Mandatory Briefing Items

Mandatory Briefing Item's are required to be checked prior to logging onto a control position. This list will display any MBI's that are currently active. Concerns regarding MBI's shall be directed to the Initiator of the MBI.

MBIs supersede any SOP, even those released after the MBI. Once an MBI is completely incorporated into the SOP, it will be removed from the list below. Until then, it is in effect.

Title Effective Date Cancel Date Initiated By Summary
ZNY Official vSTARS Support 17 Nov 2019 UFN AM vZNY now officially supports vSTARS again
Using the Audio For VATSIM Standalone Client 14 Oct 2019 UFN KM Introduces the new Audio For VATSIM and introduces new procedures.
PHL DEP/APP Training Combined 28 Aug 2018 UFN YJ, ED Philly Departure and Approach are now one certification.
New Climb via SID Phraseology 10 Sep 2017 UFN YJ New Climb via SID Phraseology.
List Of Automated Teamspeak Policies 02 Feb 2017 UFN AJ Automatic Teamspeak Policies
Clarification: Local Control Departure Separation 14 Oct 2016 UFN JR This MBI clarifies proper separation methods for departures in the Local Control environment.
ASDE-X Simulation 22 Feb 2016 UFN AJ Requires pilots to operate transponders with altitude reporting mode on all taxiways and runways at airports equipped with ASDE-X equipment.
Hard vs. Temporary Altitude Usage 15 Jan 2016 UFN AJ Elaborates on the usage of temporary vs. hard altitudes and clarifies handoff procedures.
Changes to Baltimore Washington arrivals 5 Nov 2015 UFN MN Modifies procedures that are used for arrivals to Baltimore/Washington airport (KBWI).
Changes to Washington Dulles arrivals 19 Oct 2015 UFN MN Modifies procedures that are used for arrivals to Washington Dulles airport (KIAD).
Change in Oceanic Clearance Procedures 03 Oct 2014 UFN MN Modifies the procedures that are used to issue Oceanic Clearances in New York Center airspace.
New ZNY ARTCC Nomenclature 19 Sep 2014 UFN AJ, MN Specifies the new nomenclature for New York Center positions.

Authorized NOTAMs

This list will display any Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) that are currently active and approved to be simulated. Concerns regarding NOTAMs shall be directed to the Senior Staff.

  • Authorized NOTAMs are required to be checked prior to logging onto a control position.
  • Authorized NOTAMs should be disseminated to the pilot by including them in the airport ATIS for which they apply unless specified otherwise.
  • Dates are in the format [YEAR] [MONTH] [DAY] [UTC TIME] unless specified otherwise.
  • Every effort should be made to have pilots comply with the current NOTAMs; however, if a pilot does not wish to simulate the NOTAM or is too new to simulate the NOTAM, then the controller shall consider the NOTAM null and void.
  • Anything NOT included in this list is strictly PROHIBITED from being simulated on VATSIM.


NOTAMs Required in ATIS

These NOTAMs should be disseminated to the pilots by including them in the airport ATIS for which they apply.

Facility Effective Date Cancel Date Summary
LGA 1603131820 UFN BIRD ACTIVITY IN VICINITY OF LGA ARPT.
LGA 1610140010 UFN CPDLC OPERATIONAL
JFK 1904010300 1911162200 RWY 13L/31R CLOSED. AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST ONLY. *** Refer to JFK Runway Closure MBI for more info. ***
JFK 1602251800 PERM CPDLC OPERATIONAL.
JFK 1603131753 UFN BIRD ACTIVITY VICINITY ARPT.
JFK 1603131753 UFN NUM CRANES OPERATING AT JFK.
JFK 1603131820 UFN READBACK ALL RWY HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS.
EWR 1602181957 PERM CPDLC OPERATIONAL.
EWR 1603131827 UFN USE CAUTION FOR BIRDS AND CRANES IN THE VICINITY OF EWR.
EWR 1603131828 UFN READBACK ALL RUNWAY HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS AND ASSIGNED ALT.
TEB 1603131831 UFN BIRD ACTVTY VCNTY TEB ARPT.
TEB 1603131832 UFN TEB DEPS MUST COMPLY WITH ALL ALT RESTRICTIONS AS PUBLISHED.
TEB 1603131832 UFN ALL PILOTS FOLLOW NOISE ABATEMENT PROCEDURES.
TEB 1603131833 UFN READBACK HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS.
HPN 1603131838 UFN BIRD ACTIVITY VICINITY HPN ARPT.
HPN 1603131838 UFN READBACK ALL RWY HOLD SHORT INSTRUCTIONS.
Operational NOTAMs

These NOTAMs are required to be complied with by the controller, but do not need to specifically be disseminated to the pilots.

