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  1. VATSIM's largest event series is Cross the Pond. This year, CTP Eastbound 2021 is back on October 30th and Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS) is looking to be selected as one of the departure fields to host participating flights leaving across the Atlantic. All of us at Team Boston need your help to achieve this feat. Voting for departure fields is now open and we are asking all members to cast their vote's for Boston. Head over to the official CTP website here, to cast your vote and for more information on the event. Event Date: Oct. 30th, 2021 1100-2300z (6am-6pm ET) We will have full staffing at Boston beginning at approximately 5:30am ET. There will be delays at Boston for local and domestic flights given the high volume of international traffic we are expecting.
  2. Begins: Friday, November 19, 11am ET (1600z) Ends: Sunday, November 21, 11pm ET (0400z) 60 Hours Kickoff FNO: Friday, November 19, 7-11pm ET (2359 - 0400z) Join us for this one of a kind ATC marathon event! Boston Center will be staffed continuously for 60 hours throughout the weekend in November.  As part of this unique tradition, we will also be hosting Friday Night Operations (FNO) to kick off the first night of this amazing weekend. This is one of our favorite events and we look forward to talking to you all throughout the weekend of continuous ATC coverage. There are no sign-ups or special actions required for pilots to participate: just connect and fly, any time you want, between 11:00am ET on Friday, November 19 through 11:00pm ET on Sunday, November 21. How many flights can you get in before the end of the night on Sunday?
  3. In the Regional Circuit, we staff up multiple of our airports to provide pilots with an opportunity to receive 'gate-to-gate' ATC service for the duration of the event. Pilots are encouraged to fly between the airports and make the return flight if time allows; however, traffic from other airports is welcome as well. The Regional Circuit always creates an immersive atmosphere with busy frequencies and congested airways between the host airports. This Regional Circuit features Albany (KALB), Bradley (KBDL), and Providence (KPVD). It’s also a great time to try out one of our WINGS flights. Remember, many of the flights have published Alternate Airports, allowing you to earn your BVA pilot ratings at event airports!
  4. It's a bash, it's at Bradley... it's Bradley Bash! Every year we staff-up the entire Y90 TRACON, including KBDL, KORH, KHFD, KBAF, and KCEF. Join us this year for another afternoon of sun, fun, and flying around Connecticut and Massachusetts. All traffic operations are welcome! We're happy to accommodate GA Flying clubs, Virtual Airlines, and individual sight-seers alike. It's a great afternoon to take advantage of a fully-staffed minor TRACON. Airports: KBDL, KORH, KHFD, KBAF, and KCEF Time: 1-5 PM ET, 17-21Z
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  6. Have you found a cool add-on you'd like to share with the community? Post it here, along with a quick description! (If the add-on is only applicable to MSFS, please use this thread instead.)
  7. Have an idea for a future event? Post it on this thread for consideration! (If you have feedback about an ATC experience during an event, or suggestions about existing events, please use this thread.)
  8. Hold on to your yokes, because Light Up America has returned! VATUSA is proud to present Light Up America, where all 21 of our facilities will be staffed from 2359-0400z for your enjoyment. Dust off the 172, or roll out the A320. We will be staffing as many positions as possible, so fly your favorite route or try something new! Our controllers are excited and can't wait to see you there! BVA will be staffing in support of our neighboring facility's event.
  9. Fully send yourself to the Bermuda triangle and hope for the best. Test your ocean procedures as you leave domestic boundaries and enter the Oceanic Control Area, further into the unknown! Depart from KBOS, KJFK, KIAD, KPHL and KORF. Arrive into TXKF. Advertising an ARRIVAL period of roughly 4pm to 6:30pm EDT (2000-2230z). That means you should start launching from domestic between 2pm and 4:30pm EDT (1800z-2030z). Of course, we should be able to take any stragglers still trying to make it in to Bermuda a little later than this. TXKF Payware P3D: https://secure.simmarket.com/latinvfr-bermuda-txkf-v2-p3d.phtml TXKF Freeware X-Plane: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/40713-txkf-lf-wade-international-airport/
  10. VATSIM's largest event series is Cross the Point East/Westbound. This year, for CTP Westbound 2021, Boston-Logan Intl. Airport (KBOS) has been pre-selected as one of the arrival fields to host participating flights from across the Atlantic. If you would like more information on the event please see the official CTP website at ctp.vatsim.net. Event Date: April 24th, 2021 1100-2300z (7am-7pm ET)
  11. Event has been moved due to VATUSA FNO Policy changes. New event date is 5/29/2021. Honk! Get your groove on with this year's feature of the Honk! FNO. We're getting down and boogeying at a whole flock of airports this time: Washington National (KDCA), Detroit (KDTW), Boston (KBOS), Philly (KPHL), Toronto (CYYZ), Montreal (CYUL), and Halifax (CYHZ).
  12. BVA's Minor Facility Showcase gives pilots the opportunity to experience one of our minor airports. Local and overlying air traffic controllers will be providing service for those looking to explore the area, practice instrument approaches, arrive from afar, or just remain in the pattern. With a single focus-airport, this is the perfect opportunity to experience being sequenced at a busier airport with both IFR and VFR arrivals. This week's event features the controlled airport of Bradley (KBDL). It’s also a great time to try out one of our WINGS flights. Remember, many of the flights have published Alternate Airports, allowing you to earn your BVA pilot ratings at event airports!
  13. Set the parking brake on the airliner and knock the cobwebs off your favorite general aviation aircraft! The General Aviation Fly-In visits locales across the country that are famous for their scenery and general aviation influence. While anything from a single engine Cessna to a regional jet is welcome in this event, ‘low and slow’ offers the best opportunity to experience the scenery. During this GA Fly-In event, local air traffic control is staffed at smaller airports with overlying radar controllers to provide VFR Flight Following and IFR services. Fly VFR closed traffic, practice instrument approaches, or fly VFR or IFR between the featured airports: the choice is yours. This weekend BVA is venturing to Upstate New York to take in the changing of the leaves from the air! Colloquially called "leaf peepers," residents of the New York City metro area venture north every year to see the leaves change. We decided we'd tag along this year. It’s also a great time to try out one of our WINGS flights. Remember, many of the flights have published Alternate Airports, allowing you to earn your BVA pilot ratings at event airports!
  14. In the Regional Circuit, we staff up two of our airports to provide pilots with an opportunity to receive 'gate-to-gate' ATC service for the duration of the event. Pilots are encouraged to fly between the two airports and make the return flight if time allows; however, traffic from other airports is welcome as well. The Regional Circuit always creates an immersive atmosphere with busy frequencies and congested airways between the host airports. This Regional Circuit features Burlington (KBTV) and Boston (KBOS). It’s also a great time to try out one of our WINGS flights. Remember, many of the flights have published Alternate Airports, allowing you to earn your BVA pilot ratings at event airports!
  15. We're rolling into our 22nd year of celebrating all that is BVA, and we're inviting you to join us. On Saturday, August 7, our controllers will bring you seven uninterrupted hours of ATC coverage across the entirety of the Boston ARTCC. That includes Boston (KBOS), Bradley (KBDL), Providence (KPVD), Manchester (KMHT), and The Cape. Staffing will be available from 12-7pm ET. Hope you brought your Charlie Card! We strongly recommend pilots avoid the delays at KBOS and help balance the traffic by flying to the regional airports with local ATC coverage. We're continuing the tradition of hosting our annual Tea Party Poker. Pilots fly to staffed airports earning poker cards, and at the end of the event will have the opportunity to win great prizes from our sponsors. Official Tea Party Poker 2021 rules will be posted at a later date so stay tuned!
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