VATSIM First Wings - The event where you lose your fears and join in on the fun that is flying online with real people providing you Air Traffic Control services.
On January 26th, between 1500z and 1800z, VATSIM will be hosting its first edition of this event. VATSIM UK have been so kind to be the hosts to our first afternoon of encouraging pilots to join our network/press the Push to Talk button. During this Saturday afternoon, we will fly between Glasgow and Bristol, whilst having ATC from pushback until we are parked and shutdown.
We are all aware of the many fears one has the first time he or she flies online (we all flew our first flight at one point!), and that is why this event exists, to help you face those fears and join in on the fun!
Do not be put off flying for the fear of making a mistake, all Air Traffic Controllers are aware that the majority of pilots flying are newcomers, likely inexperienced in flying in controlled airspace, and will adapt accordingly.
The only thing we ask of you is to know how to fly your airplane. For everything else, we are here to help.
Experienced pilots/air traffic controllers will be online during the event available to answer any question and help with any issue you may have.
You can find some information on this document: https://vats.im/FirstWings
(link to charts on page 1, link to scenery on page 2, full phraseology example available from page 2 - 4)
Below you will find the routes for this event:
EGPF – EGGD:
LUSIV L612 CROFT P16 NOKIN N862 RETSI (non-jet only, up to FL245)
LUSIV L612 CROFT UP16 NOKIN UN862 RETSI (non-jet only, FL245 – FL335)
NORBO T256 DCS N864 WAL N862 RETSI (jet only, up to FL245)
NORBO UT256 DCS UN864 SUBUK DCT NOKIN UN862 RETSI (jet only, FL245 – FL335)
EGGD – EGPF:
BCN N864 NITON P17 POL N601 RIBEL (up to FL245)
BCN N864 NITON UP17 NOKIN UP16 RIBEL (FL245 – FL325)