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      This forum topic is dedicated to users requesting support with VACARS3 and 'simBrief Flight Planning System'. Please read the VACARS3 guidelines in the Standard Operating Procedure Manual prior to posting in this thread.

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  • Upcoming Events

    • May 11, 2021
      0  
      Montreal - Bradley Crossfire | VATSIM Event
      Name: Montreal Monthly | Montreal-Bradley Crossfire
      Description: Montreal FIR and Boston ARTCC are teaming up for a Cross-Border Crossfire event during the latest installment of Montreal's Monthly event series. Take advantage of the continuous ATC Coverage between Montreal (CYUL) and Bradley (KBDL) airports and transit the border in your favorite aircraft. Event starts at 7pm ET (2300Z) and will end at 11pm ET (0300Z) on May 11th 2021. // La FIR de Montréal et l'ARTCC de Boston se joignent pour un soirée transfrontalière à l'occasion du dernier volet de notre série « Montréal Mensuel ». Profitez de la couverture en continu entre les aéroports de Montréal (CYUL) et Bradley (KBDL) et traversez la frontière dans votre appareil préféré. L'événement débute à 19h EDT (2300z) le 11 mai 2021.

      Start: 2021-05-11 at 23:59z
      End: 2021-05-12 at 03:00z

      Departure Airports:
      CYUL
      KBDL

      Arrival Airports:
      CYUL
      KBDL
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      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/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.
    • May 14, 2021
      0  
      Vancouver Online | VATSIM Event
      Name: [OTS] WPG_CTR (C1) for Todd Blanchette
      Description: Everyone, it's Winnipeg's Events Coordinator's big exam!

      Todd is going for his C1 - bring all you've got to Winnipeg's airspace on the 14th, and give him a good challenge.

      Good luck, Todd!

      Start: 2021-05-14 at 21:00z
      End: 2021-05-14 at 21:55z
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      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/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.
    • May 16, 2021
      0  
      [OTS] Kris McCamis CYEG_APP S3 | VATSIM Event
      Name: [OTS] Kris McCamis | CYEG_APP S3 OTS
      Description: Come help Kris get his S3 Rating by flying into or out of CYEG Airspace. Everything is welcome IFR and VFR. Lets see if Kris can deal with what you through at him.

      Start: 2021-05-16 at 21:00z
      End: 2021-05-16 at 23:00z

      Departure Airports:
      CYEG
      CZVL

      Arrival Airports:
      CYEG
      CZVL
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      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/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.
    • May 23, 2021 Until May 24, 2021
      0  
      Anchor The Horse Crossfire [CYXY - PANC] | VATSIM Event
      Name: Anchor The Horse Crossfire [CYXY - PANC]
      Description: Channel your inner Buffalo Joe to ferry cargo and passengers around northern Canada, or explore Anchorage before the sun sets at 11 pm local time. Fly VFR around Whitehorse to explore the beautiful sights, or commemorate the 25th running of the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race. Fly low and slow around Anchorage for breathtaking views of the glaciers and mountains to the southeast. We look forward to welcoming all IFR and VFR traffic to the area on May 23rd. See you in the skies!

      Start: 2021-05-23 at 23:55z
      End: 2021-05-24 at 04:00z

      Departure Airports:
      CYXY
      PANC

      Arrival Airports:
      PANC
      CYXY
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      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/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.
    • May 29, 2021
      0  
      Honk! 2 | VATSIM Event
      Name: Honk! 2
      Description: Honk! Get your groove on with this year's feature of the Honk! FNO. We're getting down and boogeying at a whole flock of airports this time: Baltimore (KBWI), Detroit (KDTW), Boston (KBOS), Philly (KPHL), Toronto (CYYZ), Montreal (CYUL), and Halifax (CYHZ).

      Start: 2021-05-29 at 23:00z
      End: 2021-05-30 at 03:00z

      Departure Airports:
      CYUL
      CYYZ
      CYHZ
      KBWI
      KDTW
      KBOS
      KPHL

      Arrival Airports:
      CYUL
      CYYZ
      CYHZ
      KBWI
      KDTW
      KBOS
      KPHL
      __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
       
      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/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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