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GENERAL CHANGE LOG

19SEP2020

  • GENERAL
    • Updated HLN_GND frequency on Facility Directives and Position Frequency Info page




















10SEP2020 (AIRAC 2010)

  • GENERAL
    • Updated LOA Quick Reference Chart Links for AIRAC 2010

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Updated chart Recalls for AIRAC 2010
    • Fixed the following commands:
      • .HO command no longer states "feet" after the altitude.
      • .NORDKCTR and .NORDKAPP correctly reflect "RNAV" in the ISR
    • Updated ISR commands for the new KBOI SADYL FOUR (RNAV)
    • Removed relative commands for the Removed Diagrams (listed below)

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Updated NAV data for AIRAC 2010
    • KBOI SADYL THREE (RNAV) is now the SADYL FOUR (RNAV)
    • Fixed Runway Centerlines
    • Removed the following:
      • KBOI PARMO THREE (RNAV)
      • KBIL VOR-A
      • KWYS NDB RWY 01
      • KPUC VOR RWY 01
      • KPOY NDB RWY 31




















09SEP2020

  • WORKSTATION AUTO-SETUP
    • Minor update to the automatic update script.
    • Name of the file no longer has spaces in the name. Replaced with underscores (for coding purposes).
      • This may mean you need to edit/remake your shortcut but that is unlikely.




















04SEP2020v2

  • OTHER
    • Updated the Lowest Usable Flight Level (LUFL) batch file "ZLC_LUFL.bat" found here: Dropbox\ZLC Public\Other Downloads
      • Now calculates the LUFL per ZLC sector.
      • Will now automatically launch with no additional action required by user.
      • Will launch the ZLC Sector Quick Reference image for help when determining what sectors are affected by low altimeters but some users will need to run the BATCH file in Admin mode for this to work.




















04SEP2020

  • GENERAL
    • Added controller initials to controller roster
      • If you notice a discrepancy or have any special requests, please notify the DATM





















02SEP2020

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Updated .ID commands
    • New Command:
      • .TNEW - Sends a private "Welcome Newcomer" message to the selected aircraft.




















28AUG2020

  • GENERAL
    • Additional NOTAM under General regarding different flows from real world ATC
      • Due to multiple complaints from pilots, verbiage provided explaining the reason why runway assignment or airport orientation may be different from the real world.






















22AUG2020

  • GENERAL
    • New Area B sector reconfiguration for Sector 17 and 39.
      • New ZLC Sectors Quick Reference image hyperlink replaced on the Position / Frequency Info directive to reflect new changes.
        Note-Sector 99 is NOT a control position but rather a block of airspace that either Sector 17 or 39 can own given the current traffic situations. This will be more thoroughly covered when the Enroute Facility Directives are updated later on.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Updated .ID commands




















21AUG2020

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Updated ZLC Sector Diagrams
      • "ALL ZLC SECTORS"
      • ZLC_15
      • ZLC_17
      • ZLC_39

    • Added ZLC Sector Diagram
      • ZLC_99




















13AUG2020 (AIRAC 2009)

  • GENERAL
    • Updated LOA Quick Reference Chart Links

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Updated chart Recalls for AIRAC 2009
    • .PROVO No longer draws an extra diagram

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Updated NAV data for AIRAC 2009
    • KHIF ILS OR LOC Rwy 14 name change to ILS OR LOC X Rwy 14
    • Removed the following Diagrams:
      • Extra Event Diagrams
      • KBIL VOR-A
      • KWYS NDB Rwy 01




















09AUG2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • SLC LC Facility Directive Quick Reference:
      • Removed RWY specific information from the "Missed Approach" section.




















09AUG2020

  • GENERAL
    • SLC Local Control Quick Reference Missed Approach section revised to remove runway specific instructions and replaced with the Climb-Out Procedure, reflective of the Facility Directive. The Quick Reference has been updated as well.
    • SLC Approach (TRACON) Facility Directive Stockton, Jordan, and Lake Sectors have been updated to reflect the new SLC VFR Procedures.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • .MISSED changed to a more simple command of .MA
      • This command has also removed the "coming to you now." text, as this is redundant and false most of the time.




















