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.
I got an email today letting me know I had a promise to fulfill to this gentleman, Ron Oines 810755, who has just gone over 25,000 hours (25,001 to be exact) that I would make him the 25,000 hour Pilot badge when he crossed it. Ron has been a member since July 2001.
25,000 hours is 1,041.67 days, or 148.8 weeks, or an astounding 2.86 YEARS in the cockpit while flying VATSIM.
Thanks Ron, the order for the new badge is off to the design group!
It is with great pleasure that I announce that the selection process to find our next VATGOV2 has concluded and we found quite a gem.
We had several good candidates and the final vote was with three qualified contenders. The vote was concluded and Mark has accepted the job and of course the generous pay raise.
Please join me in welcoming and congratulating Mark Richards, formerly RD and EC Chairman, who today joins the BoG as VP Operations!
Postings to replace Mark's RD position will follow shortly. Interested parties, please prepare your CV's.
The BoG will hold it's Q3 2015 voice meeting on Nov 21, 2015 at 2000z and have invited the members of the EC to join them for this meeting. The agenda is as follows, questions to the BoG or EC can be emailed to myself.
The monthly VATSIM Screenshot Contest has re-launched as a quarterly event, making the contest more competitive and bringing fantastic prizes to the winner and runner up. We are now accepting entries via our forum and dedicated e-mail address and encourage all VATSIM members to get involved. Two members have the chance of winning a selection of Justflight.com products as they are kindly sponsoring the event.
Worldflight 2015 is underway!
More than 150 aircraft, including the 11 official fixed based Sims departed Sydney (YSSY), Australia at 23:00UTC on the first leg of Worldflight to Adelaide (YPAD).
ATC were online from Delivery up to Center and back down to Ground in Adelaide with multiple frequency changes and lots of radio traffic challenging the crews.
Next Sunday the 1st of November at 1900z, Kyle Ramsey (VATSIM President) will be live in a Meet and Greet session hosted by VATUK on the VATSIM UK TeamSpeak. Kyle is keen to listen to members and take questions regarding VATSIM and its operations. He will be joined by other BoG and EC representatives there to answer questions and listen to member feedback on building the future vision for VATSIM.
Look for other similar events happening worldwide over the next few months. Region Directors are leading the scheduling effort.