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Christmas in Tahiti

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All WestWind Pilots are invited to Join us at Ken's place on the island of
Tahiti in French Polynesia. Ken's is only accessible by float plane so bring
yours. Major connecting airport is NTAA Pepeete Naaa

Sign the guest register on the forum and add to the pictures by others.
Come join us for fun, relaxation, and fellowship. Scenery is available
in the scenery department for most simulators.

(Posted 12/22/2016)

Annual Bring Santa Home Event



The Anchorage ARTCC would like to present our annual Bring Santa Home event. After some much needed time off he’s ready to head back home to North Pole, which just happens to be outside Fairbanks. Whether he spent his post delivery break on Waikiki Beach or the Gaslight in Anchorage, he needs to get home because the reindeer are starting to get restless.

Come join us in Fairbanks (PAFA) on Saturday, January 2, 2016 from 2300 until 0400 Zulu (1400 AKST, 1800 EST). We will be fully staffed for his return, so come punish the Anchorage ARTCC crew, while you nurse your New Year’s hangover.

PAFA Arrivals: Please file the HRDNG1 or LIBER1 STAR routes, if able.



(Posted 12/12/2015)

Hop Over to Houston

Hop Over to Houston - this event will feature both (KIAH/IAH) George Bush Intercontinental and (KHOU/HOU) William P. Hobby

A banner for the event is provided below along with the event times. Local (CT): 17 Aug 2014 16:00-19:00 Zulu: 17 Aug 2014 21:00z - 18 Aug 2014 00:00z

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(Posted 8/17/2014)

MCO-IAH Lunchtime Shuttle Run Event

MCO-IAH Lunchtime Shuttle Run

Local (CT): 23 Aug 2014 12:00-16:00 Zulu: 23 Aug 2014 17:00z - 23 Aug 2014 21:00z

Preferred routing:

KIAH-KMCO BOWFN5 HRV J37 SJI J2 SZW DCT OTK LEESE2

KMCO-KIAH LEE HITTR PLYER ROZZI Q100 REDFN Q105 HRV J58 AEX DOOBI2

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(Posted 8/17/2014)

ZOA Spring Fling 3/16

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Our next upcoming event will be our "Spring Fling" event on March 16th from 21:00 to 01:00 Zulu. We will be completely staffing up San Francisco. To make it an even more fun experience, ZLA will be staffing up KSNA (John Wayne Airport) in memory of Mr. Tyler Goeggle who recently passed.

(Posted 3/11/2014)

Greece-Cyprus Shuttle

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We invite you to a Shuttle between Thessaloniki (LGTS) and Larnaca (LCLK).

Expect crowded airspace & professional ATC service for your flights between Thessaloniki and Larnaca on March 14th. The event will be held between 16.00 and 22.00 UTC providing plenty of time for you to fly several legs!

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

ZDV FNO: Rocky Mountain Rubmle

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Come join vZDV for some rocky mountain flying! High terrain, difficult approaches and great ATC will be sure to make for an interesting and fun experience! We hope to see you there!

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

ZNY Live 2014

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Join us as over 40 NYARTCC controllers from all around the world congregate in Newark, New Jersey. Controlling LIVE from one room, we will light up NYARTCC and work together in person to guide you safely in and out of our magnificent variety of airports. It will be a great experience for the controllers, and for the pilots, who will be handled just like it was real world operations. Our controllers will be ready, so be sure to join the fun.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

Tyler Goeggel Memorial Fly-In

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Tyler Goeggel served as a ZLA instructor for three years and was Training Administrator for over half of that time. While at ZLA, TG logged over 1200 sessions with a grand total of almost 2000 hours of controlling and instructing. When not on the scopes, TG could often be found flying all over the virtual world, with most of his flight time spent in ZLA helping new controllers learn. He will always be remembered as one of the most dedicated ZLA members in history, never failing to offer the utmost kindness and professionalism to friends and strangers alike.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

VATIL - Night at the Museum

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the Management of Eretz Israel Museum has agreed to supply us a facility inside the museum itself where we will be operating a fully equipped ATC room event! as known in past ATC room events in VATIL all the skies of Israel will be fully staffed for the whole 48 hours of the event, covering all the stations from LLBG_GND up to LLLL_CTR!

What is left for you guys? Just one thing! Come and fly into/from Israel! The constant ATC coverage will guarantee the opertunity for pilots living in distinct timezones from Israel to join and experience High quality ATC during the event!

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

Madrid RealOps 2014

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VATSPA wishes to invite all pilots to The Second Edition of the Madrid Real OPS and to repeat the great moments we experienced last year. On Saturday, March 15th from 15:00 UTC to 20:00 UTC, Madrid will be fully staffed from DEL to CTR for five hours in order to ensure an afternoon full of fun and enjoyment.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

StPatrick's Events

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VATEIR proudly presents "St.Patricks Event" Come and celebrate St Patricks Day in Ireland. Dublin Airport will be fully staffed for 3 hours and other airports may be open as well. All IFR and VFR is welcome on this special day.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

Budapest: Non-Precision Night

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Join us for a Non-Precision Night on March 15, starting at 1700Z and practice challenging VOR-DME, NDB, or Night Visual approaches in a heavy-traffic environment at LHBP Budapest airport.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

Linking the Sun to the Moon

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At 15th March 2014, starting from 1800z to 2200z, fly from Istanbul to Skopje or Skopje to Istanbul , join this busy evening and have fun!

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

Scandinavian Shuttle 2014

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VATSIM-Scandinavia would like to invite you to ‘Scandinavian Shuttle 2014'. This event is a continuation of our last year ‘Scandinavian Shuttle’ event that attracted a lot of traffic into our airspace. Expect Helsinki Vantaa, Copenhagen Kastrup, Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen to be fully staffed by Scandinavian’s best controllers.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

FlyIn Refice FIR

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Annually thousands of passengers and cargo arrive from and go to various parts of Brazil and the world, many of them leaving from Recife FIR.

This event aims to bring the traffic to the Recife FIR and let them to know a little more the Brazilian northeast.

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(Posted 3/11/2014)

Thessaloniki RealOps

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This event aims to simulate the exact traffic conditions and Air Traffic Services of a specific 6-hour period (last year’s July 15, 06-1200Z) at Thessaloniki/Makedonia airport of Greece (LGTS). Expect single runway operations and approximately 80 movements of all kinds (scheduled, non-scheduled, operational, training etc).

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(Posted 2/13/2014)

Farris in Motion

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At Vatsim-Scandinavia we are now continuing our "In Motion" events, where we take the focus out of our major airports mainly used at VATSIM on a regular basis. This time we are inviting you to Torp-Sandefjord (ENTO) and Rygge (ENRY) situated beneath Farris TMA south of Oslo.

This event will give you a chance to visit Norway via other airports than just the old Gardermoen, so seize the opportunity to participate in Farris In Motion. Our Norwegian controllers will make sure that your stay in Norway will be an enjoyable one.

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(Posted 2/13/2014)

Super Ponte

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Take off from Airport Antonio Carlos Jobim INTL (ICAO: SBGL) and fly to the Salgado Filho INTL airport (ICAO: SBPA), enjoy the ATC coverage in the region and invite your friends to participate!

For Pilots, use the aeronautical charts and enjoy the event structure, make good planning for your flight and fuel, prepare your route and have a good flight!

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(Posted 2/13/2014)

Charm City: Baltimore

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On February 15th the Virtual Washington ARTCC will be staffing up America's Charm City: Baltimore. Our controllers will be online at the Baltimore Washington International Airport from 2345z to 0400z (1845-2300 EST, 1545-2000 PST, 1245- 1600 NZDT [next day]). BWI serves the greatest number of domestic travelers into and out of the three Washington metropolitan area airports as well as hosts a number of international flights and general aviation traffic. We hope there is a flight for everyone and we look forward to seeing you on our scopes!

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(Posted 2/13/2014)

Alicante Saturday FlyIn

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On Saturday February 22nd, come to Alicante to enjoy a Saturday afternoon with full ATC services. Its famous beaches, the Santa Bárbara Castle, and its lively nightlife make this Spanish city one of the country's most visited. Airlines such as Vueling, EasyJet, Ryanair, and Norwegian regularly fly to Alicante and bring thousands of tourists to explore the city's secrets.

From 16:00 to 19:00 UTC in Alicante (LEAL) get ready to enjoy tight departures and arrivals through the mountaneous and costal regions this amazing airport offers. Come to Alicante and get pumped for the upcoming Saturday afternoon!

(Posted 2/13/2014)

Crossing South America

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Welcome to the first edition of the crossing south america event, in which we connect Uruguay, Argentina and Chile.

We offer you this possibilities of flight: - Short range flights with medium and light aircrafts between Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (SABE) in Argentina, and Carrasco Airport (SUMU) in Uruguay. - Medium range flights with medium and heavy aircrafts between Carrasco Airport (SUMU) in Uruguay, Ezeiza Intl. Airport (SAEZ) in Argentina and Arturo Merino Benitez Intl. Airport (SCEL) in Chile.

In this event, we propose to fly over 'La Plata' river, the widest river in the world, cross The Andes Mountains, the longest mountain range in the world, and to join the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, taking the pilots, to fly in this south american adventure, and to discover our natural resources.

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(Posted 2/13/2014)

ZSE FNO

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Another Friday Night Ops! We will be featuring KSEA and KPDX this time around for another session of controlled chaos!

(Posted 2/13/2014)

MSY Suicide Ops

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It's that time of the year again Suicide ops!

One of the best event of all time come and fly anything you want small planes,big planes event starts at 2200Z ends at 0100Z.

(Posted 2/13/2014)

ZOA A Night by the Bay - WWA Fly-In

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Join ZOA for A Night by the Bay! This FNO event will feature all three of ZOA's Bay area airports including KSFO, KOAK, and KSJC. Come on and enjoy the party!

For this event WestWind are planning fly-in event, flying from KSFO-KSAN departing at 0030z - everybody is welcome to attend!

(Posted 2/13/2014)

Opening Ceremony - Sochi 2014 Olympics

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All the controllers are ready for the 22nd Winter Olympics Fly-in, which is scheduled to take place on

February 7th and 8th, from 09 to 21z.

Welcome to the Opening ceremony at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. We are looking flying in and out URSS.

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Gatwick Overload

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Vatsim UK is proud to announce an exciting event based at London Gatwick. An event like nothing attempted before an event on a massive scale, to rival Cross The Pond traffic levels. Think of an overload event, but then space it out, throughout the whole day. 24 hours of Aerodrome Control and Approach Control this is Around The Clock: Gatwick.

From 1800Z on Friday the 7th of February, Gatwick will be staffed for 24 hours, with widespread enroute support from London Control. This is as close as you’ll get to full immersion in traffic, and control. Expect to hold, expect to be third on the ILS with an aircraft turning base 3 miles behind you, expect peak traffic, and a LOT of fun.

This is your invitation, to try an event that’s not been done before in Vatsim UK to take advantage of widespread control, over times where it generally lacks daytoday. We’ll see you there, because whenever you do fly Gatwick WILL be staffed, around the clock!

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Porto RealOps

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Portugal vACC is very pleased to announce the first edition of a Real Operations event at Porto airport (LPPR). The event starts at 1300z and runs through 1900z, providing a total of 93 flights. Expect flights from Air Portugal, Ryanair, Sata Air Azores, Transavia, Aigle Azur and others.

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Live in Athens vol. 2 - LGAV Overload

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In this event we invite you to help us try and surpass the official capacity limits of LGAV by flying to/from this airport during a 6-hour period. The event, LGAV Overload, takes place on February 8 2014, between 1400 and 2000Z. Another unique characteristic of this event is the fact that it takes place at the premises of the (real) Athens Air Traffic Control Center, just meters apart from the real ATCOs! HvACC will provide its group of determined real and virtual ATCOs who will coordinate the event from a single room.

