Today/tomorrow IFATC return to having complete control of another region! This time, I chose to host a take-over session at Vancouver, taking advantage of it’s natural beauty in the City, the Island, and a controlled hop across to Kelowna.
Active event times: 2020-08-17T21:00:00Z - 2020-08-17T23:00:00Z
During the 2nd hour is controller discretion. Not all airports will be open at this point.
Here’s the airports we’ll be controlling (updated regularly, controller list will grow as time comes closer):
GTS = Ground, Tower, ATIS
TS = Tower, ATIS
Appr/Dep = Approach and Departure
|CYPK||Pitt Meadows GTS||@Oskapew|
|CYQQ||CFB Comox GTS||N/A|
|CYBL||Campbell River GTS||N/A|
*May split if traffic is heavier than expected.
IFATC are welcome to open any other BC airport to be included in this take-over. DM me via Slack.
CYVR - Vancouver
Vancouver International Airport, being the International Airport to Vancouver, and the 2nd busiest in Canada hosts some of the best scenic flights across the globe. Here you can find routes operated by seaplanes, to routes that go on routes that are some of the longest in the world! Vancouver is rated the best Northern American airport by Skytrax for over an entire decade! It would be great to see you at this amazing airport!
CYYJ - Victoria
Victoria’s International Airport is the 11th busiest airport in Canada, and hosts a great amount of scenic routes across Canada the US, and Mexico. Victoria. Being the capital of British Columbia, it served over 2 million passengers in 2018, and once hosted aircraft as large as the Boeing 767-300. There’s a terrific 25-minute flight from Vancouver, it’s a great short hop to try out, you won’t regret it!
CYXX - Abbotsford
Abbotsford is smaller town in the lower mainland of British Columbia, 65 kilometres (40 miles) from Vancouver’s city centre. Abbotsford is well known for its yearly airshows, dating back to 1962. They’re also well known for the Canadian Snow Birds, and have previously seen the Breitling Jet Team, and the Blue Angels. Abbotsford’s main carrier is Swoop, a WestJet owned airline using 737-800’s. Abbotsford is a fun airport to fly into, it definitely needs some great attention!
CYPK - Pitt Meadows
Pitt Meadows, despite being such a small airport General Aviation airport, was the 17th busiest airport by aircraft movements in 2018. It was once the busiest airport in the entire country by aircraft movements! Pretty unbelievable. Pitt Meadows is home to 9 flight schools, and many charter airlines operating small propeller powered aircraft, floatplanes, and helicopters. This is a great fun airport to have some pattern work on!
CYQQ - CFB Comox
Canadian Forces Base Comox, is a Air Force base located a couple of miles North of Comox, on Vancouver Island. CFB Comox also allows Civilian, and commercial traffic with aircraft as large as 737-800’s operating out to regional Canada.
CYBL - Campbell River
Campbell Airport is a General Aviation based airport, with Pacific Coastal operating small prop aircraft across the Vancouver region. Campbell River is located on the North Eastern coast of Vancouver Island. It is a beautiful area to fly a smaller aircraft, it would be great to fly around Vancouver Island, exploring the terrain with a little prop’ at your hands!
CYLW - Kelowna
Kelowna is the only featured airport outside of the Vancouver region. Kelowna offers one of the best approaches, with an unforgettable view and approach, to such a small but busy airport. Kelowna is the 10th busiest airport in Canada, serving traffic across Canada, The US, and Mexico with aircraft as large as 737-800’s/A320’s!
Any flight from the Vancouver region to Kelowna, and vice versa is the most suggested, and the most unforgettable and unregrettable* route you could ever wish for!
*Not a word? Change my mind…
We hope to see you at this IFATC takeover, as we explore one of the most scenic places in the globe, hosting all types of aircraft across all the airports that we offer!
Thanks for reading