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FNO: 4th of July Preparty [06/29 - KIAD - 2300-0400z]
« on: April 07, 2018, 03:09:19 pm »

Friday Night Ops: 4th of July Preparty 2018
Featuring: KIAD Washington Dulles International Airport
June 29, 2018 I 19-00E [23-04z, 16-21P]

Join the controllers of the Virtual Washington ARTCC for a special rendition of our 4th of July Preparty event for VATUSA's Friday Night Operations. This year we will feature KIAD in the nation's capital as we prepare to mark the 4th of July in which the US celebrates its Independence Day.

Dulles was originally planned by the administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. The iconic terminal, designed by Eero Saarinen, remains one of the airports most recognizable features where it stood as a symbol of the airports modern construction for its time featuring high speed turn offs and instrument approaches on all of its new, long runways to accommodate the new jet era. Since then Dulles has continued to expand with new terminal construction, new runways, and more traffic as it works together with Washington National Airport and Baltimore/Washington Airport to meet the growing air travel demands of Washington DC. Today, Dulles serves as the primary international gateway for the greater Washington Metropolitan area as well as an important hub for transcontinental flights across the US where it boasted 22 million passengers in 2016.

vZDC ARTCC's controllers are pleased to be hosting Friday Night Ops to celebrate Independence Day and we welcome pilots to fly the nation's capital by enjoying any of the many domestic, international, cargo, and general aviation flights there are to choose from.
Brad King
vZDC Virtual Washington ARTCC
Events Coordinator