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  1. Nelis Coetzee tendered his resignation to me today as VATSAF1 due to personal reasons and commitments in his personal life. I would like to thank Nelis for the work he has done for VATSAF and I wish him well for the future. VATSAF2 Wesley Blaine will be acting as SAF1 until a pernament Director is found. Thank you Wesley for stepping up.

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  2. Hi all

    Over the last 24 hours I have been in discussion with VATAME Regional staff . The decision has been made that VATNAF will be closed and the airspace will be split between VATSAF and VATME.

    This was a decision that was thought about and discussed thoroughly as we want to provide the best service we can for our members.

    Please see a map below of how the VATSAF and VATME Divisions will look from now on



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  3. I am pleased to inform you all that Zach Biesse-Fitton has agreed to take on the role of Division Director/Administrator and that Ray Lang has agreed to become Deputy Division Director/Administrator on an interim basis. I am grateful to both of them for stepping up and volunteering to help. They will work together to keep the Division moving forward while also putting in place a permanent board. I am excited to see what they bring to the table and would ask that you all support them in all that they do.

    Zach and Ray will make further announcements as time progresses to keep you all informed of what their plans are.

    Please join me in welcoming them both into Senior roles at the Division.





  4. Alot has been happening over at virtualei.net in the last few weeks so I thought I would send you an email to keep you all updated. 

    We have a new CEO Peadar McFadden who takes over from Maksim. I would like to thank Maksim for his time at vEIN. He was a great asset and will be missed. Congratulations Peadar.

    The VA also launched its new website this week. It should still be acessable from crew.virtualei.net but if you have issues please use the parent address virtualei.net

    There are still a couple of issues but they will be sorted very soon. One of them is the simBRIEF intregation.I am waiting on them getting back to me with a new key.

    The VA also re-introduced a forum for all our members. I would encourage all to register, but please use the format Firstname Secondname PilotID as your username or it will get rejected.

    If you havent flown with us for a while your account is still active, please pop along and have a fly. 


    Thats about it for now.

    Best wishes

    Alan Cooke

    VA Owner

  5. Q1 2020 EC Agenda


    I. Call to order


    II. Roll call


    III. Apologies


    IV. Old Business


    • Discussion on Previous Minutes


    V. New Business


    A. Tech Update (M  Cianfarani)

    B. EC Restructure update (Jackson)

    C. Fast Track Upgrades (Anas)

    D.Oceanic Sector Mazatan FSS (Nic)

    E. GULF FSS - GRP Amendment (Saad)

    F. Visiting transferring policy (Jackson)


    VI. Reports


    VII. Adjournment

  6. Hi Alan,


    Maybe just me, but I can’t open the PDF. Is it going on VATPAC forum too?


    It seems some people can open it and some cannot Sean. Yes I will put it on the VATPAC forum also but will try and get a different link

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