All of the following items are placed under the person that is expected to lead or accomplish the task.

The items are listed in order of priority within each department and are continuously evolving.

When you submit Feedback via the Controller page or the .FEEDBACK command, and after the feedback is reviewed
by the DATM (or delegated individual), the item will be placed in the appropriate department and priority order on this page.

If you submitted feedback and have not seen it on this page within 7 days, please contact Kyle Sanders (via discord PM) and inquire the reason.


ATM

  • ALL LOAs:
    • Update any frequencies to the .x25/.x75 as needed.
    • We should get an agreement with all of our neighbors with the following:
      • If a facility calls for holding, that facility is required to accept all aircraft within 8 min flying time of the boundary.
      • Flights originating less than 5 minutes flying time from the adjacent ARTCC’s boundary must be coordinated by the transferring ARTCC by way of APREQ’ing a block of airspace for the departure airport along with the path to the first point in the neighboring facility for up to and including the initial altitude provided to the pilot. After departure and RADAR ID, a Pointout or handoff may take place and the initiating controller will inform the neighbor to “cancel block at (dep airport)”
        Note – 5 minutes flying time will be considered 20nm, unless otherwise coordinated.
    • Example: “In-Suspense, N123AB assumed CD63 departure at (assumed departure time) climbing to 11,000, requesting 17,000 direct MTU VORTAC.
  • ZMP LOA update
    • Sector 99 info
    • Non-RADAR Procedures?
    • Sector split graphics
  • ZDV LOA update
    • Sector 99 info
    • Sector split graphics
    • Den arrivals “North of VEL VOR” should include OCS as a possible transition for the RAMMS# arrival.
  • ZLA LOA update
    • Sector split graphics
    • EAGLZ STAR no longer exists
    • BOEGY STAR is an RNAV ONLY STAR.
  • ZOA LOA update
    • “SECTOR C” and “SECTOR D” in the table should be renamed to “AREA”, not “SECTOR”.
    • Sector split graphics

DATM

  • We need something in our directives that say to assign discrete beacon codes to aircraft requesting flight following or that will be sent to APP/CTR after TWR.
  • [LONG-TERM PROJECT] Create and manage team to completely rewrite of all FDs to better align with RW. (Including reaching out to RW controllers to better understand their procedures beyond the SOP)
    • Enroute (one is already started by Kyle Sanders with a suggested format)
    • S56 (Including SLC, PVU, and OGD Locals)
    • KJAC
    • KBOI
    • Then the rest
  • SLC Facility Directive: Parking should be updated to include the new terminal layout for those who have it. Delta occupies Concourses A, B, and Hardstand, All others are Concourse B. International Arrivals (Aeromexico, KLM, Delta) are at Concourse A.

TA

  • We teach controllers not to coordinate when a runway crossing is complete… but 7110.65 3-1-3.c specifically says it is required.
  • Training policy creation
  • Training. There should be a policy on how far in advance you can schedule a training session since there is none now
  • Pathway for promotions
  • There is no reference of “Request Control” in the ATC Coordination page.
  • VATUSA ZAE Contribution
  • Syllabus creation.
  • [After Review of ZAE materials and status] Organize CBTs
    • Add/Takeaway/Convert to webpage-as needed
  • Find the fields that radar does not extend to within ½ mile of the runways (real world, one in/one out).
    • This will also coincide with the new .DT command and will require directives to be updated to mandate Down-Time notifications at these fields.

FE

  • BIL APD: The holdshort lines on H for RWY 7 are not depicted on the diagram. Please add.
  • Provide our neighbors with a SCT map of our internal sector lines. Then a separate map that they can toggle on and off that actually draws the sector numbers and then maybe another one that also shows the altitudes. At least ZDV has some outdated ZLC reference lines. (more details found in the FE-Discussion Discord Channel pinned message: “ZLC Splits for Neighbors”)
  • .CID command doesn’t work anymore. (Assigned to NIk)
  • Remake SLC-ASDEX with new terminals. (waiting until new terminals are complete)

EC

  • Can we have the signup forms at least show who has all signed up?