06AUG2020

  • GENERAL
    • FREQ INFO Directive Updated
      • Primary/Preferred positions have changed form BOLD to a Light Blue color to better distinguish the position from others.
      • Added a ZLC CTR Sector Quick Reference Image link.
      • Added: AFV TRANSCEIVER INHERITANCE TREE with an explanation for the new data.
      • VATSIM CALLSIGN is now also the AFV CALLSIGN (SLC_CTR and SLC_TWR type callsigns in AFV no longer work. Reference the ZLC AFV TRANSCEIVER INHERITANCE TREE to get the correct AFV callsign for the position being worked)
    • ADDED to the General Controlling Directive: Audio For VATSIM (AFV) Use
    • AFV & Monitoring CBT Updated




















05AUG2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • FIXED: KBOI TRACON Facility Directive and Quick reference for the BEWTE, KOURT, and KYAAN Arrival information that cleared an aircraft for the wrong IAPs.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • FIXED: Alias commands for the BOI STAR ISRs




















05AUG2020

  • GENERAL
    • Use of RADAR Directive > 2-3-1.4 provides clarification on when Local Control (TWR) will initiate RADAR Tracks at Full-RDAR Towered fields:
        • Will initiate a RADAR Track of all RADAR Identified aircraft with the exception of IFR arrivals.
          • If the IFR Arrival executes a missed approach/go-around and will be sequenced by another RADAR controller, initiate a Track on the aircraft at that time.
          • Tower may initiate a RADAR track of a departure after providing takeoff clearance but no later than 1/4 mile from the departure end of the runway (DER).

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Fixed broken .THOTMIC command
    • New Command: .CID
      • Check the Command Reference page for details.
    • .SLCDEL no longer displays "Transitions". If you find anymore like this, be sure to .FEEDBACK it.
    • .HO command now sends the controller the aircraft's current altitude automatically.
    • New Command: .ZLCSEC
      • Check the Command Reference page for details. In short- Draws the "All ZLC Sectors" diagram.

  • SECTOR FILE
    • New Diagram: All ZLC Sectors
      • Allows a single click diagram that shows all of the ZLC Sectors. May also be brought up by the .ZLCSEC command.




















01AUG2020

  • GENERAL
    • The revised ZSE LOA is now effective.
      Reference the 26JUL2020v2 Change Log entry for details.




















30JUL2020

  • ALIAS FILE
    • UPDATED:
      • .VFR to show all operational VFR diagrams (Boise VFR added)
    • ADDED:
      • .OTP - ISR command to help with VFR ON TOP phraseology.

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Sector File reflects correct AIRAC
    • STAR Diagrams color change




















28JUL2020

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Commands for ALL airways updated/added

  • SECTOR FILE
    • FIXED / UPDATED:
      • SID's section labels and diagram display order
      • Airways
    • Tower Stratums (N and S) moved from STAR's to SID's




















26JUL2020v3

  • GENERAL
    • Added "Adjacent Facility/Sector Status (Online/Combinations)" to the Verbal Briefing section.




















26JUL2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • Updated ZSE/ZLC LOA posted for review.
      • New effective date: 01AUG2020
      • Added: Either Center may at its discretion provide direct routing to RNAV/GPS equipped aircraft with destinations in the receiving Center's airspace, but no farther than a transition point on a published STAR.
      • Added: ZLC Sector 06 information and inserted the diagram as "Attachment #3".
      • Reorganized the ZLC Sectors narrative in order of attachment number. This now displays our sectors in order from North to South.
      • Added: Note-This coordination must take place within 10min after SEA_CTR or GEG_APP opening without prompting.
      • Added: In order to resolve a common technical glitch in the VATSIM radar client software, when GEG_APP is online that controller must set a visibility point at "KMSO" so that GEG_APP and MSO_TWR radar clients recognize each other. MSO_TWR/GND will do the same for KGEG.




