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Hanse Express

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On Saturday the 8th 2014 between 17 and 22z time we kindly invite you to join our event in good ol´Gemany ;-)Between the two Capitals Hamburg and Cologne you can expect full Radarcoverage on a short hop from just 250nm.With their unique runway layout these two airports are able to give you a great experience within a "sometimes" very small airspace and crossing traffic on the approaches.Hamburg, placed at the stormy northern sea, is always good for some windy approaches, which, sometimes, may force you to perform a quick G/A … just try it one more time then …Cologne on the other hand provides you with, at least three different ILS Approaches, or some visuals if you like. On top of that, the Airspace at Cologne is on of the smallest once for an international airport, so you can expect some “strange forward” vectors, speedlimits and very late landing clearances when the traffic is rising.We will provide you with some SRA / PAR Approaches if the wind and the traffic are with us … ;-)This is a unique experience, being “talked down” by a controller with no ILS available …Ask our Approach/TMA controllers for availability

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Overload - Belo Horizonte

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On February 8th 2014 Vatsim Brasil will hold an Overload event at BH (Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil).

Come to join us, invite your friends and your Virtual Airline.

Fly to or from Confins (SBCF) at 2200Z.

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Baja Blast - Crossfire MMSD - KLAX

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Los Cabos and Los Angeles are exchanging surfer's for this season, wich beach will receive more foreign surfers? KSAN is also part of this exchange of surfers so Join us in this unprecedent crossfire, and fly (MMSD - KLAX/KSAN) or (KLAX/KSAN - MMSD), or why not make, a round trip and help us to make this the CROSSFIRE of the year being part of the history.

Expect Full ATC Coverage and be prepared for a lot of fun!

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Mandela Memorial 2014

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The name Nelson Mandela has become synonymous with the phrase "The long walk to freedom" and one of his many strengths was his ability unite people from all over the world in a common goal. In this spirit, VATSAF would like to unite the VATSIM community by hosting a marathon event to commemorate and celebrate the life, times and legacy of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

For 16 hours, the South African airspace will be manned by local and international controllers to welcome pilots from everywhere and anywhere, to fly into South Africa, depart from South Africa or fly between any local airports.

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(Posted 2/5/2014)

Cross the Ditch

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VATNZ and VATPAC are running Cross the Ditch 9 this coming weekend on VATSIM. This time it consists of a series of five separate 3.5-4 hour oceanic flights between New Zealand and Australia over the course of 20 hours this Saturday/Sunday (UTC). Because of this there should be at least one leg (if not more) that's at a convenient time for pilots wherever they are in the world.

The event website is at http://crosstheditch.net and you can find all the details on flight timings, routes, scenery, etc. Please make sure to mention Westwind when you make your flight booking(s) to help us make a splash on the Virtual Airlines Leaderboards (http://crosstheditch.net/spring2013/virtual_airlines)

Please Click on the title for more information and slot booking details!

(Posted 12/4/2013)

EHAM: Friday Night Fly-In

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On Friday, October 25th the Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The purpose of this event is to create an ultra realistic traffic scenario by simulating all real world Friday night movements at Schiphol Airport between 17:00 and 22:00 UTC.

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(Posted 10/21/2013)

CityShuttle: Paris - Bristol

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VAT France and VATUK are excited to announce the latest city shuttle between Paris Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) and Bristol (EGGD). This event takes place on Friday, 25 October between 1800 and 2100 UTC and will give pilots the chance to experience some of Europe's finest ATC. Flights between the two cities take slightly over an hour giving you the chance to fly both legs. Both airports will be fully staffed in addition to en-route ATC. We look forward to seeing you there!

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(Posted 10/21/2013)

CityLink China & Korea

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VATPRC and VATKOR are delighted to announce an coming CityLink event between Shanghai Pudong (ZSPD) and Incheon (RKSI). This joint event will start on Saturday, 26 October between 1100z-1500z. The timeframe allows you to prepare a returned flight as well. You can expect our well-trained and friendly ATC controllers to give you the best service. See you on the scopes!

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(Posted 10/21/2013)

Expect the unexpected

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Do you like surprises? How well do you know your aircraft?Fly from Cyprus to Athens in a different, unconventional event.All we ask is your destination to be Eleftherios Venizelos airport (LGAV) and to depart Cyprus between 1700 and 1800Z!

Important: Participants must indicate in their remarks: "Expect the Unexpected"

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(Posted 10/21/2013)

CityHopping: Berlin - Vienna

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VATSIM Germany and VACC Austria invite you to a city hopping event between Vienna [LOWW] and Berlin-Tegel [EDDT]. Regardless of your choice, both capital cities' airports will provide you with best ATC - even in "high traffic" situations.

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(Posted 10/21/2013)

EBBR - Single Runway Ops

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On Sunday October 27th, Belux vACC will be organizing Single Runway Operations.

This means that all departures and arrivals will use one runway. Be prepared for an immediate takeoff, a late landing clearance or maybe a hold before arrival!

The event will run from 17.30z until 20.30z and takes place at Brussels Natl. (EBBR).

If wind conditions allow, we will try to use runway 01 or 07R, both of which are not usually used for both departures and arrivals.

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(Posted 10/21/2013)

Athens 24hrs

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A 24hr LGAV/Eleftherios Venizelos airport event, taking place from Friday 27 September 0700Z till Saturday 28 September 0700Z. A team of almost 10 vATCOs will provide you with 1 day of expert non-stop controlling at LGAV as well as Greek FIR coverage.

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(Posted 9/25/2013)

Budapest Overload

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The event is scheduled between 0700z-1900z, meaning that you’ll have the ability to fly from/to our three airports - Budapest, Debrecen (LHDC), and Sármellék (LHSM) - the whole day, while experiencing ATC at its finest. All airfields within Budapest FIR will be staffed throughout the event, also giving the ability to fly short, domestic routes, or to do a short VFR hopping with Flight Information Center service available.

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(Posted 9/25/2013)

CityPair: Cork and Dublin

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On Thursday 12th September 2013 at 18:00z, Vateir will be providing good quality ATC services at both Airports; Dublin and Cork.

Come and fly between both Airports, IFR or VFR, totally your choice. This should be a great event to fly and it should be enjoyable for everyone.

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

Latitudinal Friday: Paris-Orly & Zurich

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Each Month, VATFrance and vACC Switzerland together open 2 different airports and offer you diversified flight-fun.

The Latitudinal Friday this time takes place at Paris Orly (LFPO) and Zurich (LSZH). VFR-Traffic is also welcome!

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

Gardermoen Overload

During the Norwegian Flightsim LAN Gardermoen, we would like to invite each and everyone of you to Norway and Gardermoen Overload.

We will staff Oslo Gardermoen 14th September from 08.00z to 22.00z. Please join us, and see our beautiful country.

Take your Boeing 777, Dash8, Boeing 737 or wathever you would like, and say hello to us.

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

TransEuropean Express

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Take a seat in the cockpit and join a flight from one of the European main hubs; Frankfurt, London or Roma or, alternatively, depart from the beautiful airports in Palma de Mallorca or Sarajevo and enjoy an amazing flight to Rostov, Sochi or Mineralnye Vody in VATRUS.

VATEUR divisions will provide full ATC coverage and guarantee you a safe flight and landing with (hopefully) no delay.

This amazing event takes place on 14th September 2013 between 1200z and 2000z.

Visit our event website and get all information you’ll need; including charts and scenery. Our booking system is open and ready for you to confirm your flight.

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

Indian Metros - Leg 2

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This is the monsoon time in India. It's always a challenge to the pilots who flys during monsoon. Some extra skid, some extra tyre burn, few extra smoke, some greater attention to stop your plane over the runway. Are you ready to control your plane in this type of situation? As a pilot it will always keep you more attentive during the whole flight with these extra challenge and the weather may surprise you with drizzle or heavy shower during your flight! To help you cope up with the situation we have arranged ATC services at two of our major airports Chennai (VOMM) and Mumbai (VABB). Let's come and join us, show your skill in our next event, "Indian Metros - Leg 2". Fly from any direction as per your wish. It's a medium long flight of almost 2 hours. Tune your radio to test one of the best ATC services in the world on 14th Sep. 2013 from 1230z upto 1530z.

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

CityHopping: Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh

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VATSIM Thailand and VATSIM Vietnam would like to welcome you all to our city hopping event!

Pilots are encouraged to fly back and forth between VTBS (Bangkok/Suvarnabhumi) and VVTS (Ho Chi Minh/Tân Sơn Nhất) as many times as they like. Both sides will provide maximum staffing and there will be enroute ATC available!

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

Autumn Start - Latvia

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Autumn is closing in! Longer nights, more rain and leaves falling down the tree and waiting for the inevitable arrival of snow, Pack up some warm clothes, tea and head on over to Riga on the 14th of September as we are ready to start autumn, where our friendly controllers will be ready to guide you in to our rainy autumn wonderland!

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

VATMEX: Independence Day Flight

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VIVA MEXICO !!!......COME TO CELEBRATE WITH US A BIG Fiesta!!!!..... Mexican Independence Day!!!

Our wonderful country commemorated 203 years of Independence from Spanish Rule and 103 years of its Revolution that began in 1910.

El Grito every 16th of September is the Mexican Fiesta par excellence! On this day Mexicans all over the world celebrate Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. To commemorate our celebration, starting at 2300Z, your are free to select your own departure and we have selected as the destination the airport closer where the Mexican Independence started: city of Leon, at Aeropuerto Internacional del Bajio - MMLO of the State of Guanajuato. The Alternate Airport would be at the beautiful city of Guadalajara (MMGL- GDL- 117.3) of the State of Jalisco that is located about 107 NM to the SW of Leon. You will expect FULL ATC services in our 4 FIR’s: Mexico, Monterrey, Mazatlan and Merida. Because of the amount of National and International heavy traffic expected, you may expect to perform Holding Patterns prior to the arrival or deviation to the Alternate Airport. As such, we would strongly recommend a careful planning of your fuel requirements along with the full understanding of the local procedures. As part of our typical celebration, the high point of it is when the crowd joins in proudly shouting the names of the heroes of our Independence, to end with the exciting VIVA MÉXICO!

After you flight feel free to shout our VIVA MÉXICO!

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

Kennedy Overload III

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Controllers be ready, because we will be asking VATSIM to Overload JFK. The name taken from the old Online Group Flights partner events now taken as our own, we will staff up JFK to the max and see just how busy a Sunday night on VATSIM can get. Be ready to go, and ready to enjoy.

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

IAH Mega Event

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Join the Houston ARTCC for our first annual Mega Event 2013 featuring George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby International Airport. For a mega good time.

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(Posted 9/10/2013)

Friday Night OPS: Seattle

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ZSE hosts FNO. Featuring KSEA (Seattle Tacoma). EVENT STARTS AT 2359z and will end at 0400z. Bring Your Boeing's, Airbus', Embraer's, heck, bring your Cessna's! We are READY for YOU! Plan extra fuel in-case of Holds/Go Arounds!

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(Posted 8/28/2013)

Once Upon a Time in the West

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All ARTCCs in the West will be lighting up for this

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(Posted 8/28/2013)

Mid Summer Madness 7

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On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of August 2013, Birmingham Airport (EGBB) will host it's 7th annual Mid Summer Madness Event. Birmingham Airport will be fully staffed from 1000-1900Z (1100-2000 BST) on both days; from Birmingham Delivery, right up to London Control.

Saturday 17th August will see EGBB host a Real-Ops event. All real-world flights departing from and arriving at EGBB between 1000-1900z during a recent Saturday are featured. There's a diverse range of short and medium haul flights all available to book via the links below.

The next day, Sunday 18th August, EGBB will host a Real-ish Ops Event. Every flight that departed from or arrived at EGBB on a recent Sunday is available to book - even the flights that occurred outside the confines of the event timings. Flights are bookable via the links below and pilots may elect to fly their booked flight at a time of their choice; however, real ETDs/ETAs are provided for your convenience should you wish to fly the flight at the correct time.

