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    1. Hello, Bonjour!

      As we embark on a new year and adjust our daily lives during the pandemic, I hope you are staying healthy and safe.  The month of February will see the re-introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX8 into our operations and we are very excited to see it fly once again.  Below are a few photos when I had the pleasure of flying onboard from London, England -> Halifax -> Toronto a few years ago.  Our virtual schedules will be updated and reflect the initial routes it will be operating out of Toronto to Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg.

      I invite you to start up and post your own blog!  It is very simple and easy!  My team will also be contributing and will be focused on their own projects and travel experiences.  We hope this blog feature will provide you with the look and feel of an in-flight magazine and allow you to share your passion in aviation with the world.

      Until next time,

      - Michael

       

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  • Upcoming Events

    • January 25, 2021
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      Turn Around Budapest | VATSIM Event
      We kindly invite every pilot to Turn around Budapest on Mondays - a weekly event featuring Full ATC coverage over the Hungarian airspace.
      From 18z until 21z you can expect full coverage in the Hungarian airspace, including LHBP - Budapest, LHDC - Debrecen and LHSM - Sármellék/Hévíz-Balaton.
      Grab a cup of tea or some snacks and plan for a great evening in the Budapest FIR.
      Briefing: https://vacchun.hu/en/repuloterek/
      Charts: https://ais.hungarocontrol.hu/aip/2020-11-05/ (Aerodromes -> LHxx -> Charts related to aerodrome)
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Online Events Bookings:

      Pilots flying in this event do not have aircraft type rating restrictions when flying on the VATSIM Network.  However the aircraft type must be within current VAC fleet.  We do require each member participating to include the following in the Remarks section of your Flight Plan when connected to VATSIM.

      //Member Pilot of VAC | http://www.vacanada.org// 

      In order to successfully book this group flight, please submit the following information as your request to #crew-sked-requests channel on Discord to be processed. This is the only method to have your flight added onto your bid page.
      Pilot Name: Employee Number: Base: Flight Number: ACA/JAZ/SKY/ROU + 2 + last 3 digits of Employee Number Date: From (IATA): To (IATA): Departure Time (local): Arrival Time (local): Equipment Type: * Your request will be acknowledged up to 2 hours by a member of our team before the event begins.
      VAC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT PROVIDED IN LINKS ABOVE THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED ONTO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENT.

      Important Information:
      - All online flights are recorded with VACARS after online event assignment has been approved.  
      - All group flight events are flown on the VATSIM Network.
      - Ensure you have all charts available for your flight.
      - Members must comply with all applicable VATSIM policies and procedures.
      - Pushback from gate is at own discretion unless otherwise advised by online ATC.
      - Takeoff between aircraft is: 2 minutes after narrowbody aircraft and 3 minutes after widebody aircraft for separation. 
       
      Thank you for your participation at our VAC Group Event. We wish you a pleasant flight!
      _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Stay connected with other members on DISCORD
       
      At VAC, we recognize the importance of staying connected with your flight simulator colleagues wherever you may be around the world.  We are proud to integrate a freeware application called "DISCORD" into our operations that will revolutionize how we communicate with other members pre/post flight as well as our Executive Team.
      Discord is a multi-platform communication application and is completely free.  It can be used on your computer running on PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices running Android and iOS. For members using Discord on your mobile devices, please ensure your are on a WIFI network when using Voice Channels to prevent data overage charges from your service provider.
       
      Download Information:
      Computer: https://discordapp.com/download
      Mobile Devices: Android (Google Play), Apple (App Store)
      Channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/bPCjrjq
       
      Once you have registered, as per Standard Operating Procedures, your nickname must coincide with your VAC ID.  For example: "VAC001 - John Smith"  This must be changed within 24 hours of registration and is enforced.
      Our member forums at www.vacanada.org/forum continue to be your primary source for updates and trip report screenshots at VAC.
      We hope you enjoy and find this application beneficial as we seek to bring our flight simulation community closer together.
    • January 25, 2021
      0  
      Moncton Mondays | VATSIM Event
      Moncton Mondays is VATCAN’s longest running weekly event, providing full-coverage ATC every Monday night, beginning at 22h00z, encompassing over six terminal controlled airports, and dozens of smaller fields.
      Each Monday, airports including Halifax (CYHZ), Moncton (CYQM), St. John’s (CYYT), and Gander (CYQX), will be staffed from top to bottom, in a fun and relaxed Monday night.
      All kinds of traffic, whether VFR or IFR, airplane or helicopter, are welcome and pilots of all skill levels are invited.
      Come and fly our friendly skies!
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Online Events Bookings:

      Pilots flying in this event do not have aircraft type rating restrictions when flying on the VATSIM Network.  However the aircraft type must be within current VAC fleet.  We do require each member participating to include the following in the Remarks section of your Flight Plan when connected to VATSIM.

