Welcome to the Moncton/Gander (CZQM/QX) FIR
The Moncton/Gander FIR provides professional, courteous and realistic Air Traffic Control services for the Virtual Moncton & Gander Flight Information Region on the VATSIM Network.

Our airspace includes all of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Eastern Québec.

All virtual pilots are invited to fly the friendly skies of Moncton/Gander FIR!
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Lev Azarkhin
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Moncton Monday Featured Airport 02/01/2021 2300z-0300z
In the first installment of our featured airports series, we will be doing a crossfire between Halifax (CYHZ) and St. John's (CYYT).

Halifax Stanfield International Airport was first opened in 1960 by Transport Canada. In 2000, CYHZ was bought by the Halifax International Airport Authority and has been operated by them ever since. Though being in a city with less than half a million people, in 2018 it handled over 4.31 million passengers and over 84 thousand aircraft movements. Its a hub for Air Canada Express, Cougar Helicopters, Maritime Air Charter, PAL Airlines and SkyLink Express and has been serving them well since its open.

St. John's International Airport is located on the northern boundary of the beautiful city of St. John's. During World War II, as early as September 1939, the Canadian Government was concerned about the security of the Dominion of Newfoundland, which was not yet part of Canada. In the event of a German raid or attack they felt that the province would be lost. To counter this, the Canadian Government convinced the UK and the Dominion of Newfoundland to build an airfield defence facility which was the origin of CYYT. Since then, the airport has grown nicely but the Canadian Border Service Agency located in the airport can only handle about 165 people but can handle a flight of up to 450 people if the aircraft is deboarded in stages.


On our February 1st installment of Moncton Monday, join us for a crossfire between Halifax (CYHZ) and St. John's (CYYT) while we reconnect the Canadian East Coast.

Dustin Pasch C1 1/25/2021 2300z
Dustin Pasch is doing his C1 OTS! Come give him some traffic to help him pass. All traffic types are welcome whether you are a plane or a helicopter, IFR or VFR.
Moncton Monday Every Monday Night Starting at 23h00z
Moncton Monday is VATCAN’s longest running weekly event, providing full-coverage ATC every Monday night, beginning at 23h00z, encompassing over six terminal controlled airports, and dozens of smaller fields.

Each Monday, airports including Halifax (CYHZ), Moncton (CYQM), St. John’s (CYYT), and Gander (CYQX), will be staffed from top to bottom, in a fun and relaxed Monday night.

All kinds of traffic, whether VFR or IFR, airplane or helicopter, are welcome and pilots of all skill levels are invited.

Come and fly our friendly skies!

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September 5, 2020 CZQM - Iron Mic
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Congratulations to the CZQM FIR for their first Iron MIC. Thanks to all those that gave their time to help us achieve this award!

 Solo Rated Domestic Controllers
1257091Azarkhin, LevS1DELGNDTWRDEPARRCTRActive
1454008Koskie, JackS2DELGNDTWRDEPARRCTRActive
812489Madery, MikeC3DELGNDTWRDEPARRCTRActive
1352651Pasch, DustinS3DELGNDTWRDEPARRCTRActive
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