The Vancouver and Edmonton FIRs, members of VATCAN, are pleased to announce a crossfire event between Vancouver (CYVR) and Calgary (CYYC).
Pilots from around the world are invited to cross the beautiful rocky mountains as we celebrate the beginning of summer, happening on Saturday May 25th with high-caliber, gate-to-gate ATC coverage from 2200-0100z. Join us as we link up two bustling cities surrounded by some of Canada's most pristine wilderness.
Up to date charts for both airports are available on http://www.fltplan.com (free membership required).
Eastbound: ADSIX CILLI Q983 NORET IGVEP5
Westbound: BOTAG Q894 BINVO Q894 BOOTH CANUC4 (plan for around a 90 minute flight time).
Clear skies, hoping to see you all there!
Cold Lake to Comox
Date: Saturday, March 9th 2019
Start: 1659 PST (2359Z)
Edmonton and Vancouver are co-hosting an event that military buffs will appreciate. Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake (CYOD) to Canadian Forces Base Comox (CYQQ)!
Flights will depart Cold Lake at 23:59Z on Saturday, March 9, 2019. ATC will remain online at Comox until all aircraft are recovered.
Controllers, please visit the CZVR events forum post to sign up.
Date: Saturday, January 12th 2019
Departing: Vancouver Intl (CYVR) - 1200-1400 PST (2000-2200 Z)
Arriving: Toronto Pearson Intl (CYYZ) - 1900-2100 EST (0000-0200 Z)
The Vancouver FIR and Toronto FIR are proud to present Winter In Toronto!
Come fly across the country with us into the busiest airport in Canada. Both Vancouver FIR and Toronto FIR will be fully staffed top to bottom for this amazing event. Edmonton FIR will be staffed as well to provide en route services to all of our pilots.
This will be a one-way eastbound flight. Below is the suggested route to file:
ADSIX KESTA AXILI UDBOX YQT OTNIK BOXUM3
We hope to see you in the skies!
Date: Saturday, December 29th 2018
Start: 0900 PST (1700Z)
End: 2100 PST (0500Z)
VATCAN presents 12 Hours During Christmas, and we’re inviting you! It’s our premier and an inaugural event that we hope will continue year after year. We’re opening up all of our airspaces starting at 9 AM Atlantic Standard Time that’s 13:00 Zulu in a staggered fashion for 12 hours. What that means is you can enjoy full coverage across all of Canada for at least 8 hours.
So drag out your favourite piece of tin get her in the air, and we’ll be there to safely guide you and your piece of tin from departure to arrival and all points within. Schedule your flight strategically though to reap the benefits of full ATC coverage Coast To Coast. We’re going to try and convince some of our friends in our surrounding regions such as Alaska, Greenland and parts of the USA to join the fun. We sure hope to see you there!
Each Of Our FIR’s will open as follows:
Moncton/Gander and Oceanic at 9 AM AST – 13:00z
Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton Radio (FSS) at 9 AM EST – 14:00z
Winnipeg at 9 AM CST – 15:00z
Edmonton at 9 AM MST – 16:00z
Vancouver at 9 AM PST – 17:00z
All FIR’s will close at 9 PM local time respectively, with the event ending with Vancouver’s closing at 05:00z on Sunday, December 30, 2018. (Edmonton FSS will close at the same time as Vancouver)
Controllers: visit the forum post for signup details.