Category: Facility Updates


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!

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!

Updated Sector file and NCT sector changes!

After months of hard work I’m happy to announce that we’ve made some needed changes to the NorCal TRACON. In addition we have rebuilt the sector file to offer more features and more organization. The NCT SOP was rewritten from the ground up and formatted so that it is easier to read and find information within it. The Reno Complex SOP has been split, putting the Nugget and Silver information into the NCT SOP and the ATCT into it’s own SOP.

In depth details regarding the sector changes can be found on the forums. In a nut shell, not much has changed with the west flow sectors except for the addition of OAK_DEP. SFO_DEP has been renamed from Richmond to Sutro to reflect the real world name, and OAK_DEP is now called Richmond. The OAK_DEP sector was added in order to give OAK_APP or Area C controllers the ability to full control Oakland rather than confusing them when OAK_APP is online but not providing departure or local services to them. A few other minor changes have taken place that help with some of the operational conflicts that were introduced with the new RNAV arrivals.

The east flow sectors are where most of the changes have occurred. The previous sectorization was very bulky, had confusing operations, and wasn’t very efficient. We have redrawn almost all of the east flow sectors and believe that it will make east flow a little less intimidating and confusing. More details regarding sectorization can be found in the forums.

The sector file was rebuilt with organization and ease of use in mind. Everything has been organized in a way that makes sense and is easy to find. We really hope that you enjoy the sector file and if you have any suggestions we want to hear them! The sector file is available for download in the downloads section – it includes major sectors changes so everybody needs to update their sector file!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1513

Gents,

The sector file for AIRAC 1513 has been uploaded to the site. Along with an AIRAC update it includes a fix for the incorrect sector maps being included in the last file.

Sector File Changes

– AIRAC Update
– Sector Maps corrected

Facility Update – AIRAC 1512

Gents,

I have uploaded a new Sector file for AIRAC 1512, as well as an updated POF file (v6.5), and an Alias file (v3.2). In addition, I have also uploaded an AIRAC update for those of you that use vSTARS! You can get these on the downloads page of the website.

Sector File Changes

– Updated AIRAC

POF Changes

– Added OAK_42_CTR position
– Removed unused Sectors

Alias Changes

– PDC’s frequency (you must now type the frequency rather than sector ID, this is due to complaints that controllers were unable to assign a frequency when now departure controller is online.)

AIRAC 1510 Sector File and New Alias File (v3.1) Released

The downloads page has been updated with sector file 1510 and Alias File v3.1. The new sector file includes a nav data update, as well as the addition of IAP courses for airports. The new alias file contains new aliases such as Pre-Departure Clearances, scratchpad shortcuts for NORCAL Tracon and Oakland Center, and updated phraseology, among other items. Please check the forums for a tutorial on the usage of these new commands.