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Graham Curnew

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  1. Congratulations Josh. I look forward to working with you (still).
  2. All - This event has been postponed. This is due primarily to the conflict of this meeting with the North East FNO which will see a lot of you controlling while the meeting is happening. Rather than have so many of you absent who may wish to be here. We will announce a new date soon. We would encourage you to still submit questions to us for when the meeting is rescheduled via this link: https://forms.gle/yLLt4D1tigw2yR6W6
  3. This year has brought unexpected challenges for VATCAN and our controllers, and we thank you for all the effort and commitment you’ve shown as we adjusted in tough times. We wish you the very happiest and most peaceful of holidays and look forward to a new year full of wins and successes big and small. Cette année nous a apporté des défis inattendus pour VATCAN et nos contrôleurs, et nous vous remercions pour tous les efforts et la détermination dont vous avez fait preuve pendant que nous nous adaptions à des temps difficiles. Nous vous souhaitons les plus belles fêtes tranquilles et nous attendons avec plaisir une nouvelle année pleine de réussites et de succès, grands et petits.
  4. In collaboration with Vatsim UK, We are pleased to announce Crossmas! There’s no better time than Christmas to visit Toronto! Hop in your jets and come explore what Canada has to offer. The event will take place on the 19th of December, departing Heathrow between 1200-1400z for the approximately 8 hour flight to Toronto. Full ATC coverage will be available.
  5. Come join the Toronto FIR for Tristan's S3 OTS on December 4 at 0100z (December 3 at 2000ET).
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  7. Join the Toronto FIR for drinks to celebrate the new year with "Champagne in Toronto." Friday Night Ops returns north of the border for the first FNO of 2018. Fly in or out of Toronto Pearson International Airport (CYYZ) for the first time since LAST YEAR! Event time 2359-0500z. See you in the skies!
  8. Hi Jeff, The Town Hall's agenda will be discussed at the upcoming Q3 Meeting for VATCAN Executive, FIR Chiefs and Chief Instructors. They will be able to provide the agenda to their members prior to the event. I anticipate some discussion regarding upcoming Training initiatives and policy changes, the new VATCAN VA Partership Program Pilot Project and more. What you have suggested regarding each FIR having an opportunity to speak is going to be happening at the Q3 meeting. Every member will have an opportunity to speak, if they wish to do so, at the Town Hall. Questions should be focused around topics at hand. Inappropriate questions include, but are not limited to, questions regarding specific members, disciplinary action taken or not taken by the division or the network, etc. Haven't decided on a caterer yet. Was thinking subs. Subway or Quiznos?
  9. Jared, The VATCAN Town Hall is being held to provide members with an outlet to ask constructive questions regarding the division. Questions will be answered, so long as they are appropriate. Thanks.
  10. http://ctp.vatsim.net/system/view/images/ctpe.jpg The wait is finally over... VATSIM Cross The Pond Eastbound 2017 will take place on Saturday 14th October. About Cross The Pond Cross The Pond takes place twice a year (westbound in March, eastbound in October) and is one of the busiest and most sought after events in the VATSIM calendar. It is a mass crossing of the North Atlantic with full ATC offered the whole way, with heavy traffic levels guaranteed for your whole flight. Which airports are taking part? Departure airfields: New York John F. Kennedy International (KJFK) Toronto Pearson (CYYZ) Boston (KBOS) Washington Dulles (KIAD) Orlando International (KMCO) Arrival fields: Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM) London Gatwick (EGKK) Düsseldorf (EDDL) Oslo Gardermoen (ENGM) Copenhagen (EKCH) Dublin (EIDW) How, and when, can I book? Bookings will open on Saturday 30th September at 1500z at the Cross The Pond website. There will be approximately 600 slots, and these will be allocated on as first come first served basis. Please note that the 600 slots sold out in 37 minutes last time round, so get in there quickly when bookings open! Can I fly without a slot? You sure can, but expect delays, particularly on the ground, and your planned route may be amended. If flying without a slot, it's important that you check this forum thread the night before the event as we'll be posting compulsory routings for you to use for your flight. How do I keep up to date with further announcements, and get involved on the day? We'll be using a forum thread to post announcements, so please do subscribe to it. We'll also be highlighting major updates on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Cross The Pond has a dedicated Twitter account which will be posting important updates right up to, and during, the event. Use the hastag #vatsimctp - get involved! We look forward to seeing you there.
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