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News / VATCAN 7 Appointment.
« on: November 25, 2019, 02:33:30 PM »
Hi All

I am please today to announce the appointment of Jordan Jolenaar to the role of VATCAN Web Development Director.

I would also like to announce the appointment of Ian Cowan to the role of Deputy VATCAN Web Development Director.

Please join me in welcoming these gentlemen to their roles!  They both bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the role and I am sure we will be seeing some positive changes to our web presence in the very near future!

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General Discussion / VATCAN CTP
« on: October 26, 2019, 08:45:45 PM »
Hi All

Just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who controlled (and flew) in the CTP event today.

We had a wealth of controllers in Moncton FIR, Gander Oceanic, Montreal FIR and Toronto FIR and I am sure others I may have missed.

Thank you all for your efforts.  It was a largely uneventful event that was enjoyed by all thanks to your efforts!


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News / Congratulations to Justin Bailey for Achieving his C1
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:05:57 PM »
Hi All

After a gruelling 2 hour OTS in TOR_CTR, I am happy to announce Justin Bailey has achieved his C1.

In one of the busiest C1 OTS exams I have seen, Justin held his own admirably and was able to fend off the uncontrolled antics of his fellow controllers to pass his exam.

Thank you to all who flew and congratulations to Justin!

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News / VATSIM Maintenance Shutdown!
« on: October 10, 2019, 03:33:06 PM »
All

Just a reminder, at 2000z on Sunday 13th October, all VATSIM servers will be taken offline.  This is to begin the migration to our new infrastructure which will include the software and servers for Audio for VATSIM. 

Please all ensure you are completed with your flights and controlling sessions before this time!

Keep in mind that during this time period, other VATSIM services may be affected.

The network will remain offline for a period of 24 hours.  It may be possible that servers may come up early, but to be safe, we suggest you do not plan any flights or ATC sessions prior to 2000z on Monday 14th October.  If there is an extension to the downtime, it will be communicated as quickly as possible.

And remember, Monday is Moncton Mondays!  And we know the Moncton folks have a very special event planned for you all to come have fun on the east coast with a new, crystal clear voice system :)

Thank you all for your continued support!

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News / Audio for VATSIM Live October 14th!
« on: September 30, 2019, 01:46:53 AM »
Hi Everyone

As you may have seen from your email or from the VATSIM site, AFV (Audio for VATSIM) will be launching on October 14th.

I would like to point you to some resources for information around this wonderful development.

https://www.vatsim.net/node/3313
https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=79577

https://audio.vatsim.net/


In the first link you will notice some links for support forums and also a discord server.  Please have a careful read through these if you encounter issues. 

While many details are still underway, I am sure there will be a number of divisional staff and FIR staff who will be able to assist during the launch if you encounter issues. 

As many of you who have been in the beta will already know, and for anyone who has not been in the beta.  This represents a year of concerted effort by a large number of folks led by Gary Oliver on the Development team, Matthew Cianfarani and his network team and a host of other folks (who I will not attempt to name) who have put in some serious hours in getting this huge development to us.  All of which deserve our most sincere thanks and efforts.  So please make use of these resources, read up on what is needed for the transition from your part.  If you need any help please let your FIR or Divisional staff know and we will be happy to help!

More information will be incoming, I am sure, as the date approaches and I look forwards to hearing you all, with remarkable clarity and realism, in the very near future!


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News / VACANCY: VATCAN Infrastructure and Web Development Director
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:04:15 PM »
POSITION VACANCY: VATCAN Infrastructure and Web Development Director (VATCAN7)



REPORTS TO: VATCAN Director



RESPONSIBLE FOR: Handling of VATCAN's web development and interior infrastructure, including (but not limited to) the following:

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  • Serve as a leader to assist and motivate members of the VATCAN IT team.

  • Responding quickly to website and data system needs, and planning methods to improve the division's infrastructure.

  • Holding self and members of the IT team accountable to high-performance standards.

