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[3/10/2024] In Memory of Ira Robinson: Light Up New York

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[3/10/2024] In Memory of Ira Robinson: Light Up New York
« on: February 29, 2024, 03:39:39 PM »

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the recent passing of Ira Robinson. Ira was well-known in the entire VATSIM community, holding numerous roles within VATUSA and VATSIM. Among them, he served as VATUSA2, the VATUSA DCRM, ZNY ATM, VATNA Deputy Director, and also served the VATSIM Membership Department.

Ira loved VATSIM, VATUSA, the community, and his family. Ira was a wonderful man and role model and will be missed by many. To honor his memory and the meaningful connections he fostered with everyone, the New York ARTCC is honored to present Light Up New York.

Please join us throughout the entire New York airspace as we provide ATC for not just the city Ira loved but a community he loved, too.

In addition, we are honored to have members of the vUSAF join us. They will perform a Missing Man formation flight over Ira’s favorite airport, Newark Liberty International Airport. Please note that any inbound traffic will be held beginning around 3:45pm ET before the formation flight occurs around 4pm.

Date & Time: March 10th, 2024, 2:00pm → 6:00pm Eastern (1800z-2200z)