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Top Controllers - Oct '17
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En-Route / Oceanic
1 Brandon Barrett (I1) 14:17
2 Reuben Prevost (I3) 05:12
3 Matthew Kosmoski (C1) 03:27
4 Cole Connelly (I1) 03:19
5 Brighton McMinn (SUP) 03:15
Terminal RADAR
1 Carson Page (S3) 13:39
2 Joshua Hooker (S3) 04:20
3 Jason Diket (C1) 04:12
4 Sebastian Knoop-Troullier (S3) 03:23
5 Reuben Prevost (I3) 03:09
C/G/L Control
1 Ryan Barnes (S2) 93:09
2 Odin Morris (S1) 19:09
3 Brandon Wening (S2) 16:25
4 Chip Belcher (S1) 11:48
5 Ethan Hawes (I1) 08:52
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ARTCC Management

Air Traffic Manager (ATM)

Matthew Kosmoski (MK) - atm@zhuartcc.org

  • Responsible for all operations associated with the Houston ARTCC.
  • Reports to the region's Air Traffic Director and oversees operations and management for an assigned ARTCC.
  • Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM server.
  • Functions as VATUSA HQ staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
  • Establishes an ARTCC web page and oversees its maintenance.
  • Initiates, obtains Air Traffic Director approval for, and maintains ARTCC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provides for coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests. Optionally, establishes a staff of "Mentors" to assist new controllers and guests.
  • Works with Region Events Coordinator on events that may affect the ARTCC's operations.
  • Conducts testing and training as defined, and in accordance with, the VATUSA Training SOP.
  • Optionally, conducts additional training and testing on area-specific subjects.
  • Establishes an Assistant ATM position and defines the duties of that position. Submits selection to the region Air Traffic Director for final approval and announcement.
  • Nominates Instructor candidates to the Training Administrator or Training Director for Training Department approval and announcement
  • Recommends disciplinary actions to the region Air Traffic Director.

Deputy Air Traffic Manager (DATM)

Mark Jeffreys (MJ) - datm@zhuartcc.org

  • Monitors the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
  • Reports to the ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager.  
  • Assists in the development and execution of ARTCC projects.
  • Maintains an on line presence on the VATSIM server.
  • Functions as ARTCC senior staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
  • Assists in coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests.
  • Conducts testing and training as defined, and in accordance with, the VATUSA Training SOP.
  • Optionally, conducts additional training and testing on area-specific subjects.  
  • Assumes the duties of the ATM when he is unavailable.

Training Administrator (TA)

Reuben Prevost (RT) - ta@zhuartcc.org

  • Responsible for the quality of the staff instructors and mentors.
  • Reports to the ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager and to the VATUSA Training Director.
  • Oversees and administers the ARTCC training program.  
  • Develops an implements training-related material and projects.
  • Ensures that ARTCC instructor positions are adequately staffed. Recruits new instructors and recommends appointments to the ARTCC ATM and the VATUSA Training Department.
  • Works with instructors and mentors to develop their knowledge and to ensure that training standards are being uniformly applied to all students. 
  • Tracks the progress of student controllers, including testing, promotions, and recurrent and remedial instruction.
  • Manages and leads the Training Division of ZHU.

Events Coordinator (EC)

Evan Bradley (EA) - ec@zhuartcc.org

  • Reports to the ARTCC DATM and ATM. 
  • Identifies and develops events to generate traffic and to promote the ARTCC.
  • Implements and oversees approved events. 
  • Coordinates with neighboring ARTCCs to arrange support for ZHU-hosted events, and arranges ZHU support for neighboring events.
  • Maintains relationships with virtual airlines, coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting the ZHU airspace.
  • Develops and distributes marketing material (graphics, news posts, forum posts, etc) to promote events and the ARTCC.
  • Leads and manages events division of ZHU.

Instructors (INS) - instructors@zhuartcc.org

Brandon Barrett (BA)
Cole Connelly (CD)
Reuben Prevost (RT)

  • Develops the air traffic control capabilities of the ARTCC members.
  • Reports to the ARTCC TA and the ATM. 
  • Assists in developing new training programs.
  • Assigns written tests to students.
  • Administers and assesses position certification practical exams, rating-promotion practical exams.
  • Identifies and recommends new mentors.

Mentors (MTR) - mentors@zhuartcc.org

Evan Bradley (EA)
Jason Diket (JD)
Alan Johnston (AJ)
Matthew Kosmoski (MK)
Jason Lu (JL)

  • Assists in developing the air traffic control capabilities of the ARTCC staff.
  • Reports to the ARTCC TA and the ATM. 
  • Monitors, assists, and educates student controllers in air traffic control procedures and ARTCC standard operating procedures.
  • Recommends students for observation or testing to the staff instructors.

Webmaster (WM)

Carson Page (CP)
Jonathan Voss (JV) - wm@zhuartcc.org

  • Reports to the DATM.
  • Maintains, updates and manages the ARTCC web site.
  • Manages the ARTCC-assigned email accounts at the direction of the ATM.
  • Technical advisor to the ATM

Facility Engineer (FE)

Jason Lu (JL) - fe@zhuartcc.org
Assistant: Carson Page (CP) - afe@zhuartcc.org

  • Reports to the ATM
  • Maintains and updates sector files, SOP's LOA's and the ARTCC Operating Policy
  • Manages the ZHU Engineering Division
  • Works with VATUSA and other ARTCC's to approve LOA's and SOP's