The airports for VATSIM’s bi-annual Cross the Pond event has been announced. Following an extensive community voting period, both departure and arrival airports which will serve as the primary destinations for the event.
Those airports are as follow:
- MÃ¼nchen/Munich – MUC/EDDM
- London Gatwick – LGW/EGKK
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – AMS/EHAM
- Dublin – DUB/EIDW
- Oslo Gardermoen Airport – OSL/ENGM
- Tenerife-South – TFS/GCTS
- Paris Charles-de-Gaulle – CDG/LFPG
- Vienna International Airport – VIE/LOWW
- Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport – LIS/LPPT
- Istanbul Airport – IST/LTFM
- MontrÃ©al-Trudeau – YUL/CYUL
- Vancouver International – YVR/CYVR
- Winnipeg International – YWG/CYWG
- Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International – ATL/KATL
- Boston Logan Intl Airport – BOS/KBOS
- Newark – EWR/KEWR
- Houston George Bush Intercontinental – IAH/KIAH
- Philadelphia – PHL/KPHL
- Tampa – TPA/KTPA
- Grantley Adams International Airport – BGI/TBPB
- Martinique AimÃ© CÃ©saire International Airport – FDF/TFFF
- Pointe-Ã -Pitre International Airport – PTP/TFFR
The event on April 2nd is the Westbound event, meaning the event will start in the UK and Europe and simmers will fly west towards the US and Canada. The goal is to replicate at best the specific Oceanic procedures with full ATC from departure to arrival. The lack of radar coverage for traffic deconfliction above the Atlantic Ocean means that the aircraft must obtain a specific clearance, follow a given route and report their position regularly. During the event, over 1000 pilots will be taking part, whilst 200 controllers will help them safely cross the pond.
Whilst the above airports will be serving as the primary event airports, where slots will be limited, other airports on both sides of the Atlantic may be online and be served by ATC. However, there may be delays or restrictions if you fly from non-event traffic.
The system in order to book slots will open shortly ahead of the event in April.
Which airport paring will you be hoping for this year?