      //Member Pilot of VAC | http://www.vacanada.org// 

      In order to successfully book this group flight, please submit the following information as your request to #crew-sked-requests channel on Discord to be processed. This is the only method to have your flight added onto your bid page.
      Pilot Name: Employee Number: Base: Flight Number: ACA/JAZ/SKY/ROU + 2 + last 3 digits of Employee Number Date: From (IATA): To (IATA): Departure Time (local): Arrival Time (local): Equipment Type: * Your request will be acknowledged up to 2 hours by a member of our team before the event begins.
      VAC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT PROVIDED IN LINKS ABOVE THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED ONTO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENT.

      Important Information:
      - All online flights are recorded with VACARS after online event assignment has been approved.  
      - All group flight events are flown on the VATSIM Network.
      - Ensure you have all charts available for your flight.
      - Members must comply with all applicable VATSIM policies and procedures.
      - Pushback from gate is at own discretion unless otherwise advised by online ATC.
      - Takeoff between aircraft is: 2 minutes after narrowbody aircraft and 3 minutes after widebody aircraft for separation. 
       
      Thank you for your participation at our VAC Group Event. We wish you a pleasant flight!
      _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Stay connected with other members on DISCORD
       
      At VAC, we recognize the importance of staying connected with your flight simulator colleagues wherever you may be around the world.  We are proud to integrate a freeware application called "DISCORD" into our operations that will revolutionize how we communicate with other members pre/post flight as well as our Executive Team.
      Discord is a multi-platform communication application and is completely free.  It can be used on your computer running on PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices running Android and iOS. For members using Discord on your mobile devices, please ensure your are on a WIFI network when using Voice Channels to prevent data overage charges from your service provider.
       
      Download Information:
      Computer: https://discordapp.com/download
      Mobile Devices: Android (Google Play), Apple (App Store)
      Channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/bPCjrjq
       
      Once you have registered, as per Standard Operating Procedures, your nickname must coincide with your VAC ID.  For example: "VAC001 - John Smith"  This must be changed within 24 hours of registration and is enforced.
      Our member forums at www.vacanada.org/forum continue to be your primary source for updates and trip report screenshots at VAC.
      We hope you enjoy and find this application beneficial as we seek to bring our flight simulation community closer together.
    • January 26, 2021
      0  
      Zurich Nights | VATSIM Event
      Welcome to the Zurich Night, the weekly online day of Switzerlands major airport! Every Tuesday from 1730z to 2030z, expect full staffing, professional and friendly ATC service and plenty of traffic.
      Enjoy one of total 4 IFR approaches or get yourself a spot as a small VFR aircraft between the big birds. VFR flights are still performed regularly despite the airport's size. This makes flying VFR to/from Zurich extremely interesting, but it's also a huge challenge which requires careful preparation. A lot of small airfields in the vicinity offer numerous possibilities for short VFR hops.
      Zurich is a unique airport with a lot of operational restrictions due to noise abatement and its challenging layout. We know it by heart and love this airport with all its rough edges. And we are sure you gonna love it as well!
      Join our frequencies every Tuesday evening and enjoy!
      Airport information, Scenery & Charts
      LSZH - Zurich
      Routes
      Find valid routings on routes.vacc.ch.
      Still looking for a destination? We recommend Berlin Tegel (EDDT) and the Adria Region. Our colleagues there are online between 18z and 21z. 
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Online Events Bookings:

      Pilots flying in this event do not have aircraft type rating restrictions when flying on the VATSIM Network.  However the aircraft type must be within current VAC fleet.  We do require each member participating to include the following in the Remarks section of your Flight Plan when connected to VATSIM.

