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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
Apr
26
Sun
Santo Domingo and Dominicana Crossfire
Apr 26 @ 1800 UTC – 2300 UTC
Santo Domingo and Dominicana Crossfire

Join us on April 26 for a Crossfire between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. Featured airports are San Juan (TJSJ), Aguadilla (TJBQ), Punta Cana (MDPC), Santo Domingo (MDSD). The event will be held on 1800-2200Z (2PM-6PM EST). 

More information will be posted as we get closer to the event. 

May
16
Sat
Saturday Night Caribbean Heat
May 16 @ 0300 UTC
Saturday Night Caribbean Heat

Quarantine got you reminiscing about flightsim? Need something to do? We’re here to take care of that!

VATCAR presents ‘Saturday Night Caribbean Heat’ which will take place every other Saturday night from 2300z to 0300z. This bi-weekly event will kickoff on May 16th at TNCM with the host FIR being San Juan CERAP. Each week we will hold the event at different FIRs and airports, so stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks.

May
30
Sat
Tropical Escape
May 30 @ 1900 UTC – 2300 UTC
Tropical Escape

The Nassau FIR, and the Kingston FIR have teamed up to give you a fun crossfire between 3 Caribbean airports! MYNN, MKJP, and MWCR will all be fully staffed, so come on down to the Caribbean! Tropical Escape will take place on May 30th from 1900z to 2300z.

Nassau FIR | https://nassau.vatcar.org/

Kingston FIR | https://www.kingston.vatcar.org/

Jun
20
Sat
Kingston // Santo Domingo Crossfire
Jun 20 @ 2300 UTC – Jun 21 @ 0300 UTC
Kingston // Santo Domingo Crossfire

Who said you couldn’t trade paradise for another? Santo Domingo and Kingston have you covered on June 20th at 2300z-0300z.

Kingston FIR | https://www.kingston.vatcar.org/

Santo Domingo FIR | http://santodomingo.vatcar.org/

Jun
27
Sat
Caribbean Heat: Nassau FIR
Jun 27 @ 1900 UTC – 2300 UTC
Caribbean Heat: Nassau FIR

The Nassau FIR is excited to be hosting the bi-weekly VATCAR Caribbean Heat event! 

The Nassau FIR will be fully staffed from 1900-2300Z (3PM – 7PM EST) on June 27th, and we are excited to welcome all traffic, whether it be small props flying to our beautiful islands, or your commercial airliner into our international airport!

We hope to see you all there.

Enjoy the views!