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Invitation To Australian Controllers - ROLLING THUNDER

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G'day all Aussie controllers,




VATPAC and I are conducting an ATC LAN party at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, from 5pm Friday 23rd February until late on Sunday 25th February. This is a great opportunity for any and all ATC to meet up with all those people whose names you see all the time, and wonder what they look like


Title for the event is ROLLING THUNDER. Check out the web site http://auspilot.com/event/thunder/.


4 TAAATS-like consoles will be available for anyone to use, including my personal console, plus we will have a Tower view with FS9 projected onto a large screen for out-the-window tower controlling. Plenty of cable and wireless network connections will be available for those who can bring their own laptop or desktop PC.


Some limited on the floor camping will be available for $5 per night if you wish to stay over, or 1 week out from the event we may have some individual single bed rooms available in the pilot accommodation next door ($30/night). Toilets and showers plus kitchen available in the building.


BBQ dinners and hot breakfasts included along with tea, coffee, soft drinks and nibbles during the day. Should be a great event if we can get plenty of people to come along.





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Ok, we have decided to break the cost down a little by making it just $20 for one day - that is only $20 if you attend either Friday, Saturday or Sunday - otherwise its still $45 for the weekend if you attend 2 or 3 days.


If you are interested, just fill in this form: http://auspilot.com/event/thunder/signup.pdf A new form with the revised costs will be up within the next 24 hours.


See you there,



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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi everyone


This major event starts tomorrow night, and heres the programme from the VATPAC website.


Rolling Thunder Program Release




Hi All,


Only a few days to go now until VATPAC's first large-scale event of 2007: Rolling Thunder. Starting Friday 23rd February around a dozen controllers will setup shop out at Bankstown airport in a centre-style setup and provide ATC coverage over the course of the weekend. As you will see, there is something for everyone!


Here's what's happening and when:



Friday Night – Sydney Overload

1700 – 0000 (AEDT) / 0600 – 0100 (UTC)


Get ready to kick the weekend off with a bang with ten controllers providing full and complete ATC coverage in the Sydney TMA and all surrounding feeder sectors. We’re pulling out all stops on the ATC side and will be running multiple Centre, Arrivals, Approach, Departures and Director frequencies to cope with high levels of traffic.


Pilot opportunities (IFR): Milk runs, hops to and from New Zealand, and flights between Sydney and NSW towns such as Dubbo, Albury, Coffs Harbour, Tamworth and Wagga. Ensure you carry holding fuel and are “currentâ€

VATPAC DCRM, Former VATPAC Division Director and Former VATSIM Senior Supervisor


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