VATSIM Indicators

I am pleased to announce the return of the VATSIM Indicators. This service (previously run externally to VATSIM) went offline at the end of last year. We are pleased to welcome it back, with some modifications and improvements!

You can login at indicators.vatsim.net to obtain your signature link and/or customise your image.

My thanks to Anthony Lawrence and Florian Harms for their work on this.

VATSIM Announces 2015 Golden Mic Awards

VATSIM is proud to announce the 2015 Golden Mic Awards.

Golden Mic recognises the top 50 ATC facilities for online time during 2015 and shows the number of combined Controller hours and the percentage of the year that the position has been staffed.

This year, in addition to Golden Mic, we are privileged to award Silver and Bronze awards for the first time.

A big thanks to Florian Harms, Division Director of VATSIM Europe Division for creating the award templates.

New Region Director VATAME

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Mathieu as Regional Director for the Africa and Middle East Region. Thomas brings significant VATSIM experience to the post and we look forward to continuing working with him.

Thomas-- Congratulations and welcome!

Peter I.Nielsen
Vice President Regions
VATGOV4

New Region Director VATOCE

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jackson Harding as the new Regional Director for the OCEANIA Region. Jackson brings significant VATSIM experience to the post and we look forward to working with him.

Jackson -- Congratulations and welcome!

Peter I.Nielsen
Vice President Regions
VATGOV4
 

Upcoming Changes to vPilot Software

vPilot developer, Ross Carlson, has announced plans for major development for the very popular vPilot pilot client software.

Included are major changes to the way vPilot performs model matching so that you can see other aircraft flying near you online.

For full details, and to provide Ross with feedback on the proposed changes, visit the vPilot forum on the VATSIM Forums.

VATSIM BoG Q4 2015 Meeting Notice

Jan 16, 2016 2000z on BoG TS Server

Open meeting, attendance, apologies, record ad hoc votes since last meeting - KR

Old Business:
1. GOV Department Updates (max 5 min each) - All

New Business (expect 20 minutes minimum for each of these)
1. SUP team update - GL
2. Membership retention strategies - GL
3. Membership Team Leadership - DG
4. BoG Position Descriptions - MR
5. VATGOV10 Replacement - MR
6. FlightSimCon 2016 Update - DP
7. A9/A14 Discussion - KR

 

Happy Holidays to all VATSIM Members

On behalf of the Founders, BoG and the EC, we want to wish all VATSIM members a great holiday season wherever you are.

We hope you get to enjoy the company of your family and loved ones during the holiday and that everyone has a healthy and prosperous New Year. We wish for peace and security for all our members and their families and we look forward to seeing you all on both sides of the scope in 2016.

 

Kyle Ramsey
President
VATGOV1
president(at)vatsim.net

Boston Virtual ARTCC - Authorized Training Organization

It is an honor for the VATSIM Pilot Training Department (PTD) to announce Boston Virtual ARTCC (BVA) as an Authorized Training Organization (ATO) offering P3 to P5 ratings to VATSIM Pilots. In summer 2015, Boston Virtual ATC merged with VATSIM to form a new organization Boston Virtual ARTCC. PTD likes to thank members at Boston for their commitment to VATSIM and congratulate them for establishing an exceptional community for simmers. We at PTD are confident that pilots will be able to get the most out of BVA's training program and experienced staff.