CZEG FIR Staff

Meet Our Dedicated Team

FIR Chief - Owen Kane

Senior Staff
  • Responsible for all operations associated with the CZEG FIR.
  • Reports to the VATCAN Regional  Director(VATCVAN1) and oversees operations and management for CZEG FIR.
  • Attends quarterly VATCAN FIR Staff meetings to report on CZEG activities and to stay abreast of VATCAN issues and policies.
  • Initiates, obtains VATCAN Regional Director approval for, and maintains CZEG Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Provides for coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests.
  • Establishes an Assistant FIR Chief position and defines the duties of that position. Submits selection to the VATCAN Regional Director (VATCAN1) for final approval and announcement.
  • Nominates Instructor candidates to the CZEG Chief Instructor and or VATCAN Training Director for approval and announcement
  • Recommends disciplinary actions to the Regional Director Of Training (VATCAN3).
  • Functions as a Senior Staff member and attends quarterly Staff meetings
  • Reports to the FIR Chief
  • Assists in management of ATC Roster, permissions and access, Discord administration, and other general administrative tasks associated with ATC organization
  • Organizes Quarterly Staff Meetings, sets agenda and records and publishes minutes 
  • Assists in development of FIR SOPs, LOAs, Policies, and more
  • Maintains a high online presence
  • Completes other duties as assigned by FIR Chief
  • Functions as a Senior Staff member and attends quarterly Staff meetings

Assistant FIR Chief -Vacant

Senior Staff

Chief Instructor (CI) - Josh Agins

Senior Staff
  • Reports to the FIR Chief
  • Manage and lead the training program to make it effective and efficient for all FIR controllers
  • Maintain an adequate staff of instructors and mentors to meet FIR training needs
  • Update and maintain training website material and certification system
  • Develop and implement training policies, SOPs, and more
  • Oversee and manage student assignments to training staff
  • Perform duties as a staff Instructor
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Maintains a high online presence
  • Completes other duties as assigned by FIR Chief
  • Functions as a Senior Staff member and attends quarterly Staff meeting
  • Reports to  FIR Chief
  • Develops, maintains and manages the FIRs facilities infrastructure, including sector files, alias files, position files, Euroscope facilities files, Audio for VATSIM database etc.
  • Responds quickly to facilities issues and needs
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Functions as Senior Staff and attends quarterly staff meetings

Facilities Engineer (FE) - Gustavo Aguilar

Senior Staff

Event Coordinator - Marc Ernst

Senior Staff
  • Reports to the Assistant FIR Chief and FIR Chief
  • Coordinate with divisional/neighboring ARTCCs and FIR's for event support and planning purposes
  • Act as primary liaison between virtual aviation organizations and the FIR
  • Develop ideas for events which promote the FIR and community, potentially including but not limited to member gatherings, group flights, and fly-in/fly-out events
  • Manage event position assignments and position restrictions when necessary
  • Develop and distribute (via social media, website, etc.) marketing material to promote events, the FIR, and the community
  • Oversee Assistant Events Coordinator position if established
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Other duties as assigned by AFC and FC
  • Function as a Senior Staff member and attends quarterly meetings
  • Reports to the FIR Chief
  • Manages and oversees the FIR data services including web content and delivery, Discord, web services, email systems, data storage systems, etc.
  • Responds quickly to website and data systems needs
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures for operation and maintenance of the FIR web and data systems
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Other duties as assigned by FIR Chief
  • Functions as a Senior Staff and attends quarterly meetings

Webmaster - Vacant

Senior Staff

Assistant Chief Instructor - Vacant

FIR Staff
  • Reports to the Chief Instructor
  • Assists with the training program to make it effective and efficient for all FIR controllers
  • Maintain an adequate staff of instructors and mentors to meet FIR training needs
  • Assists with update and maintain training website material and certification system
  • Perform duties as a staff Instructor
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Completes other duties as assigned by FIR Chief
  • Functions as a FIR Staff member and attends Staff meetings when required
  • Reports to the Events Coordinator,
  • In EC absense reports to Assistant FIR Chief or FIR Chief
  • Assists the Events Coordinator in event planning and advertising
  • Act as a liaison between virtual aviation organizations and the FIR
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Other duties as assigned by Events Coordinator
  • Function as a Staff member and attends Staff meetings when required

Assistant Events Coordinator - Youness Khinit

FIR Staff

Assistant Facility Engineer- Tony Koch

Fir Staff
  • Reports to the Facility Engineer
  • In absense of the FE reports  to the Assistant FIR Chief or FIR Chief
  • Assists the Facility Engineer in maintaining and managing the FIRs facilities infrastructure, including sector files, alias files, position files, ATIS Files and Euroscope facilities files, Audio for VATSIM database etc.
  • Maintain a high online presence
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Functions as a Staff member and attends Staff meetings when required