Facility Effective Date Cancel Date Summary
LGA 1610031932EST 1612311100EST LGA TWY E BTN TWY CC AND TWY DD, TWY DD BTN TWY E AND TWY CC, TWY CC BTN TWY G AND TWY E CLSD TO ACFT WINGSPAN MORE THAN 125FT
LGA 1605041749EST 1611150500EST LGA AD AP MIGRATORY BIRD ACT INCREASED
LGA 1610120400EST 1611121100EST LGA APRON TAXILANE ZA NOW TWY A
LGA 1602011825EST 1611102359EST LGA STAR LAGAURDIA, NEW YORK, NY. HAARP THREE ARRIVAL... TURBOJET AIRCRAFT EXPECT TO CROSS BASYE AT 8000.
LGA 1609191731EST 1705011731EST LGA IAP LAGUARDIA, NEW YORK, NY. RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 4, AMDT 1... PROCEDURE NA.
LGA 1609191722EST 1705011722EST GA IAP LAGUARDIA, NEW YORK, NY. LDA-A, AMDT 2D... CIRCLING CAT A/B MDA 760/HAA 736. MISSED APPROACH: CLIMB TO 3000 VIA LGA VOR/DME R-225 TO PROUD INT AND HOLD.
LGA 1606061325EST 1701161325EST LGA IAP LA GUARDIA, NEW YORK, NY. LOC RWY 31, AMDT 3B... NOTE: HELICOPTER VISIBILITY REDUCTION BELOW 3/4 SM NA. DISREGARD NOTES: WHEN VGSI INOP, STRAIGHT-IN/CIRCLING RWY 31 PROCEDURE NA AT NIGHT. HELICOPTER VISIBILITY REDUCTION BELOW 1 SM NA.
JFK 1904010300 1911162200 NUMEROUS TWYS IN PROXIMITY TO RWY 13L/31R CLOSED. REFER TO MBI FOR MORE INFO.
JFK 1603091403 PERM JFK NAV OGY NDB DECOMMISSIONED.
JFK 1511101408 PERM CRI NAV VOR RADIALS 224-035 UNUSABLE.
JFK 1510221921 PERM CRI NAV VOR RADIALS 047-175 UNUSABLE.
JFK 1603081855EST 1610181854EST JFK IAP JOHN F KENNEDY INTL, NEW YORK, NY. RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 13R, ORIG... PROCEDURE NA.
JFK 1602011545EST 1611102359EST JFK STAR PARCH1 RNAV TRACKS VIA CRAIL AND CAPIT WPS N/A EXPECT RADAR VECTORS TO FINAL APPROACH COURSE PRIOR TO ROBER.
JFK 1601281627EST 1609081627EST JFK IAP JOHN F KENNEDY INTL, NEW YORK, NY. ILS OR LOC RWY 13L, AMDT 17... ILS RWY 13L (CAT II), AMDT 17... CHANGE PLANVIEW NOTE TO READ: RADAR REQUIRED. IAF ROUTES FROM COVIR, KMCHI, AND BUZON: NOT AUTHORIZED.
JFK 1510190434EST 1604160434EST JFK VFP JOHN F KENNEDY INTL, NEW YORK, NY. BELMONT VISUAL RWY 22L, ORIG... PROCEDURE NA EXCEPT FOR AIRCRAFT EQUIPPED WITH SUITABLE RNAV SYSTEM WITH GPS, CRI R-068 UNUSABLE.
JFK 1603142000 PERM NUMS RWY AND TWY CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED AT JFK. RWY 4L/22R HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO INTERSECT WITH TWY E. TWY EE HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED. TWY ZA HAS BEEN RENAMED TO TWY E EAST OF RWY 13L/31R. TWY E HAS BEEN RENAMED TO DB WHERE IT ONCE CROSSED RWY 13L/31R. TWY K HAS BEEN RENAMED TO K1 WHERE IT INTERSECTS WITH RWY 4L/22R. TWY KA HAS BEEN RENAMED TO K2. TWY KB HAS BEEN RENAMED TO K3. KC HAS BEEN RENAMED TO K4. TERMINAL 3 HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED.
JFK 1603151443 1610251443 KENNEDY THREE DEPARTURE...DEPARTURE ROUTE DESCRIPTION, TAKEOFF RUNWAYS 31L/31R: BRIDGE CLIMB NA. ALL OTHER DATA REMAINS AS PUBLISHED.
PHL 1511212017 PERM PHL TWY H BTN TWY D AND TWY E CLSD.
PHL 1603171407 PERM TWY F RENAMED TWY B. NEW TWY F COMMISSIONED PARALLEL TO TWY E. TWY E5 COMMISSIONED.
EWR 1601221607 PERM COL NAV VOR/DME 230-240 UNUSABLE.
EWR 1601281503EST 1609081502EST EWR IAP NEWARK LIBERTY INTL, NEWARK, NJ. RNAV (GPS) X RWY 29, ORIG... PROCEDURE NA.
EWR 1511102132EST 1605082132EST EWR IAP NEWARK LIBERTY INTL, NEWARK, NJ. VOR RWY 11, AMDT 2D... PROCEDURE NA.
TEB 1603131837 UFN TEB FI/T STAR TETERBORO, TETERBORO, NJ. MAZIE TWO ARRIVAL: PUBLISHED HOLDING AT MAZIE NOT AUTHORIZED.
TEB 1603171347 PERM TWY M NO LONGER EXISTS.
HPN 1510051927EST 1605161927EST HPN IAP WESTCHESTER COUNTY, WHITE PLAINS, NY. VOR/DME-A, AMDT 4B... PROCEDURE NA.