By Callum Strawbridge 1179882
#534209 Applications are now invited from suitably experienced members of the VATPAC division for the position of VATPAC Director, Operations (VATPAC2).

Responsible to:
- VATPAC Director, Division

Direct Reports:
- Deputy Director, Operations
- AIS Officer
- AIS Officer, Pacific Area
- Virtual Airlines Liaison Officer
- Operations Advisors


- Attends periodic VATPAC Board meetings to report on pilot-related issues to act as a liaison between pilots and the VATPAC Board bringing pilot and controller views, complaints, ideas, and proposals to the appropriate Division and Board meetings in order to consistently improve the effectiveness of communications, suitability of new procedures, and overall satisfaction of pilots with ATS provided
- Assists the Events Director where required in the coordination of Events, Fly-Ins and Group flights in the VATPAC airspace
- Reports quarterly on activity within the division
- Liaises with Virtual Airlines for anything they may need from the Division (events, contact information)
- Maintains an online register of all VATPAC affiliated Virtual Airlines
- Acts as the Division's Point-of-contact for VATSIM's main VA Coordinator
- Stay abreast of real world issues which may involve VATPAC airspace
- Coordinates the personnel and activities of the VATPAC AIS Team
- Monitors VATPAC policy change proposals as they affect pilots
- Liaises closely with the Director, ATC Training on operational matters affecting pilots and controllers
- Stays abreast of current issues and contributes to discussions and dissemination of information within the VATPAC and VATSIM community as they affect pilots
- Monitor facilities and accuracy of the ATC Clients to the TAAATS specification.
- Maintains an online presence of 10-15 hours per month on the VATSIM Network

Essential Criteria:

- Consistently active participation in the greater VATPAC community for the last 2 years
- Be a member of good standing in VATSIM for more than one year at the time of application
- Have a good rapport with VATSIM pilots and maintain this rapport throughout their tenure
- Be rated on VATSIM to no less than Enroute Controller Level (C1)
- Have good knowledge of the VATSIM Code of Conduct and Code of Regulations
- Have proven ability in the management of a small group of people
- Be able to work well within a voluntary organisation
- Have proven ability with the use of Flight Simulation, VATSIM Approved Pilot and ATC Client Software

How to Apply:

Members interested in being considered for the role should apply by outlining their experience and suitability, addressing each of the essential criteria listed above.

Applications should be sent via email to director(at)