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(Posted 8/15/2013)

Dortmund Afternoon2Midnight

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VATSIM Germany has been supporting and pushing VFR traffic recently and the regional group Düsseldorf is now attempting to make the connection between smaller uncontrolled fields with AFIS and the larger airports with IFR/VFR combined traffic.

We kindly invite you to Dortmund (EDLW) / Meschede-Schüren (EDKM) and the already known Marl-Loemühle (EDLM). If you want to practice CTR crossing through Dortmund or if you just want to fly through the TMZ above Dortmund, we are ready for everything. Bring your small Cessna or your Boeing 737-800 to Dortmund, you are cordially invited.

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(Posted 8/15/2013)

FNO Montreal

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Friday Night International returns as we visit our neighbors to the north. VATCAN's Montreal FIR hosts Friday Night Ops.

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(Posted 8/15/2013)

Boston Tea Party 2013 - Live!

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It is our great pleasure to announce that the 14th Annual Boston Tea Party will be Saturday August 17, 2013 between 12pm-7pm EDT (1600-2300Z).

This year's event will feature nearly 30 of Boston's best controllers working LIVE from the command center at Daniel Webster College for a great day of ATC!

As usual, we will also be running a game of airport poker, with several amazing prizes available for the winners this year!

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(Posted 8/15/2013)

Kish & Karachi CityHop

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We are going to spend the night in Kish , A nice touristic island in Persian Gulf, … You may like to fly to Kish island from Karachi and stay the night or you may choose to enjoy the sandy Beach during the day and fly at night from Kish to Karachi,…. Either way you are welcome to fly inbound or outbound and enjoy the scenery to make that two-way Event as much crowded as it can be.

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(Posted 8/9/2013)

CityShuttle Nuremberg - Innsbruck

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we are inviting you to our city shuttle between Innsbruck and Nuremberg. Apart from the difficult approach at Innsbruck, be prepared for an arrival at Salzburg. If the sector at Innsbruck gets overcrowded some aircraft will be diverted to Salzburg. We are looking forward to you!

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(Posted 8/9/2013)

Dublin/Stockholm Overload

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VATeir and VATSIM Scandinavia announce our latest event, the Dublin/Stockholm Overload.

Fly in either direction from 1700Z until late on Sunday 11th August 2013 with full ATC at both destinations and also en-route!

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(Posted 8/9/2013)

Vienna RealOps 2013

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The Vienna Realops are unique in Austria. Vienna will be fully staffed, real callsigns in addition to real flight-times will be used with our slot system. Pilots can book the slots via our homepage before the event takes place.

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

VATNZ SNO: Quenstown Fever (07.07.2013 / 07:00z)

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To kick things off for July, we fly tonight into one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions - Queenstown. Thousands of people flock into Queenstown every year for the glaciers, snow and natural attractions it has to offer.

Pilots can depart from either Wellington or Auckland with services out of both. The approach is just as promising at Queenstown, with no precision approaches as well as a procedural tower, pilots should practice their RNAV and VOR approaches as this will be one not be easy!

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

Amsterdam: SRA and Non-Precision Night

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On Sunday, July 7th, the Dutch VACC is organising an uncommon event for you at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: a Surveillance Radar & Non-Precision Approach Night! The purpose of this event is to give pilots an opportunity to fly and practise something else than ordinary ILS-approaches.

We'll offer you a choice between SRA approaches on our main landing runway during which you are "talked down" by a controller giving you precise altitude and heading instructions. As an alternative, we also offer non-precision approaches including VOR/DME, NDB, visual and circling approaches to the secondary landing runway. Are you up for the challenge? Join us between 18:00 and 20:30 UTC at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol!

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

Santiago RealOps

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Santiago, Arturo Merino Benitez Intl will be fully staffed. You can fly from everywhere you want, from Buenos Aires, Lima, La Paz, Sao Paulo, even long hauls from Sydney, Easter Island, Europe or the rest of the world are welcome!

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

Mission Impossible: Acapulco

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Mexico City and Guadalajara are two of the largest cities in Mexico and because of this, demographics and grater purchasing power, you will regularly get attractive offers and all sort of discounts, to travel all over, but mainly, to one of the most famous and gorgeous beaches in the world: Acapulco, Mexico. Because of the start of the vacation season, most of the Mexican aviation companies in Mexico City and Guadalajara reported full flights to Acapulco even when aircraft were available. Unfortunately, they will remain grounded, mainly due to the shortage of non-union crew members.

Since VATSIM/VATMEX has being authorized to assist on this urgent matter, multiple authorities did make an official request to provide the qualified crew members to operate the grounded equipment. In turn, it will increase the required relief to avoid tourists to get stranded hence covering and almost duplicating the number of flight of the routes MMMX-MMAA-MMGL and MMGL-MMAA-MMMX during the vacation season.

In addition and because of the increase of the regular traffic on these routes, it has being urgently requested to the Minister of Communications, to provide special considerations and resources in order to provide all and full ATC services to all the pilots on ALL of these three airports in order to securely and promptly assure the regular flow of flights without further delays to the tourists and most importantly, at the highest safety level. So, expect FULL ATC SERVICE in all the routes.

Hence, your mission, as non-union Crew member, should you choose to accept it, is either to select one of the following flights: MMMX-MMAA-MMGL or MMGL-MMAA- MMMX.

Hope you decide to fly both legs, so everyone can enjoy the beautiful beaches of Acapulco bay....

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

BenGurion Real Ops

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For the first time in VATSIM Air Traffic Controllers can meet eachother and control together frequently!

On Sunday, July 14th 2013 from 06:00-20:00z we will be performing our 3rd Event in Collaburation with T.A.M.I - Tel Aviv Makers International, who once again agreed to provide us with their facilities for this event, just as they do for literally anyone who likes to think, teach, learn and create! You can read more about them at: http://www.telavivmakers.org.

In this event we are planning for you guys a special treat: Ben-Gurion Airport Real OPS operations! You will be able to book any flight from the 235 available flights departing or/and arrving to Ben-Gurion Airport on that day! Just as in real life!

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

Dubai Fly-In

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Do you think that Sunday afternoon is a good time for a medium- or even long range flight? And would you like to enjoy full ATC coverage at your destination after several hours of flight? Then this event is made right for you, and you should visit the Dubai Fly-In on Sunday, July 14 2013, from 17:00 to 21:00 UTC. Dubai International (OMDB) will be staffed up from DEL to CTR and you can also expect to see the upper airspace of the whole Middle East covered by GULF_FSS. Of course short-hauls and any outbound flights are also very welcome. Feel the desert heat and make our ATC’s sweat!

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

ZFW Friday Night Ops

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Join ZFW as we staff up the D10! Featured airports include KDFW, KDAL, and KAFW. Positions will be staff from DEL through CTR. Join us for an amazing night with to prizes available to random pilots courtesy of FS2Crew.

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(Posted 7/3/2013)

Denver Live 2013

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Were having a Party at Denver! We will be providing a full 6 hours of ATC Coverage! Join our party and FLY ZDV!

(Posted 7/3/2013)

Restore the Shore FNO

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In November of 2012, the Tri-State area was rocked by a hurricane that destroyed much of the shore that we all know and love. Hardest hit was the Jersey Shore, where many amenities and homes were flattened or fell into the ocean, taking with it the memories of many who visited the parks.

Now, in June of 2013, we look back at the shore, and notice the rebuilding efforts that are underway. New York ARTCC would like to remember these efforts, and the rebuild of the Jersey Shore. The Friday Night Ops will take place on June 21 from 23z-03z, and we invite the VATSIM community to come fly in and out of Newark to show support for the Restore of the Shore

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(Posted 6/21/2013)

Nantes LFRS - 24H

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VAT France is proud to announce a new event : Nantes Atlantique (LFRS) - 24H ONLINE Come and fly from/to LFRS between saturday 22 june - 1600z to sunday 23 june 1600z.

This event is a real challenge for VAT France and we hope to see many pilots at all time of the day/night !! For all additional information or partnership, please contact us at events[at]vatfrance.org

(Posted 6/21/2013)

VATNZ SNO: Woodbourne

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23.06.2013 / 07:00

Woodbourne, a busy regional airport located at the north- east corner of the South Island, and home to this weeks Sunday Night Ops.

Being one of New Zealands first airports, as well as a RNZAF airbase it is a frequent stop for Air New Zealand flights departing from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Eagle Airways operate 13 flights into NZWB 13 times each weekday.

So what are you waiting for? Come into one of New Zealands first airports (it also was one of the first regional airports in the country to take a turboprop!

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(Posted 6/21/2013)

White nights in St. Petersburg

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White nights are the most well-known occasion to visit Saint-Petersburg this time of year, forget about night and darkness, many festivals, concerts and other public activities are popular during this summer days. Join our group flight from Yekaterinburg (USSS) to Saint-Petersburg (ULLI). The one who hasn't seen white nights, has never been in St. Petersburg.

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(Posted 6/21/2013)

Mediterranean Mania

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Join us in VATLEB’s third official event of 2013. Our event will be on June 29th 2013 at 1600z and end at approximately 2 – 3 hours later and will include different airlines and pilots from around the world.

We will also have departures/arrivals from/to Beirut-Rafic Al Hariri International Airport: Amman-Queen Alia Intl Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Intl Istanbul-Ataturk Intl Larnaca Intl Airport

Departures and Arrivals shall start at 1645z sharp.

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(Posted 6/21/2013)

Hellenic Regional Summer Experience

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The event will take place on Sunday 30 June 2013 14:00-19:00Ζ utilizing four popular Aegean Sea destinations - Santorini, Mykonos, Skiathos and Kos!

Each airport has a real-life ATC capacity restriction for both arrivals and departures, so fly as much as you can to those destinations to push the ATC system to its limit.

A group of highly motivated virtual and real-life ATCOs will make sure you get the realism and fun you expect!

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(Posted 6/21/2013)

Hanoi - Guangzhou City Pair

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Guangzhou New Baiyun Internatianl Airport, the biggest aviation hub in the Southern China.

Hanoi Noi Bai Internatioanal Airport, one of Vietnam's major airports connecting the country with the rest of the world.

From UTC 12:30 to 15:30, Jun 15, Guangzhou and Hanoi will be paired and connected----by YOU. Come and fly between the two cities and enjoy full ATC services provided by VATSIM Vietnam vACC and China division. Challenge youself with flight level conversion between feet and meters and experience something you may never have had before.

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(Posted 6/12/2013)

VATNZ SNO: Mainline Sunday

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After popular demand from last months Mainline Trunk, we have added it back this month between Auckland and Wellington!

After several weeks of flying Oceanic, and into towns full of hot springs, we have given the people their vote, a nice domestic flight flown regullary by airliners in the New Zealand FIR.

Come fly between Auckland and Wellington (or any route for that matter, ATC will as always be just as friendly), we promise you will enjoy yourself!

(Posted 6/12/2013)

Persian Gulf Shuttle

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Since a few weeks we are staffing Dubai International (OMDB) every Tuesday night - but now we have something special for you: Vatsim Emirates invites you to the Persian Gulf Shuttle on Tuesday, June 18 2013, from 18:00 to 21:00z. Fly between Dubai (OMDB) and Bahrain (OBBI) and enjoy ATC service from startup to touchdown at both airports. As it is a quite short hop (about 280 nm) and we will be online for three hours, you will be able to fly at least two legs.

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(Posted 6/12/2013)

VATIL Meeting No2

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For the first in VATSIM - Place which Air Traffic Controllers can meet each other and control together often!

On Staurday 8/6/13 from 14:00z to 19:00z you are invited to take part in very special project between VATSIM Israel and T.A.M.I - Tel Aviv Makers International. Tel Aviv Makers International (TAMI) is a group of people with similar interests (more or less) that like to think, teach learn and create. They are interested not only in computers and electronics - in this place you will be able to find amateur carpenters, cookers, people interested in do it yourself biology, and more.

