Event Hosts

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UAL008 Kevin Finch
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Event Hosts

Post by UAL008 Kevin Finch » December 12th, 2020, 4:54 pm

I live in -4 UTC (one hour ahead of Boston/New York/Washington, D.C., etc.) so events between 2300Z and 0400Z (3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. PST) work for me, and many of VATSIM's events fall in that time slot. Several West Coast/Pacific pilots find that too early - they're getting home from work and eating dinner - and maybe it's too late for our European pilots.

One suggestion that arose from our recent events poll was that each event have an Event Host to lead the event. This is often the VP-Events but it's impossible for one person to propose/fly all events in any time zone.

vUAL is currently seeking volunteer Event Hosts for 2021 events. Please e-mail your proposed events to vp-events@virtualunitedairlines.org.

Event Hosts would:
- suggest an event (date, time, city pair) to the VP-Events. That event could be a VATSIM event that an ARTCC has already planned. The more lead time, the better.

- if the VP-Events agrees to the event, it will be added to the Events Calendar and the Event Host will be advised. If 10 or more pilots sign up for an event, the VP-Events will reach out to arrange ATC for the event. The VP-Events would start a forum thread where the Event Host could respond to enquiries from pilots.

- check the event's forum thread every two-three days, and the day before and the day of the event for last minute enquiries.

- check whether the default airport matches current charts. (For example, KORD has changed a lot since FSX and P3D v1-4 came out; links to updated AFCADs/sceneries would be appreciated). If you're an FSX/P3D pilot and don't have X-Plane, that's OK; provide suggestions for the sim you use.

- (optionally) research freeware/payware scenery for the airports involved

- log on to VATSIM and TeamSpeak about 10 minutes before the event and co-ordinate with your fellow fliers.

- after the event, advise the VP-Events about participation levels (number of participants rather than names), what went right, what could be improved in the future, etc.

A new Event Host Award will be established with Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platimum levels for hosts who lead five, 10, 15 and 20 events, respectively. (One host per event, at least one additional pilot must participate to qualify as an event; multiple airport events such as KBOS-KEWR-KIAD, count as one event.). The VP-Events is eligible for this award for events that he hosts. Check the Resources | Downloads page for a tracking sheet.
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UAL008 Kevin Finch
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Re: Event Hosts

Post by UAL008 Kevin Finch » June 13th, 2021, 7:34 am

Well, it's been six months - yesterday - since I put the request for event hosts out, in response to a suggestion from one of our members.

One person stepped up, RJAA HM Dennis Lynn, for the June 19-20 event. Kudos, Dennis. With the exception of Dennis's action, colour me disappointed in this airline.

This would have been an optimal way to promote a hub, for any pilot to invite us to fly in their home airspace.

The call for hub managers is down; the awards are removed.
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