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vSTARS Sector File Suite The only part of the Suite that was updated was the ABQ file for revised KABQ SIDs ATOMK, FYSTA,JEMEZ, MNZNO, RDRNR and STARs KRKEE, LOWBO, LZZRD routings and the addition of some new associated waypoints. The files for ABQ and U90 have Runway Pair Configuration, CRDR, for your enjoyment. Be sure to read thoroughly the instructions for use and practice typing the commands to enable them prior to using in practice. If you see any issues with these files please email the ZAB_FE so they can be addressed. 06/10/14 Sector File
ZAB Trinity 6/2014 Sector File This update revised KABQ SIDs ATOMK, FYSTA,JEMEZ, MNZNO, RDRNR and STARs KRKEE, LOWBO, LZZRD routings and added some new associated waypoints Remember for tower and ground controllers the taxiway designators are turned on with the Static Text command in VRC. The ZIP file only contains a .sct2 file that will work in both clients. 06/10/14 Sector File
vSTARS Waypoints Updated file for vSTARS to locate waypoints with .find command. Current with AIRAC 1407. The file with the original vSTARS program is for 5/2011 and is out of date. My last posted update is also out of date. The waypoint file that vSTARS uses is located in your Documents and Settings/User (or whatever your name you gave your computer)/Appdata/vSTARS/NavData folder. You should see two files, one for airports and one for waypoints; you only need to replace the waypoint one. However, save the old file by adding "old" to the filename you find and then unzip this file to the folder and all should be OK. Update 07/10/14 Sector File
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Phoenix TRACON 7110.65A (6/18/07) This order establishes procedures that are to be used for the operating positions at Phoenix Terminal Radar Approach Control (P50 TRACON). It is emphasized that information contained herein is designed and specifically for use in a virtual controlling environment. It is not applicable, nor should be referenced for live operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The procedures contained within this order document how the positions are to be operated and, in conjunction with FAA Orders 7110.10, 7110.65, and 7210.3, will be the basis for performance evaluations, training, and certification. Standard Operating Procedure
Albuquerque Center 7110.149B (11/13/09) This order contains standard operating procedures and sector descriptions for VATUSA Albuquerque ARTCC (ZAB) operational positions. It is emphasized that information contained herein is designed and specifically for use in a virtual controlling environment. It is not applicable, nor should be referenced for live operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). These procedures supplement FAA Order 7110.65. Controllers staffing ZAB center sectors shall become familiar with the provisions of this document and exercise their best judgment when encountering situations this order does not cover. Standard Operating Procedure
Phoenix Tower 7110.1A (1/08/08) This order prescribes air traffic control procedures and functions for the Phoenix Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT). It is emphasized that information contained herein is designed and specifically for use in a virtual controlling environment. It is not applicable, nor should be referenced for live operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). If a conflict arises in the interpretation of the instructions and/or guidelines of this order, controllers shall use good judgment to maintain a safe operation. The procedures contained within this order, in conjunction with FAA Orders 7110.10, 7110.65, and 7210.3, will be the basis for performance evaluations, training, and certification. Standard Operating Procedure
Albuquerque ATCT/TRACON 7110.1A (09/01/07) This order establishes standard operating procedures for air traffic operations in the Albuquerque Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) terminal area. It is emphasized that information contained herein is designed and specifically for use in a virtual controlling environment. It is not applicable, nor should be referenced for live operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). If a conflict arises in the interpretation of the instructions and/or guidelines of this order, controllers shall use good judgment to maintain a safe operation. The procedures contained within this order, in conjunction with FAA Orders 7110.10, 7110.65, and 7210.3, will be the basis for performance evaluations, training, and certification Standard Operating Procedure