  • Maintain an online presence on the VATCAN TeamSpeak server, as well as replying to messages and/or emails.
  • Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.



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

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  • Be a member of good standing in VATCAN.
  • Be able to work effectively, and build relationships within the division.
  • Real world credentials and experience in IT, Email technologies, web development such as Laravel is considered an asset.

  • Team and project management skills from real world positions or previous experience within the VATSIM network.


This vacancy can be applied for by emailing a resume & cover letter to vatcan1@vatcan.ca

The vacancy posting will remain open until September 30th at 2359z.

Thank you all!

POSTING FILLED.

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News / VATCAN Infrastructure and Web Development Director
« on: September 08, 2019, 10:00:28 PM »
Hi All

With great sadness I accepted the resignation of Nick Wheeler from the Infrastructure and Web Development Director role.

Nick needed to step back for a number of personal reasons and has stepped away from all of his online activities.  While I am sad to see Nick go, I completely understand that life must come first.

So I hope, one day, we will see Nick back in some capacity and he is most definitely always welcome back.

I will be reposting this role tonight and i would encourage anyone who has any of the skills in the posting to apply.  The role is badly needed as VATCAN has some pretty immediate needs when it comes to our web and infrastructure.

Thank you!

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News / Change of Staff in Moncton
« on: September 08, 2019, 09:53:26 PM »
Hi All

It was with great reluctance that I accepted the resignation of Jim Allen as Chief of the Moncton FIR.

Jim has served in that capacity and others within VATCAN for a number of years with distinction.  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Jim for his incredible hard work in Moncton over the last year and a half and also for all his hard work in the other roles he has fulfilled.  I am sure you will all join me in wishing Jim the very best for the future.  The good news is, Jim will still be around, manning the scopes!  So that is wonderful!

As you will have seen, there was a posting for the Moncton FIR chief.  We have now concluded that process and I am very pleased to announce that Stephen Hayward.  Stephen comes to us with a wealth of hobby and real world experience which also includes holding the Deputy Chief position in Moncton. 

Please join me in welcoming Stephen to the Chiefs position.  I look forwards to seeing Stephen continue Jim's amazing work and seeing Moncton continue to grow from strength to strength!

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News / VATCAN7 Appointment
« on: July 14, 2019, 09:13:39 PM »
All

As you will have noticed, we advertised for the role of VATCAN7 - VATCAN Infrastructure and Web Development Director just over a week ago.

I am pleased to announce that I have made an appointment.  Mr Nick Wheeler will be taking on this role.  Nick comes to us with a wealth of web development experience.  He is currently involved with development at the VATSIM level on that website as well as being involved with other technical development activities for VATSIM.  We are very lucky to have someone with Nick's expertise and knowledge take the role.

Please join me in welcoming Nick to the VATCAN team!

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News / VACANCY: VATCAN Infrastructure and Web Development Director
« on: July 05, 2019, 09:43:00 AM »
POSITION VACANCY: VATCAN Infrastructure and Web Development Director (VATCAN7)



REPORTS TO: VATCAN Director



RESPONSIBLE FOR: Handling of VATCAN's web development and interior infrastructure, including (but not limited to) the following:

-
  • Serve as a leader to assist and motivate members of the VATCAN IT team.

  • Responding quickly to website and data system needs, and planning methods to improve the division's infrastructure.

  • Holding self and members of the IT team accountable to high-performance standards.

  • Maintain an online presence on the VATCAN TeamSpeak server, as well as replying to messages and/or emails.
  • Ability to listen to feedback and take constructive action.



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

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  • Be a member of good standing in VATCAN.
  • Be able to work effectively, and build relationships within the division.
  • Real world credentials and experience in IT, Email technologies, web development such as Laravel is considered an asset.

  • Team and project management skills from previous experience within the VATSIM network.


This vacancy can be applied for by emailing a resume & cover letter to vatcan1@vatcan.ca

The vacancy posting will remain open until July 12th at 2359z.

