Boston Virtual ARTCC

Squawkbox => Events => Topic started by: Evan Reiter on October 31, 2018, 04:30:21 pm

Title: Ground School
Post by: Evan Reiter on October 31, 2018, 04:30:21 pm
Boston Virtual ARTCC is proud to announce the return of Ground School: focused, 1-hour training seminars designed to offer discussion around common virtual aviation topics. The sessions, which will take place in the Member TeamSpeak, are open to all BVA members, with a specific focus on welcoming pilot and newer members into the community.

Ground School topics include VFR Procedures, Weather, RNAV, Radio Communications, Holds, and much more! The sessions will be hosted by BVA C1 controller and P5 holder Alec Liberman, who is also a real-world CPL-ASEL, Instrument certificated pilot.

The first session will take place on Monday, November 19 at 7pm ET in the Member TeamSpeak, with the second two weeks later. (Sessions and topics will appear below with dates as they are scheduled.) Immediately following the discussion, ZBW will be staffed for members to enjoy the ATC experience, and to put the topic of focus into practice.

Please join our Member TeamSpeak at 7pm ET on November 19 for Ground School. You can find server connection information ( and a detailed connection guide ( on our website.

2019 Ground School Topics and Dates
Dates and times will appear beside a topic once the session is scheduled. Completed sessions will have a link to presentation materials.
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: David Howell on November 06, 2018, 10:46:21 am
Evan, might the Ground School sessions be recorded for future playback for those that can't make the'live' times?
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Enrico Noia on November 06, 2018, 10:59:16 am
It would be great to have the chance of listening the recordings of the seminars since I cannot take part because of my time zone
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Evan Reiter on November 06, 2018, 05:57:44 pm
Actually, we've got the entire series on our YouTube channel from 2015/16 when we did these the last time. Although there have been some minor updates, the main content or subjects haven't changed substantially. You can find them here:

I hadn't planned to record these sessions given we've already got edited, clean versions online. However, if it's somewhat easy to do through the teleconferencing platform that we're using, I'll certainly look into it.
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Benjamin Huellenkremer on January 07, 2019, 10:19:35 am
Thank you for the link, Evan!
Just what I was looking for, as my timezone makes it difficult for me to attend, too :-/

Bassy regards
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Evan Reiter on January 07, 2019, 07:40:09 pm
Thanks to everyone who attended tonight's session.

Please join us for the next one on January 24 at 7pm ET as we discuss IFR Clearances.
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Danny Rice on January 08, 2019, 11:10:37 am
I appreciated the coverage of helicopter VFR ops in the last ground school session.  Please include helicopter ops in the up-coming IFR session.


Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Evan Reiter on February 03, 2019, 12:40:39 am
Update: the next session (Oceanic Procedures) has been scheduled for February 25 at 7pm ET.
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Evan Reiter on February 25, 2019, 11:43:31 pm
Update: the next session (Holds) has been scheduled for March 4 at 7pm ET. Additionally, we have posted PDF versions of the presentations used in all of our previous sessions.
Title: Re: Ground School
Post by: Evan Reiter on March 10, 2019, 06:31:16 pm
Update: the next two sessions, on IFR Approaches, are scheduled for the next two Mondays (March 11 and March 18) at 7pm ET.