El Paso ATCT/TRACON 7000.1A (07/06/07) This order provides the guidance necessary for daily air traffic control operations of the El Paso Air Traffic Control Tower (ELP ATCT). It is emphasized that information contained herein is designed and specifically for use in a virtual controlling environment. It is not applicable, nor should be referenced for live operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The procedures contained within this order document how control positions are to be operated and, in conjunction with FAA Orders 7110.10, 7110.65, and 7210.3, will be the basis for performance evaluations, training, and certification. Standard Operating Procedure
Tucson TRACON 7110.6A (09/17/2010) This order establishes procedures that are to be used for the operating positions at Tucson Terminal Radar Approach Control (U90 TRACON). It is emphasized that information contained herein is designed and specifically for use in a virtual controlling environment. It is not applicable, nor should be referenced for live operations in the National Airspace System (NAS). The procedures contained within this order document how the positions are to be operated and, in conjunction with FAA Orders 7110.10, 7110.65, and 7210.3, will be the basis for performance evaluations, training, and certification. Standard Operating Procedure
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Albuquerque ARTCC and El Paso ATCT/TRACON Letter of Agreement This Letter of Agreement delegates authority, defines responsibility, and established procedures for El Paso (ELP) Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to provide Air Traffic Control service to aircraft departing, arriving, and transitioning the ELP terminal area. This agreement supplements procedures found in FAA Order 7110.65. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Albuquerque ATCT/TRACON Letter of Agreement This letter of agreement delegates airspace, defines responsibilities, and establishes procedures for Albuquerque (ABQ) Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to provide approach control service in the Albuquerque, NM Terminal Area. It is supplementary to the procedures in FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
Phoenix TRACON and Phoenix ATCT Letter of Agreement This Letter of Agreement establishes procedures for coordinating air traffic between Phoenix Tower (PHX) and Phoenix TRACON (P50). This agreement is supplementary to FAA Order 7110.65. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Phoenix TRACON Letter of Agreement This letter of agreement delegates airspace, defines responsibilities, and establishes procedures between the Albuquerque ARTCC (Center) and Phoenix TRACON (TRACON) for approach control service in the Phoenix, AZ terminal area. It is supplementary to the procedures in FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Denver ARTCC Letter of Agreement his agreement establishes standard coordination procedures for VATUSA Albuquerque Center (ZAB) and VATUSA Denver Center (ZDV), and is supplementary to FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Forth Worth ARTCC Letter of Agreement The following agreement establishes intercenter coordination procedures between Albuquerque ARTCC (ZAB) and Fort Worth ARTCC (ZFW). This agreement is supplementary to the procedures contained in FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC Houston ARTCC Letter of Agreement This letter of agreement establishes intercenter coordination procedures between VATUSA Albuquerque ARTCC (ZAB) and VATUSA Houston ARTCC (ZHU). This agreement is supplementary to the procedures in FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Kansas City ARTCC Letter of Agreement This letter of agreement describes coordination procedures between VATUSA Albuquerque ARTCC (ZAB) and VATUSA Kansas City ARTCC (ZKC), and is supplementary to FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Los Angeles ARTCC Letter of Agreement This letter of agreement prescribes radar hand-off and coordination procedures, delegation of airspace, and altitude/route assignments between VATUSA Albuquerque Center (ZAB) and VATUSA Los Angeles Center (ZLA), and is supplementary to FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
P50 TRACON and SDL ATCT Letter of Agreement This Letter of Agreement delegates authority, defines responsibility, and established procedures for Scottsdale (SDL) Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Phoenix TRACON (P50) to provide Air Traffic Control service to aircraft departing, arriving, and transitioning the SDL Class D surface area. This agreement supplements procedures found in FAA Order 7110.65. Letter Of Agreement
Albuquerque ARTCC and Northwest Air Guard vSOA Letter of Agreement This letter of agreement delegates airspace, defines responsibilities, and establishes procedures between the Albuquerque ARTCC (Center) and the Northwest Air Guard (NWAG) for AWACS service within the ARTCC. It is supplementary to the procedures in FAA Order 7110.65, Air Traffic Control. Letter Of Agreement