TAMI agreed to provide us their facilities for our events so our best controllers will meet each other there and give you FULL and high quality ATC service in Israel!

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

Arvidsjaur Fly-In

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Sunday the 9th June Vatsim Scandinavia welcomes you to Arvidsjaur (ESNX) and to the land of the midnight sun for an exciting fly-in!

Arvidsjaur airport have been the home of one of Sweden's flight schools for many years and examined pilots since 1999, unfortunately this school will now close this year. Therefore we want to invite all fellow virtual pilots for one last flying lesson at Arvidsjaur, refuel one of the Cessna 172 and practice some NDB approaches or go for a cross-country sightseeing above the arctic circle in the midnight sun!

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

Euroshuttle UK - France

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VATFRANCE and VATSIM UK are delighted to announce the latest Euro Shuttle event between London Gatwick and Birmingham in the UK and Charles De Gaulle and Orly in Paris. Experience some of the best ATC on Vatsim in some of the world's busiest airspace. Fly shuttle routes between both the UK and French airports.

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

Amsterdam - Friday Night Fly-In

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On Friday, June 14th the Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The purpose of this event is to create an ultra realistic traffic scenario by simulating all real world Friday night movements at Schiphol Airport between 17:00 and 22:00 UTC.

You will need to book a flight for this event

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

Traffic in Sight - Marl

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vACC Germany has launched a new campaign to bring more VFR to VATSIM and we are kickstarting the event series with Marl-Loemühle, as small airfield located north-east of Düsseldorf and north of Dortmund.

This event supplements the Longitudinal Tuesday event at Cologne (EDDK), so you are kindly invited to fly patterns at Marl, fly around the area or make a short hop into Cologne and back to Marl. With a bit of luck, we will have a real local AFIS-controller staffing up EDLM_I_TWR for you.

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

Country Music Awards at KBNA

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The CMA awards are here! Whether you are an airline bringing people in for the show, or you are flying Kenny in his Gulfstream, come join us for this spectacular two day event!

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

College World Series: The Greatest Show on Dirt

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OMA plays ball and hosts the 2013 College World Series. It's our job to get the teams and fans there.

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(Posted 6/4/2013)

Stuttgart FlexOps

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Flexible event time, flexible traffic, flexible air-traffic controllers. Welcome to Stuttgart (EDDS) FlexOPS 2013!

"Stuttgart Flexible Operations" is an unusual project which started two years ago to create a constant traffic flow at certain airports and events.

The idea: Stuttgart Airport will be manned for two hours initially. As soon as 75% of all slots for flights within these two hours are booked, the duration of the event will automatically extend and you will be able to book new slots to keep a high level of saturation.

The concept: An event based on slots and with a constantly high level of traffic Airport: Stuttgart (ICAO: EDDS) Date: Saturday, 1st of June 2013 Beginning at 1700 UTC with dynamically extendable ending

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(Posted 5/27/2013)

Discover Albania

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Albania vACC invites you to fly to Tirana International Airport (LATI) and join us in celebrating the opening of our airspace on VATSIM, on June 1st, from 1900Z to 2100Z.

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(Posted 5/27/2013)

Balkans United

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The Balkans: the cradle of the Western civilizations, a land of high mountains, high spirits and high tempers! With its beautiful nature and landscape, long history and cultural variety the region has captured the hearts and imagination of many tourists and visitors over the years.

On the night of the event, all Balkan Centers will be staffed and top-down coverage will be provided across all countries. Additionally, one major airport will be fully staffed in each country, thus allowing pilots to hop between our airports under continuous ATC service for 4 hours.

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(Posted 5/27/2013)

Frankfurt RealOps

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VATSIM Germany invites you to Frankfurt RealOPS 2013. Experience realworld air- traffic for 5 hours.

Frankfurt is one of the most important aviation hubs world-wide. With more than 57 million passengers last year this airport is Germany's busiest airport and even the third busiest one in Europe - measured by the volume of cargo even the number 1 in Europe.

RealOPS is a special event in which realworld air-traffic from a specified period is simulated. On Saturday, 08th June 2013 we offer you almost 400 bookalbe flights and at least five hours of air-traffic control in the heart of Europe.

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(Posted 5/27/2013)

ZOA FNO at KRNO/KSFO

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2359z-0500z (1659-2200 PDT) June 7th Friday Night!

Featuring KRNO and KSFO - come fly the friendly skies of Oakland ARTCC and experience our bay area and our mountain region all in one night!

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(Posted 5/27/2013)

VATNZ SNO: The Chathams

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26.05.2013 / 07:00z

This week's flight takes us east beyond the oceanic boundary to the Chatham Islands.

The Chatham Islands are 680km south-east of mainland New Zealand and consists of 10 islands in a 40km radius.

Just a week after Cross the Ditch, pilots can once again enjoy an Oceanic Service before making a spectacular approach into the Chathams

Depart from Wellington and take the 2 hour journey over to the Chatham Islands.

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(Posted 5/23/2013)

Mediterranean Bridge

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Please come and join us in our event on 26th May 2013. Our event Mediterranean Bridge will Start with LGAV departures as follows below from 1400z and then from LCLK departures begin at 1600z. ATC at Beirut will begin at 1615z and approximately remain for around 2-3 hours.

Below is important information that you need in order for you to keep in handy for the event:

i) Procedures: a) Departures from LGAV begin at 1359z b) Departures from LCLK begin at 1600z c) ATC coverage at OLBA begins at 1615z

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(Posted 5/23/2013)

Cannes' Festival

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Stars from around the world will be present. But after more than a week, the festival will end and everyone will want to go home.

We offer you the last day of the Cannes Film Festival, Sunday, May 26, bring your favorite actor when he wants. Or just show him the French Riviera from the sky. You can choose to take off from Cannes Mandelieu (LFMD) if you'd rather jet business, or when the Nice Côte d'Azur (LFMN) if you prefer the big liners.

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(Posted 5/23/2013)

Siegerland Regional Fly-In

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There is a plethora of airports that you have probably never heard about and would not have considered for your flights on VATSIM. RG Düsseldorf invites you to our very regional airport at Siegerland (EDGS), as a extension to the Longitudinal Tuesday event.

This airport is located with in a class F airspace and is suitable for VFR or IFR flights, either between Cologne (EDDK) or one of the other Longitudinal Tuesday airports.

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(Posted 5/23/2013)

Eindhoven - Berlin CityPair

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VATSIM Germany and the Dutch VACC are excited to announce the latest city pair between Berlin Tegel (EDDT) and Eindhoven Airport (EHEH). This event takes place on Saturday, the 1st of June between 17:30 and 20:30 UTC and will give pilots the chance to experience some great ATC in some of the regions most important (regional) airports. Flights between the 2 cities take slightly over an hour giving you the chance to fly both legs. The airports will be fully staffed on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

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(Posted 5/23/2013)

Oslo Gardermoen Overload

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VATSIM Scandinavia would like to invite every single pilot to enjoy the summer warmth as it enters Norway and the rest of Scandinavia. Oslo Gardermoen will be fully staffed at June 2nd and it will be ready for a massive in and out traffic, to and from the capital city of Norway.

So whether you're flying a scheduled flight to Tromsø or London, or doing a VFR flight to one of neighboring airfield be sure you will receive excellent air traffic service at Oslo Gardermoen and the Oslo FIR.

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(Posted 5/23/2013)

Focus on: Brindisi

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VATITA is organizing a new step of our "Focus on..." events' series, featuring a fully staffed medium sized-airport, realistic procedures and much fun for everyone!

This time we'll focus on Brindisi (LIBR).

Wednesday, 15th May 21.00 - 23:30 CEST (19.00 - 21.30 zulu)

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Toulouse Blagnac Online

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On Sunday, May 19, 2013, VAT France is proud to offer a full ATC coverage on the airport of Toulouse Blagnac!

From 1800z to 2200z, we invite you to make all types of operations, ranging from IFR to VFR, ATC ensuring a quality service!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Zaporizhia Overload

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vACC Ukraine - is the one of the Virtual Area Control Centers of VATRUS division, VATEUR region, VATSIM network. We gladly provide air traffic in the Ukrainian virtual sky. Doing our job we aspire to maximum realism of flights and air traffic service, but in the same time giving pleasure to our members. If you have a desire and ready to make efforts to become an ATC in Ukraine, you can join one of the most powerful ATC groups in Europe! And virtual airlines will warmly welcome you! Our website gives you everything you need to get closer to the sky....

Enjoy the Zaporizhia Overload together: 19/05/2013 from 11:00-14:00 UTC

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Liverpool - Belfast CityHopping

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The SCONI and Northern RTSs are proud to announce the latest in a group of exciting events - The Liverpool/Belfast Aldergrove City Hop On Sunday the 19th of May from 1700z-2000z.

Test out your latest Dash 8 addon or your trusty Airbus or 737 for this short flight between the two airports. You should be able to fly multiple legs.

We look forward to seeing you on on the 19th of May!!!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Ataturk Commemoration Youth Sports

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19th of May is the day which the struggle for Turkey's national freedom began with the visit to Samsun that Mustafa Kemal Ataturk made. Later this day began to be celeberated as the day which Ataturk gave as a present to Turkish youth. There on this day was called Ataturk Commemoration and Youth and Sports Day.

In celeberation of this day Vatsim Turkiye will be staffing LTBA (Istanbul Ataturk Airport), LTAC (Ankara Esenboga Airport) and LTFH (Samsun Carsamba Airport) which is the city that Ataturk landed and following a conferance the national struggle for freedom started. These sectors will also be accompanied by LTBB_CTR (Istanbul Control) and LTAA_CTR (Ankara Control). The event will start at 1800z lasting untill 2100z.

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Palma de Mallorca Overload

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To kick off the summer season, Vatspa invites all pilots to the Palma de Mallorca Overload next Saturday May 25th from 15:30 to 18:30 UTC. Bring your airliners to Europe’s Mediterranean summerhouse and enjoy the marvelous landscape and the never-ending Majorcan coasts with full ATC services guaranteed for Saturday’s afternoon!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Escape to the Cape 2013

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On Saturday, May 25th, join the Boston ARTCC for its annual, Escape to the Cape, featuring the airports of Cape Cod and Southern New England. This event takes place in beautiful Cape Cod just as spring begins to make its way across the Northeast. this is the chance to fly into one of the most popular seasonal destinations in the United States. So, bring your favorite GA aircraft or jet and come discover one of the most beautiful scenes in the northeast! Who knows, you might want to stay!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

11 to 11 - Munich

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Finally we can present you 12 hours of ATC in Munich. A nice opportunity to fly from or to Munich. You can choose IFR or VFR. Whatever!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Party on Beale Street

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Come Party On Beale Street with the best controllers VATSIM has to offer! Bring your aircraft, big or little, to this great annual event at vZME!

Event starts at 2330Z at the Memphis International Airport (KMEM). See you there!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

The Tour | Birmingham

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Join ZTL on the next stop of the "Tour", this week, KBHM ATCT

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

ZSE - FNO Live Event

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ZSE - FNO and Live Event

Focus Airport: KSEA

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

The Tour | Augusta

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This week ZTL visits KAGS, the next stop on the "Tour", come join us!

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(Posted 5/14/2013)

Europa League Fly-In

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This years final of the Europa League, a prestigious and exciting battle between Chelsea and Benfica, is played in the Amsterdam ArenA stadium. Football supporters from all around the continent have to be flown in. The Dutch VACC invites you to pick your favourite charter flight and fly into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one night before the match. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 14th between 17:30 and 20:00 UTC. Amsterdam will be fully staffed!

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(Posted 5/10/2013)

Hamburg Port Party

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EDDH Crew is on duty for five hours (17:00 - 21:00UTC). Fully staffed and extra frequencies open. So, you may bring the participants to the party-zone. Also longhaul-flights are more then welcome. We will be online just for YOU!

VFR-pilots: You may join in in our special control-zone in and around the birthday-mile.

