show how much interest there was (or was not) in a given position.

It has been a frequent issue that these 'appointments' are the result of only a single candidate applying, as it is challenging to find enough dedicated individuals to fulfil all the positions on VATCAN. Often the selection committee is hamstrung by the fact that only one person applies. Ergo, the one person is offered the job.

For those who believe that there is some kind of special reward for being named a VATCAN staff member, believe me, there is not. It is more work than anyone ever recognizes (unless they've held the position), with no reward other than the satisfaction of helping propel this organization forward. Those who volunteer for these positions are just that, volunteers. They receive no reward, monetary or otherwise. They do it to make VATCAN a better place.

And just because someone is not selected for a position does not mean they cannot volunteer to assist the person appointed. Many times there are other 'helpers' behind the scenes who help organize events, organize training, maintain our web servers, etc. So please, if you have ideas to help, please contact the relevant staff member. They will be grateful for the help.


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