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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Are you planning an event and require Moncton/Gander FIR ATC services? Click here to submit a request for air traffic control services within the Moncton/Gander FIR airspace.

Boston Tea Party [August 11 1200-1900 ET] 08/11/2018 16:00 Zulu
** OVERHEAD/DEPARTING/ARRIVING EVENT TRAFFIC, CONTROLLERS NEEDED**

The Boston Virtual ARTCC is requesting neighboring support for our annual live event, Boston Tea Party, on Saturday, August 11, from 1200-1900 Eastern time (1600-2300 Z). They are anticipating traffic levels to be quite high due to the nature of the live event, and thus they would like to guarantee staffing from all adjacent ARTCC's and FIR's.

More details:
http://www.bvartcc.com/Events/BostonTeaParty.aspx

The Holland-America Line [29 July 2018] 07/29/2018 06:00 Zulu
** OVERHEAD EVENT TRAFFIC, CONTROLLERS NEEDED**

Come join the Boston Virtual ARTCC and Dutch VACC for a long-haul, trans-Atlantic, inter-division jamboree! From 1100-1400z on Sunday, July 29th, we'll have Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) staffed to the gills to accommodate departures, and will have all en route facilities staffed for a flight to Boston Logan Airport (IATA: BOS, ICAO: KBOS), where the Boston Virtual ARTCC will provide a full staff to sequence arrivals and get them onto the ground. Bring your favorite long haul aircraft, your business jet, or whatever you want, and join us for 7+ hours of packed airspace and professional air traffic control.
Moncton Monday Every Monday Night Starting at 2300z
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!

 News
May 21, 2018 New FIR Chief
As of the 9th of May we went under a bit of a leadership change. Greg McCormick has taken on the office DCRM (VATCAN) and Chief Instructor Jim Allan has take the gigantic step up to fill the seat of FIR Chief. This will temporally leave the office of CI vacant until a new person can be found.
Congrats to the two on their promotions.

April 2, 2018 Congratulations to Trevor Bagnell
Congratulations to Trevor Bagnell for passing his final Vatcan examination. Trevor is the latest C1 for Vatcan / Moncton FIR

January 10, 2018 Changes to VATCAN Leadership
Further to the official announcement (found here: https://forums.vatsim.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=75526) Graham Curnew has stepped down from the position of VATCAN Division Director (VATCAN1).

As part of the ongoing restructuring of the Canadian Division, Graham Curnew will be serving in the position of the Deputy Director in an interim capacity.

Matthew Cianfarani named interim Canada Division Director.

November 17, 2017 Oceanic Clearance Tool
The Oceanic Clearance Tool is a simple utility that assists pilots in requesting oceanic clearance with the correct phraseology from Moncton/Gander FIR or oceanic flight services when crossing the Atlantic.

The Oceanic Clearance Tool is now available via the Oceanic menu.

 Solo Rated Domestic Controllers
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1413633Kaz, NirS1DELGNDTWRDEPARRCTRActive
1342663McKenna, DavidS1DELGNDTWRDEPARRCTRActive
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