      //Member Pilot of VAC | http://www.vacanada.org// 

      In order to successfully book this group flight, please submit the following information as your request to #crew-sked-requests channel on Discord to be processed. This is the only method to have your flight added onto your bid page.
      Pilot Name: Employee Number: Base: Flight Number: ACA/JAZ/SKY/ROU + 2 + last 3 digits of Employee Number Date: From (IATA): To (IATA): Departure Time (local): Arrival Time (local): Equipment Type: * Your request will be acknowledged up to 2 hours by a member of our team before the event begins.
      VAC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT PROVIDED IN LINKS ABOVE THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED ONTO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENT.

      Important Information:
      - All online flights are recorded with VACARS after online event assignment has been approved.  
      - All group flight events are flown on the VATSIM Network.
      - Ensure you have all charts available for your flight.
      - Members must comply with all applicable VATSIM policies and procedures.
      - Pushback from gate is at own discretion unless otherwise advised by online ATC.
      - Takeoff between aircraft is: 2 minutes after narrowbody aircraft and 3 minutes after widebody aircraft for separation. 
       
      Thank you for your participation at our VAC Group Event. We wish you a pleasant flight!
      _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Stay connected with other members on DISCORD
       
      At VAC, we recognize the importance of staying connected with your flight simulator colleagues wherever you may be around the world.  We are proud to integrate a freeware application called "DISCORD" into our operations that will revolutionize how we communicate with other members pre/post flight as well as our Executive Team.
      Discord is a multi-platform communication application and is completely free.  It can be used on your computer running on PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices running Android and iOS. For members using Discord on your mobile devices, please ensure your are on a WIFI network when using Voice Channels to prevent data overage charges from your service provider.
       
      Download Information:
      Computer: https://discordapp.com/download
      Mobile Devices: Android (Google Play), Apple (App Store)
      Channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/bPCjrjq
       
      Once you have registered, as per Standard Operating Procedures, your nickname must coincide with your VAC ID.  For example: "VAC001 - John Smith"  This must be changed within 24 hours of registration and is enforced.
      Our member forums at www.vacanada.org/forum continue to be your primary source for updates and trip report screenshots at VAC.
      We hope you enjoy and find this application beneficial as we seek to bring our flight simulation community closer together.
    • January 27, 2021
      0  
      München Mittwoch | VATSIM Event
      Airport (EDDM) with experienced controllers who will guide you safely through the Munich airspace. Whether IFR or VFR, everyone is welcome! So plan your flight, clean the cockpit windows, and off you go to Munich!
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Online Events Bookings:

      Pilots flying in this event do not have aircraft type rating restrictions when flying on the VATSIM Network.  However the aircraft type must be within current VAC fleet.  We do require each member participating to include the following in the Remarks section of your Flight Plan when connected to VATSIM.

      //Member Pilot of VAC | http://www.vacanada.org// 

      In order to successfully book this group flight, please submit the following information as your request to #crew-sked-requests channel on Discord to be processed. This is the only method to have your flight added onto your bid page.
      Pilot Name: Employee Number: Base: Flight Number: ACA/JAZ/SKY/ROU + 2 + last 3 digits of Employee Number Date: From (IATA): To (IATA): Departure Time (local): Arrival Time (local): Equipment Type: * Your request will be acknowledged up to 2 hours by a member of our team before the event begins.
      VAC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT PROVIDED IN LINKS ABOVE THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED ONTO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENT.

      Important Information:
      - All online flights are recorded with VACARS after online event assignment has been approved.  
      - All group flight events are flown on the VATSIM Network.
      - Ensure you have all charts available for your flight.
      - Members must comply with all applicable VATSIM policies and procedures.
      - Pushback from gate is at own discretion unless otherwise advised by online ATC.
      - Takeoff between aircraft is: 2 minutes after narrowbody aircraft and 3 minutes after widebody aircraft for separation. 
       
      Thank you for your participation at our VAC Group Event. We wish you a pleasant flight!
      _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Stay connected with other members on DISCORD
       
      At VAC, we recognize the importance of staying connected with your flight simulator colleagues wherever you may be around the world.  We are proud to integrate a freeware application called "DISCORD" into our operations that will revolutionize how we communicate with other members pre/post flight as well as our Executive Team.
      Discord is a multi-platform communication application and is completely free.  It can be used on your computer running on PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices running Android and iOS. For members using Discord on your mobile devices, please ensure your are on a WIFI network when using Voice Channels to prevent data overage charges from your service provider.
       
