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VATSIM.net have recently announced the winners of Iron Mic for week 48-49 in 2017, and for all weeks so far this year! 

Firstly, a huge congratulations to Liverpool Tower controllers, who won the Iron Mic in Week 48, 2017.
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And it was a double whammy for our London controllers, who took the top spot two weeks in a row.
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While these are our only airports reaching the top spots, there are several aerodromes just being pipped to the post. If you fancy having a go at winning the Iron Mic, why not post on the forums to attract fellow controllers and traffic? Golden Mic winners are due to be announced soon.

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Alex Ashley

Well done to Manchester last week, which took home the Iron Mic for both TWR and APP!

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Top 20 Iron Mic Winners (TWR scoring, 1 pph per facil)
From: 2018-03-12 00:00:01    /    Until: 2018-03-18 23:59:59
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 #   ID      Facility (airport) name          Uptime    Up %
--   -----   ---------------------------   ---------   -----
 1   EGCC    Manchester                     49:29:15   29.5%
 2   UHHH    Khabarovsk (Novy)              38:33:01   22.9%
 3   EDDF    Frankfurt                      35:07:54   20.9%
 4   LOWS    Salzburg                       30:11:37   18.0%
 5   ULLI    St. Petersburg (Pulkovo)       29:56:22   17.8%
 6   ATL     Atlanta Hartsfield Intl GA     27:52:22   16.6%
 7   EPWA    Warszawa-Okecie                27:15:27   16.2%
 8   EGKK    London-Gatwick                 27:07:08   16.1%

 

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Top 20 Iron Mic Winners (APP/DEP scoring, 1 pph per facil)
From: 2018-03-12 00:00:01    /    Until: 2018-03-18 23:59:59
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 #   ID      Facility (airport) name          Uptime    Up %
--   -----   ---------------------------   ---------   -----
 1   EGCC    Manchester                     95:31:46   56.9%
 2   SVBL    EL LIBERTADOR AB               80:49:31   48.1%
 3   LMT     Klamath Falls Intl OR          44:43:08   26.6%
 4   SEA     Seattle-Tacoma Intl WA         41:17:37   24.6%
 5   ZLXY    Xi'an-Xianyang                 39:26:21   23.5%
 6   EVRA    Riga                           35:16:14   21.0%
 7   MMMX    Mexico City-Licenci            34:49:01   20.7%
 8   ATL     Atlanta Hartsfield Intl GA     32:22:31   19.3%

 

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Jonas Hey

Big thanks to everyone that helped the North take over last week, you know who you are ;)

Much more of this to come across TG2! Essex next week? :D

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Stuart Duncan

Congrats to the MAN men.

Also,

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20   EGPX   Scottish Control                23:30:05   14.0%

Go SCO!  ;)

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Celestyn Chmielewski

The dates are wrong.....12th March to 11th March......did someone used TARIDS?!

Congratulations to Manchester team!

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Trevor Hannant

I believe .net have been notified of the date error

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Jack Sutton
12 hours ago, Jonas Hey said:

Big thanks to everyone that helped the North take over last week, you know who you are ;)

Much more of this to come across TG2! Essex next week? :D

Lets go :)

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Stuart Duncan

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Well done (again) to the MAN men this week for their efforts last week.   

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Alex Ashley
1 hour ago, Stuart Duncan said:

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Well done (again) to the MAN men this week for their efforts last week.   

Knew I forgot to put this somewhere...

Well done Manchester!

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Sebastian Wheeler

Just wait until I have an S2, you'll be seeing farnborough on there for sure! ;)

 

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Alex Ashley

A huge congratulations to the team on Gatwick Tower who picked up last weeks Iron Mic!

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Louie Lister
2 minutes ago, Nathan Innes said:

Plausible! 🙂

Well you can thank me for putting a ticket in for that STV 😉

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Alex Ashley

It was a very close competition between Manchester and Gatwick last week, but Manchester took the prize with a lead of just 22 minutes!

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Stuart Duncan

Congrats again to the MAN Men, 1st on TWR and 2nd on APP.   Also evident is the significant contributions VATSIM-UK controllers have made.

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Top 20 Iron Mic Winners (TWR scoring, 1 pph per facil)
From: 2018-07-23 00:00:01    /    Until: 2018-07-29 23:59:59
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 #   ID      Facility (airport) name          Uptime    Up %
--   -----   ---------------------------   ---------   -----
 1   EGCC    Manchester                     78:26:01   46.7%
 2   EGSS    London-Stansted                65:11:42   38.8%
 3   EGKK    London-Gatwick                 64:56:08   38.7%
 5   EGPH    Edinburgh                      39:52:42   23.7%
 6   EGLL    London-Heathrow                35:30:59   21.1%
13   EGNM    Leeds                          22:52:23   13.6%
16   EGGD    Bristol                        18:38:39   11.1%
 

 

 

Top 20 Iron Mic Winners (APP/DEP scoring, 1 pph per facil)
From: 2018-07-23 00:00:01    /    Until: 2018-07-29 23:59:59
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 #   ID      Facility (airport) name          Uptime    Up %
--   -----   ---------------------------   ---------   -----
 2   EGCC    Manchester                     45:09:36   26.9%
 6   EGKK    London-Gatwick                 30:04:28   17.9%
 9   EGLL    London-Heathrow                28:06:35   16.7%
19   EGNM    Leeds                          21:47:15   13.0%
20   EGBB    Birmingham                     21:31:19   12.8%

 

 

Well done all!

 

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Trevor Hannant

5 of the top 6 Tower positions is great going, well done all!

Nice to see Birmingham back on the APP listing there too...  🙂

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Jack Limb

I’m trying on EGPH_APP, but I’m the only one who goes on it 😞 

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