The South West RTS and Vatsim UK are proud to announce a very special event this year; the Channel Islands Airspace Overload! From at 1600z on Saturday 15th March 2014 until 2100z.
Why is this event so special you ask? Well, in the first week of March this year, the CAA and NATS, in association with Jersey Airport, will re-designate the airspace in the Channel Islands Control Zone from class A to class D (SFC up to FL80). This means for the first time in your Vatsim career you will be able to fly VFR in the Zone, not just Special VFR!
In the South West RTS we won’t had the opportunity to test this new airspace configuration and would therefore invite you to come and help us! In this Airspace Overload event any flight rule goes, whether it is IFR, SVFR or VFR. So let’s push it to the limits and see if it breaks!
Take off clearances every three minutes, an endless chain of landing lights up to the horizon, and situations so busy that they give you a feeling of controlled stress in the air and on the ground.
This is a description of the mood that you can only encounter at the world's busiest airports, ones like London-Heathrow and Frankfurt/Main.
On that evening both mega airports will be connected to each other by one of the most famous events on VATSIM: the [b]Mega Euroshuttle Heathrow-Frankfurt[/b].
You can expect fully staffed airports in Heathrow and Frankfurt, full enroute ATC coverage and airways that are on the verge of igniting from the rush of traffic that they will have to carry.
A co-operation between VATSIM UK and VATSIM Germany, makes an event that will take ATC to its limits, possible. Only perfectly prepared pilots and controllers will be able to cope with this kind of traffic flow safely.
The VATSIM Global conference (W14) is scheduled to take place between 9th and 11th May 2014, located in Vienna, Austria. The conference will take place at "The Stage" and tickets include a Saturday dinner at the Luftburg restaurant, along with many more features.
Full information and the ability to book can be found at the W14 website:
Added by: Kieran Hardern (2013-10-08 18:11:50)
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