IFR-pilots: You may request a low pass inside the Harbor zone when flying from or to EDDH and you may enter our special control-zone covering the birthday- mile. This will give you the rare chance to enjoy the fantastic Hamburg City freeware scenery

There will be special landing zones for helis and waterplanes inside resp.right next to the Harbor area. (EDHI_TWR)

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(Posted 5/4/2013)

Berlin/Paris - CityLink

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At Sunday, the 12th May 2013, VACC Germany and VACC France looking forward to present you an Shuttle-Event between Berlin-Tegel (EDDT) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (LFPG). Between this two airports we will provide you with ATC service from the Ground to the Center from 1800 to 2200z.

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(Posted 5/4/2013)

South West Overload

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The South West RTS is proud to present "South West Overload - Live!". During the 18th & 19th of May the South West RTS will be providing air traffic control services at Bristol, Jersey & Cardiff live from FSC Weston 2013! To show VATSIM to the public we are hosting an overload event. There are no slots and no schedules just fly and help demonstrate VATSIM to the general public. As a special thank you to those who fly during the weekend we will be offering two prizes to two randomly selected winners (A prize of the winners choosing, one prize per winner) kindly donated by UK2000. To enter the prize draw pilots simply need to fly between Jersey-EGJJ, Bristol-EGGD and Cardiff-EGFF (e.g EGJJ- EGGD, EGFF-EGJJ, EGJJ-EGFF etc...) and include the word "SWOVERLOAD" in their flight plan remarks. Multiple entries are permitted, winners will be selected once the event is over.

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(Posted 5/4/2013)

Stockholm <> St. Peterburg Shuttle

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Vatsim Scandinavia and VATRUS invite all virtual pilots to an exciting shuttle event between Stockholm and St. Petersburg. Both airports and all enroute sectors will be fully manned to make sure you get a safe flight over the Baltic Sea.

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(Posted 5/4/2013)

Fly The Islands

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We invite you to bring your favorite prop or jet to fly around the Islands for a terrific evening with Honolulu Control Facility. Top-notch Hawaiian ATC will be provided! Featured Airports: PHLI, PHNL, PHOG, PHTO, PHKO

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(Posted 5/4/2013)

The Tour | Greenville

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Join ZTL as we continue the "Tour", next up KGSP

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(Posted 5/4/2013)

ZHU: G.A. Day @ KCRP

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The Houston ARTCC is please to announce another great event! May 11th, 2013 plan on flying into Corpus Christi Int'l Airport (KCRP) between 2100z and 0100z for our GA Day event. Thats right! So bring your GA and fly in, out, or through Corpus Christi for a fully staffed event thats surely going to make your GA Day fun, and as real as it gets!

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(Posted 4/29/2013)

Kerry and Waterford

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On Friday 3rd May Vateir will be opening Kerry(EIKY) and Waterford(EIDF) from 1800z -2100z These 2 Airports are 2 of our less frequented airports.

Vfr and IFR traffic will be welcomed so why not fly in or out and visit these smaller Irish Regionals. Both airports will be manned as will EISN_CTR

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

VATIL meeting

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For the first in VATSIM - Place which Air Traffic Controllers can meet each other and control together often!

On Staurday 4/5/13 from 14:00z to 18:00z you are invited to take part in very special project between VATSIM Israel and T.A.M.I - Tel Aviv Makers International. Tel Aviv Makers International (TAMI) is a group of people with similar interests (more or less) that like to think, teach learn and create. They are interested not only in computers and electronics - in this place you will be able to find amateur carpenters, cookers, people interested in do it yourself biology, and more. TAMI wiki @ http://www.telavivmakers.org.

TAMI agreed to provide us their facilities for our events so our best controllers will meet each other there and give you high quality ATC service in Israel! Its important to mention that this event is a begining of new VATIL tradition .

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

Baltic Harbour Tour 3

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After the unexpected success of the Baltic Harbour Tour, thanks to the quality pilots and controllers, we are doing another event.

At the request of many pilots and ATC controllers, it was decided to repeat the event. This time we prepared the following route between: Kuressaare, Tallinn, Tartu, Riga and Vilnus

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

Slammin' Helsinki 2013

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It's time to pack your bags and head towards Helsinki Vantaa for an excellent spring evening with a fully staffed Finland's main airport. Helsinki Vantaa is the international and domestic hub for Finnair, the national carrier of Finland. Other operators includes: Blue1, Norwegian, FlyBe Nordic among others. Vantaa is also an important Finnair hub to Asia.

Take the opportunity to fly domestic within beautiful Finland, hop between Helsinki and one of Europe's city or take your "heavy" for a long haul to Asia or America. Either if you're flying VFR or IFR, long haul or short haul, expect great ATC staff, great spirit enroute and a lot of fun. Our friendly and professional controllers are waiting for your flight to and from Vantaa.

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

VFR Southern Netherlands

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Discover burgundian Southern Netherlands, VFR from above! On Sunday, May 5th the Dutch VACC is staffing small airports in the southern provinces of the Netherlands, giving you the opportunity to explore the country from the hilly province of Limburg to the interesting coast line of Zeeland.

You're invited to fly from Maastricht-Aachen (EHBK) towards Midden-Zeeland (EHMZ) or vice versa and explore the diversity of the Dutch landscape. The airport of Seppe (EHSE) is strategically located in the middle so don't forget to make a short stop and grab a coffee. We're looking forward to seeing you between 17:30 and 20:00 UTC.

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

Noon2Midnight Cologne meets YourCockpit

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The regional group Düsseldorf is excited about another opportunity for cooperation with the fixed base simulator at YourCockpit in Cologne, right at the MediaPark. From their premisses, we will be providing 12 hours of continuous and quality ATC at Cologne Airport (EDDK), with giving VATSIM members the opportunity to conduct their flight in the simulator. There is a fee involved of course, details about that are easily obtained via email from our coordinator: shoehle [ät] yourcockpit.de

But even from your home cockpit and simulators you can join us at Cologne, experiencing the narrow airspace, tight turns and motivated controllers. We are looking forward to your visit!

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

One Way @ LOWW

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Due to ongoing refurbishment on runway 16/34, we will operate everything from 11/29 in LOWW between 1900-2100z. Delays and "traffic jams" are to be expected. Vienna will be fully staffed - be sure to have some extra fuel in your tanks

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

Cross the Ditch 8

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For twenty hours this May, the skies over the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand will be filled with aircraft all on a mission to Cross the Ditch.

An example of that typical down-under understatement, this "ditch" is over 1100nm wide. The flight routes all range from two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half hours flight time.

Throughout the event, the Oceania region's two divisions - VATNZ and VATPAC - will be providing full ATC coverage, in the Southern Hemisphere's premiere oceanic event.

This is a great opportunity to experience Oceanic flying without the need to commit to an eight-hour flight!

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(Posted 4/27/2013)

Ibiza - Marseille Link

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On Saturday April 20th from 15:00 to 18:00 UTC Vatspa and VATFrance invite you to the Ibiza-Marseille City Link, a shuttle event between Spain’s party island and France’s second largest city. These two destinations formerly where Greek and Roman colonies, and now are the vacation sites for millions of tourists every year who enjoy the warm temperatures that Ibiza and Marseille’s beaches offer them every summer. Come along and enjoy a great flight across the Mediterranean Sea, joining these two attractive summer destinations with full ATC services guaranteed from origin to destination. Fly to/from Ibiza (LEIB) or Marseille (LFML) and enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with our controller’s company.

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

North Sea Season Opening

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The winter is finally gone and it's going to be a busy springtime at the coast. Tourists are coming back after long cold days…

We'll staff Bremen and Westerland Airport on Saturday night to allow you to fly your passengers directly to the North Sea Coast!

Drop by and enjoy professional ATC service! We are waiting for YOU!

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Spring Time in Amsterdam

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Celebrate the start of the spring in cultural Amsterdam! April is traditionally start of the outdoor season with lots of interesting things to do in this European capital. Watch the city colour orange and party with the locals on Queens Day, admire the re-opened Rijksmuseum with famous paintings by Dutch artists like Rembrandt, stroll by the picturesque Jordaan quarter or shop till you drop on ever-busy Kalverstraat.

The Dutch VACC welcomes you to visit Amsterdam on Saturday, April 20th. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be fully staffed between 17:30 and 20:30 UTC. We're looking forward to your visit!

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Rushhour Berlin

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Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schonefeld will open their gates again. Germany invites to his biggest event in Berlin. Recently, Tegel(EDDT) was able to show that this little airport is also made for big traffic. In contrast to that Schonefeld(EDDB) is also important for hosting the ILA Berlin Air Show. On Sunday, 21st April, 2013 , the excellent ATCs of Berlin will handle the Rush Hour traffic for both airports at the same time. And we keep our motto from the Cross the Pond: „Expect no delay!“

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Children's Day Event: VATSIM Turkey celebrates their independence

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VATSIM Turkiye Celebrates this day third time on VATSIM.

On April 23,2012, Ankara FIR will be online with many airports. Here is the Airport List of the celebration;

Erzurum Int.Airport..........LTCE

Sivas Airport...................LTAR

Kayseri Erkilet Airport......LTAU

Trabzon Int.Airport..........LTCG

Ankara Esenboga Int.Airport..LTAC



Ankara Control...............LTAA_CTR

We welcome all pilots and airlines to join us on this special evening. You can fly with your children. Our ATCO's will accept your children as a FO

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Focus on Rimini

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VATITA is organizing a new step of our "Focus on..." events' series, featuring a fully staffed medium sized-airport, realistic procedures and much fun for everyone! This time we'll focus on Rimini, Federico Fellini (LIPR)

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Cross Africa Southbound

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VATSAF invites you to join us for what is the BIGGEST event on the VATSAF calendar...

Departing from 6 different airports in Europe and 2 in Central Africa, all traffic will be bearing down on only 2 South African airports, with full ATC coverage from "Start-up to Shutdown" Choose your flight: To accommodate as many pilots as possible, we have chosen 6 departure airports in Europe and 2 in Central Africa, giving you the choice to do a 3.5 hour flight or an 11 hour flight. All crossing the African continent heading for the land of "biltong and braaivleis" (google is your friend), South Africa!!

Departures; GCLP - Gran Canaria, LFMN - Nice, LIPZ - Venice, LHBP - Budapest, LTAI - Antalya, LLBG - Ben Gurion, HKJK - Nairobi and DNMM - Lagos. With all arrivals at FAOR, Johannesburg OR Tambo and FACT, Cape Town.

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Toronto Cleveland Crossfire

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Detroit is a major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people, and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Come out and Fly between KDTW and CYYZ. We promise the best services to all. May 4th 2013 @ 2300-0100z

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(Posted 4/19/2013)

Bring Your Own Bizjet VII

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It's that time of year again, fellas! Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Group will have its annual shareholders meeting in Omaha on the weekend of May 4-5. Minneapolis ARTCC is once again hosting a fly-in to mark this occasion by encouraging VATSIM pilots to bring their business and corporate aircraft into Omaha's Eppley Airfield (KOMA). Pilots should plan to arrive at KOMA on Saturday, May 4, between 1800-2200z (1300-1700 CDT) to ensure that our controllers are on position to provide arrival services.

ZMP will have Omaha Eppley Airfield fully staffed, along with the R90 TRACON and appropriate enroute sectors. Controller workload permitting, we will also expand services to cover the adjacent Lincoln Airspace, but Omaha will be the primary focus of this event. Once you're done flying into OMA, feel free to drop off your bigwigs and fly your jet to Minneapolis, Chicago, Sioux Falls, Fargo, or any of our other General Aviation friendly fields. Our controllers will be more than happy to accommodate!

(Posted 4/19/2013)

VATNZ SNO: Wellington and Gisborne

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On Apr 14 @ 0700z This week's East Coast adventure travels the length of the East Coast with flights between Wellington and Gisborne. Another busy regional airport, Gisborne is also one of the few airports in the world to feature a railway line that crosses the main runway. There probably won't be much rail traffic online tonight, but there should be aircraft aplenty as we visit New Zealand's most easterly city.

