Welcome to our very first IFATC themed event! For this event, we thought we would head to Berlin to catch a glimpse of the historic city below. This event focuses on ATC procedures, from arrival, all the way down to taxi routes and parking gates. Each procedure is a real-life STAR, and aircraft fly them into each airport daily.
EDDT and EDDB are the two current Berlin airports that are operational. These both have STARs leading to an ILS approach. EDDI is the old Berlin airport, and so the approach is a visual one. If airport conditions are below visual requirements, this airport will be shut down temporarily until conditions improve.
Please make sure your flight plans either end at the start of, or include, the STAR for the airport and runway you want. The linked document at the bottom of this topic sets out each STAR clearly and defines what airport and runway it is for.
IFATC Event Hours:
Begin - Wednesday 25th March @ 06:00 ZULU
End - Thursday 26th March @ 06:00 ZULU
March 25, 2020 → March 26, 2020
EDDB Berlin Schoenefeld
EDDI Berlin Templelhof
EDDT Berlin Tegel
No flying between any Berlin airports
All aircraft must fly the STAR into any Berlin airport
Pilots may be ghosted without warning for not flying the STAR or adhering to IFATC instruction
All STARs are active at all times, even if orange
VIBIS ILS Runway 08L/08R
VIBIS between FL170 and Fl120 max 280 KT
LANUM between FL140 and Fl100 max 250 KT
DT600 at or above 4000 max 220 KT
DT605 at or above 3000
LIGBA/REGBA FAF at or above min 170 KT
RENKI ILS Runway 26L/26R
RENKI between FL130 and FL100 max 250 KT
DT740 between FL100 and FL70
DT760 at or above 3000 max 200 KT
LABOX FAF at or above 3000 min 170 KT
GENTI Visual Runway 09L/09R
GENTI at 5000 max 200 KT
PENEK at 4000
KLX35 at 3000 max 180 KT
DT540 FAF at or below 2000 max 160 KT
GILAS Visual Runway 27L/27R
GILAS at 5000 max 200 KT
DT445 at 3000
DT442 at 2000
DT705 FAF at or below 2000 max 160 KT
KLF ILS Runway 07L/07R
KLF at FL90
DODAT at 220KT
PIKOV FAF at or above 3000 (07L)
ATGUP ILS Runway 25L/25R
ATGUP at or below FL120
DB440 at 200 KT
LILKI FAF at or above 3000 (25R)
Basic STAR and TFR Tutorial
A STAR is a Standard Terminal Arrival Route. These are set routes that aircraft take to fly into an airport.
A TFR is a Temporary Flight Restriction. These are restrictions based mainly on height, speed, or airport requirements. You will see large ones of these over each airport. These are the red or orange circles on the map.
We also use TFRs to show the STAR routes. You can see the start of the STAR by the slightly larger TFR. If you follow the TFR route from there, you will fly the STAR!
Each STAR waypoint is defined by the fix or VOR. At most of these, you will have an altitude and speed restriction.
To find this information, click on each red TFR circle, then click on the pop up that comes up. This is where you will find all the information in-app.
Please see the official event document below. This is given to IFATC for this event and explains all the airport procedures and STARs in full: