Virtual Area Control Centre (VACC)
for Sri Lanka & Maldives Flight Information Regions (FIR)
To commemorate the opening of new Sri Lanka & Maldives vACC we are planning to have an open event combining Male, Colombo & Chennai FIRs. Pilots are free to fly any destinations in three countries.
Start your journey to explore this tropical paradise...
Date: 07 DEC 2013 Time: 1230 - 1530z
Route Plans for Major Airports of ‘Golden Triangle’
Notam 13.12.07: If you use VAT-Spy/Servinfo, please update data file as per the instructions here.
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GT1Event Update: Golden Triangle Event was held for over 4hrs with full ATC coverage in all 3 countries. All pilots & controllers...Thank you for joining us to make it a success.
We were about fourth in a long queue waiting to take off in our larger Boeing aircraft. The JFK ATC allowed a B737 on a local flight to take a short-cut and start his takeoff run by joining the main runway from a taxiway causing us to wait for him to take off and clear.
"How do you like them apples?" he said on local VHF as he started his takeoff run.
Boeing aircraft had a warning horn for major problems that you can test. Half-way along the B737's takeoff run, 'someone' held their cockpit mike to the horn and pressed it as they tested it.
The B737 abruptly stopped takeoff with full reverse and full braking and shuddered to a halt, tires smoking.
A few seconds later we heard a voice on our VHF: "How do you like them apples?"
Holiday Express - Paradise Island Hopping
Seychelles Intl., Mahé (FSIA), Seychelles &
Ibrahim Nasir Intl., Malé (VRMM), Maldives
Holiday season is coming again and a lot of tourists will visit the paradise island idylls in the Indian Ocean. But why not flying from one paradise to another? There are two amazing archipelagic states with each having over hundred of islands: It's different. It's beautiful. And it has amazing approaches for virtual pilots!
VATSIM Central Africa (VATCAF) and VATSIM West Asia (VATWA) proudly present a fully staffed ATC bridge between the Seychelles in eastern Africa and the Maldives in western Asia. Get your medium or long haul aircrafts out and fly between the Seychelles International Airport, Mahé (FSIA) and the Ibrahim Nasir Intl., Malé, Maldives (VRMM).
As the flights are routed over the ocean, far away from the continents, you can expect Non-Radar ATC. You will also experience procedural control via position reports in Oceanic Airspace and an unforgettable approach into Mahé or Malé. The flight time will take about 2 hours depending on your aircraft type. Or you take your light GA plane out and do some sightseeing above the fascinating islands archipelagic for example to Praslin Airport (FSPP), Seychelles or to Gan Island (VRMG), Maldives.
Join the holiday express and enjoy an unforgettable flight!
Praslin (FSPP): http://www.vatcaf.org/charts/FSSS/FSPP_Praslin.pdf
FS9 Scenery: http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=my_seychelles_upload.zip.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
FSX (Payware) http://secure.simmarket.com/aerosoft-seychelles-x-(download).phtml
FSX (Freeware 1) http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=seychelles_for_fsx.zip&CatID=root&Go=Search
FSX (Freeware 2) http://library.avsim.net/search.php?SearchTerm=Kai+P.+Kamjunke+%26+Alpha+India+Group+seychelles&CatID=root&Go=Search
X-Plane Scenery: http://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?app=downloads&showfile=4015
Gan Island (VRMG): http://www.aviainfo.gov.mv/downloads/aip/aerodrome/ad_2_vrmg.pdf
FS9 Scenery: http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=49638&CatID=fs2004scen
FSX Scenery: http://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=165058
X-Plane Scenery: http://www.vatcaf.org/scenery/VRMM_Male_Maledives_XP.zip
Gan Island (VRMG), FS2004: http://www.flightsim.com/vbfs/fslib.php?do=search&fname=gan.zip
FSIA to VRMM: DIKSY T109 ORLOM UG465 OTKIR G465 ESKOL
FSIA to VRMG: DIKSY T110 GITOP N628 MEGOK G454 PUPOD R329 GAN
VRMM to FSIA: ESKOL G465 ORLOM T109 DIKSY
VRMG to FSIA: GAN R329 PUPOD G454 MEGOK N628 GITOP T110 DIKSY