Pilots should start at either Gisborne or Wellington and fly at least one return trip to the other airport and back.

Flight time each way should be around 45mins, so a return trip should be easy. Along the way you'll overfly three major mountain ranges, one of New Zealand's primary horticultural belts, and the always stunning Pacific coastline.

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Eastern Spring

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The Far East of Russia from the southern islands of Primorye to the severe coast of Chukotka meets spring! We want to share our spring mood and we open for you all air space of the eastern Russia.

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

South Africa Overload

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Traffic, traffic and more traffic is expected when we open the South African airspace to the entire VATSIM network!!!

With 3 major airports staffed, VATSAF invites you to fly in or fly between Johannesburg's OR Tambo International (FAOR), Cape Town International (FACT) and Durban's King Shaka International (FALE). Total flying time no more than 2 hours for local flights, bearing in mind that King Shaka (FALE) is not available as a default on any of the sims, (free- and payware scenery available).

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Bravos by the Beach

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Los Angeles and San Francisco will both be staffed up to the max.

Additionally, pilots can expect Las Vegas to be staffed as well to make for great short hops from the beaches. Take the short hop from SAN>LAX or LAX>SAN or throw LAS in the mix. Whatever you choose, you're sure to get great views of the beach and soak up the California summer sun!

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Heroic Pioneers

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Do you really want to fly direct cross Formosa Strait to mainland china instead of going around R200 or R596 airway, then come and fly with us at Taipei FIR!

We proudly present to you THE HEROIC PIONEERS!!

Come and enjoy our staffs' quality service, tonight you'll get to know how difficult it is to cross such roaring waves in the strait and experience the helplessness that our ancestors felt.

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Final Ride FNO

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Last chance to get your skiing in this season. Come fly into KDEN, KEGE or KASE to enjoy the slopes one last time!

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

ZLC-ZSE Mountainous Escape

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Join ZLC ARTCC as we host our first ever co-op event with ZSE ARTCC - "Mountainous Escape." The event will take place on April 27, 2013. From 2359z-0400z you will be emerged in mountainous terrain, crazy approaches, and unpredictable weather from both Salt Lake City International Airport(KSLC) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport(KSEA). Departures and Arrivals are encouraged to fly in and out of both fields.

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Cross the Colorado River

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The Albuquerque and Los Angeles ARTCCs would like to invite you to Cross the Colorado River. We will be featuring Phoenix Sky Harbor KPHX, Los Angeles Intl KLAX, and Las Vegas McCarran. KLAS. We highly encourage you to cross the colorado river by departing or arriving Phoenix to/from Los Angeles or Las Vegas. We hope to see you at the river crossing, April 28th 1659PDT-2100PDT (2359Z-0400Z)

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Queens-Canadian Crossfire

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Join NYARTCC, Montreal FIR, and Moncton/Gander FIR as we fight out in a cross- border crossfire! Depart or land at either LaGuardia (KLGA), Montreal (CYUL), or Halifax (CYHX), and enjoy great ATC coverage along the way. April showers bring May flowers, so usher in the best part of spring with a cross-border crossfire!

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(Posted 4/12/2013)

Poznan RealOps

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Crossing the Baltic is an astoinishing view, especially at sunset ! We would like to invite you to connect Stockholm and Tallinn, the capital cities of Sweden and Estonia. VATSIM-Scandinavia together with ESTVACC are going to provide best ATC service on your cross-Baltic route.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

African Savannah Rallye

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We will open 3 more or less great airports for you: Accra (Ghana), Niamey (Niger) and Ougadougou (Burkina Faso). There are a lot of real life flights between these airports. Visit the normally insignificant VATSIM-airports full staffed with ATC on Sunday 7th April between 18 and 22 UTC.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

Rotterdam-Glasgow CityPair

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VATSIM-UK and the Dutch VACC are excited to announce the latest city pair between Glasgow (EGPF) and Rotterdam-The Hague Airport (EHRD).

This event takes place on Sunday the 7th April between 17:30 and 20:30 UTC and will give pilots the chance to experience some great ATC in some of the regions most important regional airports. Flights between the 2 cities take slightly over an hour giving you the chance to fly both legs. The airports will be fully staffed on the night and we look forward to seeing you!

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

Düsseldorf ATC Live-Demo

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VATSIM Germany will be representing our network and online flight at the FlightSim Conference in Paderborn, hosted by AeroSoft.

Supported by famous German VAs such as the Friesenflieger, we will also be displaying ATC stations and doing a live demonstration of ATC at the fair grounds, to which we cordially invite you to fly to Düsseldorf Airport! Become established on the ILS and have the visitors stare in awe when you fly procedures as real as it gets.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

Dubai Extreme

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The VATSIM Virtual Airline & Special Operations Team is pleased to present “Dubai Extreme”. All VATSIM VA and SOA Partners are invited to fill the skies between Tel Aviv, Israel and Dubai, UAE. Pilots will depart from Ben Gurion Airport and fly east to Dubai. Participants are in for a fun night and automatically entered for a chance to win prizes from our event sponsors, Carenado and FS2Crew.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

USA - Japan Short Hop

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We will be featuring Japan’s largest airport, Tokyo Narita International (RJAA) and the western most US airport, Guam A.B. Won Pat International (PGUM), as viewed on a map. You are free to choose your origin and destination, and we will provide full coverage ATC service along the way, including oceanic airspace.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

Friday Night Ops ZDC - Featuring KBWI

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Friday Night Ops is back! This time we are placing an emphasis on Baltimore! The fun starts Friday April 19th at 2359z until 0400z which is midnight eastern.All traffic and all pilots are welcome! We hope to see you on the 19th!

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

Quebec Virtual Air Show

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During the Air Show, the Montreal FIR controllers will be on hand to help anybody trying to join Vatsim network, and invites anyone who wants to do a flight between Montreal (CYUL) and Quebec City (CYQB) airport. These flight will be between 15:00 - 19:00z.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

VATSIM Germany Overload vol.6

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Join us at one of our major airports for the annual VATSIM Germany Overload! Whether you are a fan of flying IFR or VFR, big airliner or small motorglider: We cordially invite you to 4 hours of German full ATC.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

The Tour | Charlotte FNO

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Join vZTL as we host the next stop in "The Tour" as we host Friday Night Ops at Charlotte International.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

The Miami Mega Ball 2013

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ZMA will be hosting a special event on April 20th 2013, starting 2230z-0330z. The ZMA ARTCC will be introducing "The Miami Mega Ball 2013". This event will be a "Lottery" type of event. Pilots will be Departing KATL, TNCM or KMCO into KMIA with full ATC.

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(Posted 4/6/2013)

It's Skopje Calling

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Hello Europe, It's XXXXX Calling... Ah that famous phrase that we hear every year on Eurovision Song Contest. In that spirit, I would like to say "Hello VATSIM, It's Skopje Calling".

Yeah, you heard right. We are inviting you to fly to Skopje on 30th March 2013 where we will staff Skopje From Top to Bottom between 17z-20z.

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(Posted 3/25/2013)

Cape Town FlyIn

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VATSAF invites you to come and explore the beauty and splendour of South Africa's "Mother City" in what promises to be a busy event.

Fly in from any major local airport for a short hop, or your favourite international departure point for a long haul. ATC services will be online from 16h00z until at least 20h00z. IFR and VFR traffic welcome!!

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(Posted 3/25/2013)

Seattle Realops

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Come join the staff of Seattle ARTCC as they present Real Ops : KSEA. This event is going to simulate the real world time schedule taken from March 3, 2013. Come fly in and out as the great Seattle staff up to simulate this real world event.

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(Posted 3/25/2013)

Down the Danube LROP Real Ops

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A real ops event at LROP (Bucharest Henri Coanda airport, Romania) click on the title for the full details

(Posted 3/25/2013)

Salon International de l'Auto

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The yearly international motorshow in Geneva is an important place for producers to present their newest car models. Therefore many car fans pilger to Geneva each March to have a close look at the innovations and future perspectives of the automobile industry.

From this year, vACC Switzerland invites also aviation fans to make this event an important point in your calendar. Sunday, March 10th, we will be waiting for you at Geneva Airport (LSGG). Come in with your cargo plane and bring along the newest car models. The apron is big enough and you can land with any aircraft on the 3900m long runway. Or show us your newest model you fly with, even future aircrafts are welcome.

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

St Patricks Event

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VATeir is pleased to annouce this years St Patricks Day Event. On Sunday the 10th of March we would like to invite you to fly to the Emerald Isle to fly into the Island and see what makes the 17th of March offically the Friendliest day of the year.

Starting at 1600Z, ending at 2200Z, VATEIR is hosting six hours of non-stop fun. EIDW and EICK will be fully staffed along with en-route control. Also our friends and neighbours VATUK will be staffing EGAA and hopefully EGPX to truly make it an all Ireland event. Guaranteed Irish craic and atmosphere, it will be an unforgettable St. Patrick’s Day!

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

Latitudinal Friday

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Each Month, VATFrance and vACC Switzerland together open 2 different airports and offer you diversified flight-fun. The Latitudinal Friday this time takes place at Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne (LFLC) and St. Gallen Altenrhein (LSZR).

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

Lisboa RealOps, V Edition

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Portugal vACC presents... the fifth edition of Lisboa RealOps. We have compiled the real-life flights that come in and out of our main airport Lisboa (LPPT). Expect full ATC in LPPT as well as other surrounding airports.

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

Copenhagen Airport Overload 2013

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Some time has passed since we had seen Copenhagen Overload last time. This year VATASIM-Scandinavia would like to invite you to Copenhagen on March 17th to join the overload event.

Do you feel that Copenhagen is ready for massive fly-in? Let’s see...

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

Cross The Pond 2013 / westbound

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This spring time Cross the pond leads you (and lots of the other pilots) over the Atlantic to connect European airports with fields in the US and Canada. Still unknown to this major event? Have a look here: www.youtube.com/watch

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

Fundamentals of Air Traffic Control

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Its time to break out the textbooks as the Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center rings the school bell. Please join us as we staff up George Bush Interconntiental Airport (KIAH), and Louis Armstrong New Orleans Int'l Airport (KMSY), with students. These students have worked hard and have requested their very own event to show off what they have learned. All controllers controlling this event will not have a current rating on the position they are working, these controllers are students working to obtain a certification or endorsement on the position they are staffing. Some will but under OTS conditions. Your invited to fly in, out, or through Houston's airspace to help these students learn a thing or two about controlling some may even obtain their rating after this event is complete. So help us and fly to KIAH or KMSY as we study up Houston Style!

(Posted 3/8/2013)

Feedback Requested: Anchorage FNO

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The Anchorage ARTCC is hosting Friday Night Ops, and it's going to be huge! Fly into Anchorage (PANC) or Fairbanks (PAFA) and earn one entry to a lottery to win all kinds of prizes. If you would like to increase your odds for winning, submit feedback about as many controllers as you would like, as long as you have been in contact with them. Each feedback submission earns you one entry into the lottery! This event will be held on March 22nd, 7 pm - 11 pm EST (March 23rd 0000z - 0400z)

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

PIT - PHL Crossfire

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Join us on March 24th from 1900Z to 2200Z and give ZOB and ZNY a run for their money! We will be hosting a crossfire between KPIT and KPHL for the Penguin vs. Flyers hockey game! Hope to see all of you there.

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(Posted 3/8/2013)

A Night At KEYW

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Twice a month, during a Tuesday or Wednesday the vZMA ARTCC will be focusing and providing services to a one specific airport. This Wednesday March 27 we will be providing services at KEYW. Come join our team and enjoy the night.

(Posted 3/8/2013)

Remembering Christchurch

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The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a powerful natural event that severely damaged New Zealand's second-largest city, killing 185 people in one of the nation's deadliest peacetime disasters.

