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[25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:01:19 pm »


On March 25th, 2017, VATSIM hosts Cross The Pond Westbound, the annual flight across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe to North America. The departure and arrival airports are not yet selected, so we won’t know whether BOS will be an official airport or not. However, in any case, BVA will have a major presence in this annual event. We encourage our pilots to fly local, or—for the guys who like the tubeliners—to join the fun and reserve a departure slot.

Please keep an eye on this thread for more information as the event draws closer.


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 06:03:30 pm »


Voting for Cross the Pond (CTP) Westbound 2017 airfields is now open! Be sure to vote for Boston Logan (BOS). Login at http://ctp.vatsim.net and click 'Airfield Voting' to do so. You are only allowed to select one departure field and one arrival field, so choose wisely!

We have been selected for many years in the past as a CTP Westbound arrival field, so hopefully that will be the case this year. Take a look at what CTP Westbound brought us a couple years ago (see image above)!

Voting closes on February 27 at 2359z.

Thank you for voting BOS!


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 06:09:04 pm »
Voting is now closed. Expect an announcement of the fields in a few days.


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 09:11:38 pm »
UPDATE! Boston has been selected as one of the featured arrival airports for Cross the Pond Westbound 2017 event! VATSIM's biggest and most challenging event takes place on Saturday, March 25.

More information at: http://ctp.vatsim.net/. This is a serious event and pilots who are planning to book or fly transatlantic should be flying an add-on jetliner with FMS/routing capability as well as familiarity with oceanic procedures.

Pilots flying the event book departure slots for Cross The Pond. Slots are limited, and they typically book very quickly. An announcement will be posted on this thread when bookings will open. The same as last time, bookings made will be estimated slot times (+/- 15 minutes) and estimated flight levels (+/- 1000ft). Actual slot time and flight level will be confirmed (via email and via login on the CTP website) along with your full route on the day of the event.

Updates regarding the event will be posted in this thread as well as available on the CTP website. We hope you enjoy the event!

Departure Airports:
Manchester (EGCC)
Amsterdam (EHAM)
Munich (EDDM)
Stockholm (ESSA)

Arrival Airports:
Boston Logan (KBOS)
JFK Int'l (KJFK)
Toronto (CYYZ)
Orlando McCoy (KMCO)


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 05:26:27 pm »
Pilots planning on arriving at Boston for Cross the Pond Westbound 2017 - Get a head start and view our Pilot Briefing here.


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 09:21:36 am »
Bookings will open this Saturday, March 18th, at 10am ET (1400z).
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 11:52:32 am by Camden Bruno »
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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 10:31:03 am »
All 480 Cross the Pond bookings were taken within 15 minutes, a new record. Didn't get a booking? Check out some of our tips below:

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We're sorry that you didn't get the booking of your choice for this years Cross the Pond Westbound! However, there are alternatives.

Our first suggestion is to continue to monitor the Cross the Pond website (http://ctp.vatsim.net) as well as the forum thread, as people occasionally drop their booking which opens it up to other pilots.

If that doesn't work, you can always choose to fly as a "non-event" aircraft. You won't have a slot, which means you don't have a designated departure/arrival time. With that said, you may experience significant delays on the ground and in the air. However, if you don't mind waiting, staying patient, and taking along some extra fuel this may be your solution.

Lastly, keep in mind that although the event is intended for aircraft to cross the atlantic and embark on an oceanic journey, you can always fly regional, bizjet, or general aviation flights if you enjoy those more! Air Traffic Control will be fully staffed and although you may experience some delay, it's better than not flying at all!

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We hope these tips and tricks help. Regardless of if you got a slot or not, we look forward to seeing you on the 25th.

Blue skies and happy landings!

Boston Virtual ARTCC (BVA) Events Team


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:00:15 pm »
Pilots: Preparing for Cross the Pond Westbound 2017? We suggest watching last years Ground School on Oceanic Procedures!


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Re: [25 March 2017] Cross the Pond Westbound 2017
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:30:21 am »
An update from the Cross the Pond Planning Team.


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