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Mark Richards

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Mark Richards last won the day on October 23 2020

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About Mark Richards

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  • Birthday 06/29/1964

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  1. In accordance with the notice given at BoG Meeting Minutes and Schedule, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q4 2020 (October to December 202) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 16JAN21. AGENDA Open meeting, roll call, apologies, and proxies - Gunnar Lindahl Ad hoc votes since the last meeting - Mark Richards Old Business The future of Iron Mic - Mark Richards Quarterly reporting and goal setting - Gunnar Lindahl Town Hall Meetings & our rhythm of engagement with community - Gunnar Lindahl Review of P0 introduction - Gunnar Lindahl
  2. In accordance with the notice given at BoG Meeting Minutes and Schedule, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q3 2020 (July to September) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 17OCT20. AGENDA Open meeting, roll call, apologies, and proxies - Gunnar Lindahl Ad hoc votes since the last meeting - Mark Richards Old Business The future of Iron Mic - Mark Richards Multiple Frequency Top Down - Matt Bartels New Business Managing policies under the new leadership structure - Mark Richards Quarterly reporting and goal setting - Gunnar Lindahl
  3. The minutes from the Quarterly meeting of the VATSIM Board of Governors for Quarter 2 (April to June 2020) and a Special Meeting of the BoG held immediately prior to the BoG meeting on Saturday 18JUL20 have now been published on the VATSIM Website. To read the minutes, please visit https://www.vatsim.net/meeting-minutes/bog The minutes include a record of the online hours for the Board of Governors and Executive Committee as well as quarterly reports from each of the Vice Presidents.
  4. As announced on 9 August 2020, VATSIM is changing the structure of our leadership team to a leaner leadership model which will bring the Board of Governors closer to the membership. To read the full announcement, visit VATSIM Announces Changes to Leadership Structure. VATSIM is an international online flight simulation network with well over 90,000 active members. Three exciting vacancies on our Board of Governors are now open for applications. If you're a well-established VATSIM member who has a real passion for the network and the drive to support and work with other departments i
  5. In accordance with the notice given at BoG Meeting Minutes and Schedule, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q2 2020 (April to June) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 18JUL20. AGENDA Open meeting, roll call, apologies, and proxies - Gunnar Lindahl Ad hoc votes since the last meeting - Mark Richards Old Business Proposed Changes to Executive Committee - Jackson Harding and Gunnar Lindahl AFV and CTAF - Mark Richards CTP Task Force Report - Tim Barber New Business The future of Iron Mic - Tim Barber and Mark Richards CERT
  6. Due to a number of issues, notice is hereby given that the Iron Mic competition has been suspended until further notice. The future of the competition is being discussed at the VATSIM Board of Governors Meeting next Saturday and the final decision on its future will be released with the minutes of that meeting. The results published for Week 26, will be the final results published pending the decision of the BoG. No correspondence in respect of the reasons for this will be entered into.
  7. The minutes from the meeting of the VATSIM Board of Governors held on Saturday 18APR20 have now been published on the VATSIM Website. To read the minutes, please visit https://www.vatsim.net/meeting-minutes/bog/2020-q1 The minutes include a record of the online hours for the Board of Governors and Executive Committee as well as quarterly reports from each of the Vice Presidents.
  8. It was not sustained unattended connections, as these are still being recorded and the facilities disqualified.
  9. This week (Iron Mic Week 17) for the first time that I can remember, the VP Supervisors has been kept busy dealing with some extremely disappointing behaviour between two of the competitors. While I am not going to name and shame, I was VERY close to disqualifying both facilities from this week's competition, but as it made no difference to the final results, I have not. The results have spoken volumes that being petty is not worth the grief. Everyone; this is a fun competition that is all about encouraging ATC online, for which I, and the other members of the Board of
  10. In accordance with the notice given at BoG Meeting Minutes and Schedule, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q1 2020 (January to March) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 18APR20. AGENDA Open meeting, roll call, apologies, and proxies – Gunnar Lindahl Ad hoc votes since the last meeting – Mark Richards Old Business Proposed Changes to Executive Committee - Jackson Harding Roadmap Prioritisation Check-up - Mark Richards, Matt Cianfarani, Aidan Stevens, Zach Biesse-Fitton AFV and CTAF - Mark Richards New Business The future of CTP - Tim
  11. VATSIM is proud to announce the 2019 Golden Mic Awards. Golden Mic recognises the top 50 ATC facilities for online time during 2019 and shows the number of combined Controller hours and the percentage of the year that the position has been staffed. For full information, visit the Iron Mic Forums - https://forums.vatsim.net/viewforum.php?f=26 TOWER https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=82333 APPROACH https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=82336 CENTER https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=82339
  12. The minutes from the meeting of the VATSIM Board of Governors held on Saturday 18JAN20 have now been published on the VATSIM Website. To read the minutes, please visit https://www.vatsim.net/meeting-minutes/bog/2019-q4
  13. Agenda: VATSIM Board of Governors Meeting 18JAN20 In accordance with the notice given at https://www.vatsim.net/meeting-minutes, the Board of Governors Meeting for Q4 2019 (October to December) will take place at 20:00UTC on Saturday 18JAN20. AGENDA Open meeting, roll call, apologies, and proxies – Gunnar Lindahl Ad hoc votes since the last meeting – Mark Richards Old Business Proposed Changes to Executive Committee - Jackson Harding Roadmap Prioritisation - Gunnar Lindahl AFV and next steps - Gunnar Lindahl [*]New Business Technical Team Priorities Update -
  14. The minutes from the meeting of the VATSIM Board of Governors held on Saturday 19OCT19 have now been published on the VATSIM Website. To read the minutes, please visit https://www.vatsim.net/meeting-minutes/bog/2019-q3
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