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Cross The Pond - Eastbound 2017

Graham Curnew

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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.

Graham Curnew

Communications and Events Director - VATCAN


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