Jump to content
Administrator

[30 Oct 2021 07-01am ET] Cross the Pond: Cross the Pond Eastbound 2021

Recommended Posts



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) has been selected as one of the departure fields to host participating flights leaving across the Atlantic. Thanks from all of us at Team Boston for your votes and we look forward to this great event. Head over to the official CTP website here, for more information on the event.

Event Date: Oct. 30th, 2021 1100-2300z (7am-6pm ET)

We will have full staffing at Boston beginning at approximately 7:15am ET. There will be delays at Boston for local and domestic flights given the high volume of international traffic we are expecting.

Link to comment

Hey members, if you are interested in flying in this year’s Cross the Pond Eastbound, take a look at these steps provided by VATSIM in order to enter for a chance to select a slot time. 

 

“[CTP Slot Lottery Announcement!]

Demand for participation in CTP outweighs the available capacity of the controllers and airspace. As a result, we choose to limit the number of participants using a slot system. We have made some modifications this time to improve the way people are allocated slots and to help people get slots they want.

 

Only pilots with a slot are able to participate in the event. In order to distribute the slots to pilots we complete the following steps:
- Pilots register their interest (available 5th - 11th October 1800 UTC)
- The lottery calculates if you have been awarded a slot and your position in the queue
- Pilots login after their allocated time and pick a time slot and city pair (being earlier in the lottery gives more chance for the route you want) (available 12th-17th October)

 

After everyone has had some time to select their route, the remaining slots are released to all members (on Monday 18th October).

 

Several factors affect the outcome of the lottery, the most significant of which is your historical interaction with this event. If you have no-showed during a previous event when you held a booking, you will have slightly less chance of getting a slot now. If you applied but did not get a slot last year, you will have a slightly higher chance of getting a slot now.


In a change from previous events, you will have to return to the website in the week leading up to the event to reconfirm your intention to fly and to provide important information such as your callsign, maximum assignable flight level and so on.


We hope that these changes will ensure as many people can fly for this event as possible and importantly, that as many people with a slot join us for the event.

You may now register to be included in the lottery at ctp.vatsim.net

 

If you want to keep up to date with CTP, don’t forget to select the CTP role in the VATSIM discord to see our channels. (Get it via #role-selection)”

spacer.png

 

Cameron Peterson

Events Coordinator
Administration Team

Link to comment

All pilots flying Cross the Pond: please review our Pilot Brief prior to departure. The brief is attached to this post.

 

As with previous events, VATSIM has asked pilots who were not issued a booking/slot to avoid flying transatlantic. We welcome pilots to fly domestic routes into and out of Boston. We also expect coverage at our satellite airports like Bradley (KBDL). If you were not given a booking, please consider domestic routes to and from any airport that is staffed within Boston Center! 

 

You can link other people to this post/page using the URL: www.bvartcc.com/ctp.

CTP East 2021 Pilot Brief.pdf

spacer.png

 

Evan Reiter

Community Manager
Administration Team

Link to comment

Friendly reminder: VATSIM is asking pilots who do not have a slot to avoid flying transatlantic. Please see this post on the VATSIM forums for more details.

 

If you don't have a slot, Boston will be staffed beginning just after 7:30am, and welcoming all domestic flights within our airspace/ARTCC and in the region. We hope you'll join us on October 30, beginning at 8am ET, whether or not you're planning to make the full trek across the ocean.

spacer.png

 

Evan Reiter

Community Manager
Administration Team

Link to comment

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now


×