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[14 Feb 2021, 5-9pm, 22-02z] ZNY Regions: Southern Tier Regional - ELM & BGM

Antoine Saccone

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In the ZNY Regions event, we highlight areas of the New York ARTCC that are less-traveled and seldom-covered by the VATSIM community. This time around, we will feature the Elmira and Binghamton TRACONs situated in the Southern Tier region of NY State. The airspace 15 miles around ELM and 15 miles around BGM are both TRSAs (Terminal Radar Service Areas) which is almost like a class charlie without the regulatory requirements (participation in radar services optional but highly suggested to call the TRACON controllers for services since it is higher-density traffic). Of course, the airports themselves are class Deltas so those require two-way comms with ATC. Check the sectional charts for airspace dimensions.

We would like to encourage you (the traffic) to fly in from varying directions and converge on some of our towered fields in the ELM and BGM areas. And if you are feeling fancy with nothing else on your schedule, why not head back out again for another short hop within? Some suggestive flight ideas would be to start up north in the KPEO area and explore the finger lakes region heading towards ELM/BGM. Another idea is to start at either BGM or ELM and head south to pick up the Southern Tier Expressway or the Susquehanna River to the other field. The combination of airports and routes is up to your imagination.

Towered fields to aim for:
KELM - Elmira Corning Regional Airport
KBGM - Greater Binghamton Airport
KITH - Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

Non-Towered fields to discover:

KPEO - Penn Yan Airport
KCZG - Tri-Cities Airport
N03 - Cortland County Airport
N27 - Bradford County Airport
« Last Edit: February 02, 2021, 05:13:14 pm by Antoine Saccone »

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The Virtual USA Flying Club is proud to partner with NYARTCC for this wonderful general aviation event. We look forward to joining in on the fun!
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