Calendar

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.

Mar
2
Sat
Miami Meet Up
Mar 2 @ 2359 UTC – Mar 3 @ 0400 UTC

On March 2nd 2019, San Juan CERAP, Santo Domingo FIR and Kingston FIR will be hosting the Miami Meet Up from 2359z till 0400z. 
Aircraft are to depart one of the Featured airports and meet at KMIA, with full ATC services. 
Come have some fun and say what’s up!

Featured departing airports: 
MDPC, TJSJ, MKJP, MMMX

Featured meet up/landing airport: 
KMIA

Featured routing:

MDPC: PNA SGO MALVN MADIZ FOWEE FLIPR6

TJSJ: ACONY3 PALDE FEKKO WRECK MADIZ FOWEE FLIPR6

MKJP: IKMIL IKBIX MTH CURSO5

MMMX: LENUK UB646 CANOA EADEN CURSO5

If you have a non-RNAV capable plane, the FOWEE9 can work for the FLIPR6 and the DVALL3 can work for the CURSO5.

Jul
5
Fri
LightUp America
Jul 5 @ 2359 UTC – Jul 6 @ 0900 UTC
LightUp America

Pilots we here at VATUSA hope to spice up your Friday night. On Friday July 5th, 2019 from 2359z-0900z you can look forward to full coverage across all VATUSA ARTCCs. With the east coast starting at 2359z and every hour more ARTCCs will log on moving from east to west. Come out and enjoy some professional and eager controllers across the US.

Jul
20
Sat
jetBlue Virtual SouthBeach to San Juan
Jul 20 @ 1600 EDT – 1900 EDT
jetBlue Virtual SouthBeach to San Juan

jetBlue virtual will be flying from Fort Lauderdale (KFLL) to San Juan on July 20th 2019 from 4PM EST to 7PM EST. Arrivals should arrive between 5:45PM and 7:30PM EST so if anyone is available to control please sign up.

Nov
11
Mon
Kingston FIR and Panama Crossfire
Nov 11 @ 1800 UTC – 2345 UTC
Kingston FIR and Panama Crossfire
 
Event Name: Kingston Fir and Panama Crossfire
Event Time: 2019/11/11 18:00 GMT
Event Duration: 6 hours
Sponsored by: Kingston Fir and Panama Fir
Featured Airports: MKJS,MPTO
 
Kingston and Panama Fir invites you for our very first crossfire. Join us from 18:00-0000Z on the 11th(Monday) of November. Enjoy fully staff  professional ATC services from the Caribbean to South America and back. We hope to see you there. GOOD DAY!!!!!!

Route:
MKJS-MPTO: 

BOSOM7 BOSOM M542 COLBY MIKUS OSUPA OSUP1B

MPTO-MKJS:

EGET1A EGETA MIKUS COLBY BOSOM LENAR5