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by Cristóbal Catalán
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Transitioning from virtual to real controlling
Replies: 0
Views: 10518

Transitioning from virtual to real controlling

Hey guys! I wanted to post an update about what's going on in my life right now and my recent inactivity on the ARTCC. As some of you (but not all) may know, I took a long leave of absence sometime last year in the middle of my S3/MTR training. This was in part from me abandoning university and my f...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: Simultaneous Non-Precision Approaches
Replies: 2
Views: 8392

Simultaneous Non-Precision Approaches

I was going over through some of the old S3 training material to keep some retention on the theoretical knowledge and I was wondering the following: Take for example you are working P80 and are providing radar services to two IFR Skyhawks, one being 123AB and 321CD, both headed to Hillsboro. 123AB w...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quote Wall
Replies: 39
Views: 25025

Re: Quote Wall

Cristóbal Catalán wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Manav Rohilla wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:21 pm
*snip*
Celnav flight!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9GZMoOAeSY

Mandatory! LOL
by Cristóbal Catalán
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Iron Mic Clean Sweep Attempt?
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Iron Mic Clean Sweep Attempt?

We've been getting Top 20 in all lists for the last weeks without an organized attempt for both SeaTac and PDX. I think we can do it! Sign me up.
by Cristóbal Catalán
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quote Wall
Replies: 39
Views: 25025

Re: Quote Wall

This happened over teamspeak. I was on Portland Tower. SEA_CTR: Hey guys, Oakland Center just requested that I provide 20 mile separation for aircraft headed there. PDX_TWR [jokingly]: Why don't you provide 20 mile vertical separation? PDX_GND: Would they be required to contact Houston Space Center...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quote Wall
Replies: 39
Views: 25025

Re: Quote Wall

SEA_TWR: "Seattle Approach, Seattle Tower."
SEA_APP: "Go ahead."
SEA_TWR: "Yeah, uh. Do you know how to report a UFO?"

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by Cristóbal Catalán
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: APPROACH SCOPE CONFIGURATION
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: APPROACH SCOPE CONFIGURATION

Cristobal, -snip- Hope this helps! Frank Frank, Your diagrams are really the saving grace here! I was originally using the East Flow Diagram in the Maps section of the website, but those are in a big need for updating as they still show some old arrivals into Portland. Thank you very much for the t...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: APPROACH SCOPE CONFIGURATION
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: APPROACH SCOPE CONFIGURATION

Cristobal and made some alias commands to display both the diagrams and intersections when they were needed I would really wish to know how you did this? This sounds fascinating! Peter, .dhhood .fd KPDX.HHOOD3 (RNAV) .dhhood2 .ff HHOOD BULRN SSDEE THEID EMZEY CIZZL YORKY NNUTT .dkratr .fd KPDX.KRAT...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: APPROACH SCOPE CONFIGURATION
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

APPROACH SCOPE CONFIGURATION

Hey all! I started my Portland Approach training not too long ago and I've been having some issues with my scope and its configuration. On the first session, Jerry helped me set up my scope with the necessary diagrams and fixes in VRC, but I felt it was too cluttered. On my second session, I took ou...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Thu May 31, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: PDC Question
Replies: 4
Views: 5501

Re: PDC Question

Is there an alias command for those? I always find myself writing them up manually with the format presented in the Documents section, which kinda defeats the purpose of a clearance ment to be given on the go.
by Cristóbal Catalán
Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ZAN FNO
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

ZAN FNO

Most of you have probably heard about the new LOA with Anchorage. I noticed we don't have a support event set up for the FNO, which got me wondering -- are we expected to come and support ZAN with staffing up some of their (or ours, probably SeaTac?) airspace locations?
by Cristóbal Catalán
Sun May 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: P80 Live?
Replies: 1
Views: 18073

P80 Live?

Would be fun to have an event where we can staff up the entire P80 TRACON for VFR and IFR traffic all around. Troutdale, Hillsboro and Aurora don't get enough love and it'd not only be a great experience to have an entire sector controlled, but also would offer a great opportunity for newly certifie...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: VFR Radar Operations
Replies: 1
Views: 14535

VFR Radar Operations

I've been studying the Seattle area documents and other pieces of relevant information for the process of checking out for Seattle Tower and a few questions have come up the back of my mind. SOP 003 states the following: iii. Certain towers will be given authority to use radar procedures to separate...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: vSTARS' Tower View Function
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

vSTARS' Tower View Function

If you use vSTARS 1.1 you might or mightn't know of a particularly neat feature it offers when used in conjunction with the vPilot client and your flight simulator of choice (I use Flight Simulator X and it works for me, not quite sure if it works with P3D or xPlane). Using the .startproxy command i...
by Cristóbal Catalán
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: VFR Crossfire
Replies: 1
Views: 719

VFR Crossfire

I'm not quite up to date on the events the ARTCC is currently planning, but it'd be fun having a VFR event a la Boston ARTCC's Regional Circuit, having full staffing between two airports to provide services for both participating and non-participating aircraft. This would be a great opportunity to p...