Tonight, two years on, we remember the victims and fly in and out of Christchurch to/from any airport of your choosing.

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

Peru Summer Fly-in

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Dear friends, in the name of the peruvian VATSIM division that me, as the events manager, represent, I would like to invite you all to our VATSIM fly inn having place on sunday 24th of february 2013 between the hours of 2000Z and 2300Z.

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

Barcelona Mobile World Congress

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We invite all pilots to fly to or from Barcelona (LEBL) next Saturday March 2nd from 16:00 to 20:00 UTC where we will guarantee full ATC services to all pilots that fly to Spain's second largest city to bring their passengers to one of the largest economical and technological forums that is celebrated each year in this city.

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

Vienna-Brussels Cityhopping

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Come fly on March 3rd, and connect two major European cities, whilst flying through the busy German airspace en route, with professional and friendly ATC gate to gate! From 18Z until 21Z, both airports will be fully staffed and en route ATC will be present. The time span even allows you to fly two legs!

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

Southern Cross

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Southern Cross is back, this time with a bit of a change. We have 2 departure & arrival airports Johannesburg & Mauritius. Come along and join in on the fun with full ATC coverage and a lot of unusual traffic on these routes as VATSAF Invites the world to fly this event with us.

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

New York Live 2013

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Join us as over 40 NYARTCC controllers from all around the world congregate in Newark, New Jersey. Controlling live from one room, we are uniting to form this massive event featuring all three of the major airports in N90 TRACON (Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark).

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

The Tour | Montgomery

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vZTL Presents: The Tour!

An event series featuring all twelve Terminal Radar Facilities

Part 4 of 14: Montgomery Air Traffic Control Tower (MGM ATCT)

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

Departing Minors FNO

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The Albuquerque ARTCC comes together March 8th from 1800MST-2000MST to give you a unique on of a kind Friday Night Operation........Departing Minors FNO. We will be providing full service from our two busiest minors, Albuquerque International Sunport KABQ and El Paso KELP, to our largest airport Phoenix Sky Harbor KPHX. Enjoy fun professional service from push and start to engine shut down. Enjoy flying new RNAV departures out Albuquerque! If you do not wish to fly out of one of our minors to Phoenix, we will be more than happy to give you the same great atc. Departing Minors FNO, March 8th 1800MST-2200MST (0100z- 0500z)

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

The Tour | Knoxville

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vZTL Presents: The Tour!

An event series featuring all twelve Terminal Radar Facilities

Part 5 of 14: Knoxville Air Traffic Control Tower (TYS ATCT)

March 10th 2013 | 2330z- 0300z

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(Posted 2/23/2013)

KJFK: Live from T5

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Virtual Blue Airways will be hosting Live From T5 on Feb 23rd. T5, located at Kennedy International Airport (KJFK), is one of the most famous airport terminals in the world. The terminal belongs to JetBlue airways, and some codeshare flights park their too. The goal for this event is to flood T5 with as many aircraft as we possibly can. ATC will be provided by the New York ARTCC.

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(Posted 2/16/2013)

Time2Help II

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We would like to invite you to a charity event in Polish VACC, which begins on February 24th at 18 UTC. The goal is to raise funds for rehabilitation of a child - son of one of our pilots.

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(Posted 2/16/2013)

Paradise Island Hopping

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VATSIM Central Africa (VATCAF) and VATSIM Asia (VATASIA) proudly presents a full staffed ATC bridge between the Seychelles in eastern Africa and the Maledives in western Asia. The Event takes place on Sunday, March 3rd from 17 till 22 UTC. Get your medium or longhaul aircrafts out and fly between the Seychelles International Airport, Mahé (FSIA) and the Ibrahim Nasir Intl., Malé, Maledives (VRMM).

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(Posted 2/16/2013)

SFO Extreme Flow Control!

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This is the first major event of the year for the Oakland ARTCC on VATSIM: SFO Extreme Flow Control! Staring February 23rd at 2300z (1500 pacific) featuring the San Francisco International Airport, prepare yourself for being caught amongst the most intense traffic volumes while every flight will be assured a safe take off and landing. All flights are welcome.

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(Posted 2/16/2013)

ZLA Hosts Oscar Night

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Hollywood's A-list stars will be out in force for the 85th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, but they have to get there first! Bring the private jets to Santa Monica (SMO) and Van Nuys (VNY) airports, or those that fly commercial can fly into convenient Burbank Bob Hope (BUR).

(Posted 2/16/2013)

ZHU: Mobile Overload

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Join the Houston ARTCC as we Overload Mobile Houston Style! Fly in, out, between or around Mobile Regional Airport (KMOB) As we staff up up for this great event. Come fly with us Feb 26th, 2013 from 1900 - 2100 CST.

(Posted 2/16/2013)

FNO: ZBW and Beyond

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Friday Night Operations has come around to the Boston ARTCC again. We are just getting finished digging out of our recent blizzard and now the controllers of New England are ready to provide service to the large amount of traffic FNO brings with it.

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(Posted 2/16/2013)

Beirut Flyin OLBA

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VATSIM Lebanon’s First official event of 2013. This event will feature many different pilots and airlines flying into Lebanon’s main Rafik Al Hariri International Airport, located in this heart of Lebanon. Come and join VATLEB and let’s fly and represent the Cedars high in the sky.

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

Sarajevo '84 Re-Winded

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After many months of coordination with over 16 vACCs, officials, airport and ATC authorities, total of 51 individuals spread around 18 countries, on Saturday 16th February 06-22z, it is again time for the annual well known and successful Sarajevo '84 Winter Olympics Rush - RE-WINDED event with a lot of traffic to/from Sarajevo (LQSA) and our many interesting partner airports supporting us during the entire day.

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

Johannesburg OR Tambo Fly InJohannesburg OR Tambo Fly In

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Extending a traditional welcome to the VATSIM network... VATSAF is hosting this event to officially recognize the ICAO change for Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport - FAOR (previously FAJS).

The event will be taking place on Sunday, 17 February 2013, from 16h00 - 20h00z (or later, depending on traffic). Domestic and international arrivals welcome!

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

Scandinavian Shuttle

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VATSIM-Scandinavia would like to invite you to ‘Scandinavian Shuttle !'. This event is a continuation of our last year ‘Scandinavian Triangle’ event that attracted a lot of traffic into our airspace. This year Finland is joining Denmark, Norway and Sweden in order to provide its best service at Helsinki Vantaa airport.

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

EPWA<>EDDH RUSH HOUR 2013

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Boring Sunday night or just time to relax?

Of cause not!

We´d recommend to join the evening rush between Warsaw (EPWA) and Hamburg (EDDH)

Perfect service for perfect pilots will be provided from ground to ceiling. Don ´t wait too long, this is your chance to enjoy the RUSH HOUR in the center of Europe!

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

Düsselbüttel Shuttle

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VATSIM Germany Regional groups Bremen and Düsseldorf invite you to the fusion of two well-known and popular airports in vACC Germany. Our shuttle links Düsseldorf Airport (EDDL) and Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (EDDH) to the Düsselbüttel Shuttle!

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

ZDC President's Day

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The Washington ARTCC is proud to present our Annual President's Day Fly In this year, but with a little twist. This year, besides featuring KDCA we will also feature Charlottesville, VA Airport (KCHO). Charlottesville is the former home of Thomas Jefferson and his famed Monticello residence.

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

Snowball Fight 2013, 16 Feb 2013: 0100-0500z

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It's that time of year when the snow flies. This year, Chicago and Minneapolis are ready to see who's the best when it comes to those snowballs. The forts are up and all we need are the pilots to be the snowballs. Fly between ORD and MSP to score points for the ARTCC. Depart from MSP and land at ORD, score points for ZMP. Depart from ORD and land at MSP, score points for ZAU.

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

ZAB Minor Appreciation Day

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This months Minor Appreciation Day features the Amarillo Rick Husband International Airport KAMA.

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(Posted 2/12/2013)

KDFW FNO

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Come and experience great ATC from the controllers of vZFW on the 8th of February!

(Posted 2/8/2013)

Winter Break in Co Clare Ireland

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Fly in to Shannon (EINN) and enjoy the full ATC from VATeir

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(Posted 2/2/2013)

Liège Bierset Fly-in (EBLG)

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On Saturday February 9th, Belux vACC will be staffing up one of its regional airports: Liège Bierset Airport (EBLG). Are you tired of flying to the regular major airports? Then this is the event for you!

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(Posted 2/2/2013)

Runway4You, LKAA full coverage

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Real VACC-CZ conference held in Liberec, north of Czech Republic 16.2.2013 from 09:00z till 21:00z.

Expectation 300 real visitors, 15 controllers, hundreds of flights, live streaming, live presentations.

Whole day full LKAA coverage. You cannot miss this opportunity. Be part of this unique real session!

(Posted 2/2/2013)

Friday Night Ops - Daytona 500

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Join ZJX ARTCC as we staff up KDAB on this Friday night. There is sure to be plenty of traffic on the raceway! Bring your airliner or corporate jet! And don't forget to bring your Daytona 500 NASCAR tickets.

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(Posted 2/2/2013)

Amsterdam-London City Pair

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Vatsim-UK and the Dutch vACC are excited to announce the latest City Pair event between London Gatwick and Amsterdam Schipol.

This event takes place on Saturday the 2nd of February between 1830 and 2200z and will give pilots the chance to experience some great ATC in some of the worlds busiest airspace.

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(Posted 1/25/2013)

Nuremburg Toy Fair FlyIn 2013

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Again the largest Toy Fair Trade is taking place in Nuremberg.


When? 03.02.2013 17-22 UTC Where? Nuremberg - EDDN

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(Posted 1/25/2013)

Crossing the Namib

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VATSIM Central Africa & South Africa divisions proudly presents full staffed ATC between Angola and Namibia for your fly-in. The Event takes place on Sunday, February 3rd from 18 till 22 UTC. Get your medium or longhaul aircrafts out and fly 1.000 miles over the spectacular landscape of Angola and Namibia!

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(Posted 1/25/2013)

The Lobster Route

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This Fly-in between Moncton (CYQM) and Quebec City (CYQB) is all about recognizing the fact that the maritimes export more then 3 Billions dollars of Lobster each year around the world. Quebec City restaurants are among lobster buyers.

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(Posted 1/25/2013)

Munich Real Ops

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You are welcome to join us on 10th February 2013 from 16z until 22z to our Real Ops. We are looking forward to your bookings and flights.

For more details and to book, click on the title!

(Posted 1/25/2013)

Lets fly Innsbruck 2013

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An overcrowded airspace / full holdings / LOC DME approaches / 9000ft high mountains all around / diving into the canyon / minimal separations / landing on a short snowy runway / and all that with original Austrian ATC - That´s what Innsbruck stands for.

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(Posted 1/18/2013)

Panic Stations SYDNEY 2013

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Panic Stations visits everyone's favourite destination Sydney. With parallel runways, busy airspace and high traffic levels expected, this is the perfect way to kick-off virtual aviation in 2013!

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(Posted 1/18/2013)

Schipol Friday Night Fly-in

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On Friday, February 15th the Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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(Posted 1/18/2013)

Dublin Fully Staffed

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Vateir will be fully staffing EIDW at 1800z on Saturday 26th January .

All types of traffic will be welcomed. This is the start of a regular monthly event from Vateir which will be held on the final Saturday of every month.

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(Posted 1/18/2013)

The Phoenix Open

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Break out your Bizjets and fly into Scottsdale, Deer Valley, Falcon Field, or Phoenix Sky Harbor as we provide services for people attending the Phoenix Golf Open starting Monday the 28th 2000EST-2200EST!

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(Posted 1/18/2013)

Snowball Fight 2013, 16 Feb 2013: 0100-0500z

It's that time of year when the snow flies. This year, Chicago and Minneapolis are ready to see who's the best when it comes to those snowballs. The forts are up and all we need are the pilots to be the snowballs. Fly between ORD and MSP to score points for the ARTCC. Depart from MSP and land at ORD, score points for ZMP. Depart from ORD and land at MSP, score points for ZAU.

