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Air Traffic Manager (ATM): Jakob Kruse, [email protected]
  • Must hold minimum rating of C1
  • Responsible for all operations associated with the vZAU Chicago ARTCC.
  • Reports to the region's Air Traffic Director and oversees operations and management for an assigned ARTCC.
  • Oversee all operations of the vZAU Chicago ARTCC
  • Functions as VATUSA HQ staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
  • Reports Directly to the Northeastern Regional Director (VATUSA10)
  • Recommend applicants for the dATM and TA to VATUSA10 for approval and appointment
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Roster Management Policy
  • Establish local staff meetings
  • Stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies
  • Maintain ARTCC Standard Operating Procedures and relevant documents
  • Maintain the vZAU Roster and Forums
  • Maintain vZAUs Visiting Controller Roster and requests
  • Provide guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests
  • Establish and define the duties and responsibilities of a Deputy Air Traffic Manager, Training Administrator, Events Coordinator, Facility Engineer and Webmaster
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Activity Policy
  • Appoints Events Coordinator, Facility Engineer and Webmaster
Deputy Air Traffic Manager (DATM): Ryan Savara, [email protected]
  • Must hold minimum rating of C1
  • Monitors the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
  • Reports directly to the Air Traffic Manager
  • Assume the duties of the Air Traffic Manager in their absence
  • Assist in the development and implementation of ARTCC projects
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Roster Management Policy
  • Attend local staff meetings
  • Stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests
  • Serve as the Board Chairman of the vZAU Facility Advisory Board
  • Oversee the Events Department and Engineering Department
Training Administrator (TA): Jack Barton, [email protected]
  • Reports directly to the Air Traffic Manager and the VATUSA Training Director
  • Assume responsibility of the entire Training Department of vZAU
  • Oversees and implement the local training program
  • Responsible for the quality of the staff instructors and mentors
  • Maintains, develops and implements training-related material and projects including the vZAU Training Module powered by Moodle
  • Maintain the vZAU Mentor Program as they see fit
  • Finalizes all vZAU Student Promotions
  • Manage and maintain training personnel. Recruits new instructors and recommends appointment to the ATM
  • Collaborate with instructors and mentors to develop their knowledge and to ensure that training standards are being uniformly applied to all students
  • Serve as member of the vZAU Facility Advisory Board
  • Attend local staff meetings
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Activity Policy
Events Coordinator (EC): Jamar Finch, [email protected]
  • Reports directly to the DATM
  • Leads and manage the Events Department of vZAU
  • Develop events to generate traffic and to promote the ARTCC
  • Coordinate with neighboring ARTCCs to arrange support for vZAU sponsored event, and arranges vZAU support for neighboring events
  • Maintain relationship with virtual airlines, coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting the vZAU airspace
  • Develop and distributes marketing materials (graphics, news posts, forum posts, etc) to promote events and the ARTCC
  • Serve as member of the vZAU Facility Advisory Board
  • Attend local staff meetings
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Activity Policy
Facilities Engineer (FE): Vince Acres, [email protected]
  • Must hold minimum rating of C1
  • Reports directly to the DATM
  • Maintains vZAU sector files, POF and other relevant files
  • Manage the vZAU Engineering Division
  • Serve as member of the vZAU Facility Advisory Board
  • Attend local staff meetings
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Activity Policy
Webmaster (WM): Vacant, [email protected]
  • Must hold a minimum rating of S2
  • Reports directly to the DATM
  • Maintains, updates and manages the vZAU ARTCC website
  • Technical advisor to the ATM
  • Serve as member of the vZAU Facility Advisory Board
  • Attend local staff meetings
  • Maintain an online presence on the network as per the vZAU Activity Policy