Pilots – Your Guide to VATSIM Cross the Pond Westbound 2021

Guide To Cross The Pond Vatsim

VATSIM Cross The Pond is one of the most popular events on the online network. The 2021 Westbound edition will start on April 24th 2021 from 11:00z until 23:00z. 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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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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FLAi Release Small Update

FLAi have released a small update their ai aircraft addon just in time for Cross the Pond East 2018.   The FALi developers have been hard at work tweaking and perfecting their addon ai aircraft so that it will work correctly during your flights across the pond if you are using vPilot. Instructions on how to get the update and
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Cross The Pond 2018 Eastbound Bookings Now Open

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The time has come, 550 slots have been released and are ready to be booked over at the official Cross The Pond 2018 website. Earlier this year when CTP 2018 Westbound had opened for booking, 500 slots were gone within the space of just half an hour. If you're looking to grab a hold of a specific route at a
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Cross The Pond Westbound 2018 Details Revealed

A post on the Vatsim forums has revealed the details for Cross The Pond (CTP) Westbound 2018 which will take place on Saturday, April 14th. Departure Airports London Heathrow (EGLL) Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM) Warsaw-Chopin (EPWA) Barcelona El-Prat (LEBL) Vienna (LOWW) Arrival Airports Calgary (CYYC) Toronto Pearson (CYYZ) Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson (KATL) Washington-Dulles (KIAD) New York John F. Kennedy (KJFK) Miami (KMIA)
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Reminder: Book Your VATSIM CTP Slots (10 Minute Warning)


Just a quick public announcement to remind you that VATSIM’s Cross the Pond (Eastbound) slots will open at 1500z (10 minutes after this article has been posted). You will be able to book via the CTP website.

As a reminder, here is this year’s focus airports:

Departure airfields:
New York John F. Kennedy International (KJFK)
Toronto Pearson (CYYZ)
Boston (KBOS)
Washington Dulles (KIAD)
Orlando International (KMCO)

Arrival fields:
Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM)
London Gatwick (EGKK)
Düsseldorf (EDDL)
Oslo Gardermoen (ENGM)
Copenhagen (EKCH)
Dublin (EIDW)

Last year the slots ran out in 37 minutes!

Let us know in the comments section what slot you get!

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VATSIM Cross the Pond Eastbound Airfields and Date Announced

Over on the VATSIM forum, it has been announced which airports have made the cut for this year's event and when the event will take place. The airports selected span across the USA, Canada and multiple European countries. VATSIM Cross the Pond Eastbound will be held on Saturday 14th October, which is just under a month away from now. The
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Developer Month: Vatsim and Cross the Pond Interview

Welcome to the FSElite Developer Month. Our theme this year is about delivering for the community and part of that is delivering great content to you all. As part of our commitment to you all, we're pleased to announced Developer Month - a month themed solely around celebrating our great development community. Over the course of March, you'll be treated
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Vatsim Cross the Pond Airports Revealed

Here at FSElite, we are big fans of the VATSIM network and also the huge events they throw. Cross the Pond is perhaps their biggest bi-yearly event, seeing thousands of connections and pilots all try and cross the Atlantic ocean. As the name suggests, airports with side of the Atlantic will be involved. For those unfamiliar, it's usually a departure
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