WM

  • Update CBT for vATIS install: default path is setup for …/users/admin/… directory – recommend adding note to change default path (update user account admin rights temporarily)
  • Tutorial for setting up a Virtual Audio Cable/Internal Mixer allowing AFV and Discord sounds to be separated left/right.
  • New server that loads site quicker
  • New site that is less “Bells and Whistles” when it comes to ATC data and finding it. Similar to the old TikiWiki but allows easier editing of data and image placement.
  • Modernize Website (backend)
  • Submit Training Notes
    • Under Discussion. Maybe too much automation or may be a resolution to the tendency of instructors not submitting training notes.
  • Training Session Scheduling System
  • Airport Parking Spaces
    • Look at ZDC website, they have a cool feature that will tell the pilots if their gate is occupied. “Don’t recreate code that is already there.”
  • ZLC “Who’s Online”
    • List
    • Map
      • Like the POSCON method?
      • Also speak with Ben about his EuroScope sector data
  • Scheduling ATC Controlling Times
    • Speak with EC about possibly getting this to work with Events too. EC should be able to block times that require EC authority to schedule times and positions.

COMPLETED

  • 09MAY2022 By Nikolas Boling
  • 31MAR2022 By Jonah Lefkoff
    • Remove FAA information from the vSTARS BIL RVMs.
  • 28MAR2022 By Jonah Lefkoff
    • OGD APD needs to be updated. New positioning of taxiway C and small details.
    • BZN RWY 11G crosses C3 in the Scope, but not in real life.
    • It appears that KBIL RWY 28L has shifted to the NW since Google has taken the sat picture and therefore, our diagram is “off”. Reference image HERE
  • 06MAR2022 By Nathan Bauer
    • The ZLC On-Boarding checklists (home/visitor) need updating
      Example: It mentions email with login credentials, current site uses SSO.
  • 05MAR2022 By Kyle Sanders
    • KBOI vSTARS.gz Conflict Suppression around KBOI does not seem to be working, as there are CA’s going off when running TWR Trainer scenarios.
  • 26FEB2022 By Nicholas Boling
    • AFV: SLC_W_GND & PDX_S_TWR seem to bleed into each other.
  • 17FEB2022 By Kyle Sanders
    • Remove MSO Delegated airspace from vERAM Index 1 filter, as it is no longer needed.
  • 14FEB2022 By Kyle Sanders
    • vERAM KBOI “Blind spot”Right over the field where we loose track on arrivals about 1 mile final and don’t pick them back up until about a mile off the departure end.
    • May effect vSTARS as well.
    • This has been attempted to be fixed in the past but the solution created a problem with seeing the targets in TDM.
  • 13FEB2022 By Kyle Sanders
    • vSTARS Scratchpad (F7+y+Scratch) not transferring between controllers.
    • Can we get the ENROUTE TAV diagram into all of the vSTARS profiles? Also, if there is a MVA diagram over the airport, that should be included as well such as at kOGD and kPVU.
    • vATIS “VFR DEPS:”… it still doesn’t like the colon. maybe we don’t need anything there.
    • Requesting the following auto-tracking commands: .S56AT .STOPS56AT .STOPZLCAT
  • 09FEB2022 By Kyle Sanders
    • AFV orientation setup needs to be updated to include selecting a speaker option. Then explanation of the “Speaker” icon and how to toggle because headset and speaker during use.
  • 31JAN2022 By Kyle Sanders
    • An ISR for .POSCHECK that provides a basic list of items to be discussed in a normal position relief. (Take from vERAM list)
    • Requesting a .TMUmap alias to open the following link for traffic management along with references to provide precipitation advisories. https://www.vatusa.net/tmu/map/ZLC
    • Colons in the vATIS profile information are causing display issues on external websites.
    • In the last update the the S56-only POF was loaded into vERAM for the release. This should be fixed.
    • 25 kHz spacing is now 100% allowed since velocity. We should change all of our .x20 and .x70 frequencies to include the .x25 and .x75. Facility site pages along with vATIS will need to be updated as well.
  • 09JAN2022 By Ben Lindsey
