It brings me great pleasure to announce that our own Alex S has agreed to step up and fill the Events Coordinator position that has been idle for so long. I am really excited to announce this as it fills a distinct lack of staffing we have, and by a person who has been with ZAN forever. He has a few issues to finish with (RL) the next couple of months, but will be planning our big fresh start event scheduled tentatively for late this year. You may reach him by emailing email@example.com with your ideas and/or requests!
Congratulations to Brett Lee for becoming an S1! See you on the scopes!
VATUSA is excited to announce the return of Light Up America on Saturday May 17, 2014. This event will feature all 22 ARTCCs within VATUSA for 10 hours. 4 hours of which the entire continental USA will be lit up with Air Traffic Control at the Centers as well as Major Approach and Tower facilities. Enjoy uninterrupted ATC during the event. Simply fly between any airports as much you would like and enjoy the quality ATC Services that VATUSA facilities pride themselves on.
Every facility will be on for at least a 6 hour time frame with the East Coast facilities starting up at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. As the event progresses, the additional centers will log on at noon in their local time zone. By 3:00 PM all the centers will be online for you. As the event winds down, facilities will be encouraged to remain online, but must remain online until at least 6:00 PM local time. As they begin to close down, we will extend the event even further west with the Anchorage, Honolulu, and Oakland Oceanic control facilities coming online to work your Hawaii and Alaska flights! It will be a great day of flying for you.
Anchorage and Seattle ARTCC Present: Canadian Crossing, every Friday from 0200z until 0600z Each Friday between 0200z and 0600z, both Anchorage and Seattle ARTCC will light up Spokane, KGEG and Juneau, PAJN. Each flight, being approximately two hours in length, gives pilots the chance to flex their muscles across the northwest of the United States and Canada. With Spokane being a Class C airfield and Juneau being Class D airfields, it offers different opportunities to both the pilot and controllers then compared to flying into Anchorage and Seattle. Both Anchorage and Seattle ARTCC look forward to seeing you cross Southern Alaska and Canada!
All of the controllers that worked my flights during FNO were great, but Jim did a fantastic job. He was courteous, professional and accurate. I really appreciate good service, and Jim excelled. Thanks!