TO: All CPC-IT and CPCs in the Virtual Washington ARTCC.
SUBJECT: vATIS USAGE.
EFFECTIVE DATE: 08 SEPTEMBER 2014
PURPOSE: To standardize vATIS templates and usage across the ARTCC.
All CPC-ITs and CPCs holding at least an S1 rating, who have
completed the vATIS training (or already know how to use it) and are working a local control position or above (or ground/delivery if a controller working local control or above is active) shall utilize a vATIS if controlling for more than sixty (60) minutes. Voice ATISes shall only be used when matching real-world facilities lacking a D-ATIS or vATIS is not working.
vATIS templates for KDCA, KIAD, KBWI and KRDU (the four fields that we will be using vATIS for) will be available for all controllers via the ZDC forums by the effective date. Their usage is recommended for consistency.
Setting up vATIS is easy, please refer to http://www.radarcontact.me
or ask a training staff member for assistance.