Notice of a Meeting and Agenda of the VATSIM Board of Governors

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.

Luca Benelli Retires from BoG

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.

VATSIM BoG Q1 2016 Meeting Notice

April 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 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 Attending FlightSimCon 2016 in June

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.

vERAM Launched

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:

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 to obtain your signature link and/or customise your image.

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