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Winnipeg (CZWG) / Resignation: Luke Wightman (ZWG4)
« on: August 02, 2020, 02:08:18 AM »


As some may have noticed, last night’s Highway 16 Connection was Luke Wightman’s final event in the role of the Winnipeg Events Coordinator. As he continues his growth on VATSIM and working with Virtual Air Canada, he has made the always difficult decision to step back from his staff position here in the FIR.

Please join the Winnipeg FIR Staff, Controllers and Students as we thank Luke for his all his time and hard work done while in this role!

Winnipeg (CZWG) / AIRAC 2008 Update - New Names in Familiar Places
« on: July 16, 2020, 04:47:39 PM »

It's time for changes in Winnipeg, as we say so long to a few familiar SIDs, and hello to some new names.

Say goodbye to the ULDOL1, as it's now being replaced by the KARIS1, designed for jet aircraft ONLY. Say hello to the WLLYE1 (Walleye). Essentially, the WLLYE1 replaces the YWG1 departure for 36 - as it's for non-jets ONLY.

Speaking of the YWG1, that's now the YWG2, as it now removes the use of Runway 36 on the SID (as the aforementioned new WLLYE1 took over the need for that.) The GRZLY1 is now the GRZLY2 as well, which is only due to a climb gradient being added.

Finally, goodbye VOGIG1, hello VISUN1 (which, is pronounced "vy-son") departure. This is simply a re-naming of the SID, for what we can notice. This is, as the VOGIG was, for jet aircraft ONLY.

As always, we encourage pilots and controllers to check out the updates to the charts by reading them! If anyone has any questions, this is the forum post to ask on.

News / CERTIFIED: Michael Ignagni (S3)
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:18:43 PM »


It's a pass for Michael on his S3! Please join us all in congratulating him on the achievement.

News / CERTIFIED: Jamie Harding (S2)
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:32:55 PM »

It's a pass for Jamie! Please join the Winnipeg FIR in congratulating him on earning his S2 rating.

Winnipeg (CZWG) / Winnipeg FIR Webmaster Announced
« on: May 22, 2020, 03:37:30 PM »

Please join the rest of the Winnipeg FIR Staff in welcome James White as Winnipeg’s new Webmaster (ZWG6)!

James already has a wealth of experience in web design, and you can be sure to expect upgrades to the Winnipeg website in the future.

Congrats, James!

News / CERTIFIED: Dario Marnika (C1)
« on: May 20, 2020, 09:52:48 PM »

A big congratulations to Dario for passing his C1 OTS exam with flying colours!

Enjoy the new rating  :)

Winnipeg (CZWG) / New I1, New Staff Member
« on: May 17, 2020, 06:02:41 PM »

A few updates to share today…

Congratulations to Dario Marnika for being appointed as our Facility Engineer!

Dario brings a lot to the table with previous staff experience as a part of the VATSIM Membership Department and helped out with the current sector file release.

Dario has also played a role in the push to release our brand new sector file by creating ground screens and helping with sectorization.

As well – please join the Winnipeg FIR in congratulating Deputy FIR Chief Kolby Dunning on receiving his Instructor (I1) Rating.

Winnipeg (CZWG) / New Winnipeg FIR URL
« on: May 12, 2020, 02:09:14 PM »

We've got a new URL! Visit us at

News / VACANCY: Winnipeg FIR Webmaster
« on: May 10, 2020, 08:45:43 PM »

POSITION VACANCY: Winnipeg FIR Webmaster

If you have experience with the web, Winnipeg may be looking for someone like you!

The Winnipeg FIR is currently seeking a webmaster. This job will mainly involve regular maintenance of the Winnipeg FIR website, as well as making upgrades when necessary. See further below for more details.

POSITION: Winnipeg FIR Webmaster

REPORTS TO: Winnipeg FIR Chief & Deputy FIR Chief

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Managing the Winnipeg FIR's Web Services, as well as (but not limited to) the following:

- Implementing a new back and front-end structure for the Winnipeg website
- Maintaining an online presence on the network and in the Winnipeg Discord, VATCAN TeamSpeak and forum
- Developing, managing and overseeing the Winnipeg Discord, website and data services
- Responding quickly to website and data system needs
- Developing and implementing policies and procedures for operation and maintenance of the FIR web and data systems.
- Frequently checking and responding to emails in a timely matter
- Selecting assistants as required
- Other duties as assigned by the FIR Chief, Deputy FIR Chief or Chief Instructor

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The successful applicant should meet the following minimum standards:

- Be an active member of the network in good standing
- Be a member of Winnipeg, or willing to transfer upon selection
- Hold an S2 rating or higher
- Must be proficient with but not limited to; PHP, HTML, MySQL, CSS, etc.
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Able to attend an interview


- Possession of a high degree of commitment and motivation
- Familiarity with APIs for other applications (Google, Twitter, etc.)
- Leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience

Applications should be submitted to the Winnipeg FIR Chief, n.power[at] Please include the following in your application:

Name, email address and CID
Examples of previous work (ex. GitHub)
Summary of previous experience with PHP, MySQL, or other related projects
Examples of any leadership, managerial, or supervisory experience (if applicable)

All applications will go through an initial evaluation between the FIR Chief and Deputy FIR Chief. Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. All candidates will be notified if/when a selection is made.

This position will remain open until the right candidate is found!

Winnipeg (CZWG) / ALIAS & PDC Training Available
« on: May 04, 2020, 04:21:57 PM »

The Winnipeg FIR is pleased to announce new training available on the CZWG website for all students and controllers.

This short course will teach everyone how to use Winnipeg’s ALIAS files, as well as how to use the Pre-Departure Clearances included in that file.

Everyone can complete this course by logging into The course should only take a few minutes and is VERY good knowledge to have if you don’t have it already.

News / CERTIFIED: James White (S3)
« on: April 10, 2020, 09:05:18 PM »

Another S3 in Winnipeg – please join the FIR in congratulating James White in passing his S3 OTS this evening!

Winnipeg (CZWG) / Dario Marnika - Mentor Appointment
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:01:48 PM »

Please join the Winnipeg FIR in congratulating Dario Marnika on becoming a Mentor, and welcome him into his new role within the FIR!

News / CERTIFIED: Dario Marnika (S3)
« on: April 01, 2020, 08:44:09 PM »

Please join the Winnipeg FIR staff team in congratulating Dario Marnika on obtaining his S3 rating!

Winnipeg (CZWG) / Winnipeg Chief Instructor Appointed
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:06:53 AM »

Please join the Winnipeg FIR Staff in welcoming Ethan Mason as the Winnipeg FIR's new Chief Instructor.

Ethan has plenty of instructing experience up his sleeve - including with the FIR in the past.

Congratulations, Ethan!

Winnipeg (CZWG) / New ZYZ-ZWG LOA Signed
« on: March 15, 2020, 10:55:18 PM »

Controllers, take note!

The Winnipeg (ZWG) and Toronto (ZYZ) FIRs have created a Letter of Agreement. This agreement now defines details for arriving aircraft into Thunder Bay (CYQT), as well as information for handoffs for radar positions.

If you’re a controller in the Winnipeg FIR, please take a moment to review this new LOA by reading it on the ZWG Website.

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