By Ben Wright
We're happy to announce 'Escape to the Canary Islands' as our next event! Join us, VATSPA, Portugal vACC, Morocco vACC, and VATSIM Italy as we overload Gran Canaria (GCLP) and Tenerife South (GCTS). We'll be departing from the mighty Leeds (EGNM) and London Luton (EGGW) between 1200-1400z, with full ATC all the way the Canaries!
This idea for this event was a popular suggestion from the community, and we hope to bring you many more like this in the future. If you have an idea for an event, get in touch with us!
Controllers please note that this will be a rostered event, the expression of interest will be appearing soon.
By Andre Almeida
Portugal vACC has recently decided to introduce all sector splits into the Lisbon FIR. To give the sectors a test-run, on February 22nd from 1300z until 1700z, all Lisbon FIR sectors will be online, with local ATC available at LPPT, LPMA, LPFR, LPPR and LPPS.
Whether you're doing a short domestic hop or are simply crossing Lisbon, expect to go through several airspaces and talk to many different controllers!
If you're unsure of what route to fly, we're also partnering with VATSPA's "Escape to the Canary Islands" event. Two of our airfields are official departure airports, these are: LPPT from 1400-1600z and LPMA from 1500-1700z.
For those of you that enjoy to be prepared and to plan ahead, here you can find a picture showing the sector splits in Lisbon FIR, and each sectors frequency.
Charts for Portuguese airfields are available on our website.
Below you'll find a few route suggestions inside Portuguese airspace:
LPPT-LPPR: INBOM DCT ABLEG
LPPR-LPPT: MANIK DCT XAMAX
LPPT-LPFR: TROIA A5 ODEMI
LPFR-LPPT: ODEMI A5 TROIA
LPPR-LPFR: PESUL DCT SOTEX
LPFR-LPPR: ODEMI DCT MANIK
LPPT-LPMA (or LPPS): GANSU DCT NARTA DCT LIDRO
LPMA (or LPPS)-LPPT: DEGUN DCT NARTA DCT UNPOT
By Davide Carbonari
On Saturday February 24th, VATITA invite you to fly in Milano! From 14z to 17:30z Malpensa (LIMC) and Linate (LIML) will be covered top down by our controllers!
You will have the whole afternoon to fly VFR and IFR! Plan your flight and enjoy the mighty Alps!
Charts, free registration required
P3d - Payware - Freeware
Fsx - Payware - Freeware
Xplane - Freeware
P3d - Freeware - Payware
Fsx - Freeware - Payware
Xplane - Freeware
By Layth Al-Wakil
For tonight's Essex Overload we're doing a screenshot competition with a twist, we'd like you to use your creativity and imagination to send us your best screenshots which incorporate either one of the Luton or Stansted towers.
You can submit your pics using the hashtag #EssexFlyin on twitter and Facebook or alternatively upload them to this thread. Don't forget to include your callsign too. You could be in with a chance of being featured on our social media platforms, good luck and enjoy the event!
By Conor Ryan
Hi, I just wondered if there could be an event at Manchester? That's all really...