26JUL2020

  • GENERAL
    • The SLC APP (S56) Jordan sector has a second radio site (RW). In order for that to work with the neighboring frequencies the crystals (frequency) had to be changed to 128.6. 124.3 is currently not in use. All ZLC Resource Center reference data changed to reflect this change.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • .HO command now automatically capitalizes the NAVAID or Reference Fix and phraseology is formatted correctly.

  • POF FILE
    • SLC_J_APP Frequency changed to new 128.6




















25JUL2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • CHANGED: General Controlling Direcive > TOWER/LOCAL CONTROL > TWR Use of DNM/RR — TO — TOWER/LOCAL CONTROL > IFR Releases and Rolling Calls
      • Completely overhauled to make use of Full RADAR Tower capabilities, impletemented a new IFR release and Rolling Call procedure when appropriate, and did away with Departure Notification Messages from Class B and C fields.
        Note-Reference the new CBT concerning the new Call-For-Release, Rolling Calls, and Tower RADAR Services HERE
    • Use of Scratchpad Directive
      • It is no longer required to enter a scratchpad heading if the heading being assigned is what the Facility Directive calls for.
      • Clarification added: If the pilot is assigned a specific non-graphical ODP, this must be reflected in the Scratchpad.
      • Clarification added: Utilize the Scratchpad to denote the type of VFR RADAR service or non-service a pilot is to receive.
      • Added a note clarifying that the Scratchpad entries listed in the GENERAL/ENROUTE section is to be assigned as appropriate.
    • Use of RADAR (RADAR Simulation) Directive
      • Added: Clarity for Full Radar Airport Towers concerning when to apply certain RADAR services and associated phraseology.
      • NOTE-If uncomfortable with RADAR procedures, please reach out to the training department prior to controlling a Class B or C airport Tower.
    • Facility Directives
      • SLC LC
        • CLEARANCE DELIVERY:
          • Clarification added for when a PDC is to be sent along with guidance for the .TNOPDC command.
          • VFR departure instructions revised to more accurately align with real world procedures.
        • LOCAL CONTROL:
          • Departures section revised to remove the need for Departure Notification Messages (DNM).
          • Revision of the entire Missed Approach / Go Around section.
          • VFR Operations section revised to align more accurately with real world procedures.
      • BOI LC
        • Revision of the entire Missed Approach / Go Around section.
      • BIL LC
        • Revision of the entire Missed Approach / Go Around section.




















25JUL2020

  • GENERAL
    • ADDED: In General Controlling Directive > Approach Control
      • GENERAL: Drop track control of IFR arrivals upon communication change to Local Control. This allows RADAR certified controllers at Full RADAR towers to acquire track control if needed (such as a missed approach).

  • ALIAS FILE
    • FIXED: SUN RNAV (GPS) X RWY 31 commands

  • SECTOR FILE
    • ADDED UNDER ZLC SECTORS (SIDs DIAGRAM):
      • ZLC_AREAS - This diagram shows the outline of areas A, B, C, and D.
    • ADDED SLC DIAGRAMS UNDER S56 TRACON (STARs DIAGRAM):
      • TOWER AIRSPACE RVM
      • TOWER STRATUM (S)
      • TOWER STRATUM (N)




















24JUN2020

  • POF FILE
    • To more accurately align with the real world Navigation Reference System (NRS), we are changing many of our Handoff ID's (SECID).
    • Towers that are attached to the TRACON/APPCTL facility that is the Primary field and has a NRS Sector ID associated with it, will be prefixed with that overlying facility's NRS prefix, for example: GTF_APP facility prefix is G and therefore GTF_TWR will be GT and GTF_GND will be GG.
    • All other Towers and below are assigned a random number as a suffix and will be prefixed by the letter of the position, for example: OGD TWR will be T1 and OGD GND will be G1. OGD DEL, if it exsisted, would be D1.
FACILITY:NRS PREFIX:
BIG SKY APP (BOI and BZN approach)B
BILLINGS TRACONI
GREAT FALLS TRACONG
MOUNTAIN HOME (MOU)M
S56 TRACON (including SLC LC/GC/CD positions)Q
SPOKANE APPU
ZLC ARTCC (SLC_CTR)U













































23JUL2020

  • GENERAL
    • Added a directive to note that "Through-Clearances are not authorized in ZLC airspace due to limitations of software and resource simulation." This may be found here: General Controlling Directive > Clearance Delivery > Routing




















22JUL2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • Tips-For-Pilots page Equipment Suffix Codes Section- AOPA link about Mode C Transponders has been replaced with an informative YouTube video.




