Click title for more details! - Sorry no event graphic (yet)

(Posted 1/18/2013)

ZHU: Mardi Gras Event (KMSY)

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Join ZHU for Fat Tuesday on February 12th, 2012 from 1800 to 2100 CST as we staff up for a great fly in. So bring beads and your mask as we celebrate Mardi Gras 2013 at Louis Armstrong Intl Airport (KMSY)Houston Style!

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(Posted 1/18/2013)

Idlewild Blizzard FNO

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NYARTCC Presents Friday Night Ops - Idlewild Blizzard Featuring New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) 02/01/13 2359z-0400z

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(Posted 1/14/2013)

Latitudinal Friday - Lyon-Zurich

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Each Month, VATFrance and vACC Switzerland together open 2 different airports and offer you diversified flight-fun. The Latitudinal Friday this time takes place at Zurich (LSZH) and Lyon (LFLL).

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(Posted 1/14/2013)

Cross The Gulf Westbound 2013

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Cross the Gulf is one of the largest events on the VATSIM network. Pilots can expect a phenomenal experience as they travel across the Gulf of Mexico. This year we will be flying from east to the west.

This VATSIM approved charity event will help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

(Posted 1/4/2013)

VATASIA Eastern Winds 2013

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Experience a full-staffed Asia (incl. East Asia) every Saturday starting January 5, and will continue every subsequent Saturday up until January 26 every 1200Z- 1600Z.

(Posted 1/4/2013)

TOKYO PANIC NIGHT

Japan is having real life action

(Posted 8/24/2012)

VATGER Overload vol.5 - Minor Edition

One evening, 10 airports online. Enjoy the minor airports

28.10.2012 / 17:00
VATGER Overload vol.5 - Minor Edition Click the Title for details!

(Posted 8/8/2012)

Suicide Ops at KLAX

Rush hour conditions in Los Angeles

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 8/8/2012)

Accra Real OPS

Join in on Africa's first RealOps event!

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 8/8/2012)

WorldFlight 2012

VATSIM’s one and only continuous 7 day event starts Sunday November 4th at 2200Z.

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 8/8/2012)

Madrid Real OPS 2012

Spain's primary hub is ready for a RealOps adventure

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(Posted 8/8/2012)

Under Appreciated Airport Tuesdays

Under Appreciated Airport Tuesday is a weekly event every Tuesday evening Pacific Time starting at 1700 PDT (0000Z Wed.).

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 8/1/2012)

VATEUD Discover Europe

VATEUD, VATeir and the Dutch VACC are hosting the VATEUD Discover Europe Week 2 event. This is the 2nd leg of a Europe wide event visiting every VACC in the VATEUD division.

The event kicks off at 1800Z from Dublin to Amsterdam.

The route is: LIFFY UL975 WAL UM16 DOLAS UL603 LAMSO

I'll be on EIDW_DEL for the day, would be great to see some WWA callsigns on the scope!

*Posted by Captain Eoin Coates!

Click the Title to link to the forum post!

(Posted 7/22/2012)

VATSIM 10th: Openskies 2011

We look forward to welcoming you to what should be a truly spectacular event, what is set to be one of VATSIM's biggest event ever!

After the success of last year’s event, one of the world's busiest airspaces will come alive again for what is set to be one VATSIM's biggest events ever. Openskies 2011 aims to bring you a better, busier and more enjoyable event than has ever been witnessed on VATSIM before.

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(Posted 11/9/2011)

Dutch staffed by Staff

Fly Amsterdam and Eindhoven and let the staff sweat.

On Sunday, December 4th the Dutch VACC will present Staffed by Staff. This event will focus on Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (EHAM) as well as other airports in the Amsterdam FIR since Dutch Mil (EHMC) will be staffed as well!

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(Posted 11/8/2011)

Cross the Channel

Fly like the pioneers. Cross the Channel with your VFR hoppers.

Would you like to get a bit of that aviation pioneer spirit? Then cross the channel like they did almost a century ago. Connect EGMD, EGMH, LFAT and LFAC with all that has wings. The older, the better.

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(Posted 11/6/2011)

VATSIM 10th: Cross the Ditch 5

Springtime in the Southern Hemisphere, Cross the Ditch is coming.

It's spring once again in the Southern Hemisphere, and that means two things: changeable weather and Cross the Ditch!

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(Posted 11/3/2011)

CaribSea Dash

Looking for that different flavor? Welcome to the Caribbeans.

Looking for that different flavor?

Well on Saturday December 17th 2011 at 2300 - 0200z Maiquetia and Piarco teams up to presents CARIBSEA DASH with a special touch of Latin and French "saveur".

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(Posted 11/2/2011)

VATSIM 10th: VATIL 11th control room

EIGHTY Hours of NON-STOP-ATC.

VATIL - is proud to present its main event of the year: "Around the clock", ATC SERVICES

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(Posted 10/15/2011)

Friday Night Fly-in: Amsterdam Real OPS

Feel Amsterdam as real as possible
On Friday, October 28th the Dutch VACC presents another edition of our famous Friday Night Fly-in, the event in form of a real operations night at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The purpose of this event is to create an ultra realistic traffic scenario by simulating all real world Friday night movements at Schiphol Airport between 17:00 and 22:00 UTC.

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(Posted 9/2/2011)

VATSIM 10th: VATASIA 10th Anniversary Event

August 26th - 28th

VATASIA's largest annual event, Eastern Wind, has made its way back.

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 8/25/2011)

VATSIM 10th: VATSIM 10th anniversary party in Brazil

VATBRZ invites you with five hours of full ATC

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(Posted 8/24/2011)

Panic Stations Singapore

Singapore vACC in partnership with VATPAC warmly welcomes you to Panic Stations Singapore 2011!

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(Posted 7/14/2011)

VATSIM 10th: VATSIM 10th anniversary party in Brazil

VATBRZ invites you with five hours of full ATC

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 7/1/2011)

Caribbean Flavour

Kingston, Nassau, Havanna, San Juan and Piarco FIR are setting up big ATC for big fun.

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(Posted 6/23/2011)

Atlantic eastbound

From the Canadian coast to Ireland

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(Posted 6/23/2011)

Ireland Online for 24 Hours!

On Saturday 30th July VATeir will be staffing the FIR for 24 hours as part of the VATEUD light up for VATSIM's 10th birthday. We will be concentrating on staffing Dublin (EIDW) and Shannon Control (EISN). 24 hours of the best in Irish ATC, make sure you visit the Emerald Isle July 30th.

Scenery and Updated AFCADs: http://www.vateir.com/pilotdownloads.php
Charts and basic airport info: http://www.vateir.com/airports.php

(Posted 6/23/2011)

Amsterdam Summer Break

On Sunday, July 31st the Dutch VACC will organize Amsterdam Summer Break. It's vacation time! What about a charter flight to the sunny Mediterranean, to get you in the mood? Consider to step into your Cessna for a VFR flight over the Dutch coast line and it's beaches! Or jump into your favorite jet for a quick hop from one of your favorite airports!

Whether you are actually celebrating your summer vacation or you're just in the mood for that, we'll make sure the airport is going to be fully staffed for an unforgettable evening of summer fun! Join us from 17:30 till 20:30 UTC.

More information, routes and charts can be found on our website, http://www.dutchvacc.nl.

(Posted 6/23/2011)

ZMP's Northern Migration V

Minneapolis/St.Paul 24 hours online.

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 6/23/2011)

Reno Insanity

Fly from/to Reno and enjoy the challenge

Click the Title for details!

(Posted 5/29/2011)

Atlanta Live!

Join in on this nice flyin from/to Atlanta.

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(Posted 5/26/2011)

Greece is restructuring... for Summer

Sunday 26/6/2011 1500-2100Z

Greece is restructuring for sure....but because summer is coming! Fly all over Greece for 6 hours and find your perfect Summer vacation place for you!

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(Posted 5/25/2011)

Montreal Wednesdays

Every Wednesdays, Montreal Trudeau CYUL will be covered by our professional yet friendly controllers. No booking is required, just file and enjoy the flight! We hope to see many of you there!

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(Posted 4/11/2011)

KZSE Tuesday Flash

Tuesday evenings is KZSE's new weekly event - last week we had center, all major approaches, towers, ground, and delivery all online throughout the sector. Come represent WestWind by flying into, out of, or within KZSE (Seattle ARTCC) starting at 17:00 local time (1700 PDT, 0000 GMT).

Courtesy,

Captain Scott Stone

WWA1712

KZSE Contoller Mentor

(Posted 3/31/2011)

Cork(EICK) Fully Staffed!


Every Wednesday evening, Cork(EICK) will be fully staffed from 1900Z to 2100Z. We want to invite pilots to fly in and experience flying in the rebel county and see what Cork ATC has to offer! So whether you want to fly to the continent, do a short domestic hop to Dublin, or even a few circuits, there's something for everyone!

Click Title for details & charts!

(Posted 3/31/2011)

Ireland Online!


Every Friday from 1900Z to 2100Z, VATeir will be staffing Ireland. For the best in ATC, make sure that you don't miss out on flying into Ireland every Friday evening!

Click Title for details & charts!

(Posted 3/31/2011)

Lisboa Real Ops 2011


Lisboa Real Ops 2011 is the third edition of Portugal's largest ever event

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(Posted 3/30/2011)

vZAN ARTCC April Fools Day FNO

Anchorage in April 1st mood.

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(Posted 3/22/2011)

Cross the Pond!



Your best bet is to book a slot for this event. There are limited places remaining. You can fly this event without signing up, but be aware that if you plan to do that, expect delays from ATC.

(Posted 3/7/2011)

St. Patrick's Day Event!!



VATéir is pleased to announce its annual St. Patricks Event. On Sunday 13th March from 1600Z to 2200Z one of VATSIM’s biggest events will be held. Dublin (EIDW), Cork (EICK), and Shannon (EINN) will be fully staffed, as well as some regional airports, along with enroute ATC from Shannon Control. Click title for Details!

(Posted 3/7/2011)

Cross the Gulf ( Westbound ) 1/30/11

The Gulf Region is place of a huge flyin. Connect major airports along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Mexico City.

The westbound leg is finally here! Traveling from East to West, pilots will enjoy the wonderful experience. Cross the Gulf will be taking place on Sunday 30 January 2011. There will be a booking system for this event. The controllers are ready so bring it on!

There will be 3 featured departure airports and 5 featured arrival airports (listed below). Pilots are encouraged to depart the featured departure airports and arrive at the featured arrival airports. Pilots can book their flight on the event website. The booking process will take less than 2 minuets. Pilots are also encouraged to file the preferred routes posted on the event website.

The booking system is now open. Please visit the event website to book your slot!

Date :: January 30, 2011

Times :: 2300z - 0300z

Event Website: www.crossthegulf.com

(Posted 1/25/2011)

Great Australian Air Rally 2011 - Feb 1st-28th 2011



Going into its 10th Anniversary, Bluegrass Airlines is once against hosting the Great Australian Air Rally! This year Westwind Airlines are one of the main sponsors of the event. Last year we had a good turnout but this year we want a great one!
The GAAR is an annual Rally across Australia in 1930s, 40s, and 50s era piston and Radial aircraft only. This year the route will take us from the coastal town of Coolangatta to Cairns in Northern Territory via lots of interesting little places on Australia's East Coast.
Navigation is WW2 style so expect to seen lots of VORs, NDBs and all that good stuff! Any aircraft from that period can be flown. If you have any questions please feel free to contact any of the Events team via the Online Ops section of the forums. To visit the official website for this event please click on the title! See you all in February!

(Posted 1/22/2011)

Toronto vs Boston Cross Fire

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Join the Boston and Toronto FIR's in this friendly battle of airspace event.

Date: February 10, 2011

Time: 1800-2200 local

Lets see how many WWA pilots we can get to fly to and from Boston and Toronto.

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