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    Sector: CZVR.CZVR.CZVR.ACC6Booking for CZVR.CZVR.CZVR.ACC6 created on the POSCON HQ.
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    Sector: RKRR.RKRR.RKRR.GEC1Open the ATC Incheon Control from Seoul, Come to fly!!
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    Sector: LOVV.LOVV.NACC.N2Booking for LOVV.LOVV.NACC.N2 created on the POSCON HQ.
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    Sector: VABF.VABB.VABB.BOMTContact Tower @ 118.1 Hope to see you on the scopes
  9. This is a single-member limited liability company which does business peripheral to the non-profit organization. Infrastructure and software created by the Positive Control Network NPO is permitted to be leased to Positive Control LLC for use under the terms of its agreement with the Positive Control Network NPO.
  10. This is a non-profit operated in United States of America and organized under 26 CFR Section 1.501(c)(3)-1 which allows for tax exempted status. It is classified as an educational non-profit and maintains a management and development staff consisting of mostly volunteers permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The NPO owns all of the network infrastructure and all network operations are conducted under it's umbrella. As a registered NPO, the Positive Control Network reserves the right to earn revenue for sustainability purposes; any revenue earned is spent in furtherance of the network's infrastructure. While staff are legally permitted to earn salaries, currently no member of the staff earns a salary from POSCON. Below is the Positive Control Network NPO Reporting Chart. For a list of who holds current positions, please visit our About Us page.
  11. Positive Control was founded on the idea of re-envisioning the way an online flight simulation network should be managed and developed. To that end, we have spent a considerable amount of time, effort, and money to create the absolute best organizational structure for our members. We are very proud of what we have created and we believe that our structure should instill a high degree of confidence in the legitimacy of this network. The Positive Control organization is divided into two separate entities; a non-profit organization (NPO) and a limited liability company (LLC). The NPO is referred to as "Positive Control Network NPO" and the LLC is referred to as "Positive Control LLC".
  12. In general, membership of POSCON is governed by a set of shared member expectations based on core values. In other words, we rely on the fact that people generally know what right and wrong are. POSCON expects members, whenever they are communicating on any part of the network, to act within the confines of the network’s shared values: Mutual respect Responsibility and accountability Empathy and courtesy Honesty If you are posting on the forums, you need to comply with these basic guidelines. POSCON membership is a privilege, NOT a right. This is not a public utility, and members do not have any special, government-issued rights. Other than avoiding cases of discrimination, POSCON has no special responsibility when it comes to allowing members access to the network. It's that simple. Behave or be gone.
  13. Submitting feedback is never required but is highly recommended as it helps in the learning and development process of the POSCON membership. Here are some example scenarios when submitting feedback may be warranted: If you feel a pilot or air traffic controller lacks knowledge critical to their position or rank. If a pilot or air traffic controller is transmitting non-critical information on a frequency that is designated for air traffic services only. If you feel that an air traffic controller is overwhelmed and loses positive control of a situation. If a controller or pilot is not communicating properly or is not following specified procedures. And most importantly, don’t forget to leave positive feedback when someone did a good job!
  14. TERMS DEFINITIONS ATS Air Traffic Service Feedback A method of leaving positive or negative comments about another POSCON member's conduct or performance on the network. Live Mode A connected server mode that allows a user to be an active participant. In this mode, a user is visible and unmuted to all other users. Moderator A member of the POSCON staff that serves as the "judge" of the feedback and determines what to do about it. Submitter The user submitting feedback about another user. Receiver The user receiving feedback.
  15. It is imperative POSCON ATC tread softly when dealing with pilots. This is a new network with unusual bugs. A pilot's failure to contact or comply with your instructions may not necessarily be an indication of his or her competency level. A lot of users will have software installed and configured incorrectly; we must be willing to work with them. Since POSCON does not have any sort of text messaging communication method currently, we have developed a procedure that must be followed for dealing with unresponsive pilots: In this example, a pilot is violating controlled airspace: Call the aircraft on Guard to try and get them to contact you on an appropriate frequency. Check the Live Map and see what frequency pilot is on. If they are not monitoring Guard, open the Moderator Voice Tool and attempt to contact the pilot on one of the frequencies they are tuned to. If you are not hearing a response from pilot, ask for basic communication verifications such as: Turns for radar identification IDENT Issue a new squawk code Is pilot interfering with other live traffic? If NO, then continue to monitor pilot and attempt contact. File negative feedback for the pilot regarding the repeated attempts to contact them with no response. If YES, then report the pilot to the POSCON Moderator staff by clicking the Report Issue button on the Live Map. In your report, make sure to include as much detail as possible and a Moderator will intervene in real-time to ghost or disconnect the aircraft. Use your best judgement when using Report Issue button. Sometimes a trolling event will require immediate intervention and such steps outlined above need not be followed. Most importantly, document as much as you can while dealing with feedback or moderation issues. Any issues with the policy, please email [email protected]
  16. ATC are required to provide top-down services to all unstaffed sectors and facilities below the current sector/facility that they are controlling. For example, you are are staffing KJFK Tower and both JFK Ground and KJFK Clearance Delivery are offline. In this case, you are responsible for providing KJFK Ground and KJFK Clearance Delivery services as well as KJFK Tower. The same concept applies if you are controlling an Enroute position with no ATC online below you. You must control the Enroute position in addition to any other Approach and Towers that may exist below you in the FIR. Typically, one frequency shall be used for top-down controlling. In this case, role playing of lower positions is not permitted. For example, you are working New York Center on 125.325. You are not permitted to handoff to yourself on the same frequency and pretend to be New York Approach. If you desire to role play in this way, you can electively enable additional transmitters/frequencies as long as the quality of services is not degraded. As soon as you begin missing radio communications or there is a significant amount of blocked transmissions occurring, you MUST switch back to the single frequency method.