22JUL2020 (7110.65Y CHG2)

  • GENERAL
    • The following changes were made to the FAA JO 7110.65Y for the “Change 2” release and affect our VATSIM/vZLC operations. These changes were made effective on 16JUL2020; We apologize for the delay in distributing this information.

      • 2−1−4. OPERATIONAL PRIORITY
        • NOTE-Due to the nature of VATSIM's “First Come, First Server” policy, only provide priority handling of aircraft if the pilots of other aircraft that will be delayed agree to the priority handling that would be provided to the aircraft requesting the service.

          • The term “MEDEVAC” is no longer identified as a Callsign. It is now used as a prefix to an FAA authorized callsign to notify the ATC of the need for priority handling. Expect aircraft requesting priority handling for medical reasons to check-in with a “MEDEVAC” prior to their callsign and they might not use that term again while speaking with you. “MEDEVAC November One Two Three” or "MEDEVAC CAREAIR Seven Two Niner".
            • If a flight plan includes the letter “L” for “MEDEVAC” and/or includes “MEDEVAC” in the Remarks section of the flight plan, the entries are considered informational in nature only and not an identification for operational priority.

          • Provide priority handling to AIR EVAC and HOSP flights ONLY when verbally requested by the pilot.

      • 2−1−25. WHEELS DOWN CHECK
        • United States Air Force (USAF) no longer require ATC to provide a “Wheels Down Check” in the landing clearance phraseology. This still applies to United States Army and Navy aircraft.

      • 2−1−29. RVSM OPERATIONS
        • Now ATC may allow aircraft to remain in RVSM airspace using reduced vertical separation minima after the loss of a transponder or Mode C altitude reporting.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • The .65P command has been updated to include the link to the newest 7110.65Y CH2 (full with Basic and CH1) PDF.




















16JUL2020 (AIRAC 2008)

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Updated chart Recalls for AIRAC 2008
    • The WILDHORSE VOR/DME (.NAVILR) command reflects new frequency.
    • Release For Departure (.RFD) ISR command no longer states "ZULU"
    • Added Alias commands to reflect new IAPs

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Updated NAV data for AIRAC 2008
    • New IAPs:
      • WHEATLAND COUNTY AT HARLOWTON (KHWQ) RNAV (GPS) RWY 27
      • BIG HORN COUNY (00U) RNAV (GPS) RWY 26




















11JUL2020

  • WORKSTATION AUTO-SETUP
    • Added URL to open the AviationWeather TAF site for all towered fields in the ZLC ARTCC.




















07JUL2020

  • GENERAL
    • ADDED "TOD CALC.BAT" to the "Other Downloads" folder to assist in quick calculation of general Top-of-Descent figures.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • .ARCHZDEP now reflects "SCANT" correctly in ISR
    • Added a new command (.TEQUIP) that sends a message to the pilot asking for their equipment suffix, also provides a link explaining what an equipment suffix is.

  • SECTOR FILE
    • OGD ILS or LOC 03 Diagram lines now reflect the TCH to JOSIF route




















05JUL2020

  • POF FILE
    • Fixed minor error with SLC_C_TWR squawk code assignments.




















01JUL2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • The Pilot NOTAMs page has been revamped to remove runway direction OPS from every field and only display information that is useful to the pilots about certain fields. This will be an on-going project.
    • Added the ZSE/ZLC LOA Pilot Presenation link to KMSO in the Pilot NOTAMs Page. Please direct pilots to this link whenever they have questions about how KMSO communications are handled.




















01JUL2020

  • GENERAL
    • The new ZLC/ZSE Letter of Agreement is now effective. LINK




















29JUN2020

  • GENERAL
    • The 'Assumption of Position Responsibility' section of the 'Position Assumption/Relief Directive' has been updated to clarify when the Relieving Specialist is to PRIM the frequency and when the Specialist Being Relieved is to un-PRIM.




















