ZMA ARTCC Staff

In order to smoothly and efficiently execute the various tasks of the Miami ARTCC, staff members must clearly understand their respective roles and the organization of the staff. That information is provided by this policy statement.

STAFF ORGANIZATION AND DESCRIPTION

ARTCC Air Traffic Manager (ATM) – Fady Botros

  • Appointed and removed per VATUSA policy; reports to the VATUSA Southern Region Director (DAT).
  • Responsible for the overall administration of the ARTCC.
  • Responsible for appointing staff members as described below.

Deputy Air Traffic Manager (DATM) – James Bain

  • Appointed and removed by the ATM; reports to the ATM.
  • Acts as the Air Traffic Manager (ATM) in their absence.
  • Jointly responsible for administration of the roster and accuracy of the roster information.
  • Responsible for administration of Visiting Controllers.
  • Jointly responsible for monitoring the state of the ARTCC.
  • Responsible for assisting in development and roll out of major projects
  • Responsible for other tasks as may be assigned by the ATM from time to time.

Training Administrator (TA) –

  • Appointed and removed by the ATM, approved by VATUSA3; reports to the ATM and VATUSA3.
  • Responsible for the development and execution of the training program.
  • Responsible for the selection of Staff Instructors and Mentors.
  • Responsible for the quality of the Staff Instructors and Mentors.
  • Works with Staff Instructors and Mentors to develop their knowledge.

Deputy Training Administrator (DTA) – Guillermo Striddels

  • Appointed by the TA, approved by the ATM, and removed by either; reports to the TA.
  • Acts as Training Administrator (TA) in their absence.
  • Works with the ATM, DATM and TA with processing of applications for Visiting and Transferring Controllers.
  • Assists with internal student record management.
  • Assists the TA with the management of the training program curriculum.

Event Coordinator (EC) – Daniel Channani

  • Appointed and removed by the ATM; reports to the ATM.
  • Assists the ATM to develop the Event Program.
  • Liaison to Group Flights, Virtual Airlines, ARTCCs and VATSIM Staff for event related activities.
  • Responsible for promotion of ARTCC sponsored events.
  • Responsible for coordinating ATC requirements for Group Flight and VA events.
  • Responsible for publishing an Event debrief, for the FAB members.

Facility Engineer (FE) – Erik Quinn

  • Appointed and removed by the ATM; reports to the ATM.
  • Acts as an adviser to the ATM and DATM on technical aspects of flight simulation.
  • Maintains and updates radar client files, SOPs, LOAs and related documents with approval by the ATM.
  • Works with other ARTCCs to approve LOAs and SOPs.
  • Will evaluate, as needed, scenery used within ARTCC airspace to determine impact on operations.

Assistant Facility Engineer (AFE) – Shane Friedman

  • Appointed and removed by the FE, approved by the ATM; reports to the FE and ATM.
  • Maintains and updates radar client files, SOPs, LOAs and related documents with approval by the ATM.
  • Assists the FE in ARTCC file design.

Webmaster/IT Specialist (IT) – Larry Wimble

  • Appointed and removed by the ATM; reports to the ATM.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining the ARTCC website.
  • Designs and programs new applications requested by the ATM and Facility Advisory Board.

Assistant Webmaster/IT Specialist (AIT) – Sergio Lopez

  • Appointed and removed by the IT, approved by the ATM; reports to the IT and ATM.
  • Responsible for assisting in the building and maintaining the ARTCC website.
  • Assists the IT in the designs and programs new applications.

INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF

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Instructors (INS)

Botros, Fadyfady.botros@zmaartcc.net

Channani, Danieldaniel.channani@zmaartcc.net

Henderson, Ronron.henderson@zmaartcc.net

Michaels, Fredfred.michaels@zmaartcc.net

Striddels, Guillermoguillermo.striddels@zmaartcc.net

Mentors (MNTR)

Bain, Jamesjames.bain@zmaartcc.net

Friedman, Shaneshane.friedman@zmaartcc.net

Guarino, Johnnyjohnny.guarino@zmaartcc.net

Lopez, Sergiosergio.lopez@zmaartcc.net

Quinn, Erikerik.quinn@zmaartcc.net

Urbanski, Richrich.urbanski@zmaartcc.net

  • Responsible for development of the capabilities of Controllers through execution of the Training Program.
  • Participate in the development of the Training Program.
  • Continually assess the capabilities of the ARTCC personnel for the TA.
  • Responsible for development of the capabilities of Controllers through execution of the Training Program.
  • Continually assess the capabilities of the ARTCC personnel for the TA.

 

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