Thank you all!

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News / Happy Canada Day!!
« on: July 01, 2019, 12:01:45 PM »
Hi Everyone

To all our controllers, staff and pilots, I wanted to stop in and wish you a FANTASTIC Canada Day in whatever you are doing this fine day!


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News / Montreal FIR Chief
« on: June 06, 2019, 10:06:56 AM »
All

I am pleased to report that Yanick Coulombe has accepted the role of Montreal FIR Chief!

Yanick has in recent months been helping with the rebuild of Montreal as the interim FIR Chief.  I am so very please to welcome Yanick to the FIR Chief ranks and look forwards to working with him for the forseeable future.

Please join me in congratulating Yanick and welcoming to his now permanent role!

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News / VACANCY: Montreal (CZUL) FIR Chief
« on: May 28, 2019, 11:14:18 AM »
Hi All

Montreal is currently being led by temporary FIR Chief - Yanick Coulombe.  Yanick has done a fantastic job of caretaking the rebuilding of the FIR with the help of Rob Nabieszko and other instructors who have been assisting with training and documentation.  We believe Montreal is now in a great position to appoint it's long term FIR chief to continue this amazing progress.

I'd like to thank Yanick, Rob, Brendan and Jean-Francois amongst others for their amazing work within the CZUL FIR thus far.

POSITION VACANCY: Montreal FIR Chief (CZUL)

REPORTS TO: VATCAN Division Director, VATCAN1

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Management of the Montreal (CZUL) FIR, including but not limited to the following duties:

- Providing strong leadership, direction and vision to the Montreal FIR, its staff and students included
- Monitoring, reviewing, and enhancing all FIR's positions, including training and events.
- Work to improve the infrastructure of the Montreal FIR, especially the infrastructure of its website.
- Ensuring that an online presence of ATC is maintained throughout the FIR, promoting more pilots flying to the area.
- Ensuring that events are arranged regularly, both within the FIR alone and in cooperation with adjacent FIRs.

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

- A familiarity with Montreal ATC operations and general pilot operations and regulations is considered an asset.
- Minimum of C1 rating, and be in good standing within the VATSIM Network.
- Demonstrated past experience in staff rolls, or other managerial experience.
- A commitment to maintain a strong online presence throughout their appointment, including keeping a constant eye on e-mails and messages online.
- The ability to communicate clearly and professionally through various mediums to people of different experience levels and cultures throughout the FIR.

Applications will be accepted until 2359Z on 5 June 2019. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered. All applications shall be e-mailed to vatcan1[at]vatcan.ca.

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News / CANHelp modification.
« on: May 24, 2019, 01:52:05 PM »
Hi All

In an effort to assist Mark in balancing our wonderful hobby and all he does for us with real life, we will be making a small tweak to CANhelp.


We will now be doing group orientations for all VATSIM members interested in becoming VATCAN Air Traffic Controllers. The new orientation will still include all the same information, and will introduce some new information, including a more in depth Euroscope introduction, and information about future training. The date of the first orientation including more information will be announced shortly, in the division updates section of the VATCAN forums.

Thanks all!

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News / VATCAN Communications & Events Director, VATCAN5 - Appointment
« on: April 25, 2019, 10:34:38 PM »
All.

One of my first priorities on taking this role was to resolve the role of VATCAN5.

To that end, myself and Travis have reviewed the applicants for this position.  We had a number of highly qualified and excellent applicants, thank you all for applying.

We have approached Jeff McMillan to take the role of VATCAN5 and he has accepted.

Jeff brings with him a wealth of experience in event co-ordination and communications.  He is extremely adept with social media channels and using them to their best effect.  We look forwards to working with Jeff in his new role to take our events to the next level.

So it is my great pleasure to appoint Mr Jeff McMillan to the role of VATCAN5.

Please join me in congratulating Jeff in his new role in VATCAN!

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