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  1. The default vis point is usually defined in the sector file; well at least it is in all sector files I've worked on and defining one is certainly best practise. Roland Collins
  2. It is worth mentioning that if you temporarily change your vis point it affects your visibility; which means to some aircraft and controllers you seem to have suddenly logged off. In VRC if you change your view by RMB dragging or by using “.centre” is does NOT affect your vis point and how others see you. If needed you can set up another vis point, of course. Roland Collins
  3. Understood. My technical point was; "Ideally an FSS service should not overlap any other ATC service of any type". As I said, this is usually quite easy with oceanic FSS covering a large ocean but becomes more difficult to achieve with FSS providing an overland CTR service; especially where the service covers several countries. Those making the decision in this matter understand the technical aspects. Roland
  4. The problem with FSS is its large fixed 1500nm radius that cannot be tailored in any way. Ideally an FSS service should not overlap any other ATC service of any type; which is usually quite easily achieved within a large oceanic area such as the Pacific or Atlantic. A problem that I can see in the SEA target area is that it is relatively quite small and an FSS for oceanic would overlap the adjacent land based services. I believe the SEA area could be covered with a CTR of 600nm (SEA-OC_CTR); possibly only a single vis-centre but certainly with multi-vis. Using a CTR to provide the service instead of FSS does not require BoG approval however; operating an oceanic service requires an oceanic endorsement since it is simulating radio procedures that are completely different to radar procedures. Roland Collins VATSIM co-Founder
  5. Rick, You are correct that the wide range causes concern about network bandwidth so the use of FSS is strictly limited and requires BoG approval. I believe the Asia FSS you refer to is RJTG_FSS; which received approval at the time and in 2009 was carried over into Appendix B of the Global Ratings Policy. http://www.vatsim.net/network/docs/ The suggestion here is certainly something for Deepan Mehta, the RD of Asia, to consider. Roland Collins VATSIM co-Founder
  6. Welcome back Jesus. A lot of us have been praying for a full and speedy recovery and even though there is still some way to go we have been blessed. Roland
  7. I have been able to contact Jesus. He is still in hospital and recovering well. He sido capaz de ponerte en contacto con Jesús. Él todavía está en el hospital y recuperando bien. Roland
  8. Translated version Hello Thomas, Today we talk to a friend ATC Venezuela Jesus and he said he had left intensive care, I'm glad to know that he is recovering, slowly but is moving forward. Hope for the best, as always.
  9. I am both shocked and horrified to hear of this. I worked closely with Jesus over a number of years in VATSIM and maintained contact with him; particularly since our real world professional paths crossed in China. Jesus is such a warm and friendly person so I have no idea why this should happen to him. I will pray for his recovery. Roland Collins VATSIM co-Founder
  10. With 12~13 years of continuous service as VP Regions, starting in SATCO HQ with Harv and then both of us going into VATSIM as Founders, I have decided that it is time for me to step down from the position of VATSIM VP Regions. After a birthday on the weekend I have moved into full-retirement and now plan to take time off and enjoy some travel around the world with a partner; instead of travelling alone on business. I enjoy travelling; it has taken me to 5 of the 6 VATSIM regions and I plan to complete that with an extensive visit to South America. Other exciting destinations are also on the horizon. It has been a long journey and in that time I have been able to achieve many goals working with others to get VATSIM to where it is today. At the same I made a lot of life-long friends all around the world. I may not be around so much from now on but as a Founder I am not going to be far away. Best wishes to all my friends at VATSIM. Regards Roland Collins VATSIM co-Founder VATSIM VP Regions
  11. The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Abella as Regional Director for VATSIM South America. We welcome Daniel to the position in South America and the role within the VATSIM Executive Committee. Daniel has been an active member of VATSIM since 2001 and brings extensive experience to the position. He has been serving as the Division Director of VATSUR. Daniel’s background and experience, particularly in training, make him an exceptional candidate for the challenges of the region. He has some great ideas for the South America region and we look forward to working with him. Daniel - Congratulations and welcome! Roland Collins VATSIM co-Founder VATSIM VP Regions
  12. Region Director Vacancy: South America Juan Espinoza has stepped down as the Regional Director for VATSIM South America due to real-world commitments. We thank him for his efforts and wish him good luck in the future. With that vacancy, the Board of Governors is soliciting applications to fill the position of VATSIM South America Regional Director. The Regional Director is a full voting member of the Executive Committee. Reviews, monitors, develops, implements changes to the overall VATSIM system with a particular focus on the South America region to achieve optimum efficiency and interest. Interacts with the Members of the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, and/or Division Directors as needed to accomplish these tasks. The successful candidate will have significant experience on the VATSIM network, extensive familiarity with network policies and procedures and the South America region. Spoken/written ability in English and fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in VATSIM South America is preferred. While not required, previous service in staff positions will be favorably considered. Interested applicants should submit a resume detailing their flight simulation/VATSIM experience and qualifications and any real-world experience and qualifications (management, marketing, etc.) to [email protected] no later than 2359Z on Friday, 24 December 2010. Roland Collins VATSIM VP Regions
  13. Region Director Vacancy: South America Juan Espinoza has stepped down as the Regional Director for VATSIM South America due to real-world commitments. We thank him for his efforts and wish him good luck in the future. With that vacancy, the Board of Governors is soliciting applications to fill the position of VATSIM South America Regional Director. The Regional Director is a full voting member of the Executive Committee. Reviews, monitors, develops, implements changes to the overall VATSIM system with a particular focus on the South America region to achieve optimum efficiency and interest. Interacts with the Members of the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, and/or Division Directors as needed to accomplish these tasks. The successful candidate will have significant experience on the VATSIM network, extensive familiarity with network policies and procedures and the South America region. Spoken/written ability in English and fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in VATSIM South America is preferred. While not required, previous service in staff positions will be favorably considered. Interested applicants should submit a resume detailing their flight simulation/VATSIM experience and qualifications and any real-world experience and qualifications (management, marketing, etc.) to [email protected] no later than 2359Z on Friday, 24 December 2010. Roland Collins VATSIM VP Regions
  14. Region Director Vacancy: South America Juan Espinoza has stepped down as the Regional Director for VATSIM South America due to real-world commitments. We thank him for his efforts and wish him good luck in the future. With that vacancy, the Board of Governors is soliciting applications to fill the position of VATSIM South America Regional Director. The Regional Director is a full voting member of the Executive Committee. Reviews, monitors, develops, implements changes to the overall VATSIM system with a particular focus on the South America region to achieve optimum efficiency and interest. Interacts with the Members of the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, and/or Division Directors as needed to accomplish these tasks. The successful candidate will have significant experience on the VATSIM network, extensive familiarity with network policies and procedures and the South America region. Spoken/written ability in English and fluency in one or more of the languages spoken in VATSIM South America is preferred. While not required, previous service in staff positions will be favorably considered. Interested applicants should submit a resume detailing their flight simulation/VATSIM experience and qualifications and any real-world experience and qualifications (management, marketing, etc.) to [email protected] no later than 2359Z on Friday, 24 December 2010. Roland Collins VATSIM VP Regions
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