It was on this day, July 27, 2001, that the first pilot and controller connected to the new VATSIM online network. A big thank you to the thousands of members presently here and the thousands more who have spent time and enriched themselves and other members in the shared passion for aviation and the art of air traffic control. We especially want to thank all the members who volunteer their time to maintain the servers and web sites, provide training in ATC and flying, supervisors who help members enjoy the network, membership volunteers who answer hundreds of tickets every month, and the
Pursuant to Article 2.07 of the VATSIM Code of Regulations and in accordance with the Notice published on the Meeting Minute page of the VATSIM website, on behalf of the VATSIM President, I hereby give Notice of the Quarterly Meeting of the VATSIM Board of Governors, with respect to Q2 2016 (April to June).
Details and agenda can be found in the VATSIM Forums.
Last week Luca Benelli, VATGOV3, VP of Network Systems, announced to the board that due to his increasing real life commitments he was stepping down. We have been living the last week in denial but now come to the reality we must say goodbye to a dear friend.
April 16, 2016 2000z on BoG TS Server
Open meeting, attendance, apologies, record ad hoc votes since last meeting - KR
1. GOV Department Updates with metrics (max 5 min each) - All
New Business (expect 20 minutes minimum for each of these)
1. Email to members who haven't connected in a while - PN
2. Interim social media handling - GL
3. Approval for new Welcome Email - DG
4. BoG Position Descriptions - MR
5. VATGOV10 Replacement - MR
6. Are we growing the business? - KR
7. CoC Update Committee - NB
VATSIM is pleased to announce that the next global convention will be held in the summer of 2017. The host city has been selected as London; a city with diverse and vibrant cultural events and historic sights which can all be enjoyed alongside our event.
Those who don't know, FlightSimCon is the biggest annual flight simulation and aviation conference in North America for pilots and aviation enthusiasts. The conference will be filled with exciting flight simulator demos, vendors and exhibitors, seminars, and social events. In 2015, over 320 people participated along with our ZNY and ZBW crew in North East US. This is a great opportunity to connect with simmers, real world pilots and controllers, developers, and of course fellow VATSIMers.
Ross Carlson and VATSIM are proud to present VATSIM's newest air traffic control radar client: vERAM.
vERAM is a high-fidelity simulation of a real-world enroute radar system used in many US ARTCC facilities. The vERAM client has many of the features of its real world equivalent, such as: