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[5 Feb 2021 2359-0500z] Northeast Corridor FNO

Austin Cirulli

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[5 Feb 2021 2359-0500z] Northeast Corridor FNO
« on: January 09, 2021, 01:10:02 pm »

Boston, New York, and Washington ARTCC's are teaming up for the 3rd annual Northeastern Corridor event on February 5th. Join us from 7-12pm ET (and maybe a bit after) for a heavy rush of traffic along one of the most congested corridors in the world. We'll be fully staffing Washington-Dulles, LaGuardia, Raleigh-Durham, Boston-Logan, Baltimore, Westchester Co., Bradley, and Providence airports.  Come visit some of the best airports the East Coast has to offer!
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 04:28:16 pm by Austin Cirulli »

Evan Reiter

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Re: [5 Feb 2021 2359-0500z] Northeast Corridor FNO
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 06:12:24 am »
Given the ongoing popularity of FNO events on VATSIM, I want to remind all pilots to help spread out the traffic to avoid delays! Virtual airlines and individual pilots: look at VatSPY and other network monitoring tools to see where everyone else is...and go somewhere else. We've intentionally provided 8 airports in this event to help spread traffic across 3 separate ARTCCs and keep the night running smoothly.

If traffic does start to congregate toward one airport, pilots can expect to see delays implemented. If you find your destination is ground stopped or delayed, consider requesting to divert (or re-routing) to one of the other airports that might have a little less traffic.

We expect the Class B airports (KLGA, KBOS, KBWI, and KIAD) to be the busiest, but have also provided staffing at the Class C airports: KPVD, KBDL, KHPN, and KRDU. We encourage pilots to consider flying from a Class B to one of these smaller fields, or fly from a non-event airport into the region and land at one of the Class C airports, which will be equally staffed but usually tend to have fewer delays.

If you have any questions about where to fly, you can always message one of the controllers with the "_T_" or "_TMU_" in their name. These are "TMU" controllers who are watching the airspace and trying to avoid airborne holding or significant delays. We can help you identify the right airports to pick.

Evan Reiter
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