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Cross the Pond Eastbound 2021 Airports Announced

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Cross the Pond Eastbound 2021 is taking place on October 30th on the VATSIM network and, as usual, the event is anticipating on extremely busy for simmers. If you’re new or unfamiliar, Cross the Pond is the bi-annual event on the online network that sees simmers travel across the Atlantic between airports on either side of the ocean.

The event on October 30th is the Eastbound event, meaning the event will start in the US and simmers will fly east towards the UK and Europe. 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 850 pilots will be taking part, whilst 2o0 controllers will help them safely cross the pond.

As is always the case with Cross the Pond, the community took to the polls to decide which airports would be staffed for the North Atlantic crossing. This year, the departing locations include airports in Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, Miami and New York. Arrival destinations include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, London and Paris. The full list of airports involved this year is down below.

It’s worth noting that other locations may be ‘live’ during the event, but the below airports are those that are confirmed to be fully staffed and serve as the official event airports.

You can prepare for the event now by checking out our Pilots Guide. The guide is based on last year’s Eastbound event, but many of the principles will apply. We’ll of course provide pilots with a new guide in time for the event. You can keep up to date with the event over on the official website. Which airports are you looking forward to flying to this year?

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VATSIM Cross the Pond Eastbound 2021 Happening October 30th

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The bi-annual VATSIM Cross the Pond (CTP) even will be heading Eastbound on Saturday, October 30th. The eastbound event will see pilots depart from a selection of airports within North America and head over to the UK and Europe across the Atlantic. The exact timings have yet to be confirmed at this point in time. The release date was confirmed on Twitter.
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VATSIM Announces CTP – Westbound 2021 Participating Airports

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With virtual voting booths having closed only recently, VATSIM, taking to their official Facebook page, has released the results and shared the list of Cross The Pond Westbound 2021 participating airfields. With the event scheduled to occur on the 24th of April, 2021, interested participants can rejoice with the number of airfields participating in this year's westbound edition of the event. With
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Pilots – Your Guide to VATSIM Cross the Pond Eastbound 2020

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[Updated November 9th @ 2100Z]

VATSIM Cross The Pond is one of the most popular event the online network. The 2020 Eastbound edition will start on November 14th at 1100Z. VATSIM CTP takes place twice a year, one time Westbound (from Europe to North America) during Spring and the other Eastbound (North America to Europe) during Fall. 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.

These procedures are not so easy to grab at a first glance, but worry not : here’s the FSElite guide to help you make your way across the pond and enjoy the experience as much as possible.

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Cross The Pond Eastbound 2020: Rien Ne Va Plus!

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"Vancouver Approach, ACA27MD heavy, mayday mayday mayday! We have lost one engine, request emergency landing!" "ACA27MD heavy, Vancouver Approach, copied your mayday, expect ILS runway 08L, I’ll have vectors for you in a minute." "Roger that, Approach, we’ve lost our second engine, we’re losing control of the aircraft!" "Copy, ACA27MD, if have some time, can I get your souls on
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VATSIM Cross The Pond Slot Booking Changes

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VATSIM has published an important information note regarding the upcoming Cross The Pond 2020 - Eastbound event which will take place on November 14th. Slot AllocationThe slot allocation was previously done using a booking system on a "first come, first served" basis. In the previous events, the slots would be gone in a matter of minutes, letting on the side
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VATSIM Cross The Pond Eastbound 2020 Airports List

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VATSIM has revealed the final list of airports which will be featured in the VATSIM Cross The Pond Eastbound 2020 event. The event kicks-off on November 14th at 1100Z. A semiannual event, Cross the Pond sees pilots from all over the world make the trek over the Atlantic Ocean. One event generally happening in Spring sees pilots flying from Europe
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