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Evan Reiter

BVA's Biggest Event Weekend Ever - October 13 to 15

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Mark your calendars, stock up on munchies, and tell the family to head out of town for the weekend: October 13-15, 2017 will be the biggest weekend of events in BVA's history!


It all starts at 11am ET on Friday, October 13 when we launch 60 Hours of ATC, 60 straight hours of Boston Center coverage. Any time you wish to fly in ZBW, day or night, you will find coverage online.


Starting at 7pm ET, we host VATUSA's Friday Night Operations event. There will be a full staff of controllers online at Boston Logan International (KBOS), and staffing at other local airports. The event runs until 11pm ET, but ZBW will remain online overnight and for the rest of the weekend.


Then, we kick off Saturday morning early! At 6am, the first departures for Cross the Pond Eastbound 2017 will be connecting to the network. Cross the Pond takes place twice a year (westbound in March, eastbound in October) and is one of the busiest and most sought after events in the VATSIM calendar. It is a mass crossing of the North Atlantic with full ATC offered the whole way, with heavy traffic levels guaranteed for your whole flight. As a departure airport, KBOS will be fully-staffed, and there will be multiple Approach and Center controllers online across ZBW. Whether you're flying across the Atlantic for the event or are just looking for a great chance to fly in a lit up airspace, join us all day on Saturday, October 14.


Looking for information on flying this event? Check out our

, hosted by Air Traffic Manager Camden Bruno.


60 Hours of ATC continues throughout the day on October 15, and ends at 11:00pm on Sunday, wrapping up what is likely the busiest event weekend our community has ever participated in!



Evan Reiter

Community Manager
Administration Team

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Our 60 Hours of ATC event has concluded (although we are still online and going on 62 hours)! The Boston Virtual ARTCC Administration Team would like to recognize the controllers involved and thank them for their dedication throughout the weekend. Many controllers joined in staffing up the airspace and providing dozens of hours of service to pilots. It is truly extraordinary what we were able to accomplish for the second year in a row, and we would not have been able to do it without them. Considering the fact that we also had our Friday Night Ops event and Cross the Pond Eastbound, I'd say it was a pretty successful weekend.


We'd also like to thank all pilots who flew into or out of our airspace during the 60 hours. You made the event fun and enjoyable for all, giving our controllers consistent traffic even during the overnight hours! It was incredible to see the event-level traffic throughout the day today! It resulted in Boston Logan being fully staffed almost all day long - A quick shoutout to our Boston Tower controller, Ben Dudley, for pulling a 15 hour shift. Last but not least, thank you to our neighboring ARTCCs for the support throughout the weekend.


Please take the time to send our controllers feedback so that we know how we did. Feedback can be sent via www.bvartcc.com/feedback


We look forward to next year's 60 Hours of ATC event and wish you blue skies and happy landings until then.

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