Is there much ATC happening over the mid atlantic? Or any ocean actually?
Not that much as they are too far away
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Unless there is a island with a airport or a central atc tries to contact you
Off my head, aircraft going west (Europe -> US) contact Shannon oceanic, where they fly on one of 5 or so parallel routes across the ocean. Shannon keeps the spacing between them, and handles emergencies. They get passed to a US/CA station (not sure which) once they near the coast.
Not a lot. I have been in cockpit during ocean cruise and they just change the ATC in different waypoints.
what about eastbound do US stations hand over to shannon?
I believe there is a NA station that does the same as Shannon (Newfoundland comes to mind for some reason). I believe they take half and half.
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada takes most flights that travel near the north pole. So a flight from London to NY contacts Greenland and then St John’s, NF.
then anchorige takes alot of pasific flights
What about Hawaii? Are there any trans-Pacific flights over it?
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