A great time lapse video of VATUK's Heathrow Overload 2016 this past weekend. Nice work by pilots and ATC, and a nice video to boot.
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!
Vice President Regions
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!
Vice President Regions
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.
Jan 16, 2016 2000z on BoG TS Server
Open meeting, attendance, apologies, record ad hoc votes since last meeting - KR
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
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.
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.
Region Director VATSIM Africa and Middle East
Within the VATSIM Africa and Middle East there are three divisions, Africa, Israel and Middle-East. The Region Director manages and overseas each of these divisions and acts as the link between the Divisions and the VATSIM Board of Governors.
Region Director VATSIM OCEANIA
Within the VATSIM Oceania Region there are two divisions, Australia-Pacific and New Zealand. Overall VATSIM Oceania Region (VATOCE) administers a large geographical area in the South Pacific which includes Australia, New Zealand and all the island nations in the South Pacific, including many parts of Antarctica. The Region Director manages and overseas each of these divisions and acts as the link between the Divisions and the VATSIM Board of Governors.