    • “When logging onto GPI_XXX, it shows as online at an airport somewhere outside of the USA. When changing the callsign to the ICAO version, “KGPI_TWR” for example, it shows correctly. There may be more airports like this.” – Resolved next AIRAC with VATSpy and all.
  • 28DEC2021 By Kyle Sanders
    • TWR General control directive needs guidance for when and how to use “downtime notifications”.
    • All towered field directives need to align their Missed Approach sections closer to KSLC and KBOI format and rules.
    • We should have a general controlling directive segment that says that we only simulate RW NOTAMs (RWY/TWY closures, NAVAID outages, etc…) if the pilot requests it and it does not cause an undue delay for other non-participating aircraft.
  • 20DEC2021 By Ben Lindsey
    • GTF Local FD references inaccurate runway numbering, 16/34 should read 17/35, and runway 7/25 is not on the chart (decommissioned?)
    • The Pos Relief directive should have an actual “Checklist” in it that matches the one from vERAM. This will help those that use vSTARS or VRC.
  • 02DEC2021 By Kyle Sanders/Nik Boling
    • The Command Reference page syntax isn’t very easy to read anymore. It use to have standard colors that represented different aspects but now it seems to be all one color and sometimes not colored at all.
  • 22NOV2021 By Harry Linsenmayer
    • Need .65Z CHG1 briefing. It into effect 02DEC2021Reference the Previous Change Post.
  • 04NOV2021 By Nik Boling
    • DEL/DEP/CTR ISR and .TCRAFT commands for KHRF HALEY departure have the aircraft level off at 9,400. Considering the MVA’s in the area, it would be better to have the aircraft maintain the next thousand of feet (10k).
    • Create a POF specifically for the S56 vSTARS.gz that removes the prefix “Q” in the position SECID.
  • 08OCT2021 by Nik Boling
    • Add .TRKLOA and .TVLLOA commands to alias
    • Add BOI Departure gates added as SIG WAYPOINTS (HYVAL, SAILL, OLAAH, VALYY, BARNR, FETHR, ROARR)
  • 01SEP2021 by Nathan Bauer
    • ZWG LOA update
      • New Callsign from ZWG and reword LOA
      • Add Radar client visibility points to reduce chance of previous issues from happening in the future.
    • ZEG LOA update
      • Copy RW one and start from there.
      • RW LOA doesn’t have the phraseology for handing off so it would be a good idea to take from the ZWG one.
  • 23AUG2021 by Nathan Bauer
    • LOA QR for SGU is incorrect. It should be AOB 16K, not FL230.
  • 23AUG2021 by Ben Lindsey
    • BOI TRACON FD > PARMO STAR no longer exists
    • The BOI Departure gates found in the BOI APP FD should be in the DEL section of the Local FD and QR, requiring DEL to issue these with the BOI departure. It should also be somewhere in the BOI APP QR.
  • 12AUG2021 by Nik Boling
    • .FEEDBACK command needs to be routed to the new google forms link
    • .SLCRUGGDGND shows 34L to be used but it should be 34R.
    • MARNN needs to be a significant waypoint in vERAM, as it provides a great crossing restriction reference for CTR on the QWENN arrival into KSLC.
    • Recheck of all IAP Fix-Draw commands. Example: KJAC VOR/DME RWY 01 was listed as .JACE01F when it should be .JACF01F
  • 22JUN2021 by Nik Boling
    • Create In-Processing vERAM/vSTARS CBT like the old VRC Setup CBT.
  • 17MAY2021 by Nathan Bauer
    • All Towered Fields that have SLC_CTR as the Departure controller need to be reviewed for Standard Departure Frequencies. (These frequencies were made back when vZLC only simulated 6 CTR Sectors).
  • 24MAY2021 by Kyle Sanders
    • 7110.65Z – Review and prepare brief for ZLC on upcoming changes that affect VATSIM/ZLC.
  • 25MAY2021 by Kyle Sanders
    • Create .DT (downtime command). Update Command Ref Page
    • .MILCT command: Remove “Change to Departure” phraseology. That is only used with Military Towers.
    • ISR Syntax to include the APT ID prefix to remain consistent with the rest of Chart Recall and Fix-Draw commands. (update Command Ref Page and is worthy of a )
  • 26MAY2021 by Kyle Sanders
    • Create MSAWs, Arrival Filters, and MSAW Suppression Areas for KSLC, KBIL, KGTF, KBZN, and KBOI. (special thanks to Louis, Cian, and Nik for their help with initial stages of this project)