Daniel Everman
Training Administrator
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Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:13 pm
Location: KSJC

The Winds of Change

Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:36 pm


I don't really want to beat around the bush here, so I'll be up front with the purpose of this post. Lately, I've found myself with less free time between going to school and working full time, and increasingly I've found myself showing less enthusiasm for my staff position here. As such, I have made the decision to step down as TA, effective as soon as my replacement is selected and named. Whoever that individual may be, I can assure all of you that you're being left in good hands.

During my time as TA I feel like we've built a great community together and that this facility is in a better place than where it was when I took over. I hope that all of you reading this feel the same way as well, and I'd like to thank all of you for making this possible. I've met so many great faces through this network, many of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting for real over the past couple of years. I don't plan on being a stranger to any of you, and rest assured I'll still be around in TS and plug into positions on occasion. If I luck out I may even see some of you at the next ZLA Dinner or whatever live event/convention I'm able to make it out to.

To quote a wise bear, "it's been an absolute pleasure, gentlemen."

Also since I referenced it in the title here's the link you were going to go to anyway.
Daniel Everman
Former ZLA Training Administrator

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Matthew Kramer
Deputy Air Traffic Manager
Posts: 117
Joined: Thu May 17, 2007 11:56 am
VATSIM CID: 845421
Location: Los Angeles

Re: The Winds of Change

Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:45 pm

Daniel, I can not express how sincere my thanks to you for your absolute dedication to this facility, its staff, our training team, and VATSIM as a whole. Your wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm, and kinship will be greatly missed, and I wish you happiness and good fortune in all of your future endeavors. We owe you a great debt, and I am both confident and proud to say that under your leadership we have made some excellent controllers, and I have no doubt your efforts will continue to yield fantastic results for years to come.

On a personal note, I am very sad to see you go, but I understand completely how life twists and turns and we find ourselves in different places perhaps more quickly than even we realized.

To the staff and controllers of ZLA: know that Daniel has worked tirelessly over the last year and a half to make our hobby enjoyable, educational, and realistic. Though his efforts may have gone unseen, trust me when I say that from the new S1 and S2 students we have to the C1s who have been here for ages, Daniel has made a giant, positive impact on the way we operate with some "under the hood" improvements and tools that will continue to serve staff and controller here alike. We are excited for what the future brings.

And Daniel, I better see you at the dinner because I need to borrow your laptop....

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Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:23 pm
VATSIM CID: 1419746

Re: The Winds of Change

Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:45 pm

:cry: :violin: :violin: :violin: (What Kramer said)

Joshua Borges
Staff Instructor
Posts: 56
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:45 pm

Re: The Winds of Change

Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:51 pm


It's been an absolute pleasure serving under you - as an instructor. You have put more time and dedication into this ARTCC then most of us will in a lifetime.
Thank you for your chats, guidance, and mentorship. You truly have made vZLA great again.

Josh "JU" Borges | ZLA Instructor

Rory Hennessy
Event Coordinator
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:43 am
VATSIM CID: 1299662
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Re: The Winds of Change

Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:32 am


I want to personally thank you for all you have done at this facility and all you have personally taught me.
I thank you for being a mentor to me in the world of VATSIM and guiding me as I took over the position of EC. Your knowledge was and is very valuable and I think we can all agree that you have been an important part of everyone's progression here at ZLA.
Thanks for all the great memories!

Rory Hennessy
ZLA Event Coordinator

Troy Nakauchi
FAB Member
Posts: 139
Joined: Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:53 am

Re: The Winds of Change

Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:07 am


I watched you grow from a little S1 on sweatbox to full retirement. I call this a success.

Thanks for the SOPs :)


P.S. No really though thanks

P.P.S. <3 SR
Troy Notgonnaworkhere

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Enrico Noia
Posts: 32
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:41 am
Location: Milano, Italy

Re: The Winds of Change

Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:40 pm


Thank you very much for all you've done for the ARTCC and for all the hours you've spent training me.

Thank you


Nick Saffari
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:38 pm
VATSIM CID: 1423316

Re: The Winds of Change

Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:52 pm

It's been a pleasure ;)

Tim Roden
Posts: 301
Joined: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:56 pm
VATSIM CID: 1206494
Location: CYXS

Re: The Winds of Change

Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm


I cry every time

ZLA's Resident Canadian™ :flags-canada:

Is this the workout room?

Nick Christopher
Air Traffic Manager
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:40 pm

Re: The Winds of Change

Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:32 am

DE, your dedication and efforts don't go unnoticed around here. Anyone can see how much has improved since you took on this role.
Of course, we understand priorities and that change is required. There will be big shoes to fill. All the best moving forward.
Nick Christopher
ZLA Air Traffic Manager

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Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:15 am

Re: The Winds of Change

Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 am


Thank you for all of your countless hours to help train me, and others. We'll look forward to continuing to see you on the scopes.
Jason Kaminsky (JI)

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Sam Carman
FAB Member
Posts: 115
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:52 pm
Location: Daytona Beach, FL

Re: The Winds of Change

Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:29 pm


Thanks for your immense contribution throughout your tenure here, and I look forward to your continued participation in further shenanigans.
Sam Carman | ZLA Facility Advisor
"LA Center, smooth... through here."

Joshua Borges
Staff Instructor
Posts: 56
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:45 pm

Re: The Winds of Change

Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:43 pm


I cry every time

This is how I feel right now....

I'll be right here waiting .....for DE

Josh "JU" Borges | ZLA Instructor

Chris Carstens
Facility Engineer
Posts: 66
Joined: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:00 pm
VATSIM CID: 935697

Re: The Winds of Change

Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:26 pm

Hey DE,

Enjoy your well-earned retirement! Your incredible amount of knowledge about ATC and ZLA has made a huge impact both on the development of the ARTCC and on my personal development as a controller. Your dedication to the ARTCC is unquestionable. Not only have you more than fulfilled your duties as TA by doing more training sessions than the rest of us combined, keeping training materials up to date, and creating many new sweatbox scenarios (I'm sure I'm leaving some things out), but you also "unofficially" took on the facility engineer and event coordinator responsibilities while those positions were unfilled. On top of that, you worked for many months to revise the SOPs for Metroplex and bring them more in line with real-world procedures. Your presence on the staff roster will be missed, but no one can blame you for wanting to scale down. It's always a pleasure controlling with you and I hope to see you around so I can keep picking your brain about the finer details of the 7110.65, handoff tables, minutiae, etc. 8)

Chris Carstens
ZLA Facility Engineer

Justin Shannon
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Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:06 pm

Re: The Winds of Change

Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:01 am

Thank you for your relentless dedication. You definitely made ZLA Great Again™.

Now go out and enjoy life!
Justin Shannon (JS)

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