Facility Update – New vERAM, POF, vATIS Files Available

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Update: 8/1/2017
Sector File AIRAC 1708

  • Updated with new arrivals from 1706 & 1707
  • Updated nav info

Facility Update AIRAC 1708

  • Updated with 1708 SCT
  • Updated with pof v7.2


POF v7.2

  • Fixed two ZOA frequencies for the upcoming re-sectorization
  • Added missing ZSE frequencies

vERAM v1.1

  • The new vERAM file does not contain aliases. Aliases can be imported from the “Positons & Aliases” tab in the Facility Configuration window.
  • The VSCS has been updated to appear similar to how ZOA’s is real world. All landlines are compatible with vSTARS and VRC. If you would like to increase realism during coordination, give them a try!
  • Taxiway labels are included in the APCHMIL filter
  • There are multiple GeoMaps available to use (viewed by entering “MR” into the MCA). It is recommended that you use ZOAHI, or ZOALOW to control (MIDTIER works if NCT is online).
  • If you do not know how to use vERAM and would like to learn, email/message OK.

vATIS v1.1 – fixed typos in previous version.
vSTARS v1.1.5 – bug fixes to the client (not a facility file update). Contact OK if you still have issues.

Facility Update – AIRAC 1705 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1705 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1705 + minor corrections
  • New ZOA Sectors – NOTE: THESE SECTORS ARE NOT YET OPERATIONAL BUT MAY BECOME OPERATIONAL BEFORE THE NEXT UPDATE

As mentioned, this update includes sector maps for new ZOA sectors. These positions are not yet operational and should not be operated unless prior permission is granted. We will likely launch them before we have to update everything again so they’ve been included.

Josh is hard at work on a vERAM update so keep an eye out for that!

Facility Update – New vSTARS Files Available

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New vSTARS files for both NCT and SFO are available!

This includes the following:

  • New NCT sector depictions (view able by clicking “GEO MAPS” and opening the relavent map through the command area)
  • Positions updated to POF v7.0
  • KSFO ASDE-X (ASSC). Open by typing “.ASDEX KSFO”
  • Updated RDVS
  • Creation of SFO ATCT vSTARS file

Important

  • The new vSTARS files do not contain aliases. Aliases can be imported from the “Positons & Aliases” tab in the Facility Configuration window.
  • The SFO ATCT file has a default visibility range of 20nm. This can be adjusted from the “Airspace” tab in the Facility Configuration window
  • S1s/S2s using this file to control Tower/Ground should familiarize themselves with Pages 1 and 6 of the vSTARS Command Reference at a minimum.

Please update vSTARS to version 1.1.3 before importing the new files.

AIRAC 1703 for vSTARS and vERAM has also been posted to the downloads page with an automatic installer.

Facility Update – AIRAC 1703 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1703 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1703 + New Video Maps and MVA for Fresno TRACON, updated SJC airport diagram
  • POF File Update to 7.0 – Reorganization of ZOA internal positions, ZLA/ZLC/ZSE positions, fixed a handful of typos
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An updated vSTARS file is nearly finished for use with our resectorized NCT. In addition, an SFO ATCT vSTARS file will be made available soon for use with the vSTARS beta ASDE-X mode. Lastly, a new Fresno vSTARS file is in the works. The Fresno file may take a little longer than the other two, but it is on the way!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1702 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1702 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1702 + New Video Maps, MVA, NCT sector maps, correct SMF airport diagram, RNAV maps, ZLC sectors
  • POF File Update to 6.9 (Updated NCT Positions)
  • Alias File Update to 3.6 (shortcut commands for SID’s, airport complexes, and rolling calls)
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An update for vSTARS is pending but should be available soon!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1612 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1612 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1612 + Removed outdated ASR Maps, added new NCT VM’s
  • POF File Update to 6.8 (Updated ZLC Positions)
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An update for vSTARS is pending but should be available soon!

[13NOV16 22:00-01:00z] Suns at Warriors

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Come watch the Golden Sate Warriors as their overly stacked team takes on the poor Phoenix Suns at home! We will be staffing up from 3-6 PM Pacific (22:00-01:00z) Airline pilots can fly into KOAK (Oakland Int’l) while corporate and GA pilots can choose between KOAK and KHWD (Hayward Executive), based on how rich their passengers are. Free shuttles will run between the Oracle Arena and both airports while Uber will have guaranteed surge pricing. The game starts 5PM Pacific, so don’t be late!

 

Controllers: Sign up in the forums for a night of fun!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1610 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1610 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1610 + New Maps
  • Alias File Update to 3.5 (New PDC’s)
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An update for vSTARS is pending but should be available soon!

Reno Air Races [17SEP16 2359-0300z]

The summer is coming to a end! Come out and enjoy the National Championship air races in Reno! Come out and have a good time as we staff up the KRNO – Reno/Tahoe International Airport from 2359z to 0300z on September 17th! We will also staff up KRTS – Reno Stead as the real world props up a temporary tower there also for race day.

Controllers: Sign up here to control this event! Expect some good traffic.

Battle of the Sierras [06AUG16 2300-0400z]

The Oakland and Seattle ARTCC’s present the Battle of the Sierras! Fly up and or down the scenic route of the Sierra Mountain Range between Seattle – Tacoma International and San Francisco International Airport. Both ARTCC’s will be fully staffed for this ultimate battle on Saturday August 6th, 2016 from 2300 – 0400 Zulu (4 – 9PM PDT), so fly the round trip!

Controllers: This event will be heavily advertised, so be sure to sign up in the forums for a night of good controlling fun.