26JUN2020v3

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Fixed an issue where the airports would not be drawn via "VIEW>AIRPORTS" in VRC.




















26JUL2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • Significant changes to the ZSE/ZLC Letter of Agreement will become effective 01JUL2020. CLICK HERE to preview the document.
      MSO Presentation CBT added to the Computer Based Training > Misc. section.




















26JUN2020

  • GENERAL
    • SLC Local Facility Directive Quick Reference page has been updated to change Westbound VFR MPQ departures to maintain 6,500 instead of the previous 5,500. Expect further updates to the VFR procedures for SLC in the near future.
  • SECTOR FILE
    • Airports ID's and Locations updated.




















25JUN2020

  • ALIAS FILE
    • These commands have been added in preparation for upcoming changes to the DNM system and the ZSE/ZLC LOA.
SyntaxDescriptionExample
.RC_ Controller Sector ID _ any additional infoSends selected aircraft Callsign and Rolling Call message to designated controller as a Private Notification Message .RC 1S rwy 18
.RT_ Controller Sector ID _ any additional infoSends selected aircraft Callsign and Rejected Takeoff message to designated controller as a Private Notification Message. .RT 1S rwy 18
.MSORLSSends correct phraseology message releasing control of Missoula Airspace. Reference note #23 .MSORLS
.MSOMCSends correct phraseology message assuming control of Missoula Airspace. Reference note #23 .MSOMC






















24JUN2020

  • SECTOR FILE
    • RNAV (GPS) RWY 34 (7SO airport) Diagram updated to no longer draw a random line to the south.
    • SVALY Departure Procedure (U42 airport) Diagram now depicts the holding pattern over FFU.




















23JUN2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • When a change is posted to the Change Log and that change contains information that will take longer than 1min to review and become compliant with, that Change Log link will be posted in the ZLC Discord channel “chg_log_notifications”.
      It is important to note that not every change will be posted in this channel in order to reduce the amount of notificaitons sent to all ZLC members.




















23JUN2020

  • SECTOR FILE
    • MSO Combined Diagram has been updated to reflect SFC-140 instead of SFC-130. It is also been moved into the Delegated Airspace Diagram.




















20JUN2020v3

  • GENERAL
    • Added RNAV routing to the LOA Quick Reference for appropriate ZLA airports.




















20JUN2020v2

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Added the vATCSCC Proposed routing just incase it becomes the Standard for today's event.




















20JUN2020

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Event Diagrams updated in the SID section for the TRANSCON Event




















19JUN2020v3

  • GENERAL
    • Changed the General Control Directive "Controlled and Uncontrolled" section to a more accurate title of "Towered and Non-Towered"
    • Added a note to the General Control Directive- Towered and Non-Towered section:

      Towered and Non-Towered Facilities

      *All facilities under the jurisdiction of ZLC ARTCC are considered "open" while appropriate ATC are online to control those facilities.
      Note-If pilot wishes to simulate the towered field being closed, it is the appropriate time that the field would be non-towered in real world, and there is no other traffic that will be affected, ZLC ATC may simulate that field as non-towered for that pilot.




















19JUN2020v2

  • ALIAS FILE
    • 3 Letter Identifier (3LD) / Telephony ISR updated. Please forward all discrepancies you find via the ZLC Feedback From Controllers form.
      Note-Please remember that if the callsign is not found in the FAA JO Order 7340.2 or is not a common and well-established VA in the ZLC area, the 3LD/Telephony will NOT be added to this ISR.




















19JUN2020

  • GENERAL
    • LAHSO materials have been added to the TWF and OGD facility directives.
    • Available Landing Distance for BZN, TWF, and OGD have been added to the Quick Reference page of each field "Local Control" section.
    • Added to the SLC Facility Directive:
      All Jet-Turbine aircraft on a Departure Procedure must be issued "Maintain 230kts" in their initial departure clearance.
      Note-This information is automatically sent when a PDC is issued.




