      Download Information:
      Computer: https://discordapp.com/download
      Mobile Devices: Android (Google Play), Apple (App Store)
      Channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/bPCjrjq
       
      Once you have registered, as per Standard Operating Procedures, your nickname must coincide with your VAC ID.  For example: "VAC001 - John Smith"  This must be changed within 24 hours of registration and is enforced.
      Our member forums at www.vacanada.org/forum continue to be your primary source for updates and trip report screenshots at VAC.
      We hope you enjoy and find this application beneficial as we seek to bring our flight simulation community closer together.
    • January 27, 2021
      0  
      Austria's Weekly Wednesday | VATSIM Event
      The VACC-Austria has extended the duration of the Weekly-Wednesday event to 3 hours: 1730-2030z
      Enjoy extended coverage of FULL ATC across the entire country. Take your favorite aircraft out of the hanger for a spin to our majors Vienna (LOWW) and/or the infamous Innsbruck Airport (LOWI). Alternatively enjoy a flight to our breathtaking minors: Salzburg (LOWS), Graz (LOWG), Klagenfurt (LOWK) or Linz (LOWL). Of course we are providing full CPDLC and PDC service along the way!
      Take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy an evening with 3 hours of guaranteed ATC-service "as real as it gets"! We are very excited to welcome you to one of our airports!
      Weekly Wednesday - every Wednesday - 1730-2030z - FULL ATC in Austria 
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Online Events Bookings:

      Pilots flying in this event do not have aircraft type rating restrictions when flying on the VATSIM Network.  However the aircraft type must be within current VAC fleet.  We do require each member participating to include the following in the Remarks section of your Flight Plan when connected to VATSIM.

      //Member Pilot of VAC | http://www.vacanada.org// 

      In order to successfully book this group flight, please submit the following information as your request to #crew-sked-requests channel on Discord to be processed. This is the only method to have your flight added onto your bid page.
      Pilot Name: Employee Number: Base: Flight Number: ACA/JAZ/SKY/ROU + 2 + last 3 digits of Employee Number Date: From (IATA): To (IATA): Departure Time (local): Arrival Time (local): Equipment Type: * Your request will be acknowledged up to 2 hours by a member of our team before the event begins.
      VAC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTENT PROVIDED IN LINKS ABOVE THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED ONTO YOUR COMPUTER FOR THE ONLINE EVENT.

      Important Information:
      - All online flights are recorded with VACARS after online event assignment has been approved.  
      - All group flight events are flown on the VATSIM Network.
      - Ensure you have all charts available for your flight.
      - Members must comply with all applicable VATSIM policies and procedures.
      - Pushback from gate is at own discretion unless otherwise advised by online ATC.
      - Takeoff between aircraft is: 2 minutes after narrowbody aircraft and 3 minutes after widebody aircraft for separation. 
       
      Thank you for your participation at our VAC Group Event. We wish you a pleasant flight!
      _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      Stay connected with other members on DISCORD
       
      At VAC, we recognize the importance of staying connected with your flight simulator colleagues wherever you may be around the world.  We are proud to integrate a freeware application called "DISCORD" into our operations that will revolutionize how we communicate with other members pre/post flight as well as our Executive Team.
      Discord is a multi-platform communication application and is completely free.  It can be used on your computer running on PC, Mac, Linux or mobile devices running Android and iOS. For members using Discord on your mobile devices, please ensure your are on a WIFI network when using Voice Channels to prevent data overage charges from your service provider.
       
      Download Information:
      Computer: https://discordapp.com/download
      Mobile Devices: Android (Google Play), Apple (App Store)
      Channel: https://discordapp.com/invite/bPCjrjq
       
      Once you have registered, as per Standard Operating Procedures, your nickname must coincide with your VAC ID.  For example: "VAC001 - John Smith"  This must be changed within 24 hours of registration and is enforced.
      Our member forums at www.vacanada.org/forum continue to be your primary source for updates and trip report screenshots at VAC.
      We hope you enjoy and find this application beneficial as we seek to bring our flight simulation community closer together.
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