Calendar

Feb
18
Sat
Virgin Islands Getaway [Feb 18th 2000z]
Feb 18 @ 2000 UTC – 2300 UTC
Virgin Islands Getaway [Feb 18th 2000z]

San Juan CERAP invites you to join us on a getaway to the Virgin Islands. The Caribbean boasts diverse culture, breathtaking scenery, and challenges for even the most experienced pilots. Don’t miss out on three full hours of ATC service. Virgin Islands Getaway will feature the following airports: St. Thomas (TIST), St. Croix (TISX), Beef Island (TUPJ), and San Juan (TJSJ). Pilots are encouraged to not only fly into these airports but hop around the islands and enjoy the scenery. Please see below for more information:

Date & Time: Saturday February 18th [1900-2200z | 3:00-6:00PM EST]

Preferred Routes:

San Juan Departures:
TJSJ-TISX | SJU RTE2 COY or JETSS1 COY
TJSJ-TUPJ | SJU RTE2 MALUE JANER BFI
TJSJ-TIST | SJU RTE2 STT

St. Thomas Departures:
TIST-TJSJ | PALCO7 PALCO RTE6 SJU
TIST-TISX | STT RTE2 COY
TIST-TUPJ | STT BFI

St. Croix Departures:
TISX-TJSJ | HMLTN8CHAKA RTE6 SJU or COY RTE2 STT RTE6 SJU
TISX-TIST | HMLTN8 STT or STT
TISX-TUPJ | COY BFI

Beef Island Departures:
TUPJ-TJSJ | STT RTE6 SJU
TUPJ-TIST | STT
TUPJ-TISX | COY

Sangster Invasion [Feb 18, 1900-2300 EST]
Feb 18 @ 1900 EST – 2300 EST
Sangster Invasion [Feb 18, 1900-2300 EST]

Come celebrate reggae month in Montego Bay as some of our top shotta controllers line you up for the scenic arrival over Lucea Bay. We’ll be here for four hours on February 18th 7PM-11PM EST (February 19th 0000Z-0400Z). So grab some jerk chicken and a bottle of Red Stripe before heading back to Miami. Come through and feel Irie. Ya Mon!

KMIA-MKJS: EONNS2 EONNS A509 URSUS UA301 UCA G437 GONIS W10 KIRAN MKJS-KMIA: SIA G430 PUTUL UCA UA301 URSUS FLIPR4

Apr
8
Sat
Spring Run 2017
Apr 8 @ 2200 UTC – Apr 9 @ 0200 UTC
Spring Run 2017

It’s that time of year again folks! VATCAR’s illustrious FIRs have joined forces to present Spring Run 2017. Come revel in our true Caribbean hospitality on April 8th from 2200Z-0200Z (6PM-10PM EDT).

Route: POS UL337 GUTIM UA511 MLY

Visit https://tinyurl.com/lxcq5ye  for charts and scenery.

Apr
30
Sun
Turks Fly-In
Apr 30 @ 1800 AST – 2100 AST
May
27
Sat
Tegucigalpa Shuttle
May 27 @ 2200 UTC – May 28 @ 0200 UTC
Tegucigalpa Shuttle

Put your stick and rudder skills to the test by taking a shot at the granddaddy of all challenges: Landing at Toncontin. Low ceilings, mountainous terrain, a short runway and the infamous turn to join final shall make it a night of butt-clinching and nervous excitement. Visit us at Kingstonfir.com for charts.

Jun
2
Fri
San Juan FNO
Jun 2 @ 2300 UTC – Jun 4 @ 0300 UTC
San Juan FNO

San Juan CERAP invites you to join us as we host VATUSA’s popular Friday Night Ops. Puerto Rico is home to some of the best scenery in aviation. Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (TJSJ) will have full ATC service for this event. Join us on June 2nd, 2017 between 2300-0300z for a fun night of flying.

Scenery:
LatinVFR TJSJ: http://www.latinvfr.org/
Imagine Simulation TJSJ: http://www.imaginesim.com/

Jun
17
Sat
Nassau Crossfire
Jun 17 @ 2000 UTC – 2200 UTC
Nassau Crossfire
June 17, 2017, 2000-0100Z Nassau will be co-hosting I believe to be our first crossfire event. We will be have departures out of Nassau into Toronto.
Dec
4
Mon
New DATM – Piarco FIR
Dec 4 @ 2330 UTC

It brings great pleasure to announce that Bradley Fenty has been appointed Deputy Air Traffic Manager in the Piarco FIR. As Deputy Air Traffic Manager, he will bring new idea and skills to take Piarco to yet an other level.

Please join me in welcoming Bradley to the team and wish him best in his new position. #teampiarco

Dec
22
Fri
Nassau Winter Event!
Dec 22 @ 0000 UTC
Nassau Winter Event!
Join the Nassau FIR a proud member of VATCAR, as we host “Winter Get Away”. It goes down Friday, December 22, 2017, 7pm EST (0000z), all flights lead in and out Nassau International (MYNN). Come out and support as we light up the islands of the Bahamas and Turk and Caicos islands. See you there!
Feb
17
Sat
LIGHT UP THE CARIBBEAN 2018
Feb 17 @ 2200 UTC
LIGHT UP THE CARIBBEAN 2018

VATCAR presents Light Up The Caribbean 2018’ which will take place on Saturday 17th February from 2200z to 0300z. This will be a special event as every FIR within VATCAR along with Miami ARTCC will be staffed providing ATC for the entire Caribbean. Furthermore, this event is sponsored by RWY26 Sim and a lucky pilot will have the chance to win a scenery produced by them.

Which FIRs/ARTCCs are taking part?

Nassau FIR | http://nassau.vatcar.org/
Havana FIR | http://havana.vatcar.org/
Kingston FIR | http://www.kingston.vatcar.org/
San Juan CERAP | http://sanjuan.vatcar.org/
Piarco FIR | http://piarco.vatcar.org/
Port-au-Prince FIR | http://port-au-prince.vatcar.org/home/
Santo Domingo FIR | http://santodomingo.vatcar.org/
Curacao FIR | http://curacao.vatcar.org/website/
Miami ARTCC | http://www.zmaartcc.net/wp/

How can I enter for a chance to win?

One pilot will be randomly selected from the list of entries. A pilot may submit more than one entry provided it is a different flight per entry.

Criteria:

1. Departure/Arrival airport must be within VATCAR. Example (but not limited to): MKJS, TTPP, MTPP
2. Departure/Arrival must be within the event time
3. #lightupthecaribbeanevent must be in your remarks
4. Submit your entry here.