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ZAB Quick Reference Guide NEW UPDATE - This quick reference guide shows the frequencies of the most commonly used positions within ZAB. Several errors from previous versions have been corrected. --Courtesy David Stokes Douglas Miscellaneous
ZAB POF File (1/11/12) Creates positions for other active controlling positions within recognized facilities and forces that position to use the proper squawk code ranges. Updated AIRAC 1113 Jan. 1, 2012. Miscellaneous
Alias File for VRC/ASRC Alias file for use with VRC allowing for the use of preset text commands instead of typing the command out. Miscellaneous
Air to Ground (AGP) Importer An air to ground file importer for VRC. Allows .AGP files to be installed to a VRC communications panel. Miscellaneous
Air to Ground Files (AGP) This Air to Ground file allows for the automatic installation of Albuquerque Airport Air to Ground frequencies. Miscellaneous
Sweatbox Server List Included in this file are the server files to add the VATSIM Sweatbox servers to the VRC lists. For VRC, put the myservers.txt file in the main directory of VRC.. You may have to restart the application for the server to show in your VRC server list. Miscellaneous
VATSIM: Global Ratings Policy This is the current revision of the global ratings policy, the latest revision is available at http://www.vatsim.net Miscellaneous
Airport and VOR Identifier Study Guide This study document allows students to familiarize themselves with Airport and VOR identifier names. Miscellaneous
ZAB VOR Guide This is a directory of all Albuquerque ARTCC VORs and First Tier VORs. This guide will help identify VOR codes and also will identify the ARTCC location of the VOR. Miscellaneous
Phoenix TRACON Expansion Letter and Graph This letter is from the Phoenix TRACON ATM, and includes a graph with frequencies and altitude stratum. Service is set to begin on February 6th, 2014. Miscellaneous
S1 Student Files 2012 This is an update based on AIRAC cycle 1113. It includes the current Sector, POF and alias files. Also includes the S1 Training Syllabus, cheat sheets, and general training materials. Access the READ ME file for more information. 01/05/12 Miscellaneous
S1 Training Syllabus Use the S1 Training Syllabus as a guide to the information you will need to know to start controlling at ZAB. It should be used in conjunction with the VATUSA Training Resource Center and other self-study material available on the web. Miscellaneous
P50 Class B VFR Operations This guide will give you the phraseology and procedures with dealing with VFR aircraft around the Phoenix TRACON areas. Edit 01/18/2012. Miscellaneous
S3/C1 Instrument Approach Procedures This training guide will help you learn how to read Instrument Approach Procedures (plates) and how to vector for them. Miscellaneous
P50 Airport/Delta Cheat Sheet This simple, not-to-scale diagram shows the runway numbers and Class D ceilings for the satellite airports around the P50. 01/18/12 Miscellaneous
File Name File Description File Category
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1001 - Controller Ratings and Certifications VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1001 - Controller Ratings and Certifications Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1002 - Major Facility Designation VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1002 - Major Facility Designation Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1006 - Mentors VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1006 - Mentors Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1009 - Instructors VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1009 - Instructors Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1010 - Training Operations at ZAB VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1010 - Training Operations at ZAB Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1011 - Testing VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1011 - Testing Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1012 - Sector File Usage VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1012 - Sector File Usage Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1013 - Facility Advisory Board VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1013 - Facility Advisory Board Policy
VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1014 - ARTCC Staff Positions VATUSA ZAB Order 7210.1014 - ARTCC Staff Positions Policy
VATSIM: Global Ratings Policy This is the VATSIM Global Ratings Policy current as of 02/25/2011. The latest document revision can be located at http://www.vatsim.net Policy
ZAB Policy 7210.15 Temporary Training Solo Endorsements (TTSE) This policy allows for S2 and S3 students to work at designated training facilities without supervision while receiving training for advancement to S3 and C1. Policy
ZAB Controller Policy Manual 7210.001 NEW and consolidated Controller Policy manual. Replaces previous policies 7210: 1003,1004,1005,1007 and 1008. Policy