18JUN2020 (AIRAC 2007)

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Updated chart recalls for AIRAC 2007

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Updated NAV data for AIRAC 2007




















12JUN2020




















10JUN2020v4

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Significant Changes to the ISR and textual handling of the PROVO ODP and the SVALY departures.




















10JUN2020v3




















10JUN2020v2

  • GENERAL
    • Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) added to BZN Facility Directive under Local Control




















10JUN2020

  • GENERAL
    • ADDED "VCOA Avail." to the notes section of graphical ODPs in the Facility Directives and Quick References for towered fields.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • ADDED "VCOA Avail." to the the ISR of TWR'd fields for the ODPs that have that option.




















08JUN2020v2

Software/Program Manuals

  1. Prior to utilizing any software or program for controlling or assisting in your controlling duties, you are required be familiar with and have read the manual published by the developer.
  2. If the member does not understand a certain feature or section in the manual/documentation, that member is expected to reach out to a member of the ZLC training department immediately for clarification.




















08JUN2020

  • ALIAS FILE
    • .CGULLGND now shows 16R as a pref runway as well
    • .KPVUC command fixed




















07JUN2020v2

  • ALIAS FILE
    • .TQWENNAPPN command fixed to clear the pilot for ILS 34R instead of 34L.




















07JUN2020

  • SECTOR FILE
    • vERAM Sector File (unofficial) has been released for the upcoming FNO on 12JUN2020. This is located here: Dropbox\zlc public\ZLC Facility Files (Live Update)\SECTOR FILES\ZLC_vERAM_unofficial.gz
      Note-As a reminder, ZLC does not yet officially support any radar client other than VRC.




















05JUN2020v2

  • POF FILE
    • The previously released (05JUN2020) POF file was not formated correctly. Utilize the one that was just released.




















05JUN2020

  • GENERAL
    • All Real World ZLC (SLC_CTR) sectors/frequencies are now available for use via AFV.
      • The Position / Frequency Info page has been updated to reflect this.
      • Facility Directives for each of these sectors are a Work In Progress. For now, utilize the Quick Reference pages and revert to your training/experience and use your best judgement in areas that are not covered by current ZLC Publications.

  • POF FILE
    • Updated to include all RW ZLC (SLC_CTR) frequencies/Sectors
    • Updated ZDV and ZSE commonly used sectors.




















03JUN2020

  • GENERAL
    • The following is for the upcoming FNO Event on 12JUN2020.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • ADDED Mandatory Routing Commands for SLC_DEL to issue SEA and DEN arrivals.
SyntaxDescriptionExample
. 3 letter arrival airport RChanges the routing of the selected aircraft to the preferred RNAV event routing. .SEAR
. 3 letter arrival airport NRChanges the routing of the selected aircraft to the preferred Non-RNAV (or doesn't have the new STARS) event routing. .SEANR
.THOLD FIX Altitude to hold at EFC Time Will issue a private message simulating a CPDLC message for holding instructions for fixes listed in the Event Brief..THOLDOCS FL250 0120

  • SECTOR FILE
    • ADDED: Diagrams of the EVENT CTR Split and Standard routings to the top of the SIDs section.

  • POF FILE
    • ADDED: EVENT CTR Split information for easier SECTOR ID's.

  • OTHER
    • ADDED a FNO JUN2020 Hold Tracking Speadsheet (Use the .HOLDTRACKING command for access.)




















01JUN2020v3

  • SECTOR FILE
    • Airport Layout diagram color scheme changed to black and white.
      Note-Future improvements to Airport Layout diagrams to be released at a later date.

    • Added all real-world ZLC CTR sectorization
      Note-SOP/FD Work in progress.

    • Added Metering Lines Diagram to STARS > ZLC Center.

  • ALIAS FILE
    • Added command to draw Metering Lines: .METER




















01JUN2020v2

  • POF FILE
    • TWF_APP ARTSTAG (Target Symbol) changed from 'I' to 'A' in order to reduce confusion with mode-C intruders.




















01JUN2020

  • ALIAS FILE
    • .tnopdc command will now include the controller's callsign and frequency in the advisory message to the pilot.





















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