  17. Controllers shall monitor Guard (121.500 MHz) at all times. In most cases, this will be set up in the VSCS panel, but if it is not, use the Moderator Voice Tool located in the POSCON Launcher.
  18. This tool is designed to be used in times of desperation and shall not be used for normal operations to contact pilots. Always attempt to use frequencies and transmitters setup in your VSCS panel first. If you are unable to raise a pilot via the VSCS panel frequencies, then you may use the Moderator Voice Tool as a last resort. Under no circumstances should you use the Moderator Voice Tool to conduct casual conversations with pilots or reach out to a pilot far away from your control zone.
  19. Effective January 27th, 2021, the NDA for the ATC-related software is lifted. You may discuss ATC with users who are not under NDA and you may share screen shots, but please keep the following in mind, if you are using sector data that is not your own, then don't share images of the radar screen or you risk getting yourself in trouble. POSCON’s development is currently in the beta stage and you agree to use your voice in a positive manner when experiencing any kind of bug on the Positive Control Network. In other words, please do not accentuate any issue encountered while using the network and remind viewers that POSCON is still in beta. Also, it would be extremely helpful if you could contact us directly about any bug you experience so that it can be rectified as soon as possible. POSCON expects ATC to always behave in a professional manner while on the network, especially while producing content that represents ATC portion of this network. If there are any questions on this policy, ASK me before doing something you are unsure about. Thank you.
  20. In general, real-world AIP rules and regulations shall be followed by air traffic controllers at all times. Each Division Manager is permitted to submit a formal request to POSCON to approve certain deviations from real-world procedures. If approved, then those approved deviations will be listed in the respective Division page. Some examples of possible deviations include: The ability to issue clearances into closed/inactive airports. The ability to utilize closed runways and/or taxiways. The ability to utilize inactive navigational equipment, charts, and routes. The following deviations are globally approved for all Divisions: The ability to provide service to pilots during times when a real-world air traffic control facility is normally closed (operating times). The ability to provide VFR clearances to pilots during instrument meteorological conditions.
  21. Definition: When an air traffic controller intentionally denies service to a pilot on POSCON when the same service would normally be provided to the pilot in the real-world under the same set of circumstances. In general, denial of service to pilots is not permitted for any reason. The only exception to this rule is if a pilot declares an emergency and, due to workload the controller is unable to handle the emergency, the controller is permitted to ask the pilot to ghost.
  22. Andrew Heath


    Controllers are required to schedule their ATC sessions by creating an event here: https://hq.poscon.net/membership/controller/booking/create. Please accomplish this before each session, regardless of whether you plan on connecting in the future or right away. Other Rules: Make sure you show up for the scheduled time and you are online for a minimum of 90% of the scheduled time. Minimum time to schedule for is one hour. Make sure to update your current booking or add a new booking if you plan on staying on longer than anticipated. Keep the "Additional Notes" section professional.
  23. Access to the Radar Client is restricted to those members with the proper SSO ATC authorization. This authorization is individually granted by the POSCON Director of Training. There is currently no method of becoming an air traffic controller on POSCON without permission from the Director of Training. The option to download the Radar Client will become available only when the Director of Training marks ATC access granted in a user's profile. If you are unable to download the Radar Client after this authorization is granted, you may need to log out and back into the Launcher Client. Obtaining SSO ATC access only gets you as far as being able to download the Radar Client. Before you are able to Sign-In to any position, you must first obtain at least one Authority (Division) authorization from the Director of Training or his designee. This authorization is granted manually upon completion of the POSCON ATC Onboarding CBT. Please allow at least 24 hours for this authorization to be processed after the completion of the CBT. If you still have not obtained the proper authorization after 24 hours, send an email to [email protected] and advise him that you have completed the training module. To check what authorizations you have, please visit your Profile > ATC Approvals section: You can filter your authorizations by clicking the filters button in the top left corner of the table. This will allow you to search by column headers: Each sector has four roles available to users: Data, Radar, Instructor, and Supervisor. If you have authorization for a role, it will be indicated with a green check-mark.
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    Sector: KZTL.ZTL.1.42Booking for KZTL.ZTL.1.42 created on the POSCON HQ.
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    Sector: KZBW.ZBW.B.37Booking for KZBW.ZBW.B.37 created on the POSCON HQ.
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    Sector: VOMF.VOMM.VOMM.MAACChennai Control!
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    Sector: EHAA.EHAA.ACC.EHAAS4Booking for EHAA.EHAA.ACC.EHAAS4 created on the POSCON HQ.
  28. Obrigado a todos os pilotos que participaram no nosso Open Airspace day. ---- Thanks to all the pilots who participated in our Open Airspace day!!
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